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Felix Hernandez won't make another start this season

Sep 30, 2010, 7:38 PM EST

Mariners ace Felix Hernandez vowed to the fans in Seattle last week that he would start the club’s regular season finale on Sunday against the A’s.  Fortunately or unfortunately, it appears that M’s management has intervened.

Ryan Divish of the Tacoma News Tribune reports that Hernandez will not make another start this season, presumably because of a high innings total.

King Felix, 24, turned in a stellar 2.27 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 232 strikeouts in 249 2/3 frames this season but was held to a 13-12 record because of a historically anemic Mariners offense.  We’re hoping that it doesn’t cost him the American League Cy Young Award, because he truly has been the best all-around pitcher on that side of baseball this season. 

Have your own thoughts on the matter?  You can still weigh in here.

  1. Ditto65 - Sep 30, 2010 at 8:01 PM

    Can’t handle a high inning count and wants to be Cy Young? (Please realize I have no problem w/ King Felix as Cy)

  2. unfrozen caveman - Sep 30, 2010 at 8:09 PM

    he’s pitched far more innings the CC and any of the others in the Cy Young running. Upwards of 5 more 9 inning games than some.
    And, another win would do what for the Mariners? Start his off season now – see Kerry Young, Strassburg and countless other young arms run ragged early and too long.

  3. Ditto65 - Sep 30, 2010 at 8:28 PM

    Do you not get that I was not serious? It was tongue in cheek, for the love of Pete!

  4. Giant Space Ants - Sep 30, 2010 at 9:00 PM

    Yeah right. Like I’ll believe you over the guy who came up with the names “Kerry Young” and “Strassburg”. And I don’t know who this “Pete” character is, but he certainly doesn’t deserve the Cy Young either!

  5. Ditto65 - Sep 30, 2010 at 9:05 PM

    Have you seen Pete’s numbers?

  6. easports82 - Sep 30, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    Yeah. Pete can hold a candle to Kenny Powers.

  7. easports82 - Sep 30, 2010 at 9:21 PM

    *can’t

  8. BC - Oct 1, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    Kevin Millwood for Cy Young!

  9. The Real Shuxion - Oct 1, 2010 at 10:04 AM

    Kyle Davies owns Kevin Millwood.

  10. CPinCT - Oct 1, 2010 at 11:09 AM

    Smart move by Seattle to attempt to preserve the impressions made in his final appearance…..Felix is a great pitcher, and should have won the CY last season…when he had the wins to go along with the rest of the numbers to support the crowning. But with so many AL pitchers being in this years running (Sabathia, Price, Lester), the votes will be split up so maybe it goes to Felix since other than wins, his numbers are great.
    Personally, I would like to see him get the recognition.

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