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Jacob Nix pitches into the ninth without striking out or walking a batter

Seattle Mariners v San Diego Padres

SAN DIEGO, CA - AUGUST 28: Jacob Nix #63 of the San Diego Padres reacts after getting the out on Robinson Cano #22 of the Seattle Mariners during the eighth inning of a baseball game at PETCO Park on August 28, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

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The name of the game these past couple of years has been the Three True Outcomes: homers, strikeouts and walks. Last night those outcomes were pretty hard to find in the Mariners-Padres game.

Padres starter Jacob Nix gave up one homer -- Nelson Cruz jacked one in the ninth inning -- but he didn’t strike out a single batter nor did he walk a soul. This after pitching into the ninth inning. In so doing he became the first pitcher to go more than eight innings without a punch out or a free pass in over four years. The last guy to do it: Rick Porcello, who did it on July 1, 2014, when he shut out the Oakland A’s as a member of the Tigers. The Mariners did end up striking out once, when Kirby Yates K’d Kyle Seager to end the game, but that was it.

I presume someone will be fining Nix this morning for his transgressions against the modern game. Either that or praising him for fighting fascism.

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