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The A's Lost, So I'm

The A's In Late InningsI'm all kinds of numb from this game, considering it was one of the most heart-breaking losses and excruciating experiences of my life as a fan... but, well, I write a blog and have to fill it and so on, and so on. Let's just get into it.> SP Jon Lester is, we are told and with all kinds of prior experience, a dominant post-season pitcher. So...
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Oh, So Close – The Seattle Mariners Miss the Playoffs

The long arduous baseball season came to an end Sunday afternoon for the Seattle Mariners when they would receive no more help from the lowly Texas Rangers. Behind stellar pitching from Sonny Gray, the Oakland Athletics pulled the rip cord on their free fall in the standings and ensured at least one more game against the Kansas City Royals Tuesday night, while Felix Hernandez’s...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners, Felix Hernandez win finale over Rangers, but eliminated from playoff contention

The Mariners’ postseason dreams ended Sunday, but not by their own doing. Seattle was in the middle of polishing off what would eventually be a 4-1 victory over the Angels before a crowd of 40,823 at Safeco Field when A’s pitcher Sonny Gray closed out his 4-0 shutout over the Rangers in Arlington, Texas. With the Oakland win, the Athletics secured the second wild-card berth...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners season a success after reaching 87 wins

SEATTLE (AP) Lloyd McClendon's words after wrapping up his first season as manager in Seattle laid the foundation that just being in postseason contention until the final day won't be acceptable for the Mariners going forward. After a surprise season when Seattle still had playoff hopes entering Game No. 162, McClendon has made clear that the second-longest playoff drought...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Felix Hernandez Exited Mariners Game With Standing Ovation (Video)

And exit fit for a King.  The Mariners were playing the Oakland A’s and perhaps could’ve made the playoffs but the A’s played a little better and jumped ahead to lead the game. In the 6th inning, Felix Hernandez was taken out of the game and with that said, he exited with a huge standing ovation and fans thanked him. Your browser does not support iframes. King Felix won the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Could scoring changes impact AL Cy Young race?

Two September scoring alterations shifted ERA for the American League's foremost Cy Young contenders. As the Seattle Mariners' Felix Hernandez and Cleveland Indians' Corey Kluber made their cases to be recognized as the league's top pitcher, reversals of errors moved their ERA in opposite directions. Kluber's went up when Major League Baseball decided in mid-September...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
2 days ago  |  Discuss

AL Cy Young Award decided on an official scoring change?

Will an official scoring decision determine the winner of the 2014 AL Cy Young Award? Kluber: 235.67 IP / 269 K / 51 BB / 2.44 ERA / 2.34 FIP / 1.095 WHIP King F: 236.00 IP / 248 K / 46 BB / 2.14 ERA / 2.56 FIP/ 0.92 WHIP In his final start of the season, Felix Hernandez tossed 5.33 IP scoreless, allowing only one base runner in the process. He lowered his league-leading ERA to 2...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

End of Season Fantasy Baseball Starting Pitcher Rankings

Johnny Cueto was one of three National League pitchers to win 20 games.  The other two were Clayton Kershaw (21) and Adam Wainwright (20).  Corey Kluber, Max Scherzer, Madison Bumgarner and Jered Weaver were the only other pitchers to win 18 games.  Cueto had an unbelievable season, and had it not been for Kershaw winning 21 of his 27 starts, he would be the NL Cy Young...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Factor12 Top50 FINAL

RANK PITCHERS AGE IP F12 1 Clayton Kershaw* 26 198.33 33.755 2 Felix Hernandez 28 236.00 32.740 3 Corey Kluber 28 235.67 32.445 4 David Price* 28 248.33 32.105 5 Johnny Cueto 28 243.67 31.341 6 Chris Sale* 25 174.00 30.908 7 Adam Wainwright 32 227.00 30.719 8 Jon Lester* 30 219.67 30.715 9 Phil Hughes 28 209.67 30.618 10 Wade Davis 28 72.00 30.564 11 Jordan...
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Mariners beat Angels but fall one win shy of postseason

  The Seattle Mariners played the final game of the season in split screen. Part of attention was transfixed on field and making sure the Mariners closed with a victory in the hope it had postseason meaning. The other was on the out-of-town scoreboard hoping for the result they needed in Texas. ''This was a very hard game to manage. I had one eye on the scoreboard and one...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Angels end regular season; get swept by Seattle

There is only one game left in the 2014 MLB Regular Season for both, the Angels and the Mariners.For the Halos, looking to avoid to end their season the exact same way it started, a three-game sweep. For Seattle, a must-win game, and hope that Oakland loses as well.Cory Rasmus and Felix Hernandez were the starters in the series, and season, finale.Michael Saunders gave the Mariners...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Felix Hernandez gets beautiful standing ovation, curtain call from Mariners fans (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes. Felix Hernandez pitched 5.1 scoreless innings on Sunday in the Mariners’ last game of the season, and he exited to a beautiful standing ovation from Seattle fans after clinching his second career ERA title. King Felix entered Sunday’s game with a 2.18 ERA, which was 0.01 behind Chris Sale’s […]
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle's season over despite 4-1 win over Angels

