#152: Mariners' prize for win: Facing Matt Harrison

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by Sportspress Northwest Staff

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Posted on September 23, 2012 at 1:30 PM

GAME: Rangers (89-61, 1st, AL West, + 4.0 GA) at Mariners (71-80, 4th, AL West, - 18.5 GB). GAME #: 152. SERIES: 2nd of 3 games. MEETING: 18th (Rangers lead 9-8). WHEN: Saturday, 6:10 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: LHP Matt Harrison (Texas, 17-9, 3.26) vs. RHP Blake Beavan (Seattle, 9-10, 4.88). STREAKS: Mariners W 1; Rangers L 1. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: ESPN 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network

The Mariners caught a break Friday when they met -- and defeated (6-3) -- a Texas team missing two of its most productive offensive players, Josh Hamilton and Adrian Beltre. Although Beltre is expected to return Saturday after battling stomach problems, Hamilton will miss the weekend series with a sinus condition.

The Mariners won't catch any break Saturday, however, since they face lefty Matt Harrison, who has won nine consecutive starts against Seattle and is 4-0 against the Mariners this season. The last time Harrison saw Seattle, the 17-game winner threw 8.2 innings of one-run ball.

Hamilton will oppose Blake Beavan, the losing pitcher the last time the pair hooked up, Sept. 16 at Rangers Ballpark in Arlington. A closer look:MARINERS: RHP Blake Beavan (9-10, 4.88 ERA, 1.26 WHIP)

The 23-year-old Beavan, in his second major league season and second with the Mariners, makes his 24th start and fourth against the Rangers. Beavan lost at Texas 1-0 April 10 and was the winning pitcher in Seattle’s 21-8 victory over the Rangers May 30. Beavan also lost at Texas in his last start 2-1 Sept. 16. Beavan, 0-2 in September, has lost three of his past four decisions.

A native of Irving, TX., the 6-7, 240-pound Beavan was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round (17th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft.

After pitching in the minor leagues from 2008-11, Beavan made his major league debut July 3 against the San Diego Padres. He worked 7 IP, allowed three hits, two walks and one earned run in a 3-1 victory at Safeco Field.

Beavan became a Mariner July 9, 2010, when the Rangers traded him, along with Matthew Lawson (minors), Josh Lueke and Justin Smoak to Seattle for Cliff Lee, Mark Lowe and cash.

Beavan had 15 starts for the Mariners in 2011, compiled a 5-6 record, and has a career mark of 14-16, 4.62 ERA.

  • LAST START: Sept.16 at Texas, lost 2-1; two earned runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings; two strikeouts, one walk, one home run; 97 pitches, 65 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. RANGERS: Same as above.
  • CAREER VS. RANGERS: 2-3, 2.91 ERA in five starts covering 34.0 innings; 13 strikeouts to four walks; 3.7 strikeouts per nine innings; two home runs.
  • AT RANGERS BALLPARK: 1-2, 3.72 ERA in three starts covering 19.1 innings; seven strikeouts to two walks; 3.3 strikeouts per nine innings; one home run.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Nelson Cruz (1-for-12, .083 BA), Mitch Moreland (2-for-13, .154 BA), Elvis Andrus (2-for-12, .167 BA), Josh Hamilton (3-for-14, .214 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Adrian Beltre (6-for-14, .429 BA), David Murphy (6-for-15, .400 BA).
  • CURRENT RANGERS VS. BEAVAN: 28-for-118, .237 BA, two home runs, 13 strikeouts.
Beavan / 2012

