Felix Facts

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With the 2014 season now completed, we put the following information together on Felix Hernandez and his amazing season. We are hopeful Felix will win his second American League Cy Young Award, and the below information supports the cause.

FELIX HERNANDEZ | Cy Young Award

  • The Record – 15-6, 2.14 ERA (56 ER, 236.0 IP) in 34 starts (27 quality starts).
  • ERA Title - Claimed his second AL ERA title with a 2.14 mark ahead of Chris Sale (2.17).
  • Low ERA – ERA of 2.14 was the lowest by an AL pitcher since Pedro Martinez recorded a 1.74 mark in 2000.
  • Strong Finish - Posted a 1.66 ERA (7 ER, 38.0 IP) in 6 starts in September (2-1, 3 ND).
  • WHIP Leader - Had the lowest WHIP in the AL at 0.915, the lowest by an AL pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 2000 (0.737).
  • AL Leaderboard - 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 (5th, 5.39), Strikeouts per 9.0 IP (5th, 9.46).
  • The Felix Quality Start - Set a Major League record with 16 consecutive starts allowing 2 or fewer runs in at least 7.0 innings May 18-August 11…old record was 13 straight starts by Tom Seaver in 1971.
  • 200 Strikeouts - Is the only pitcher to record 200 strikeouts in each of the last 6 seasons (since 2009)…recorded his 6th consecutive season exceeding 200 strikeouts and 200.0 innings pitched; tied for 3rd-longest streak in MLB history behind Tom Seaver (9, 1968-76), Roger Clemens (7, 19867-92) and Walter Johnson (7, 1910-16),
  • Opponent Batting Average – Led the AL with a .200 opponent batting average.
  • Opponent On-Base Pct - Recorded the lowest opponent on-base percentage in the AL at .243, the 3rd-lowest by an AL pitcher during the designated hitter era (since 1973), trailing only Pedro Martinez (.213 in 2000) and Justin Verlander (.242 in 2011).
  • OPS & Slugging – Held opponents to a .546 OPS (2nd in AL) and .303 slugging percentage (2nd in AL).
  • You’ll Get 7.0 – Pitched at least 7.0 innings in 24 of 34 starts, 2nd-best in AL (Price, 26).
  • 2 of Fewer Runs Allowed - Allowed 2 or fewer runs in AL leading 25 starts (Kluber 2nd with 23).
  • Team Leader – The Mariners were 22-12 when Felix started on the mound…posted an 8-4 record and 2.10 ERA in 19 starts following a Mariners team loss.
  • No-Decision – Recorded a 1.88 ERA in 13 no-decisions (2.09 run support average in no-decisions).
  • Sabermetrics - Ranked 6th in the AL in overall WAR (2nd amongst pitchers) at 6.2.
  • All-Star Starter – Was the starting pitcher for the AL in the All-Star game in Minneapolis (scoreless inning, 2 K).

And here are some videos of King Felix:

Mariners Game Central – Sept. 28 vs. Angels

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Game #162: Seattle Mariners (86-75) vs. Los Angeles Angels (98-63) | 1:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (14-6, 2.18) vs. RHP Cory Rasmus (3-1, 2.28)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | Angels | Mariners-Angels History

Mid-Season Report | Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Mariners All-Access

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This week is the final ROOT SPORTS Mariners All-Access of the 2014 regular season, and it’s a look back at a great year.

  • The Feel of September – The last few weeks have been an exciting time for the players and the fans. Hear from the Mariners on the thrill of chase in September, lessons learned and how they’ve approached the last few weeks.
  • Best plays from September – Highlights from the most meaningful games this season.
  • Best sound of the year – The Mariners celebrated several highlights and mile stone moments this year. Hear from them on those significant moments.
  • Highlights from the year – This highlight package focuses on the best plays from the second half of the season. All the drama packed in to this five minute feature.
  • Mariners Award Candidates – Several of the Mariners ranked among the league leaders in offense, defense and pitching. We run down the list of players in consideration for post-season awards including Manager Lloyd McClendon.

 Mariners All Access airs:

 

  • Sunday noon and 11pm
  • Monday 6:30am and 7pm
  • Wednesday 11pm
  • Friday 6am

 

Mariners Two Millionth Fan

Brian Grimm of Asotin, Washington, is the two millionth fan to pass through the gates of Safeco Field this season.

Brian Grimm of Asotin, Washington, is the two millionth fan to pass through the gates of Safeco Field this season.

On Saturday night, the Seattle Mariners hit an attendance milestone that hasn’t happened at Safeco Field since 2010 – the two millionth fan of the year passed through the gates of the ballpark.

Brian Grimm, a 22-year old student from Asotin, Washington, was showered with confetti and greeted by the Mariner Moose at approximately 5:10pm inside the Home Plate Gate.

