#146: Mariners Bats Dimming Out Again

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by Sportspress Northwest Staff

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Posted on September 16, 2012 at 7:30 AM

GAME: Mariners (69-76, 4th, AL West, - 17.5 GB) at Rangers (86-58, 1st, AL West, + 3.0 GA). GAME #: 146. SERIES: 2nd of 3 games. MEETING: 15th (Rangers lead 8-6). WHEN: Saturday, 5:05 p.m., Rangers Ballpark, Arlington, TX. PROBABLE PITCHERS: LHP Jason Vargas (Seattle, 14-10, 3.85) vs. RHP Scott Feldman (Texas, 6-11, 4.97). STREAKS: Mariners L 2; Rangers W 3. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: ESPN 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network

For all the positive strides the Mariners seem to have taken since they traded Ichiro to the Yankees, the fact of the matter is that, with slightly more than two weeks to go, they still feature the worst offense in the American League, ranking 14th in runs, hits, batting average, on-base percentage, slugging and OPS. In the first 12 games of September, the Mariners\ batted .184 (18-for-98) with runners in scoring position, a large reason why they will enter Saturday night's game at Texas a season-worst 17.5 games behind the Rangers.

Jason Vargas, who has had mixed results against Texas this season (1-1, 4.76), will start for Seattle and will oppose Scott Feldman, who has lost five consecutive decisions. A closer look:MARINERS: LHP Jason Vargas (14-10, 3.85 ERA, 1.16 WHIP)

The 29-year-old Vargas, in his seventh major league season and fifth with the Mariners, will make his league-high 31st start and third against the Rangers. Vargas, the American League Pitcher of the Month for July, is 1-1 against the Rangers. He lost at Texas 5-3 April 12 and defeated the Rangers 10-3, also at Texas, May 29. Vargas, who split his last four decisions, is coming off a 4-2 loss to the Oakland Athletics at Safeco Field Sept. 9.

A native of Apple Valley, CA., the 6-0, 215-pound Vargas was selected in the second round of the 2004 amateur draft by the Florida Marlins.

He made his debut with Florida July 14, 2005, pitching one inning of relief in a 13-7 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Mariners acquired Vargas as part of a three-team swap Dec. 11, 2008, when the New York Mets sent him along with Mike Carp, Ezequiel Carrera, Endy Chavez, Maikel Cleto and Aaron Heilman to the Mariners. The Mariners sent Sean Green, J.J. Putz and Jeremy Reed to the Mets.

The Mariners also sent Luis Valbuena to the Indians. The Mets sent Joe Smith to the  Indians, who sent Franklin Gutierrez to the Mariners.

Vargas, the only lefty in Seattle’s starting rotation, has a career record of 41-48, 4.38 ERA, including 35-40, 4.11 ERA with the Mariners.

Vargas has had just three outings of less than five innings this year, and has won seven of his past 10 decisions.

  • LAST START: Sept. 9 at Safeco Field, lost to Oakland 4-2; three earned runs on four hits over 7.0 innings; six strikeouts to three walks; one home run; 101 pitches, 61 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. RANGERS: May 29 at Texas, won 10-3; three earned runs on five hits in 6.2 innings; two strikeouts to three walks.
  • CAREER VS. RANGERS: 4-5, 4.56 ERA in 13 games, including 11 starts, covering 71.0 innings; 36 strikeouts to 20 walks; 4.6 strikeouts per nine innings; 12 home runs.
  • AT RANGERS BALLPARK: 2-3, 4.60 ERA in eight games, including seven starts, covering 45.0 innings; 25 strikeouts to 13 walks; nine home runs; 5.0 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Adrian Beltre (1-for-13, .077 BA), Mitch Moreland (1-for-9, .111 BA), Josh Hamilton (4-for-23, .174 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Ian Kinsler (10-for-26, .385 BA), Mike Napoli (8-for-28, .286 BA).
  • CURRENT RANGERS VS. VARGAS: 52-for-108, .250 BA, 10 home runs, 31 strikeouts.
Vargas / 2012

