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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 two runs over eight innings in a win over the Athletics on Wednesday.
King Felix had been shaky in his previous two starts and didn't get off to a great beginning Wednesday after Billy Burns hit a first-pitch home run, but the right-hander settled down after that. He gave up just three hits, including another solo homer, on the afternoon, walking one while striking out seven. The win moved him to 15-8 on the year. Hernandez will look to improve on his 3.66 ERA, 1.19 WHIP and 158/45 K/BB ratio in Monday's start at the Astros. Aug 26 - 7:13 PM

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Felix Hernandez yielded four runs in six innings Friday in a loss to the White Sox.

It wasn't as bad as last week's drubbing by the Red Sox, but Hernandez gave up nine more hits tonight and saw his ERA rise to 3.74. He's recorded just one quality start in his last five outings, which rates as a stunning display of mediocrity from the guy who still looked like a Cy Young contender a month ago.
Aug 22 - 1:35 AM

Felix Hernandez was absolutely obliterated in Saturday's loss to the Red Sox, allowing a career-worst 10 runs on 12 hits over just 2 1/3 innings.

Hernandez walked one and struck out two on the afternoon. Every Red Sox batter seemed locked in against him, with Alejandro De Aza, Pablo Sandoval and Jackie Bradley each taking him deep. It's the fourth time this season that he has allowed more than five earned runs in a start. Even with this massive debacle though, he still owns a respectable 3.65 ERA and 1.21 WHIP on the season. He'll try to right the ship on Friday against the White Sox.
Aug 15 - 4:57 PM

Felix Hernandez tossed an ace's equivalent of a workmanlike start against the Rangers in Sunday's 4-2 win, allowing two runs on six hits over seven innings.

Hernandez didn't wow with big strikeout numbers (he fanned five on the day), but he pitched effectively over the course of his seven innings. Rougned Odor burned him for an RBI double in the second inning and Hernandez burned himself with a run-scoring wild pitch in the third, but he otherwise kept the boys from Texas quiet. King Felix hasn't been melting the rest of the league the way he did last season, but his numbers are respectably strong across the board and he's pitching to a 3.11 ERA, 1.14 WHIP and 145/42 K/BB ratio over 150 2/3 innings. He'll head to Fenway for a face-off with the Red Sox in his next start.
Aug 9 - 6:54 PM

Felix Hernandez won his 13th game of the season, giving up four runs in 6 2/3 innings versus the Rockies on Monday.

Hernandez was coming off of a beating against the Diamondbacks in which he gave up 12 hits. He gave up 11 hits this time around, but the Rockies could only capitalize for four runs. He also walked one while striking out nine. Though Hernandez's numbers are down from last year's effort -- when he finished second in AL Cy Young Award balloting -- his 3.13 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, and 140/41 K/BB ratio in 143 2/3 innings are quite good nevertheless. He'll host the Rangers in his next start.
Aug 4 - 12:29 AM

Felix Hernandez was hit hard in a losing effort against the Diamondbacks on Wednesday, allowing seven runs on 12 hits over 6 2/3 innings.

On the plus side, he did manage to strike out seven while issuing just one walk in the rough outing. His primary nemesis in this one was Welington Castillo who blasted a pair of home runs. Even with this debacle, Hernandez will carry a 3.02 ERA and 131/40 K/BB ratio into a tough matchup against the Rockies at Coors Field on Monday.
Jul 29 - 7:45 PM

Felix Hernandez yielded two runs -- one earned -- over seven innings in beating the Blue Jays on Friday.

Hernandez struck out seven and walked one in earning his 12th win. He's allowed a total of four runs in his last five starts, a stretch that has lowered his ERA from 3.24 to 2.59. Let's not count him out of the Cy Young mix just yet.
Jul 25 - 1:35 AM

Felix Hernandez yielded just one run over six frames but had to settle for a no-decision in Sunday's loss to the Yankees.

King Felix walked an uncharacteristic three on the day, but he struck out five and permitted only five hits (four singles). He exited with the game tied and the Yankees got to Fernando Rodney in the eighth. Hernandez will take a 2.77 ERA into next weekend's start against the Blue Jays.
Jul 19 - 4:14 PM

Felix Hernandez struck out six across seven shutout innings Thursday against the Angels.

King Felix scattered five hits and walked two. He came into this one 2-0 with a 0.90 ERA in three starts versus the Angels in 2015 and 5-0 with a 0.93 ERA in his last nine overall against Los Angeles. Hernandez finishes a strong first half 11-5 with a 2.84 ERA, 1.07 WHIP and 112/35 K/BB rate in 117-plus innings.
Jul 10 - 1:38 AM

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

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

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C1Mike Zunino
2Jesus Sucre
1B1Logan Morrison
2B1Robinson Cano
2Ketel Marte
SS1Brad Miller
3B1Kyle Seager
LF1Seth Smith
CF1Austin Jackson
2Franklin Gutierrez
RF1Nelson Cruz
DH1Mark Trumbo
2Jesus Montero
Starting Pitcher
S1Felix Hernandez
2Hisashi Iwakuma
3James Paxton
4Taijuan Walker
5Mike Montgomery
6Roenis Elias
Relief Pitcher
R1Tom Wilhelmsen
2Carson Smith
3Charlie Furbush
4Joe Beimel
5David Rollins
6Edgar Olmos
7Rob Rasmussen
8Vidal Nuno
9Logan Kensing