sk right-hander Brandon Maurer about finding a comfort zone in the Mariners’ bullpen, and it prompts a wide smile as he offers a quick explanation.

“I’m having fun,” he said. “Earlier in the season, I wasn’t having fun.”

For “fun” read “dominant.”

Maurer, 24, has pitched 15 scoreless innings over 10 appearances since his June 25 recall from Triple-A Tacoma. He has allowed just six hits and two walks in that span while striking out 17.