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Felix Hernandez | Starting Pitcher | #34

Team: Seattle Mariners
Age / DOB:  (30) / 4/8/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'3" / 225
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
College: None
Drafted: 2002 / UDFA / SEA
Contract: view contract details

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Felix Hernandez allowed three earned runs over just three innings Sunday in a loss to the Athletics.
Stephen Vogt hit a solo home run in the top of the first inning and the A's added two more runs via RBI singles in the top of the third. It was only a 47-pitch outing for Hernandez, who finishes the 2016 season with a relatively disappointing 3.82 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and 122/65 K/BB ratio in 153 1/3 innings. He's due $25.9 million in 2017. Oct 2 - 5:48 PM

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Felix Hernandez gave up 10 hits and eight runs -- four earned -- over 5 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Astros.

King Felix allowed two runs out of the gate but settled in after that, hurling four scoreless frames before the fateful six-run sixth inning. Hernandez got himself into some trouble in that inning, but a two-out error by first baseman Adam Lind prolonged the inning and paved the way for four more unearned runs to cross the plate before the bleeding stopped. The loss dropped the 30-year-old to 11-7 with a 3.71 ERA through 24 starts. His last start of the 2016 season will come Sunday against the Athletics.
Sep 28 - 12:29 AM

Felix Hernandez took a no-decision but pitched stupendously in Wednesday's 2-1, 12-inning win over the Blue Jays, firing seven innings of two-hit, shutout ball.

King Felix wasn't striking out batters left and right (he finished with four whiffs on the afternoon) and he struggled with his control at times (he walked three), but no matter. This was a clutch performance in a big spot as the Mariners cling to hope for a late Wild Card run. The veteran hurler finished his seven innings of work having thrown 112 pitches, 64 for strikes. Hernandez holds a 3.61 ERA, 1.29 WHIP and 116/63 K/BB ratio across 144 2/3 innings for the season as a whole. Up next on the docket is a potentially huge road date with the Astros.
Sep 21 - 8:13 PM

Felix Hernandez had an off night Friday, giving up six runs -- five earned -- in 4 1/3 innings against the Astros.

There's no good time to give up six runs, but that the Mariners were shut out completely tonight suggests they were going to lose this one even if Hernandez pitched reasonably well. Unfortunately, Hernandez is making a habit of giving up six runs; he's done so in three of his last four starts, taking his ERA from 3.14 to 3.79. The Mariners are going to need him to step it up.
Sep 17 - 1:58 AM

Felix Hernandez picked up his 11th victory of the season on Saturday, allowing just six hits over six shutout innings against the Athletics.

The veteran right-hander struck out two while walking one on the afternoon. The M's offense staked him to a big early lead, and all Hernandez had to do was throw strikes and cruise to victory. While the strikeout numbers are down this season, he still sports a very respectable 3.58 ERA and 1.28 WHIP over 133 1/3 innings. He'll look to carry over this fine effort when he squares off against the Astros at home on Friday.
Sep 10 - 10:32 PM

Felix Hernandez beat the Rangers despite giving up six runs in 5 2/3 innings on Monday.

It's the first time since 2012 and just the second time since 2007 that Hernandez has won while giving up five or more runs. The score was 8-6 when he exited today, but the Mariners offense added on six runs in the bottom of the sixth and went on to win 14-6. It leaves Hernandez 10-5 with a 3.75 ERA.
Sep 5 - 8:30 PM

Felix Hernandez was hammered for six earned runs over four innings Wednesday in a loss to the Rangers.

Hernandez had been on a roll since returning from a calf injury in late July, but his August will end with a big splat. Texas got to the right-hander for four hits, including a Carlos Gomez grand slam in the bottom of the fourth inning. He walked four and struck out only three. A rematch with the Rangers is next.
Aug 31 - 5:13 PM

Felix Hernandez gave up just one run in 7 1/3 innings in a 3-1 victory over the White Sox on Friday.

His only mistake was a solo homer by Todd Frazier in the seventh. Hernandez gave up eight hits and walked a pair while striking out five. He loaded the bases in the eighth inning before getting pulled, but fortunately for him, Edwin Diaz was able to put out the fire. While his stuff might not be what it once was, King Felix is now 5-0 since returning from the disabled list last month and has allowed two runs or fewer in four consecutive starts. He’ll bring a 3.14 ERA into a tough matchup against the Rangers on the road next week.
Aug 26 - 11:54 PM

Felix Hernandez struck out eight batters while yielding two runs over eight innings in an 8-2 defeat of the Brewers on Saturday.

