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07.31.12 Notes

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012
TORONTO BLUE JAYS (51-51) vs. SEATTLE MARINERS (48-57)
Game #106 (48-57)Saeco Field
LH Aaron Laffey (2-1, 3.22) vs. LH Jason Vargas (11-7, 3.76)
Home #53 (23-29)
TONIGHT’S TILT
…the Mariners, winners o fve straight, close out a season-high-tying 10-gamehomestand with the second (1-0) o three games vs. Toronto tonight…began ‘stand with Yankees(1-2) and continued with the Kansas City Royals (4-0)…leave Thursday or a 9-game, 10-day tripto New York (3G), Baltimore (3G) and Los Angeles (3G)…tonight’s game will be televised on ROOTSports in high defnition and broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network.
ODDS AND ENDS
…have won 5 straight and 11 o last 15 games (2 o 4 losses were walk-os)…have won 3 o last 4 series ater not earning series win since June 15-17 vs. San Francisco (had one4-game split and dropped 6 rubber games between series wins)…14-11 in July and 12-6 ollowingthe All-Star break…are 9-17 vs. AL East (.346) -- 39-40 (.494) vs. non-AL East teams, including 16-12vs. AL Central…38-13 (.745) when scoring 4+ runs, 10-44 when scoring less than 4.
Bullpen Bullies --
Since June 1, ‘pen has a 2.40 ERA (43 ER, 161.1 IP), .215 BAA & has 9.4 K/9.0 IP.
Home ERA --
Rank 2nd in AL in home ERA (3.04); tied or lowest in club history behind ‘01 squad.
Blown Leads
-- Mariners have held a lead in 27 o 57 losses, leading the American League.
Home vs. Road
-- Batting .255 (496x1942) on the road (53 G) and .204 (330x1618) at home (52 G)…lead the Majors in road scoring (258 R) and AL in R/G on the road (4.87)…last at home (3.04 R/G).
Brendan Ryan
leads AL shortstops with a .992 FLD% (3 E, 390 TC); 15.2 UZR & 25 runs saved.
Bases Loaded
-- Mariners rank 2nd in the AL with a .342 (27x79) average with the bases loaded.
John Jaso
leads the team and is T9th in the AL with 9 GWRBI, despite having only 204 PA.
No Rest --
in G#19 o a 20-game stretch without an o day (12-6)…next o day is Thur. (travel to NYC).Recorded 10+ hits in back-to-back
home
games July 26-27 or frst time since Aug. 29-30, 2011.
Ryan Rising --
 
Brendan Ryan
is hitting .262 (28x107) with 7 runs, 7 2B, 3B, HR, 14 RBI since June 16.
SEATTLE VS. BLUE JAYS
…tonight is the 5th (2-2) o 9 games this season between the Marinersand Blue Jays…played 3 games (1-2) in Rogers Centre April 27-29 and return to Toronto or a3-game set Sept. 11-13...Seattle lost the 2011 season series 3-6 including losing 6 o last 7...won 2o 3 in Seattle April 11-13, were swept in Toronto July 19-21 and lost two o three at home Aug. 15-17…
the Mariners are 167-189 all-time vs. their expansion cousins, including 86-89 in Seattle (30-19 inSaeco Field)…
home team has won 30 of last 43 meetings between the two teams
.
FINDING SAFECO STROKE
Kyle Seager
is batting .324 (12x37) w/ 7 RBI in 11 games at Saeco Fieldsince All-Star break, includes 9 hits last 7 G…hit .157 (21x134) w/ 15 RBI in 39 G at Saeco prior to break.
 ALL-AROUND OF
Michael Saunders
is one o three Major League outfelders who has recorded atleast 20 doubles, 10 home runs and 15 stolen bases, joining
Mike Trout
(LAA) & 
 Alex Rios
(CWS)...on theseason Saunders is hitting .260 (90x346) with 24 doubles, 1 triple, 10 home runs, 35 RBI and 15 steals.
BAKERS DOZEN
...
Hisashi Iwakuma
set a Mariners rookie record by striking out 13 batters lastnight, passing the previous mark o 12 set by
Freddy Garcia
,
Randy Johnson
and
Mark Langston
 (3x)...Kuma is just the 2nd Japanese-born pitcher to strike out at least 13 in an MLB game...
HideoNomo
struck out 13+ batters 7 times including a career-high 17 on April 13, 1996 vs. Florida.
