A complete game, two-hit shutout against the weak-hitting San Diego Padres had to get him thinking. And it just as easily had the rest of us questioning his future, as well.
What would it be like if Felix Hernandez pitched in the National League? Last night may very well have been a preview of that distinct possibility.
In nine innings of work against the Pads, Felix allowed two singles — one to Tony Gwynn, Jr., another to Kevin Kouzmanoff — struck out six, walked four, and threw an ace-like 117 pitches. He dominated from start to finish and not only displayed his full range of ability, but also the stark contrast in talent between the hitter-friendly American League and the pitcher-friendly National League.