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Monday, September 09, 2019

Astros hang 21 runs on Mariners

The Astros polished off a four-game series sweep of the Mariners with a 21-1 drubbing on Sunday afternoon in Houston. It’s the Astros’ 16th win in their last 20 games.

Yordan Álvarez provided the most offense, racking up three doubles and six RBI. He was one of seven Astros with multiple hits on the day. Jake Marisnick and George Springer homered while Abraham Toro doubled twice.

In terms of “embarrassing showings by once-great pitchers in the twilight of their careers”, would we rate Felix Hernandez’s performance as better or worse than giving up a grand slam to Pete LaCock?

 

QLE Posted: September 09, 2019 at 04:50 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: astros, felix hernandez

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Mariners manager: Hernández to rejoin rotation this weekend

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Pitcher Félix Hernández will rejoin the Seattle Mariners’ starting rotation this weekend.

Manager Scott Servais made the announcement Tuesday.

Hernandez has missed three months with right shoulder stiffness. He pitched 3-plus innings Monday night for Triple-A Tacoma in his fourth rehab appearance, giving up one run on four hits and three walks while striking out five.

For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: “It might have been!”

-John Greenleaf Whittier

 

 

QLE Posted: August 21, 2019 at 04:23 AM | 27 comment(s)
  Beats: felix hernandez, mariners

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Felix being tested for further injury after setback

32? 33 going on 50.

Manager Scott Servais said the 32-year-old was getting an MRI exam on Tuesday after being evaluated on Monday by the Mariners’ doctors. He threw 31 pitches in 2 1/3 innings in his first rehab outing for Triple-A Tacoma on Friday in San Antonio, but he had hoped to build up to 50-60 pitches in that start.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 18, 2019 at 10:06 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: felix hernandez, mariners

Monday, May 13, 2019

Examining Félix Hernández’s Hall of Fame case after 2,500 strikeouts

Seattle Mariners starter Félix Hernández joined elite company on Saturday when he reached 2,500 career strikeouts. Among the 35 other players to do so, 22 are in the Hall of Fame and five more — Roger Clemens, Curt Schilling, Justin Verlander, CC Sabathia and Max Scherzer — likely to join them before long.

Even more impressively, Hernández is the sixth youngest player to do so at 33 years at 33 days old. That only trails Hall of Famers Nolan Ryan, Walter Johnson, Pedro Martinez, Tom Seaver and Bert Blyleven.

But one day after reaching the milestone, Hernández landed on the 10-day injured list with a right shoulder strain. That’s the way things have been going lately for the one-time Cy Young Award winner.

Once considered a surefire lock for the Hall of Fame, Hernández’s career has rapidly regressed, and he’s likely on the outside looking in for Cooperstown.

A consideration of Felix Hernandez’s chance at the Hall of Fame- nothing that will be news to us, but still something to talk amongst ourselves about.

QLE Posted: May 13, 2019 at 03:43 AM | 43 comment(s)
  Beats: felix hernandez, hall of fame, strikeouts

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Video: Félix Hernández records his 2,500th career strikeout

Mariners right-hander Félix Hernández passed a notable career milestone during Saturday’s start against the Red Sox, becoming just the 36th pitcher in major-league history to record at least 2,500 strikeouts.

The auspicious strikeout arrived in the bottom of the second inning. With runners on the corners and no outs, Hernández worked a 1-2 count against Michael Chavis, who then missed a 92-m.p.h. sinker right on the edge of the strike zone for a called strike three. (In the next at-bat, the right-hander induced a swinging strikeout from Jackie Bradley Jr. for strikeout no. 2,501, too.)

Per the club’s PR department, Hernández is the sixth-youngest MLB pitcher to reach this particular mark. The 33-year-old trails Hall of Famers Bert Blyleven, Tom Seaver, Pedro Martínez, Walter Johnson, and Nolan Ryan, all of whom were between the ages of 31 and 33 years old when they logged their 2,500th career whiffs.

The sort of thing that makes one wonder what could have been….

 

QLE Posted: May 12, 2019 at 04:12 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: felix hernandez, strikeouts

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Félix Hernández passes Don Drysdale on all-time strikeouts leaderboard

Mariners starter Félix Hernández pitched well enough for a win on Wednesday afternoon, but Padres starter Chris Paddack was just a little bit better. Hernández allowed one run on three hits and a walk with eight strikeouts in the Mariners’ 1-0 loss. Paddack tossed seven scoreless innings on one hit and one walk with nine strikeouts.

With eight strikeouts on the day, Hernández passed Don Drysdale to move into 36th place on Major League Baseball’s all-time strikeouts leaderboard at 2,488. Max Scherzer currently sits in 35th place at 2,493. Christy Mathewson is Hernández’s next target at 2,507.

I have to wonder: Where would Hernandez be on this list if the last few seasons hadn’t taken the tole that they did?

 

QLE Posted: April 25, 2019 at 05:50 AM | 31 comment(s)
  Beats: don drysdale, felix hernandez, strikeouts

Tuesday, April 02, 2019

Felix turns back the clock, and the Angels, in 2019 debut | The Seattle Times

The bar is set pretty low.

The Mariners weren’t supposed to be 6-1 at this point, and Felix wasn’t supposed to be able to compete.

Jim Furtado Posted: April 02, 2019 at 06:03 AM | 4 comment(s)
  Beats: felix hernandez, mariners

Monday, April 01, 2019

‘King Felix’ opens his season vs. longtime nemesis

Mike Trout and Felix Hernandez have had some epic matchups over the years.

Perhaps the best example came two years ago, when Trout had a 14-pitch at-bat against King Felix before fanning on a called third strike. There’s even a pitch-by-pitch video sequence of that showdown on FanGraphs.

The two are set to meet again Monday night, as Trout and the Angels travel to Seattle, where Hernandez is scheduled to make his season debut.

The two stars seem to be at opposite ends of their career trajectories, however.

Mind you, any given matchup could go against the general trends….

 

QLE Posted: April 01, 2019 at 08:10 AM | 1 comment(s)
  Beats: felix hernandez, mike trout

 

 

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