Mariners Weekly Rundown: Who’s Hot & Who’s Not

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Sep 16, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma (18) throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the fifth inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Hisashi Iwakuma – Hot

Kuma only made one start this past week, but he was brilliant for the Mariners. The 34-year-old right-hander went 1-0 and posted a 1.50 ERA. Iwakuma registered a season high, 9 punch outs and did not walk anyone in his start against the Los Angeles Angels. He held the opposition to a .190 batting average, and allowed just 0.67 walks/hits per inning.

The Mariners have been rewarded for their patience with Hisashi Iwakuma. After getting off to a sluggish start, Kuma has found himself this summer. Iwakuma is 3-1 with a .259 ERA, 24 strikeouts and 6 walks over his last 4 outings.

Hisashi Iwakuma is a free agent this offseason, and it will be interesting to see how the next Mariners’ GM handles this situation.

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