Seattle Mariners: Dominating, Record-Setting Stretch for Starting Rotation

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Seattle Mariners: Dominating, Record-Setting Stretch for Starting Rotation
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Felix Hernandez is just one of the five Mariner starters who have been on fire the past week.

The Seattle Mariners starting rotation has dominated its opponents in the past nine games, propelling the team to within two games of .500 and 1.5 games of the AL West division lead.

The rotation of Felix Hernandez, Michael Pineda, Jason Vargas, Doug Fister and Erik Bedard have thoroughly baffled the likes of the Twins, Angels and Padres in the past week, and they show no signs of slowing down.

For the first time since the 1988 San Francisco Giants, the Mariners rotation has thrown seven-plus innings and allowed two ER or less for nine consecutive games and counting. Each with their own unique skill sets, the starters have all caught fire at once.

Granted, the opposing offenses they have faced over this nine-game span are not world-beaters, but nevertheless, accomplishing this feat nine times in a row against major league hitters is impressive.

Let's look in depth now at each starter's performance over this span.

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