Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Phenom Report: Three Kings

As the season winds down, JD's Phenoms continue to heat up and put out impressive performances in stadiums across the country. Today I play a little catchup and give you the latest: King Felix took the mound on Sunday after a rainy weekend in Texas and was once again completely overpowering in a 5-0 win over the Texas Rangers. He has now improved his record to 15-5 with a 2.52 ERA and 193 K's. The Mariners have shown a lot of gusto this season and they are really starting to steady down and not be the streaky team of the past. This could be a good omen for next season.

Line: 7.0 IP, 4 hits, 0 runs, 0 earned runs, 1 BB, 5 K's.
Result: Win

Jon Lester took the bump in the second game against the Tampa Bay Rays and the end result was even better than the first game pitched by Clay Buchholz. Lester showed complete control by only allowing 2 hits over 8 innings and has now has not allowed a run in his last two starts. Lester continues to be the solid anchor of the rotation, who are slowely closing a grasp on that wild card spot. Lester has also thrown 211 K's this season.

Line: 8.0 IP, 2 hits, o runs, 0 earned runs, 3 BB's, 7 K's.
Result: winner winner chicken dinner

Timmy came back from a scratched start last week (back) and was throwing like a mad man, striking out 11 for the second consecutive game. Lincecum boosted his record to 14-5 and has a nice 244 k's on the season.

Line: 7.0 IP, 6 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 4 BB's, 11 K's.
Result: Win

Yo takes the mound today after a skipped start in the rotation.


  1. Wow, those are some sweet cards! All 3 of those guys have been money, no doubt!

  2. Looks like King Felix is a strong contender for the AL CY Young. Check this site out, it is pretty interesting.

  3. I would like to think so. CC Sabathia has the most wins, and Felix is clumped in with about four other 15 game winners, but I would argue that he has certainly been more effective than Sabathia is several areas. I have a feeling this is going to get political...the yankees with the best record in baseball, and the Mariners, a much improved, but not making the show team.