Iwakuma (14-7) hadn't taken a loss since Aug. 3, but Wednesday's start was the second time in his last four outings that he wasn't able to complete five innings. Even with his rough patch over his last four starts -- 15 earned runs in 18 innings pitched -- Iwakuma owns a 3.11 ERA, 1.01 WHIP and 138:16 K:BB ratio in 165 innings. He's scheduled to face the Angels Tuesday.
Iwakuma allowed three runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings. He struck out five and walked one during the outing. Iwakuma seemed to tire as the game went on. After opening with three scoreless innings, Iwakuma gave up his run over the next three innings. With two men on in the fourth, a Rougned Odor single drove in the first run of the game. After loading the bases in the fifth, Iwakuma managed to induce a double-play. A run came home on the play, and was charged to Iwakuma. He managed to get one out in the sixth inning, but left with a man on base. That run would eventually come around to score, and was charged to Iwakuma.
With the win, Iwakuma improved to 14-6. He’ll take on the Astros in his next start.
Over his last four starts covering 23 innings, Iwakuma has allowed eight earned runs. He owns a 2.90 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP over 23 starts (155 1/3 innings). His next start will come Friday at Texas.
Iwakuma was staked to a 3-0 lead after the top of the first inning but gave all three runs back in the bottom of the first. He then surrendered two more runs in the third before being removed with one out, giving him his shortest outing of the season and his first start with less than six innings since the end of June. Iwakuma owns a 2.83 ERA, 0.98 WHIP and 121:13 K:BB ratio in 149 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Nationals Friday.
Iwakuma allowed four hits over eight scoreless innings. He struck out 11 and did not issue any walks during the outing. Iwakuma never put more than one man on per inning. He gave up all four of his hits early. The last of the four came in the fifth inning. Iwakuma was perfect over his last three innings. The Mariners ran into trouble in the ninth, nearly blowing the game for Iwakuma. They were able to work out of the jam, giving Iwakuma the win.
With the win, Iwakuma improved to 12-6. He’ll take on the Rangers in his next start.
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