Showing posts with label Felix Hernandez. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Felix Hernandez. Show all posts


King Felix: Better Luck Next Time... Guy

If I had an epic arm like Felix Hernandez, I would totally cheat at Carnival games too. Among other things.


Jose Bautista Launches No. 50, 51, 52

On a historic day for Ichiro Suzuki and the Seattle Mariners, Jose Bautista had to go and steal the thunder at the Rogers Centre, not to mention spoil an outstanding pitching performance by an American League Cy Young candidate.

That's just how he rolls.

The Toronto Blue Jays slugger crushed a 2-1 fastball over the left field wall off Mariners ace Felix Hernandez for his 50th home run of the season. This not only gave his team a 1-0 lead, but proved to be the only run of what turned out to be quite a pitcher's duel.

While King Feliz allowed just two hits and a run throughout his complete game, the Mariners couldn't manage to string anything together off Shawn Hill and four Toronto relievers.


Felix Hernandez vs. Kendry Morales

I know this MLB 2K10 commercial featuring Seattle Mariners co-ace Felix Hernandez and Los Angeles Angels first baseman Kendry Morales has been around for a couple of months, but it cracks me up every time.

So I thought just in case you hadn't seen it yet, I'd bust it out. Hopefully 2K Sports keeps these ads coming.



King Felix Gets The Big Bucks

The Seattle Mariners are nearing a five-year deal with Felix Hernandez that is rumored to be worth roughly $78 million, according to an anonymous source close to negotiations.

Hernandez is set to take his contract-finalizing physical in Seattle this Thursday. Not only would this agreement help the Mariners avoid arbitration all together, but it would prevent him from becoming a free agent after the 2011 season.

The 23-year-old righty asked for $11.5 million Tuesday, which is more than a bad hop away from Seattle's $7.2 million offering.

Continue reading this story at Sports Untapped.


Felix Hits Slam then Hurts Ankle

Felix Hernandez went from becoming the first American League pitcher in 37 years to hit a grand slam to spraining his ankle covering home three innings later.

The Seattle Mariners righty, not figured into the 5-2 winning decision, nailed his opposite-field grand salami off New York Mets ace and fellow Venezuelan, Johan Santana with two out in the second inning to give Seattle a 4-0 lead. The last AL pitcher to do this was Cleveland's Steve Dunning in 1971, and no Mariners pitcher had ever hit one.


Felix Hernandez threw his first complete game in over a year Wednesday, leading the Seattle Mariners to a 4-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

The 22-year-old righty, who continued to prove he has what it takes to be the ace of the staff with Erik Bedard broken, struck out eight and allowed eight hits in the game, which took only 2 hours and 9 minutes. Sending down 16 of 18 at one point, he needed 115 pitches to finish, improving to 2-0 and lowering his ERA from 1.66 to 1.52.

Behind Hernandez, Jose Vidro hit a two-run double off A's starter Joe Blanton, Adrian Beltre doubled not once, but twice, driving in a run, and Raul Ibanez showed up with three hits and an RBI.

This marks the fifth straight loss to Seattle for Oakland, dating back to last season.

[Seattle Post-Intelligencer]


King Felix's Return Marked For Tuesday

"It feels like it's been a year," says Hernandez. "It's not fun to sit down and do nothing."
After nursing a strained forearm on the disabled list since mid-April, Seattle Mariners phenom Felix Hernandez is more than ready for his scheduled start Tuesday at home against the Los Angeles Angels.


Felix Hernandez will likely miss two or three starts after an MRI revealed a muscle strain inside his right elbow and forearm - an injury that could have been much worse, to the delight of the Seattle Mariners and their fans.

The 21-year-old righty has been advised not to throw for five days before playing catch. It's a good thing manager Mike Hargrove took him out of Wednesday's game against the Minnesota Twins when he did, because doctors told him that if he would've continued to pitch with the strain, he could have stressed the elbow so severely he would have required elbow-ligament replacement surgery.

Hargrove said after Hernandez resumes throwing, he will have two bullpen sessions before he returns to the rotation, likely around the first week of May.

Hernandez had allowed only four hits over 17 scoreless innings - including a one-hitter in Boston last week - up until Wednesday night, when he allowed three runs (1 earned), walked two and threw a wild pitch that scored a run, before he waved trainers out to the mound to remove him from the game.

Righty Brandon Morrow could be Hernandez's replacement in the rotation. The hard-throwing 22-year-old who was the fifth overall choice in last June's draft, was destined to be a member of Seattle's rotation soon, anyway.

Mostly a starter through last spring at the University of California, Morrow hasn't appeared in a game since Saturday and has thrown just three innings this month.

AAA Tacoma reliever Eric O'Flaherty, a lefty, could be the bullpen replacement for Morrow if the rookie does take Hernandez's place.

[Seattle Post-Intelligencer]


King Felix Dethroned

Felix Hernandez left his start against the Minnesota Twins Wednesday night with tightness in his pitching elbow in the first inning - a much bigger concern for the Seattle Mariners than their dramatic 5-4 loss.

The 21-year-old phenom recorded just one out, but was charged with three runs before being pulled "for precautionary reasons". He will be re-evaluated Thursday. Hernandez left the stadium before the end of the game, leaving fans with flashbacks of Francisco Liriano's elbow injury, which started out as a feeling of "tightness".

Hernandez was coming off a one-hitter against Boston, having given up no runs on just four hits over his first two starts -17 innings - before Wednesday's setback.

[Seattle Post-Intelligencer]


Fans tuned in from all across the globe to witness an outstanding pitching performance. They got one - from strikeout leader Felix Hernandez (2-0, 0.00 ERA) - rather than the expected show by Daisuke Matsuzaka (1-1, 2.57 ERA). Seattle's pitching phenom racked up 6 more K's and didn't allow a hit until J.D. Drew spoiled his no-no bid with a single on the first pitch he saw in the eighth inning.

The Mariners' (3-2) victory, a 3-0 win over the Red Sox (4-4), marked Hernandez's third complete game in 45 starts - his performance overshadowing the much-anticipated first big league matchup between Dice-K and Ichiro Suzuki.