Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 11/15/14
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Felix Hernandez lit up for third loss in a row

Seattle Mariners 3, Toronto Blue Jays 7
When: 7:07 ET, Thursday, September 13, 2012
Where: Rogers Centre, Toronto
Temperature: 73 degrees
Umpires: Home — Jerry Meals, 1B — Scott Barry, 2B — Gary Darling, 3B — Paul Emmel
Attendance: 13,756

Love ‘em 1. Powering up

The Mariners continue to flash strong power numbers away from Safeco.

Tonight, Seattle had four of their seven hits go for extra bases. Two of those ended up putting runs on the board.

The biggest hit of the night might have been Dustin Ackley’s home run to centerfield in the seventh. It was his 11th bomb of the season, and his first of the month.

2. Rebounding series

After a devastating sweep at home—compliments of the Oakland Athletics—Seattle need a moral booster.

Even though they lost tonight’s contest, this was an overall successful series for the M’s. They managed to win the series, taking the first two games out of the three game series. In those wins the outscored the Blue Jays 7-5.

The Mariners had 12 extra base hits over the entire series—three home runs and nine doubles.

3. Triunfel

Carlos Triunfel is a name that’s been passing through Seattle for some time now. While he was once looked at as a top prospect—and shortstop of the future—he’s since fallen out of favor with management.

The 22-year old is getting his first look at the big leagues this September and making the best of it. In tonight’s ninth inning he registered his first Major League hit.

Hate ‘em 1. Felix lit up

Of all his starts this season, this is the one to forget if you’re Felix Hernandez.

Happy Felix Day was far from happy. Photo Credit: Yahoo Sports

The M’s ace was king of nothing tonight as the Jays hit him hard. In four innings of work he was tagged for seven runs. Those runs came off of 10 hits, two of which were home runs.

The start ballooned Hernandez’s ERA from 2.67 to 2.92 on the season. It doesn’t seem like much, but it is when you’re competing for a Cy Young award.

2. Cy Young hopes blown?

Speaking of that Cy Young award, it suddenly seems very unattainable for Felix Hernandez.

After an electric August, Hernandez has now dropped three straight. His ERA in that time is a perfect 9.0. While his control has remained solid (15/4 K/BB) he’s been incredibly hittable giving up 30 hits and three home runs.

These rough starts have inflated Felix’s ERA to 2.92 and pushed his record to 13-7. As Weaver and Verlander surge ahead, the king continues to slip.

3. Capps tagged again

Carter Capps has a very bright future in front of him, but he’s yet to make the most of his September callup.

Tonight’s earned run was Capps’ fifth in five appearances. His ERA sits at 4.11 on the season.

The one good thing is that Capps continues to flash durability and overpowering stuff. Each of his last five appearances have been more than one inning long while accumulating 14 punchouts.

Notes

Game 3 Boxscore | “Q” provides a post game M’s Recap

Encarnacion is the eighth player in Blue Jays to history to hit 40 homers in a season. He raised his RBI count to 102.

Hernandez has allowed 16 runs and 30 hits in 16 innings during his three-game slide.

Blue Jays OF Rajai Davis stole his 43rd base, second in the majors behind Los Angeles Angels rookie Mike Trout (45).

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