Felix Hernandez didn’t do so well yesterday. He allowed four runs on 11 hits in 6.1 innings against the A’s and after all of that, he had zero strikeouts.
Hernandez faced 31 batters and whiffed none of them, which is especially odd because through his first seven starts this season he racked up 53 strikeouts in 46 innings.
He hasn’t had zero strikeouts in a game in 181 starts.
Hernandez seemed confused afterward when asked about his performance by Bob Dutton of the Tacoma News Tribune:
“I’m in shock right now. It doesn’t bother me, but it shocks me. No strikeouts. Not a good breaking ball. Not a good change-up. That’s what happens when you don’t have good stuff.”