Results for tag: Felix Hernandez
Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Nov 21, 2010 at 10:04:58 PM

The big topic being discussed among the sides in the AL Cy Young voting is wins.

On the side against Felix Hernandez wins or lack of them are key reasons for selecting CC Sabathia (21 wins) or David Price (16 wins). On the side that voted for Hernandez his 13 wins are an irrelevant number because of his dominance in other categories such as ERA (2.27), starts (34), innings (249 2/3) and hits per nine innings (seven).

Another take in the argument is his lack of pressure or big wins since the Mariners were a 101-loss team. While certainly valid, it would be hard to forget those three that he had against the Yankees, especially when the difference between winning the AL East, having the best record in the AL was one game.

In three starts against the Yankees, Hernandez pitched two complete

Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Aug 21, 2010 at 01:50:03 AM

Felix Hernandez is very good.

I know I’m not breaking anything new there, but what I didn’t know until about the end of June is that he is a sinker ball pitcher.  You remember that from when Chien-Ming Wang used to throw those for groundball out after groundball out in 2006 and 2007.

From what I’m told by a source in the Seattle media, the development of this pitch is something relatively new.  Until this year I remember Hernandez as being a fastball pitcher with a good curve and slider and in the two previous times I saw him in person against the Yankees, here’s how it broke down:

On May 3, 2008 in a 6-1 loss, Hernandez threw seven sinkers at an average velocity of 89.9 miles per hour. In that game, the Yankees saw 98 pitches and swung and missed four