#89: Felix, Darvish Square Off Saturday


by Sportspress Northwest Staff


Posted on July 15, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Updated Sunday, Jul 15 at 6:30 PM

GAME: Rangers (53-34, 1st, AL West, +5.0 GA) at Mariners (36-52, 4th, AL West, - 17.5 GB). GAME #: 89. SERIES: 2nd of 3 games. MEETING: 12th (Rangers lead 6-5). WHEN: Saturday, 6:10, Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Yu Darvish (10-5, 3.59) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez (6-5, 3.13). STREAKS: Mariners L 2; Rangers W 3. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.

The Mariners closed out the first half of the season having lost nine of 14, three by shutout and two by opponent walk-off hits. Friday, they began the second half by losing (Texas 3, Seattle 2) for the 14th time in 2012 while holding an opponent to three or fewer runs. No team in major league baseball loses more games than Seattle when holding the opponent to three or fewer.

The set-up for Game 2 would seem to suggest another dearth of runs on the part of Seattle. The Mariners will face rookie All-Star Yu Darvish, who will oppose Seattle All-Star Felix Hernandez.

But the Mariners have looked at Darvish twice this season, and liked what they've seen. In Darvish's first game against Seattle April 9, the Mariners tagged him for five earned runs. The second time they saw him, May 21, they got to him for four. A closer look at Saturday's probables:MARINERS: RHP Felix Hernandez (6-5, 3.13 ERA, 1.22 WHIP)

The 25-year-old Hernandez, in his eighth major league season, all with the Mariners, will be making his 19th start and second against the Rangers. An All-Star for the third time in his career, Hernandez is 1-0 against Texas this season and is coming off a no-decision against the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field July 8. Hernandez has seven no-decisions this season, including five in which he has allowed one or fewer runs.

A native of Valencia, VZ., the 6-3, 230-pound Hernandez was signed as a non-drafted free agent July 4, 2002 by Seattle scout Bob Engle.

He made his major league debut Aug. 4, 2005, absorbing a 3-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers, in a game in which Hernandez allowed one earned run and fanned four. Hernandez is a two-time American League All-Star (2009, 2011) and won the AL Cy Young award in 2010, when he went 13-12 with a 2.27 ERA.

Hernandez has worked into the seventh inning in 13 of his 18 starts and into the eighth inning seven times. Hernandez has two wins and two no-decisions in his past four outings after not winning in four starts dating to May 21. Hernandez has a career record of 91-72, 3.23.

  • LAST START: July 8 at Safeco Field, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 2-1 loss to Oakland; allowed one earned run on six hits in 7.2 innings; struck out six, walked three, threw 114 pitches, 67 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. RANGERS: May 21 at Safeco Field, won 6-1; allowed one earned run on six hits in 8.0 innings; struck out seven, walked two; threw 111 pitches, 72 for strikes.
  • CAREER VS. RANGERS: 11-16, 3.92 ERA in 33 starts, covering 211.1 innings; 181 strikeouts to 67 walks; averages 7.7 strikeouts to nine innings; 19 home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 47-32, 3.17 ERA in 110 starts, covering 757.2 innings; 719 strikeouts to 217 walks; averages 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings; 62 home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Josh Hamilton (8-for-45, .178 BA), Mike Napoli (6-for-33, .182 BA), Julio Borbon (4-for-21, .190 BA)
  • HATES TO FACE: Elvis Andrus (15-for-47, .319 BA), David Murphy (19-for-60, .317 BA), Michael Young (23-for-83, .277 BA).
  • CURRENT RANGERS VS. HERNANDEZ: 112-for-438, .256 BA, 13 home runs, 87 strikeouts.
Felix / 2012

