Felix Hernandez

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  • B/T: R/R
  • 6' 3"/225
  • Age: 29


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Felix Hernandez Stats

18-9 3.53 201.2 191 1.18

Felix Hernandez MLB Career Stats

143-101 3.11 2262.1 2142 1.17

Felix Hernandez Bio

  • Full Name: Felix Abraham Hernandez
  • Nickname: King Felix
  • Born: 4/8/1986 in Valencia, Venezuela
  • High School: Unidad Educativa Jose Austre, VEN
  • Debut: August 4, 2005
  • Relationship(s): brother of Moises Hernandez
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2015 Stats 18 9 3.53 31 31 0 201.2 191 1.18
MLB Career Stats 143 101 3.11 334 334 0 2262.1 2142 1.17
  • Status: Active

Felix Hernandez Changeup Statcast Averages

Year Team LG NP Pitch Type Avg Pitch Speed (mph) Avg Perceived Speed (mph) Avg Spin Rate (rpm) Avg Extension (feet) Avg Exit Velocity (mph)
2015 Mariners AL 797 Changeup 88.15 88.49 1758.00 6.37 87.63
MLB Avg - - - Changeup 83.83 83.49 1734.00 6.10 86.15


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October 7, 2015 at 5:54 AM ET

Hernandez wins 18 games in 2015

Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez finished the 2015 regular season with an 18-9 record, a 3.53 ERA, a 1.18 WHIP and 191 strikeouts across 201 2/3 innings.

September 30, 2015 at 10:11 PM ET

Felix won't pitch in final series vs. A's

Felix Hernandez needed nine more strikeouts to become just the fourth pitcher in Major League history to record 200 strikeouts and log 200 innings in seven straight seasons. But on Wednesday, Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon announced Hernandez wouldn't get a crack against the A's this weekend, meaning his streak would come to an end.


Felix Hernandez Awards

AL Cy Young

Year Team League
2010 Seattle AL

AL All-Star

Year Team League
2009 Seattle AL
2011 Seattle AL
2012 Seattle AL
2013 Seattle AL
2014 Seattle AL
2015 Seattle AL

AL Pitcher of the Month

Month Team League
06/2009 Seattle AL
09/2009 Seattle AL
08/2012 Seattle AL
06/2014 Seattle AL

AL Player of the Week

Week Team League
08/20/2012 Seattle AL
06/09/2014 Seattle AL

MLB Players Choice AL Outstanding Pitcher

Year Team League
2014 Seattle AL

Mariners MVP

Year Team League
2008 Seattle AL

Futures Game Selection

Year Team League
2004 San Antonio TEX

Baseball America Minor League All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Tacoma PCL

Baseball America Triple-A All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Tacoma PCL

PCL Pitcher of the Year

Year Team League
2005 Tacoma PCL

PCL Rookie of the Year

Year Team League
2005 Tacoma PCL

PCL Mid-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Tacoma PCL

PCL Post-Season All-Star

Year Team League
2005 Tacoma PCL

Felix Hernandez Leaderboards

Earned Run Average

Season ERA Rank
2007 3.92 20th in AL
2008 3.45 9th in AL
2009 2.49 2nd in AL
2010 2.27 1st in AL
2011 3.47 16th in AL
2012 3.06 5th in AL
2013 3.04 6th in AL
2014 2.14 1st in AL
2015 3.53 14th in AL


Season W Rank
2007 14 17th in AL
2009 19 1st in AL
2010 13 18th in AL
2011 14 13th in AL
2012 13 13th in AL
2013 12 20th in AL
2014 15 8th in AL
2015 18 3rd in AL


Season SO Rank
2006 176 6th in AL
2007 165 14th in AL
2008 175 7th in AL
2009 217 4th in AL
2010 232 2nd in AL
2011 222 4th in AL
2012 223 3rd in AL
2013 216 5th in AL
2014 248 4th in AL
2015 191 8th in AL


Season WHIP Rank
2006 1.34 21st in AL
2007 1.38 25th in AL
2009 1.14 3rd in AL
2010 1.06 2nd in AL
2011 1.22 18th in AL
2012 1.14 7th in AL
2013 1.13 7th in AL
2014 0.92 1st in AL
2015 1.18 12th in AL

Batting Average Against

Season AVG Rank
2006 .262 19th in AL
2008 .261 24th in AL
2009 .227 1st in AL
2010 .212 1st in AL
2011 .248 21st in AL
2012 .241 12th in AL
2013 .242 13th in AL
2014 .200 1st in AL
2015 .240 16th in AL

Games Started

Season GS Rank
2006 31 25th in AL
2007 30 25th in AL
2008 31 20th in AL
2009 34 2nd in AL
2010 34 1st in AL
2011 33 6th in AL
2012 33 4th in AL
2013 31 22nd in AL
2014 34 1st in AL
2015 31 18th in AL

Complete Games

Season CG Rank
2006 2 6th in AL
2007 1 17th in AL
2008 2 9th in AL
2009 2 9th in AL
2010 6 3rd in AL
2011 5 2nd in AL
2012 5 2nd in AL
2015 2 7th in AL


Season SHO Rank
2006 1 5th in AL
2007 1 5th in AL
2009 1 7th in AL
2010 1 3rd in AL
2012 5 1st in AL
2015 2 1st in AL

Innings Pitched

Season IP Rank
2008 200.2 14th in AL
2009 238.2 3rd in AL
2010 249.2 1st in AL
2011 233.2 6th in AL
2012 232.0 2nd in AL
2013 204.1 16th in AL
2014 236.0 2nd in AL
2015 201.2 13th in AL

