spent much of the 2010 season seeing the Mariners
let him down offensively.
Six games into the Cy Young Award winners 2011 season, the script doesnt appear to be quite the same.
Yes, Seattles hitters are still far from where theyd hoped to be. But twice now in Hernandezs six starts theyve come up big for him.
Back on April 11 Hernandez put Seattle in a 7-0 hole, but the hitters rallied to get an 8-7 win, although he didnt get the decision.
Tuesday, the Mariners came up with six extra-base hits, all of them while Hernandez was in the game, and they put together a four-run fifth inning rally that led to a 7-3 Seattle win in Detroit.
"I didnt have my good stuff today, Hernandez said afterward, "but I was battling, battling. I didnt have a good feel for my breaking ball. I had a good sinker, but my breaking ball wasnt there. I didnt throw even one strike in the bullpen.
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