Seattle Mariners right-hander Hisashi Iwakuma will wear a splint on his injured right middle finger for another three weeks before starting to throw.
One of the challenges during the spring will be meshing players left over from the previous staff under Eric Wedge with the bevy of moves Seattle made in the offseason. New manager Lloyd McClendon is optimistic Seattle can win sooner than later, but with the moves made and the money spent this offseason the winning had better arrive on the earlier side.
Jason A. Churchill writes that the Seattle Mariners need a high-quality starting pitcher, regardless of Hisashi Iwakuma’s injury situation.
Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma will not throw for four to six weeks because of an injury to the middle finger of his right hand.
“It is such an honor to be one of the finalists for the best award as a pitcher,” Iwakuma said in a statement before the voting totals were released. “I had never thought I would become a finalist here in the U.S., so this is very special to me and is a big surprise.”
Hisashi Iwakuma pitched eight scoreless innings in Seattle’s 6-0 win against Kansas City on Wednesday, eliminating the Royals from the playoff hunt.
Hisashi Iwakuma extended his scoreless innings streak on the road to 25 and Justin Smoak homered off Verlander to help Seattle Mariners beat the Detroit Tigers 8-0 on Wednesday night.
Hisashi Iwakuma takes the mound for Game 3 of the current four-game series in Detroit.
Joe Madden’s club won’t be satisfied with anything short of a sweep when the Rays visit Seattle Friday as part of the final leg of their 10-game western road trip.
Mark DeRosa’s pinch-hit, two-run single in the eighth off Oliver Perez provided the Toronto Blue Jays and R.A. Dickey (9-11) with the 3-1 victory on Monday night.