Strikeouts per Nine Innings

Season K/9 Rank
2009 8.18 24th in AL

Strikeout/Walk Ratio

Season K/BB Rank
2008 2.19 18th in AL
2009 3.06 21st in AL
2015 3.29 23rd in AL

Bases on Balls

Season BB Rank
2006 60 18th in AL
2008 80 6th in AL
2009 71 9th in AL
2010 70 16th in AL
2011 67 12th in AL
2012 56 23rd in AL
2015 58 16th in AL


Season H Rank
2007 209 13th in AL
2008 198 24th in AL
2009 200 9th in AL
2010 194 15th in AL
2011 218 6th in AL
2012 209 7th in AL
2013 185 19th in AL
2015 180 25th in AL

Home Runs

Season HR Rank
2006 23 23rd in AL
2007 20 25th in AL
2015 23 19th in AL

Felix Abraham Hernandez Bio Info

Felix Abraham Hernandez… resides during the off-season in Valencia, VZ and Bellevue, WA with wife Sandra… has a daughter, Mia, and son, Jeremy… older brother, Moises, is a pitcher in the Mariners organization…graduated from Unidad Educativa Jose Austre in July 2002…named to the provisional roster for Venezuela for the World Baseball Classic in 2006, 2009 and 2013.

15-6, 2.14 ERA (56 ER, 236.0 IP) with 248strikeouts in 34 starts (27 quality starts)... Claimed his second AL ERA title with a 2.14 markahead of Chris Sale (2.17)... Was thestarting pitcher for the AL in the All-Star game in Minneapolis (scoreless inning, 2 K)…second pitcher in club history to be named the AL starting pitcher, joining Randy Johnson (1995 & 1997)…first Venezuelan pitcher to start an All-Star game... 2.14 ERA was the lowest by an AL pitcher since Pedro Martinez recorded a 1.74 mark in 2000…set a single-season club record lowering the mark he already held of2.27 set in 2010…owns 5 of top 10 ERA's in single-season club history... American League All-Star (starting pitcher)…BBWAA Pitcher of the Year(Seattle Chapter)…Cy Young Finalist (2nd place)…MLBPA Players Choice Award (ALMost Outstanding Pitcher)… Sporting News American League All-Star (Starting Pitcher ofthe Year)…Rawlings® Gold Glove Finalist…Roberto Clemente Award (Seattle nominee)…Fred Hutch Award Nominee (community service award)... Finished 2nd in the Cy Young voting (76% of votes) and 10th in MVP... Led the AL in WHIP at 0.915, the lowest by an AL pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 2000 (0.737)…set Mariners single-season WHIP record... ERA (1st, 2.14),Opponent Batting Average (1st, .200),Innings (2nd, 236.0), Starts (T1st, 34),Strikeouts (4th, 248), Wins (T8th, 15),Strikeout-to-Walk Ratio (4th, 5.39),Strikeouts per 9.0 IP (5th, 9.46)... Set MLB record with16 consecutive starts allowing 2 or fewerruns in 7.0 or more innings May 18-August11…old mark was 13 by Tom Seaver in1971…led the Majors with 22 such starts(7.0 or more IP, 2 or fewer runs), nextclosest AL pitcher was Corey Kluber with19…110 FQS since 2009, most in theMajors ahead of Clayton Kershaw (89)... Only pitcher to record 200strikeouts in each of the last 6 seasons…recorded 6th straight season with 200+strikeouts and 200.0 IP; tied for 3rd-longest streak in MLB history behind TomSeaver (9, 1968-76), Roger Clemens (7,19867-92), Walter Johnson (7, 1910-16)... Posted the 4th-lowest ERA for an AL pitcher in a season of 230.0 or more innings since the adventof the Designated Hitter in 1973, behindthe Yankees Ron Guidry (1.74 in 1978),Toronto's Roger Clemens (2.05 in 1997) and Baltimore's Jim Palmer (2.09 in 1975)... First pitcher with 215 or more strikeouts in at least six consecutiveseasons since Randy Johnson (1997-2002)…only pitcher in baseball history with 200 ormore strikeouts with 75 or fewer walks in at least 6 consecutive seasons... Posted a 1.66 ERA (7 ER, 38.0 IP) in 6 starts in September (2-1, 3 ND)... American League Pitcher of the Month (June) and Player of the Week (June 2-8)... Allowed 2 or fewer runs in AL leading 25 starts (Kluber 2nd with 23)... The Mariners were 22-12 when Felix started on the mound…postedan 8-4 record and 2.10 ERA in 19 starts following a Mariners team loss... Recorded a 1.88 ERA in 13 no-decisions (2.09 run support average in no-decisions)... Ranked 6th in the AL in overall WAR (2nd amongst pitchers) at 6.2.... Selected to play in his fifth All-Star game, tying Randy Johnson for the most All-Star game appearancesby a Mariners pitcher... Named the AL June Pitcher of the Month…went 3-1 with a 1.22 ERA and 54 strikeouts in6 starts…fourth career AL Pitcher of theMonth award (June 2009, September2009, August 2012, June 2014)…25-8,2.63 ERA in 47 career June starts... Named the ALPlayer of the Week for June 2-8 following 15-strikeout performance June 8 at Tampa Bay…second career AL Player of the Week honor (Aug. 13-19, 2012)... Struck out a career-high 15 batters June 8 at Tampa Bay…12th time in club history that a pitcher had atleast 15 strikeouts in a game, first since Randy Johnson had 15 on July 11, 1998 vs. Angels…Johnson (17), Mark Langston(2x) and Mike Moore (1)... Made his 300th career start (all with the Mariners) Sept. 13 vs. Oakland… joined Jamie Moyer (323) as only pitchers in club history with at least 300 starts…onlyactive pitcher to make 300+ starts with current team and joins Mark Buehrle (365 withWhite Sox) as the only other active pitcher to make 300 or more starts with a club... Ejected for the first time in his career May 12 vs. Tampa Bay (Mark Ripperger)... Has 1,951 strikeouts, tied for 4th-most by a pitcher before turning 29(Sam McDowell-2,156, Walter Johnson-2,117, Bert Blyleven-2,082, Amos Rusie-1,951)... Made seventh career Opening Day start March 31 at LA Angels…allowed 3 runs (2 ER) and struck out 11 in 6.0 innings to earn the win…6th time in clubhistory a starter recorded 10+ strikeouts on Opening Day (2nd time by Felix)…improvedto 5-0, 1.52 ERA in his 7 career Opening Day starts (2007, 2009-14)…holds club Opening Day records for starts (7), consecutive starts (6), wins (5) and strikeouts (52)... Is the only pitcher inMLB history (since 1900) with 7 Opening Day startsas a pitcher before turning 28…there are 4 pitcherswith 6 Opening Day starts before turning 28: BertBlyleven, Dennis Eckersley, Dwight Gooden, and Fernando Valenzuela... Over last six seasons is 86-56 with a2.73 ERA and 1,358 strikeouts in 199 starts... Is 125-92 with a 3.07 ERA in303 career starts since making his debut on Aug.4, 2005…ERA is 2nd-lowest among active startingpitcher (Adam Wainwright - 3.01).

