Iwakuma – 12 Wins & 12 Walks

After last night’s performance of 8.0 scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts and zero walks, Mariners starting pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma has now recorded 12 wins while walking only 12 batters THIS season. Yes, you read that correctly. Kuma is 12-6 overall with a 2.57 ERA (6th in the American League) and has a 10.00 strikeout-to-walk ratio (120 strikeouts, 12 walks) in 21 starts this season. Dating back to 1900, that is currently the 3rd-best strikeout-to-walk ratio in MLB history, trailing only 11.00 by Bret Saberhagen with the Mets in 1994 (13 BB, 143 SO, 177.1 IP) and 10.28 by Cliff Lee with the Mariners and Rangers in 2010 (18 BB, 185 SO, 212.1 IP).

Over his last 10 starts Iwakuma is 7-2 with a 1.63 ERA (13 ER, 72.0 IP) with 4 walks and 65 strikeouts. Here are the highlights from Iwakuma’s dominating start last night vs. the Phillies.

And here is a detailed blog post via ESPN.com on Iwakuma’s season:

Mariners Game Central – August 19 at Philadelphia

Game #125: Seattle Mariners (67-57) at Philadelphia Phillies (55-70) | 7:05 pm ET/4:05 pm PT | Citizens Bank Park
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (11-6, 2.72) vs. RHP A.J. Burnett (6-13, 4.35)
Radio: ESPN 710 Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTShome games feature SAP in Spanish on ROOT SPORTS & ESPN Deportes
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Phillies | Mariners-Phillies History

Tonight's Line-up

Tonight’s Line-up

Mariners Game Central – August 18 at Philadelphia

08.18.14 Lineup

Game #124: Seattle Mariners (67-56) at Philadelphia Phillies (54-70) | 7:05 pm ET/4:05 pm PT | Citizens Bank Park
Starting Pitchers: LHP Roenis Elias (9-9, 4.14) vs. RHP Jerome Williams (0-0, 3.38)
Radio: ESPN 710 Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Phillies | Mariners-Phillies History

Mid-Season Report | Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Here is today’s Game Information:

Mariners Game Central – August 17 at Detroit

Game #123: Seattle Mariners (66-56) at Detroit Tigers (66-55) | 1:10 pm ET/10:10 am PT | Comerica Park
Starting Pitchers: RHP Chris Young (11-6, 3.20) vs. LHP Robbie Ray (1-2, 5.31)
Radio: ESPN 710 Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTShome games feature SAP in Spanish on ROOT SPORTS & ESPN Deportes
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Tigers | Mariners-Tigers History

Mid-Season Report | Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Today's Line-up

Today’s Line-up

Mariners Game Central – August 16 at Detroit

Game #122: Seattle Mariners (66-55) at Detroit Tigers (65-55) | 7:08 pm ET/4:08 pm PT | Comerica Park
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (13-3, 1.95) vs. LHP Davis Price (11-8, 3.21)
Radio: ESPN 710 Seattle and the Mariners Radio Network…also on Mariners.com (for subscribers to MLB.tv)
TV: The game will be televised on ROOT SPORTShome games feature SAP in Spanish on ROOT SPORTS & ESPN Deportes
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Starting Lineups: Starting lineups will be posted on MarinersMedia.com and Twitter when they become available
Game Information: Mariners | Tigers | Mariners-Tigers History

Mid-Season Report | Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule | MarinersMedia.com
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Tonight's Line-up

Tonight’s Line-up

 

Ace Off – King Felix vs. David Price

Felix vs Price

Today’s pitching match-up at Comerica Park features two of the elite pitchers in the game – Felix Hernandez &David Price. Felix was the 2010 AL Cy Young winner and Price was the recipient in 2012. The duo are among the American League leaders in several categories. Should be a fun game to watch today at 4:08 pm PT on ROOT Sports or listen on 710 ESPN Seattle.

Stat Felix Price
Wins 13 (T2nd) 11 (T13th)
Losses 3 8
ERA 1.95 (1st) 3.21 (16th)
SO 194 (4th) 205 (1st)
K/9.0 IP 9.68 (7th) 9.95 (5th)
Quality Starts 23 (1st) 18 (T6th)
Starts 25 (T6th) 25 (T6th)
Innings 180.1 (2nd) 185.1 (1st)
WHIP 0.860 (1st) 1.052 (6th)
H/9.0 IP 6.139 (1st) 8.21 (17th)
SO/BB 6.06 (6th) 7.88 (3rd)

And here is how Felix and Price have stacked up since 2009:

Player
W-L
ERA
G
GS
SHO
CG
INN
H
R
ER
BB
SO
QS
Felix
84-53
2.73
190
190
7
18
1338.2
1129
465
406
342
1304
147
Price
82-47
3.21
172
171
2
10
1144.1
1001
452
408
308
1069
117

Cut4: Felix Stands Among Baseball Royalty

MLB.com’s Cut4 website had a pretty cool feature and graphic on King Felix today, the 2 year anniversary of his perfect game August 15, 2012 vs. the Tampa Bay Rays. Here is the graphic and you can click on it to go right to the story.

Felix

Mariners Game Central – August 15 at Detroit

Lineup

Game #121: Seattle Mariners (65-55) at Detroit Tigers (65-54) | 7:08 pm ET/4:08 pm PT | Comerica Park
Starting Pitchers: LHP James Paxton (2-0, 2.38) vs. RHP Rick Porcello (13-7, 3.11)
Live Stats: MLB Gameday will provide a live box score with pitch-by-pitch data
Game Information: Mariners | Tigers | Mariners-Tigers History

Mid-Season Report | Standings | Roster | 2014 Media Guide | Mariners Game Notes | 2014 Schedule
Social Media: From the Corner of Edgar & Dave | Instagram | @Mariners | @LosMarineros | Facebook

Here are today’s Game Notes:

Mariners Wine Collection

Wine By Design Mariners

The Mariners are joining with Wine by Design and Maryhill Winery for the release of a limited edition Seattle Mariners Wine Collection.

The collection includes a 2011 Columbia Valley Red and White wine.

The white wine is “a refreshing blend of Pinot Gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc, with aromas of citrus, pear and melon.” The red is a “fruit-forward light-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc with flavors of mixed berry, caramel and cinnamon.” They were hand-crafted by winemaker Richard Batchelor of Maryhill Winery.

Maryhill Winery is one of the largest, most visited wineries in Washington. It’s located along the Columbia River near Goldendale. In June, it was named 2014 Winery of the Year at the San Francisco International Wine Competition, the largest and most respected international competition in the U.S.

The Mariners Collection wines will be available at Safeco Field beginning with the August 25th homestand. They will also be featured at tastings during select games and during special events at the ballpark. The wine was featured on Friday at the Lou Piniella Hall of Fame luncheon in honor of the newest member of the Mariners Hall of Fame, and bottles of Mariners Reserve wine were presented to Lou.

The wines are now available for purchase at mlb.com/wine, and will soon be at select local retailers (the distributor is still working out the details of where and when the wines will be available).

MLB Network Features The King’s Court

The MLB Network was in town last week to tape a story on the King’s Court. You can watch the story on The King and his court below:

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