King Felix makes his 250th start

The lede may be about Nick Franklin hitting his first two big league home runs and Kendrys Morales, Brendan Ryan and Endy Chavez also going deep giving the Mariners a 7-1 victory over the Padres in San Diego, but I’m here to honor King Felix Hernandez who made the 250th start of his career and picked up the win.

Nine to Know

  1. Felix has 250 appearances, all starts with 23 complete games and nine shutouts
  2. He has won 104, lost 80, and has 66 no-decisions.
  3. He’s been 52-37 at home and 52-43 on the road.
  4. He has a career 3.17 ERA (same as Sam McDowell, slightly worse than Greg Maddux‘ 3.16 and slightly better than Nolan Ryan‘s 3.19) and a career 1.204 WHIP (the same as Bryn Smith and slightly better than Dizzy Dean‘s 1.206)
  5. He’s had a 3.19 ERA before the All-Star break and a 3.16 after.
  6. Batters have hit .243 against him in his career, .235 with the bases empty, .255 with runners on base, .231 w/RISP, and .221 RISP w/2 outs.
  7. He’s had 22 double-figure strikeout games and 157 career whiffs with four straight season of 200+.
  8. He’s thrown three 13-strikeout games, his career high.
  9. He has 22 games in which he’s gone at least seven innings and allowed three or fewer hits.

Complete three or fewer hitters – including his perfect game

Rk Date Opp Rslt App,Dec IP H R ER BB SO HR Pit Str BF
1 2012-08-15 TBR W 1-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 0 0 0 0 12 0 113 77 27
2 2012-08-04 NYY W 1-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 2 0 0 2 6 0 101 69 30
3 2012-07-14 TEX W 7-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 3 0 0 0 12 0 107 74 29
4 2010-09-23 TOR L 0-1 CG 8 ,L 8.0 2 1 1 4 5 1 110 71 28
5 2010-06-30 NYY W 7-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 2 0 0 3 11 0 115 76 32
6 2009-06-16 SDP W 5-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 2 0 0 4 6 0 117 71 32
7 2007-04-11 BOS W 3-0 SHO9 ,W 9.0 1 0 0 2 6 0 111 69 29
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Generated 5/31/2013.