Luis Hernandez cracks home run for New York Mets one pitch after breaking bone in right foot.

New York Daily News—September 19, 2010

Luis Hernandez probably took his last swing of the season Saturday, but he made it count. One pitch after fouling a ball off his right foot and suffering a broken bone, Hernandez homered off Atlanta's Tim Hudson in the fifth inning of the Mets' 4-2 loss to the Braves.

Hernandez, in obvious pain, limped around the bases a la Kirk Gibson in the 1988 World Series and did not return after touching the plate. He was taken to Hospital for Special Surgery for further evaluation, the Mets said. The team did not give any further details.

"He's been doing pretty well for us, to break his toe or whatever, that's an unfortunate thing," Jerry Manuel said. "I guess the best way he could get around the bases was to do what he did. He hit that ball very well."


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