Went 12-10 with a 3.04 ERA and 216 strikeouts in 31 starts in his 9th Major League season. Selected to his fourth All-Star Game (also: 2009, 2011, 2012)…pitched a scoreless 4th inning in AL's 3-0 win…is the 6th player in club history to be selected to at least four All-Star games, and the second pitcher (Randy Johnson). Among AL starting pitchers, ranked 3rd in strikeout-to-walk ratio (4.70), 5th in strikeouts (216), 5th in K/9.0 IP (9.51), 6th in ERA (3.04), 7th in WHIP (1.131), 7th in opponent OPS (.644) and T9th in quality starts (22)…also 4th in opponent GIDP (24), 3rd in wild pitches (13) and 12th in pitches per game (102.4). Recorded his 5th consecutive season with 200+ innings and 200+ strikeouts…joins Randy Johnson (7 seasons) as the only Mariners pitchers with at least 5 seasons of 200 or more strikeouts, and the two are tied with 5 consecutive 200-K seasons (Felix: 2009-2013, Johnson: 1991-95)…Felix and Justin Verlander (DET) are the only pitchers with 200 innings and 200 strikeouts in each of the last 5 seasons (since 2009). Recorded a career-high strikeout rate, fanning 9.51 K/9.0 IP…previous highs were 8.65 in 2012 and 8.55 in 2011. Tied for 2nd in the AL with 20 starts allowing 2 or fewer runs…was 11-1 with a 1.07 ERA (17 ER, 142.2 IP) in those games. Was 10-4 with an AL leading 2.53 ERA at the All-Star break (20 GS), and 2-6, 4.11 ERA in 11 starts following the break. Strung together a career-high 24.0 inning scoreless streak July 8-26, tied for the 5th longest streak in club history. Struck out 10 batters in 4.0 innings Sept. 22 at LAA, becoming the first pitcher in more than 100 years to post a doubledigit strikeout total in a game in which he recorded no more than 12 outs…last pitcher to do this was Smoky Joe Wood (Boston-AL), 10 strikeouts in 4.0 innings of relief at Cleveland on July 17, 1909. Did not make a start from Sept. 3-21 with a strained oblique. Tied for the AL lead with 15 Ultra Quality Starts (7.0 IP, 2 or fewer runs allowed)…James Shields (KC) also had 15 UQS. Recorded his 100th career victory April 22 at Houston, becoming the 6th-youngest pitcher to earn 100th victory among players who began their career since divisional play began in 1969…only 5 have reached 100 wins at a younger age than Hernandez (27 years, 14 days old): Dwight Gooden (24.215), Bert Blyleven (25.076), Fernando Valenzuela (26.162), Don Gullett (26.199), Vida Blue (26.361). Made sixth career Opening Day start April 1 at Oakland (7.2,3,0,0,1,8) while recording his 99th career victory…tied Randy Johnson for most career (6) and consecutive (5) OD starts among Mariners pitchers…is 4-0, 1.33 ERA (7 ER, 47.1 IP) with 41 strikeouts in 6 OD starts (2007, 2009-2013)…the six Opening Day starts are tied with Dwight Gooden and Bert Blyleven for most in MLB history before turning 27 (since 1920). Since 2009 is 71-50 with a 2.85 ERA and 1,110 strikeouts in 165 starts…only Clayton Kershaw (LAD) has a lower ERA over that span (2.43) and only Justin Verlander (DET) has more strikeouts (1,194). Has recorded 1,703 strikeouts, 4th-most in MLB history by a pitcher before turning 28: Sam McDowell (1,956), Bert Blyleven (1,910) and Walter Johnson (1,886).

