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Yusei Kikuchi took a no-decision on Friday when he surrendered no runs on four hits with five strikeouts and three walks over six innings in the Mariners 3-1 loss to the A's in extra-innings.
Kikuchi was able to finish his disappointing season on a high-note by shutting down the playoff bound Athletics over six scoreless frames. The 29-year old showed little improvement from his lackluster 2019 season in which he registered a 5.46 ERA and 1.52 WHIP. He ends the 2020 season with a 2-4 record to go along with a 5.17 ERA, 1.30 WHIP, and a 47:20 K/BB ratio across 47 innings (nine starts). The left-hander can't be pleased with his career thus far in the major leagues and it's highly doubtful the Mariners are happy with his performance, either.
Yusei Kikuchi took the loss on Friday when he allowed five runs on four hits while striking out three and walking six over four innings in the Mariners 6-1 loss to the Padres.
Kikuchi did not have his stuff tonight; it took the left-hander 89 pitches--46 strikes-- to labor through four innings of work. He actually kept the Padres off the score board until the third inning when Trent Grisham scored on a passed ball. He walked a career-high six batters and also gave up a two-run blast to Manny Machado. The 29-year old now owns a 5.93 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, and a 42:17 K/BB ratio across 41 innings pitched (eight starts). He will look to rebound in his next turn against the Astros and should not be started in any fantasy formats.
Yusei Kikuchi took the loss on Friday when he allowed four runs on six hits with five strikeouts and one walk across six innings in the Mariners 4-3 loss to the Diamondbacks.
The D-backs got to Kikuchi right off the bat in the first inning when the southpaw was tagged for three runs via a triple, sac fly, and single. He only surrendered two hits and gave up one run over the next five innings but the Mariners offense couldn't muster enough runs to reclaim the lead and he was saddled with his loss of the season. The left-hander now owns a 5.35 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and a 39:11 K/BB ratio across 37 innings (seven starts). Kikuchi is hard to trust for streaming purposes in his next start against the Giants.
Yusei Kikuchi picked up a quality start and the win on Friday when he gave up one run on two hits while striking out seven as the Mariners beat the Rangers 6-1.
Kikuchi held the Rangers offense down through six innings by only allowing two hits, one of which was a Jose Trevino solo shot in the top of the fifth inning. This was the left-hander's best start in nearly a month after giving up four, five, and three runs, respectively, over his last three starts. Even after the solid effort he still owns a 2-2 record, 5.23 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, and a 34:10 K/BB ratio over 31 innings. He'll toe the rubber against the Giants in San Francisco in his next start.
Yusei Kikuchi picked up a win in the second half of the Mariners' double-header against the Padres on Thursday. He gave up three runs on seven hits with six strikeouts and no walks as the M's beat the Pads 8-3.
Kikuchi got run support from the beginning as the M's hung six runs on the Padres in the opening frame. He gave up a solo shot to Manny Machado in the first and a pair of RBI singles later in the game to Jurickson Profar and Trent Grisham, respectively. On the positive side, he didn't issue a free pass for the first time in a start this year. The lefty now owns a 6.12 ERA, 1.40 WHIP, and a 27:10 K/BB ratio over 25 innings (six starts). He'll look to improve in his next start against the A's in Seattle.