LEFT FEELS RIGHT
…the Mariners have won fve straight games against let-handed starters and 7o the last 8...overall are 17-20 against let-handed starters ater starting the season 10-19.
REVERSAL OF FORTUNE
…Seattle is 14-11 this month, assuring the frst .500 or better month sinceposting a 15-11 mark in May, 2011...were 6-20 in July 2011, and 6-22 in July 2010...since 2003, Marinershave only had a pair o .500 or better July’s: 14-14 in 2007 and 14-13 in 2009.
COMING BACK STRONG
…Mariners are 12-6 since the All-Star break, the 2nd best record in the American League (T4th in MLB) behind Oakland (13-3)...have won 11 o their last 15 games andhave won three o their last our series (KC, 3-1; TB, 2-1; NYY, 1-2; KC, 4-0).
TWO OUTS, SO WHAT?
...
Kyle Seager
leads the Majors with 37 2-out RBI (Ethier, LAD, 34)...theMariners have not had a player lead the American League in 2-out RBI since
Edgar Martinez
in2000...’Gar had 53 2-out RBI that year, ranking 2nd in the Majors, frst in the AL (Sosa, CHI, 64)...Seattle has not had a player lead the Majors in 2-out RBI since
Jay Buhner
in 1995 (w/club-record60)...
Mike Blowers
was 2nd in the Majors in 2-out RBI in 1995 with 52.
SECOND HALF MAN
Jesus Montero
is hitting .351 (20x57) with 8 runs, 4 doubles, 2 home runs,12 RBI, 8 walks, .433 OBP and .526 SLG in 15 games since the All-Star Break...during the secondhal o 2011 between Triple-A Scranton Wilkes-Barre and the Yankees, combined to hit .298 (62x208)with 34 runs, 11 doubles, 15 home runs, 46 RBI and 22 walks in 57 games.
STARTERS ON A ROLL
…Mariners starting pitchers are 8-1 with a 1.62 ERA (15 ER, 83.1 IP) with 65strikeouts over their last 12 starts…starters have tossed at least 7.0 innings in 7 o the 12 starts, and atleast 6.0 innings in 11 o 13 GS…
Blake Beavan
(2-0, 1.23),
Jason Vargas
(2-0, 0.64),
Kevin Millwood
 (2.03 ERA) and
Felix Hernandez
(2-0, 2.01) have set the tone during the 12-game stretch.
SCORE EARLY, SCORE OFTEN
…Mariners have scored in 1st (10x, 22 runs) or 2nd inning (8x, 14runs) in 13 o last 15 games (and in innings 1-3 in all 15 G)…40 o Mariners last 77 runs (51.9%)have come in 1st or 2nd innings, and 52 o 101 runs scored in July (51.5%) have come in frst threerames…
scored 28 first-inning runs over last 21 G (since July 6), after scoring 26 runs in firstinning in previous 65 G from April 26-July 4
…Seattle is 22-13 (.629) when scoring in frst inning.
I HAVE FIVE, DO I HEAR SIX?
Mariners have won fve straight games,the team’s longest winning streako the season...last 6-game winningstreak was May 18-23, 2011.
BATTING IMPROVEMENT
Here is a look at the Mariners oensethrough
105
games this seasoncompared to last season:
Stat 2012 2011
Record 48-57 44-61 Avg. .232 .225Runs 416 345R/G 3.96 3.29HR 87 64 XBH 268 234
MONTERO VS. LHP
Jesus Montero
is batting .373 (41x110)vs. LHP, T1st in the AL, 7th in Majors.
TOM TERRIFIC
Tom Wilhelmsen
has allowed 3 runsover his last 26 appearances (since5/25)…gone 2-1 and 14-or-15 insave opportunities with a 0.89 ERA (3ER, 30.1 IP) over that span with 35strikeouts (10.4 K/9.0 IP)
.
JULY HURLERS
Mariners lead the AL (2nd in the MLB)in July with a 2.85 ERA (74 ER, 233.2IP)…ERA is currently the 3rd lowestmonthly mark in club history, trailingonly July 1991 (2.80) and May 2011(2.82)…starters have 2.73 ERA (51ER, 168.0 IP) and the relievers have a3.15 ERA (23 ER, 65.2 IP)…here arethe July pitching leaders:
Team MLB July ERA 
St. Louis Cardinals ......................2.56
Seattle Mariners
........................
