After back-to-back subpar outings, Hisashi Iwakuma has a chance to rebound on Tuesday night against the Astros at Minute Maid Park.
Hisashi Iwakuma was punished for five runs on eight hits over just four innings last Wednesday against the Red Sox. Mariners manager Lloyd McClendon still doesn't think that Iwakuma's stiff neck is 100 percent healthy. The Japanese left-hander has given up 10 runs over nine innings (10.00 ERA) over his last two starts. Iwakuma hopefully can turn things around against the Astros tonight.ANALYST: Drew Phelps
Colin Kaepernick has worked with Kurt Warner on his throwing mechanics this offseason.
Specifically, the story notes that Kaepernick is working on "engaging his lower half" to allow for better touch. It's hard to believe Kurt Warner would know more about throwing mechanics than Jim Harbaugh or any other quarterback coach Kap has ever worked with. This appears to be more fluff than anything else, though is reports from camp suggest there's been a real change to approach or delivery of throwing a football, it could be something worth remembering on draft day. Analysis: Spencer Silva