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Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Felix Hernandez has been named the American League Pitcher of the Month for June.
Hernandez went 3-1 with a 1.22 ERA (6 ER, 44.1 IP) in 6 starts during the month. He struck out 54 batters during the month to tie for 2nd in the AL (Darvish – 57, Price – 54), the most strikeouts he has recorded in a month during his career (previous: 51 in June 2010, August 2010, August 2011).
His 1.22 ERA is 10th-lowest in a month in club history (min. 5 GS), and the 4th-lowest of his career (0.82 – August 2010, 0.94 – June 2009, 1.08 – August 2012).
This is the fourth monthly honor for Hernandez, also winning the award in August 2012, September 2009 and June 2009. Felix is the only pitcher in club history to win more than two Pitcher of the Month awards (Randy Johnson – 2, Mark Langston – 2). Edgar Martinez won five Player of the Month Awards during his Mariners career.
For the season, Hernandez is 10-2 with a 2.10 ERA and has recorded 137 strikeouts in his 18 starts.
|Felix’s American League Pitcher of the Month Awards:|
|June 2014: 6 GS, 3-1, 1.22, 54 SO|
|August 2012: 5 GS, 4-0, 1.08, 31 SO|
|September 2009: 7 GS, 6-0, 1.52, 38 SO|
|June 2009: 5 GS, 3-0, 0.94, 35 SO|
Tickets for tonight’s first home start by pitching ace Felix Hernandez are selling at a pace about five times faster than for a typical Friday night game in April.
At this rate, attendance for the game will likely be over 40,000. The specially priced $25 Main Level seats are expected to sell out by late this afternoon. There are still specially priced $12 View Level seats available, as well as full-price tickets in other locations.
For those of you planning on walk-up tickets, here’s some advice. Get here early because there could be long lines at the ticket windows. Even better is to get your tickets before you arrive via mariners.com/felix for the specially priced Supreme Court tickets, and mariners.com/tickets for regular priced seats. Fans should use the print at home or mobile ticket option for the fastest experience once at the ballpark. But if you do have to buy your ticket in person when you arrive, you have the option of using the self-serve ticket kiosks located around the ballpark.
The first “Supreme Court” was held on August 21, 2012, to celebrate Felix’s perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays. The “Supreme Court” now marks the first Safeco Field start by Hernandez each season.
The Supreme Court grew out of the “King’s Court,” specially designated sections in left field where yellow-t-shirted fans cheer on Felix by waving K cards and chanting for strike outs. The King’s Court started in 2011.
Mariners ace pitcher Felix Hernandez and Grammy-winning recording artist Macklemore teamed up at Safeco Field to surprise a group of students from Bellevue’s Highland Middle School and launch an anti-bullying campaign.
The students gathered at the ballpark for what they thought was a public service announcement taping with the Mariner Moose. The students were in for more than a little surprise when the Moose was suddenly recast with the two Seattle superstars.
Felix and Macklemore are two individuals who are not afraid to stand up, stand out and celebrate their individuality. In the PSA, they ask students to “be kind, stay positive, and support each other,” and to sign an anti-bullying pledge. The PSA ends with the line, “Together, we can change the game.” The 30-second PSA will be distributed to radio and TV stations throughout Western Washington.
“Everyone deserves to feel safe at their school. I hope kids will hear our message and treat each other with respect and kindness,” said Hernandez.
“It’s an honor to be working with the Mariners and Felix Hernandez to help spread a message of individuality to our area schools. We hope to encourage our youth to feel free to be themselves and to take care of each other along the way,” said Macklemore.
The campaign also consists of an education component for Seattle-area middle schools with posters and activity guides for teachers, as well as online resources at mariners.com/changethegame to provide students, teachers and parents tools to help address the issue of bullying in schools. Parents can help their children complete the activities and take the anti-bullying pledge to be entered into a contest to meet Hernandez and Macklemore prior to the Seattle Mariners vs. New York Yankees game on Thursday, June 12, which is Macklemore Bobblehead Night at Safeco Field.
The first edition of Mariners Magazine (Volume 25, Issue 1) featuring Robinson Cano is now available for purchase throughout Safeco Field and at any of the five Mariners Team Stores. You can also subscribe to Mariners Magazine and have it delivered to your home.
The 2014 edition of the Mariners Yearbook featuring cover boys Felix Hernandez and Robinson Cano has also been published and is available at Safeco Field and Mariners Team Stores.
Be sure to pick up your copies of both publications, as well as the 2014 Information Guide, starting at tonight’s home opener vs. the Angels.
Tonight on Mariners Mondays on ROOT SPORTS Felix and the Mariners bats dominate the Red Sox and the Angels.
In back-to-back starts in early July, Felix Hernandez was his usual excellent self. On July 8, against Boston, he held the Red Sox to two runs and six hits over seven innings, struck out six and maintained his 2.69 ERA, the second lowest in the league (just behind Hisashi Iwakuma). He also got an assist from the Mariners bats, pounding out 15 hits in the 11-4 victory.
Five days later, with the Los Angeles Angels in town, Felix was back in fine form throwing eight shutout innings. Justin Smoak led the offense with four RBI, including a three-run homer off Jered Weaver. The final score, 6-0, gave Felix his 10th win of the season.
Mariners Mondays airs tonight, February 17, beginning at 7:30 pm, right after Mariners All-Access. Mariners Mondays episodes air weekly on ROOT SPORTS during the offseason and Spring Training, building to the March 31 season opener against the Los Angeles Angels.
Felix Hernandez is up against Phillies second baseman Chase Utley in the latest round of the MLB Network Face of MLB Challenge. Mariners fans have until 5 am PT/8 am ET to tweet or retweet #FelixHernandez and #FaceofMLB.
Here are some statistics that back up why we think Felix is the Face of MLB…
And his bio that will run in the 2014 Mariners Information Guide that gives you almost every statistic you could possibly imagine:
Thank you to all fans who tweeted and retweeted #FelixHernandez in MLB Network’s Round 1 Face of MLB Challenge between Mariners ace Felix Hernandez and Pirates MVP outfielder Andrew McCutchen. Mariners fans staged a great comeback to win the social media competition and advance Felix to the next round.
There were a lot of great tweets from fans supporting Felix and why we consider him the Face of MLB, both on and off the field.
Stay tuned for the next round of #FaceofMLB!
Mariners Mondays on ROOT SPORTS get started next week with a look back at two 2013 milestone wins for Mariners ace Felix Hernandez—an outstanding performance vs. Oakland on Opening Night, and his 100th career win against the Astros.
Last year’s season opener (at Oakland) on April 1, was another impressive performance for Felix, even by his high standards. He pitched 7 2/3 scoreless innings, striking out eight, and retiring the first 10 batters in order. Franklin Gutierrez produced all the offense the Mariners needed with a two-run single in the 5th, giving the Mariners a 2-0 win over the A’s.
A couple of starts later, Felix was on the mound in Houston for what would be his 100th career win. Felix pitched six scoreless innings and the Mariners offense backed him up with three home runs for the 7-1 win over the Astros. On that night, April 22, 2013, Felix joined Jamie Moyer and Randy Johnson as the only pitchers to reach 100 wins with the Mariners.
The first Mariners Mondays episode airs tonight on ROOT SPORTS beginning at 7:30 pm, right after Mariners All Access, which goes behind the scenes with manager Lloyd McClendon.
Mariners Mondays episodes will air on ROOT SPORTS for 12 weeks during the offseason and Spring Training, building to the March 31 season opener against the Los Angeles Angels.