2.85
Cincinnati Reds ...........................2.91Oakland A’s .................................2.99
2-OUT RBI
Kyle Seager
leads the Major Leagueswith 37 2-out RBI…he is batting .700(7x10) with 16 RBI with the basesloaded, .359 (33x92) with RISP and.382 (21x55) with RISP/2 outs:
 
2-Out RBI Leaders Team37 Kyle Seager
.......................
SEA 
34 Andre Ethier ........................LAD31 Nelson Cruz ........................TEX31 Freddie Freeman..................ATL30 Josh Willingham .................MIN28 David Freese .......................STL
SO CLOSE
Nearly hal o Mariners games havebeen decided by 1 or 2 runs (52 o105), going 14-18 in 1-run and 8-12in 2-run games…played 3rd-mostgames among AL teams decided by2 or ewer runs (DET - 55 G, TB - 53,BAL - 51), 3rd-most 1-run games (32)and 2nd-most extra-inning games(11, 5-6) in the AL (BAL - 12).
GOLD GLOVES
The Mariners lead the Majors with a .990FLD% (39 E, 3880 TC)…
had clubrecord 12-game errorless streakJuly 4-20
…played error-ree in 72 o105 games
…club record or highestFLD% in a season is .989 in 2003.
ON THE AIR
Mariners will use rotation o announcersthis season, all ormer partners oHOF announcer Dave Niehaus…
RickRizzs
,
Dave Sims
and
Mike Blowers
 will work nearly all games, while RonFairly
,
Ken Levine
,
Ken Wilson
,
Dave Valle, Dave Henderson, Jay Buhner
 
and Dan Wilson
 
will mix in……
Sims
 and
Blowers
will be on the TV sidetonight, with
Rizzs
and
Ron
 
Fairly 
 calling the action on radio.
UPCOMING PROBABLE PITCHERS…all times PDT…
Day Date Opp. Time Mariners Pitcher Opposing Pitcher TV 
Wednesday Aug. 1 TOR 7:10 pm RH
Blake Beavan
(6-6, 5.20) vs. RH Carlos Villanueva (6-0, 2.92)
ROOT 
Thursday Aug. 2 TRAVEL DAY TO NEW YORKFriday Aug. 3 @NYY 4:05 pm RH
Kevin Millwood
(4-8, 3.90) vs. TBA 
ROOT 
Saturday Aug. 4 @NYY 10:05 am RH
Felix Hernandez
(9-5, 2.79) vs. TBA 
ROOT 
Sunday Aug. 5 @NYY 10:05 am RH
Hisashi Iwakuma
(2-2, 4.10) vs. TBA 
ROOT  All games broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio NetworSpanish Audio available for all home games, presented by ROOT SPORTS via SAP (where available)
 AS YOU KNOW
...
Jason Vargas
leads American League with 1.46 ERA (6 ER, 37.0 IP) in July & his our July wins rank 2nd in Majors behind Jered Weaver (5)...
BUT DID YOU KNOW?
...that i hewins tonight he’ll tie Mariners record with 5 wins in July?...he’ll join
Glenn Abbott
(1977),
JamieMoyer
(2000) and
Joe Pineiro
(2003)...5 wins in single month would tie Mariners record or mostwins in any month...
Felix Hernandez
was last Mariner to win 5 games in a month (Sept. 2009).
Safeco Field • PO Box 4100 • Seattle, WA 98194 • TEL: 206.346.4000 • FAX: 206.346.4000 • www.mariners.com
 GAME INFORMATIO
 
TONIGHT’S MARINERS STARTERLHP JASON VARGAS
2012 Breakdown:
W-L ERA GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 11-7 3.76 22 146.0 128 62 61 41 96 25Home 3-3 2.63 9 65.0 48 19 19 15 49 6Road 8-4 4.67 13 81.0 80 43 42 26 47 19vs. TOR 0-1 3.00 1 6.0 4 2 2 3 4 1
Career Breakdown:
W-L ERA G IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 39-46 4.38 139 758.1 756 393 369 241 485 98Starter 37-45 4.29 119 717.0 716 364 342 227 452 92Relie 2-1 5.88 20 41.1 40 29 27 14 33 6Home 23-21 3.54 68 384.1 345 159 151 110 274 36Saeco 19-18 3.43 54 328.0 296 132 125 88 227 31Road 16-25 5.25 71 374.0 411 234 218 131 211 62vs. TOR 0-3 6.49 5 26.1 27 19 19 15 15 3
 ABOUT VARGAS
…prounounced VAHR-gus.
