In what has become one of the worst seasons in franchise h istory, there’s been one remarkable performance through the year – the pitching of Felix Hernandez every fifth day.
Now 10-10 with a 2.47 earned run average, Felix has compiled one of the more stunning stats in baseball – in his 10 wins, he has a 0.87 ERA. In his 10 losses, that ERA is 3.55 – but in those 10 games the Mariners averaged one run.
Proof enough that pitching can’t win with offense.
The Mariners have Ichiro, Chone Figgins and Franklin Gutierrez in the top third of their …