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

May 17, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) high fives teammates after beating the Baltimore Orioles 10-0 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
May 17, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Seattle Mariners third baseman Kyle Seager (15) high fives teammates after beating the Baltimore Orioles 10-0 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports /
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May 19, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Vidal Nuno (38) pitches during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Seattle Mariners defeated Baltimore Orioles 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
May 19, 2016; Baltimore, MD, USA; Seattle Mariners relief pitcher Vidal Nuno (38) pitches during the seventh inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Seattle Mariners defeated Baltimore Orioles 7-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports /

Nuno is “Vidal” to the M’s Success

Vidal Nuno is quickly establishing himself as one of the top left-handed relievers in baseball. The 28-year-old was perfect across his 3 appearances this week, striking out 3 while not allowing a walk or hit in 3.1 innings.

The National City, CA product bounced between the starting rotation and the bullpen last season with the Mariners, but he appears to have found a home as a reliever in Seattle. Nuno has posted a 1.29 ERA through his first 17 appearances in 2016. He has registered an incredible 16:1 strikeout to walk ratio in 14 innings. Nuno has also limited the opposition to just 0.86 walks/hits per inning.

Charlie Furbush is likely to rejoin the Mariners at some point in June, but Vidal Nuno has done a commendable job serving as the M’s top lefty specialist so far in 2016.

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