SP - SEA
Justin Dunn took the no-decision Wednesday against the White Sox, allowing three runs (all earned) one one hit with three strikeouts and eight walks.
Control was an issue for Dunn last season, and we saw that firsthand once again in his first start of the 2021 season Wednesday. He allowed just one hit, but his control was all over the place, walking four hitters in the first two innings. Dunn was able to settle in, throwing a 1-2-3 inning in the 3rd and 4th inning before walking the bases loaded in the fifth inning. Dunn was able to get Jose Abreu to pop up for the second out of the inning before walking Yasmani Grandal on four pitches when he was taken out. He left with the bases loaded when reliever Will Vest allowed a two-run single with both of those runs being charged to Dunn. He is currently scheduled to start next on April 14 against the Orioles, where he will look to rebound on the mound.
Justin Dunn is said to have lost 10 pounds over the offseason and topped out at 97 mph this spring. He has also tweaked his changeup grip.
After a rather disappointing 2020 season, Dunn’s spot in the rotation has been up in the air. His fastball averaged at 91.5 in 2020 so this could be quite the jump. It remains to be seen if these changes will produce the results Seattle is hoping to get out of Dunn. Dunn had a 4.34 ERA in 2020 over 45 innings pitched.
Justin Dunn did enough to secure his fourth win of the year on Saturday when he allowed three runs on five hits with two strikeouts and two walks across five innings in Game 2 of the Mariners doubleheader with the A's.
Dunn allowed a couple of home runs to Robbie Grossman but was given plenty of run support to pick up his fourth win of the season. The 25-year old was up and down this year but that was to be expected in his first "full" MLB season. He registered a 4-1 record with a 4.34 ERA, 1.36 WHIP, and a 38:31 K/BB ratio across 45 2/3 innings (10 starts). If Dunn could cut down on the walks he makes for an intriguing late round flyer in 2021 drafts.
Justin Dunn was handed a no-decision on Sunday when he surrendered three runs on two hits while striking out six and walking four across 5 2/3 innings in the Mariners 7-4 loss to the Padres.
Dunn actually had a no-hitter going through five innings but coughed up a three-run shot to Wil Myers with two outs in the sixth before being replaced. Walks continue to be an issue for the 24-year old, who only allowed twice as many free passes as hits. The right-hander now owns a 4.20 ERA, 1.33 WHIP, and a 36:29 K/BB ratio across 40 2/3 innings (nine starts). He'll face the Oakland A's next in his final start of the season.
Justin Dunn was ineffective on Sunday when he gave up one run on one hit while striking out five and walking five over just two innings in the Mariners 7-3 win over the D-Backs.
Dunn lacked command in this one as it took him 66 pitches--only 33 strikes--to get through two innings. The only hit he surrendered was an RBI-double by Josh Van Meter but he simply couldn't control the walks and replaced by Casey Sadler who would go on to get the win. The sloppy effort on Sunday gives Dunn a 4.11 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, and an ugly 30:25 K/BB ratio across 35 innings (eight starts). He'll continue to be hard to trust in fantasy until he can consistently throw strikes and cut down on the free passes. The 24-year old will look to bounce back in his next start against the San Diego Padres. no easy task.