29-year-old lety is making his Major League high 23rd starto the season tonight vs. the Jays; his 120th career start (ap-pearance #140).
Acquired rom the Mets in 3-team, 12-player trade 12/10/08.Selected by Marlins in 2nd round, 68th overall in ‘04 drat.Made ML debut w/1.0 shutout inning o relie 7/14/05 at PHI(with FLA)…frst ML start 7/18/05 at Arizona (5.0,4,3,2,4,3).Did not pitch during 2008 season, spending year recoveringrom surgery to repair the labrum in let hip…had surgeryMarch 17, 2008 & spent summer rehabbing at Mets minorleague acility in Port St. Lucie, FL.Played in college at LSU (2002), Cypress JC (2003) and Long Beach State(2004)…as junior at LBSU, went 7-4, 4.14 on mound & hit .354 with 14doubles, 5 home runs as the DH.
LAST START
…W#11 in Mariners 4-1 win over KC on July 26...allowed just 1 ER on 1 hits in 8.0 innings; only knock was a 3-0 RBI double toBilly Butler in the 4th...retired 13 o fnal 15 BF...6th consec. quality start.
IT’S GETTING HOT IN HERE
 Vargas
is 4-0, 1.46 (6 ER, 37.0 IP) in 5 GSin July this season, 5th-best July ERA in Major Leagues
and
1st
in the AL...had traditionally struggled in July; now has a career mark o 6-11, 4.99(81 ER, 146.0 IP) in July in 29 G, 21 GS...was 1-5, 5.09 in 6 GS in July 2011.
STREAKING
…is 4-0, 1.55 in last 4 GS (7/7-current)...the 4-game win-ning streak matches his career-high (fth time he’s done it)...also won4 consecutive decisions Sept. 8, 2011-April 6, 2012…Mariners havewon 16 o his last 26 starts dating back to Sept. 8, 2011 (14-7, 3.49;67 ER in 172.2 IP).
HE’S QUALITY 
 Vargas has recorded 6 consecutive quality starts, the longeststretch by a Mariners starter this season (Felix Hernandez, 5, 2x including7/8-current)...during this stretch is 4-0 with a 1.65 ERA (8 ER, 43.2 IP)...marksthe 4th time in career to toss at least 5 straight QS (last: 9/8/11-3/29/12)...hiscareer-high is 7, April 14-May 20, 2010.
THE STOPPER
…Vargas has taken the mound ollowing a Mariners loss in14 o his 22 starts this season, and had great success…the let-handerhas posted an 10-2 record with a 2.76 ERA (29 ER, 94.2 IP) in his 14starts ollowing a team loss.
NOT THE RECORD YOU WANT
…allowed 11 home runs in month o Juneto match the club record...joins Gaylord Perry (May, 1982), Scott Bank-head (May, 1987) & Jamie Moyer (May, 2004) as one o only our Mari-ners to allow 11 HR in a calendar month...Vargas’ June included a 5 HRallowed day (also matching a club record) 6/20 @Arizona.
LONG BALL WOES
…has allowed 25 home runs this season, tied or most inthe Majors (w/Phil Hughes, NYY)...3 pitchers have allowed 24.
RUN SUPPORT
…Mariners have scored 8 or more runs in 5 o his last 13 starts, including 3, 10-run games…Seattle scored 8 runs only once in Vargas’ previous 50 starts dating back to a 9-run outburst Aug. 21, 2010 at NYY…has still received 2 or ewer runs o support in 27 o his last54 starts…since start o 2009, has the 3rd-lowest run support average (min: 400 IP) in the Majors (2nd-lowest in AL) at 3.82 runs per game…only Doug Fister (3.71) has lower RSA by AL pitcher since ‘09.
HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS
…over the course o his career is 23-21 with a 3.54 ERA (151 ER, 384.1 IP) in 68 G/59 GS at home, and 16-25 with a 5.25 ERA in 71 G/60 GS on the road…in his career as a Mariner (since ‘09), is 19-18, 3.43 (125 ER, 328.0 IP) at Saeco Field, and14-20, 4.81 (162 ER, 303.1 IP) on the road.
