Rainiers catcher says Hisashi Iwakuma struggled early; Jack Zduriencik’s attendance decides relief rotation
By staff writers Jeff Giuliani and Ben Goldstein
In his second rehab start this season, and his first with the Tacoma Rainiers Hisashi Iwakuma threw four innings of shutout ball.
Iwakuma gave up three hits, walked one and struck out four batters. He threw 68 pitches, and 47 were strikes.
Steve Baron started at catcher and said the experience was much different catching Iwakuma.
“It was nice catching a major leaguer,” Baron said. “Someone of that caliber teaches you a little bit about the major league level.”
Baron said Iwakuma was missing pitches arm side, but made an adjustment in …