Mariners vs. Braves: Polanco pops off, it's Miller time, and Garver calls game

Despite continued offensive struggles, Seattle managed to net a series victory against one of the best teams in baseball
Atlanta Braves v Seattle Mariners
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Best Pitcher: Bryce Miller

7.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 10 K

The Bryce Miller hype train is yet to be derailed with another stellar start under his belt. In one of the best pitching duels of the year so far, he went toe-to-toe with proven ace Max Fried and got 17 swings and misses, almost all of which were from his four-seam fastball. Sitting 95-96 mph, he was wheeling and dealing, making one of the most formidable lineups in baseball seem foolish.

While he ended up throwing 59 four-seam fastballs out of his 97 total pitches, he mixed in some sinkers and sweepers as well to good effect.

Miler's current 2.04 ERA and 0.88 WHIP seem unsustainable but he's been so good though April that it doesn't seem like he's slowing down any time soon. He still gives up quite a bit of hard contact but is missing bats and striking out 29.1% of the batters he faces. With further improvements to his breaking ball arsenal, he'll add even more lethality to an arsenal with an incredible four-seam option.

Honorable Mention: Luis Castillo

7.0 IP, 3 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K

While he didn't quite net as many strikeouts as Miller, Castillo's work in the second game of the series helped the Mariners narrowly escape with a win. He had a whopping 20 swings and misses, mostly with his four-seam fastball but also mixing in the slider and changeup.

If Castillo had not kept Atlanta scoreless for the first seven innings of the game, there's a very good chance that the Braves would have gone home with the series win instead.