Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
7 hours ago

Hernandez allowed eight runs (four earned) on ten hits and two walks over 5.2 innings in a loss Tuesday to Houston.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez wasn't helped by two Seattle errors, but he was falling behind Astros hitters all night, as he threw just 16 first-pitch strikes to 29 batters. He hasn't been his sharpest to close the season, as Hernandez has given up four or more runs in five of his past seven starts. His ERA is up to 3.71, which would be his worst mark since he posted a 3.92 ERA as a 21-year-old in 2007.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
6 days ago

Hernandez threw seven innings of no-run ball, allowing just two hits and three walks while striking out four in an extra-inning victory over the Blue Jays on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

The right-hander has been hot and cold as of late. In two of his last five starts, he threw at least six shutout innings, but in the other three outings, Hernandez gave up at least five runs. He's walked quite a few lately, posting a 5.0 BB/9 rate in those latest five starts. Fortunately, his three free passes didn't plague him Wednesday. Hernandez is 11-6 with a 3.61 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 116 strikeouts in 144.2 innings this season. He will pitch next on Tuesday against Houston.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Hernandez (11-6) lost after allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits -- including two home runs -- in 4.1 innings Friday against the Astros. He walked three and struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez allowed multiple home runs for the second time in three September starts, but luckily for him nobody was on base for either one. The 30-year-old has struggled lately, allowing at least five earned runs in three of his past four starts, causing his ERA to rise to 3.79. Most of his peripherals have trended in the wrong direction this year, as his 1.2 HR/9, 3.9 BB/9 and 7.3 K/9 are all the worst of his career, resulting in a career-worst 4.72 FIP. He'll look to right the ship in Wednesday's home start against the Blue Jays.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Hernandez (11-5) fired six scoreless innings in Saturday's 14-3 blowout of the A's, giving up only six hits and a walk. He struck out two.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran ace's pitch count was a tad elevated, but he had no real trouble against an A's squad that's struggled on offense at home all season long. Hernandez also had the benefit of being staked to a 6-0 lead after three innings, The effort was a major rebound, considering he'd given up 12 earned runs over the 9.2 innings covering his prior two starts. He'll look to make it two in a row when he takes on the Astros next Friday.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
3 weeks ago

Hernandez (10-5) allowed six runs on six hits and four walks with three strikeouts over 5.2 innings in a win Monday against the Rangers.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez just had to eat innings after the Mariners hung seven runs on Cole Hamels in just 1.2 innings on Monday, and he managed to do enough to pick up the win despite serving up a pair of home runs and allowing more walks than strikeouts for the second consecutive start. Expect him to resume his typical ace-type performance now that he doesn't have to face the Rangers -- after four consecutive quality starts from August 5 through August 26, the Rangers hung 12 runs on Hernandez over just 9.2 innings in his past two outings.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
4 weeks ago

Hernandez allowed just four hits but paired with four walks, the right-hander yielded six runs in only four innings during a loss to the Rangers on Wednesday. He also struck out three.

EDGE Analysis

That's not the way he wanted to end August, especially after posting four straight quality starts where he pitched at least 6.2 innings and never allowed more than two runs. The walks helped do him in, as three of the four free passes led to runs. Hernandez is 9-5 with a 3.48 ERA, 1.26 WHIP and 104 strikeouts in 121.2 innings. He will try to rebound in his next start Tuesday when he faces Texas again.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
1 month ago

Hernandez allowed one run on eight hits and two walks in 7.1 strong innings Friday in a win at the White Sox. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez has a 1.86 ERA in his last four starts with 29 strikeouts in 29 innings. He had little trouble through the first seven innings Friday, save for a solo home run. In the eighth, though, he loaded the bases on two singles and a walk before being pulled with one out. Fortunately for him, the runners were stranded. Hernandez said he felt dizzy before the third inning, but chalked it up to being "too amped up." The episode didn't affect his performance.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
1 month 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 month 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 months 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.