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"Kirby, who last year was a key part of the Mariners’ first trip to the playoffs since 2001, has expanded on his extreme control approach in 2023. He’s walked four batters in 51 1/3 innings over eight starts. To put that in some perspective, four pitchers walked more than four batters last night alone. Brad Keller, in 3 2/3 innings, walked eight."