As the 23rd perfect game in MLB history, this performance now stands in the record books next to some all-time greats.
For the Mariners, their fourth no-hitter comes shortly after their last one. Earlier this season, Kevin Milwood went six innings and with the help of five other pitchers, Seattle went nine innings without giving up a hit. That game tied the MLB record for most pitchers to combine for a no-hitter.
Speaking of Johnson, Hernandez and his 12 strikeouts on Tuesday stand strong in a historical sense as well.
Pitchers with more strikeouts in a perfect game than Felix Hernandez: Sandy Koufax, Matt Cain, Randy Johnson.— Andy Hutchins (@AndyHutchins) August 15, 2012
Hernandez didn't appear to be on such a strong pace, but he finished the day with five strikeouts in the last two innings.
The former AL Cy Young Award winner moves to 11-5 on the season with the win.
Check out Lookout Landing for more on Felix Hernandez's historic game.