  • April 12 (L, 0-1): Worked 6.1 innings; one earned run, but couldn’t overcome the start by Texas’ Neftali Feliz, who had eight shutout innings.
  • April 15 (W, 1-1): Outdueled Graham Godfrey in a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics; three earned runs on six hits over 7.0 innings; seven ground-ball outs and 16 fly-ball outs.
  • April 21 (L, 1-2): Loser in Philip Humber’s perfect game at Safeco Field; three runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings; one home run among his 101 pitches, 70 for strikes.
  • April 27 (ND, 1-2): Gave up three earned runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings, taking a no-decision in Seattle’s 9-5 win at Toronto.
  • May 2 (L, 1-3): Suffered a 5-4 loss to Tampa after allowing five earned runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings; struck out one, walked two and gave up two home runs (Sean Rodriguez, Luke Scott); threw 86 pitches, 51 for strikes.
  • May 7 (ND, 1-3): Took a no-decision in a 3-2 Seattle victory over Detroit; left the game in the third inning when struck by a drive from Miguel Cabrera; one earned run on four hits prior to the injury.
  • May 15 (L, 1-4): At Fenway Park, was the losing pitcher in Seattle’s 5-0 setback; struck out four, walked two.
  • May 20 (W, 2-4): At Coors Field, defeated the Rockies 6-4; two runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings; struck out seven, walked one and allowed one home run; threw 82 pitches, 52 for strikes.
  • May 25 (ND, 2-4): At Safeco Field, lost to the Angels 6-4; three earned runs on five hits over 7.0 innings; struck out one, walked two; one home run; fifth quality start of the season.
  • May 30 (W, 3-4): At Texas, was the winning pitcher in 21-8 win; five earned runs on eight hits in 6.0 innings; struck out two, walked none.
  • June 5 (L, 3-5): At Texas, lost 6-1 after allowing six earned runs on 10 hits in 5.0 innings; struck out two and walked one and surrendered a season-high three home runs.
  • June 10 (L, 3-6): vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, lost 8-2; six earned runs on five hits in 2.0 innings; no strikeouts, two walks; one home run; demoted to Tacoma after the loss.
  • July 17 (W, 4-6): At Kansas City, won 9-6; five earned runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings; struck out three, did not walk a batter or allow a home run; 94 pitches, 58 for strikes.
  • July 22 (W, 5-6): At Tampa Bay, defeated the Rays 2-1; one earned run on four hits in 8.0 innings; struck out five and did not walk a batter; threw 101 pitches, 70 for strikes.
  • July 27 (W, 6-6): Vs. Kansas City, defeated the Royals 6-1; one earned run on four hits over 6.2 innings; struck out six, walked one, no home runs.
  • Aug. 1 (W, 7-6): Vs. Toronto, won 5-1; three earned runs on seven hits in 7.2 innings; four strikeouts, two walks, two home runs; 82 pitches, 64 for strikes.
  • Aug. 7 (ND, 7-6): At Baltimore, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 8-7 loss; four earned runs on seven hits over 4.0 innings; two strikeouts, one walk, two home runs; 104 pitches, 69 for strikes.
  • Aug. 13 (L, 7-7): At Safeco Field, lost to Tampa Bay 4-1; four earned runs on eight hits over 6.0 innings; four strikeouts and no walks, one home run; 97 pitches, 63 strikes.
  • Aug. 19  (W, 8-7): At Safeco Field, defeated Minnesota 5-1; one earned run on seven hits in 5.1 innings; three strikeouts to one walk; 97 pitches, 72 for strikes.
  • Aug. 25 (L, 8-8): At Safeco Field, lost 5-4; two earned runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings; two strikeouts to three walks; one home run; 97 pitches, 72 for strikes.
  • Aug. 30 (W, 9-8): At Minnesota, won 5-4; two earned runs on five hits over 7.0 innings; one strikeout to two walks, no home runs; 96 pitches, 57 for strikes.
  • Sept. 4 (L, 9-9): At Safeco Field, lost to Boston 4-3; four earned runs on eight hits over 5.2 innings; one dstrikeout, no walks, two home runs; 85 pitches, 55 for strikes.
  • Sept.16 (L, 9-10): At Texas, lost 2-1; two earned runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings; two strikeouts, one walk, one home run; 97 pitches, 65 for strikes.
RANGERS: LHP Matt Harrison (17-9, 3.26 ERA, 1.25 WHIP)

The 26-year-old Harrison, in his fifth major league season, all with the Rangers, will make his 30th start of the 2012 season and fifth against the Mariners. Harrison has owned Seattle this season, winning all four of his starts. He won 3-1 May 22 and came back May 28 and whipped them 4-2. Harrison ran his record to 3-0 with a 4-0 victory July 15. Harrison is coming off yet another victory over Seattle, a 2-1 decision Sept. 16.