  • March 28 (ND, 0-0): Pitched well enough to win season debut, but the Mariners and A’s battled through a 1-1 tie until the 11th when Seattle pushed across two runs to win 3-1, a Tokyo Dome contest that featured a home run and two RBIs by Dustin Ackley and a 4-for-5 performance by Ichiro.
  • April 7: (W, 1-0): Didn’t have best stuff — allowed six earned runs on eight hits over 6.1 IP — but 13 hits, 3 by Chone Figgins, staked him to a 6-0 lead.
  • April 13 (L, 1-1): Allowed two earned runs on seven hits over 7 IP, but lost to Bartolo Colon and the A’s 4-0; fanned six and walked two in a 107-pitch effort that included 69 strikes; had an equal number of ground ball and fly ball outs, 10.
  • April 19 (ND, 1-1): Gave up five hits and no runs in 8.0 innings vs. Cleveland at Safeco Field; had 12 strikeouts and one walk; Brandon League relieved and sustained a blown save and the 2-1 loss.
  • April 25 (W, 2-1): Defeated Detroit 9-1 at Comerica Park; allowed one earned run on four hits over 7.0 innings; three walks in the first inning.
  • April 30 (ND, 2-1) Took a no-decision in Seattle’s 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay when Brandon League blew the save and game; allowed one earned run on five hits over 8.0 innings; fanned nine and walked four; threw 106 pitches, 71 for strikes.
  • May 5 (W, 3-1): Beat Twins 7-0; allowed one hit over 8.0 innings, struck out nine and walked two; threw 107 pitches, 71 for strikes.
  • May 11 (L, 3-2): Lost 6-2 when Ibanez belted a three-run homer; allowed four earned runs on a season-high 11 hits; struck out seven, walked two.
  • May 16 (L, 3-3): At Cleveland, lost 9-3; gave up eight earned runs on a season-high 10 hits in just 3.2 innings; struck out three and walked three; threw 103 pitches, 60 for strikes.
  • May 21 (W, 4-3): Defeated the Rangers 6-1; allowed one run on six hits over 8.0 innings; struck out seven, walked two and allowed one home run.
  • May 26 (L, 4-4): At Safeco Field, lost to the Los Angeles Angels 5-3; allowed five earned runs on 10 hits over 6.0 innings; struck out seven and walked one; allowed two home runs.
  • June 1 (ND, 4-4): At Chicago, took a no-decision in a 7-4 loss to the White Sox; allowed four earned runs on five hits over 4.0 innings and surrendered a season-high three home runs.
  • June 12 (L, 4-5): At Safeco Field, lost to Padres 5-4; allowed five earned runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings; struck out three and walked three; threw 92 pitches, 56 for strikes.
  • June 23 (W, 5-5): At San Diego, defeated the Padres 5-1; allowed one earned run on six hits over 7.0 innings; struck out 10 and walked one; threw 94 pitches, 64 for strikes.
  • June 28 (W, 6-5): At Safeco Field, defeated Boston 1-0; threw a complete game, five-hitter with a season-high 13 strikeouts and just one walk; threw a season-high 128 pitches, 84 for strikes.
  • July 3 (ND, 6-5): At Safeco Field, took a no-decision in 5-4 loss to Baltimore; allowed four earned runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings; struck out eight, walked none; 60 of 92 pitches for strikes.
  • July 8 (ND, 6-5): At Safeco Field, took a no-decision in 2-1 loss to Oakland; allowed one earned run on six hits in 7.2 innings; struck out six, walked three, threw 114 pitches, 67 for strikes.
RANGERS: RHP Yu Darvish (10-5, 3.59 ERA, 1.36 WHIP)

The 25-year-old Darvish, an All-Star in his first major league season, will be making his 17th start and third against the Mariners. Darvish faced Seattle April 9 at the Ballpark in Arlington, TX., and, despite a shaky start, came away with an 11-5 win. He lost to Felix Hernandez 6-1 May 21, and is coming off a 3-1 loss to the Oakland A's July 1.

A native of Habikino, Osaka, Japan, the 6-5, 215-pound Darvish signed with the Rangers Dec. 19, 2011, after a record posting fee of $51.7 million and a $60 million contract over six years.

Darvish, 25, pitched for Japan’s Hokkaido Nippon Ham from 2007 through 2011, compiling a record of 72-28 with a 1.72 ERA. Darvish is a two-time Pacific League Most Valuable Player (2007, 2009), a three-time strikeout champion (2007, 2010-11), a two-time ERA champion (2009-10) and a two-time Gold Glove winner (2007-08).

Darvish, who played in five NPB All-Star Games, pitched for Japan in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and in the 2009 World Baseball Classic.

Darvish attracted the attention of major league clubs in 2004, when the Anaheim Angels and Atlanta Braves scouted him extensively. The Mets and Dodgers also showed interest.

