LeBlanc (6-7) was hit with the loss after allowing seven runs on 11 hits and a walk while striking out three over seven innings Friday night against the Blue Jays.
LeBlanc entered the contest in the second inning with a two-run lead, but he was rocked for three runs in the second, three in the third and another in the seventh on the way to a 7-3 loss. He's now been saddled with four straight losses, and he sits with an unimpressive 5.40 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with 76 punchouts over 105 innings this season.
LeBlanc will follow an opener Friday at Toronto, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
LeBlanc has lost three straight decisions with a 7.04 ERA in those outings, but he'll once again work behind an opener Friday. The veteran left-hander has struggled this season with a 5.14 ERA, 1.37 WHIP and 73:23 K:BB through 98 innings.
LeBlanc (6-6) was charged with the loss against Tampa Bay on Sunday, pitching six innings and allowing one run on five hits while striking out three.
LeBlanc served as the primary pitcher and surrendered a single run on a fourth-inning homer by Eric Sogard. Unfortunately, the Mariners were unable to generate any offense behind him, saddling LeBlanc with his sixth loss of the season. The southpaw now carries a 5.14 ERA and 1.37 WHIP in 98 innings this season and is lined up to next face the Blue Jays in Toronto on Friday.
LeBlanc will work as the primary pitcher Sunday against the Rays, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The Rays are loading up the lineup with right-handed hitters, knowing that LeBlanc will be the bulk reliever behind opener Sam Tuivailala. LeBlanc has given up 20 earned runs in 24.1 innings over his last five appearances.
LeBlanc (6-5) suffered the loss against the Padres on Tuesday, pitching five innings and giving up five runs on five hits and one walk while striking out five.
Serving as the primary pitcher behind Matt Wisler, LeBlanc entered the game in the second inning and retired nine of the first 10 batters he faced. His outing unraveled in the fifth, however, when he allowed a walk and four hits -- including a two-run homer off the bat of Fernando Tatis Jr. -- to account for all five runs scored against him. With the loss, LeBlanc's record falls to 6-5 on the season to go along with an uninspiring 5.38 ERA and 1.40 WHIP across 92 innings. He's lined up to next face the Rays on Sunday, though it is unclear whether he'll again be used as a primary pitcher or return to a traditional starting role.
LeBlanc will serve as the primary pitcher Tuesday night against the Padres, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
The Mariners will turn to Matt Wisler for the first inning or so before handing the ball to LeBlanc, who's expected to eat up a good chunk of innings Tuesday evening. He'll aim to bounce back after surrendering six runs over 4.1 innings during his last outing Wednesday in Texas.
LeBlanc (6-4) gave up six runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out two through 4.1 innings to take the loss against the Rangers on Wednesday.
Being used as a traditional starter, LeBlanc allowed three runs in the first two frames, but he settled down to deliver two scoreless innings before unravelling in the fifth inning. The 34-year-old has allowed only five runs in his last four appearances following an opener, but has given up 12 runs in two July starts. LeBlanc will make his next appearance Tuesday against the Padres at T-Mobile Park, although it is not clear if he will start or follow an opener.
LeBlanc will be a traditional starter Wednesday against Texas and will not follow an opener, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
LeBlanc has only been a true starter once since the start of June, but he's averaged 5.4 innings per appearance. He owns a 3.64 ERA over that stretch but has struck out just 17.8 percent of opposing batters.
LeBlanc will serve as the primary pitcher following an opener in Wednesday's game against the Rangers.
The veteran left-hander served in the same capacity against the Tigers in his last appearance, firing six innings of two-run, four-hit ball. LeBlanc has thrived when utilized in a relief role this season, generating a .286 ERA and .222 BAA across 50.1 innings.
LeBlanc (6-3) picked up the win as the primary pitcher against the Tigers on Thursday, giving up two runs (one earned) on four hits over six innings, striking out four and walking one as the Mariners won 10-2.
Working behind opener Erik Swanson, LeBlanc turned in a solid effort and cruised to his sixth win of the season behind a lot of run support from his offense. The veteran left-hander now carries a 4.79 ERA, a 1.35 WHIP and a 63:21 K:BB through 82.2 innings on the season.
LeBlanc will work as a primary pitcher behind opener Erik Swanson in Thursday's game against the Tigers, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
After a rough showing as a traditional starter July 13 in Anaheim, LeBlanc slotted back into a bulk-relief role last weekend in a rematch with the Angels and noticed better results. That's largely been the case all season, as LeBlanc has posted a 3.05 ERA in eight relief outings (44.1 innings) compared to a 7.79 ERA across seven starts (32.1 innings). LeBlanc should make for a more comfortable streaming option than he otherwise might now that the Mariners have confirmed that he'll work behind an opener.
