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#18
Hisashi Iwakuma
ERA W-L K
4.12 16-12 147
Team: SeattleHt / Wt: 6-3 / 210 NFBC ADP: 153.82
Position: SPBorn: 4/12/1981 Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Bats/Throws: R/R Draft: Undrafted by Mariners (2012)


Latest News
Oct. 2 10:08 AM PT11:08 AM MT12:08 PM CT1:08 PM ET13:08 ET17:08 GMT1:08 10:08 AM MST12:08 PM EST12:38 PM VEN21:08 UAE12:08 PM CT-Iwakuma struggled in his final start, lasting just 3 2/3 innings and allowing five runs and nine hits in a 9-8 loss to the A's.
Analysis: It was the second time in Iwakuma's last three starts that he failed to complete the fourth inning.
Sep. 15 7:25 AM PT8:25 AM MT9:25 AM CT10:25 AM ET10:25 ET14:25 GMT22:25 7:25 AM MST9:25 AM EST9:55 AM VEN18:25 UAE9:25 AM CT-Iwakuma established a career high with his 16th victory in Wednesday's win over the Angels.
Analysis: Iwakuma (16-11) induced 10 groundouts in 6 1/3 innings, conceded one run on five hits and three walks and registered two strikeouts.
Sep. 10 11:00 PM PT12:00 AM MT1:00 AM CT2:00 AM ET2:00 ET6:00 GMT14:00 11:00 PM MST1:00 AM EST1:30 AM VEN10:00 UAE1:00 AM CT-Iwakuma allowed two runs in 6 2/3 innings on Friday's 3-2 win over Oakland.
Analysis: This snapped a four-game skid for Iwakuma, who was 1-4 with a 5.08 ERA in his previous five outings.
Sep. 5 9:52 AM PT10:52 AM MT11:52 AM CT12:52 PM ET12:52 ET16:52 GMT0:52 9:52 AM MST11:52 AM EST12:22 PM VEN20:52 UAE11:52 AM CT-Iwakuma lost a fourth straight start Sunday despite a solid outing against the Angels, allowing three runs and eight hits in seven innings with two walks and five strikeouts.
Analysis: The long ball hurt Iwakuma again, serving up a pair as his total for the season reached 26 - tied for ninth-most in baseball. However, he did provide Seattle with a quality start for the fifth time in seven outings.
Aug. 30 7:32 AM PT8:32 AM MT9:32 AM CT10:32 AM ET10:32 ET14:32 GMT22:32 7:32 AM MST9:32 AM EST10:02 AM VEN18:32 UAE9:32 AM CT-Iwakuma dropped his third straight start Monday, lasting just three innings and allowing five runs and six hits at Texas.
Analysis: The right-hander has a 5.63 ERA in those three outings after going 8-1 with a 2.78 ERA in his previous nine starts.
Aug. 24 7:13 PM PT8:13 PM MT9:13 PM CT10:13 PM ET22:13 ET2:13 GMT10:13 7:13 PM MST9:13 PM EST9:43 PM VEN6:13 UAE (+1)9:13 PM CT-Iwakuma lost his second straight start despite giving up just three earned runs in the Mariners' 5-0 loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.
Analysis: While he wasn't great against the Yankees, Iwakuma is 3-2 with a 2.20 ERA in five August starts.
Aug. 19 7:34 AM PT8:34 AM MT9:34 AM CT10:34 AM ET10:34 ET14:34 GMT22:34 7:34 AM MST9:34 AM EST10:04 AM VEN18:34 UAE9:34 AM CT-Iwakuma had his three-start winning streak come to an end Thursday despite allowing two earned runs over seven innings on the road against the Angels.
Analysis: The right-hander has a 1.69 ERA in his past four outings. His next start is scheduled for Tuesday against the Yankees at home, where he's won his last eight starts behind a 2.62 ERA. In his last three outings at Safeco Field, Iwakuma has pitched 21 1/3 scoreless innings while allowing just 12 hits and striking out 23 with two walks.
Aug. 14 12:57 PM PT1:57 PM MT2:57 PM CT3:57 PM ET15:57 ET19:57 GMT3:57 12:57 PM MST2:57 PM EST3:27 PM VEN23:57 UAE2:57 PM CT-Iwakuma picked up his 14th win despite allowing three runs and nine hits over 5 1/3 innings Saturday in Oakland.
Analysis: Iwakuma wasn't nearly as sharp as his previous two starts, when he combined for 14 1/3 scoreless innings to defeat Boston and Detroit, but received help from a bullpen that held the A's scoreless over the final three innings of the 4-3 victory. He's now 8-1 with a 2.78 ERA over his past nine starts.
Aug. 9 10:07 AM PT11:07 AM MT12:07 PM CT1:07 PM ET13:07 ET17:07 GMT1:07 10:07 AM MST12:07 PM EST12:37 PM VEN21:07 UAE12:07 PM CT-Iwakuma was brilliant again Monday to beat Detroit, allowing five hits in seven shutout innings with a walk and eight strikeouts.
Analysis: The right-hander ran his streak of scoreless innings at Safeco Field to 21 1/3. He's won eight consecutive starts at home while posting a 2.62 ERA with four walks and 40 strikeouts. His next game comes on the road, Sunday in Oakland, but he's 4-1 with a 2.87 ERA there.
Aug. 4 8:49 AM PT9:49 AM MT10:49 AM CT11:49 AM ET11:49 ET15:49 GMT23:49 8:49 AM MST10:49 AM EST11:19 AM VEN19:49 UAE10:49 AM CT-Iwakuma bounced back nicely Wednesday, allowing five hits with seven strikeouts and no walks over 7 1/3 scoreless innings to beat the visiting Red Sox. The right-hander had a five-start winning streak snapped in his previous outing as he gave up five runs and eight hits in three innings in a road loss to the Cubs.
Analysis: Iwakuma has now won seven straight starts at home behind a 3.00 ERA and his next outing is scheduled for Monday in Seattle against the Tigers.
July 29 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET23:22 ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST10:52 PM VEN7:22 UAE (+1)10:22 PM CT-Iwakuma's run came to an end Friday when he gave up five runs and eight hits over three innings in a 12-1 loss to the Cubs.
Analysis: Iwakuma had gone 5-0 with a 2.51 ERA over his previous five starts.
July 23 2:28 PM PT3:28 PM MT4:28 PM CT5:28 PM ET17:28 ET21:28 GMT5:28 2:28 PM MST4:28 PM EST4:58 PM VEN1:28 UAE (+1)4:28 PM CT-Iwakuma allowed two runs and four hits over six innings to win his fifth straight starts as the Mariners pounded the Blue Jays 14-5 on Saturday.
Analysis: Iwakuma, who has a 2.51 ERA during his winning streak, next takes the ball Friday against the Cubs. The right-hander has a 4.12 ERA in winning all three of his starts against NL teams this season.
July 17 10:40 AM PT11:40 AM MT12:40 PM CT1:40 PM ET13:40 ET17:40 GMT1:40 10:40 AM MST12:40 PM EST1:10 PM VEN21:40 UAE12:40 PM CT-Iwakuma shined Saturday when he gave up two hits and struck out eight over seven innings in a 1-0 win over the Astros.
Analysis: Iwakuma has won 9 of 11 decisions and has a 2.39 ERA while winning his last four starts.
June 29 8:03 AM PT9:03 AM MT10:03 AM CT11:03 AM ET11:03 ET15:03 GMT23:03 8:03 AM MST10:03 AM EST10:33 AM VEN19:03 UAE10:03 AM CT-Iwakuma took a shutout into the seventh inning before giving up a pair of runs in the Mariners' 5-2 win over the Pirates on Tuesday.
Analysis: Iwakuma has pitched into the seventh in six of his past seven starts. Without his normally sharp splitter, the veteran relied heavily on a slow curveball that kept Pittsburgh off-balance.
June 22 8:22 PM PT9:22 PM MT10:22 PM CT11:22 PM ET23:22 ET3:22 GMT11:22 8:22 PM MST10:22 PM EST10:52 PM VEN7:22 UAE (+1)10:22 PM CT-Iwakuma had his worst start of the season Wednesday, allowing five runs and a career-high 11 hits - including three homers - over 4 2/3 innings in a 5-1 loss to Detroit.
Analysis: Iwakuma hadn't surrendered double digits in hits since giving up 10 in a loss to Arizona on July 28.
May 4 2:07 PM PT3:07 PM MT4:07 PM CT5:07 PM ET17:07 ET21:07 GMT5:07 2:07 PM MST4:07 PM EST4:37 PM VEN1:07 UAE (+1)4:07 PM CT-Iwakuma earned straight A's for his performance Tuesday.
Analysis: Iwakuma allowed one run in seven innings as he beat the A's in an 8-2 romp.
Apr. 28 8:38 AM PT9:38 AM MT10:38 AM CT11:38 AM ET11:38 ET15:38 GMT23:38 8:38 AM MST10:38 AM EST11:08 AM VEN19:38 UAE10:38 AM CT-Iwakuma lost again Wednesday.
Analysis: Iwakuma fell to 0-3 as he allowed five runs and seven hits with two walks on 93 pitches.
Apr. 23 3:45 PM PT4:45 PM MT5:45 PM CT6:45 PM ET18:45 ET22:45 GMT6:45 3:45 PM MST5:45 PM EST6:15 PM VEN2:45 UAE (+1)5:45 PM CT-Iwakuma tossed eight great innings in Friday's 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels.
Analysis: He allowed two runs and six hits while walking one and striking out three. The two runs came off solo homers.
Apr. 6 3:37 PM PT4:37 PM MT5:37 PM CT6:37 PM ET18:37 ET22:37 GMT6:37 3:37 PM MST5:37 PM EST6:07 PM VEN2:37 UAE (+1)5:37 PM CT-Iwakuma was up and down in his first start Tuesday.
Analysis: He surrendered two runs in five innings on six hits while walking three and striking out five.

