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Hisashi Iwakuma had his way with the Phillies on Tuesday, striking out 11 in eight scoreless innings.

Iwakuma was the first Mariners pitcher to go eight innings, strike out 10 and allow no runs since Aaron Harang last June. What? You were expecting someone different? Iwakuma has won three straight starts, and it really should have been five straight, if not for him coming out on the wrong end in a 1-0 game. He's 12-6 with a 2.57 ERA.
Aug 19 - 10:58 PM

Austin Jackson reached twice and stole two bases Tuesday in the win over the Phillies.

Jackson stole second and third off A.J. Burnett in the first for his first two-steal game since April 2013. He hasn't done much hitting since being traded to Seattle, but at least he is 4-for-5 stealing bases in 17 games. He was 9-for-13 in 100 games as a Tiger.
Aug 19 - 10:50 PM

Making his fourth start of the month, Brad Miller went 0-for-3 with a walk Tuesday against the Phillies.

It's just the second time in August that he's had three plate appearances in a game; in two of his previous three starts, he was taken out after two at-bats. It doesn't look like he'll be earning any additional playing time at Chris Taylor's expense.
Aug 19 - 10:48 PM

Kendrys Morales is not in Tuesday's lineup against the Phillies.

Morales started at first base on Monday, but he'll take a seat Tuesday with the DH unavailable under NL rules. Logan Morrison will make the start at first base.
Aug 19 - 3:01 PM

Dustin Ackley singled, doubled twice, and drove in a run, but it wasn't enough as the Mariners lost to the Phillies on Monday.

Ackley was the extent of the Mariners' offense against Jerome Williams, and he was only able to help the Mariners score their first run in the eighth on a double to left field -- when it was too little, too late. Ackley had been slumping badly following a scorching return from the All-Star break. On the season, he's slashing .247/.293/.375 with eight home runs and 47 RBI.
Aug 18 - 10:10 PM

Roenis Elias was unable to make it past the fourth inning in a loss to the Phillies on Sunday, but allowed only one run.

Elias struggled with his control mightily, walking six. He was, however, able to prevent the Phillies from capitalizing on their many base runners. He yielded only three hits while striking out four. The Mariners plan to limit his workload over the rest of the season, as manager Lloyd McClendon said his lefty will get extra rest following his start. He has a 4.09 ERA, a 1.28 WHIP, and a 126/54 K/BB ratio this season.
Aug 18 - 10:06 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said Monday that Felix Hernandez (hip) is "fine" and will be ready to make his next scheduled start on Friday in Boston.

Hernandez made an early exit from his last outing after being hit in the hip by a comebacker. There wasn't much doubt that he'd be ready to go for his next start, but it's good to have confirmation. "He's fine," McClendon said. "He may push [his bullpen] back. I'm not sure. Sometimes he pushes it back, sometimes he doesn't even throw. But he's fine."
Aug 18 - 7:23 PM

The Mariners have adjusted their rotation so that Hisashi Iwakuma will start Sunday against the Red Sox.

The Mariners will give Roenis Elias extra rest after his start Monday, so Iwakuma now has a two-start week. He's also pitching against the Phillies on Tuesday. Both are excellent matchups.
Aug 18 - 5:17 PM

Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said that Roenis Elias will get extra rest after Monday's start against the Phillies.

Elias was recalled Monday after tossing five no-hit innings with six strikeouts and one walk during his lone start in Triple-A. The Mariners are trying to protect his workload down the stretch, as he's already thrown 139 2/3 innings between the majors and minors this year and showed some signs of fatigue prior to being sent down.
Aug 18 - 4:34 PM

Mariners recalled LHP Roenis Elias from Triple-A Tacoma.

Elias is starting for the M's on Monday night against the Phillies. Command is still an issue for the 26-year-old left-hander, but he has a decent 4.14 ERA, 1.25 WHIP, and 122/48 K/BB ratio in 134 2/3 innings this season. There are worse fantasy streaming options.
Aug 18 - 3:33 PM

Mariners optioned OF James Jones to Triple-A Tacoma.

The speedy outfielder became the odd-man out with a roster spot needed for Monday's starter Roenis Elias. The 25-year-old outfielder is hitting .257/.286/.312 with 20 stolen bases in his 82 games with the M's. He'll surely return when rosters expand in September.
Aug 17 - 5:01 PM

Chris Young delivered six innings of shutout ball Sunday in the Mariners' 8-1 defeat of the Tigers.

Young was again dominant, allowing only four hits and a walk to a very good Detroit lineup. He struck out four. The veteran right-hander has been one of the best free agent finds of 2014, boasting a 12-6 record, 3.07 ERA, and 1.11 WHIP in 146 2/3 innings this season. Young will take on the Red Sox at Fenway Park next time out.
Aug 17 - 4:44 PM

Mariners prospect outfielder Gabby Guerrero went 3-for-5 with a home run on Saturday for High-A High Desert, raising his season line to .308/.346/.465.

Guerrero has achieved an OPS in excess of 800 in every month other than June, and has hit .315/.356/.574 with two doubles and four home runs over his last 13 games. He has the potential to hit .300 while hitting 20 home runs and 20 stolen bases, but will likely need a full season in Double-A in 2015 before making his major league debut in mid-2016.
Aug 17 - 11:54 AM

Felix Hernandez pitched five innings and allowed seven hits and two runs to the Tigers before exiting Saturday's game.

Hernandez was seen limping a little after being hit in the hip by a grounder in the fourth inning. He came back out to pitch the fifth and completed that frame before being pulled from the game. He had won nine starts in a row against the Tigers prior to losing to David Price on Saturday. The Tigers managed to work up Hernandez's pitch count, as he'd already thrown over eighty pitches by the time he was out of the fourth inning. Hernandez allowed an RBI groundout in the third and a Nick Castellanos solo home run in the fourth. Consider the Cy Young-contender (1.99 ERA, 0.87 WHIP) to be day-to-day for the time being.
Aug 16 - 10:09 PM

Robinson Cano (foot) is in the Mariners' starting lineup Saturday against the Tigers.

Cano was removed from Friday's game after fouling a ball off of his right foot. He only suffered a minor bruise. The star second baseman holds an excellent .330/.398/.476 batting line on the season for Seattle.
Aug 16 - 5:11 PM


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