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Despite swarm of bees, Felix Hernandez sets record with 10 strikeouts in four innings

Sep 22, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

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This afternoon’s series finale between the Mariners and Angels was delayed for 23 minutes in the third inning due to a swarm of bees in the outfield. That didn’t stop Mariners starter Felix Hernandez from putting on a show in his first start since suffering a strained oblique.

Hernandez punched out 10 Angel batters in four innings, setting a record for strikeouts in a start lasting four or fewer innings. As the Mariners didn’t want to tax their phenom pitcher so soon after an injury, Hernandez was lifted from the game and reliever Oliver Perez pitched the fifth inning.

Watch the bees cause havoc below:

  1. bosoxfan15 - Sep 22, 2013 at 7:09 PM

    It is only a record because a pitcher that only lasts 4 innings is usually pitching poorly.

  2. bearwithjetpack - Sep 22, 2013 at 7:24 PM

    Mike Trout didn’t look interested in those bees.

    Do trout eat bees?

  3. Bryz - Sep 22, 2013 at 8:00 PM

    Bees?!?!?!

    • Old Gator - Sep 22, 2013 at 9:41 PM

      Yeah. Last of the bees. Pzzztht.

    • Sign Ahead - Sep 23, 2013 at 3:06 AM

      They don’t allow bees in here.

  4. scoutsaysweitersisabust - Sep 22, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    Bees? No no no no no no no no!

  5. aceshigh11 - Sep 22, 2013 at 9:20 PM

    BEES!!! THEY’RE RIPPING MY FLESH OFF!!!

  6. Old Gator - Sep 22, 2013 at 9:46 PM

    “I always credit my enemy, no matter what he may be, with equal intelligence.”
    Richard Widmark talking about killer bees in The Swarm.

    • Old Gator - Sep 22, 2013 at 9:47 PM

      PS – an unfortunate line of dialogue on which to close out an otherwise illustrious career, no?

  7. crnvic847 - Sep 23, 2013 at 12:36 AM

    Bees!! They’re huge and they’re sting crazy!!!!!!

  8. moogro - Sep 23, 2013 at 12:38 AM

    gotta swarm of bees, in my butt.

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