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Juan Nicasio did not allow a run on two hit batters with one strikeout over one inning of relief against the Yankees on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: In his first appearance in two weeks after being placed on the DL, Nicasio immediately hit two of the first three batters that he faced. However, he settled in and struck out Greg Bird and got Miguel Andujar to fly out to right to keep the Mariners' 5-2 lead intact. These were the first two batters that Nicasio has hit this year over 29 2/3 innings. He will look to get back into the swing of things and continue to improve on his 38:2 K:BB ratio on the season.

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Felix Hernandez allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits and one walk while striking out six over five innings in New York on Wednesday.

Fantasy Impact: Hernandez had to give this one up to the bullpen early as he needed 95 pitches to get through five innings. And after leaving with the lead, the bullpen spoiled the opportunity for him to get his seventh win of the season. Even though he has still has a 5.14 ERA this season, King Felix has only allowed two earned with 12 K's and 2 walks in 12 innings over his last two starts, which were against the Red Sox and Yanks. Fantasy owners should be optimistic about the former Cy Young winner heading toward the halfway point of the season.

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Marco Gonzales allowed six runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out five over 6 2/3 innings to get his fourth loss of the season on Tuesday.

Fantasy Impact: Gonzales was hurt by the long ball, as he gave up home runs to Stanton, Andujar, and Hicks. He had only given up three home runs over his last eight starts prior to Tuesday. This is the first time that he has allowed more than three earned in his last six starts, and the first time he has allowed more than four runs this season. Gonzales will look to bounce back in his next scheduled start against the red-hot Red Sox.

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Kyle Seager went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts on Tuesday in a 7-2 loss to the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: After a six-game hitting streak, Seager is 0-for-7 in the past two games with five strikeouts along the way. The third baseman is in a mini-slump, batting just .211 in the past seven days. His slash line is .222/.270/.408 this season.

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Jean Segura went 0-for-4 on Tuesday with two strikeouts in a 7-2 loss to the Yankees.

Fantasy Impact: After today, this is just the third time all season that Segura has gone two straight games without a hit. This hopefully is a simple hiccup for the shortstop, as he has been recording stellar numbers this year. Segura is currently batting .344 for the month of June.

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Mitch Haniger went 0-for-3 with a walk and a run scored as the Mariners lost 9-3 on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: After struggling with just a .233 batting average and one home run in May, Haniger has bounced back during the month of June, hitting .267 with five home runs in 16 games. Overall, he is having a great season and should remain in your lineup moving forward.

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Nelson Cruz went 1-for-3 with a solo home run as the Mariners lost 9-3.

Fantasy Impact: After hitting five home runs during the month of May, Cruz now has seven in 16 games in June. For the season, he is hitting .249 with 17 home runs, 40 RBI, and an on-base percentage of .339.

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Chasen Bradford allowed three earned runs on three hits over 2/3 innings against Boston on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Bradford relieved Mike Leake in the seventh inning, and allowed a home run on the first pitch he threw. Two batters later, a two-run bomb by Bogaerts blew the game wide open. Bradford has been one of the most productive relievers for the Mariners this season. However, he had only allowed two home runs all season until allowing four over his last three appearances. Bradford hopes to bounce back and continue his dominant ways as the Mariners hit the road.

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Mike Leake allowed five earned on eight hits and one walk while striking out one over six innings to get the loss against Boston on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: Leake was dominant until he allowed three singles, a walk, and a home run to Rafael Devers as the Sox erupted for five runs with two outs in the third. He had gone five straight starts allowing 2 earned runs or fewer as his season ERA creeps up to 4.47. Leake will seek revenge in his next scheduled start against this same Boston team on the road next weekend.

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Dee Gordon has a three-hit day

Sun, Jun 17th 9:49pm EDT
By Ryan Coleman

Dee Gordon went 3-for-5 on Sunday in a 9-3 loss to the Red Sox.

Fantasy Impact: While the leadoff hitter did not have any RBI on Sunday, he still got three hits, bringing up his average to .290 on the season. The second baseman is now on a six-game hit streak, tallying up a total of 11 hits in the past six games. Gordon is executing his role, batting .352 when he leads off an inning this year, but he is batting just .217 with runners in scoring position and only has 15 RBI on the season.

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Wade LeBlanc held the Red Sox scoreless over 7 2/3 innings. He allowed two hits while not issuing a walk and striking out nine in the victory.

