Kikuchi (3-1) allowed three runs (one earned) on five hits, two walks and a hit batsman in a win over the Twins on Sunday. He struck out six.
Kikuchi was solid over his 93 pitches, and he notched an impressive 12 swinging strikes overall. The southpaw has now churned out four consecutive quality starts after being deployed for just one inning in an April 26 start, a strategy the Mariners are periodically employing to ease Kikuchi into the rigors of a stateside big-league rotation. The 27-year-old is still experiencing some control issues, although he's been better at staying away from the long ball more often than not of late. Kikuchi did yield a trio of home runs against Oakland last Monday, but he's kept the ball in the yard in five other outings since April 20. He'll look to carry his recent form into a rematch against the Athletics next Friday. May 20 12:53 pm (EST)
- Kikuchi didn't factor into the decision in Monday's 6-5 extra-inning win over the A's, allowing three runs on five hits and two walks over six innings while striking out five.
- Kikuchi (2-1) allowed one earned run on three hits and one walk while striking out three across 7.2 innings to earn the win Wednesday against the Yankees.
- Kikuchi allowed one run on three hits with 10 strikeouts and one walk in a no-decision against the Indians on Friday. All Yusei Kikuchi (L) News
2019 SEASON STATS
|May 19||W 7 - 4||MIN||1||0||0||6.0||5||0||1||2||6|
|May 13||W 6 - 5||OAK||0||0||0||6.0||5||3||3||2||5|
|May 08||W 10 - 1||@ NYY||1||0||0||7.2||3||0||1||1||3|
|May 03||L 2 - 1||@ CLE||0||0||0||7.0||3||0||1||1||10|
|Apr 26||W 5 - 4||TEX||0||0||0||1.0||0||0||0||0||2|
|Apr 20||W 6 - 5||@ LAA||1||0||0||5.0||10||0||4||2||3|
|Apr 15||L 6 - 4||CLE||0||1||0||6.0||5||1||3||3||5|
|Apr 10||W 6 - 5||@ KC||0||0||0||6.0||5||2||3||1||3|
|Apr 05||L 10 - 8||@ CWS||0||0||0||5.0||7||0||4||1||4|
|Mar 29||L 7 - 6||BOS||0||0||0||6.0||4||2||2||0||5|
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NEXT PROJECTED START - MAY 25
|04:05 PM @ OAK||vs Mike Fiers (R)|