Seager hits 2-run HR, Mariners hold on to beat White Sox 7-6

CHICAGO (AP) Kyle Seager hit a two-run home run during a three-run first inning and the Seattle Mariners withstood Chicago's late rally to beat the White Sox 7-6 Saturday night. Hisashi Iwakuma (6-3) gave up two runs on seven hits and worked out of two bases-loaded jams in 5 2/3 innings to get his fourth win in his last five outings. White Sox starter Jeff Samardzija (8-11) got...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mariners Series Recap: Among a pointless series against the A’s, Hope is rising for the Mariners future

Your Seattle Mariners hosted the Oakland A’s this week in Safeco Field, and wound up taking the series 2-1. It was a rough series for the starting pitching staff, with both Hisashi Iwakuma and Mike Montgomery getting roughed up. Nelson Cruz continued his torrid pace however, proving to be one of the best free agent acquisitions in the league this year. While the season may be pretty...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Valencia homers in 7-run 5th, A's rally past Mariners 11-5

SEATTLE (AP) Danny Valencia homered and Stephen Vogt doubled twice in Oakland's seven-run fifth inning, and the Athletics climbed out of a big hole against Hisashi Iwakuma for an 11-5 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Monday night. Josh Reddick also went deep and drove in three runs for the A's, who rallied after starter Felix Doubront exited early with a bruised foot. Oakland...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Aug. 24

Today's limited slate—just 10 games—features one fantastic duel and a handful of aces going out on their own. Check 'em out: Corey Kluber (CLE) vs. Jon Lester (CHC) 2:05 p.m. ET Kluber really has been fantastic for almost the entire season, but last time out was just a flat-out dud. He allowed four home runs—the most he's ever allowed and just the second time in 96 career...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Athletics-Mariners Preview

When he was last on the mound at Safeco Field, Hisashi Iwakuma was mobbed by his teammates in what has been the pinnacle of his return from a frustrating injury. Now the right-hander looks to continue his stellar stretch when the Seattle Mariners try to send the Oakland Athletics to their longest road skid in 10 years Monday night. Iwakuma has been a much different pitcher since...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros’ Mike Fiers No-Hits the Dodgers

Mike Fiers of the Houston Astros completed a no-hitter against the Los Angeles Dodgers with a swinging strike three by one of the league’s best hitters, Justin Turner. Fiers, 30, was making just his third start for the Astros and it will be a night he will never forget. He struck out 10 batters and walked three on 134 pitches. It was his first complete game at the big league level...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Astros' Mike Fiers throws no-hitter, beating Dodgers in his first complete game

HOUSTON -- Mike Fiers has pitched the second no-hitter in the major leagues in nine days, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Fiers (6-9) struck out Justin Turner on his 134th pitch to end it and threw his glove high into the air for his first no-hitter and fifth in the big leagues this season. Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma tossed...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Fiers throws no-hitter against Dodgers in 3-0 win by Astros

HOUSTON (AP) Mike Fiers has pitched the second no-hitter in the major leagues in nine days, leading the Houston Astros to a 3-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night. Fiers (6-9) struck out Justin Turner on his 134th pitch to end it and threw his glove high into the air for his first no-hitter and fifth in the big leagues this season. Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma tossed...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: M’s Melt in the Sweltering Heat of Arlington, drop 2 of 3 to the Home Run Happy Rangers

The Mariners (56-65) traveled to Arlington, Texas to face division rival, the Texas Rangers (61-58).  The M’s were only able to pull 1 of the 3 very winnable games as the bullpen was once again their demise.     Game 1: The story played out the same as it had all year.  A close fought game, devolved into absurdity as the bullpen failed to get out of its own way.  Former Mariner...
Via Seattle Side Up!
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Clock near midnight for 2015

Disappointing.  Unfortunately, that is the main word to sum up 2015 to date for the fans of the Seattle Mariners.  After coming within a game of the playoffs last season, Seattle finds themselves at 56-65, nine games under .500 and 7.5 games out of the final Wild Card spot (although that number is a bit misleading with six teams between the Mariners and Angels).  There had been...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Streaking Rangers stopped by Mariners' Iwakuma

Texas finally ran into a pitcher who was hot enough to stop the streaking Rangers. Seattle's Hisashi Iwakuma, who threw a no-hitter in his last start, limited the Rangers to just two runs on five hits Monday as the Mariners topped the Rangers 3-2. The loss snapped an eight game home winning-streak for the Rangers, who were also on a five-game streak overall. Iwakuma didn't have no...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Iwakuma follows no-hitter with 3-2 win for Mariners

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Hisashi Iwakuma followed his no-hitter by limiting Texas to two runs and five hits over seven innings as the Seattle Mariners beat the Rangers 3-2 on Tuesday night. All of Seattle's scoring came in the first inning on three extra-base hits, including Seth Smith's 10th home run of the season. Iwakuma (5-2) gave up a hit to Texas' second batter, a single by Shin...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Hisashi Iwakuma named A.L. Player of the Week

