For the third time this season, a MLB pitcher has thrown a perfect game. Today's pitching gem belongs to Seattle Mariners ace pitcher, Felix Hernandez. The first two games belong to Phil Humber and Matt Cain.
Hernandez struck out 12 batters en route to a 1-0 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays. This was the first no-hitter or perfect game of Felix's career. At just 26 years old, he has a pretty good shot at becoming the first MLB pitcher to throw two perfect games.
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Over all, this was the forth no-hitter the Mariners have been apart of this season. Kevin Millwood and five other pitchers combined to throw a no-no earlier this season and the M's were on the losing end of Humber's perfect game.
I'm a big Tampa Bay Rays fan and I really don't know what to think anymore. We've only been around since 1998 and we have five no-hitters thrown against us; three of them being perfect games. Is the pitching really that great or is our .247 Team Batting Average over the last four years really that bad? If that wasn't bad enough, check out the box score and see who caught this game for Hernandez. That's right, it's former Rays catcher, John Jaso.
For what it is worth, the last time we had a no-no thrown against us, Matt Garza followed up with his own no-no 31 days later. Hopefully history can repeat itself when we face the Yankees on September 16th.
Labels: Felix Hernandez, No-Hitter, Perfect Game, Seattle Mariners, Tampa Bay Rays