Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma shut down at least 10 days

The Seattle Mariners, desirous for starting rotation consistency (besides ace Felix Hernandez, who is so solid he's starring on a magazine cover this week), will have to wait a bit longer for right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma to return to active duty. Iwakuma, placed on the 15-day D.L. with a strained right lat muscle on April 24, won't be returning anytime soon due to a setback. According...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Iwakuma shut down for up to 2 weeks during rehab

  Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma will be shut down for up to two weeks in his recovery from a right latissimus muscle injury after experiencing tightness during a throwing session. Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said Tuesday that Iwakuma would be kept from throwing for 10 to 14 days depending on how he is feeling. Iwakuma threw last Friday and was hoping to feel no discomfort...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Seattle righty Iwakuma shut down for up to 2 weeks in rehab

SEATTLE (AP) Seattle Mariners starter Hisashi Iwakuma will be shut down for up to two weeks in his recovery from a right latissimus muscle injury after experiencing tightness during a throwing session. Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon said Tuesday that Iwakuma would be kept from throwing for 10 to 14 days depending on how he is feeling. Iwakuma threw last Friday and was hoping to...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

Mariners' Iwakuma staying optimistic despite lat strain

The Seattle Mariners will be without starter Hisashi Iwakuma for a few weeks, as the right-hander was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Saturday. Despite the setback, which the team expects will keep Iwakuma out approximately 2-4 weeks, the pitcher is maintaining a positive outlook.As he told Adam Lewis of MLB.com:So far in 2015, Iwakuma hasn't exactly been the pitcher he was...
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April 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners' Iwakuma to miss 2-4 weeks with strained muscle

SEATTLE (AP) Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has a strained muscle just under his right arm and is expected to miss two to four weeks. Iwakuma was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday. He felt discomfort on Tuesday, a day after his start against Houston and an MRI showed he had a strained right latissimus dorsi, a muscle which connects the back to the arm. Iwakuma...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle Mariners: Hisashi Iwakuma to 15-day DL with Strained Lat Muscle

Hisashi Iwakuma was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Friday with a right lat strain, leaving a hole in Seattle’s rotation. The injury is a surprise to fans; however, team officials had suspected injury from the 34 year old starter since last Monday. Mariners GM set the 15 day DL effective back to Monday April 21st after coaches noticed that Iwakuma was pitching with some...
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April 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Mariners Place Iwakuma on 15-Day DL

The Seattle Mariners have placed 2013 All-Star Hisashi Iwakuma on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain. The Mariners are recalling left-handed pitcher Lucas Luetge from Triple-A Tacoma to replace Iwakuma on the roster. Iwakuma, who turned 34 last week, has started in three games this year so far and is 0-1 with a 6.61 ERA. The Tokyo native was set to pitch Sunday and...
Via Baseball Essential
April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Seattle places RHP Hisashi Iwakuma on 15-day disabled list

SEATTLE (AP) Hisashi Iwakuma has been placed on the 15-day disabled list with a right lat strain, leaving a hole in Seattle's rotation. Iwakuma was placed on the DL prior to Friday's series opener against Minnesota, retroactive to April 21. The right-hander was scheduled to start the series finale against the Twins, and the Mariners did not announce who would start in Iwakuma's...
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April 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Do the Mariners Have the Best Rotation in the MLB?

  View image | gettyimages.com With the start of the MLB regular season right around the corner, TopSportsReport thought it was time to ramp up our baseball coverage.  In order to jump start our coverage, we decided it would be smart for us to have an article where we could share some opinions about each team.  In order to do so, we decided to put out a power rankings article...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Hisashi Iwakuma and the Other Road to Elite

Hisashi Iwakuma is perhaps the most underrated pitcher in baseball. Since his debut in 2012, he has posted an xFIP of 3.24: good for 12th-best among qualified starters, and bracketed on either side by Max Scherzer and Madison Bumgarner. The former of that duo just signed a well-publicized seven-year, $210 million dollar contract; Iwakuma is on […]
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March 10, 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...
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February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Player Profile #100: Hisashi Iwakuma | SP | SEA

Hisashi Iwakuma began to gather significant accolades and notoriety from sports writers in August of last season. From July 1 through August 19, Iwakuma posted a 7-2 record with the second-best ERA (1.63) in the American League during that span. Also noteworthy at his August 19 start, Iwakuma had issued only 12 walks in his first 147 innings pitched for the season. That’s an...
Via Baseball Professor
January 27, 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...
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November 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Pick Up 2015 Option on Hisashi Iwakuma

