All Hail The King

Dave · April 2, 2007 at 5:54 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

8 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 12 K. 12 groundouts, 0 flyouts.

Felix’s performance was good for a game score of 86. Last year, there were exactly seven performances by AL starters that achieved a higher game score the entire season. On opening day, Felix just put up a start that will likely go down as one of the ten best games thrown in the American League this season.

Johan Who?


105 Responses to “All Hail The King”

  1. DMZ on April 3rd, 2007 11:20 am

    You find it odd that people hold contrary opinions to your own?

    Also, he is a kiddie.

  2. BLYKMYK44 on April 3rd, 2007 11:24 am

    No I find it odd that he had one game where he threw a reasonable amount of pitches (low stress pitches as noted above) and yet you still seem to see people claiming that they are riding him into the ground as if they were Kerry Wood’s High School coach

  3. DMZ on April 3rd, 2007 11:40 am


    I don’t. Felix is entirely the future of the franchise. If he’s healthy, the team can put together a contending squad. If he’s not, they’re pretty much screwed.

    So everyone’s super-sensitive about it. I understand that.

  4. LB on April 3rd, 2007 12:59 pm

    I hardly think that’s the major factor in why he K’d 12 and induced 12 groundouts.

    So let’s see: it’s the guy’s career high in strikeouts and you don’t think he benefited from getting pitches that were not over the plate called for strikes?

    That’s a tough proposition to defend.

    Maybe they should just dig the plate out of the ground on days that Felix pitches. The umpires don’t use it, and the opposition’s baserunners won’t be getting any farther than third anyway.

  5. Ed on April 3rd, 2007 4:19 pm

    I said “the main reason” Felix did so well, and that’s what I meant. He was throwing the same 97 MPH 2-seamer he had when he came up and an 89 MPH slider he wasn’t using back then. Meanwhile, his curve and change were as good as they’ve looked, and he was mixing them up more than when he was getting hammered last season. That all may have been a factor in his success yesterday.

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