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Felix Hernandez named American League starter

Jul 14, 2014, 1:13 PM EDT

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Mike Matheny’s decision over in the National League was a tough one, but American League manager John Farrell had an easy call for tomorrow night’s starter: Felix Hernandez.

Seattle’s ace will start the All-Star game after going 11-2 with a 2.12 ERA in 20 starts, including a 154/25 K/BB ratio in 144 innings.

Chris Sale is the only AL starter with a lower ERA than Hernandez, but the gap is 2.08 versus 2.12 and Hernandez has thrown 50 more innings.

This is Hernandez’s fifth All-Star game, but his first start at age 28. He won the Cy Young award in 2010, but not only didn’t he start the All-Star game that season … he didn’t even make the All-Star team.

  1. jmbic - Jul 14, 2014 at 2:21 PM

    Gleeman, the ERA/innings gap you describe is nearly identical for Kershaw/Waino, but of course the result is the opposite in that case because reasons.

  2. ddmcd1974 - Jul 14, 2014 at 4:50 PM

    You’re right the logic is a bit off here. He should just state that Kershaw is the better pitcher right now and should start. Tell me Waino’s K/9 the last 5 starts? Is it even 3.5?

  3. baglini3 - Jul 14, 2014 at 8:27 PM

    Felix is a stud!

    • mmeyer3387 - Jul 14, 2014 at 8:53 PM

      Hernandez is very deserving. Clearly, one of the best in the game. The last time I remember Seattle having a pitcher as good as Hernandez was when they had Randy Johnson. Who will be in the HoF soon. Its not hard for me to imagine Hernandez being there one day.

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