LeBlanc pitched five innings, allowing two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four. He did not factor in the decision as the Mariners lost 6-2 to the Angels on Saturday.
It was a marked improvement from his previous outing, in which he allowed six runs on 10 hits to the Angels a week ago. He has allowed three or fewer runs in eight of his last 10 appearances, but LeBlanc has been prone to the occasional implosion this season as well. The left-hander has allowed six or more runs in four of his 15 games this season. The 34-year-old will take a 5-3 record, 5.05 ERA and 1.40 WHIP into his next scheduled appearance, which is projected for Thursday versus the Tigers.
LeBlanc will serve as the Mariners' bulk reliever behind opener Matt Wisler in Saturday's game against the Angels, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
LeBlanc has made exactly seven traditional starts and seven bulk-relief appearances this season, finding far better results when deployed in the latter capacity. After flopping while starting his last time out July 13 against the Angels -- he served up six runs on 10 hits over four innings -- LeBlanc should stand a better chance at success while moving back to the bullpen Saturday. Wisler isn't expected to work more than an inning or two before giving way to LeBlanc, who will be the Seattle pitcher most likely to factor into any decision.
LeBlanc (5-3) pitched four innings, allowing six runs on 10 hits while striking out five. He took the loss as the Mariners were defeated 9-2 by the Angels on Saturday.
LeBlanc has typically followed an opener in his recent appearances, but he was used as a traditional starter Saturday and failed to corral the Angels' bats. The 34-year-old's ERA ballooned to 5.15 with a 1.40 WHIP and 55:17 K:BB in 71.2 innings this season. LeBlanc will likely follow an opener in his next appearance, scheduled for next Saturday's rematch with the Angels.
LeBlanc will work as a traditional starter Saturday against the Angels, Shannon Drayer of 710 ESPN Seattle reports.
LeBlanc has been following an opener of late but will start the first inning in this contest. This means different things in different fantasy formats, but in most leagues it's a bad thing, as he is less likely to go deep enough to qualify for a win and is more likely to face the Angels' best hitters three times instead of twice.
LeBlanc may work as a traditional starting pitcher Saturday against the Angels, Ryan Divish of The Seattle Times reports.
This isn't necessarily a great thing for fantasy purposes, as it makes it less likely LeBlanc goes deep enough to qualify for a win and would mean he faces the top of the Angels' order in the first inning. Nothing has been confirmed yet, however.
Manager Scott Servais said LeBlanc would likely continue to work as a primary pitcher in the lefty's next scheduled turn through the rotation Saturday against the Angels, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports.
LeBlanc's last seven outings have come behind an opener, with the southpaw posting a 2.97 ERA and 1.09 WHIP across 39.1 innings. Those numbers are far better than what he had posted in his six traditional starters earlier this season (6.99 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 28.1 innings), so expect Servais to continue leaning on LeBlanc as a primary pitcher so long as the arrangement yields favorable results.
LeBlanc worked 6.1 innings against Oakland on Sunday, allowing one run on three hits and two walks while striking out two. He did not factor into the decision.
Opener Matt Carasiti was roughed up for five runs (four earned) while managing to record only one out, leaving LeBlanc to try to stem the tide and avert a blowout. He performed admirably, allowing a single to the first batter he faced before retiring the next two hitters to get out of the inning. He proceeded to give up a home run to Marcus Semien leading off the second inning but settled in and blanked Oakland over the remainder of his appearance. LeBlanc seems to have found his niche as a primary pitcher; over seven appearances in this role, he has gone 3-0 while posting a 3.00 ERA and 27:9 K:BB in 39 innings.
LeBlanc will operate as the Mariners' primary pitcher in Sunday's game against the Athletics.
Right-hander Matt Carasiti is expected to work the first inning before turning the game over to LeBlanc, who has been far more effective out of the bullpen rather than a traditional starter this season. Over his six outings as a primary pitcher, LeBlanc has posted a 3.31 ERA and has limited opponents to a .299 wOBA across 32.2 innings.
LeBlanc completed 4.2 innings against the Cardinals on Tuesday, giving up one run on four hits and two walks while striking out one. He did not factor into the decision.
In his sixth consecutive outing as a primary pitcher following an opener, LeBlanc was once again effective, allowing only one run on a solo shot by Jose Martinez in the sixth inning. Aside from a six-run blowup against Oakland in mid-June, LeBlanc has been very effective as a primary pitcher, allowing only six runs in 30 innings. It stands to reason that he'll continue in the non-traditional relief role moving forward, with his next appearance scheduled for Sunday at home against Oakland.
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