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners' comeback attempt for a wild-card berth fell just short. Felix Hernandez threw five shutout innings to secure the American League ERA title, but the Mariners were eliminated from the postseason despite a 4-1 win over the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday. Seattle started the day needing a win over the AL West champion plus an Oakland loss at Texas...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

The Emotional End To Felix Hernandez’s Season Was Perfect

Felix Hernandez has never pitched in the postseason. Today, Hernandez had a chance to push... Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Still chasin': 3 MLB playoff races go to last day

Going to Game 162, and still no telling where or when Felix Hernandez, Andrew McCutchen and Miguel Cabrera will play after this weekend. Down to the last day of the regular season, and three playoff races are up for grabs - the second AL wild-card spot, the AL Central and the NL Central. With Derek Jeter set to bid farewell at Fenway Park on Sunday, a look at the final-day drama...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners still in playoff race, beat Angels in extras

The Seattle Mariners stayed in the AL playoff race Saturday night, forcing the chase down to the final day when Austin Jackson barely beat a double-play relay in the 11th inning to edge the Los Angeles Angels 2-1. The Mariners moved within one game of Oakland for the second AL wild-card spot. The A's lost 5-4 at Texas. Seattle ace Felix Hernandez will start against the AL West...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Official scoring change gives King Felix shot at winning AL ERA title

SEATTLE — Felix Hernandez's earned run average dropped Saturday without the Seattle ace throwing a pitch, giving him a chance to win a second AL ERA title. Hernandez failed to field a bunt by Josh Thole during a seven-run fifth inning in Tuesday's 10-2 loss at Toronto, a play called a hit by official scorer Herb Morrell. Major League Baseball executive vice president...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Scoring change gives Hernandez shot at ERA title

SEATTLE (AP) Felix Hernandez's earned run average dropped Saturday without the Seattle ace throwing a pitch, giving him a chance to win a second AL ERA title. Hernandez failed to field a bunt by Josh Thole during a seven-run fifth inning in Tuesday's 10-2 loss at Toronto, a play called a hit by official scorer Herb Morrell. Major League Baseball changed the decision to an...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Tickets Below Season Average For Series Vs Angels

The Seattle Mariners are on the brink of being eliminated from the playoffs. Seattle is two games behind Oakland for the second Wild Card spot in the American League. While the A’s get to play a weekend series against the last place Texas Rangers, the Mariners will be hosting the first place Los Angeles Angels. On the secondary market, the average price for Seattle Mariners tickets...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Corey Kluber's case for the Cy Young

CLEVELAND -- Does the adage "it's not how you start, it's how you finish" apply to voting for the Cy Young Award? That is certainly being debated as Corey Kluber and Felix Hernandez have separated themselves from the pack. For most of the season, King Felix has been the favorite, especially after a major league-record run of 16 consecutive starts where he pitched...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Did Cleveland’s Defense Sabotage Danny Salazar’s Start?

Among the points one is compelled to make when arguing on behalf of Corey Kluber‘s candidacy for this year’s Cy Young award is that the defense behind him has been of suspect quality, leading to an inflated BABIP (.316) and higher ERA (68 ERA-) than his main rival for the distinction, Felix Hernandez (63 ERA-). […]
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

The Tight NL Rookie Of The Year Race That Isn’t

Think about how many of the major awards are all but sewn up with just under a week before the ballots are due, won’t you? Clayton Kershaw is clearly winning the NL Cy Young, probably unanimously. Felix Hernandez, despite a late push from Corey Kluber and an atrocious outing in Toronto on Tuesday, is still the […]
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays mathematically eliminated from postseason contention

One of the longest postseason droughts in baseball will continue for another year, with the Toronto Blue Jays officially eliminated from playoff contention on Tuesday. Toronto beat Felix Hernandez and the Seattle Mariners, 10-2, but with the Kansas City Royals' (86-71) 7-1 win over Cleveland the Blue Jays (80-77) were eliminated, missing out on the playoffs for a 21st straight...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Wednesday: September 24, 2014

Five picks from yesterday were incorrect. I had hoped the Yankees would run it and at least give themselves a chance. But their old RISP problem cropped up again and sank them and probably their season for good. The Mariners got pounded. I really thought Felix Hernandez would be better. He had nothing.I had the Padres and the Rockies wrong. I had the Diamondbacks and the Twins...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays tag Hernandez for 7 runs in one inning, rout fading Mariners

  The worst inning Felix Hernandez has ever endured put another dent in Seattle's sinking playoff hopes. Dalton Pompey hit his first major league homer off Hernandez, and the Toronto Blue Jays roughed up the 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner for a career-worst-tying eight earned runs in a 10-2 victory over the Mariners on Tuesday night. ''As an ace, I take responsibility...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss
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