Regular Season

Pitching Statistics
Year Team W L Sv-Op G GS CG IP H R ER HR BB IBB K WHIP ERA
2012 Sea 9 5 2 - 2 30 16 0 125.1 117 49 44 17 43 3 101 1.28 3.16
2013 Sea 14 6 0 - 0 33 33 0 219.2 179 69 65 25 42 4 185 1.01 2.66
2014 Sea 15 9 0 - 0 28 28 0 179.0 167 70 70 20 21 2 154 1.05 3.52
2015 Sea 9 5 0 - 0 20 20 1 129.2 117 53 51 18 21 1 111 1.06 3.54
2016 Sea 16 12 0 - 0 33 33 0 199.0 218 95 91 28 46 3 147 1.33 4.12
Career 63 37 2 - 2 144 130 1 852.2 798 336 321 108 173 13 698 1.14 3.39

Hitting Statistics
Year Team G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB CS AVG OBP SLG
2013 Sea 33 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2014 Sea 28 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 0 0 .000 .200 .000
2015 Sea 20 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 .000 .000 .000
2016 Sea 33 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000 .000 .000
Career 144 11 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 0 0 .000 .083 .000


Pitching Velocity

Pitch TypePitchesMaxMinAvgPct
Fastball 1381 92 83 87.8 46.51
Curveball 267 76 67 70.9 8.99
Slider 548 86 75 81.2 18.46
Split-Finger 527 87 77 83.3 17.75
Cut Fastball 246 88 82 85 8.29

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