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Iwakuma Facts

Iwakuma Facts

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Hisashi Iwakuma Facts
Hisashi Iwakuma Facts

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Finished his second Major League season going 14-6 with a 2.66 ERA (65 ER, 219.2 IP) in 33 starts (23 quality starts).
 
Ranked 3rd in the American League with a 2.66 ERA…5th-lowest ERA in Mariners history, trailing Felix Hernandez (2.27 in ’10, 2.49 in ’01) and RandyJohnson (2.28 in ’97, 2.48 in ’95).
 
Among AL leaders also ranked T1st in games started (33), 2nd in innings pitched (219.2), 3rd in opponent batting average (.220), T3rd in quality starts (23), 6th inopponent OPS (.630) and T9th in strikeouts (185).
 
Record 5 no-decisions when pitching at least 6.0 innings with 0 ER allowed, tied for most during the searchable era (since 1916) with Roger Clemens in2005…posted a 2.88 ERA (27 ER, 84.1 IP) in 13 no-decisions.
 
Ranked 2nd in the AL and set a Mariners single-season record with a 1.006 WHIP (Walks + Hits per IP).
 
Led the Majors and set a Mariners record with 10 starts where he pitched at least 6.0 innings and did not allow an ER (5-0, 5 no-decisions)…Felix Hernandezrecorded 9 starts of 6.0 or more IP, 0 ER in 2009.
 
Went 4-0 with a 1.62 ERA (10 ER, 55.2 IP) over his final 8 starts of the season (8/16-9/25) to lower ERA from 3.02 to 2.66.
 
Went 2-0 with a 0.76 ERA (3 ER, 35.2 IP) in 5 starts in September…2nd-lowest ERA in a month in club history (min. 4 GS), trailing only the 0.50 mark by Mark Langston in September 1988 (3 ER, 53.2 IP, 6 GS).
 
Selected to his first All-Star game, but did not pitch due to starting the final game before the All-Star break.
 
Pitched in a career-high 219.2 innings, besting his Japanese career-high of 201.2 IP during his Pacific League MVP season in 2008…IP total was T3rd-most by aJapanese born pitcher trailing only Hideo Nomo (228.1 in 1996, 220.1 in 2002).
 
Ended the season with a streak of 23.0 consecutive scoreless innings, including 8.0 scoreless innings in his season finale Sept. 25 vs. KC.
 
Recorded a career-high 23.2 scoreless innings streak May 26-June 10 (8th-longest in club history)…did not allow an ER in 31.2 consecutive innings (5/26-6/17),the 2nd-longest streak in club history (34.0 IP, Mark Langston, 1988).
 
Was the only MLB pitcher with two scoreless streaks of at least 20.0 innings during the season…joins Freddy Garcia (2001) as the only pitcher in club historywith a pair of scoreless innings streaks of at least 20.0 IP in a single season.
 
Recorded 25.0 consecutive scoreless innings on the road to end the season, tied for the longest streak in club history (8/21-9/18)…Brian Holman (6/27-7/19/84)and Randy Johnson (5/25-6/15/94) also had road scoreless streaks of 25.0 innings…recorded the 3rd-lowest road ERA in club history at 2.45, trailing FelixHernandez (1.99 in ‘09) & Randy Johnson (2.45 in ‘95).
 
Recorded 10 starts without walking a batter, T2nd-most in the AL (Colon – 12, Price – 10) and T2nd-most in club history (Moyer – 11 in 2002)…ranked 3rd inAL with 1.72 BB/9.0 IP and 4th with 4.40 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
 
Tied for the AL lead with 4 starts where he recorded 7 or more strikeouts without allowing a walk (Ervin Santana – KC & David Price – TB).
 
Matched career-high (6 times) with 8.0 innings pitched…was only 2-0 with 4 no-decisions (1.69 ERA) when pitching 8.0 innings.
 
Opened the season going 7-1, 1.79 ERA in his first 14 starts of the season (ranked 2nd in the AL in ERA following 6/10 start vs. HOU).
 
Held opponents to a .184 average with runners in scoring position (26x141) and .111 with RISP/2 outs (7x63).
 
