There really isn’t a lot to add at this point. Felix Hernandez, former Cy Young winner and Only Remaining Interesting Player on the Mariners, threw a perfect game against the Rays this afternoon. The perfect storm for a perfect game, as the Rays were no-hit for the fifth time in franchise history and were on the losing end of a perfect game for the third time since 2009.

Felix records the first perfect game in Mariners history at Safeco Field, the site of an amazing three no-hitters this season alone, with Phillip Humber also throwing a perfect game with cool train sounds in the background. Two perfect games in the same ballpark? Considering how well King Felix threw, they could have played this game at Lamade Stadium in Williamsport and the outcome would remain the same.

Felix Hernandez was understandably awesome, striking out 12 of the 27 batters he faced. He racked up an incredible 26 swinging strikes, 10 of which came with his Royal Curve. King Felix, who struggled with his velocity (for him) earlier this season, got stronger as the game went along, nearly touching 96 in the late innings. Hernandez struck out the side in the 8th inning and recorded two more Ks in the 9th.

The King’s Court was already one of the best marketing creations in baseball. Even the marketing geniuses in Seattle couldn’t have imagined anyone would have as much fun in the King’s Court as the 500 fans on hand in the section did today. Congratulations, Felix. And thanks for giving Mariners fans something to cheer about in 2012. And 2011. 2010, too. 2009 was pretty cool on the whole but still, Happiest Felix Day ever!

Comments (4)

  1. And he did it with Eric Thames playing right field.

  2. Any chance he gets traded

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