Felix Hernandez SP SEA 2 days ago1 Comment

Hernandez (15-8) tossed eight strong innings against Oakland on Wednesday, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk while striking out seven in an 8-2 win.

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Felix Hernandez SP SEA 2 months ago

Hernandez (11-5) threw seven shutout innings, giving up five hits and two walks while striking out six in Thursday's win over the Angels.

Hernandez won for the first time since June 17 and became the third pitcher with at least 11 wins before the All-Star break. It was the second time in his career that he's done such a feat as he tied Houston's Dallas Keuchel for most wins in the American League. His next turn will come in Cincinnati at the All-Star Game and potentially as the American League starter for the second straight year.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 2 months ago

Hernandez said he dealt with some heat-related cramps during Sunday's start against the Angels, but he does not expect it to be an issue going forward, 710 AM ESPN Seattle's Shannon Drayer reports.

The cramps explain why Hernandez was removed after only 96 pitches, as he struck out eight batters over six scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and three walks. With temperatures pushing into the mid-90s during Sunday's game in Anaheim, Hernandez merely fell victim to some uncomfortable weather, and it may have cost him his 11th win of the season. Owners will still be pleased to see the impressive strikeout total, after Hernandez recorded six or fewer punchouts in each of his previous five starts.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 2 months ago

Hernandez (10-4) took the loss Monday against Kansas City after allowing four runs on nine hits over 6.2 innings. He struck out five and walked one.

Hernandez was sharp, as he fired 16 first pitch strikes to 28 batters and induced 16 swinging strikes in 112 pitches. The Royals went 3-for-7 against Hernandez with runners in scoring position, and that was the difference between a disappointing loss and another typical King Felix gem. He has yet to have back-to-back starts with more than two earned runs allowed this season.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 2 months ago

Hernandez (10-3) pitched eight shutout innings, giving up only four hits and two walks while striking out five in Wednesday's win over the Giants.

Making his first start since he allowed eight runs in one-third of an inning, Hernandez bounced back in impressive fashion, outpitching San Francisco's Madison Bumgarner in a pitcher's duel. In his last nine starts following a loss, Hernandez is 6-0 with a 1.60 ERA. Wednesday's performance came after the debacle in Houston last Friday that matched his shortest career outing. The Seattle ace will take the mound again Monday against the Royals for his next scheduled start.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 3 months ago

Hernandez (9-3) gave up eight runs on five hits and two walks while getting just one out in a loss to Houston on Friday.

The Astros recorded more home runs than outs against the former Cy Young Award winner, and Hernandez has now given up at least seven runs in two of his last three outings. Although his recent numbers look anything but royal, Friday was only the third game all season in which King Felix has allowed more than three earned runs. The Mariners ace rebounded with wins in his next start in both previous such instances, so he should be able to put Friday's clunker behind him Wednesday against the Giants.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 3 months ago

Hernandez bounced back Saturday after stumbling in his previous start, allowing one run on two hits and three walks with six strikeouts in seven innings against the Rays.

Hernandez was coming off a bombing by the Yankees, and his 24-pitch first inning was a little shaky with two walks. But he cruised through the next five innings, his lone run scoring on a wild pitch. In the seventh, an 11-pitch at-bat resulted in his third walk as he tired. It wasn't highlight-reel Felix, but a seven-inning, one-run outing is impressive nonetheless.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 3 months ago

Hernandez failed to make it out of the fifth inning Monday, allowing seven runs on six hits and a season-high five walks in 4.2 innings against the Yankees. He struck out four.

It was one of the oddest starts of Hernandez's career. He breezed through three perfect innings on a mere 21 pitches -- 18 for strikes. But it all unraveled in the next two innings in which he threw 64 pitches, walked five, threw a run-scoring wild pitch and gave up grand slam (the fifth of his career and first since 2012). Rain muddied the pitcher's mound in the fourth inning, causing some footing problems, but that wasn't the cause of Felix's downward spiral. He just lost his control and command and couldn't get it back.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 3 months ago

Hernandez pitched a four-hitter Wednesday for his second shutout of the season, striking out eight and walking one at Tampa Bay.

Hernandez needed just 101 pitches (71 strikes) for the complete game. He allowed only two runners to reach as far as second base and induced 14 groundball outs, including four double plays. Hernandez has allowed more than two runs in just two of 10 starts this year, and both of those were because of minor injuries.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 3 months ago

Hernandez had his worst outing of the year, going six innings while allowing four earned runs in a losing effort, in the 4-2 loss to Boston on Saturday.

A four run outing as your worst outing is nothing to be disappointed about, as it rose his ERA to just above two. It's also his first loss of the season as he is now 6-1. Hernandez has a very difficult matchup next Friday when he travels to Toronto, who touched him up in his final start of the season last year for eight runs.