Even though he wasn’t shut out for the first time in 8 years… 16 straight outs from the first time through the 6th inning
■ Padres 2-0 Mariners (14th Japan Time, Seattle)
Padres pitcher Yu Darvish threw 94 pitches in eight innings against the Mariners on the 13th (14th Japan time), with 2 hits and no runs, and 4 hits and 7 strikeouts. This is his 14th victory of the season, his 4th consecutive victory. The ERA was 3.16.
Suarez allowed a hit to the left front of the first two kills, but the next Santana was taken out with a split. After that, he pitched at a good pace without allowing a single runner and finished the fifth inning with just 59 pitches. After taking 16 straight outs, he allowed the second hit of the day from the 7th inning without a death, but Suarez struck out and Santana double-played. In the 8th inning, 3 players gave up. Hader won the mound in the ninth inning, not closing the game for the first time since 2014, but Hader held on to the lead.
Since winning 16 in 2012, the major’s first year, he has reached 14 wins for the first time in 10 years. He pitched 6 or more innings in 20 consecutive games and showed exceptional stability with the 22nd quality start (QS) in the top 22 in the league alone. This is his 93rd major victory, in line with the number of victories in his NPB era.