2012 Went 13-9 with a 3.06 ERA (5th in AL) in 33 starts...led the AL in shutouts (5), ranked 2nd in innings pitched (232.0) and complete games (5), 3rd in strikeouts (223) and strikeoutto- walk ratio (3.98), T5th in quality starts (21), 9th with 8.65 K/9.0 IP and T13th in wins (13) ... Threw the 23rd Perfect Game in MLB history Aug. 15 vs. Tampa Bay in a 1-0 victory...7th Perfect Game in MLB history to be decided in a 1-0 game, and first in the AL since 1984 ... Selected to play in third All-Star Game (also: 1999 in St. Louis, 2011 in Phoenix) -- DNP... became the 6th player in club history with at least 3 ASG selections ... Named Mariners Pitcher of the Year by the Seattle chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America for the 5th consecutive season...also named Mariners recipient for the Roberto Clemente Award and the Marvin Miller Man of the Year...one of 10 finalists for the Hutch Award ... Led the Majors and set a Mariners record with 5 shutouts (6/28 vs. BOS, 7/14 vs. TEX, 8/4 at NYY, 8/15 vs. TB, 8/27 at MIN)...became the first pitcher since Randy Johnson in 1998 to record 5+ shutouts over a 12-start span...joined Bert Blyleven (1989), Roger Clemens (1992) and David Wells (1998) as the only AL pitchers with 5 shutouts in a season over the last 24 seasons (since 1989) ... Had a start pushed back and pitched on 11-days rest June 12 after leaving start June 1 at Chicago (AL) with lower back stiffness. Posted 4th consecutive season with 200.0 innings, 200 strikeouts, 30 starts and a sub 3.50 ERA...first pitcher in club history with four consecutive seasons with 200.0 innings & 200 strikeouts...only Randy Johnson (5, 1991-95) has recorded more consecutive seasons with 200+ strikeouts as a Mariner ... First pitcher since Roger Clemens (1986-89) to record 4 consecutive 200-strikeout seasons through age 26 season (computed 6/30 each season)...first pitcher since Dwight Gooden to record at least 230 GS through age 26 season ... Went 9-0 with a 1.40 ERA (17 ER, 109.0 IP) with 5 shutouts, 100 strikeouts and a .183 opp avg (70x383) over a 14-start stretch June 17-Aug. 27...tied his career-high with a 9-game winning streak (T2nd-longest in the AL, Weaver, 10 G) ... Went 4-0 with a 1.08 ERA (5 ER, 41.2 IP) and 3 shutouts in 5 August starts to be named the AL Pitcher of the Month...all three shutouts were by 1-0 score, becoming the third pitcher in MLB history with three 1-0 shutout in a calendar month: Carl Hubbell (July 1933) and Dick Rudolph (Aug. 1916)...also earned AL Player of the Week honors Aug. 20 ... Recorded four 1-0 shutouts (of his MLB leading 5 shutouts)...just the third pitcher during the divisional era (since 1969) to have four wins with the score 1-0 in a single season (all CG shutouts), joining Hall of Famers Fergie Jenkins (1974) and Bert Blyleven (1976)... Don Drysdale and Bob Gibson also had four 1-0 shutouts in 1968 (record is 5, last: Dean Chance in 1964) ... Pitched at least 7.0 innings in a 22 of his 33 starts, ranking 2nd in the AL (David Price had 23 starts of 7.0+ IP)...also allowed 2 or fewer runs in 21 of 33 starts, tied for 2nd-most among AL starters (David Price, 22)...led the Majors with 17 starts allowing 1 or fewer runs (Greinke was 2nd with 16) ... Among AL starters, ranked 1st in FIP (2.84) and WPA (4.2), T2nd in xFIP (3.20), 4th in opponent OPS (.629), 7th in WHIP (1.142), 7th in WAR for pitchers (4.6), 8th in Adjusted Pitching Wins (2.0) and 10th in Adjusted ERA+ (122) ... Finished with the 2nd-lowest run support average in the AL at 3.65...received 2 or fewer runs of support in 18 of 33 starts...club averaged 3.52 runs/game in Felix starts (16-17) ... Recorded 12 starts allowing 1 or fewer runs in 8.0 or more innings pitched (8-0, 0.45 ERA, 4 ND)...twice as many as any other AL pitcher (Matt Harrison/Bartolo Colon/James Shields - 6)...had club-record 13 such starts during his Cy Young season in 2010 • Retired 32 consecutive batters from Aug. 10-15, one off John Montague's club record. Tied for the AL lead with 11 no-decisions, posting a 2.45 ERA (21 ER, 77.0 IP) with a 2.22 run support average...had a MLB leading four no-decisions allowing 1 or fewer runs in 8.0 or more IP, tied for most by a pitcher in a single season dating back to 1918 ... Recorded three shutouts with 12 or more strikeouts, including 2 shutouts with 12+ strikeouts and zero walks (7/14 vs. TEX & 8/15 vs. TB)...first pitcher with three shutouts with 12+ strikeouts since Pedro Martinez in 2000 ... Recorded double-digits in strikeouts in consecutive starts June 23 at San Diego (10 K's) and June 28 vs. Boston (13 K's)...became 6th pitcher in club history to record backto- back 10+ strikeout starts; first since Freddy Garcia in 1999...had 5 starts with doubledigits in strikeouts (21 in career) ... Strung together 20.0 consecutive scoreless innings June 23-July 3, his 3rd career scoreless streak of at least 20.0 IP (22.0 - April 17-May 4 2009; 20.0, June 10-21, 2009)... also had streak of 19.2 consecutive scoreless IP July 8-19 ... Tossed shutout Aug. 4 vs. New York (AL) at Yankee Stadium (9.0,2,0,0,2,6)...became the 3rd pitcher, joining Jim Palmer & Billy Hoeft) since 1930 with 2 shutouts allowing 2 hits or fewer at Yankee Stadium (also: 6/30/10)...led the Mariners to their first 1-0 win vs. the Yankees on the road since May 17, 1991...recorded first 1-0 ShO by a visiting pitcher at Yankee Stadium (new or old) since Greg Swindell Sept. 6, 1988...is 5-2, 2.06 ERA (12 ER, 52.1 IP) in 7 career starts vs. the Yankees in New York (4-1, 1.13 ERA in 5 GS at new Yankee Stadium) ... Went 1-for-3 with a 2-run double June 23 at San Diego...has a double and a grand slam among his 4 career hits (.148/4x27, 7 RBI) ... Made 5th career Opening Day start March 28 vs. Oakland in Japan (4th consecutive)... 