Felix Hernandez pitches perfect game for the Seattle Mariners against the Tampa Bay Rays

King Felix was perfect today against the Rays

8/15/12 in MLB   |   Pat   |   5229 respect

Aug 15, 2012; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez (34) delivers to the plate against the Tampa Bay Rays during the fifth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-US PRESSWIREHe already has a Cy Young to his credit, but now you can add a perfect game to Felix Hernandez's already impressive list of achievements.

Hernandez needed only 113 pitches to set down 27 Tampa Bay Rays hitters in order for the second no-hitter this season.

Earlier this year, the Mariners were on the wrong end of a perfect game, the victim of former White Sox starter Philip Humber, who has since been relegated to the bullpen.

Hernandez was dominant, striking out 12. Leadoff hitter Sam Fuld was the only Rays hitter who didn't register at least one K against Hernandez.

Congratulations to Hernandez and the Mariners, and better luck next time to the Rays, who have been the victim of 3 perfect games in the past 4 years.
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8/19/12   |   King_Cardinal   |   2663 respect

I don't know why the Rays keep getting no-hit.  You know what, Fire Derek Shelton!

8/17/12   |   clevedraft   |   3 respect

Jess wrote:
The problem for the Mariners isn't building a future. If they would quit grooming great players only to get rid of them later, they would fare much better.

And they better NOT trade the King!

How u been

8/16/12   |   genobibb007   |   18147 respect

Scott wrote:
Unless some team really wants to offer up a huge king's ransom for Felix Hernandez, I can't see the Mariners trading their best attendance draw right now.  They'd be better off to try and build around him, Justin Vargas, Jesus Montero and Dustin Ackley

Well the only reason they won't trade him is because he is only 26, yes they can build around him, but Vargas, Montero, and Ackley are not developing as fast as the organization would like. Their farm system is not producing anything to get excited about. As far as putting people in the stands the KIng is not really packing them in. The M's are averaging 22,000 a game in a 47,000 seat park that is 26th in the majors. His perfect game attendance was 21,000.  His next start at safeco will sellout the park. I am estimating he starts 11-13 games a year at safeco and the average attendance when he starts is around 23,000 still pitching in a less than half full stadium, so the what he brings in attendance is not really a factor. They won't trade him because their is still time. I love the guy, I just would love to see him pitch in the postseason when he is young and in his prime. You probably can safely say the M's won't be contending for the playoffs they next 3 or 4 years.

8/16/12   |   Scott   |   52008 respect

genobibb007 wrote:
Congrats to King Felix, M's please trade this guy  to a contender you can definitely get a lot for him to build for in the future

Unless some team really wants to offer up a huge king's ransom for Felix Hernandez, I can't see the Mariners trading their best attendance draw right now.  They'd be better off to try and build around him, Justin Vargas, Jesus Montero and Dustin Ackley

8/16/12   |   escobar1721   |   7007 respect

The best asset in Seattle just showed his pitching grace, every pitch was on point & good defense behind, King Hernandez is dedicated to the Mariners, now will the Mariners be dedicated to him & get him some talent around him?! Congrats Felix!! Let's just hope you signing that contract extension w/da Mariners doesn't ruin your greatness!

8/16/12   |   Dream_Machine   |   13158 respect

genobibb007 wrote:
Congrats to King Felix, M's please trade this guy  to a contender you can definitely get a lot for him to build for in the future

Like To The Angels Maybe?... Hmmm.

8/16/12   |   Jess   |   34444 respect

genobibb007 wrote:
Congrats to King Felix, M's please trade this guy  to a contender you can definitely get a lot for him to build for in the future

The problem for the Mariners isn't building a future. If they would quit grooming great players only to get rid of them later, they would fare much better.

And they better NOT trade the King!

8/15/12   |   genobibb007   |   18147 respect

Congrats to King Felix, M's please trade this guy  to a contender you can definitely get a lot for him to build for in the future

8/15/12   |   Scott   |   52008 respect

Somewhere, Melky Cabrera is saying "Thank You" to Felix Hernandez

8/15/12   |   Dream_Machine   |   13158 respect

Cy Young 2012... 4 Real!