Seattle Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez has continued his dominant run. It has been more than two months since Hernandez last recorded a loss and today he took his success this season to a whole new level. “King Felix” pitched a perfect game in the Mariners 1-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays.
It was the first perfect game in Seattle Mariners history.
Hernandez tossed 113 pitches on the night and racked up twelve strikeouts during his dominant outing.
It is the first no-hit game of Hernandez’s career. He previously through for the “Immaculate Inning” — striking out three batters on nine pitches — but the perfect game is the most impressive feat a major league pitcher can accomplish.
Despite the three all-star appearances, Luis Aparicio Award and Cy Young Award, this has to be the proudest achievement of the right-hander’s career.
Hernandez has been a member of the Mariners since his MLB debut on August 4th of 2005.
King Felix becomes only the 23rd pitcher in Major League Baseball history but the third pitcher this season to accomplish the rare feat. He joins San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain and Philip Humber of the Chicago White Sox as the three pitchers to toss perfect games in 2012.
It was the first time in Major League Baseball’s 143 year history that two perfect games were pitched in the same ballpark in the same season.
Brilliant performance by King Felix. It was a thing of beauty and absolute perfection.