Mariners Weekly Rundown: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not
Fear the Beard
Nick Vincent was an afterthought when the season began, but he has now become one of the most effective righty relievers in all of baseball. The 29-year-old posted a 0.00 ERA across his 3 appearances this week for the Mariners. Vincent allowed 1 hit while striking out 4 and walking none in 3.2 innings of work.
Black Beard is 2-1 on the season with a 1.40 ERA with 1 save through 20 appearances in 2016. Vincent has posted a sparkling 24:2 strikeout to walk ratio across 19.1 innings, while limiting the opposition to just 0.67 walks/hits per inning. Most impressive of all, right-handed hitters are a combined 5 for 44 this season against Vincent.
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Vincent saw some time as the Mariners setup man this week, and I think we could see more of that as the season progresses. Considering the M’s landed Vincent for a player to be named at the end of spring training, Dipoto is looking pretty smart right about now.