Darvish became Japan’s highest-paid player before the start of the 2011 season when he agreed to a contract worth slightly more than $6 million U.S.

In 2011, Darvish opened by allowing seven runs in seven innings, but after that did not allow more than three runs in any start. He had a streak of 13 wins in 14 decisions. He finished with 18 wins in a season that featured a career-low 1.44 ERA. He led the league with 28 starts, 232 innings, 276 strikeouts and a 0.82 WHIP.

Darvish showed remarkable location, walking 36 batters.

Darvish’s parents met at Eckerd College, a liberal arts school in St. Petersburg, FL., where his father played for the college soccer team.

  • 2012: Darvish has pitched into the seventh inning in eight of his 16 starts. He had his best outing April 24, defeating the Yankees 2-0; allowed seven hits over 8.1 innings and fanned 10 while walking two. Darvish had his worst outing June 7 at Oakland when he gave up six earned runs. Darvish struck out 10 or more in a game four times, with a high of 11 three times.
  • LAST START: July 1 at Oakland, lost to the Athletics 3-1 despite 11 strikeouts and just three walks; allowed three earned runs on five hits in 7.0 innings; one home run.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: May 21 at Safeco Field, dropped a 6-1 decision after allowing four earned runs on four hits in 4.0 innings; victimized early by Ichiro, who had two RBIs.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 1-1, 8.38 in two games, both starts, covering 9.2 innings; 10 strikeouts to nine walks; 9.3 strikeouts per nine innings; ; 2.27 WHIP; no home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 0-1, 9.00 ERA in one game, a start, covering 4.0 innings; five strikeouts to six walks; 11.3 strikeouts per nine innings; no home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Michael Saunders (0-for-4, .000 BA), Dustin Ackley (1-for-5-for-4, 2.00 BA), Justin Smoak (1-for-5, .200 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Ichiro (5-for-7, .714 BA), Kyle Seager (2-for-5, .400 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. DARVISH: 12-for-40, .300 BA, no home runs, 10 strikeouts., .289 BA.
LAST GAMERangers 3, Mariners 2(AT SEATTLE, July 13): Joe Nathan fanned Dustin Ackley with the bases loaded for his 19th save and the Rangers survived a two-run Mariners ninth to beat Seattle 3-2 at Safeco Field. Prior to the Mariners' late rally, Derek Holland dominated the game. He threw 7.2 innings, struck out four, walked two and didn't allow a run. Former Mariner Adrian Beltre hit a two-run homer for Texas off Kevin Millwood, who dropped to 3-7 after allowing three earned runs in 6.2 innings.AL WEST STANDINGS

TeamWLPct.GBHomeRoadLast 10Streak
Rangers5334.609--29-1624-185-5Won 3
Angels4839.5525.025-1823-215-5Lost 1
Athletics4443.5069.024-2020-237-3Won 2
Mariners3652.40917.516-2620-263-7Lost 2

  • CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. the Texas Rangers.  Seven-game road trip to Kansas City and Tampa Bay before returning for a 10-game home stand starting July 23.
  • HOME STAND PROMOTIONS: Saturday -- Kings Court will be in session as Felix Hernandez takes the mound. For $30, fans get a ticket to the game in a special section, a special King Felix T-shirt and a ‘K’ card . . . First 15,000 fans will receive Ichiro T-shirt presented by Sato . . . Pearl Jam Guitarist Stone Gossard will throw out first pitch . . . Singles Night: Come meet your match at Safeco Field: For $25, fans receive a seat on the Main Level in one of the Singles Night sections, admission to the Singles Night pre-game party and a beverage at the pre-game function . . . Every Saturday home game the Mariners host  a Silent Auction to benefit Mariners Care. Select memorabilia including autographed baseballs, game-used bats, autographed jerseys worn in the Mariners TV commercials and other items. Go to Section 128 to participate . . . Sunday -- Kids Run the Bases: Following the game, all youngsters 14 and under are invited to run the Safeco Field bases thanks to KeyBank . . . Girl Scouts Day:  $16 View Reserved ticket. Each Girl Scout will receive a Girl Scout-Mariners patch. Troops in attendance will be welcomed during the game and the top 5 cookie sellers will get to take a photo on the field. From each ticket sold, $1 will benefit the Girl Scouts of Western Washington. Tickets can be purchased at mariners.com/girlscouts . . . Senior Day: Fans 60 and over receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats. Available at the Safeco Field box office and Mariners Team Stores with a valid ID.
  • MARINERS VS. RANGERS: Mariners are 263-270 all-time vs. the Rangers, including63-52 at Safeco Field. Mariners are 5-6 against the Rangers this season and last won a season series from Texas May 21-23 at Safeco Field. Mariners last swept a three-game series from Texas at Safeco Sept. 28-30, 2007. Rangers last swept the Mariners at Safeco April 30-May 2, 2010.
  • LOG: In Friday night's game, the Mariners loaded the bases with one out in the fourth inning, but couldn't push a run across . . . Third base coach Jeff Datz took full blame for holding Justin Smoak at third in the ninth inning after a ball hit by Michael Saunders rolled down the line. "I blew it," said Datz. "I'd like to have it back, that's for sure." . . . Dustin Ackley not only struck out with the bases loaded to end the game, but dropped a double-play ball in the fifth inning that cost Kevin Millwood a loss in what proved to be a one-run loss . . . Since defeating Texas May 23, Millwood has gone 0-3 with five no-decisions, all while posting a solid 3.70 ERA . . . Seattle's 17.5-game deficit in the AL West is its largest of the season . . . The Mariners have lost 14 games this season when holding opponents to three or fewer runs, most in the majors. Mariners lost 27 such games in 2011, a club record . . . Mariners are 9-39 when scoring three or fewer runs . . . The Mariners cleared OF Franklin Gutierrez (concussion) for non-baseball exercise.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 10, Split 1,Lost 17 . . . Sweeps: 2; Swept: 4. . . . Longest Win Streak: 4 (April 24-27, May 18-21); Longest Losing Streak: 7 (April 28-May 4) . . . Vs. AL East: 5-14; vs. AL Central:9-11; vs. AL West: 14-17; vs. LAA: 2-5; vs. Oak:7-6; vs. Tex: 5-6; vs. NL West: 8-10; vs. Interleague: 8-10. . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 17.5, July 13 . . . Most Runs Scored: 21, May 30 at Texas (21-8); Most Runs Allowed: 11, April 9 at Texas . . . Walk-Off Wins: 4, May 7, first since Sept. 14, 2011 vs. New York, and first via a sacrifice fly (John Jaso) since Sept. 14, 2007 vs. Tampa Bay (Jose Guillen); June 17 vs. San Francisco (Justin Smoak ninth-inning single); June 28 vs. Boston (Jaso ph ninth-inning single); June 30 vs. Boston (Chone Figgins sacrifice fly 11th inning) . . . Walk-Off Losses: 4, April 30 at Tampa Bay, Elliott Johnson, RBI single in 12th off Brandon League; May 17, at Cleveland, Carlos