No more starts for Felix
Posted on: September 30, 2010 7:36 pm
Edited on: September 30, 2010 7:37 pm
Riding the wave of his best season and wanting to prove himself worthy of the Cy Young Award, Seattle's Felix Hernandez wanted one more start this season. He's not going to get it.
Larry Stone of the Seattle Times tweets that Hernandez has been denied in his bid to pitch the Mariners' finale on Sunday. General manager Jack Zduriencik made the announcement, calling the move "precautionary." Hernandez has thrown a career-high 249 2/3 innings. That leads the American League, as does his ERA (2.27) and strikeout total (232).
Hernandez said Tuesday that the Mariners would have to physically stop him from taking the mound.
"If they say, 'No more,' I'm going to go out there Sunday," Hernandez said. "I'm going to get ready, and I'm going to go on the mound."
I think Hernandez was joking. If he wasn't, it will at least make for an entertaining start to Sunday's game.
-- David Andriesen
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