Mariners vs. Marlins: Ryan brings bliss, Gilbert guts the fish, Julio "Rob"riguez

The Mariners narrowly avoid getting swept by the Marlins despite a 9-0 blowout victory in the second game
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Best Pitcher: Logan Gilbert

8.0 IP, 4 H, 0 ER, 1 BB, 6 K

His fourth quality start in a row was yet another masterpiece, following up an outstanding outing against the Rangers. He had 19 swings and misses, 14 of which were on his slider. His velocity seemed especially hot, getting up to 98.2 mph on his four-seam fastball and 90.0 mph on his slider. Despite the extra gas, three of the four hits he gave up were on his four-seam fastball but he was thankfully able to avoid any runs being created.

Do his current numbers warrant a first career all-star nod? Well, with a 2.71 ERA, 0.89 WHIP (leads the AL), over an MLB-leading 106.1 innings, what do you think?

Honorable Mention: George Kirby

7.0 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 5 K

Kirby is on a quality start streak of his own, extending it to three with his outing in the first game of the series. He was aggressive as per usual, logging 13 swings and misses with no walks. Six of these whiffs were on his four-seam fastball and five were on his slider. His sinker continues to be executed with pinpoint command, fooling batters with five called strikes.

Unfortunately, Kirby gave up two home runs in the sixth inning, one to Josh Bell and one to Bryan De La Cruz. Without the proper run support, the Marlins ended up walking things off in the tenth inning.