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Despite trade possibility, Mariners' Iwakuma doesn't 'worry about the future'

In his past three starts, Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma has been great. His latest start, in which he tossed seven innings of six-hit, two-run baseball against the Detroit Tigers on Thursday was his third consecutive strong outing since coming back from a strained lat that has sidelined him for much of 2015.According to's Greg Johns, Iwakuma's strong showing...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Vintage Felix, Iwakuma

Mariners fans have to hope that Iwakuma’s outing on Saturday is a sign of things to come In 2012, Hisashi Iwakuma began his Seattle Mariners career as a reliever, and he struggled pretty badly, sporting a 4.75 ERA and 1.418 WHIP in 14 games. Then, he returned to his familiar role as a starter, and the rest has been history. For the most part, he’s been the Mariners second-best...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

RECAP: Angels' bats go quiet in 5-0 loss to Iwakuma, Mariners

Hisashi Iwakuma pitched eight strong innings in his second game back from the disabled list and Mark Trumbo had two RBI singles to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday night. Iwakuma (1-1) gave up three hits and two walks, and struck out six. He retired the last 13 batters he faced in his longest outing since going eight innings at Philadelphia...
Via Fox Sports West
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Iwakuma 'really good' in latest rehab outing

Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma turned in a stellar start with Triple-A Tacoma on Tuesday, theoretically putting him in line for a return to the Mariners relatively soon. Still rehabbing back from his strained lat muscle, Iwakuma pitched into the sixth inning, dominating the Las Vegas 51s until a blister forced him to end his outing early. The blister wasn't expected...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Iwakuma back in 'game mode' after solid rehab outing

The Seattle Mariners may not have to be without Hisashi Iwakuma for much longer. On Saturday, the right-hander threw a rehab outing for Class-A Everett, and by all accounts it was a pain-free, drama-free stint. In fact, as Iwakuma told Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times through his interpreter, "It felt good. First time in a long time. I’m back to game mode again. I felt good overall...
Via Fox Sports
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Haven’t You Figured It Out Yet?  Iwakuma Is A Dominant Pitcher

8 Innings Each In First 3 Starts Says It All It’s simply amazing to me just how little people take notice of a pitcher like the Seattle Mariners‘ Hisashi Iwakuma.  It’s almost like if you can’t throw it 95 MPH and strike out at least a dozen per game, you can’t be considered a dominated pitcher. I’ve been accused of being “old school” when it comes to my baseball...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
May 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners' Hisashi Iwakuma throws 55-pitches, near rehab assignment

The Seattle Mariners are getting closer and closer to having their #2 starter back in the rotation. Hisashi Iwakuma threw 55 pitches in a Tuesday bullpen session, and he will pitch a simulated game at the end of the week. The confusion, though, is about which day that game will occur. Two Mariners beat writers, Greg Johns of and Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle, tweeted...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Starting rotation picture muddled

Despite the chill still hanging in the air and winter not taking a hint on when to leave, Opening Day is now a mere four days way.  For the Seattle Mariners, the season will open on the road as they take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.  We all know on Monday, March 31st, that Felix Hernandez will once again take the hill as the Opening Day starter for Seattle.  What happens...
March 27, 2014  |  1 Comment

Mariners' Iwakuma won't throw for 4 to 6 weeks

Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will not throw for four to six weeks because of an injury to the middle finger of his right hand. Iwakuma reported for his physical Wednesday at Mariners spring training headquarters and had a splint over the finger. He's been diagnosed with a strained tendon and will be re-examined by a hand specialist in Arizona in three weeks. The injury...
Via AP on Fox
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s Get Creative: What The Seattle Mariners Should Do

People will think I’m crazy when the read this next sentence, and most will disagree. The Mariners should trade starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. There, I said it. This has been, in my opinion, my best trade idea. Sure, Iwakuma was incredible last season. But now, lets delve into this idea and the madness behind it all. First and foremost, Iwakuma is 32. By the idea of a players...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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