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Chris Young and Dropping the Fastball

We’re constantly on the lookout for the adjustments pitchers make. We love being able to spot where the game of baseball is changing, and you never know when a pitcher’s next tweak might vault him into another performance level. Felix Hernandez became Felix Hernandez when he picked up a reliable change. Dallas Keuchel became someone worth […]
Via Fangraphs
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Angels lose the pitchers’ duel in extras

Six hours after a 3-2 walk-off win over Seattle in the 16th inning, the Angels and Mariners faced each other in game two of a three game series.Garrett Richards and Felix Hernandez took the mound, it would be considered an ace-off if Jered Weaver wasn’t an Angel.Just as advertised, it was a pitching duel. Both Richards and Hernandez pitched five scoreless innings, with Richards...
Via In The Neutral Zone
3 days ago  |  Discuss

FG On Fox: Nine Things to Know about the Best Changeup in Baseball

If the baseball season ended today, an awful lot of people would be awfully confused, and the Seattle Mariners would qualify for the playoffs. There’s no bigger reason for the Mariners’ success than Felix Hernandez, and there’s no bigger reason for Felix Hernandez’s success than his changeup. Felix featured his change as the American League’s […]
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Mariners, Rays discussing David Price trade

The Seattle Mariners, in the very competitive American League West, are reportedly considering making a big splash on the trade market. FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi reports that the Mariners are having “on going” talks with the Tampa Bay Rays centered around their ace, David Price, and the versatile Ben Zobrist as well. Mariners are having ongoing trade discussions with Rays regarding...
Via Sports-Glory
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball: 2014 Fantasy All-Stars

This week is the MLB All-Star break. After the Home Run Derby on Monday and the All-Star game on Tuesday, the players will receive a much deserved two days off before hitting the field on Friday. For fantasy owners, the All-Star break isn’t just about some fun festivities, it’s a time where owners can reflect on their team’s first half. After the All-Star break, the push for...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

This Felix Hernandez fastball, changeup GIF is awesome

It’s GIFs like these that make the hardcore baseball fans drool. Reddit user Trixstar3 created this GIF of Felix Hernandez throwing a fastball and changeup and superimposed it so you can see the movement of the two pitches at the same time. This actually came from two pitches thrown to Brandon Moss during a July […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Felix Hernandez & Adam Wainwright get All-Star Game Nods

Both the American League and National League have named their starting pitchers for the 2014 MLB All-Star Game and they are Felix Hernandez & Adam Wainwright respectively. Both have emerged as front-runners for the Cy Young awards in their separate leagues and have shown over the past few seasons that they are a part of the MLBs pitching elite. Hernandez is currently 11-2 with...
Via The Sideline
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Gets The Honor Of Taking The Mound At Target Field First For The AL?

Felix Hernandez is an All-Star but Should he Start? I don’t think anyone is going to argue that one way or another the Ace of the Seattle Mariner’s starting rotation in 2014, Felix Hernandez, is an All-Star.  No question about it!  Write his name in ink! But should he get to start that game? While the decision of who starts is ultimately up to the AL All-Star Team Manager,...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Run Support for the King?  It’s Inconsistent At Best

Feast of Famine for Felix Hernandez Watching Seattle Mariners‘ ace Felix Hernandez pitch is an absolute joy.  Watching him pitch with some of the run support he has received from his teammates can also be an absolute nightmare. To say the M’s offense is inconsistent when Felix is on the hill is probably something of an understatement.  Let’s take a look at some numbers....
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
26 days ago  |  Discuss

The Mariners are the hottest team that no one is talking about

Felix Hernandez – Photo Credit – Kevin Schofield   The Seattle Mariners opened up alot of eyes this past weekend by sweeping the red hot Kansas City Royals. Other teams need to start taking this Mariners team serious. After losing 5 in a row two weeks ago, they have won 7 of their past 9 to move within 6 1/2 games of 1st place in the AL West. Now, it might be more of a pipe...
Via Hot Stove MLB
28 days ago  |  Discuss
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