Felix Hernandez SP SEA 14 hours 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 6 days 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 2 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 1 month ago

Hernandez pitched seven solid innings Monday, allowing one run on two hits with a walk and 10 strikeouts, in a season-opening win against the Angels.

Like last year's season opener, Hernandez gave up a first-inning homer to Mike Trout. But that was his only trouble, as his other hit allowed was a harmless single. He threw 97 pitches, but the high count was not because of a lack of control. The Angels fouled off 22 pitches, while Hernandez did not go to three balls on any batter aside from the walk. Pretty good Opening Day.

Felix Hernandez SP SEA 2 months ago

Hernandez threw his first bullpen session of spring Thursday and will throw at least one more, plus live batting practice, before pitching his first Cactus League game, the Seattle Times reports.

Hernandez reported to camp weighing 210, down 15 pounds from last year. He said he wasn't necessarily trying to lose weight, but he intends to maintain that weight throughout the season. He said his first bullpen session went great. "I was looking for location and trying to throw strikes and giving my pitches a chance to work," he said.