Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez tossed a perfect game against the Tampa Bay Rays in a 1-0 victory Wednesday afternoon.
King Felix’s effort was as dominating a performance as you’ll ever see. He dominated the Rays lineup on 113 pitches by keeping them off-balance all day striking twelve, most of which appeared to be done with ease.
– 4th in Mariners franchise history (Randy Johnson, Chris Bosio, Kevin Millwood+).
– 6th of the 2012 season (Phil Humber, Jered Weaver, Johan Santana, Mariners combined, Matt Cain).
– 278th in Major League Baseball history.
– 23rd perfect game in Major League Baseball history.
– 3rd perfect game of the 2012 season (Humber & Cain).
– 3rd perfect game in 4 years against Tampa Bay. All other AL teams have been perfected 3 times in last 27 years.
– Safeco Field becomes first park in baseball history to host two perfect games in a single season.