2nd-most OD starts in club history (Randy Johnson, 6)...3 career Opening Day wins are the most in Mariners history (R. Johnson - 2)...in 5 OD starts is 3-0 with a 1.59 ERA (7 ER, 39.2 IP) with 33 strikeouts ... Has led the Mariners in ERA in each of last 6 seasons, extending his club record...old record was 4 by Randy Johnson (1993-95, 1997). 2011 Ranked amongst AL starters in several pitching categories: Complete Games (5, T2nd), Strikeouts (222, 4th), Innings (233.2, 6th), Starts (33, T6th), K/9.0 IP (8.55, 7th), Quality Starts (22, T7th), ERA (3.47, 16th) and Wins (14, T13th)...Named Mariners MVP pitcher by the Seattle chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America...4th consecutive year to win the award...First pitcher in club history with 3 seasons (2009, 2010, 2011) with at least 30 starts, 200 strikeouts, 200.0 innings and an ERA under 3.50...combined to go 46-31 with a 2.73 ERA (219 ER, 722.0 IP) and 671 strikeouts over the last 3 seasons...Recorded 3rd consecutive 200-strikeouts season (222 in '11, 232 in '10, 217 in '09)...3rd pitcher in club history with 200 K's in 3 consecutive seasons: Randy Johnson (5 straight, 1991-95) and Mark Langston (3 straight, 1986-88)...one of only 2 pitchers over the last 20 seasons with a trio of 200-strikeout seasons at 25 years or younger (Kerry Wood -1998, 2001, 2002)...he is the first pitcher since Roger Clemens (1986-88) to record 3 consecutive 200-strikeout seasons through age 25 season (computed on 6/30)...Struck out 1,264 batters, 6th-most most for any pitcher through his age-25 season...Elected to play in his 2nd All-Star game (also: 2009), but did not participate due to starting final game before break vs. LAA...Lasted at least 6.0 innings in 30 of 33 starts (22 quality starts)...had string of 30 straight starts of at least 6.0 IP (dating back to 5/13/10) snapped April 16 at Kansas City (5.0 IP), 3rd-longest streak in club history...Left his final start Sept. 24 at Texas after being hit by a line drive on his right forearm (3.1 IP)...snapped a streak of 23 straight 6.0+ IP starts, May 17-Sept. 18. 2010 Won the AL Cy Young Award, garnering 21 of 28 first-place votes ... joins Randy Johnson (1995) as only other Mariner to win the Cy Young...Went 13-12 with a 2.27 ERA (63 ER, 249.2 IP), 232 strikeouts and 30 quality starts...Named Sporting News AL Pitcher of the Year...named Mariners Most Valuable Pitcher by the Seattle Chapter of the BBWAA for 3rd straight year. ... Set a Mariners club record for ERA (2.27), bettering the previous mark of 2.28 by Randy Johnson in 1997, and recorded the most strikeouts by a RHP in club history. ... Became 2nd pitcher in club history to lead the AL in ERA (Randy Johnson, 1995) ... has led Mariners in ERA in each of last 4 seasons. ... Led the American League in ERA (2.27), innings pitched (249.2), quality starts (30), opponent batting average (.212), T1st in starts (34), 2nd in strikeouts (232), 3rd in complete games (6), T3rd in shutouts (1), 7th in K/BB ratio (3.31), 7th in K/9.0 IP (8.36) and T4th in opponent GIDP (25). ... Threw 209 scoreless "frames" (inning in which he appeared and was not charged with any runs) ... that's the most in the Majors this season and most since Randy Johnson posted 252 scoreless frames in 1999 ... allowed 1 or fewer runs in an inning in 236 of 256 innings in which he appeared in (92.2%). ... Led the AL with 249.2 innings pitched ... 2nd-highest innings total by an AL pitcher over the last 12 seasons; Roy Halladay threw 266.0 innings for Toronto in 2003 ... 5th-most single-season innings total in Mariners history ... finished the season with a single-season club record 25 consecutive starts (May 23-current) pitching into at least the 7th inning. ... Tallied 232 strikeouts, 2nd-most in the AL (Jered Weaver had 233) and 8th-most in club history...most K's by a RHP in club history. ... Had lowest run support average in the AL at 3.10...in 12 losses, received 7 total runs of support (runs scored when he was in the game) ... Mariners scored 1 or fewer runs in 10 of 34 starts, and 2 or fewer runs 15 times...Mariners did not score a run in 7 of last 14 starts. ... Posted a 1.53 ERA (19 ER, 112.0 IP) in 15 starts following the All-Star break ... was T3rdlowest by an AL starter post-ASG over the last 25 years: R. Clemens (0.97 in '90), J. Santana (1.21 in '04), D. Alexander (1.53 in '87)...was 7-5, 2.88 in 19 starts prior to the All-Star break. ... Recorded a quality start in 30 of 34 starts (6.0 or more IP, 3 or less ER), setting a club record ... most quality starts by an AL pitcher since Bret Saberhagen (30 in 1989) ... had string of 17 consecutive quality starts snapped 9/11 at LAA...has recorded a quality start in 43 of last 47 starts, including club-record 18-QS streak Aug. 1, 2009-April 26, 2010.Led the AL with 15 starts where he allowed 1 or less runs in at least 7.0 innings, most by an AL pitcher since Pedro Martinez (15 in 2000) and Roger Clemens (19 in 1997) ... lasted at least 8.0 innings in 16 starts, including an AL leading 5 starts of 8.0 shutout innings ... had 13 starts allowing 1 or fewer runs in 8.0 or more