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Erik Swanson earned the save Friday against the Angels, allowing one hit and one walk over 1.1 scoreless innings with two strikeouts.
Swanson inherited a jam in the eighth inning with two runners on base and two outs. He was able to get out of that jam before working out of another jam in the ninth inning with two runners on base to record his first save of the season.
Erik Swanson earned the hold Monday against Oakland, striking out three with one walk over one inning tossed.
Swanson inherited a jam in the eighth inning with a runner on second and nobody out. After walking the first batter he faced, Swanson was able to strike out the next three hitters he faced to escape the jam.
Erik Swanson earned the hold Sunday against Cleveland, tossing a quick 1-2-3 inning with two strikeouts.
Swanson delivered a strong inning in the set-up role against Cleveland.
Erik Swanson got the start Saturday against Texas, allowing one run on two hits over 2.2 innings with one walk.
Swanson was not expected to go too long, so the Mariners couldn't have asked for much better of a start. The lone run came on a home run hit by Joey Gallo. He departed with two outs in the third inning after walking Willie Calhoun, who wound up being picked off first base to end the inning.
The Mariners could use Erik Swanson as the opener on Saturday against Texas before moving to Ljay Newsome and Robert Dugger as the bulk pitcher after that, according to Mariners manager Scott Servais.
This is the spot in the rotation where Newsome was blasted last time out. Despite the Mariners starting rotation being banged up, Servais still seems to want to run with the six-man rotation which is why they are in this position to begin with.