It’s been a while since Kris Benson won a game. In fact, it’s been 2 1/2 years.
Kris Benson, husband of Fantasy Baseball Dugout hot wife Anna Benson, made the Texas Rangers’ team this year. On Wednesday night, Benson went six innings and was the winning pitcher in a 19-6 thrashing of the Baltimore Orioles. Ironically, the last time Benson won a game was September 21, 2006 when he was a pitcher FOR the Orioles.
Benson had missed the last two seasons after suffering a torn rotator cuff. The Phillies picked him up last year, but he failed to pitch in the majors and was not at all impressive in the minors. The Phillies realistically gave up on Benson and many fantasy baseball league owners certainly didn’t have Benson on their short list this year.
“It’s a big monkey off my back,” Benson said. “I had a few wins in Spring Training but that doesn’t mean anything. Now I’ll be able to relax after I got this one behind me.”
Benson had plenty of offensive support. Not only did Ian Kinsler hit for the cycle and finish with six hits, but Marlon Byrd had a five-hit night and Nelson Cruz drove in a career-high six runs with a grand slam and two-run double.
The line on Benson Wednesday night was 6 IP, 6 H, 3 BB, 2 K, 4 ER. Benson also gave up a dinger to journeyman catcher Chad Moeller. Nothing so impressive that we recommend picking up Benson for your fantasy baseball team, but you could at least put him on your radar at this point.
As for Anna Benson, that’s a different story. We figured that Kris wouldn’t be pitching this year and that would make Anna Benson ineligible for Fantasy Baseball Dugout’s Baseball’s Hottest Wives competition. Anna Benson, however, is a legend among baseball wives since her description of Kris and her sexual escapades in the parking lots of MLB stadiums. Anna should always be on your radar.
Publisher’s Note — We have a feeling that the picture of Anna Benson to the right will be shown again in the Baseball’s Hottest Wives contest.