Joe Saunders gave up four runs in 5 1/3 innings Saturday in a no-decision against the Indians.
Saunders tied a season-high by giving up 11 hits, including a solo homer by Mark Reynolds. He now has an 11.25 ERA in five starts on the road this season compared to a 0.94 ERA in four starts at home. That pretty much says it all.
Raul Ibanez's recent power surge continued Saturday, as he launched a solo homer in a loss to the Indians.
Ibanez had two home runs through his first 19 games this season, but he now has six over his last seven. The 40-year-old shouldn't be owned in shallow mixed leagues, but he might be worth a try in deeper formats while he's hot.
Raul Ibanez remained red hot in Friday's extra-inning loss to the Indians, going 3-for-5 with a two-run homer.
The sixth inning blast off Rich Hill was his seventh of the season, and knotted the game at 3-3. He's now homered five times and driven in 13 runs in his last six games. Despite the recent success however, he's still hitting .235/.278/.541 on the season and remains a spot play at best in most fantasy leagues.
Brandon Maurer turned in a quality start in a no-decision against the Indians on Friday, allowing three runs on five hits over his six frames.
Maurer matched his career-high with six strikeouts in the game, while walking four. Despite the decent start, he owns a putrid 5.75 ERA, 1.48 WHIP and 28/14 K/BB ratio on the season, and could be at risk of losing his spot in the M's rotation. He'll take on the Angels in Anaheim on Wednesday, but should be avoided for fantasy purposes.
Mariners transferred RHP Stephen Pryor from the 15-day disabled list to the 60-day disabled list.
Pryor now won't be eligible to return until mid-June, but he wasn't going to be ready before then, anyway. The hard-thrower recently resumed his throwing program but has yet to test things out from a mound.