In his return to the mound, Felix Hernandez gave up five runs on nine hits over six innings of a loss to the Padres.
In a pretty cushy matchup, King Felix struggled, walking three and striking out three. Hernandez hadn’t started since the first day of June while suffering from a sore back. Since May 5, his ERA has ballooned from 1.89 to 3.70 while he’s 25 runs over six starts. Hernandez is still a must-start in almost all formats, but his situation necessitates monitoring until he proves his health and performance are all the way back to normal.