A native of Durham, NC., the 6-4, 240-pound Harrison was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the third round of the 2003 amateur draft.

Harrison pitched in the Atlanta system until July 31, 2007, when the Braves traded him with Beau Jones (minors), Elvis Andrus, Neftali Feliz and Jarrod Saltalamacchia to the Rangers for Ron Mahay and Mark Teixeira.

Harrison made his major league debut July 8, 2008, defeating the Los Angeles Angels 3-2 at the Ballpark in Arlington; allowed two runs on five hits over 7.0 innings. Harrison made 14 starts after his debut, finishing with a 9-3 record and 5.49 ERA.

He went 4-5 in 11 starts in 2009, 3-2 as primarily a reliever in 2009 and a career-best 14-9, 3.39 in 30 starts in 2011. Harrison has three complete games and two shutouts.

Harrison has career record of 35-22, 4.57 ERA.

  • 2012: Harrison won his first three decisions, lost his next two, had a win and a loss in his next two and has been shaky since. Since Aug. 3, he won five decisions and lost three. His 17 victories is a career high.
  • LAST START: Sept. 15 at Rangers Ballpark, defeated Seattle 2-1; came within one out of a complete-game victory; one earned run on six hits in 8.2 innings; five strikeouts, one walk, one home run.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: Same as above.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 10-1, 2.14 ERA, in 17 games, including 13 starts, covering 96.2. innings; 60 strikeouts to 20 walks; 5.6 strikeouts per nine innings; two home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 5-0, 0.96 ERA in seven games, including five starts, covering 37.2 innings; 25 strikeouts to 12 walks; 6.0 strikeouts per nine innings; no home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Mike Carp (0-for-10), Miguel Olivo (1-for-21, .048 BA), Dustin Ackley (1-for-19, .053 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Eric Thames (3-for-5, .600 BA), Franklin Gutierrez (7-flr-20, .350 BA), Brendan Ryan (4-for-13, .308 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. HARRISON: 42-for-207, .203 BA, one home run, 40 strikeouts.
AL WEST STANDINGS

