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Penn Murfee is serving up gyros and punchouts

Penn Murfee is serving up gyros and punchouts

Draw that bow, Penn | Photo by Alika Jenner/ A discussion with and dissection of the approach and repertoire of the M’s rookie bullpen standout. The success of the 2022 Seattle Mariners has flowed in large part through their rookie sensation, Julio Rodríguez, and their once-more spectacular bullpen. The 2021 core returned many of its most important pieces, namely Paul Sewald, Diego Castillo, Andrés Muñoz, and Erik Swanson, but trades and injuries have sapped them of several vital performances from their previous season, creating openings for players like...
Lookout Landing Jul 27, 2022
53-45: Chart

53-45: Chart

Photo by Alika Jenner/ Mariners eke out signature win, defeat Rangers 5-4 Mariners 5, Rangers 4 Number of first-pitch strikes thrown by George Kirby tonight: 14 of 17 batters faced Exit velocity on Adolis García’s game-tying “double”: 53.5 MPH; xBA .150 Amount of love the LL staff holds for Cal Raleigh: limit does not exist A perfect lil’ angel: Cal Raleigh, .539 WPA Above reproach: George Kirby, .247 WPA Deep in the pits of reproach: Erik Swanson, -.330 WPA; Abraham Toro, -.077 WPA
Lookout Landing Jul 26, 2022
Erik Swanson figured it out

Erik Swanson figured it out

Photo by Alika Jenner/ The ugly ducklingson has become an erik swanson When the Mariners traded James Paxton to the Yankees, Erik Swanson was the high-floor part of the return. And yet, through his first three partial seasons with Seattle, he looked like he might not even achieve “useful” status, racking up a 5.44 ERA and a 5.38 FIP over 100 innings between 2019 and 2021. But something’s happened in 2022: the Fargo native is suddenly striking out more than a third of the batters he’s faced and hardly walking anyone. Among the 247 pitchers who’ve thrown at...
Lookout Landing Jul 26, 2022
52-45: Chart

52-45: Chart

eUgenio | Photo by Alika Jenner/ One-run games fun run games FanGraphs Reverse 4 1⁄2 somersault in the pike position: Erik Swanson (WPA .268) Belly flop: Diego Castillo (-.204) OTD in Ichiro: 2002, 2003, & 2007 - Like the Seattle Mariners did today, Ichiro faced the Texas Rangers three times on July 25, and hit .538/.600/1.077 with two stolen bases and an outfield assist

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