King Felix, indeed. The 12 months of the pitcher has turned into something this bears greater than a season's sculpt while Seattle's Felix Hernandez pitched your great video game versus your Tampa Bay Rays during Safeco Field with Wednesday afternoon.
GALLERY: Perfect games
After Hernandez struck released Sean Rodriguez seeking to stop the sport in addition to protected theBOX SCORE: Mariners 1, Rays 0
"I don't possess any thoughts that will make clear this, " Hernandez, 26, mentioned following game. ''I realized while in the third. I ended up being like, wow, no one on base.
"My full family is usually with Venezuela hence no one is definitely here consequently I rejoice along with most of you," he said directing for the fans.
He joins the White Sox's Philip Humber that secured his contrary to the Mariners at Safeco Field as well as Giants' Matt Cain, exactly who also threw great adventures this season. There in addition have been three no-hitters, one as well at Safeco Field of which had been a combination career among six pitchers: Kevin Millwood, Charlie Furbush, Stephen Pryor, Lucas Luetge, Brandon League along with Tom Wilhelmsen no-hit your L.A. Dodgers on June 8.Hernandez, that 2010 Cy Young Award champion exactly who brings this AL inside shutouts this kind of time of year along with four, fanned 12. The right-hander minted out and about along side it inside the eighth inning, using a distinct stopping ball setting down Evan Longoria, Ben Zobrist along with Carlos Pena. He used 113 pitches, 77 pertaining to strikes.
He is 11-5 to the year, that has a 2.60 ERA. He's fanned 174 throughout 180 innings associated with work. And right now your dog features additional one more superlative to help his / her resume, one particular he has extended wanted around his / her eight-year career, just about all with the Mariners.
"Words cannot explain it. I've already been working so very difficult that will dispose of one, available for you guys," Hernandez claimed into the Safeco Field masses involving just about 22,000.
"It was in my own mind, the actual complete game. C'mon, you gotta carry out it, everyone gotta do it. When I became available for that ninth, I was your bit of nervous, but the truth is gotta create your pitches."
Catcher John Jaso helped guideline him throughout the wonderful feat.
"He under no circumstances does struggle. He held producing pitches the whole game through," Jaso said. "The previous at-bat going down 2-0 in addition to nevertheless owning that confidence to travel slider. He had in which self-confidence almost all day. . As a new hitter you only got a chance to word of advice your cap and also say nobody can certainly click that. Maybe (Barry) Bonds."
Pinch-hitter Jeff Keppinger grounded to help shortstop Brendan Ryan, who retired him or her for the next-to-last out. That disrupted a chain regarding four strikeouts out of Hernandez.
"I just wish to rise almost all in. I'm so happy involving (Hernandez)," Ryan said. "What some sort of guy. Lucky that they are being dressed in a Mariner unvarying today.
"I ended up being attempting to say to by myself once the sixth inning hit, 'Don't get also excited.'"
Ryan, who had been the third out there regarding Humber's perfecto about April 21, added:
"I appeared to be your 27th out a number of several weeks back and definitely not fun."
He did his section Wednesday, scoring the only real run the actual Mariners needed. He singled inside the 3 rd inning, stole second, sophisticated in order to finally using a outrageous review and scored with a Jesus Montero single.
Rays manager Joe Maddon attempted that will affect Hernandez's groove having a couple outs in the seventh, arguing golf balls and strikes using umpire Rob Drake. That simply drew him an ejection along with Hernandez retired Matt Joyce using a groundout in order to initial to end the inning.
Cain's perfecto came resistant to the Houston Astros on June 13 with San Francisco additionally an initial with the Giants franchise.
As for Jered Weaver in the Los Angeles Angels along with Johan Santana belonging to the N.Y. Mets? They only thrown no-hitters.