The Mariners appear to be on their way to shutting Felix Hernandez down for the season. The Seattle Times’ Jerry Brewer penned a column pleading for the Mariners to give their Cy Young contender one last curtain-call at home this weekend.
But Hernandez may never have a season quite as special as this one. He should have plenty of good years remaining, but he might not be able to match the consistency and prolonged excellence he has enjoyed in 2010. The Mariners blew it with their historically bad offense and left him with a 13-12 record despite a 2.27 ERA. The only consolation is that Hernandez was forced to rise above the despair.