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HISASHI IWAKUMA RUMORS

Potential Pitcher Duels: July 18–20

Every week in Major League Baseball there are a handful of excellent pitching matchups for fans to keep an eye on. These are just some of the games to keep an eye on in the week to come: Hisashi Iwakuma (R-SEA) vs. Jered Weaver (R-LAA) Friday, 10:05 ET Iwakuma’s exploits have been well documented on these virtual pages in recent weeks. Through 14 starts he has been unbelievable...
Via The Sports Post
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Hisashi Iwakuma delivers big-time on his bobblehead night, leading Mariners to a 6-2 victory against Athletics

On a night when his bobblehead found the hands of the first 20,000 spectators at Safeco Field, Hisashi Iwakuma pitched a nearly flawless baseball game. “I thought Iwakuma was as sharp as he’s been all year,” Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said after the 6-2 victory Saturday over Oakland. Iwakuma showed why the Mariners are playoff contenders — and why they could be so...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Iwakuma’s Stiff Neck

In Episode 85, Professors Adam Nodiff (@ANodBaseball) and Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) recap all fantasy relevant news from around the league. Submit a question for the guys to answer on tomorrow’s show! Review the show on iTunes and enter to win a $50 Gift Certificate to StubHub! Click here for details. Today’s topics include: Any reason to worry about Hisashi Iwakuma‘s...
Via Baseball Professor
27 days ago  |  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 simulated game, develops blister

While the Seattle Mariners and their fans await the return of their #2 starter, Hisashi Iwakuma, the right-hander has shown steady progress. On Tuesday, Iwakuma pitched a simulated game, throwing approximately 55 pitches without reporting any problems. MLB.com's Greg Johns announced the news Tuesday afternoon.Iwakuma finished with four inning sim game. Threw about 55 pitches...
Via Sports Injury Alert
April 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 MLB.com 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...
Via isportsweb.com
March 27, 2014  |  1 Comment

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

Seattle Mariners extend Hisashi Iwakuma

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...
Via NorthWest Sports Beat
November 03, 2012  |  Discuss
STATISTICAL ODDITY

Mariners P earns save in 21-8 win

Mariners reliever Hisashi Iwakuma managed to notch a save Wednesday night despite Seattle whipping the Texas Rangers by a score of 21-8.

Via The Victory Formation
May 31, 2012  |  1 Comment
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