Yusei KikuchiSP | Mariners
Tigers get Kikuchi for nine hits, five runsAugust 13, 2019 | 09:02 PM
Yusei Kikuchi allowed five runs on nine hits over 3 1/3 innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the Tigers.
If ever there was a time the 28-year-old rookie was going to show something it was against the lowly Tigers lineup. So much for that. Six of the Tigers' nine hits against the southpaw went for extra bases, including a pair of homers in the fourth inning. Kikuchi also walked one and struck out three before getting the hook. It's been a tough go of it for Kikuchi in his first season in MLB, as he's now sporting a 5.56 ERA and 1.52 WHIP through 25 starts to date. His education will continue Sunday when the M's visit the Blue Jays.