Grimm, who came over with his girlfriend to attend the game with his mom, her boyfriend and his little brother. This was only the second time that Grimm had come to Safeco Field. The first time was the weekend in July 1999 when the ballpark opened.

Mariners attendance has increased 15% this year over last season. That’s the biggest percentage increase in all of Major League Baseball.

Thanks fans for a great season and for being True to the Blue!

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Mariners Game Central – Sept. 27 vs. LA Angels

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Game #161: Seattle Mariners (85-75) vs. Los Angeles Angels (98-62) | 6:10 pm | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: LHP James Paxton (6-4, 3.16) vs. LHP C.J. Wilson (13-10, 4.61)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Angels | Mariners-Angels History

Mid-Season Report | Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Here is today’s Game Information:

#TheArrowHasLanded – Save #48

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Fernando’s arrows are taking flight. Follow the Mariners on Twitter after every Rodney save for clues to figure out where each one landed. The fan that finds the arrow will win four tickets to an upcoming home game and an on-field photo before the game. Here’s a roundup of previous scavenger hunts:

Save #39

Save #40

Save #41

Save #42

Save #43

Save #44

Save #45

Save #46

Save #47

Fernando picked up another save on Friday night, a 4-3 win over the Angels that kept the Mariners playoff hopes alive.

The search is on!

ARROW FOUND!

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2014 Mariners Award Winners

Prior to Friday’s Fan Appreciation Game, several players were recognized for their outstanding accomplishments during the 2014 season. Here are some photos of the players that were honored tonight:

Felix Hernandez was named the Mariners Most Valuable Pitcher by the Seattle chapter of the BBWAA.

Felix Hernandez was named the Mariners Most Valuable Pitcher by the Seattle chapter of the BBWAA.

Robinson Cano was named the Most Valuable Player by the Seattle chapter of the BBWAA.

Robinson Cano was named the Most Valuable Player by the Seattle chapter of the BBWAA.

Chris Young was named the Unsung Hero.

Chris Young was named the Unsung Hero.

Fernando Rodney was presented with a Fireman's Hat for setting the Mariners single-season saves record.

Fernando Rodney was presented with a Fireman’s Hat for setting the Mariners single-season saves record.

Kyle Seager was presented the MLBPAA Heart and Hustle Award.

Kyle Seager was presented the MLBPAA Heart and Hustle Award.

Felix Hernandez was honored as the Mariners recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award.

Felix Hernandez was honored as the Mariners recipient of the Roberto Clemente Award.

Mariners Game Central – Sept. 26 vs. Angels

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Game #160: Seattle Mariners (84-75) vs. Los Angeles Angels (98-61) | 7:10 pm ET | Safeco Field
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (14-9, 3.54) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (18-8, 3.52)
Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Angels | Mariners-Angels History

Mid-Season Report | Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Safeco Field’s K9 Team

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While the Mariners “9” have received a lot of attention on the field this season, there is another team that’s getting some notice lately – the K9 Explosive Detection Unit that patrols Safeco Field on game days.

King County Sheriff’s Deputy Jon Akiona and his Springer Spaniel Chase, Deputy Joe Merclich and Rio, a black lab, and Seattle Police Officer Craig Williamson and his yellow lab Dennis can be seen around the ballpark checking for suspicious packages. The dogs are all trained to detect over 19,000 explosive combinations.

While they’re all business while they’re on duty, the K9 officers are still just dogs. They’re friendly, playful and very approachable. Deputy Akiona wanted to find a way to help communicate what they do with the curious fans who approach them at games. So, he came up with the idea of baseball cards. The cards have photos of the three dogs (and there’s one with all the units, including their human partners) that have information about the dogs on the back. Sort of like their “stats.”

Chase’s says that he came from a family in Lake Stevens who couldn’t keep him. He started training to be a bomb sniffing dog in November of 2011 and has been on the job since March 2012. He likes playing with other animals and his favorite thing is food.

Both Dennis and Rio flunked out of guide dog training as puppies due to their curious nature.

Chase, Dennis and Rio all live full time with his human partners and enjoy being ordinary, although very well trained dogs in their spare time.

Here are a couple of feature stories from this week about the K9 teams, from KING TV and 97.3 KIRO FM.

Fan Appreciation Night

Tonight is Fan Appreciation Night at Safeco Field, and we hope to see all of you out at the ballpark today to open the crucial series vs. the Angels. There will be a ton of great prizes handed out tonight, including the chance to watch an inning with Edgar Martinez, a pair of Diamond Club tickets to a game in 2015, autographed memorabilia and several vacation packages, including a trip to spring training. We hope to see all of you at Safeco Field tonight and throughout the weekend. Go Mariners!

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