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Twelve games into this 2013 season, Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma has been the large bright spot in the team’s 4-8 start, and a man who is earning kudos and respect every time he steps onto the mound.
I hereby apologize for ragging Mr. Iwakuma (on the air) last year, with my stopwatch in hand, when he became very deliberate when a runner reached base. You know what? Kuma gets the job done. There’s your bottom line. He really proved that during the second half of last season and has continued to grow and gain confidence since.
Here in ’13, Iwakuma’s started three games and has a 2-0 record with a 2.18 ERA after Friday night’s 3-1 win over the Rangers — a nice 32nd birthday present to himself. Kuma pitched a strong 6.2 innings, giving up a run on three hits , striking out six and walking one in a win that ended a three game skid. Last week in Chicago, where the Mariners seem to always have trouble, he pitched eight innings and left with the score tied at 3-3. With more of an ...
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