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Hard Truths: Felix Hernandez is not an elite pitcher anymore

Hey here is a bad post I don't want to write My mind keeps clinging to April 10th, when Felix pitched seven strong against Oakland, and struck out ten. With mild focus I can easily recall April 24th, 2015, when Felix turned Safeco Field into a Bacchanal as he destroyed Minnesota. I remember watching the ease with which he threw that night, retiring the first fourteen hitters in a row, me putting down my beer, and thinking I was going to have to write a recap for the first pitcher in history to throw two perfect games. In the end he settled for a shutout. Only five singles kept Felix from...
Lookout Landing Jul 26, 2016

Mariners work well as a team in 7-4 win over Pirates and it is a beautiful sight

King Felix wasn’t sharp, but the rest of the team was. Baseball, like all sports, is a team game. Baseball, like other sports, can sometimes be taken over by just one player who wills their squad to victory. For the Seattle Mariners, for so many years, that player was Felix Hernandez, who would put the team on his back and try and drag them kicking and screaming to a 1-0 victory. Saying Happy Felix Day doesn’t ring necessarily as loudly and as enthusiastically as it once used to. Don’t get me wrong, I still love seeing the King take the mound, but he is a different King this year. And...
Seattle Times Jul 26, 2016
Despite rough start, Felix Hernandez, Mariners get 7-4 victory at Pittsburgh

Despite rough start, Felix Hernandez, Mariners get 7-4 victory at Pittsburgh

Hernandez allowed four runs on two homers in the first two innings, but settled down and got help from his offense as Seattle won for the fifth time in its last seven games.
Mariners vs. White Sox: Live coverage as Felix Hernandez returns from injury

Mariners vs. White Sox: Live coverage as Felix Hernandez returns from injury

Follow along live as King Felix returns to the mound to face the White Sox at 12:40 p.m. The Mariners are gunning for the series win at Safeco Field.
Mariners recall catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Nori Aoki; welcome back Felix Hernandez

Mariners recall catcher Mike Zunino, outfielder Nori Aoki; welcome back Felix Hernandez

The Mariners welcomed back three familiar faces before Wednesday's 12:40 p.m. game: Felix Hernandez, Mike Zunino and Norichika Aoki.
Mariners manager Scott Servais: ‘You’ve got to finish at-bats, finish innings. You really have to finish.’

Mariners manager Scott Servais: ‘You’ve got to finish at-bats, finish innings. You really have to finish.’

Postgame notes, quotes, boxscore and video from manager Scott Servais and James Paxton following the Mariners' 7-3 loss to the Astros on Friday night at Safeco Field.
Mariners fall flat against Astros as second half of season begins

Mariners fall flat against Astros as second half of season begins

In the process of falling to 45-45 on Friday night, Seattle got an inefficient outing from starter James Paxton while starting shortstop Ketel Marte hobbled off the field in pain midgame with an injury.
Mariners’ Felix Hernandez strikes out seven in final rehab start

Mariners’ Felix Hernandez strikes out seven in final rehab start

Hernandez is working his way back from a strain to his right calf — the push-off leg in his delivery — that has kept him sidelined since May 28. The start is to be Hernandez’ last before his much-anticipated return on July 20th.
Felix Hernandez ‘feels really good’ in three-inning simulated game, next is a rehab start in Everett on Sunday

Felix Hernandez ‘feels really good’ in three-inning simulated game, next is a rehab start in Everett on Sunday

Mariners' ace Felix Hernandez pitched a three-inning simulated game on Wednesday at Minute Maid Park. He threw three 15-pitch innings and had not issues with his previously injured calf. He'll make a rehab start on Sunday in Everett with the Aqua Sox.
Seattle Times Jul 3, 2016
Mariners’ pre-game notes: Hernandez timetable becoming clearer, and Servais insists Seattle still not a home-run hitting team

Mariners’ pre-game notes: Hernandez timetable becoming clearer, and Servais insists Seattle still not a home-run hitting team

The timetable for Felix Hernandez's return is becoming clearer, with the right-hander expected to make appearances in Everett and Tacoma before resuming his role in the Seattle rotation.
Mariners’ ace Felix Hernandez on returning after the All-Star break: ‘I’ll be 100 percent’

Mariners’ ace Felix Hernandez on returning after the All-Star break: ‘I’ll be 100 percent’

Mariners' ace Felix Hernandez threw a 43-pitch bullpen session on Friday and remains on track to return after the All-Star break
Mariners manager Scott Servais: ‘Nobody was happy with the way we played last night’

Mariners manager Scott Servais: ‘Nobody was happy with the way we played last night’

Postgame notes, quotes, boxscore and video of Scott Servais and Taijuan Walker following the Mariners' 5-3 win over the Orioles on Thursday night.
Mariners find some intensity in posting a 5-3 victory against Orioles and Chris Tillman

Mariners find some intensity in posting a 5-3 victory against Orioles and Chris Tillman

Seattle manager Scott Servais talks to veterans about team’s lack of intensity, and positive results come quickly

Tacoma Rainiers closer Parker, outfielder Romero picked for Triple-A All-Star Game

Stefen Romero is hitting .341 while Blake Parker has 14 saves.
After dominating debut with Mariners, Wade LeBlanc earns another start

After dominating debut with Mariners, Wade LeBlanc earns another start

“It was a surprise,” general manager Jerry Dipoto said. “If he continues to pitch the way he did on Friday, we will find a way to keep giving him the ball every fifth day.”

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