Chris Flexen


Mariners' Chris Flexen: Decent in no-decision

Flexen allowed three runs on six hits and a walk with three strikeouts in six innings versus Detroit on Wednesday. He did not factor in the decision. The right-hander earned a quality start, his fourth in 11 outings this year. Flexen has done alright as a No. 5 starter with a 4.68 ERA, 1.39 WHIP and 36:12 K:BB across 59.2 innings this season. Inconsistency has been an issue for the 26-year-old at times. He lines up for a favorable matchup at home against Minnesota next week.
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Athletics vs. Mariners prediction: Oakland will beat Chris Flexen

Chris Flexen’s return to MLB after spending 2020 playing in South Korea’s KBO has been highly successful thus far, but his matchup with the Oakland Athletics on Wednesday might be what winds up leading to regression from a strong start for the Seattle Mariners. Flexen went 3-11 with an 8.07...

Mariners' Chris Flexen: Takes loss Wednesday

Flexen (5-3) suffered the loss against the Athletics on Wednesday, pitching six innings and allowing five runs on seven hits and one walk while striking out three. The right-hander's final line was unimpressive, but he was mostly effective outside of a disastrous third inning during which he yielded five runs on four hits and a walk. Flexen kept Oakland off the scoreboard in each of his other five frames, but he took the loss nonetheless as opposing pitcher Sean Manaea hurled a complete-game shutout. Flexen has been pretty hit-or-miss this season, allowing zero or one runs in five of his 10 starts but yielding five-plus runs three times. He's tentatively scheduled to make his next start at Detroit next Wednesday.

Chris Flexen shuts down Texas bats, Mariners roll to 5-0 win

SEATTLE (AP) — Take away one ugly start and the pitching of Chris Flexen has proved to be one of the Seattle Mariners' pleasant developments through the first two months of the season. His latest outing may have been his best. Flexen threw seven shutdown innings and was backed by...

Mariners: Chris Flexen tosses a gem in shutout win over Rangers

SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - APRIL 17: Chris Flexen #77 of the Seattle Mariners pitches during the first inning against the Houston Astros at T-Mobile Park on April 17, 2021 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images) Chris Flexen got the ball to start the series against the Texas Rangers, and...

Mariners' Chris Flexen: Lit up by Padres

Flexen (4-2) took the loss against San Diego on Friday, allowing eight runs on 10 hits and one walk while striking out one across 1.2 innings. Flexen entered the contest with a respectable 3.46 ERA on the campaign and departed with that number having ballooned to 5.09. The Padres posted four runs against him in the first inning and another four in the second, forcing Flexen out of the contest after he retired only five batters. The right-hander gave up a pair of homers in the start after having yielded only three long balls through his first 39 innings of the season. He'll try to regain his footing in his next start, which is tentatively lined up to come at Oakland on Wednesday.

Mariners' Chris Flexen: Improves to 4-1

Flexen (4-1) picked up the win against Cleveland on Friday, allowing one run on five hits and one walk over 5.2 innings. For the second time in his past three starts, Flexen did not register a single strikeout, but that didn't prevent him from earning his fourth win of the season. He limited Cleveland to only one extra-base hit (a double) and threw 56 of his 85 pitches for strikes. Despite a paltry 16.3 percent strikeout rate on the campaign, Flexen has pitched to a steady 3.46 ERA thanks in part to yielding only three home runs over 39 innings. He's lined up to next take the mound Wednesday at home versus Detroit.

Mariners' Chris Flexen: Yields 10 hits in victory

Flexen (3-1) allowed four runs on 10 hits and a walk over 6.1 innings Friday, striking out two and earning a win over the Rangers. The Rangers jumped all over Flexen out of the gate, tagging him for three runs in the first two innings. The last bit of damage against him was a Nate Lowe solo blast in the third before Flexen settled into a groove. Seattle took the 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh to get him the win. The 26-year-old is sporting a 3.78 ERA and 23:6 K:BB through 33.1 frames. Flexen is lined up to face Cleveland at home next week.

Mariners' Chris Flexen: Can't hang on long enough for win

Flexen did not factor in the decision versus the Angels on Friday, tossing four innings and allowing three runs on four hits and one walk. He did not strike out any batters. The Seattle offense provided plenty of run support for the right-hander, but he needed 87 pitches to get through four frames and didn't come out for the fifth despite being staked to a 4-3 lead. Flexen entered the contest having pitched two consecutive quality starts, so Friday's outing was certainly disappointing from an individual standpoint. The 26-year-old has mixed three outstanding starts with two poor ones through five appearances, which has resulted in an overall 2.74 ERA, 1.35 WHIP and 21:5 K:BB across 23 innings. His next start could come at home against Baltimore.

Kyle Seager, Chris Flexen lead Mariners past Red Sox 8-2

BOSTON (AP) — Kyle Seager singled, doubled and tripled, Sam Haggerty and Ty France also had three hits apiece, and Chris Flexen limited Boston to four hits over seven innings on Saturday to lead the Seattle Mariners to an 8-2 victory over the Red Sox. Seager singled in a run...

Mariners' Chris Flexen: Cruises to second win

Flexen improved to 2-1 on the season Saturday against the Red Sox, striking out seven in seven innings while allowing just one run on four hits and a walk. Flexen held the hosts scoreless for 6.2 innings before allowing an RBI single to Marwin Gonzalez. The 26-year-old's time in Korea last year appears to have served him very well, as his 2.74 ERA and 21:5 K:BB through his first four starts this season look nothing like his 8.07 ERA and 49:54 K:BB from his first three partial seasons with the Mets.