  • March 29 (ND, 0-0): Pitched well enough to win in Tokyo, but after he departed the game, the bullpen imploded, surrendering three home runs, greasing Seattle’s 4-1 defeat to Oakland.
  • April 6 (W, 1-0): Threw 91 pitches, 58 for strikes, finishing with an in-game ERA of 2.31 in a 7-3 victory over Oakland, Vargas’ first win.
  • April 12 (L, 1-1): Four earned runs on seven hits and lost to Derek Holland and the Rangers 5-3 in Arlington; fanned six and walked one; gave up a two-run bomb to Michael Young, who had four RBIs; threw 96 pitches, 63 strikes.
  • April 18 (W, 2-1): One earned run on four hits over 7 innings, defeating Indians, 4-1; had nine ground-ball outs and nine fly-ball outs.
  • April 24 (W, 3-1): Four runs on six hits, defeating Max Scherzer and the Tigers 7-4 in a game in which the Mariners banged out 15 hits; struck out four, walked one in a 94-pitch effort that included 61 strikes.
  • April 29 (L, 3-2): Two earned runs on four hits over 6.0 innings and suffered the loss to the Blue Jays; struck out four, walked three; season-high 111 pitches, 60 for strikes.
  • May 4 (ND, 3-2): No-decision in Seattle’s 3-2 loss to Minnesota at Safeco Field; one earned run on four hits over 6.1 innings, but lost a chance to win on Wilhelmsen’s throwing error.
  • May 9 (W, 4-2): Defeated Detroit 2-1 at Safeco Field; one run on five hits over 8.0 innings; struck out six and didn’t issue a walk; threw 90 pitches, 66 for strikes.
  • May 14 (L, 4-3): At Fenway Park, lost to Red Sox 6-1; five earned runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings; struck out three, walked three; two home runs.
  • May 19 (W, 5-3): At Coors Field, won his fifth decision of the year, defeating Colorado 10-3; three earned runs on five hits over 7.0 innings; struck out one, walked one and gave up one home run; threw 95 pitches, 64 for strikes.
  • May 24 (L, 5-4): At Safeco Field, lost to the Angels 3-0 in a game in which Dan Haren registered 14 strikeouts; three earned runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings; struck out six, walked none; one home run.
  • May 29 (W, 6-4): At Rangers Ballpark, defeated the Texas Rangers 10-3; three earned runs on five hits in 6.2 innings; struck out three, walked two and allowed a home run; threw 101 pitches, 61 for strikes.
  • June 4 (W, 7-4): At Angels Stadium, defeated the Angels 8-6; three earned runs on five hits in 6.2 innings; struck out two, walked three; one home run; threw 101 pitches, 61 for strikes.
  • June 9 (L, 7-5): 8-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field; five earned runs on nine hits over 6.0 innings; struck out three, walked one; one home run.
  • June 15 (L, 7-6): Vs. San Francisco, lost 4-2; four earned runs on 10 hits in 8.0 innings; struck out one, walked two, two home runs; threw 106 pitches, 70 for strikes.
  • June 20 (L, 7-7): At Arizona, lost 14-10; season-high 10 earned runs on 10 hits, including five home runs in a season-low 4.1 innings; struck out two, walked two.
  • June 26 (ND, 7-7): At Safeco Field,  a no-decision in a 3-2 win over Oakland Athletics; two runs on five hits in 7.0 innings; struck out a career-high 10 and walked two.
  • July 1 (ND, 7-7): At Safeco Field, lost to Boston 2-1; one run on five hits over 8.0 innings; struck out six, walked two, one home run.
  • July 7 (W, 8-7): Vs. Oakland at Safeco Field, defeated the Athletics 7-1 with a complete-game seven-hitter; struck out six and walked one, throwing 107 pitches, 66 for strikes.
  • July 16 (W, 9-7): At Kansas City, won 9-4; three earned runs on seven hits in 6.0 innings; struck out three, walked three, two home runs.
  • July 21 (W, 10-7): At Tampa Bay, won 2-1; one unearned run on seven hits in 6.0 innings; struck out five, walked three, threw 108 pitches, 67 for strikes.
  • July 26 (W, 11-7): At Safeco Field, defeated Kansas City 4-1 for his 11th win; one earned run on one hit over 8.0 innings; struck out five and walked three.
  • July 31 (W, 12-7): At Safeco Field, defeated Toronto 7-2; two earned runs on five hits over 7.0 innings; four strikeouts, two walks, no home runs; 103 pitches, 70 for strikes.
  • Aug. 6 (L, 12-8): At Baltimore, lost 3-1; three earned runs on eight hits over 8.0 innings; two strikeouts, no walks, one home run; 105 pitches, 73 for strikes.
  • Aug. 12 (W, 13-8): At Anaheim, pitched his best game of the season, allowing one earned run on seven hits in 8.1 innings; five strikeouts, one walk; 96 pitches, 69 for strikes.
  • Aug. 18 (ND, 13-8): Vs. Minnesota at Safeco Field, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 3-2 victory; two earned runs on eight hits over 6.2 innings; two strikeouts vs. one walk, no home runs; 113 pitches, 76 for strikes.
  • Aug. 24 (ND, 13-8): At U.S. Cellular Field, took a no-decision in a 9-8 walk-off loss to Chicago;  six earned runs, including three homers, on seven hits in a season-low 4.0 innings; two strikeouts to no walks.
  • Aug. 29 (L, 13-9): At Minneapolis, lost 10-0; five earned runs on eight hits in 4.2 innings; five strikeouts to two walks; two home runs.
  • Sept. 3 (W, 14-9): At Safeco Field, defeated Boston 4-1; one earned run on six hits over 7.0 innings; five strikeouts, no walks; 102 pitches, 71 for strikes.
  • Sept. 9 (L, 14-10): At Safeco Field, lost to Oakland 4-2; three earned runs on four hits over 7.0 innings; six strikeouts to three walks; one home run; 101 pitches, 61 for strikes.
RANGERS: RHP Scott Feldman (6-11, 4.97 ERA, 1.34 WHIP)

