Starting pitchers are creatures of habit. Every fifth day, they have routines that are part superstition and part somber preparation.

When it's their day to start, most pitchers don't shave. They don't smile. They don't talk. They put on their headphones and disappear into their thoughts. They're as anti-social as hermits.

But this Sunday was different. Sandra Hernandez had a surprise for her husband, Felix. This was Father's Day and the Hernandez family left a message for Dad.