Felix Hernandez didn't want to leave Friday's game because of the tightness in his lower back, and he hopes to make his next start.
King Felix was upset about being taken out in the sixth inning, though the Mariners clearly did the smart thing. "You saw the game. You saw my emotion," Hernandez said. "My back felt a little bit tired. I said, 'I feel a little bit tired but I can pitch.' He said, 'No, come on, let's go.' I said I can pitch. He said let's go." If Hernandez has no problems in his next bullpen session, perhaps he'll get a start next week.