Mariners to Skip Felix Day on Monday


For the record: I am 100 percent OKAY with this and I endorse and approve this message:

A few weeks ago, when Felix was really struggling, I advocated for the M’s to consider shutting Felix down for the season. The King has logged so many innings in his career that I think it pointless to waste his arm in another forgotten season. Now at age 29, the M’s need to preserve the King’s greatness.

However, Felix looked King-like on Wednesday against the A’s and that made me think he has a little more left in the tank for 2015.

In a compromise move, Lloyd McClendon will skip his start on Monday against Houston and start Vidal Nuno. That is why Edgar Olmos started today and Nuno was pushed back.

Felix has thrown 167.0 innings this season. He’s been the picture of durability throughout his career. He’s never thrown less than 190 innings since he became a full-time starter in 2006.

It stinks to not have Monday be a “Happy Felix Day,” but I completely understand and support this decision by Lloyd.

The Mariners are done for 2015 and are already looking to 2016. Lets make sure Felix is rested for next season and can close this season out on a high note.

Hernandez is 15-8 this season. He’s still having a good season. But it’s 3.66 ERA that is the shocker. Felix hasn’t posted an ERA of higher than 3.06 since 2011 (3.47) and his career ERA is 3.12.

Go M’s!