Fantasy Impact: LeBlanc has now won consecutive starts, moving his record to 3-0 on the season. He's been impressive despite receiving little fanfare, as he has an ERA and WHIP of 2.63 and 1.10 over 14 appearances, including nine starts.

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Ryon Healy finished 3-for-4 with a homer, RBI, and two runs scored Wednesday against the Angels.

Fantasy Impact: Healy has now launched four homers over his last three games. He has six totals hits in that span with five RBIs, and five runs scored. The hot stretch has moved his triple slash on the season to .255/.285/.495 with 13 homers in 192 at-bats.

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Edwin Diaz struck out two batters and did not allow a baserunner in the ninth inning against the Angels on Tuesday to record his 25th save of the season.

Fantasy Impact: Diaz carved up the top of the Angels lineup, throwing only ten pitches, nine of which were strikes. He struck out Maldonado on three pitches and Trout on five, finishing him off with his first slider of the night to get Trout to chase down and away. Diaz has recorded 25 saves out of 28 opportunities on the season, and has recorded six in a row since June 2.

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Robinson Cano (hand, suspension) is likely to share second-base duties with Dee Gordon when he returns from his 80-game suspension on Aug. 14, Daniel Kramer of reports. (Source:

Fantasy Impact: Cano is still has a while before he returns to the Mariners so things could happen before then. But it sounds like the team is not going to rely on him when he does get back on the field. If Cano is burning a roster spot for fantasy owners they may want to move on from the veteran second baseman.

James Pazos allowed one run on one hit while striking out one batter in 1/3 inning of relief against the Rays on Sunday.

Fantasy Impact: This was the first run that Papa Paz allowed since May 16. Over this season, he has logged 22 innings with 22 strikeouts and only one walk. His 0.95 WHIP on the season ranks in the top 10 in the AL for qualified relievers as he continues to be one of the most effective arms in the Mariners' dominant bullpen. However, the nature of his short appearances and groundball outs do not provide fantasy owners with huge point production.

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Mike Zunino went 1-for-3 with a two-run homer and two strikeouts on Sunday as the Mariners defeated the Rays 5-4.

Fantasy Impact: The 27-year-old homered off Nathan Eovaldi in the sixth inning to tie the game at 3. Zunino won't hit for average and doesn't get on base often, but he has pop at a shallow position for fantasy. Fantasy owners could do worse. The homer was his 10th of the year to go along with a .211 average and a .275 OBP.

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James Paxton improved to 6-1 on Sunday in Tampa Bay, throwing seven innings of three-run ball while striking out 10.

Fantasy Impact: "Big Maple" allowed five hits and walked none as the Mariners would go on to win this one 5-4. When healthy, Paxton has been a legitimate fantasy ace each of the past two seasons. He hasn't allowed more than three earned runs in a start since April 21st. For the year he has a 3.02 ERA with 111 strikeouts in 89 1/3 innings.

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Dan Vogelbach went 1-for-2 with an RBI on Friday as the Mariners topped the Rays 4-3.

Fantasy Impact: In Vogelbach's first start in over two weeks, the first baseman did not fail to contribute, knocking in an RBI, only his sixth of the season. With just two at-bats in the game, Vogelbach did not have many opportunities to prove himself, but did the best he could with his line-drive RBI single in the third.

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The Mariners have placed reliever Dan Altavilla on the 10-day disabled list, retroactive to June 7, with a sprained UCL in his right elbow.

Fantasy Impact: Rest and light rehab is the current prescription for Altavilla, although Tommy John is always a concern with UCL issues. The Mariners will definitely miss the young right-hander, as he has not allowed a run over his last nine appearances since April 29.

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Alex Colome allowed two earned runs on two hits in the ninth inning against the Rays on Thursday. He hit one batter and struck out one batter.

Fantasy Impact: Colome inherited a runner on second with no outs in the ninth after replacing Mike Leake. After getting a groundout and a strikeout, Colome hit Carlos Gomez and allowed a single to load the bases. Johnny Field then ripped a double to clear the bases and make it a one run game. After a brief mound visit, he induced a groundout to end the game and seal the Mariners' victory. This was his fifth appearance as a Mariner, and the first in which he has surrendered a run to bring his season ERA up to 4.05 with a 1.31 WHIP.

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