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Results Match the Hype

Now that Felix Hernandez has delivered arguably the two best pitching performances of the young 2007 season in his first two starts, I think we can safely say that Venezuela boasts the two greatest pitchers in the world.

David Ortiz, on Felix Hernandez’s 1-hit shutout of the Red Sox, courtesy of mlb.com:

“He had the best stuff I have seen in the last five or six years” Sox slugger David Ortiz said of Hernandez. “He could have a career like you couldn’t even imagine. Nolan Ryan. Pedro Martinez. Curt Schilling. He could have a career like that if he takes care of himself.”

Felix’s current line: 2-0, 17.0 IP, 0ER, 4BB/18K, and perhaps most impressive, 29 groundouts to 4 flyouts.

His game scores for his two performances were 86 and 87, easily the two best performances of the year by that crude measure. His opponents? A team that made it to the ALCS last year (albeit one with an injured lineup) and arguably the most potent offense in the American League.

Oh, and he just turned 21 four days ago.

Felix Hernandez is here to stay.

April 12, 2007 Posted by | Felix Hernandez, Venezuela | 4 Comments