IP. ... Recorded 1,000th career strikeout Aug. 25 at Boston (6th inning, D. Ortiz) ... at 24 years, 139 days old, became the 4th-youngest pitcher in MLB history to reach 1,000 career K's (see chart)...current career total of 1,042 ranks 4th in club history. ... Went 5-1 with a 0.63 ERA (4 ER, 57.1 IP) in 7 starts against the AL East, including 3-0, 0.35 in 3 starts against the Yankees...threw a 2-hit shutout on June 30, becoming the first pitcher to throw a shutout at new Yankee Stadium ... against teams that were in the playoff hunt (CIN, MIN, NYY, SD, TEX), posted a 2.47 ERA (29 ER, 105.2 IP). ... Career-high 13 strikeouts Aug. 10 vs. Oakland ... had 3 double-digits strikeout games in 2010, 9 in his career. ... Recorded a CG 2-hitter in 1-0 loss Sept. 23 at Toronto...4th 2-hit CG loss in club history and 2nd in a 1-0 game (also: G. Abbott, 9/1/81). ... Threw 9.0 innings in 3 consecutive starts (6/19 vs. CIN, 6/24 vs. CHI, 6/30 at NYY), but only 2 counted as complete games ... posted CGs against the Reds (6/19) and Yankees (6/30), and a 9.0-inning no-decision against the Cubs (6/24). ... Recorded 4th CG July 10 vs. NYY (9.0,10,1,1,2,9,HR)...was his 3rd consecutive complete game against the Yankees (9/18/09, 6/30/10, 7/10/10), becoming the first pitcher to accomplish this since Jamie Navarro (1990-91 w/MIL) ... 2nd Mariners pitcher to do so (J. Beattie, 1984). ... Recorded 4 strikeouts in the top of the 8th inning June 3 vs. Minnesota ... became 3rd Mariners pitcher (last: Kaz Sasaki, 4/4/03 at TEX) and 22nd in AL history...9th AL pitcher to strike out all 4 batters in consecutive order. ... Went 4-1 in June with a 2.36 ERA (13 ER, 49.2 IP) in 6 starts ... among AL starters in the month, ranked first in strikeouts (51) and opponent batting average (.164), and 2nd in innings pitched (49.2) ... career .833 winning percentage in June (15-3) is the best All-Time (min. 15 decisions) ... Jim Konstanty (12-3/.800) & Arthur Rhodes (16-4/.800) are T 2nd. ... Made 3rd career Opening Day start April 5 at Oakland (ND, 6.2,3,3,3,6,4) ... also had Opening Day starts: April 6, 2009 at Minnesota (W, 8.0,5,1,1,3,6) and April 2, 2007 vs. Oakland (W, 8.0,3,0,0,2,12) ... is 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA (4 ER, 22.2 IP) in 3 career OD starts. ... Over last 2 seasons, combined to go 32-17, 2.38 ERA (129 ER, 488.1 IP) and 449 strikeouts ... leads Majors with 59 quality starts since the start of '09 ... first pitcher since Roger Clemens (2.43 in 2004-05) to post a sub 2.50 ERA over a 2-season stretch (min. 400.0 IP). 2009 Finished 2nd in the AL Cy Young race behind Zack Greinke...received 2 first-place votes and 23 of 28 2nd-place votes...Won 2009 Seattle Sports Pro Star of the Year...Winner of the Luis Aparicio Award, voted as the best Venezuelan in the Majors...Set career-highs in wins (19), starts (34), strikeouts (217) and innings pitched (238.2)...Led the AL with a .792 winning percentage...also listed among AL leaders in wins (T1st), ERA (2nd), starts (T2nd), innings pitched (3rd), strikeouts (4th) and K/9.0 IP (7th)...Joined Roy Halladay as only AL pitchers to rank in the top 5 in each of the three pitching Triple Crown categories (W-ERA-K)...Named Mariners Most Valuable Pitcher by the Seattle Chapter of the BBWAA for the second consecutive season...Recorded a quality start in 24 of his last 25 starts, going 15-2 with a 1.98 ERA (40 ER, 182.0 IP) from May 24-end of season...ERA over that stretch was tops in the Majors...The Mariners went 25-9 in his 34 starts...followed a Mariners loss in 23 of his 34 starts, going 15-4 with a 2.46 ERA (44 ER, 161.0 IP) in those games...Etched name in Mariners single-season record book, ranking 3rd in ERA (2.49), T4th in wins (19), 4th in winning % (.792), T8th in innings pitched (238.2), 9th in strikeouts (217), 9th in starts (34) and first in wild pitches (17)...set Mariners record for wins by RHP...Named the AL Pitcher of the Month for June (3-0, 0.94) and September (6-0, 1.52)...became the first player in club history to earn two honors during the same season...Tied for ML lead and set club record with 1.99 ERA (28 ER, 126.2 IP) in 18 road starts...Led the Majors and set club record with 29 quality starts...previous club record was 25 by Floyd Bannister in 1982...finished season with career-high and single-season clubrecord- tying 13 consecutive quality starts...Won 5 straight starts to end the season, posting a 1.88 ERA (8 ER, 38.1 IP)...Selected to his first All-Star squad...was 23 years, 97 days on All-Star Tuesday, becoming the 5th-youngest Mariners All-Star and the youngest player in the 2009 Midsummer Classic in St. Louis...retired Orlando Hudson (F9), Albert Pujols (6-3) & Justin Upton (6-3)...Allowed 1 run and 5 hits in 8.0 innings on Opening Day at Minnesota (4/6)...in 2 career OD Starts (also 4/2/07 vs. OAK), is 2-0 with a 0.56 ERA (1 ER, 16.0 IP)...Tossed CG, 2-hit shutout June 16 at San Diego...allowed singles in the 2nd & 9th... was first career 2-hitter (has one 1-hitter)...Recorded career strikeout #600 in 2nd start (106th career start) April 11 at Oakland...at 23 years, 3 days old, became the fastest to reach 600 career strikeouts since Dwight Gooden on May 28, 1986 (21 years, 193 days)...also recorded career K's #700 and #800 during the season...Recorded career-high 22.0 consecutive scoreless innings April 17-May 4...streak ranked T10th-longest in club history...also had a 20.0 scoreless streak June 10-21...Went 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA (0 ER, 8.2 IP) in 2 G/1 GS for Venezuela in the 2009 World Baseball Classic. 