To the surprise of no one, the Seattle Mariners have decided to pick up the 2015 option on SP Hisashi Iwakuma, according Greg Johns of MLB.com. #Mariners say they’ve picked up $7 million option for 2015 for Hisashi Iwakuma, as expected. — Greg Johns (@GregJohnsMLB) October 30, 2014 The option will pay Iwakuma a mere $7 million for the upcoming season. Seven million could be...
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October 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle picks up 2015 option on Hisashi Iwakuma

SEATTLE (AP) The Seattle Mariners will have right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma under contract for the 2015 season. The Mariners announced Thursday that Iwakuma's $7 million option was vested based on his on-field performance. Iwakuma missed the first month of the 2014 season but went 15-9 with a 3.52 ERA in 28 starts. In 91 career games with Seattle, Iwakuma is 38-20 with a 3.07 ERA....
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Tickets Below Season Average For Series Vs Angels

The Seattle Mariners are on the brink of being eliminated from the playoffs. Seattle is two games behind Oakland for the second Wild Card spot in the American League. While the A’s get to play a weekend series against the last place Texas Rangers, the Mariners will be hosting the first place Los Angeles Angels. On the secondary market, the average price for Seattle Mariners tickets...
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September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Mariners Injury Update: Hisashi Iwakuma battling groin and back problems

The Seattle Mariners defeated the Toronto Blue Jays on Thursday by the score of 7-5. The win improved the Mariners to 84-75, third in the American League West. With three games remaining, the Mariners are two games out of a wild card spot. Hisashi Iwakuma is scheduled to pitch on Friday against the first-place Los Angeles Angels, but he's been battling groin and back problems. ...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Can The Seattle Mariners Pitching Staff Last Another Week Or Two?

With 10 games left in the season the pennant race has turned into a sprint for the two Wild Card spots in the American League. The Seattle Mariners have found themselves in unfamiliar territory. They trail the Oakland Athletics and the Kansas City Royals by a game for the second wild card spot and have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs for the first time since 2001. The pitching...
Via Oregon Sports News
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series Odds: Angels remain baseball betting favorite in mid-September

The Los Angeles Angels are 16-3 SU over their last 19 games and 10-1 SU over their last 11 games, widening their lead in the AL West to 10 games in the process. The Angels are a 5/1 favorite to win the World Series and will look to stay hot this week hosting the Seattle Mariners in a four-game series starting on Monday. In the series opener on Monday night, Matt Shoemaker and the...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Angels beat up Iwakuma and Seattle; clinch playoff spot

With their 10-game winning snapped by the Astros yesterday, the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim began a four-game series against the Seattle Mariners, with their Magic Number sitting at four.Matt Shoemaker and Hisashi Iwakuma were the starters in Game One.In the bottom of the third, the Halos rattled Iwakuma and took a 4-0 lead with an Albert Pujols three-RBI double, and a RBI double...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential Pitcher Duels: Sept. 15–21

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. Matt Shoemaker (R-LAA) Monday, 10:05 ET This showdown opens up a series that is less about the Mariners trying to catch the Angels—a virtual impossibility at 12.5...
Via The Sports Post
September 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Potential Pitcher Duels: Aug. 26–31

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. Jordan Zimmermann (R-WAS) Friday, 10:05 ET This is the marquee matchup—and incidentally the only one that isn’t intra-divisional—of what is a pretty sparse week...
Via The Sports Post
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Another reminder that Hisashi Iwakuma is great

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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Daily DraftKings Picks: Wednesday, Aug 20

Yesterday was a very high-scoring day! Stephen Strasburg was good (25.60 points) but Hisashi Iwakuma was great (41.60 points) and the Brewers stack started out strong with strong with six runs and five doubles (wow!) in the first five innings. Overall half of my pitching showed up and most of my offense came to play. This lineup beat 74% of all other lineups in the Daily Moonshot...
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August 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Iwakuma fans season-high 11, Mariners top Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Hisashi Iwakuma struck out a season-high 11 batters in eight scoreless innings and Kyle Seager homered to lead the Seattle Mariners to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday night. Mike Zunino was 0-for-17 before getting two hits and driving in two runs. The Mariners have won 11 of their last 14. Iwakuma (12-6) was masterful while allowing four...
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August 19, 2014  |  Discuss
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