Today marked the 7th anniversary of Felix’s major league debut.
Today also marked another notch on his crown of of fabulous starts.
Felix added a 2-hit, complete game shutout victory of the Yankees to those he’d already checked off his list (Red Sox and Rangers) this season.
Felix is 6-0 in his last ten starts with a 1.42 ERA and 75 strikeouts in 76.l innings vs. SFG, SDP, BOS, BAL, OAK, TEX, KCR (2x), NYY (2x)
And, to those who have been concerned about his declining velocity, fret no more…
It seems the mark of a truly great pitcher is his “ability to adjust to his ability” – in other words, he is evolving. For instance, locating that slider and incorporating that crazy movement on the change up. Da Yanks were stymied 🙂
“That was the most impressive start I’ve ever seen,” manager Eric Wedge said, “and I’ve seen a lot of great games. Felix had special stuff. The swings and misses, the mis-hit balls, all in a 1-0 game? Every pitch could have changed the game. What you just saw out there? You’re not going to find anything better than that.”
Felix to those pesky NY writers ( courtesy Larry Larue)…
After 10 minutes of questions, one New York writer got to what all New Yorkers believe – that Felix secretly wants to be a Yankee.
“Have you ever thought about being in the other clubhouse here?” he asked.
Felix shook his and said: “No.”
The follow up question said it all about New York.
Felix smiled. “I’m happy.”
Oh, I should point out that Jaso (double) and Carp (RBI single) were responsible for the LONE run.
And, Brendan Ryan was hit by a pitch on the elbow…
x-rays were negative but, he’ll miss a couple of days