Another day, another ho-hum eight innings of one-run ball. Only six strikeouts and he did allow a walk and a five hits, all in service of a 2-1 Mariners win over the Pirates in Pittsburgh today. I think he’s finally slipping.
According to Fangraphs, this outing brings his season ERA down to 1.53, his FIP down to 2.16. It does shrink his strikeout to walk ratio down to a pedestrian 56/8. He’s slipping, obviously.
Matching Felix pitch for pitch today was A.J. Burnett, who allowed two runs and walked four but managed to strikeout nine Mariners. Both pitchers posted identical game sores of 70, which isn’t Matt Harvey but it ain’t Mike Leake, either.