The 29-year-old Feldman, in his eighth major league season, all with the Texas Rangers, will make his 20th start and fourth against the Mariners. Feldman 0-2 with a no-decision against Seattle this season. He had a no-decision April, lost 5-3 May 14 and lost again 10-3 May 29. Feldman, who has lost five consecutive decisions, is coming off a no-decision at Kansas City Sept. 6.

A native of Burlingame, CA., the 29-year-old Feldman was selected by the Texas Rangers in the the 30th round of the 2003 amateur draft. Prior to his selection, Feldman pitched for the College of San Mateo in San Mateo, CA.

Feldman pitched in the Texas system until Aug. 31, 2005, when he made his major league debut in a 9-2 Texas win over the Chicago White Sox. Feldman, who did not factor in the decision, did not allow a hit and struck out two in the only inning he worked.

Feldman served primarily as a reliever in 2006-07, then made 25 starts (28 appearances) in 2008, going 6-8, 5.29. He produced his best season in 2009 when he won 17 games, against eight losses, recording a 4.08 ERA in 189.2 innings.

Feldman made 22 more starts in 2010, but finished 7-11, 5.48. Since, he has worked mostly in relief. In 2010, he appeared in 11 games and finished 2-1, 3.94.

Feldman has a career record of 39-44, 4.70 ERA.

  • 2012: Feldman lost his first six decisions before finally collecting a win June 19 against San Diego. He then won five consecutive decisions and has now lost five in a row.
  • LAST START: Sept. 6 at Kansas City, took a no-decision in a 5-4 Texas win; three earned runs on six hits in 6.1 innings; six strikeouts and no walks; one home run.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: May 29, lost 10-3; two earned runs on four hits in 4.2 innings; three strikeouts, three walks and one home run.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 5-5, 3.67 ERA in 24 games, including 11 starts, covering 81.0 innings; 42 strikeouts to 24 walks; seven home runs.
  • AT RANGERS BALLPARK: 16-19, 4.28 ERA in 99 games, including 49 starts, covering 363.2 innings; 5.1 strikeouts per nine innings; 40 home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Michael Saunders (1-for-9, .111 BA), Dustin Ackley (1-for-6, .167 BA), Chone Figgins (8-for-35, .229 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Kyle Seager (3-for-5, .600 BA), Franklin Gutierrez (6-for-18, .333 BA), Justin Smoak (2-for-6, .333 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. FELDMAN: 30-for-116, .259 BA, four home runs, 23 strikeouts.
AL WEST STANDINGS

