Closer Problems are a Mariners’ Tradition
Steve Cishek has been a steadying presence for much of the 2016 season, but he was anything but steady this past week for the Mariners. The veteran right-hander went 0-0 with 1 save on the week, but he registered a 5.40 ERA and blew a key save opportunity against the Texas Rangers on Saturday night. Cishek posted a 4:0 strikeout to walk ratio, but he served up a pair of crucial home runs.
The 29-year-old Falmouth, MA product is putting together a decent comeback season for the Mariners. Cishek is currently 2-3 with a 2.83 ERA and 14 saves in 2016. Those numbers are relatively impressive, but he has blown 4 saves already this year, and it’s only mid-June.
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