The 10 pitchers that dominated the Mariners in 2023

Who had the Mariners number on the mound this year? Let's look at the pitchers who dominated the Mariners hitting in 2023
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Rays: Zach Littell: 9 IP, 1.00 ERA, 5 H, 1BB, 6 K

Surprise, surprise, the Rays are good. Littell threw twice against the Mariners, holding them in check both times. Only a single run was charged to Littell, and he had the Mariners looking befuddled every time they came up to the plate. It wasn't nearly as dominant as the Rays divisional rival, though.

Blue Jays: Kevin Gausman: 13 IP, 2.77 ERA, 11 H, 1 BB, 22 K

Sure, the Mariners scored a handful of runs (4) against Gausmann, but they spent more time looking silly than anything else. 22 K in just 13 innings is wild. That's a K rate of 15.23. That's something you would see from a top-of-the-line strikeout artist as a reliever. Not a starter. Gausman does strike out a lot of hitters, but sitting down over half the outs recorded is just embarrassing for the Mariners.

Twins: Kenta Maeda: 12.2 IP, 2.13 ERA, 9 H, 2 BB, 17 K

Two of Maeda's best 9 starts this year came against the Mariners, and they came just five days apart as well. He would strike out 9 through 6.1, allowing two runs but just three hits. Then, he would go 6.1 again, striking out 8 this time, allowing six hits, walking two, but limiting the damage in allowing just one runner to cross the plate.