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The O2 is the world’s most popular music and entertainment venue and was named 2018 Pollstar International Venue of the Year for the tenth time. In addition to the arena, The O2 is also home to indigo at The O2, exhibition spaces, an 11-screen Cineworld complex, Up at The O2 – an experience that allows visitors to walk across the roof of The O2, the 12-lane boutique Hollywood Bowl; and The Avenue, which features 26 bars and restaurants.

As the Mariners continue to push Houston in the American League West, Hernandez is doing his part by pitching to contact, weaving his way through lineups and outsmarting hitters rather than humiliating them. It’s a state of affairs he never contemplated in 2005, when he arrived from Triple-A Tacoma and replaced Aaron Sele in the rotation in August. Hernandez was 19 years old when he threw his first big league pitch, a 97 mph heater to Twins outfielder Shannon Stewart, Terence Newman Authentic Jersey and a sign with the letters K-I-N-G hung from the concourse in left-center field.

You know age [will be a factor], and you’re going to throw a lot of innings, Hernandez said. Your velocity is going to go down, and you have to make adjustments. But I wasn’t thinking like that back in the day. When you’re throwing your fastball 96 or 97, you’re not worrying about missing location. Now it’s about location and mixing all your pitches. I’m a little different now. I’m 91-92, but I have a lot of weapons to go with it.

The Mariners, in search of their first playoff berth since 2001, are 52-31 with a rotation that’s bucking the trend toward turbocharged heaters. According to FanGraphs, Seattle’s starters rank 24th in the majors with a 91.2 mph average fastball velocity. James Paxton is seventh among qualifying starters at 95.5 mph, and Hernandez ranks 83rd at 89.2 mph.

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