He gave up seven hits and one base-on-balls in the interleague matchup. He is now 8-4 with a 3.26 ERA. With 96 punchouts and 46 walks in 110 1/3 innings he is throwing just a notch or two below the elite status that he maintained for the last decade.
Aug 21 - 12:48 AM

Felix Hernandez struck out eight while allowing two runs over 6 2/3 innings in Monday's defeat of the Angels.

Hernandez is still walking a surprising number of batters; four tonight and 16 over his last four starts. Still, he's been rather effective. It surely wasn't a coincidence that the four walks tonight went to Mike Trout (twice), Albert Pujols and Kole Calhoun; with his stuff not quite what it was, he's being more careful in picking his battles. That's pretty easy to do against a lineup as shallow as Anaheim's.
Aug 16 - 2:22 AM

Felix Hernandez struck out eight while allowing one run in seven innings Wednesday against the Tigers.

Because he walked four, it took Felix a season-high 117 pitches to get through seven. Still, it's Hernandez's best showing in five tries since he returned from the disabled list. He'll get the Angels next.
Aug 11 - 1:33 AM

Felix Hernandez surrendered four runs over eight innings in defeating the Angels on Friday.

Hernandez allowed just three hits, but two of them were homers, including a three-run shot from Mike Trout. King Felix has given up five homers and 15 runs in 25 2/3 innings since coming off the disabled list last month. He's still worth using in mixed leagues, but it doesn't seem like things are going to get all that much better.
Aug 6 - 1:25 AM

Felix Hernandez pitched well in a no-decision on Sunday, limiting the Cubs to two runs on two hits over his five innings of work.

The veteran right-hander was effective wild on Sunday, punching out eight on the night while walking five. He kept the Cubs off the scoreboard through the first four innings but ran into serious trouble in the fifth. After loading the bases, he walked Ben Zobrist to force home the Cubs first run, then plunked Addison Russell bringing home another. He will carry a 3.46 ERA and 1.31 WHIP into Friday's matchup against the Angels.
Aug 1 - 12:35 AM

Felix Hernandez surrendered four runs in six innings Tuesday in a win over the Pirates.

Hernandez got the W, but this wasn't exactly classic King Felix. He gave up two homers, one a bomb from Francisco Liriano, and seven more hits besides. He's allowed nine runs and 19 hits over 12 2/3 innings in his two starts since coming off the DL. Next up for him is a tough matchup against the Red Sox, making him a risky play in mixed leagues.
Jul 26 - 11:05 PM

Felix Hernandez struggled to knock off the rust in his return from the disabled list against the White Sox on Wednesday, yielding five runs on 10 hits over 6 2/3 innings.

Hernandez has been out with a calf strain since the end of May. In his return, he struck out two and walked two, with four of the five runs on his line scoring in the first two innings. The big blow came when Todd Frazier whacked a three-run homer off the ace in the first inning. King Felix will try to improve on Wednesday's uneven outing when he carries his 3.23 ERA and 1.28 WHIP into a road start against the Pirates next time out.
Jul 20 - 8:54 PM

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C1Mike Zunino
2Chris Iannetta
3Steve Clevenger
4Jesus Sucre
1B1Adam Lind
2Dae-Ho Lee
3Daniel Vogelbach
2B1Robinson Cano
SS1Ketel Marte
2Shawn O'Malley
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Franklin Gutierrez
2Ben Gamel
3Nori Aoki
4Mike Freeman
CF1Leonys Martin
2Guillermo Heredia
RF1Seth Smith
DH1Nelson Cruz
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S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Ariel Miranda
5Taijuan Walker
6Adrian Sampson
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R1Edwin Diaz
2Steve Cishek
3Nick Vincent
4Vidal Nuno
5Nate Karns
6Tom Wilhelmsen
7Drew Storen
8Arquimedes Caminero
9Charlie Furbush
10Daniel Altavilla
11Pat Venditte
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13David Rollins
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