TeamWLPct.GBHomeRoadLast 10Streak
Rangers8961.593--47-2742-346-4Lost 1
Athletics8565.5674.044-3141-345-5Lost 1
Angels8269.5437.542-3440-355-5Won 1
Mariners7180.47018.537-3934-414-6Won 1
MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. Baltimore, three vs. Texas (Friday-Sunday).
  • HOME STAND PROMOTIONS: Saturday -- UW Dawg Daze; Mariners Silent Care Auction; Sunday -- Dave Henderson ceremonial first pitch; Kids Appreciation Day; Mariners Care Garage Sale.
  • MARINERS VS. RANGERS: Mariners266-273all-time vs. the Rangers, including65-53at Safeco Field. Marines last swept a three-game series from Texas at Safeco Field Sept. 28-30, 2008. Rangers last swept at Safeco Field April 30-May 2, 2010.
  • LOG: The Mariners snapped a four-game losing streak with the 6-3 win over Texas Friday . . . Hisashi Iwakuma improved to 6-4, 2.93 in 14 starts . . . With Miguel Olivo's eighth inning blast Friday, the Mariners have now homered in 11 consecutive games, which ties the season high. Seattle also hit homers in 11 consecutive games from Aug. 17-28 . . . Tom Wilhelmsen, who notched his 28th save Friday, has not allowed a run in his last eight appearances . . . Justin Smoak, who had three hits Friday, has hit in six of his last seven games . . . Franklin Gutierrez's triple was his first since June 11, 2010 . . . Dustin Ackley left Friday's game after three innings with a stiff neck . . . Carlos Triunfel made his first career start in the majors Friday night, hitting ninth and playing shortstop. The 22-year-old infielder made his debut on Sept. 7 and recorded his first MLB hit on Sept. 13 . . . The Seattle chapter of the Baseball Writers of America voted Felix Hernandez and Kyle Seager the club's pitcher and hitter of the year, respectively, and gave its unsung qward to John Jaso . . . Saturday's game with the Rangers will start at 6:10 p.m. The contest had been listed on schedules as starting at either 1:10 p.m. or 6:10 p.m.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 21, Split 2,Lost 26 . . . Sweeps: 6; Swept: 7 . . . Longest Win Streak: 8 (Aug. 15-21); Longest Losing Streak: 7 (April 28-May 4) . . . vs. AL East: 18-28;vs. AL Central:24-16; vs. AL West: 20-26; vs. LAA: 5-8; vs. Oak: 7-9; vs. Tex: 8-9; vs. NL West: 8-10; vs.Interleague: 8-10. . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 19.0, Sept. 19 . . . 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: 34; Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank 14th (AL) in runs (570), 14th in hits (1190), 13th in doubles (217), eighth in triples (26) and 11th in home runs (135) . . . Rank last in batting average (.233), on-base percentage (.294), slugging (.364) and OPS (.658) . . . Batting 266-for-1109 (.240) with runners in scoring position after going 1-for-7 Friday . . . Batting Average: John Jaso, .277; Hits: Kyle Seager, 140; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 80; 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), fourth in hits allowed (1257), third in runs allowed (606), fifth in home runs allowed (156), fourth in walks (419)and ninth in strikeouts (1087). . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 69; Starts: Jason Vargas, Felix Hernandez, 31; Wins: Vargas, 14; ERA: Hernandez 2.85; Complete Games: Hernandez 5 . . . Shutouts: Hernandez 5; Saves: Wilhelmsen, 28.
  • 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), Carlos Triunfel (Sept. 7).
  • 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 Ibanez had 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; Sept. 17, Chris Tillman beat the Mariners for the fourth time in 2012 and Adam Jones scored four runs in Baltimore's 10-4 victory; Sept. 19, Adam Jones game-winning home run in the 11th gave Baltimore a 3-1 win.
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).
  • Sept. 18: Seattle's 18-inning, 4-2 loss to Baltimore at Safeco Field marked the second-longest home game in Mariners history and the longest -- 5:44 -- in terms of time since a 5:47 marathon at Texas in June 2004. The only longer game in terms of innings was a 19-inning affair against the Boston Red Sox Aug. 1, 2000.
MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN

Rec.HomeRoadDayNightvs. RHPvs. LHPHit HRNo HR
71-8037-3934-4121-2750-5247-5124-2850-4021-39
MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg.HomeRoadRHROBPSLGOPSRISP
.233.217.247570135.294.364.658.240
MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec.ERAIPRERHRBAOBPSLG
71-803.761361.0606568156.246.307.391
PROBABLE PITCHERS

DateDayOpp.Probable Pitchers
9/22Satvs. TXBlake Beavan (9-10, 4.88) vs. Matt Harrison (17-9, 3.26)
9/23Sunvs. TXJason Vargas (14-10, 3.92) vs. Ryan Dempster (6-1, 4.11)
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 (7-11)

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 TexW, 8-670-76W: Luetge (2-1); L: Scheppers (1-1)
1479/16at TexL, 2-170-77W: Harrison (17-9); L: Beavan (9-10)
1489/17vs. BalL, 10-470-78W: Tillman (8-2); L: Noesi (2-12)
1499/18vs. BalL, 4-270-79W: Hunter (5-8); L: Luetge (2-2)
1509/19vs. BalL, 3-170-80W: Ayala (5-4); L: Kinney (0-3)
1519/21vs. TexW, 6-371-80W: Iwakuma (7-5); L: Perez (1-2)
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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