Originally posted on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 5/17/12
The numbers say otherwise The subject of Felix Hernandez and the lack of run support the Seattle Mariners are giving him is such an interesting subject of conversation because of the preconceived notions that are attached to them. Preconceived notions? Absolutely! Before you start asking, I already know. Since the beginning of 2009, the Mariners offense has only given Hernandez 2 or less runs in 39 starts (22% of his starts since 2009), and while it does seem like an awfully high number of starts, you have to consider that Hernandez made 108 starts in that time frame. Felix could use these two in their prime's right about now. Moreover, Hernandez received 3 or more runs per start in the other 69 starts (64% of his starts) during the same time frame.  That’s 9 starts shy of being double the amount of starts in which Felix has received more run support than not. An interesting side note about those 39 starts (36% of his starts); there are 15 games (14% of his starts) in which Fel...
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