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Felix Hernandez | Starting Pitcher

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (29) / 4/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Felix Hernandez allowed one hit over six innings and struck out eight Sunday against the Angels.
Hernandez wasn't particularly efficient today, but it was still something of a surprise that he came out after six innings and 96 pitches. The bullpen coughed up a one-run lead in the seventh, gave up another run in the eighth and lost the game in the 10th. Jun 28 - 7:51 PM

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Felix Hernandez was saddled with a loss on Monday, giving up four runs in 6 2/3 innings to the Royals.

Hernandez was out-dueled by Joe Blanton, of all people. The right-hander gave up nine hits and a walk while striking out five. In eight starts since May 16, Hernandez has a 4.62 ERA. He hasn't struck out more than six batters in any of his five June starts. The Mariners should be a bit concerned. Overall, Hernandez owns a 3.24 ERA, a 1.05 WHIP, and a 92/28 K/BB ratio over 97 1/3 innings. He'll make a road start against the Angels on Sunday next.
Jun 23 - 12:50 AM

Felix Hernandez pitched fantastically in a 2-0 win over Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday, holding the Giants to four hits over eight scoreless innings.

Hernandez was coming off the worst start of his career (he allowed eight runs in just 1/3 of an inning against the Astros on Friday), but he looked no worse for the wear in Wednesday's shutout of the Giants. He struck out five and walked two while scattering four singles over his eight innings of work. With the strong start, Hernandez now holds a 3.08 ERA and 1.01 WHIP. That ERA stood at 1.91 at the end of May and it's reasonable to expect it to settle somewhere in the mid-to-low 2.00's as the King distances himself from a rocky beginning to the month of June.
Jun 18 - 12:37 AM

Felix Hernandez had the worst start of his career Friday against the Astros, surrendering eight runs over just one-third of an inning.

Well, that was unexpected. Hernandez gave up five hits (including two home runs) and walked a pair before being pulled. The eight runs allowed tied a career high (August 28, 2013) while this also tied for his shortest career outing (April 18, 2007). However, he left that start due to injury. This time he just plain got demolished. King Felix has been hit hard in two out of his last three starts and has seen his ERA jump from 1.91 to 3.38 along the way. He'll attempt to bounce back next week in an interleague matchup against the Giants at home.
Jun 13 - 12:18 AM

Felix Hernandez earned his ninth win of the year by limiting the Rays to one run and two hits in seven innings Saturday.

Hernandez overcame Monday's blip against the Yankees by turning in his seventh start of the season of at least seven innings and no more than one run allowed. That's the most such starts in the majors. Max Scherzer and Dallas Keuchel are next with six.
Jun 7 - 1:45 AM

Felix Hernandez lost for only the second time this season after surrendering seven runs in 4 2/3 innings to the Yankees on Monday.

It wasn't a great outing by any means, but it was manageable until he was taken yard for a grand slam by Mark Teixeira in the fifth inning. Hernandez allowed six hits, walked five, and struck out four. It's a small blip in what has otherwise been a typically great season. Hernandez is 8-2 with a 2.63 ERA, a 0.98 WHIP, and a 75/20 K/BB ratio in 75 1/3 innings. He'll try to bounce back over the weekend at home against the Rays.
Jun 2 - 1:36 AM

Felix Hernandez tossed a four-hit shutout against the Rays on Wednesday, improving to 8-1.

Hernandez scattered four hits -- all singles -- and a walk while striking out eight to cinch his second shutout of the season. The right-hander has been predictably stellar through 10 starts, sitting on a 1.91 ERA with a 0.89 WHIP and a 71/15 K/BB ratio in 70 2/3 innings. Hernandez will look for his ninth win in his next start at home against the Yankees.
May 27 - 3:33 PM

Felix Hernandez notched his MLB-leading seventh victory after tossing of one-run ball in a 4-3 win over the Blue Jays on Friday.