Santana bases-loaded single off League in 11th; July 6, at Oakland, Chris Carter 3-run walk-off homer off Steve Delabar; July 7, at Oakland, Josh Reddick run-scoring double off Oliver Perez in 13th . . . Times Opponent Shut out: 5; Times Shut out by Opponent: 10; Comeback Wins: 11; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 23; Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank 13th (AL) in runs (339),12th in hits (684), 10th in doubles (135), 10th in triples (12) and 13th in home runs (73) . . . Rank 13th in batting average (.229), 14th in on-base percentage (.291), 14th in slugging (.356) and 14th in OPS (.647) . . . batting 159-for-662 (.240) with runners in scoring position after going1-for-8 Friday . . . Batting Average: Ichiro, .261; Hits: Ichiro, 94; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 46; Home Runs: Justin Smoak, 11; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 52 . . . Batted around six times: April 7 at Oakland (4th inning), April 9 at Texas (1st), April 17 vs. Cleveland (4th), May 29 at Texas (8th), May 30 at Texas (2nd and 3rd).
  • BATTING EXTRA: Longest Hitting Streak: Dustin Ackley, 13 games, May 3-17 . . . Four-Hit Games: Ichiro, March 28 vs. Oakland; Justin Smoak, April 17 vs. Cleveland; Jesus Montero, May 1 at Tampa; Kyle Seager, May 30 at Texas; Michael Saunders, June 2, at Chicago; Ichiro, June 19 at Arizona; Franklin Gutierrez, June 22 at San Diego . . .  Grand Slams (2):Michael Saunders, April 27 at Toronto; Alex Liddi, May 23 vs. Texas . . . Back-To-Back Home Runs (2): Jesus Montero, Justin Smoak, 3rd inning, May 20, at Colorado; Miguel Olivo, Dustin Ackley, 8th inning, July 2, vs. Baltimore.
  • PITCHING: Mariners seventh in ERA (3.96), fifth in hits allowed (726), seventh in runs allowed (368), 12th in home runs allowed (101), sixth in walks (254)and sixth in strikeouts (660) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, Brandon League 39; Starts: Jason Vargas 19; Wins: Vargas 8; ERA: Felix Hernandez 3.13; Complete Games: Kevin Milwood 1, Hernandez 1, Vargas 1 . . . Shutouts: Millwood 1, Hernandez 1; Saves: League 9.
  • ICHIRO (1-for-4 Friday) has779 multi-hit games, which ranks fourth among active players, and No. 1 since his debut in 2001. Ichiro's 48 games with four or more hits leads all active players . . . Three-hit game June 22 marked the229th of his major league career . . . Ranks 92nd on career hitslist (2,522) and needs two to tie No. 91 Heinie Manush (2,524) . . . Has 37 leadoff home runs, No. 6 all time; needs one to tie Jimmy Rollins for No. 5 . . . Has recorded 99 outfield assists. Only Jeff Francouer, with 100, has more . . . With 99 career home runs, needs one to become the 12th Mariner with 100. Breakdown: 97 as a leadoff hitter, one batting second, one batting third.
  • ODDS/ENDS: Mariners have one more bobblehead night: July 28 (Dan Wilson and Randy Johnson).
  • DEBUTS: Munenori Kawasaki (April 7), Lucas Luetge (April 7), Erasmo Ramirez (April 9), Hisashi Iwakuma (April 20), Stephen Pryor (June 2).
  • DISABLED LIST: George Sherrill (60-day, April 13, strained flexor bundle); Mike Carp (15-day, June 13, inflamed right elbow); Franklin Gutierrez (7-day, June 29, concussion); Erasmo Ramirez (15-day, July 1, elbow).
  • EX-MARINERS VS. CURRENT MARINERS: April 19Jack Hannahan, Indians, 2-run single in ninth off Brandon League in Tribe's 2-1 win; April 28Brandon Morrow, Blue Jays, one earned run over 7.0 innings in 7-0 win; May 11, Raul Ibanez, Yankees, 3-run homer off Felix Hernandez in 6-2 win; May 12Raul Ibanez, Yankees, solo homer off Hector Noesi in 6-2 win; May 15, David Ortiz, Red Sox, solo homer off Blake Beaven in 5-0 Red Sox win; May 16, Shin-Soo Choo (3), Asdrubal Cabrera (2) and Jose Lopez (1) combined for 6 hits in 9-3 Cleveland win; May 17, Casey Kotchman (2), Cabrera (2), Jose Lopez (1), Choo (1) had six of Cleveland's 10 hits, plus 5 RBIs, in a 6-5 win; July 4, Chris Tillman recorded first win of the year in a 4-2 Baltimore win by allowing two runs over 8.1 innings; July 13, Adrian Beltre two-run HR off Kevin Millwood in a 3-2 Texas win at Safeco Field.