TeamWLPct.GBHomeRoadLast 10Streak
Rangers8658.597--46-2640-326-4Won 1
Athletics8361.5763.043-3040-317-3Won 1
Angels7966.5457.540-3239-347-3Won 2
Mariners6976.47617.536-3633-404-6Lost 2
MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT ROAD TRIP: Three at Toronto, three at Texas Friday-Sunday.
  • MARINERS VS. RANGERS: Mariners264-273all-time vs. the Rangers, including69-90 at Rangers Ballpark. Mariners lost two of three at Texas April 9-11 and won two of three there May 28-30. Mariners last swept a three-game series at Texas Sept. 24-26, 2001. Rangers last swept Seattle in a three-game series in Texas Sept. 23-25, 2011.
  • LOG: The Mariners gave up a season-high seven runs in the eighth inning Friday. "I can't count how many things we did wrong," said manager Eric Wedge. "When you get steamrolled like that it should be one helluva wake-up call. Those innings can't happen." . . .  The setback Friday sent the Mariners 17.5 games behind the Rangers, matching the season nadir (July 15) . . . Hisashi Iwakuma gave up a pair of solo homers and was saddled with a defeat that was really the bullpen's fault. The 31-year-old rookie is 5-4 with a 2.84 ERA in 13 starts since joining the rotation in midseason. Two of those losses have come against Texas . . . Wedge has shuffled his rotation, calling on Hector Noesi to start Monday against Baltimore with Erasmo Ramirez scheduled for Tuesday. Felix Hernandez has been pushed back a day to Wednesday.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 21, Split 2,Lost 24 . . . Sweeps: 6; Swept: 6 . . . Longest Win Streak: 8 (Aug. 15-21); Longest Losing Streak: 7 (April 28-May 4) . . . vs. AL East: 18-25;vs. AL Central:24-16; vs. AL West: 18-25; vs. LAA: 5-8; vs. Oak: 7-9; vs. Tex: 6-8; vs. NL West: 8-10; vs.Interleague: 8-10. . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 17.5, July 15, Aug. 14 . . . Most Runs Scored: 21, May 30 at Texas (21-8); Most Runs Allowed: 11, April 9 at Texas . . . Walk-Off Wins: 6, 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); Aug. 14, vs. Tampa, Eric Thames ninth-inning single scored Figgins; Aug. 18 vs. Minnesota, John Jaso sacrifice fly in ninth inning . . . Walk-Off Losses: 9, 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; July 18, at Kansas City, Billy Butler, home run off Josh Kinney in bottom 9th; July 20, at Tampa Bay, Ben Zobrist double off Tom Wilhelmsen in bottom 14th; Aug. 7, Adam Jones 14th-inning single off Shawn Kelley in bottom 14th; Aug. 10, Josh Kinney wild pitched in the winning run (Bourjos) with the bases loaded in the ninth inning at Anaheim; Aug. 24, Paul Konerko double in ninth off Wilhelmsen . . . Times Opponent Shut out: 9; Times Shut out by Opponent: 12; Comeback Wins: 21; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 33; Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank 14th (AL) in runs (548), 14th in hits (1135),13th in doubles (207),eighth in triples (24) and11th in home runs (12 6 ) . . . Rank 14th in batting aver age (.233) . . .14th in on-base percentage (.294), 14th in slugging (.363) and14th in OPS (.656) . . .Batting 258-for-1065 (.242) with runners in scoring position after going 2-for-8 Friday . . . Batting Average: John Jaso, .272; Hits: Kyle Seager, 134; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 79; Home Runs: Kyle Seager, 18; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 81 . . Batted around seven 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), Aug. 24 at Chicago (9th).
  • 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 (3): Jesus Montero, Justin Smoak, 3rd inning, May 20, at Colorado; Miguel Olivo, Dustin Ackley, 8th inning, July 2, vs. Baltimore; Franklin Gutierrez, Kyle Seager, 3rd inning, Sept. 4, vs. Boston.
  • PITCHING: Mariners third in ERA (3.76), third in hits allowed (1197),third in runs allowed (578), fourth in home runs allowed (150), fifth in walks (403)and ninth in strikeouts (1045) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 65; Starts: Jason Vargas, Felix Hernandez, 30; Wins: Vargas, 14; ERA: Hernandez 2.92; Complete Games: Hernandez 5 . . . Shutouts: Hernandez 5; Saves: Wilhelmsen, 26.
  • DEBUTS: Munenori Kawasaki (April 7), Lucas Luetge (April 7), Erasmo Ramirez (April 9), Hisashi Iwakuma (April 20), Stephen Pryor (June 2), Carter Capps (Aug. 3), Luis Jimenez (Sept. 5).
  • DISABLED LIST: George Sherrill (60-day, April 13, strained flexor bundle).
  • EX-MARINERS VS. CURRENT MARINERS: April 19, Jack Hannahan, Indians, 2-run single in ninth off Brandon League in Tribe's 2-1 win; April 28, Brandon 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 12, Raul 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; July 15, Beltre had three hits and two RBIs in a 4-0 Texas win over Seattle at Safeco Field; July 23, Four ex-Mariners played roles in beating the Mariners 4-1: Ichiro, traded 3 1/2 hours before the opening pitch, singled and stole his 16th base; Alex Rodriguez belted his 40th career home run at Safeco Field; Raul Ibanezhad an RBI single; Rafael Soriano notched the save; July 26, Soriano notched his 26th save in New York's 5-2 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field; Aug. 5, Raul Ibanez clubbed a three-run homer, Freddy Garcia won his 150th career game and Ichiro extended his hitting streak to 12 games as the Yankees defeated the Mariners 6-2; Aug. 6, Chris Tillman took a three-hit shutout into the eighth and defeated the Mariners 3-1 at Camden Yards; Aug. 7, Adam Jones walk-off single against Shawn Kelley in the bottom of the 14th gave Baltimore an 8-7 win over Seattle.
2012 RECORDS / MILESTONES

