Safeco Field | 10:05 | Van Benschoten vs. Felix Hernandez | Box
You call yourself a Pirates fan, and you didn't see this one coming from a mile away?
The Mariners won Thursday night, 3-0.
John Van Benschoten pitched a solid game, but he wasn't able to match zeros with Felix Hernandez. A night after Jeff Weaver threw a four-hit shutout, King Felix blanked the Pirates over eight innings.
J.J. Putz closed out the whitewashing, and Pittsburgh has now failed to score in 20 consecutive innings.
Astutely, Jim Tracy allowed that "When you don't get any runs, you're not going to win."
Are you getting tired of it all?
There's a reason they call him King, folks. Despite his pedestrian statistics---he has a 3-4 record to go along w...
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