Mariners Series Review: M’s Take 2 of 3 from New York
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The Mariners relievers did not have a strong showing last week in Seattle, accumulating a pair of losses and giving up numerous runs. However, they looked like a whole new group this weekend in New York.
8 different pitchers combined to throw 9 innings of relief for Seattle in this weekend’s 3-game set. In those 9 innings, New York managed to score just 1 run on 6 hits. The Mariners struck out 7 and walked 3.
Steve Cishek was a standout performer as he recorded his first save of the season in Saturday’s 3-2 win. The veteran right-hander allowed a pair of hits, but recovered in time to shut the door on the Yankees.
Joaquin Benoit had not appeared in a game since April 8 prior to working the 8th inning for the Mariners on Saturday. However, Benoit did not show any signs of rust, setting down the Yankees in order.
Vidal Nuno also had a stellar weekend for Seattle. The funky southpaw pitched on Friday and Saturday, blanking the Yankees across 2.1 innings while striking out 2.
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