  • 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.
  • July 23: Mariners traded Ichiro, face of the franchise for 11 1/2 years, to the Yankees for two prospects and cash considerations. Ichiro made his debut against Seattle with the Yankees at Safeco field and went 1-for-4 with a stolen base.
  • Aug. 15: Felix Hernandez threw the 23rd perfect game in major league history, defeating Tampa Bay 1-0 at Safeco Field. Hernandez recorded 12 strikeouts in throwing the third no-hitter in franchise history . . . Mariners became the first team in MLB history to throw a perfect game and have one thrown against them. It was also the first time two have been thrown in the same stadium in one season . . . Of the 22 previous perfect games, six were by 1-0 scores, the last by Roy Halladay May 29, 2010 at Florida. It was also the fourth 1-0 win for the Mariners this season . . .Hernandez became the second Latin American pitcher to do the deed (Nicaragua's Dennis Martinez for Montreal July 28, 1991, against the Dodgers).
MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN

Rec.HomeRoadDayNightvs. RHPvs. LHPHit HRNo HR
69-7636-3633-4021-2648-5046-5023-2648-3721-39
MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg.HomeRoadRHROBPSLGOPSRISP
.233.216.247548126.294.363.656.242
MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec.ERAIPRERHRBAOBPSLG
69-763.761297.0578541150.246.307.393
PROBABLE PITCHERS

DateDayOpp.Probable Pitchers
9/15Satat TXJason Vargas (14-10, 3.85) vs. Scott Feldman (6-11, 4.97)
9/16Sunat TXBlake Beavan (9-9, 5.01) vs. Matt Harrison (15-9, tonight)
9/17Monvs. BalHector Noesi (2-11, 5.54) vs. Chris Tillman (7-2, 3.39)
9/18Tuevs. BalErasmo Ramirez (1-2, 3.49) vs. TBA
9/19Wedvs. BalFelix Hernandez (13-8, 2.92) vs. TBA
MARINERS 2012 SCHEDULE/RESULTSMarch (1-1)

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 (15-11)

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)
897/14vs. TexW, 7-037-52W: Hernandez (7-5); L: Darvish (10-6)
907/15vs. TexL, 4-037-53W: Harrison (12-4); L: Iwakuma (1-2)
917/16at KCW, 9-438-53W: Vargas (9-7); L: Sanchez (1-6)
927/17at KCW, 9-639-53W: Beavan (4-6): L: Verdugo (0-1)
937/18at KCL, 8-739-54W: Holland (4-2); L: Kinney (0-1)
947/19at KCW, 6-140-54W: Hernandez (8-5); L: Smith (0-1)
957/20at TBL, 4-340-55W: McGee (3-2); L: Wilhelmsen (3-2)
967/21at TBW, 2-141-55W: Vargas (10-7); L: Cobb (4-7)
977/22at TBW, 2-142-55W: Beavan (2-1); L: Moore (6-7)
987/23vs. NYYL, 4-142-56W: Kuroda (10-7); L: Millwood (3-8)
997/24vs. NYYW, 4-243-56W: Hernandez (9-5); L: Garcia (4-4)
1007/25vs. NYYL, 5-243-57W: Phelps (2-3); L: Luetge (1-1)
1017/26vs. KCW, 4-144-57W: Vargas (11-7); L: Mendoza (4-7)
1027/27vs. KCW, 6-145-57W: Beavan (6-6); L: Guthrie (3-11)
1037/28vs. KCW, 4-346-57W: Millwood (4-8); L: Chen (7-9)
1047/29vs. KCW, 7-647-57W: Perez (1-2); L: Mijares (2-2)
1057/30vs. TorW, 4-148-57W: Iwakuma (2-2); Romero (8-8)
1067/31vs. TorW, 7-249-57W: Vargas (12-7); L: Laffey (2-2)

August (15-12)