2008 Led the Mariners in wins (9), starts (31), innings (200.2), strikeouts (175), and ERA (3.45)...Started at least 30 games for the third year in a row and reached the 200.0 inning plateau for first time in his career...Named Mariners Most Valuable Pitcher by the Seattle Chapter of the BBWAA...Among American League pitchers, ranked T8th in ERA (3.45), 9th in strikeouts (175), 6th in road ERA (3.01) and 7th in strikeouts per nine innings pitched (7.8)...ERA was the lowest by a Mariners starter since Jamie Moyer had a 3.27 ERA in 2003...By pitching 200.2 innings, became only the second Mariner to toss at least 200 innings before his 23rd birthday, joining Dave Fleming (228.1 IP in 1992)...Recorded 9 starts of at least 7.0 innings and less than 2 earned runs allowed, but was only 3-2 despite a 0.91 ERA (7 ER, 69.1 IP) in those games...Had the 2nd-lowest run support average (3.86) in the American League, receiving 2-or-less runs in 17 of 31 starts...In 11 no-decisions, recorded a 2.72 ERA (22 ER, 72.2 IP) and allowed fewer than 3 earned runs in 9 of those starts...Recorded his 500th career strikeout June 11 at Toronto (R. Barajas in 8th inning)...among pitchers who debuted since 1900, at 22 years, 64 days, he is was the 6th-youngest to reach 500 career K's and the youngest since D. Gooden (20 years, 294 days) in 1985...Struck out the side in the fourth inning June 17 vs. Florida on 9 pitches...one of two pitchers in '08 (R. Harden, A's vs. Angels, June 8)...prior to 2008, the last AL pitcher to do it was Pedro Martinez (BOS) on May 18, 2002 vs. Seattle...Started the season with consecutive starts of 7.0 innings or more and 5 hits or fewer without allowing an earned run...became the third pitcher in the last 50 years to start a season like that and have no wins (David Cone, 1997; Bob Miller, 1963)...He became the first Mariners pitcher to hit a home run in club history when he homered off the Johan Santana on June 23 at Shea Stadium...was the first grand slam by a pitcher in Interleague history and he became the first pitcher to hit a grand slam off a Cy Young Award winner since Steve Carlton hit one off the Dodgers' Fernando Valenzuela on May 16, 1984...Struck out a season-high 10 batters April 27 vs. Oakland, but still received the loss after allowing four runs in 7.0 innings...Tossed at least 6.0 innings in 24 of 31 starts, including a team-leading 19 quality starts...Pitched a pair of complete games, both at Oakland; a 9.0 inning effort on April 16 where he allowed one earned run while striking out eight, and an 8.0 inning loss on Sept. 19 when he allowed just two earned runs...Was 3-0, 1.38 ERA (4 ER, 26.0 IP) in four June starts, the lowest single month ERA of his career...ranked 2nd in the AL in June ERA (John Lackey, 1.16 ERA)...In 11 starts between May 31-Aug. 7, was 5-2 with a 2.22 ERA (17 ER, 69.0 IP), averaging 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings and limiting opponents to a .209 batting average...ERA ranked 3rd in the Majors during that time (Rich Harden, 1.76 ERA)...Tied a club record with 3 consecutive starts not allowing an earned run (5/31 vs. DET, 6/6 at BOS & 6/11 at TOR)...7th pitcher in club history and first since Gil Meche in 2003...Career-high 5-game losing streak April 27-May 26...went 0-5, 5.54 (23 ER, 37.1 IP) in 6 GS and received only 7 runs of support during the streak...Had career-high 6-game winning streak snapped April 27 vs. Oakland (L#1, 7.0,6,4,4,4,10)...went 6-0, 2.54 (22 ER/78.0 IP) during 11-start stretch Sept. 3, 2007-April 22, 2008. 2007 Led team in strikeouts (165), 2nd in wins (14) and 3rd in innings (190.1) despite missing 19 games on 15-day DL...set career-high with 14 wins...Mariners were 21-9 (.700) in his 30 starts...worked 6.0 or more innings in 22 of 30 starts and tossed 8.0 innings or more in 7 starts...ranked 10th among AL starters with 7.80 strikeouts per 9.0 IP...recorded career-high 12 strikeouts April 2, Opening Day vs. Oakland...was the Majors' first Opening-Day pitcher to strike out at least 12 batters without allowing a run since Bob Gibson (STL) in 1967...4th pitcher since 1900 to start and win an Opening Day game before his 21st birthday...also became just the third pitcher over the last 25 years to record 12 or more strikeouts on Opening Day...recorded 9th one-hitter in club history April 11 at Boston...first 1-hitter since Gil Meche (5.0 IP - rain-shortened) on June 13, 2000 vs. Kansas City and first 9.0 inning 1-hitter since Randy Johnson on July 16, 1998...allowed 4 hits and 0 runs in his first 17.0 innings for a .075 opponents batting average (4x53)...scoreless streak was the longest to start a season by a Mariners starter in Club history and longest since Dontrelle Willis in 2005 (24.0)...last time a pitcher threw that many innings while holding his opponents to such a low batting average in his first two starts of a season was in 1970 when two pitchers did it: the Mets' Nolan Ryan threw 17.0 innings and held opponents to 3 hits in 51 at-bats (.059); and the Orioles' Tom Phoebus threw 17.0 IP, holding opponents to 4 hits in 53 at-bats (Elias Sports Bureau)...left game on April 18 vs. Minnesota with tightness in his right elbow... HERNANDEZ (continued) Mariners 1-Hitters Jim Beattie, 9/27/83, vs. KC Mike Trujillo, 9/20/86, vs. KC Mark Langston, 9/24/88, vs. TEX Brian