RP - SEA
Drew Steckenrider earned the win Friday against the Angels, working around a hit and error to toss a scoreless inning with two strikeouts.
Steckenrider worked around a lead-off single hit by Jarred Walsh in the eighth inning to keep the game tied 3-3 before Mitch Haniger hit a go-ahead grand slam the next half inning. Steckenrider continued his recent strong play, having allowed just one run in his last 13.2 innings pitched out of the Mariners bullpen.
Drew Steckenrider earned the save Wednesday against Toronto, allowing one (unearned) run on one hit over one inning with one strikeout.
The one run Steckenrider allowed was unearned as it was the runner who opened up the 10th inning on second base. It was the first run he has allowed in 10 appearances. He earned his second save of the year after Kendall Graveman was used in the 8th and 9th innings. Steckenrider appears to have locked up a late-inning role in what has quietly been a solid Mariners bullpen this year, and he could be the next man up as the closer if Graveman was to miss any more time. He appears to be in the set-up role for now, though Paul Sewald commands a similar role as well in the Seattle bullpen.
Drew Steckenrider earned the save Monday against Minnesota, recording a quick 1-2-3 inning.
It was the first save of the season for Steckenrider as part of a Mariners bullpen that is struggling right now. It appears the closer role in Seattle might be open with Kendall Graveman struggling a bit since his return from the injured list.
Drew Steckenrider took the loss Saturday against the Angels, allowing two runs on two hits over one inning with one strikeout.
In his first appearance since being activated from the injured list, Steckenrider entered the game with Seattle holding onto a 5-4 lead in the sixth inning before he surrendered the lead with a two-run long ball with two outs in the inning.