Felix Hernandez Gave Up Eight Runs to the Astros ... in 1/3 of an Inning!


Felix Hernandez … what happened? Tonight in Houston the Mariners all-world ace lasted a third of a inning after allowing eight earned runs. His only out came via a called third strike on rookie Carlos Correa. Hernandez allowed five hits — including home runs to Luis Valbuena and Jason Castro, along with two walks.

Lloyd McClendon lifted Hernandez after the Castro homer and replaced him with noted “Middle Out” enthusiast Joe Beimel.

Here, via Twitter dot com, are a couple stat quirks about the start …

Allow this to serve as a reminder that everybody, even former Cy Young winners, have bad days. This also serves as another low ebb for the Mariners this year, who began the season as a trendy World Series pick but are 27-33 and 6.5 games behind the first place Astros entering play Friday.

This tweet from a Mariners fan in my timeline is fitting:

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