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Felix HernandezThrows a Storm Around Rays Lineup

Published by on April 23, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

4/23/09 - Felix Hernandez pitched seven shutout innings against the Tampa Bay Rays. Despite the Mariners netting three errors on defense, having a catcher playing 1st base, and Yuni Betancourt still shading 3rd base instead of playing short stop, the Mariners won the April afternoon game, 1-0.

In the first inning, Hernandez pitched through the order in three outs, striking out BJ Upton looking and Evan Longoria swinging. The bottom of the first was led off by Ichiro hitting a lead-off homer to give the Mariners a one run lead.

The next few innings featured some scary moments for Mariners' fans as Hernandez began limping after a play at 1st base. Later on, he caught a Carl Crawford grounder, which skipped through the ...

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