Found August 20, 2012 on
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The news this week is painfully obvious. And we at the “Call to the Bullpen” wanted to make sure it was handled properly with over an hour of content.
We discuss Felix Hernandez’s perfect game, John Jaso’s role, why perfect games are so common now, why they always happen to the Rays, and where this performance ranks with other famously pitched games.
From there we are joined by Tim Livingston to discuss Melky Cabrerra’s suspension, how he could win the batting title, Buster Posey’s MVP-caliber season, Brandon Belt’s hot bat, Tim Lincecum’s new approach, and the closer by committee situation.
Also on the show:
Is Bobby Valentine done in Boston?
Was he set up to fail?
Should the Nationals have a hard innings limit on Stephen Strasburg?
Will they change their minds?
The best and worst case scenarios for Washington.
Todd Frazier has been amazing
Edinson Volquez has been atrocious
Chase Headley: Power Hitter?
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Fans, analysts and general managers around baseball cannot seem to accept that Felix Hernandez may stay with Seattle. The fact that King Felix is the best young pitcher in the game and recently threw a perfect game does not neccessarily guarantee he will be pitching in a mega-market like Boston or New York at some point in the near future. The Mariners have their ace under control...
Mariners right-hander Felix Hernandez is regarded as one of the best pitchers in baseball. That means he'll be most expensive to re-sign when his contract expires at the end of the 2014 season. But Hernandez was convincing in an interview with Sports Radio KJR on Tuesday in a spot that focused mostly on his recent perfect game. Hernandez said he had only one other no-hitter...
Normally when a team has won six in a row at home, that's the story going into game No. 7. This isn't normally. Felix Hernandez, coming off the first perfect game in Seattle Mariners history, makes his first start since the perfecto Tuesday. The Mariners are making it a holiday of sorts, giving away 34,000 T-shirts to commemorate the game. Normally, 800-1,000 or so...
Move over, Tebowing. Felixing is the new phenomenon. When Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez threw the 23rd perfect game in Major League Baseball history on Wednesday, he celebrated the last out by lifting his right leg and waving both arms in the air. Ever since, the pose has a life of its own. Teammates Charlie Furbush, Lucas Luetge, John Jaso and Tom Wilhelmsen mimicked Hernandez...
King for a Day, Perfect ForeverFelix Hernandez Throws a Perfect Game
Fleix Hernandez completed the first perfect game in the history of the Seattle Mariners Wednesday. It is the 23rd in MLB history but what may be even more impressive is the fact he had to be perfect as his M’s only scored one run. The lone run came on an RBI single off the bat of catcher Jesus Montero who was...
Photo Credit: Otto Gruele, Jr./Getty ImagesEditor's Note: This is the first installment in a new series that runs every Monday regarding the Seattle Mariners.As of yesterday, the Mariners ranked 26th in runs, 29th in batting average, and dead last in OBP and slugging percentage...
Felix Hernandez was as good as can be the last time he took the mound, tossing the majors' third perfect game this season and the first in Seattle Mariners history.
He was anything but perfect the last time he faced the Cleveland Indians.
Hernandez looks to help Seattle win its season high-tying seventh straight game while running his personal unbeaten streak to 13 and avenging...
Perfection meant for a King
I still get goose bumps hearing “He’s 3 outs away from immortality!”
Did you guys honestly think I was going to do anything but the perfect game this week?
In case you blatantly refuse to watch the television, read a news paper, or log onto your favorite website here at nwsportsbeat.com, you already know all about the perfect game by Felix Hernandez...
Perfection never looked so good
Finally it has happened. After 34 and a half years of Seattle Mariners baseball, one of our own has thrown a perfect game.
Felix Hernandez faced 27 Tampa Bay Rays batters last Wednesday afternoon, and he sent them all back to the dugout without reaching base. Including 12 via the strikeout.
Felix went on to win the AL Player of the Week award for...
Felix Hernandez wasn't perfect. He was still dominant.
Hernandez allowed one run in 7 2-3 innings in the first start following his perfect game, Jesus Montero hit a three-run homer in Seattle's four-run seventh inning, and the Mariners won their seventh straight beating the Cleveland Indians 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Greeted by a crowd of more than 39,000, most of them in yellow...
Yesterday’s perfect game was thrown by Felix Hernandez was the 23rd in Major League Baseball history and the third this season. Not only is this the third this season, but it’s the sixth perfect game thrown since July 2009, which is more than a quarter of the total perfect games in Major League Baseball history. There have been a total of six no-hitters this season as we are...