Since making his first MLB start on July 2, 2012, combined to go 22-10 with a 2.66 ERA, the 6th-lowest ERA in the Majors during that span.
Iwakuma’s 2013 AL Rankings:
Category AL Rank Statistic
GST1st 33Innings2nd 219.2WHIP2nd 1.006ERA3rd 2.66WAR (Pitcher)3rd 7.0Quality StartsT3rd 23WinsT7th 14BB/9.0 IP3rd 1.72K/9.0 IP16th 7.58K/BB Ratio4th 4.40H/9.0 IP3rd 7.33Opp Avg.3rd .220Opp OPS6th .630Avg./RISP3rd .184
 All statistics updated through games of 9/25
 
2013 WAR (Pitchers):
Rk Player WAR Age Tm Lg G GS CG SHO W L W-L% IP H R ER BB SO ERA
1 Clayton Kershaw
7.6
 25 LAD NL 32 32 3
2
 15 9 .625 230.0 160 55 48 52
224
 
1.88
 2 Chris Sale
7.2
 24 CHW AL 29 29
4
 1 11 13 .458 209.0 175 77 69 45 221 2.973 Hisashi Iwakuma 7.0 32 SEA AL 33
33
 0 0 14 6 .700 219.2 179 69 65 42 185 2.664 Max Scherzer 6.7 28 DET AL 32 32 0 0
21
 3
.875
 214.1 152 73 69 56 240 2.905 Cliff Lee 6.6 34 PHI NL 30 30 1 1 14 7 .667 214.2 190 76 70 32 209 2.936 Jose Fernandez 6.2 20 MIA NL 28 28 0 0 12 6 .667 172.2 111 47 42 58 187 2.197 Anibal Sanchez 6.0 29 DET AL 28 28 1 1 14 8 .636 177.0 154 56 52 54 194 2.648 Adam Wainwright 5.9 31 STL NL 33
33
 
5
 
2
 18 9 .667
236.1
 
221
 83 79 34 214 3.019 Jhoulys Chacin 5.7 25 COL NL 31 31 0 0 14 10 .583 197.1 188 82 76 61 126 3.4710 Yu Darvish 5.7 26 TEX AL 31 31 0 0 13 9 .591 204.0 141 66 64 78
269
 2.82
Source: Baseball-Reference.com
2013 WHIP (American League):
Rk Player WHIP Tm
1 Max Scherzer 
0.970
 DET2 Hisashi Iwakuma 1.006 SEA3 Chris Sale 1.053 CHW4 Yu Darvish 1.074 TEX5 David Price 1.109 TBR 6 A.J. Griffin 1.125 OAK 7 Felix Hernandez 1.134 SEA8 Ervin Santana 1.142 KCR 9 John Lackey 1.157 BOS10 Hiroki Kuroda 1.162 NYY
No-Decisions, 6.0 or More IP, 0 ER Allowed (Single-Season, MLB since 1916):
Player Year GS IP H ER HR BB SO
Hisashi Iwakuma 2013 5 34.0 18 0 0 4 23Roger Clemens 2005 5 35.0 15 0 0 8 37Barry Zito 2009 4 26.0 13 0 0 8 17Victor Zambrano 2003 4 30.0 12 0 0 21 19Johan Santana 2010 4 29.0 18 0 0 9 22Clayton Kershaw 2009 4 28.0 13 0 0 8 30Orlando Hernandez 2007 4 26.0 15 0 0 7 19Dustin Hermanson 1997 4 26.1 11 0 0 7 19Pete Harnisch 1991 4 29.1 14 0 0 11 30
2013 ERA (American League):
Rk Player ERA IP ER
1 Bartolo Colon
2.64
 184.1 542 Anibal Sanchez 2.64 177.0 523 Hisashi Iwakuma 2.66 219.2 654 Yu Darvish 2.82 204.0 645 Max Scherzer 2.90 214.1 696 Chris Sale 2.97 209.0 697 Felix Hernandez 2.99 198.1 668 James Shields 3.21
221.2
 799 Ervin Santana 3.24 211.0 7610 Hiroki Kuroda 3.31 201.1 74
2013 Scoreless Inning Streaks (MLB):
Rk Player Team Innings Start Date End Date
1 Koji Uehara BOS 30.1 July 9 September 132 Rex Brothers COL 30.0 April 10 June 273 Jesse Crain CWS 29.0 April 17 June 224 Craig Kimbrel ATL 28.1 July 8 September 105 Chris Sale CWS 28.0 May 6 June 26 J.J. Hoover CIN 26.1 June 13 August 197 Paul Maholm ATL 25.1 April 3 April 208 Luis Avilan ATL 24.1 June 11 August 149 Felix Hernandez SEA 24.0 July 8 July 2610 Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 23.2 May 26 June 10Michael Wacha STL 23.2 August 22 September 1412 Kevin Siegrist STL 23.1 August 2 --13 Hisashi Iwakuma SEA 23.0 September 13 --14 Matt Moore TB 22.1 June 25 July 1115 Clay Buchholz BOS 22.0 April 3 April 20

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