Found August 16, 2012 on The Outside Corner:
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.As we all know by now, Felix Hernandez threw a perfect game against the Rays yesterday. Some interesting factoids about the game... -Hernandez got 26 swinging strikes on 113 pitches, good for 23%. Aroldis Chapman, the most dominant reliever in baseball, is getting whiffs on just 19.3% of his pitches. Also, that 23% more than doubled Hernandez's whiff rate of 10.4% -This is the third no-hitter at Safeco Field this year, and the second thrown by a Mariners pitcher -This is the second perfect game this season involving the Mariners, after Phil Humber threw a perfecto against them in April -Hernandez is actually having the best year of his career thusfar, with career best strikeout, walk, and homer rates, along with a career-best FIP and ERA and xFIP numbers that are lower than his career norm -The Rays have now been on the losing end of three of the last six perfect games, and have been no hit four times in the last four seasons So kudos to the King, one of the bes...
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