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Happy King Felix Day

As if you needed another reason to come out to Safeco Field tonight, but the Mariners are coming off a three-game sweep of the red-hot Kansas City Royals and are 4 games over .500 with a 40-36 record. And this guy is taking the mound vs. the defending World Champion Boston Red Sox…

To be part of the King’s Court, visit Mariners.com/kingscourt.

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Mariners Mondays – The King’s Court x2

The King's Court.

The King’s Court.

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.

What Felix Means to the Mariners

This pretty much sums up how we feel about King Felix!

Felix Hernandez Named AL Pitcher of the Week

Felix Hernandez was named the AL Pitcher of the Week. (Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images)

Seattle Mariners right-handed pitcher Felix Hernandez has been named the American League Player of the Week for August 13-19.

Hernandez tossed the 23rd Perfect Game in Major League history on Aug. 15 vs. the Tampa Bay Rays, retiring all 27 batters faced. He struck out 12, and recorded the first Perfect Game in Seattle franchise history, the fourth no-hitter. The 1-0 win was also his third 1-0 victory of the season, setting a Mariners team record.

In recognition of his American League Player of the Week Award, Hernandez will be awarded a watch courtesy of Game Time, the leader in licensed sports watches, available at MLB.com.

This is Felix’s first career weekly honor. He is the second Mariner to garner the award this season, joining Justin Smoak for the week ending June 3. Felix is the first Mariners pitcher to be named Player of the Week since Joel Pineiro on May 7, 2006.

To celebrate perfection, the Mariners are turning Safeco Field into the “Supreme Court” on Tuesday, as Felix Hernandez takes the mound for his first start since the Perfect Game. The usual “King’s Court” section in left field is expanding to the “Supreme Court” for this game, as the first 34,000 (in honor of Felix’s uniform number, 34) fans entering the ballpark will receive a special “King of Perfection” t-shirt and commemorative “K” card with a photo from the perfect game on the back side.

It is always best to get your tickets ahead of time to avoid possible lines on the night of game. Fans are eager to congratulate Hernandez so a good crowd is expected.

Tickets for all Mariners games are available in advance without no service charge at the Safeco Field Box Office, and at all Seattle Mariners Team Stores (4th and Stewart in downtown Seattle, Bellevue Square, Southcenter Mall and Alderwood Mall). Tickets are also available online at www.mariners.com/tickets and by phone at 1-888-SEA-HITS (732-4487).

King Felix = Perfection

For now, we’ll let the photos tell the story of the amazing perfect game performance by Felix Hernandez this afternoon at Safeco Field. Fans can watch a full rebroadcast of tonight’s game at 7:30 pm on ROOT Sports and via radio on 710 ESPN Seattle at 6:10 pm.

Felix watching his perfect game in the training room after all the interviews.

Mariners Game Central – August 15

Game Information: Tampa Bay Rays (63-53) vs. Seattle Mariners (54-64) | 12:40 pm | Safeco Field
Pitching Match-Up: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (7-7, 3.52) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez (10-5, 2.74)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also available at Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT Sports…also available via MLB.tv (outside Mariners TV territory)
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live pitch-by-pitch box score

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Series Setup: Mariners vs. Rays

A Record 4th King Court Section

Due to demand, the King’s Court for Saturday, May 26, when Felix Hernandez faces off against the Los Angles Angels, has been expanded to an unprecedented fourth section.

The retro King’s Court shirt that will be given out on Saturday to all fans who purchase a ticket in the King’s Court.

For just $30, fans will get a cool one of a kind King’s Court T-shirt with a 50’s theme, a retro style K card and an experience unlike any other in MLB, a seat in Felix’s own cheering section at Safeco Field.

The King’s Court Retro K Card

The fourth section for King’s Court was opened at 5pm Thursday after the other three sections sold out. If the fourth section also sells out, there will be a record crowd of 1,700 “K” chanting fans in the house for Saturday’s game.

Saturday is also Turn Back the Clock Day. The Mariners and Angels will be wearing vintage uniforms from the 1955 Seattle Rainiers and Pacific Coast League Los Angeles Angels. Game time is 4:15pm (FOX broadcast). Gates open at 2:15pm (1:45pm in The ‘Pen).

Tickets for the King’s Court are available online at www.Mariners.com/Felix.

Mariners Game Central – May 21

Game Information: Seattle Mariners (19-24) vs. Texas Rangers (26-16) | 7:10 pm | Safeco Field
Pitching Match-Up: RHP Felix Hernandez (3-3, 3.02) vs. RHP Yu Darvish (6-1, 2.60)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also available at Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised in HD on ROOT Sports…also available via MLB.tv
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live pitch-by-pitch box score 

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The King’s Court

The King’s Court is returning for a full season of fun at Safeco Field, and it starts on Opening Night this Friday.

Fans loved getting dressed up and cheering on Mariners ace Felix Hernandez whenever he took the mound at Safeco Field last season, and it soon became one of the hottest tickets in town. Combined with the excitement already surrounding the Home Opener, this Friday’s Court should be no different. For $45, fans will receive a newly designed King Felix T-shirt, ‘K’ card and, of course, admission to the best section in baseball. Get your tickets today via Mariners.com.

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