Mariners Mondays – Felix’s Gems
In tonight’s episode of Mariners Monday, airing at 7 pm on ROOT Sports, the a pair of gems thrown by ace Felix Hernandez will be spotlighted.
Felix struck out a career-high 15 batters June 8 at Tampa Bay in a 5-0 win over the Rays. The 15 strikeouts tied for the most by a pitcher during the 2014 season with Clayton Kershaw (6/18 vs. COL) and Jon Lester (5/3 vs. OAK). The 15 K’s also tied for 8th-most in Mariners single-game history, and were the most since Randy Johnson struck out a club-record 19 on Aug. 8, 1997. The strikeout performance was 2nd-best by a right-handed pitcher in club history.
These two starts were part of a record-setting streak in which he allowed 2 or fewer runs while pitching at least 6.0 innings in 16 consecutive starts from May 18-Aug. 11.
Mariners Mondays episodes air at 7pm on ROOT SPORTS January through March leading up to the April 6th Opening Day game against the Los Angeles Angels at Safeco Field.