Gm. #DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
1078/1vs. TorW, 5-350-57W: Beavan (7-6); L: Villanueva (6-1)
1088/3at NYYL, 6-350-58W: Sabathia (11-3); L: Millwood (4-9)
1098/4at NYYW, 1-051-58W: Hernandez (10-5); L: Kuroda (10-8)
1108/5at NYYL, 6-251-59W: Garcia (5-5); L: Iwakuma (2-3)
1118/6at BalL, 3-151-60W: Tillman (5-1); L: Vargas (12-8)
1128/7at BalL, 8-751-61W: O'Day (6-0); L: Kelley (2-3)
1138/8at BalL, 9-251-62W: Johnson (1-0); L: Millwood (4-10)
1148/10at LAAL, 6-551-63W: Frieri (2-0); L: Kinney (0-2)
1148/11at LAAW, 7-452-63W: Iwakuma (3-3); L: Haren (8-9)
1168/12at LAAW, 4-153-63W: Vargas (13-8); L: Weaver (15-2)
1178/13vs. TBL, 4-153-64W: Cobb (7-8); L: Beavan (7-7)
1188/14vs. TBW, 3-254-64W: Pryor (2-0); L: Rodney (2-2)
1198/15vs. TBW, 1-055-64W: Hernandez (11-5); L: Hellickson (7-8)
1208/17vs. MinW, 5-356-64W: Iwakuma (4-3); L: Blackburn (4-9)
1218/18vs. MinW, 3-257-64W: Wilhelmsen (4-2); L: Robertson (1-1)
1228/19vs. MinW, 5-158-64W: Beavan (8-7); L: Deduno (4-1)
1238/20vs. CleW, 5-359-64W: Furbush (5-2): L: Smith (7-4)
1248/21vs. CleW, 5-160-64W: F. Hernandez (12-5); L: R. Hernandez (0-2)
1258/22vs. CleW, 3-161-64W: Pryor (3-0); L: Pestano (3-1)
1268/24at CWSL, 9-861-65W: Reed (3-1); L: Wilhelmsen (4-3)
1278/25at CWSL, 5-361-66W: Jones (6-0); L: Beavan (8-8)
1288/26at CWSL, 4-361-67W: Jones (7-0); L: Millwood (4-11)
1298/27at MinW, 1-062-67W: Hernandez (13-5); L: Hendriks (0-7)
1308/28at MinW, 5-263-67W: Iwakuma (5-3); L: Diamond (10-6)
1318/29at MinL, 10-063-68W: Deduno (5-2); L: Vargas (13-9)
1328/30at MinW, 5-464-68W: Beavan (9-8); L: Duensing (3-10)
1338/31vs. LAAL, 9-164-69W: Haren (9-10); L: Millwood (4-12)
September (5-7)

Gm. #DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
1349/1vs. LAAL, 5-264-70W: Santana (8-11); L: Hernandez (13-6)
1359/2vs. LAAW, 2-165-70W: Iwakuma (6-3); L: Weaver (16-4)
1369/3vs. BosW, 4-166-70W: Vargas (14-9); L: Buchholz (11-5)
1379/4vs. BosL, 4-366-71W: Lester (9-11); L: Beavan (9-9)
1389/5vs. BosW, 2-167-71W: Millwood (5-12); L: Cook (3-9)
1399/7vs. OakL, 6-167-72W: Griffin (5-0); L: Hernandez (13-7)
1409/8vs. OakL, 6-167-73W: Anderson (4-0); L: Iwakuma (6-4)
1419/9vs. OakL, 4-267-74W: Milone (12-10); L: Vargas (14-10)
1429/11at TorW, 4-368-74W: Ramirez (1-2); L: Morrow (8-6)
1439/12at TorW, 3-269-74W: Millwood (6-12); Romero (8-14)
1449/13at TorL, 8-369-75W: Alvarez (9-12); L: Hernandez (13-8)
1459/14at TexL, 9-369-76W: Darvish (15-9); L: Iwakuma (6-5)
1469/15at Tex---------
1479/16at Tex---------
1489/17vs. Bal---------
1499/18vs. Bal---------
1509/19vs. Bal---------
1519/21vs. Tex---------
1529/22vs. Tex---------
1539/23vs. Tex---------
1549/25at LAA---------
1559/26at LAA---------
1569/27at LAA---------
1579/28at Oak---------
1589/29at Oak---------
1599/30at Oak---------
October

Gm. #DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
16010/1vs. LAA---------
16110/2vs. LAA---------
16210/3vs. LAA---------

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