  • April 24: Catcher Miguel Olivo matched the franchise record  when he was charged with three passed balls in a 7-4 win at Detroit. Jerry Narron let three balls get by him Oct. 4, 1980, and Jeff Clement did likewise Aug. 10, 2008 (Clement was catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey).
  • April 27: Michael Saunders joined Donnie Scott (April 29, 1985) and Jimmy Presley (April 8, 1986) as the only Mariners to hit two home runs in a game in the ninth inning or later (solo homer in the 9th, grand slam in the 10th).
  • April 30: When both Miguel Olivo and Jesus Montero homered, it marked the first time in franchise history that two players had homered in the same game as a catcher.
  • May 2: Ichiro set a club record for most putouts by a right fielder in a nine-inning game, registering 10 in a 5-4 loss at Tampa.
  • May 3: The Mariners featured a lineup at Tampa Bay that included seven left- handed hitters and two switch-hitters. It marked only the third time in club history that the Mariners used an all left-sided lineup. Others: Aug. 13, 1983 at California and Aug. 9, 1983 at Oakland.
  • May 5: Combined one-hitter by Felix Hernandez and Steve Delabar vs. Minnesota was the 13th in Mariners history. Ten have been thrown by one pitcher, three combined. Most recent combined: Michael Pineda, Jeff Gray and Brandon League vs. Tampa, July 30, 2011. Most recent by one pitcher: Jarrod Washburn, July 6, 2009.
  • May 9: When John Jaso batted leadoff against Detroit, it marked the first time since 1978 that a catcher had hit first for the Marines (Bob Stinson). Oddly, lefty Jaso led off against Tiger lefty Drew Smyly.
  • May 8: Kevin Millwood's 2-0 shutout marked his first in nearly nine years. He did not surrender his first hit until there were two outs in the sixth. Millwood's gem marked only the fourth time in 1,440 games at Coors Field that an opposing pitcher held the Rockies to two hits or less while shutting them out. Millwood's complete game also was the first by a Mariner in 2012.
  • May 27: The pinch-hit grand slam allowed by Felix Hernandez to Alberto Callaspo marked just the sixth against the Mariners in 35 years, and the first since May 6, 1988 when Pat Sheridan of Detroit hit one off Mike Jackson.
  • May 30: Mariners defeated Texas 21-8, just the third time in franchise history they have scored 20 or more runs in a game. The Mariners, with 20 hits, became the first team since 1880 to score 20 runs in a game in the same season it also go perfect-oed.
  • June 8: Kevin Millwood and five relievers collaborated for the 10th combined no-hitter in major league history in a 1-0 win over the Dodgers at Safeco Field. Millwood (6.0), Charlie Furbush (0.2), Stephen Pryor (0.1), Lucas Luetge (0.1), Brandon League (0.2), and Tom Wilhelmsen (1.0) tied the MLB record for most pitchers used in a no-hitter (Houston vs. the Yankees June 11, 2003). It marked the third no-hitter in Mariners history.
  • June 18: Aaron Hill of Arizona hit for the cycle in the Diamondbacks' 7-1 win over the Mariners. Hill singled in the first (Hector Noesi), tripled in the third (Noesi), doubled in the fifth (Noesi) and homered in the seventh (Shawn Kelley).
  • June 19: Ichiro reached 2,500 hits (first-inning single) in the fourth-fewest games in major league history during a 12-9 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. His 2,500th hit came in his 1,817th game. Al Simmons had 2,500 hits in 1,784 games, Ty Cobb in 1,790 and George Sisler in 1,808 . . . When Kyle Seager and Brendan Ryan both hit three-run homers in the fifth inning, it marked the first time since July 30, 2003 vs. Detroit that the Mariners had a pair of three-run bombs in the same inning. In that July 30, 2003 game, John Olerud hit a three-run homer and Randy Winn a grand slam in the first inning.
  • July 1: One-time Mariner farmhand David Ortiz of the Red Sox hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning, giving Boston a 2-1 win over the Mariners.
  • July 3: In Seattle's 6-3 win over Baltimore at Safeco Field, The Mariners had three Japanese players in the starting lineup - Ichiro Suzuki,  Munenori Kawasaki and Hisashi Iwakuma - for the first time in major league history.

