Anthony Misiewicz was fantastic for the Seattle Mariners last season, but he struggled last month and became an unreliable option for Scott Servais out of the pen. In May, he allowed 16 hits and 12 runs.
This month, the 26-year-old reliever has been much better and is looking like the 2020 version of himself.
Anthony Misiewicz finally turning it around for the Seattle Mariners
In June, “Misi” has appeared in 10 games and allowed just eight hits. He allowed double the amount of hits last month in May. Limiting hits has clearly helped Anthony limit the damage since he’s allowed just three runs, which comes out to a 2.53 ERA.
Also, Anthony Misiewicz has only walked one batter this month, compared to six in May. This tells me that his control has been a lot better, and is probably a big reason why his hits allowed are down.
The young reliever has also struck out 14 batters this month, which proves that his stuff is still effective. Misiewicz also now owns a 0.84 WHIP in June.
The Michigan State University product has now brought down his ERA to 4.60 and WHIP to 1.33, which is a significant improvement considering how he started the season.
The Seattle Mariners will need Anthony Misiewicz to keep up his current form
Anthony was one of the standouts from last year’s bullpen, and I bet Scott Servais wants to be able to trust him like he did last season. The Seattle Mariners have a few pitches on the injured list so we need every little bit of help from the bullpen.
Erik Swanson and Justin Dunn are still rehabbing, and Hector Santiago may be suspended for 10 games if the league determines that he violated the foreign substance policy.
On top of the various injuries, Will Vest and Rafael Montero have not met pre-season expectations which also hinders the overall ability of the bullpen. Let’s hope that Anthony Misiewicz keeps up the high-quality outings because we need him to.