Mariners Mondays – The King’s Court x2
This week on Mariners Mondays on ROOT Sports a look back at two of Felix Hernandez’s gems, including the remarkable Supreme Court Night, Felix’s first home start after the perfect game.
Felix was in King’s Court form at Yankee Stadium on August 4 for his third shutout of the season, a 1-0, two-hit win over the Yankees. It was Felix’s second shutout in five starts at the new Yankee Stadium and it pushed his career ERA there to 1.13, the lowest of any pitcher with at least two starts there.
And of course, we all know that two starts later, Felix threw a perfect game at Safeco Field against the Tampa Bay Rays. Felix’s next scheduled start at Safeco was to be just as memorable.
A sea of 39,000 yellow Supreme Court T-shirts greeted the King when he took the mound on August 21 against the Cleveland Indians. And although he wasn’t perfect, Felix was still dominant with only one run and five strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings. A four-run 7th inning helped the Mariners to a 5-1 win over the Indians, the Mariners 7th straight victory.
Mariners Mondays looks back at both these great pitching performances tonight on ROOT SPORTS.