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King Felix is Royally Good
Felix Hernandez had a historic week for the Seattle Mariners. The 30-year-old right-hander went 1-0 while registering a 0.75 ERA across 2 outings. He struck out 14 and walked 8 through 12 innings. The making history part came this weekend against the Yankees when he tied Randy Johnson for the most strikeouts in Mariners history.
Hernandez is having a bit of funny season thus far. He is 1-1 with a 1.00 ERA through 3 starts, but his 20:13 strikeout to walk ratio is far worse than his career average. The opposition is hitting just .138 against the King in 2016, but he is allowing 1.22 walks/hits per inning. Felix has had trouble locating his pitches, but he has done a nice job working out of danger.
I expect Hernandez to be even more dominant once he gets his command issues sorted out.
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