You can't spell "phenomenal" with "Nolan"

That's who the Mariners' rookie starter channeled during his five-hit, 1-0 win over the Twins last night. The phenom in question is Felix Hernandez, a 19-year-old (yes, that's very young for major league pitcher) who was also making his home debut at Safeco Field in Seattle. And while the Twins offense has knack lately for making any old second-rate pitcher look like Nolan Ryan, it's safe to say that this kid is the real deal (his 98-mile-an-hour fastball certainly is). Head over to Seth Speaks for more on him, and start counting the days to the Liriano unveiling.


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