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Hisashi Iwakuma’s No-Hitter High Point Of Seattle Mariners’ Season

There’s just something about the Seattle Mariners that seems to attract stellar pitching like nobody’s business (while actively eschewing solid hitting, it seems). In his eighth start since returning from the DL (his 11th for the year), starter Hisashi Iwakuma threw a no-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles yesterday. Iwakuma, 34 and an impending free agent, has seen his stock...
Via Oregon Sports News
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Inside Hisashi Iwakuma’s No-Hitter

Say what you will about the Mariners over the years, but at least they’ve thrown the American League’s last three no-hitters. And, say what you will about the significance of a no-hitter, but they’re undeniably exciting and cool, sometimes little oases of elation in a year that’s otherwise lost. You don’t need to overthink it. People like no-hitters. People like them because...
Via Fangraphs
August 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners’ Hisashi Iwakuma throws no-hitter

Not much has gone right for the Seattle Mariners this season, but the great thing about baseball is that something special can happen on any particular day. Hisashi Iwakuma threw the fifth no-hitter in franchise history on Wednesday, leading the Mariners to a 3-0 victory over the Orioles in a matinee at Safeco Field. Felix Hernandez was the last Mariner to hold an opponent hitless...
Via The Outside Corner
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Predicting the rotation after King Felix

No 2 starter: Hisashi Iwakuma RHP Mariners All-Star Hisashi Iwakuma Over the past two years Iwakuma has been one of the most underrated players in the MLB. He made a splash in the 2013 season, finishing 3rd in the Cy Young voting. He had injury problems at the beginning of the 2014 season, but bounced back by posting 15 wins with a 3.52 ERA. He is not a flamethrower; his fastball...
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners rumors: Trading Hisashi Iwakuma?

First thing’s first: happy birthday to Ken Griffey, Jr. Today the Kid turns 45 years old. And now to address another Mariners rumor: the possible trading of starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma. Iwakuma, 33, is coming off his third full season in the majors after over a decade spent in Japan. His numbers thus far have been exceptional: a 3.07 ERA over 524 innings, 38 wins paired with...
November 21, 2014  |  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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