Matt Brash becomes fifth Mariners reliever to have 100 strikeouts in a season

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According to Root Sports, Seattle Mariners pitcher Matt Brash of Kingston, Ontario became the fifth reliever in Mariners history to record 100 strikeouts in a season. He accomplished the feat on Wednesday in a 3-2 Mariners win over the Los Angeles Angels.

Brash pitched the eighth inning, and struck out three of the five batters he faced. They were shortstop Zach Neto, catcher Logan O’Hoppe, and designated hitter Matt Thaiss. All Angels batters struck out swinging, with Thaiss being the player who struck out the 100th time this season when Brash was pitching.

In 2023, Brash leads the Major Leagues with 71 games played. He has a record of nine wins and four losses with an earned run average of 3.14. In 63 innings pitched, Brash has given up 57 hits, 22 earned runs, three home runs, 26 walks, and eight wild pitches, to go along with four saves and a WHIP (walks and hits per innings pitched) of 1.32. The other four Mariners relievers to have 100 strikeouts in a season are Edwin Diaz (124 in 2018), Bill Caudill (111 in 1982), J.J. Putz (104 in 2006), and Paul Sewald (104 in 2021).

The Mariners are currently at 81 wins and 65 losses. They lead the Toronto Blue Jays by one game for the final playoff spot in the American League.


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