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Brett Throws Shining Gem, Felix Throws Shinier Gem

Quick! What happens when you throw two front-line aces in a room with two of the worst offenses in the league?

7.0 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 7 K

8.0 IP, 5 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 13 K

Aside from one mistaken fastball to Casey Kotchman, both pitchers were simply magnificent tonight, carving up hitters with ease. For a duel like this, it just comes down to which pitcher will break first. That was Anderson, and unfortunately, Felix and the A's offense left him absolutely no margin for error.

I don't blame the A's offense that much, though. Make no mistake—Felix Hernandez was phenomenal tonight. All of his pitches had fantastic movement with pinpoint location. What else can you really do? Aside from a rather frustrating first inning bases loaded situation that ended in failure, the A's had no chance against Hernandez.

Chris Carter watch: 0 for 3 with 2 strikeouts. That's not so much a mark on Carter as a testament to how well Felix was throwing tonight.

Current Series

Mariners lead the series 2-0

Mon 08/09 WP: Doug Fister (4 - 8)
SV: David Aardsma
LP: Vin Mazzaro (6 - 4)
1 - 3 loss
Tue 08/10 WP: Felix Hernandez (8 - 9)
SV: David Aardsma
LP: Brett Anderson (3 - 3)
0 - 2 loss

Oakland Athletics
@ Seattle Mariners

Wednesday, Aug 11, 2010, 12:40 PM PDT

Dallas Braden vs Luke French

Sunny. Winds blowing from left to right field at 5-10 m.p.h. Game time temperature around 75.

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