Even to Jays manager Gibbons, Hernandez is King

Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during the...

Felix Hernandez of the Seattle Mariners delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during the first inning at Safeco Field on Aug. 11, 2014. (STEVEN BISIG/USA TODAY Sports)

BOB ELLIOTT, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 9:59 PM ET

SEATTLE - Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was talking pitching on Wednesday afternoon.

How the Jays have five solid starters in R.A. Dickey, Mark Buehrle, J.A. Happ, Marcus Stroman and Drew Hutchison. And how the Jays didn't have anyone to match Seattle Mariners ace Felix Hernandez.

"Stroman has probably been the best," Gibbons said before Dickey allowed a first-inning homer to Kendrys Morales on Wednesday night in a 2-0 loss to the Mariners, completing the Seattle sweep.

So, Gibbons was asked, if everything was equal, if everyone was rested, who would he start if he had one game to win?

"Felix," he said jokingly.


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