SEATTLE — Felix Hernandez shrugs off any gawking over his numbers.
“They’re all right,” he deadpanned.
He also doesn’t want to put his season into perspective.
“Not yet,” he said.
So we’ll do both for him: Hernandez turned in one of his most dazzling performances Sunday in what has already been a dazzling season. He neutered the Brewers’ offense for eight shutout innings, allowing only four hits, striking out nine and carrying the Mariners to a 2-0 win before 25,390 Sunday.
“Felix was Felix,” acting Mariners manager Robby Thompson said.
Hernandez has been so good he’s put himself right in the mix for another Cy Young Award. Sports Illustrated’s Cliff Corcoran named him the American League favorite late last month and CBSsports.com had him and Detroit’s Max Scherzer as the two front runners.