Originally written on NorthWest Sports Beat  |  Last updated 8/15/12

Happy Perfect Felix Day

We have a new Northwest sports moment in time as 21,889 Major League baseball fans witnessed MLB history today at Safeco Field in Seattle.

The King, Felix Hernandez today showed some of the best form we’ve ever seen from him in a Seattle uniform to pitch a Perfect Game in front of the Kings Court and M’s faithful.

Final score Seattle 1 Tampa Bay 0. 27 Up 27 Down for the KING!

What a great couple of days the Seattle Mariners have had.

Coming into today the King was 6-0 with a 1.73 ERA (16 ER, 83.1 IP) over his last 11 games. Hernandez hasn’t lost since June 12 to the San Diego Padres and had given up two or fewer runs in nine of his last 11 starts.

I’d say he likes pitching against the Rays. That might be an understatement. He allowed just one run and five hits in eight innings in their April outing.

Before today he was 3-2 with a 2.28 ERA in 10 career starts against Tampa.

A Gem

The fastball was on. The change up was incredible, and I do mean incredible. We all know Felix was in the mood today.

After 2 innings Felix had only thrown 17 pitches. He’d tossed 24 pitches thru 3 innings, and after 6 innings the King had 7 strikeouts, on ONLY 69 pitches.

“Time to turn on your TV’s or Radio”

Felix Hernandez Perfection

After 8 innings Felix had thrown 32 balls and 66 strikes. The M’s were still up 1-0 and play by play man Dave Sims pronounced

“He’s 3 outs away from IMMORTALITY!”

That was amazing!

You could hear the buzz going like wildfire thru the Twitter-world and Interwebs. King Felix was trending on the WWW.

TV

Most folks were able to watch today’s game on MLB.tv as it was a “FREE” game.

The network got this one right didn’t they?

The gem gave Seattle another series win, which can’t be overlooked either. They now stand at 55-64 on the year. 14 games back of Texas in the AL West.

EPIC

What an satisfying two days for M’s fans this has been. Last night in game 2 of the series vs. the Tampa Bay Rays Kevin Millwood had a solid outing. The big right hander pitched seven strong innings on 102 pitches.

Eric Thames sealed the deal with a walkoff single, that propelled the M’s to another big home win.

The two-run rally came against major-league saves leader Fernando Rodney, who had converted 22 consecutive opportunities.

The Rays vs. M’s Game 3 Boxscore and post game recap will be posted shortly.

I’m going out on a limb I’m sure. But this game has to get Felix back in the 2012 AL Cy Young front runner chat.

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