Holman, 4/20/90, vs. OAK Randy Johnson, 8/14/91, vs. OAK Randy Johnson, 5/16/93, vs. OAK Randy Johnson, 7/16/98, vs. MIN Gil Meche, 6/13/00, vs. KC (5.0 inn.) Felix Hernandez, 4/11/07, at BOS AL Strikeout Leaders (2006-08): 1. Javier Vazquez................597 2. Scott Kazmir...................568 3. A.J. Burnett.....................525 4. Josh Beckett...................524 5. Felix Hernandez............516 6. C.C. Sabathia..................504 7. John Lackey....................499 8. Gil Meche........................495 9. Ervin Santana..................481 10. Johan Santana................480 11. Roy Halladay...................477 12. Justin Verlander..............470 13. Erik Bedard....................464 2009 MARINERS 82 placed on the 15-day disabled list April 23 (retro 4/19) with right elbow strain; activated May 15...was 2-1, 1.56 ERA prior to DL stint; was 12-6, 4.09 in 26 starts following return from DL...was 8-1, 3.81 (37 ER, 87.1 IP) over final 13 starts (July 27-Sept. 30)...team was 11-2...won the first (4/2 vs. OAK) and final (9/30 vs. TEX) games of the season; only 2nd pitcher in club history (Randy Johnson, 1995)...judged by baseball analyst Bill James to be the 5th-best young player in baseball. 2006 The 20-year-old pitched better in the second half of his first full Major League season, striking out 20 with just two walks over his final three starts. He allowed one run in seven innings of his final start on Sept. 30 against Texas, as he earned his 12th victory of the season. Hernandez struck out 176 in 191 innings for the Mariners, and had his first shutout on Aug. 18 against the Angels. 2005 Had 10 "Quality Starts" in 12 ML starts...Limited opposing batters to a .203 batting average against: LH were 27x148/.182 and RH were 34x152/.224...Pitched 8.0 or more innings 5 times, 7.0 or more in 10 of last 11 games...Allowed just five home runs in 84.1 innings pitched...Struck out 77 while walking only 23; allowed 2 or less walks in 7 of 12 starts...had more strikeouts than walks in every start...Did not allow an extra base hit until his fifth ML start (Aug. 30, 30.0 innings, 112 batters faced/see box)...Tossed 16 consecutive innings without allowing and run and 18 consecutive innings without allowing an earned run Aug. 4-15, the longest streak by a Mariners starting pitcher in 2005...Recalled from AAA Tacoma and made ML debut Aug. 4 at Comerica Park vs. Detroit; charged with the loss in a 3-1 setback, despite allowing just two runs, one earned, in 6.0 IP... allowed two hits and two walks to first four batters, but retired 14 of the final 16 batters faced...debut made him just the third 19-year-old to debut as a starting pitcher since 1984 (also: Dwight Gooden, 4/7/84, and Todd Van Poppel, 9/11/91)...Recorded first ML win in second career start on Aug. 9 vs. Twins, tossing 8.0 scoreless innings, allowing only 5 hits and striking out 6...was the shortest game in Safeco Field history at 2:01...Struck out 11 batters on Aug. 15 vs. Kansas City; according to the Elias Sports Bureau that made him the first teenager to fan 10 or more in a game since Dwight Gooden did it 15 times in 1984...before Gooden, it was Bert Blyleven in 1970...Allowed 2 solo HR in 8.0 IP in a 2-0 loss vs. the Yankees (Randy Johnson) Aug. 31...Took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in a 3-2 win at Toronto Sept. 22...gave up a one-out single in the seventh (Koskie)...snapped a season-high two-game losing streak...Pitched 9.0 complete innings for the first time in his career Sept. 27, but picked up no-decision in Mariners 11-inning loss to Texas...allowed a run in the first, but held Texas scoreless until 9th inning...Named PCL Rookie of the Year and PCL Pitcher of the Year with Tacoma...Was 9-4, 2.25 in 19 AAA games, 14 starts, striking out 100 in 88.0 innings...allowed only three home runs...Did not pitch June 14-July 10 due to right shoulder bursitis; made five appearances out of the bullpen when he returned. 2004 Split season between Inland Empire and San Antonio finishing a combined 14-4, with a 2.95 ERA and 172 strikeouts...finished 3rd among all Mariners farmhands and 12th in the minor leagues in strikeouts...allowed three or less runs in 22 of 26 starts...began season with Inland Empire, appearing in 16 games, 15 starts...struck out seven or more batters in nine starts, including a season-high 11 strikeouts on June 26 at High Desert...named to the California League All-Star team...named Cal. League pitcher of the week twice, April 12-18 and June 21-27...promoted to San Antonio on June 30...tossed a seven- inning complete game shutout, allowing only three hits and striking out seven on Aug. 26 vs. Wichita...played with the World Team in the 2004 All-Star Future's Game...named Mariners Minor League Pitcher of the Year by the Seattle organization. 2003 Started season with short-A Everett...began season 5-0, 0.82 (22 IP, 2 ER, 31 K)...struck out a season-high ten batters three times (July 27, Aug. 13 & Aug. 29)...finished 5th in the league with 73 strikeouts in 55.0 IP (11.9 K/9 IP)...held opponents to a .218 average...made two starts with Wisconsin striking out 18 batters in 14 innings to end the season...named to the Northwest League All-Star team...named Everett's Most Valuable Pitcher by the Seattle Mariners...participated in the Mariners 2003 Arizona Instructional League...played for Lara in the Venezuelan Winter League. 2002 Pitched with Aguirre in the Venezuelan Summer League.