ESPN Stats & Information (it's a great crew that includes Lee Singer, Mike Veneziano, Scott Beaman, Mark Simon, Jeremy Mills, Jacob Nitzberg and Katie Sharp) put together a look at how Felix Hernandez held down the Texas Rangers offense on Saturday night. Here's a look:
* Hernandez threw 70 percent fastballs, his highest percentage in a start since Sept. 5, 2010. His fastball averaged a season-high 92.7 mph.
* He threw 46 of his 75 fastballs (61 percent) in the strike zone, his highest percentage in a start this season.
* While he pitched off his fastball - throwing 26 of them on the first pitch - Hernandez primarily used his offspeed stuff to put hitters away. Nine of his 12 strikeouts were on offspeed pitches (six changeups, three curveballs). He took 17 hitters to a two-strike count and retired all 17.
* Hernandez's changeup, in particular, was dominant. He threw 16 of them and Rangers hitters failed to put a single one in play (eight swings and misses, one foul).
* It was Hernandez's second shutout this season with 12 or more strikeouts. He struck out 13 Red Sox in a shutout on June 28. He becomes the first pitcher to have multiple shutouts with 12 or more strikeouts in a single season since Randy Johnson did it twice for Arizona in 2002. He is only the second Mariner to achieve the feat, joining Johnson, who did it twice in 1995.