Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
4 days ago

Hernandez allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in eight innings Saturday in a win against the Brewers.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez, who took a shutout into the eighth inning, looks to be rounding into form after an inconsistent season that also included a trip to the disabled list. He's struck out eight in each of his last three outings, giving up five runs combined. Especially encouraging is that his control was in check Saturday after he walked four in each of his previous two starts. He needs to keep it up, of course, but perhaps he's getting back on the right track.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
1 week ago

Hernandez (7-4) allowed two runs on four hits and four walks with eight strikeouts over 6.2 innings in a win Monday over the Angels.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the occasional lapses in control, Hernandez was nasty, notching 15 swinging strikes in 108 pitches. At one point he struck out five consecutive hitters. This marks the sixth time Hernandez has struck out at least eight batters this season, a low mark by his standards. He still has just a 7.7 K/9, which would be the worst of his career.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Hernandez struck out eight while allowing one run on three hits and four walks over seven innings in a no-decision against Detroit on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

King Felix and Justin Verlander battled to deuce, to borrow a term from the tennis world, with the Mariners' late rally making a winner out of reliever Arquimedes Caminero. Despite the control issues, this qualifies as far and away Hernandez's best start since coming off the DL following the All-Star break. Despite the fact that he gained a couple wins in his first five outings after returning, that span of starts was, in a word, bad -- he allowed 21 earned runs with an unattractive 25:12 K:BB over 31.2 innings. The longtime ace has seen a serious decline in his velocity at the age of 30, and if his 3.39 ERA doesn't exactly reflect that, his peripherals (including a 4.45 FIP) certainly do. Don't pay for him like he's the name-brand pitcher he once was until he can string some good starts together.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
3 weeks ago

Hernandez (6-4) tossed eight innings, allowing four runs on three hits while walking three, and was the winning pitcher in Friday's 6-4 win over the Angels. He struck out six.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez dug himself a quick hole, surrendering a three-run shot to Mike Trout in the first inning, but his offense saved him in the same inning, taking advantage of the ailing opposing starter, Tim Lincecum with a six-run first. While he didn't offer much variety in his first start against the Angels this season -- 50 fastballs on 100 pitches --the right-hander savored his second win since coming off the disabled list. Hernandez will carry a 3.55 ERA into his next start against the Tigers on Wednesday at home.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
3 weeks ago

Hernandez didn't factor into the decision Sunday versus the Cubs, but struck out eight and gave up just two earned runs on two hits and five walks over five innings.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran ace has looked progressively better in each of his three starts since returning from a near two-month absence. Although Sunday was his shortest outing of the three, Hernandez's strikeout total was the highest since his return, and he looked to be in vintage form while notching 16 swinging strikes. However, the 30-year-old did experience significant problems with his control, as his walk total was his highest since Apr. 16 against the Yankees. Hernandez will look to get back in the win column when he takes on the Angels next Friday.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
1 month ago

Hernandez, who allowed four runs in six innings Tuesday in his second start since coming off the disabled list, said his mechanics are still rusty after being out nearly two months, the Seattle Times reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez struggled with his command in the first three innings before settling down. "I didn't have any feel with my pitches," he said. "I had no curveball, slider was OK, changeup was up, fastball was up. It's what you get when you've been out for a long time." Hernandez he did not have any issues with his previously injured calf and it's just a matter of pitching more. "I feel fine," he said. "I've got no problems at all. I just have to get out of the middle of the plate. I just need to pitch a little bit more and I'll be better."

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
1 month ago

Hernandez (5-4) earned a win Tuesday against the Pirates, allowing four runs on nine hits and a walk while striking out three.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez allowed four runs in the first two innings, but eventually settled down and quieted the Pirates as his teammates supplied seven runs between the second and fourth innings. While the nine hits and three strikeouts aren't exactly dominant numbers, Hernandez was able to work six innings for the second consecutive start since returning from a calf injury. Though King Felix's ERA sits at a respectable 3.45, his 6.9 K:9 is a career low, giving fantasy owners some cause for concern in his age-30 season.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
1 month ago

Fresh off being activated from the DL, Hernandez (calf) pitched 6.2 innings, allowing five runs on ten hits and two walks while striking out just two hitters in a no-decision Wednesday against the White Sox.

EDGE Analysis

Despite the unattractive stat line, Hernandez looked solid in his return from a strained calf. He threw 68 of his 94 pitches for strikes, including first-pitch strikes to 23 of the 32 hitters he faced. Most of the damage came from a three-run blast by Todd Frazier in the first as King Felix was shaking off the rust. The Mariners' ace will look to build off Wednesday's outing when he travels to Pittsburgh for his next start.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
1 month ago

Hernandez (calf) was officially activated from the disabled list Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Hernandez will come off the DL to return to the mound for Wednesday's matchup with the White Sox. It will be his first big league start since May 27, but he did make a rehab start at Triple-A Tacoma on Friday, in which he allowed one run on five hits over 5.2 innings.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
1 month ago

Hernandez (right calf), who is scheduled to make his first big-league start since May 27 on Wednesday against the White Sox, said he is back to full strength with no restrictions, the Tacoma News Tribune reports.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez made a rehab start Friday with no problems. He said his mechanics were good and that all of his pitches were working. "I'm back," he said. "I'm good. If they need me for nine innings, I'll be there for nine innings. No restrictions."<