Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:05:58 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (calf) is fine after he dealt with a cramp in his calf during the game Tuesday, Aug. 19.
Fantasy Tip: It looks like Iwakuma should not miss a start because of the minor injury. Owners should continue to have him in their starting lineups.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:53:11 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma allowed just four hits with no walks over eight scoreless innings while posting a season-high 11 strikeouts in a win Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Since July 1, Iwakuma is 7-2 with a 1.63 ERA, 65 strikeouts and four walks in 72 innings over 10 starts.
Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma has emerged as a fantasy must-start in all formats this season. Iwakuma, Felix Hernandez and Chris Young have been the best trio of pitchers in baseball this season.
Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:10:59 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma is 6-2 with a 1.83 ERA since Tuesday, July 1. Iwakuma is starting Tuesday, Aug. 19, against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma is a must-start arm in all seasonal formats. You'll have to pay up for Iwakuma in daily games tonight, but it is a very favorable matchup. The Phillies rank 28th in the league in wOBA against right handed pitchers.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:04:19 -0700
Seattle Mariners SPs Felix Hernandez, Hisashi Iwakuma and Chris Young have combined to go 36-15 with a 2.54 ERA in 71 games so far this season. That's the lowest ERA of any starting trio in the American League. The rest of the starters for the Mariners are a combined 15-23.
Mon, 18 Aug 2014 18:03:03 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma will be kept on normal five-day rest, working Tuesday, Aug. 20, against the Philadelphia Phillies. Manager Lloyd McClendon wanted to move him up to use him Sunday, Aug. 24, against the Boston Red Sox, too.
Fantasy Tip: Fantasy owners in head-to-head formats will be thrilled with Iwakuma's sudden two-start status in the current week.
Thu, 14 Aug 2014 13:12:33 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma has allowed two earned runs or fewer in seven of his last eight starts. He failed to pitch seven-full innings for the first time in those eight starts Wednesday, Aug. 13, against the Toronto Blue Jays.
Fantasy Tip: Iwakuma is keeping the Mariners in the playoff hunt and is a viable option in all formats.
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:49:38 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Taijuan Walker will have his next turn skipped, as the club instead will have SP Hisashi Iwakuma start Tuesday, July 29. This will keep Iwakuma and the other starters on normal four days' rest.
Fantasy Tip: Walker's rotation spot may be tenuous as James Paxton (lat) nears a return and Erasmo Ramirez continues to impress.
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:43:42 -0700
Seattle Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon said SPs Hisashi Iwakuma, Felix Hernandez, Chris R. Young and Roenis Elias will start the team's first four games following the All-Star break. It is not known who will fill the fifth spot in the rotation at this time.
Tue, 08 Jul 2014 07:48:50 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma struck out 10 over seven shutout innings to beat the Minnesota Twins Monday, July 7. He allowed just four hits.
Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:02:58 -0700
Seattle Mariners SP Hisashi Iwakuma (neck) is not completely over the neck pain that has halted him over the last 10 days. The pitcher said his recovery was going "good," though.
Fantasy Tip: His performance hasn't suffered, so keep trotting him out there unless his condition worsens.