Mariners Free Fall Continues, Felix Hernandez Falls Victim

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Not only can the Seattle Mariners not score runs and not keep teams from scoring runs, their ace Felix Hernandez may have just pitched himself out of the Cy Young award.

Pitching in a season-low 4.2 IP, Felix, in another must-win game, allowed a season-high 8 ER as the Toronto Blue Jays lit up the Mariners again, 10-2.

Felix Hernandez entered the game with an AL-best 2.07 ERA for the season. After Tuesday, Felix saw his ERA rise to 2.34, behind Chicago’s Chris Sale (2.20).

The Mariners have now lost four straight and for the first time over a long stretch this season, it’s primarily on the pitching. Over the past four games, none of the Seattle starters made it through the 5th inning and have a collective ERA of 16.56.

The M’s have been outscored 42-10 over the past four games. They are now three games back of Kansas City for the 2nd AL Wild-Card spot with only five games to go.

The fat lady hasn’t sung yet, but she is in the building and is warming up. #HuntForTealOctober

BOX SCORE

Batting

Seattle

 
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBAVG
Austin JacksonCF300001200.261
James JonesCF000000000.251
Dustin AckleyLF401000203.245
Stefen RomeroLF000000000.192
Robinson Canó2B401200001.320
Chris TaylorSS000000000.280
Kendrys MoralesDH401000202.219
Chris DenorfiaPR-DH000000000.200
Kyle Seager3B400000100.271
Logan Morrison1B401000001.256
Michael SaundersRF311001101.268
Mike ZuninoC300000003.199
Brad MillerSS-2B311000002.216
Totals32262028013

Batting

2B – K Morales (19, C Janssen); L Morrison (19, R Dickey); M Saunders (8, R Dickey)

RBI – R Cano 2 (82)

2-out RBI – R Cano 2

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – K Morales 1, M Saunders 1, B Miller 1

GIDP – R Cano

Team LOB – 5

Toronto

 
ABRHRBIHRBBKSBLOBAVG
José ReyesSS511000000.287
Steve Tolleson3B000000000.253
José BautistaRF332001000.290
Kevin PillarPH-RF100000000.259
Edwin EncarnaciónDH322411000.272
Juan FranciscoPH-DH100000000.220
Adam Lind1B402100201.324
John Mayberry1B000001000.278
Munenori Kawasaki3B-2B410100103.261
Dalton PompeyLF311111202.182
Anthony GoseCF311100102.226
Josh TholeC412100000.258
Ryan Goins2B-SS300100003.180
Totals34101110246011

Batting

2B – J Bautista (27, F Hernandez); A Gose (7, F Hernandez)

HR – E Encarnacion (34, 6th inning off E Ramirez 1 on, 1 Out), D Pompey (1, 5th inning off F Hernandez 0 on, 0 Out)

SF – R Goins

RBI – E Encarnacion 4 (97), A Lind (39), M Kawasaki (15), D Pompey (2), A Gose (12), J Thole (7), R Goins (13)

2-out RBI – A Gose, J Thole

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A Gose 1, R Goins 2

Team LOB – 7

Fielding

DP – 1 (J Reyes-R Goins-A Lind)

Pitching

Seattle

 
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPERA
Félix Hernández(L, 14-6)4.27883510.942.34
Dominic Leone0.11000001.182.24
Erasmo Ramírez2.03220111.545.26
Yoervis Medina1.00001001.342.82

Toronto

 
IPHRERBBKHRWHIPERA
R.A. Dickey(W, 14-12)7.05222601.243.78
Brett Cecil1.00000101.362.75
Casey Janssen1.01000101.244.12

WP – F Hernandez

HBP – M Kawasaki (by E Ramirez); A Gose (by D Leone)

Pitches-strikes – F Hernandez 98-60; D Leone 11-7; E Ramirez 30-21; Y Medina 9-5; R Dickey 97-62; B Cecil 8-7; C Janssen 11-9

Ground balls-fly balls – F Hernandez 9-5; D Leone 0-0; E Ramirez 4-3; Y Medina 3-0; R Dickey 9-6; B Cecil 0-1; C Janssen 0-2

Batters faced – F Hernandez 24; D Leone 3; E Ramirez 10; Y Medina 4; R Dickey 27; B Cecil 3; C Janssen 4

Game Details

Game Time: 2:36.

Umpires: HP–Jim Joyce. 1B–Marvin Hudson. 2B–Doug Eddings. 3B–Cory Blaser.

Weather: 68 degrees, Partly Cloudy.

Wind: 9 mph, Out to Center.

Attendance: 16,272.

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