Rec.HomeRoadDayNightvs. RHPvs. LHPHit HRNo HR



DateDayOpp.Probable Pitchers
7/14Satvs. TexFelix Hernandez (6-5, 3.13) vs. Yu Darvish (10-5, 3.59)
7/15Sunvs. TexHisashi Iwakuma (1-4, 4.84) vs. Matt Harrison (11-4, 3.11)

Gm.#DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
13/28at OakW, 3-11-0W: Wilhelmsen (1-0); L: Carignan (0-1)
23/29at OakL, 4-11-1W: Colon (1-0); L: Kelley (0-1)
April (10-12)

Gm. #DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
34/6at OakW, 7-32-1W: Vargas (1-0); L: McCarthy (0-1)
44/7at OakW, 8-73-1W: Hernandez (1-0); L: Colon (1-1)
54/9at TexL, 11-53-2W: Darvish (1-0); L: Noesi (0-1)
64/10at TexL, 1-03-3W: Feliz (1-0); L: Beavan (0-1)
74/11at TexW, 4-34-3W: Luetge (1-0); L: Nathan (0-2)
84/12at TexL, 5-34-4W: Holland (1-0); L: Vargas (1-1
94/13vs OakL, 4-04-5W: Colon (2-1); L: Hernandez (1-1)
104/14vs. OakW, 4-05-5W: Noesi (1-1); L: Milone (1-1)
114/15vs. OakW, 5-36-5W: Beavan (1-1); L: Godfrey (0-2)
124/17vs. CleL, 9-86-6W: Perez (0-1); L: Furbush (0-1)
134/18vs. CleW, 4-17-6W: Vargas (2-1); L: Lowe (2-1)
144/19vs. CleL, 2-17-7W: Tomlin (1-1); L: League (0-1)
154/20vs. CWSL, 7-37-8W: Sale (2-1); L: Noesi (1-2)
164/21vs. CWSL, 4-07-9W: Humber (1-0); Beavan (1-2)
174/22vs. CWSL, 7-47-10W: Danks (2-2); L: Millwood (0-1)
184/24at DetW, 7-48-10W: Vargas (3-1); L: Scherzer (1-2)
194/25at DetW, 9-19-10W: Fernandez (2-1); L: Wilk (0-3)
204/26at DetW, 5-410-10W: Furbush (1-1); L: Porcello (1-2)
214/27at TorW, 9-511-10W: Furbush (2-1); L: Perez (2-1)
224/28at TorL, 7-011-11W: Morrow (2-1); L: Millwood (0-2)
234/29at TorL, 7-211-12W: Alvarez (1-2); L: Vargas (3-2)
244/30at TBL, 3-211-13W: Howell (1-0); L: League (0-2)
May (12-17)

Gm. #DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
255/1at TBL, 3-111-14W: Moore (1-1); L: Noesi (1-3)
265/2at TBL, 5-411-15W: Shields (5-0); L: Beavan (1-3)
275/3at TBL, 4-311-16W: Niemann (2-3); L: Millwood (0-3)
285/4vs. MinL, 3-211-17W: Pavano (2-2); L: Wilhelmsen (1-1)
295/5vs. MinW, 7-012-17W: Hernandez (3-1); L: Marquis (2-1)
305/6vs. MinW, 5-213-17W: Noesi (2-3): L: Blackburn (0-4)
315/7vs. DetW, 3-214-17W: Delabar (1-0); L: Dotel (1-1)
325/8vs. DetL, 6-414-18W: Verlander (3-1); L: Millwood (0-4)
335/9vs. DetW, 2-115-18W: Vargas (4-2); L: Putkoen (0-1)
345/11at NYYL, 6-215-19W: Kuroda (3-4); L: Hernandez (3-2)
355/12at NYYL, 6-215-20W: Hughes (3-4); L: Noesi (2-4)
365/13at NYYW, 6-216-20W: Millwood (1-4); L: Pettitte (0-1)
375/14at BosL, 6-116-21L: Lester (2-3); L: Vargas (4-3)
385/15at BosL, 5-016-22W: Beckett (3-4); L: Beavan (1-4)
395/16at CleL, 9-316-23W: Jimenez (4-3): L: Hernandez (3-3)
405/17at CleL, 6-516-24W: Smith (4-1); L: League (0-3)
415/18at ColW, 4-017-24W: Millwood (2-4); L: White (0-3)
425/19at ColW, 10-318-24W: Vargas (5-3); L: Friedrich (1-1)
435/20at ColW, 6-419-24W: Beavan (2-4); L: Guthrie (2-2)
445/21vs. TexW, 6-120-24W: Hernandez (4-3); L: Darvish (6-2)
455/22vs. TexL, 3-120-25W: Harrison (5-3): L: Noesi (2-5)
465/23vs. TexW, 5-321-25W: Millwood (3-4); L: Feldman (0-2)
475/24vs. LAAL, 3-021-26W: Haren (2-5); L: Vargas (5-4)
485/25vs. LAAL, 6-421-27W: Isringhausen (1-0); L: League (0-4)
495/26vs. LAAL, 5-321-28W: Williams (5-2); L: Hernandez (4-4)
505/27vs. LAAL, 4-221-29W: Wilson (5-4); L: Noesi (2-6)
515/28at TexL, 4-221-30W: Harrison (6-3); L: Delabar (1-1)
525/29at TexW, 10-322-30W: Vargas (6-4); L: Feldman (0-3)
535/30at TexW, 21-823-30W: Beaven (3-4); L: Holland (4-4)
June (11-16)

