We've got just over a month of season still to play, but right now, Felix Hernandez of the Mariners is threatening to run away and hide from the American League Cy Young Award race pack.

Hernandez is statistically in a bit of a dead heat with Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers, with David Price of the Tampa Bay Rays probably close behind the pair. But realistically, Hernandez is on the verge of blowing both off the map with his finishing kick.

Starting with a June 17 matchup at home against San Francisco, Hernandez has gone 9-0 with a 1.40 earned run average and held opponents to a .183 batting average against. He's struck out 100 batters and walked only 17 over that span -- a near 6-to-1 ratio.