Mariners vs Brewers: Best hitter, pitcher, and moment of the Mariners' series

It was a gruesome weekend series for Mariners fans but there were still a few things to be excited about in their series against the Brewers
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Best Mariners' Pitcher: Bryce Miller

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

In the second turn through the rotation, every single Mariners starter has given up at least four runs in their start except Bryce Miller. Taking the ball in the second game of the series, his seven scoreless innings were integral to Seattle stealing the win, even after Austin Voth conceded three earned runs in his relief appearance right after.

Miller attacked the zone with authority, challenging and beating Brewers hitters over and over again. His got 12 swings and misses, split evenly between his four-seam fastball and splitter. We got a sneak peek of the Bryce Miller splitter in the offseason and it seems to have blossomed into a lethal pitch. It's become his second-most used pitch and has insane whiff and strikeout rates of 52.2% and 50.0%.

Honorable Mention: Tayler Saucedo

2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 ER, BB, 4 K

If you were watching the last game of the series and turned it off somewhere around the fourth inning, you have my support. However, you may have missed Tayler Saucedo's valiant last stand on the mound to save some of his bullpen buddies a day of work. After Emerson Hancock and Collin Snider failed to make it through the fourth inning, Saucedo would pitch through the seventh, giving up a single baserunner and notching a pitch count of 40. The Mariners weren't going to stage a comeback so rather than wasting more bullpen pitching, Saucedo did his best to get things over with and get the team to the next game.

Ryan Divish of the Seattle Times later reported that Servais "had high praise for Tayler Saucedo," and his long relief appearance will hopefully pay dividends to giving the rest of the pitching staff some much-needed rest before tackling the Blue Jays in their next series.