Max Scherzer has 11 K today and has produced a double-digit strikeout total on Opening Day 3 times in his career. Since 1900, the only other pitchers to produce 3 games with 10 K on Opening Day are Randy Johnson (4 games), Pedro Martínez, Félix Hernández and Bob Gibson.
Players who have opted out: David Price Nick Markakis Ian Desmond Mike Leake Joe Ross Ryan Zimmerman Wellington Castillo Felix Hernandez Others will follow. But there are others who will carry on in spite of their apprehensions:
Former felix hernandez'>Mariner Felix Hernandez opts out of season due to pandemic
Former Cy Young Award winner Félix Hernández has joined the list of major leaguers opting out of the 2020 season due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, at least temporarily ending the 34-year-old's bid to revive his career.
Felix Hernandez becomes 4th-youngest pitcher in MLB history to reach 2,000 career strikeouts.
KING FELIX DOES IT AGAIN! 16th straight start of 7 or more innings & 2 or less runs. Hernandez exits leading 11-1.