Aug 16, 2015; Boston, MA, USA; Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Vidal Nuno collides with third baseman Kyle Seager (15) going for a bunt single by Boston Red Sox
To describe the last week as inconsistent would be an understatement of epic proportions. The Mariners reached the highest of highs on Wednesday when Hisashi Iwakuma hurled a no-hitter against the Baltimore Orioles. However, the M’s hit rock bottom this weekend when they allowed 45 runs on 60 hits over the course of 3 games in Boston.
Overall, Seattle went 3-3 this week. The Mariners have been hot lately, and they won their third consecutive series on Wednesday against the O’s. However, they proceeded to get laughed out of Fenway on Friday and Saturday. They avoided the sweep with a squeaker of a win on Sunday afternoon.
The M’s had a really solid week at the plate, averaging 5.33 runs per game. But the pitching staff really let this club down. Seattle allowed an atrocious 8.83 runs per game. The Mariners set a new franchise record by allowing 22 runs on Saturday afternoon against the Red Sox.
Now we will turn our attention to the individual standouts from the past week. Let’s start with Hisashi Iwakuma, who had a week for the ages.