Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
4 hours ago

Hernandez (2-0) pitched six innings of scoreless, one-hit ball in Thursday's 9-2 Cactus League victory over the Giants. He struck out five.

EDGE Analysis

Making his first start since returning from the World Baseball Classic, Hernandez thoroughly stymied the Giants, remaining perfect for his first 3.2 innings before Jarrett Parker's grounder to third while Seattle was in a shift made its way to left field for a double. The Mariners ace made 73 pitches overall and looked fully primed for his Opening Day start against the Astros, although he's scheduled for one more trip to the mound in the spring before that game.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
4 days ago

Hernandez is expected back in Mariners camp from the World Baseball Classic on Tuesday, Doug Miller of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

King Felix looked to be in mid-season form during the WBC while with Team Venezuela, giving up two runs (one earned) on five hits and two walks over 7.2 innings and generating a stellar 1.17 ERA in his two starts. The Mariners Opening Day starter is scheduled to take the hill in Thursday's Cactus League matchup versus the Giants.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
1 week ago

Hernandez tossed five scoreless innings against Team USA in the World Baseball Classic on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Felix looked Kingly, allowing only three hits without a walk and striking out three on 61 pitches (42 strikes). Hernandez allowed two runs over 2.2 innings in his first WBC outing and three runs in five spring training frames before that. Still, with five strikeouts to one walk in Cactus League action, his command and punchout ability appears to be returning with his leg strength, following calf woes that marred his 2016. His velocity has been OK, if not great, and his changeup looks lethal again. Hernandez could wind up a profitable pick if heavily discounted in mixed leagues.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
1 week ago

Hernandez will start Team Venezuela's game against USA on Wednesday.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez last just 2.2 innings in his first outing of the WBC this year, allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk. He'll match up against fellow Mariner Drew Smyly as the star-studded lineups each look to get a leg-up in the second round of pool play.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
2 weeks ago

Hernandez lasted just 2.2 innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on two hits and a walk in Friday's World Baseball Classic loss against Puerto Rico.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez was on a pitch count and wasn't sharp. He needed 51 pitches, including 20 balls, to record just eight outs. Hernandez was touched up for a triple by Eddie Rosario, the blow that opened the door for Puerto Rico in the third inning. He was also shaky in his last start with the Mariners in the Cactus League, so it looks like Hernandez will need to shake off a little more rust before he's ready for the regular season.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
3 weeks ago

Hernandez surrendered two earned runs on four hits over three innings in Sunday's 5-4 Cactus League loss to the A's.

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez had shown glimpses of his vintage self in his first spring start versus the White Sox on Tuesday, but he encountered a bit more trouble Sunday. The 31-year-old's first inning was particularly ragged, with Hernandez giving up an RBI double to Ryon Healy and run-scoring single to Mark Canha. However, he settled down in the second -- only giving up a harmless single -- before getting through his third and final frame in just nine pitches, recording whiffs of Adam Rosales and Stephen Vogt. His fastball consistently clocked between 91 and 92 mph in what was his final start before departing to play for Team Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic, leaving Hernandez fairly satisfied, especially with his final inning. "It feels good," he said of finishing strong. "I was more calm and more confident and I was throwing more strikes."

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
3 weeks ago

Hernandez, who notched the win in Tuesday's 8-1 Cactus League victory over the White Sox by giving up one earned run on three hits and one walk over two innings, focused more on his fastball than usual, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. "His velocity was good. It was 90-92 [mph]," manager Scott Servais said. "I thought he was more aggressive with the fastball in trying to get that going. We all know his secondary stuff is really good. I was happy to see it. I think he felt good about it, the ball was coming out good. It was a step in the right direction."

EDGE Analysis

Hernandez and the Mariners had previously made it a priority for him to re-establish fastball command this spring, with the goal of getting back to utilizing the pitch as an effective setup for the rest of his arsenal. Therefore, it was of little surprise that he fired plenty of heat in Tuesday's appearance. Hernandez got through the first inning in 10 pitches, giving out a one-out single to Tim Anderson but then getting Geovany Soto to ground into a double play. Although he gave up a run on a single, walk and double in the second, Hernandez and catcher Carlos Ruiz both disagreed with a borderline call on a 2-2 curveball to Yoan Moncada that could have well been strike three and the first out. Despite the minor struggles, Hernandez came away pleased with his slider and curve, and he'll have a Sunday start against the A's to work out additional kinks before joining Team Venezuela for the World Baseball Classic.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
1 month ago

Hernandez has been named the starter for the Mariners' Cactus League road opener against the White Sox, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

King Felix, who has looked impressive thus far in throwing sessions, will thus get his first crack at opposing hitters against a White Sox squad against which he went 1-0 with a 3.86 ERA last season. Hernandez is also on Team Venezuela's WBC roster and began his offseason throwing program earlier than usual this offseason as a result. He's scheduled for at least one more Cactus League start in addition to Tuesday's before WBC play begins on Mar. 10.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
1 month ago

Hernandez impressed in his second throwing session of spring training Sunday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Mariners' ace got in a 10-minute session despite dealing with some rainy weather, and as he had Thursday, looked impressive while also drawing raves for his transformed physique, which includes several pounds of new muscle after a rigorous offseason training regimen. Hernandez is working on an accelerated throwing schedule overall this spring in anticipation of his participation in the World Baseball Classic with Team Venezuela.

Felix Hernandez
SP SEA
1 month ago

Hernandez threw his first bullpen session of spring training Thursday, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was the earliest spring mound debut for Hernandez in several seasons, as he begins gearing up for both his participation in the World Baseball Classic for Team Venezuela, and his role as the Mariners' Opening Day starter against the Astros on Apr. 3. Hernandez threw a total of 27 pitches and reported everything went off without a hitch. He'll look to bounce back from a so-so 11-8 record and 3.82 ERA in 2016, with the victory total his lowest since the 2008 season and the ERA representing his highest since the 2007 campaign.