Felix Hernandez SP SEA 7 days 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.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 2 weeks ago

Hernandez earned his MLB-leading sixth win of the season on Sunday against the Athletics, striking out six and walking just one while giving up two runs over seven innings.

Par for the course for King Felix, who actually raised his ERA to 1.85 despite another dominant performance. He was victimized by a pair of Marcus Semien long balls, but was otherwise excellent again. Hernandez will look to win his seventh game of the season against the Red Sox on Saturday.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 3 weeks ago

Hernandez earned his fifth victory of the season Tuesday against the Angels, holding them to one run on six hits in seven innings while striking out seven batters.

The perennial Cy Young candidate is off to another great start, currently holding an ERA of 1.73 and a FIP of 2.43, which would both be career lows. Through his first six starts he's only given up two home runs, seven walks and just eight earned runs.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 3 weeks ago

Hernandez allowed five hits, two runs and one walk to go along with four strikeouts in 6.2 innings to pick up the win over the Rangers on Wednesday.

Hernandez improved to 4-0 for the first time since 2009. He threw a season-high 114 pitches, and though he is 14-21 against Texas in his career, he is 2-0 in 2015. Hernandez is scheduled to pitch again Monday against the Angels.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 1 month ago

Hernandez pitched a five-hit shutout Friday against the Twins, striking out nine with no walks.

Hernandez gave up only singles and needed just 102 pitches to complete nine innings. He also induced 12 groundball outs to six air outs. It was his 10th career shutout, second only to Cliff Lee (12) since he came into the league.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 1 month ago

Hernandez (quadriceps) has been confirmed as Friday's starter against Minnesota, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

Hernandez felt some tightness in his quad again last weekend -- his second start of the year was abbreviated due to the same ailment -- but the right-hander powered through and there was never any indication he was in jeopardy of missing his next turn. Through three starts (19 innings), Hernandez has a 2.37 ERA, 0.89 WHIP and 23:5 K:BB.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 1 month ago

Hernandez was feeling tightness in his quad during his start Saturday.

Hernandez was going to be pulled after six innings, but convinced his manager otherwise to keep him in. In the seventh inning, Hernandez struck out the side. Hernandez gave up two hits and one run in seven innings. He had reached 111 pitches in seven innings while striking out 12 batters. Hernandez should be healthy to make his next scheduled appearance.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 1 month ago

Hernandez (quad/ankle) will start Saturday against the Rangers, Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times reports.

Not only did Hernandez tweak his ankle in his last outing, he also came down with some right quadriceps tightness, which combined to put his availability for Saturday's outing in some doubt. However, Hernandez quickly dispelled the notion he could miss a turn, saying there was zero chance he would missed Saturday's game, and it seems he showed enough in his between-starts bullpen session to convince manager Lloyd McClendon he's good to go.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 1 month ago

Hernandez (quad) said there is a 100 percent chance he makes his next start, even though he tweaked his left ankle and right quadriceps during Sunday's outing against the Athletics, 710 AM ESPN Seattle's Shannon Drayer reports.

While Hernandez's optimism is a good early sign, owners will still want to keep an eye on the situation as Saturday's game against the Rangers approaches. King Felix was pulled from Sunday's game after just five innings and 81 pitches, having allowed three runs on eight hits and two walks, with only one strikeout. He previously struck out 10 Angels over seven innings of one-run ball on Opening Day.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 1 month ago

Hernandez exited Sunday's game against the Athletics with tightness in his right quadriceps, John Shea of the San Francisco Chronicle reports.

Hernandez managed to get through five full innings before exiting for precautionary reasons. During that stint on the mound he gave up eight hits and three earned runs with just one strikeout. The 29-year-old should be considered day-to-day moving forward until the Mariners are able to determine exactly what they're dealing with.