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Felix Hernandez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (28) / 4/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3' / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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The Baseball Writers Association of American announced Tuesday that Felix Hernandez, Corey Kluber and Chris Sale are finalists for the American League Cy Young award.
Sale was fantastic with a 2.17 ERA and 208 strikeouts, but his 174 innings likely mean he'll finish third in this group. Kluber had a breakout season with a 2.44 ERA and 269/51 K/BB ratio over 235 2/3 frames, but he seems likely to finish runner-up to King Felix, who held a 2.14 ERA and 248/46 K/BB ratio across 236 innings. The winner will be announced next Wednesday. Nov 4 - 6:32 PM

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Felix Hernandez earned his 15th win and also secured the American League ERA title Sunday, allowing one hit over 5 1/3 innings in the Mariners' 4-1 victory over the Angels.

Felix gave up a single to Albert Pujols in the first inning, and he went the next 4 2/3 innings without a blemish. Once he got his ERA below Chris Sale's 2.17 mark in the sixth inning, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon pulled him to ensure Hernandez would earn the distinction. King Felix finishes 15-6 with a 2.14 ERA, 0.92 WHIP and 248/46 K/BB ratio over 236 innings this year. He may also take home an AL Cy Young award for his strong work this year.
Sep 28 - 9:17 PM

Felix Hernandez was walloped by the Blue Jays on Tuesday, putting together one of the worst starts of his career, allowing eight runs in 4 2/3 innings.

Only once in 301 career starts entering Tuesday had Hernandez failed to make it through the fifth while allowing at least eight runs. He just didn't have anything working, as he even issued a bases-loaded walk, something he had done just three times in his career previously. Overall, Hernandez allowed seven hits, walked three, and struck out five. The American League Cy Young race has tightened up a bit, as Hernandez now owns a 14-6 record with a 2.34 ERA, a 0.94 WHIP, and a 241/46 K/BB ratio. He'll get a chance at redemption in his final start of the season against the Angels at home on Sunday.
Sep 23 - 9:51 PM

Felix Hernandez fired seven shutout innings, striking out 11, in a no-decision against the Angels on Thursday.

He scattered three hits and walked two. The Mariners ultimately won 3-1, but we're not going to call this a "tough-luck" no-decision, because King Felix didn't exactly face a murderer's row. The Angels trotted out the following Little League World Series lineup after clinching the division last night: 1. Tony Campana CF, 2. Gordon Beckham SS, 3. Brennan Boesch RF, 4. C.J. Cron DH, 5. Efren Navarro 1B, 6. Grant Green 2B, 7. Hank Conger C, 8. Luis Jimenez 3B, 9. Shawn O'Malley LF. Hernandez is 1-0 with a 0.96 ERA across his last four outings. The soon-to-be Cy Young gets the Blue Jays on Tuesday.
Sep 19 - 1:25 AM

Felix Hernandez yielded two runs in seven innings and struck out eight in a no-decision against the A's on Saturday.

The eight strikeouts brought his season total to 225, leaving him just seven shy of his career high from his Cy Young season in 2010.... or as we'll soon refer to it, his first Cy Young season.
Sep 14 - 12:56 AM

Felix Hernandez fired six shutout innings, striking out eight, in a no-decision win over the Astros on Monday.

The right-hander wasn't exactly the picture of efficiency, walking four and running up 99 pitches through six frames, but he made it work. Prior to beating Oakland on Wednesday, Hernandez had gone 0-2 with a 5.09 ERA over his previous three starts. King Felix, you won't be surprised to learn, enjoys facing the Astros, against whom he came into the game 3-1 with a 1.41 ERA since the beginning of the 2013 season. Hernandez, now 14-5 with a 2.12 ERA and 0.92 WHIP, hosts the A's on Saturday.
Sep 9 - 2:00 AM

Felix Hernandez threw eight innings of one-run ball, and the Mariners edged the Athletics 2-1 on Wednesday.

Felix was uncharacteristically average in his last start against the Nationals, so it wasn't surprising to see him get back on the horse Wednesday. The right-hander allowed just three hits, including Adam Dunn's solo home run, while walking two. The win moved him to 14-5 with a 2.18 ERA on the year. He'll enjoy a two-start week next week, with the first coming Monday against the Astros.
Sep 3 - 6:28 PM

Felix Hernandez allowed four home runs in a start for the first time in his career, suffering a loss on Friday against the Nationals.

Hernandez had previously given up a career-high of three, which he had done six times in his career with the most recent occurring in 2012. It was an uncharacteristically poor start from the right-hander, who gave up five runs on 10 hits and a walk while striking out only one batter. Nevertheless, Hernandez's numbers remain sterling as he owns a 2.23 ERA, a 0.91 WHIP, and a 205/35 K/BB ratio. He'll look to rebound on Wednesday when he takes on the Athletics in Oakland.
Aug 30 - 1:27 AM

Felix Hernandez's next scheduled start has been pushed back from Wednesday to Friday.