The only run scored on a solo homer from Edwin Encarnacion in the first inning. Otherwise, he was dominant, allowing just four hits in all against two walks and eight strikeouts. King Felix improved to 7-1 with the victory and now owns a 2.19 ERA and 63/14 K/BB ratio in 61 1/3 innings over nine starts. He's been exactly what fantasy owners were hoping for when they paid a high price in drafts this spring.
May 22 - 10:17 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Sunday that Felix Hernandez's ankle is a non-issue and the pitcher will be fine for Friday's start against the Blue Jays.

Hernandez was a little gimpy late in his outing on Saturday versus the Red Sox, but he's expected to be fine. King Felix boasts a 2.30 ERA and 0.95 WHIP over eight starts this season.
May 17 - 2:20 PM

Felix Hernandez yielded four earned runs in six innings Saturday as the Mariners fell to the Red Sox.

Felix didn't look quite right, especially in the sixth inning when he walked three and let the Red Sox take a two-run lead. He was visited by a trainer in that frame but kept pitching. There may be more on that front in the coming days. If he feels well enough, Hernandez will get the Blue Jays on the road on his next turn.
May 17 - 12:09 AM

Felix Hernandez served up a pair of solo home runs to Marcus Semien on Sunday, accounting for both runs against him over seven innings.

On a day when King James hit a jumper at the buzzer to beat the Bulls, King Felix put in a typical day's work without quite as much drama. He struck out six and walked one while scattering five hits over seven innings. Two of those hits came in the form of Marcus Semien solo home runs in the first and sixth innings. They would account for the only runs that the A's scored off Hernandez. With the win, baseball's species of King improved to 6-0, with a 1.85 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 50/8 K/BB ratio in 48 2/3 innings. A home start against the Red Sox is up next for Hernandez.
May 10 - 7:07 PM

Felix Hernandez was his usual dominant self on Monday, limiting the Angels to one run over seven innings in a win as the Mariners escaped with a 3-2 victory.

King Felix allowed his only run in the seventh inning when Matt Joyce hit a solo home run to right-center. It was one of only six hits Angels hitters recorded. Hernandez also walked only one while striking out eight. As expected, Hernandez has dominated the competition to begin the 2015 season, boasting a 1.73 ERA with a 0.84 WHIP and a 44/7 K/BB ratio in 41 2/3 innings. Hernandez will take the mound at home against the Athletics next.
May 5 - 12:58 AM

Felix Hernandez upped his record to 4-0 after allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings Wednesday against the Rangers.

It wasn't peak Hernandez tonight, but it didn't need to be. He struck out four and threw 114 pitches to get his 20 outs. Factor in the light-hitting opponent and it's probably his worst outing to date, which just illustrates how terrific he is.
Apr 29 - 11:37 PM

Felix Hernandez pitched his 10th career shutout Friday as the Mariners beat the Twins 2-0.

Hernandez struck out nine and walked none in the five-hitter. All of the Twins' hits were singles, and they made him throw just 102 pitches in his nine innings. Not only was the shutout his first since 2012, but it was actually his first complete game since his last shutout; he never went the distance in his near-Cy Young campaign last year.
Apr 25 - 12:31 AM

Felix Hernandez fanned 12 while holding the Rangers to one run over seven innings in a victory Saturday.

Although Hernandez was still bothered by some tightness in his quad, it didn't show in his performance; he allowed just two hits on the night. It was his 11th career 12-strikeout game and first since he fanned 15 against the Rays last June 8.
Apr 19 - 1:18 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
2Willie Bloomquist
LF1Seth Smith
2Dustin Ackley
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Nelson Cruz
DH1Mark Trumbo
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4J.A. Happ
5Taijuan Walker
6Roenis Elias
7Mike Montgomery
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Carson Smith
2Fernando Rodney
3Charlie Furbush
4Tom Wilhelmsen
5Joe Beimel
6Mark Lowe
7Vidal Nuno
8David Rollins