This year, he had a no hitter going in the 4th inning on Opening Day against the Athletics, when catcher John Jaso broke it up with a double to center field.
That's a pretty ungrateful move by Jaso, who had just received a Rolex from King Felix before a game.
To be fair, Jaso was just doing his job, and I'm sure his teammates appreciated it. Just like Felix appreciated the way Jaso did his job on August 15, when he was behind the plate for Felix's perfect game.
And that explains the Rolex. Jaso was traded from the Mariners to the Athletics in the offseason, but Hernandez still wanted to show his appreciation for his former teammate, and had the Rolex delivered to Jaso before the game.
It was a great move by Hernandez, who definitely showed some love for his former battery-mate:
Jaso was obviously thrilled with the gesture:
He also joked that he was far happier with the watch than a fastball in the back.
In hindsight, that might have been a better idea for Felix. Ok, maybe not, but Jaso's hit was one of only 3 given up by Hernandez in 7 2/3 innings. It's a great story by a great pitcher, and a great way to start the season for the Mariners.