Gm. #DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
546/1at CWSL, 7-423-31W: Jesse Crain (1-0); L: Shawn Kelly (0-2)
556/2at CWSW, 10-824-31W: Wilhelmsen (2-1); L: Reed (0-1)
566/3at CWSL, 4-224-32W: Sale (7-2); L: Millwood (3-5)
576/4at LAAW, 8-625-32W: Vargas (7-4); L: Santana (2-7)
586/5at LAAL, 6-125-33W: Richards (1-0); L: Beavan (3-5)
596/6at LAAW, 8-626-33W: Kelley (1-2); L: Williams (6-3)
606/8vs. LADW, 1-027-33W: Pryor (1-0); L: Elbert (0-1)
616/9vs. LADL, 8-3-27-34W: Kershaw (5-3): L: Vargas (7-5)
626/10vs. LADL, 8-227-35W: Billingsley (4-4); L: Beavan (3-6)
636/12vs. SDPL, 5-427-36W: Richard (3-7); L: Hernandez (4-5)
646/13vs. SDPL, 1-027-37W: Marquis (3-5); L: Noesi (2-7)
656/14vs. SDPL, 6-227-38W: Volquez (3-6); L: Ramirez (0-1)
666/15vs. SFL, 4-227-39W: Vogelsong (6-2); L: Vargas (7-6)
676/16vs. SFW, 7-428-39W: Iwakuma (1-0); L: Lincecum (2-8)
686/17vs. SFW, 2-129-39W: Wilhelmsen (3-1); L: Romo (2-1)
696/18at AZL, 7-129-40W: Miley (8-3); L: Noesi (2-8)
706/19at AZW, 12-930-40W: Furbush (3-1); L: Putz (1-4)
716/20at AZL, 14-1030-41W: Cahill (6-5): L: Vargas (7-7)
726/22at SDPL, 9-530-42W: Richard (5-7); L: Millwood (3-6)
736/23at SDPW, 5-131-42W: Fernandez (5-5); L: Marquis (3-7)
746/24at SDPL, 2-031-43W: Volquez (4-7); L: Noesi (2-9)
756/25vs. OakL, 1-031-44W: Milone (8-5); L: Ramirez (0-2)
766/26vs. OakW, 3-232-44W: Furbush (4-1); L: Miller (2-1)
776/27vs. OakL, 2-132-45W: Parker (4-3); L: Iwakuma (1-1)
786/28vs. BosW, 1-033-45W: Hernandez (6-5); L: Atchison (2-1)
796/29vs. BosL, 5-033-46W: Cook (2-1); L: Noesi (2-10)
806/30vs. BosW, 3-234-46W: Kelley (2-2); L: Aceves (0-5)
July (2-5)

Gm. #DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
817/1vs. BosL, 2-134-47W: Padilla (2-0); L: League (0-5)
827/2vs. BalW, 6-335-47W: Delabar (2-1); L: Hammel (8-4)
837/3vs. BalL, 5-435-48W: Day (5-0); L: Furbush (4-2)
847/4vs. BalL, 4-235-49W: Tillman (1-0); L: Noesi (2-11)
857/6at OakL, 4-235-50W: Norberto (1-1); L: Perez (0-1)
867/7at OakW, 7-136-50W: Vargas (8-7); L: Parker (5-4)
877/8at OakL, 2-136-51W: Norberto (2-1); L: Perez (0-2)
887/13vs. TexL, 3-236-52W: Holland (6-4); L: Millwood (3-7)
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937/18at KC---------
947/19at KC---------
957/20at TB---------
967/21at TB---------
977/22at TB---------
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997/24vs. NYY---------
1007/25vs. NYY---------
1017/26vs. KC---------
1027/27vs. KC---------
1037/28vs. KC---------
1047/29vs. KC---------
1057/30vs. Tor---------
1067/31vs. Tor---------

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