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Felix versus D-backs, Holland versus Giants

Updated: June 19, 2009, 1:47 PM ET
By Tom Haberstroh | Special to ESPN Insider

How Felix became King Felix

Is there a better pitcher in baseball than Felix Hernandez right now? For perspective, King Felix has given up as many earned runs in his past five starts (3) as Matt Garza allowed in the third inning of Thursday's game against the Rockies. There's an excellent chance he will continue his run Sunday against the Diamondbacks. What's been the difference? His slider.