|2013 Season (CBSSports.com)||185.00||13.00||10.00||0.00||3.50||1.25||148.00||58.00|
|Games Played By Position|
|vs L.A. Angels|| 6.0||0||0|| 0.00||0||0||8|
|vs LHB|| 34.1||0||0|| 1.83||0||8||34|
|vs RHB|| 30.1||0||0|| 2.97||0||3||27|
|05/22/2013||Huston Street, RP SD|
Justin Morneau, 1B MIN
Kyle Lohse, SP MIL
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP SEA
|Yasiel Puig, CF LAD|
Leonys Martin, CF TEX
Freddie Freeman, 1B ATL
|05/22/2013||Michael Saunders, CF SEA|
Howie Kendrick, 2B LAA
|Hisashi Iwakuma, SP SEA|
Dustin Ackley, 2B SEA
|05/22/2013||Kyle Kendrick, SP PHI|
Matt Carpenter, 2B STL
|Johnny Cueto, SP CIN|
Hisashi Iwakuma, SP SEA
|Last 10 Games|
|Hisashi Iwakuma burned by a few HRs Monday|
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
(5/20/13) Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma allowed a season-high five runs in six innings during a no-decision Monday at Cleveland. He allowed seven hits and three walks, while striking out six.
Iwakuma was handed a 2-0 lead before he took the mound in the bottom of the first, but he gave up the lead in the bottom of the second inning as Ryan Raburn clubbed a three-run homer and Yan Gomes added a solo home run. Seattle battled back to tie the game at 4 in the third inning, but Iwakuma allowed Cleveland to jump back out to a one-run lead in the bottom of the inning. The right-hander then settled down to toss three scoreless innings before hitting the showers.
Iwakuma's ERA jumped from 1.84 to 2.37. He had allowed a total of five earned runs in his previous three starts. Iwakuma has failed to make it six innings just once this season.
Iwakuma, who hasn't lost a decision in his last five starts, will be back on the mound Sunday against the Rangers. He is 1-0 with a 1.35 ERA against Texas this season.
|Seven-run first hands Hisashi Iwakuma easy win|
|by R.J. White | CBSSports.com|
(5/15/13) Taking on the Yankees in New York Wednesday, the Mariners got out to a seven-run lead in the top of the first inning, giving starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma all the run support he needed in a 12-2 win.
Iwakuma needed just 89 pitches to complete seven innings, allowing two earned runs on eight hits while striking out four and walking none. Iwakuma moved to 5-1 after earning a win in his third straight start. He has surrendered just 12 earned runs in nine starts while posting a 1.84 ERA.
Iwakuma's next start will come Monday in Cleveland against the Indians.
|Hisashi Iwakuma continues to roll|
|by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com|
(5/11/13) Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma continued his strong start to the season Friday, as he tossed seven strong innings in a win over the Athletics.
Iwakuma allowed just two runs on four hits and no walks in the outing, while striking out nine. This was just the third time Iwakuma has allowed at least two runs in a start. He earned an easy 6-3 win, to improve his record to 4-1 on the season.
Mariners manager Eric Wedge praised Iwakuma's performance after the game.
"He repeats. He's so consistent with his delivery, his arm action, his arm slot, release point, it's tough to see what is coming out," Wedge said. "That's what you have to do. If you're going to be a solid starting pitcher up here you've got to do that."
Iwakuma has a 1.74 ERA, and he has thrown a quality start in all but one of his eight outings. He ranks first in the American League with an 0.74 WHIP and seventh with 51 strikeouts in 51 2/3 innings of work. He is second on the team in strikeouts and ERA, thanks to the presence of Cy Young winner Felix Hernandez.
"Those two have just been on another level," Seattle third baseman Kyle Seager said. "Everybody knows Felix, obviously, but (Iwakuma) he's been flying under the radar a little bit but he's been just as impressive. It's been pretty fun to play behind those two especially."
He is scheduled to make his next start Thursday, at Yankee Stadium.
|Mariners shift order of rotation|
|by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com|
(5/10/13) With a break in the schedule schedule upcoming Monday, the Mariners used that off day to alter their rotation for a three-game series against the Yankees, MLB.com reports. Felix Hernandez will be moved up a day and start the series opener at New York on Tuesday before being followed by Hisashi Iwakuma (Wednesday) and Aaron Harang (Thursday).
|Hisashi Iwakuma pushed back a day|
|by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com|
(5/5/13) The Mariners made a slight adjustment to the starting rotation going forward, MLB.com reports Sunday. Hisashi Iwakuma will start Saturday against Oakland, and not Friday.
The team moved Brandon Maurer's next start back to Friday ahead of Iwakuma.
Iwakuma has gone 2-1 with a 1.17 ERA over his last five starts spanning 30 2/3 innings with 32 strikeouts.
Hisashi Iwakuma burned by a few HRs Monday
Gomes' walk-off HR in 10th helps Indians sweep Mariners
Yan Gomes hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and the Cleveland Indians, twice revived by Seattle's fielding errors, beat the Mariners 10-8 on Monday to complete a four-game sweep of the Mariners.
Week 8 Pitching Forecaster
Not exactly a plethora of reliable two-start options for Fantasy Week 8. Our Al Melchior tries to find a few hidden gems based on favorable matchups in his latest Pitching Forecaster.
Handing out the '25 percent' awards
The 2013 MLB season has reached the quarter pole, and now it's time to hand out some hardware based on the first 25 percent of the season.
Hit Parade for Week 8
Some heavy hitters are finally starting to return to form and good health, leaving owners with many tough decisions. Our Scott White looks at all of the streaks and matchups in his latest Hit Parade.
|Hisashi Iwakuma began his first season in the majors pitching out of the bullpen for the Mariners, but eventually received a chance to start and did well in the rotation. He posted a 4.75 ERA and recorded two saves in 14 relief appearances before earning his first start on July 2. The right-hander would go 8-4 with a 2.65 ERA in 16 starts down the stretch and posted a 78-to-28 strikeout-to-walk ratio in 95 innings pitched over that span. Iwakuma is expected to be a part of the rotation from the beginning in 2013 and poses some intriguing value in Fantasy based on his performance as a starter last season -- and the fact that he'll be eligible as both a starter and reliever. The Mariners should provide the 31-year-old with some better run support with the addition of Kendrys Morales in the offseason so plan on targeting Iwakuma in the late rounds of standard mixed leagues. (Updated 1/4/13)|
|Upcoming 7 Games|
|5/22/13||@ LAA||7:05 pm||C.J. Wilson|
|5/24/13||TEX||10:10 pm||Justin Grimm|
|5/25/13||TEX||10:10 pm||Derek Holland|
|5/26/13||TEX||4:10 pm|| |
|5/27/13||SD||4:10 pm||Edinson Volquez|
|5/28/13||SD||10:10 pm||Burch Smith|
|5/29/13||@ SD||10:10 pm||Eric Stults|
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