King Felix has been dealing with a minor hip injury recently, but it's not clear if that's part of the reason he's being pushed back. The Mariners haven't named a starter for Wednesday yet, but it will be either Erasmo Ramirez or Taijuan Walker.
Aug 25 - 8:23 PM

Felix Hernandez was uncharacteristically mediocre against the Red Sox, allowing three runs over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision on Friday.

Hernandez was coming off a minor hip injury, so it's unclear what role that played in the start. King Felix allowed only five hits on the night, but two were doubles and another was a three-run home run by Yoenis Cespedes. The no-decision keeps his record at 13-6, and he owns a 2.07 ERA through 27 starts. We don't expect a repeat of Friday's performance when he takes on the Rangers on Wednesday.
Aug 22 - 10:55 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Monday that Felix Hernandez (hip) is "fine" and will be ready to make his next scheduled start on Friday in Boston.

Hernandez made an early exit from his last outing after being hit in the hip by a comebacker. There wasn't much doubt that he'd be ready to go for his next start, but it's good to have confirmation. "He's fine," McClendon said. "He may push [his bullpen] back. I'm not sure. Sometimes he pushes it back, sometimes he doesn't even throw. But he's fine."
Aug 18 - 7:23 PM

Felix Hernandez pitched five innings and allowed seven hits and two runs to the Tigers before exiting Saturday's game.

Hernandez was seen limping a little after being hit in the hip by a grounder in the fourth inning. He came back out to pitch the fifth and completed that frame before being pulled from the game. He had won nine starts in a row against the Tigers prior to losing to David Price on Saturday. The Tigers managed to work up Hernandez's pitch count, as he'd already thrown over eighty pitches by the time he was out of the fourth inning. Hernandez allowed an RBI groundout in the third and a Nick Castellanos solo home run in the fourth. Consider the Cy Young-contender (1.99 ERA, 0.87 WHIP) to be day-to-day for the time being.
Aug 16 - 10:09 PM

Felix Hernandez fired seven innings of one-run ball, scattering three hits, on Monday against the Blue Jays.

The poor, poor Blue Jays. King Felix was the third straight Cy Young winner Toronto had faced after seeing Detroit's David Price and Max Scherzer over the weekend (to say nothing of Sunday's 19-inning marathon). Somehow, the Jays managed to beat both Tigers' aces, but their luck ran out tonight. Hernandez vanquished some demons, as Toronto is one of the few teams in the game he had struggled against in his career, entering 4-5 with a 4.95 ERA, including a 10.80 ERA in three outings at Safeco Field. Now 13-3 with a 1.95 ERA, the Cy Young frontrunner takes on the Tigers this weekend.
Aug 12 - 1:06 AM

Felix Hernandez pitched eight innings of one-run ball on Tuesday.

Hernandez was the picture of efficiency against the Braves. He threw 73 of his 97 pitches for strikes, allowed just four hits, walked just one and gave up only a second inning Chris Johnson RBI single. It's the kind of performance that has become commonplace for Hernandez. The win moved him 12-3, to go with a sterling 1.97 ERA. Hernandez is setting career highs in WHIP (0.88) and BAA (.195).
Aug 6 - 12:49 AM

Felix Hernandez pitched well, allowing only two runs over seven innings, but took his third loss of the season on Wednesday against the Indians.

The spotlight normally reserved for King Felix was taken by Indians right-hander Corey Kluber, who pitched a shutout. Hernandez was no slouch himself, though, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out five. Yan Gomes struck the only big blow of the game, driving in a pair of runs with a double in the fifth. Other than that, Hernandez was strong as usual. He'll bring a 2.01 ERA, a 0.89 WHIP, and a 178/31 K/BB ratio into next week's start at home against the Braves.
Jul 30 - 9:24 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
3Humberto Quintero
4John Hicks
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Chris Taylor
2Brad Miller
3Ketel Marte
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
3Carlos Rivero
LF1Dustin Ackley
2Endy Chavez
3Stefen Romero
CF1Austin Jackson
RF1Justin Ruggiano
2James Jones
DH1Nelson Cruz
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Chris Young
5J.A. Happ
6Roenis Elias
7Taijuan Walker
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Fernando Rodney
2Danny Farquhar
3Brandon Maurer
4Yoervis Medina
5Charlie Furbush
6Tom Wilhelmsen
7Joe Beimel
8Dominic Leone
9Carson Smith
10Lucas Luetge
11Erasmo Ramirez
12Mayckol Guaipe
13Mark Lowe
14David Rollins