Yu Darvish, Hisashi Iwakuma and Koji Uehara led an exceptionally strong showing by Japanese pitchers in voting for the American League Cy Young Award.
Darvish of the Texas Rangers was second and Iwakuma of the Seattle Mariners came in third Wednesday, marking the highest finishes by Japanese pitchers in any Cy Young race. Uehara of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox was seventh...
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21 days ago
Seattle Mariners RHP Hisashi Iwakuma had one of the most underrated seasons on the mound in 2013. In the American League, most of the talk has been about Tigers RHP Max Scherzer, Rangers RHP Yu Darvish and even teammate Felix Hernandez. But Iwakuma went 14-6 for a Seattle team that won just 71 games, and finished with a 2.66 ERA in 33 starts. He also added 185 Ks in 219 2/3 IP and...
These guys have nasty stuff
Someone asked me last week why I love baseball, especially Seattle Mariners baseball given that they have been so anemic in their last 10 or so seasons. I always give the same reason.
Just when I think I’ve seen it all, someone on the field goes out there and proves me wrong.
I tell you that short story because I want to talk about the three best...
Hisashi Iwakuma couldn't have ended his season any better.
Iwakuma kept the Kansas City Royals scoreless through eight innings of the Seattle Mariners' 6-0 win on Wednesday.
He finished his season with a 23-inning scoreless streak.
As he walked off the mound for the final time, the sparse Safeco Field crowd of 15,347 gave him a standing ovation.
''I am very happy...
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September 26, 2013
SEATTLE -- Hisashi Iwakuma pitched eight scoreless innings and Mike Zunino homered twice to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 6-0 win against Kansas City, ending the Royals' playoff hopes Wednesday night.
The Royals entered Wednesday four games behind Cleveland for the second wild-card berth with five games to play.
All three teams ahead of Kansas City in the wild-card hunt -...
The Milwaukee Brewers had already dealt with plenty of adversity before finding out their second baseman will miss the remainder of the season due to injury.
That didn't stop them from putting up their best offensive performance in nearly two months in the series opener, and they'll seek their fourth victory in five games against the host Seattle Mariners on Saturday night...
Hisashi Iwakuma is proving that King Felix isn’t the only notable pitcher in Seattle.
Everyone knows about Felix Hernandez. For the last decade-plus, he and Ichiro Suzuki have been the only reasons for Seattle Mariners fans to even bother watching their team. And with Ichiro now in New York with the Yankees, King Felix has become, from a casual fan’s perspective, not only...
You can scratch the name of Hisashi Iwakuma from those who will complete in the World Baseball Classic. Instead of pitching in the WBC the Mariners’ pitcher will prepare for his second season in the major leagues. Iwakuma had a fine season for the Mariners finishing with a 3.16 ERA, 1.28 WHIP and 101 strike outs in 125 1/3 innings. Recently, Iwakuma agreed to a two-year deal worth...
Mariners start offseason off right
The Seattle Mariners announced late Friday night that they have extended starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma on a two-year deal worth at least $14 million.
It’s being reported that he’ll get $6.5 million in both 2013 and 2014, with a $1 million buyout attached to a $7 million option for 2015.
2012 was Iwakuma’s first year in the Major League’s...
Mariners reliever Hisashi Iwakuma managed to notch a save Wednesday night despite Seattle whipping the Texas Rangers by a score of 21-8.