PHOENIX (AP) — Edwin Diaz was thrilled to set a Seattle Mariners franchise record with his 49th save. He’s really looking forward to the next one Austin Hedges Jersey , though.Maybe a little more than manager Scott Servais — who has promised to match Diaz’s funky haircut when his All-Star closer reaches No. 50.“I want to get my 50 to see the haircut,” Diaz said after he closed out Seattle’s 6-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night. “If I do it here on the road I will bring the barber.”Diaz finished off a strong start from Erasmo Ramirez, Mitch Haniger hit his 21st homer and had three hits, and Mike Zunino added a solo shot for the Mariners. Seattle kept pace in the AL West and wild-card races.Diaz surpassed Fernando Rodney’s previous record of 48 in 2014. Haniger, an All-Star who made his major league debut with the Diamondbacks in 2016 before being traded to Seattle, added two singles and scored twice.“Always want to do well against every team, especially a team that traded you,” Haniger said.Ramirez (1-2) turned in his longest outing of the season, allowing one earned run and six hits with six strikeouts and a walk. Ramirez dropped his ERA from 5.49 to 4.56 and won for the first time in more than a year.Zack Godley (13-7) allowed five runs and seven hits in five innings.The Mariners used a pair of doubles, three singles, a sacrifice fly and Dee Gordon’s hustle to plate four runs in the third inning. Gordon led off with a double, and with one out, his delayed steal attempt led to Godley’s overthrow of third base and allowed Gordon to score.Former Diamondback Jean Segura singled in a run, Denard Span hit an RBI double and Kyle Seager’s sacrifice fly made it 4-0 before Godley escaped the inning.“If you erase that four-run third, it’s a totally different situation,” Diamondbacks manager Torey Lovullo said. “Unfortunately we got nicked up and made a mistake on the mound and it cost us.”A.J. Pollock’s sacrifice fly in the fifth made it 5-1 before Zunino hit his 18th home run of the season in the sixth off reliever Matt Andriese.Throwing errors helped the Diamondbacks get closer. Segura’s low throw to first allowed Paul Goldschmidt to reach, and Ketel Marte doubled with two outs. Both Goldschmidt and Marte came home when Gordon’s attempt to throw out Nick Ahmed at first one-hopped Robinson Cano.Nick Vincent, Alex Colome and Diaz closed out the Diamondbacks with scoreless innings. Arizona had won six of its previous seven games.GO-GO GORDONGordon tumbled on his head to catch a sinking line drive in shallow right field in the first inning Carlos Asuaje Jersey , the first of the speedy second baseman’s two big plays. In the third, he tried to steal third base as the catcher was throwing the ball back to the pitcher. Godley, who has struggled throwing to bases this season, tried a slow overhand lob that flew over third baseman Eduardo Escobar’s head for an error, and Gordon scored easily.“You’ve got to pick them at the right time,” Gordon said.MARINERS MOVESPitcher Ross Detwiler and infielder Zach Vincej, designated for assignment earlier in the week, were outrighted to Triple-A Tacoma.TRAINER’S ROOMMariners: LHP James Paxton (left forearm contusion) threw a bullpen session before Friday’s game and could be ready to return when Seattle plays at Oakland next weekend.Diamondbacks: RHP Shelby Miller (elbow) threw from 100 feet Tuesday but there is no timetable on when he can pitch in games. … OF Jarrod Dyson is throwing, hitting and running as he comes back from a groin injury.UP NEXTMariners: Servais said LHP Wade LeBlanc (7-3) will start Saturday against the Diamondbacks, and Sunday’s scheduled starter is right-hander Mike Leake (8-7).Diamondbacks: LHP Robbie Ray (3-2) looks to end a streak of six straight no-decisions on Saturday when he faces Seattle. It will be his third career start against the Mariners. The pitching, as they has not been good."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Farmers onlyFeaturesPlayoffsHistory/Hall of FameHot StoveTanner Roark vs. the Cincinnati Reds pitching staffNew,16commentsThe pitching, as they has not been good.ByWick Terrell@wickterrellDec 18, 2018,8:33pm ESTShareTweetShareShareTanner Roark vs. the Cincinnati Reds pitching staffBrad Mills-USA TODAY SportsThis is not a hyper-analytical piece. It’s going to have very, very few statistics at all. None, technically, depending on your views on the modern advancement of baseball research on player value.In fact , were it not for a certain word threshold that we’re supposed to cross when we write these things (hi boss!), I might well have just embedded a tweet, had a laugh and a beer, and chuckled my way to hitting post on this thing.The topic of this brief chucklepiece revolves around the pitching staff of the Cincinnati Reds. Namely, how bad, hittable, awful, bad, hittable, awful, and poor it has been for the last few years. It also includes the newest addition to the Cincinnati Reds pitching staff - namely, one Tanner Roark, the 32 year old who came to the Reds last week in a surprise move at the MLB Winter Meetings after a handful of largely excellent seasons with the Washington Nationals.I’ve rambled long enough. Just read this.See, the chuckle-inducement comes from the fact that a pitcher we weren’t even bothering to consider as a viable target for the Reds because he wasn’t ‘top of the rotation’ caliber has, over the last three years, been pretty much as valuable as the entire flock of pitchers rolled out by the Cincinnati Reds instead. And while comparing Baseball Reference’s Wins Above Replacement (bWAR, or rWAR in some citations) with FanGraphs’ Wins Above Replacement (fWAR) is far from a one-for-one comparison, the entire concept of WAR itself has enough moving parts and variations that comparing bWAR to other bWAR sometimes has one scratching their heads.For the record Matt Szczur Jersey , Roark’s 7.7 fWAR in that 2016-2018 timeframe listed above is almost within the margin of error to consider it equal to the 9.2 fWAR from the Cincinnati staff. Almost.Also for the record, the Reds totaled 10.7 bWAR in that 2016-2018 timeframe listed above, and that, too, is almost within the margin of error to consider it relatively equal to Roark’s work with Washington. Almost.None of this is to suggest that Tanner Roark is now the ‘ace’ of the Reds staff, or that at 32 years old he’s going to continue to produce the way he has in the past. The fact of the matter is that Roark has been a pretty damn solid pitcher for Washington while operating as roughly their #4 starter for the last handful of seasons, and if Tanner Roark is the 4th most valuable pitcher on a team’s pitching staff, odds are that’s a pretty damn stacked pitching staff./checks notesYes, Washington has had quite a fine pitching staff.Tanner Roark, even if he just replicates his previous form, looks to be the clear anchor of this current iteration of the Reds pitching staff - for now. If Tanner Roark is the best pitcher on a pitching staff, though, odds are that their pitching staff isn’t going to help a team win a ton of games. Reds pitching has been pretty bad on the whole. Tanner Roark, on the other hand, has been pretty damn decent. And while his addition came at little to no cost and looks to be a solid addition, even the fact that his previous 3-year value has been roughly equivalent of every single thing the Reds had to offer doesn’t mean he’s improvement enough.Man, we’ve watched a pile of baaaaaaaaaaaad pitching over the years.