John Jaso caught King Felix's perfect game last season, ended his shot at one Monday
Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez is very good. So good, in fact, that last season he became the 23rd player in MLB history to pitch a perfect game. The man catching for King Felix the day he went 27 up, 27 down was John Jaso, and as a gift for calling such great pitches, Hernandez got Jaso the stylish Rolex watch you see him wearing above.
Jaso now plays for the Athletics, the team Hernandez pitched against on Opening Day, and his old batterymate wasn't giving him any easy breaks. King Felix was perfect through three innings, but when Jaso was up with one out in the top of the 4th, he got the best of Hernandez with a double.
According to Jaso, one perfect game is enough for King Felix. For now, anyway.
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