Congratulations to Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma for his 1st career Player of the Week award. It has been a rough year for 34-year-old Iwakuma, he had been injured for much of the year; but, last week he produced a no-hitter that punished the Orioles into submission. The 6’3 right-hander is 4-2 with a 3.86 ERA (31 ER, 72.1 IP) with 58 strikeouts in 11 starts this season...
Via Seattle Side Up!
13 days ago  |  Discuss

No-hitter earns Mariners' Iwakuma AL Player of the Week honors

When you throw a no-hitter, everybody notices.It's with little surprise, then, that Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma was named the American League Player of the Week on Monday.On August 12, Iwakuma blitzed the visiting Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field, throwing the fifth no-hitter in Mariners history and first since teammate Felix Hernandez's perfect game against the...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Texas Rangers: Seattle Mariners series preview

The Texas Rangers have turned around their way of play at home. Throughout the season the team has struggled at home, but since their losing two to start a four game series against the New York Yankees beginning July 27th the team won the following two games, won two of three against the San Francisco Giants, and swept the Houston Astros and Tampa Bay Rays. All four of those teams...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Sox Notes: Boston’s Offense Posting Crazy Numbers Against Mariners

This embed is invalid" /> BOSTON — Hisashi Iwakuma must be scratching his head. In two games since Iwakuma threw a no-hitter Wednesday for the Seattle Mariners against the Baltimore Orioles, his team has allowed 37 runs on 47 hits to the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox won both games, as you probably guessed, including Saturday’s contest 22-10 at Fenway Park...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best of FanGraphs: August 10-14, 2015

Each week, we publish north of 100 posts on our various blogs. With this post, we hope to highlight 10 to 15 of them. You can read more on it here. The links below are color coded — green for FanGraphs, brown for RotoGraphs, dark red for The Hardball Times, orange for TechGraphs and blue for Community Research. MONDAYAlex Wood Is Finding His Strikeouts Again, by Dave CameronDude...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

A History of No-No’s — Iwakuma Deals M’s 5th Ever No-Hitter

No One Saw This One Coming As I watched Hisashi Iwakuma accomplish one of a pitcher’s dreams Wednesday afternoon by throwing the 5th ever no hitter in Seattle Mariners history I realized just how lucky I am when it comes to no-hitters.  I have no idea how many people have witnessed all five of the M’s no-hitters.  It’s certainly not a few but it’s not many either and I...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

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
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Where the Difference Has Been for Manny Machado

I watched Hisashi Iwakuma‘s no-hitter, and I wrote about it, and in writing about it, I included the following screenshot: That’s Jesus Sucre, setting up for a high fastball to Manny Machado. The pitch was executed well, and Iwakuma got his out. Now, writing about the no-hitter didn’t leave me much space to analyze individual matchups, but something I noticed was that Sucre...
Via Fangraphs
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Baseball Profcast: Iwakuma’s No-No

Submit a question to be answered on the show! In Episode 252, Professors Bryan Curley (@BaseballProf) and Matt Commins (@MattCommins) recap some fantasy baseball news and a bunch of pitcher values. Topics include: Hisashi Iwakuma’s no-no and value The legitimacy of James Shields and R.A. Dickey A slew of young pitcher values for rest of season and 2016 You can check out...
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18 days ago  |  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...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners No-Hitter, Why We Love Baseball

It’s been a disappointing season for Seattle Mariners fans.  Poor pitching, low production, and frustrating losses dashed preseason hopes of a playoff run.  All in all, there hasn’t been a lot to cheer for in the Mariners camp, until yesterday afternoon. On Wednesday, Hisashi Iwakuma threw a no-hitter and reminded us all why we love baseball.  Baseball is not the flashiest...
Via Oregon Sports News
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Iwakuma: ‘I never thought that I would accomplish this no-hitter’

Once a trade chip at the non-waiver Trade Deadline,  Hisashi Iwakuma made history on Wednesday by throwing the Seattle Mariners fifth no-hitter in franchise history and the third ever by a Japanese pitcher. In a 3-0 victory over Baltimore at Safeco Field, Iwakuma struck out seven and walked three. “To be honest with you, I never thought that I would accomplish this no-hitter...
Via Sports-Glory
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Recap, No No No to the Orioles

The Seattle Mariners (54-61) win two games from the Baltimore Orioles (57-56) in three hotly contested contests.  The rubber match featured a gem of a no-hitter by the Mariners Hisashi Iwakuma. Nelson Cruz continued his hot hitting ways and solid defense from the M’s made winning a bit easier this week. Games Recap Game 1: This close game slipped away from the M’s. With a Franklin...
Via Seattle Side Up!
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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