Seattle Mariners Top 5 (Near) No-No’s In Franchise History
5. Felix Hernandez One-Hits The Red Sox- Aprill 11th, 2007
Don’t be mad, Felix. Just to be ranked on the list is an accomplishment. What you did in your junior year with the Mariners was brilliant. Just not as brilliant as the rest of the contenders on the list.
In mid-April, Felix took the mound as the Mariners were set to face the Boston Red Sox. He had started off the season red hot, throwing eight shutout innings. On this night, he was clearly looking to top that.
He started the game sending the first eight batters back to the dugout. Three of those men were sent packing via the K. In the third he gave up a walk, surrendering his chances of a perfect game,
but would settle into a groove after that.
He would not allow a hit for the next thirteen batters. The future king did give up another walk, but it wouldn’t hurt his momentum. Then, in the eighth inning, it happened.
J.D. Drew stepped up to the plate for his third at-bat. Having seen Felix’s stuff a couple times that night must have given Drew an idea of how he would be thrown to. On the very first pitch, Drew hit a shot right up the middle to break up the no-no.
Felix would not be phased by this however. He would bounce back, retiring the final six batters of the game, including fanning the last man of the night to complete his line score of: 9.0IP,1H, 2BB, 6K, earning him the five-spot on our list of near no-no’s.