2012 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
First Time Through --
taming opposing hitters in the frst time through the lineup, limiting opponents to a .213 batting average (39x183).Tossed at least 7.0 innings in 9 o 21 starts…2nd on team (Hernandez, 15) with 14 quality starts (6th in AL).W #10 7/21 @TB, 2-1...0 ER in 6.0 IP (allowed 1 un-earned run in 7th inning)...10th win matched career-high (also: 2011).6th career CG 7/7 at OAK (9.0,7,1,1,1,6,HR)…retired 13 straight A’s rom 3rd-7th…induced 4 GIDP to tie club record by a starter (9th time)…frst win since 6/4 at LAA (went 0-3, 6.00 in 5 starts between wins).Tied career-high with 10 K’s June 26 vs. OAK (ND, 6.2,3,2,2,2,10,HR)…struck out career-high 5 consecutive batters in the 1st-2nd innings.Tied a club record allowing 5 home runs June 20 at Arizona (4.1,9,10,10,2,2,5 HR).Allowed HR in a club-record 12 consecutive starts; May 14-July 16…old record was 10 consecutive by Jamie Moyer in 2004.Started back-to-back team games vs. the A’s, March 29 in Tokyo and April 6 in Oakland…became the frst Mariner to start consecutive teamgames since Gil Meche July 9 & July 14, 2006 (surrounding the All-Star break)…also just the 5th pitcher since 1980 to start back-to-backteam games vs. the same opponent, the previous being the Rangers Aaron Myette vs. the Orioles Sept. 3-4, 2002…Freddy Garcia startedconsecutive games or the Mariners vs. the Angels Sept. 10 & 18, 2001 due to the 9/11 cancellations.
 VARGAS’ 2012 STARTS
 
scrDT OPP SCR W-L IP H R ER BB SO HR left PC-K 
3/29 @OAK (Toyko) 1-4 ND 6.1 2 1 1 2 3 0 1-0 85-54
MARCH: 1 GS, 0-0, 1.42 6.1 2 1 1 2 3 0
4/6 @OAK 7-3 W (1-0) 5.1 5 2 2 1 3 1 7-2 91-584/12 @TEX 3-5 L (1-1) 6.2 7 4 4 1 6 1 2-3 90-624/18 CLE 4-1 W (2-1) 7.0 4 1 1 3 7 0 4-1 107-654/24 @DET 7-4 W (3-1) 6.0 6 4 4 1 4 2 5-4 94-614/29 @TOR 2-7 L (3-2) 6.0 4 2 2 3 4 1 1-2 111-60
APRIL: 5 GS, 3-2, 3.77 31.0 26 13 13 9 24 5
5/4 MIN 2-3 ND 6.1 4 1 1 2 5 0 2-0 103-635/9 DET 2-1 W (4-2) 8.0 5 1 1 0 6 0 2-1 90-665/14 @BOS 1-6 L (4-3) 6.0 7 5 5 3 3 2 0-5 103-625/19 @COL 10-3 W (5-3) 7.0 5 3 3 1 1 1 10-3 94-655/24 LAA 0-3 L (5-4) 7.0 7 3 3 0 6 1 0-3 106-715/29 @TEX 10-3 W (6-4) 6.2 5 3 3 3 2 1 4-3 101-61
MAY: 6 GS, 3-2, 3.51 41.0 33 16 16 9 23 5
6/4 @LAA 8-6 W (7-4) 5.2 9 4 4 2 8 2 7-3 106-676/9 LAD 3-8 L (7-5) 6.0 9 5 5 1 3 1 3-5 100-706/15 SF 2-4 L (7-6) 8.0 10 4 4 2 1 2 2-4 106-706/20 @ARI 10-14 L (7-7) 4.1 9 10 10 2 2 5 5-8 104-556/26 OAK 3-2 ND 6.2 3 2 2 2 10 1 2-1 103-65
JUNE: 5 GS, 1-3, 7.34 30.2 40 25 25 9 24 11
7/1 BOS 1-2 (10) ND 8.0 5 1 1 2 6 1 1-1 117-747/7 @OAK 7-1 W (8-7) 9.0 7 1 1 1 6 1 CG 107-667/16 @KC 9-4 W (9-7) 6.0 7 3 3 3 0 2 9-3 94-577/21 @TB 2-1 W (10-7) 6.0 7 1 0 3 5 0 2-1 108-677/26 KC 4-1 W (11-7) 8.0 1 1 1 3 5 0 4-1 115-67
JULY: 5 GS, 4-0, 1.46 37.0 27 7 6 12 22 4
LAST TIME AS A STARTERLAST START/WIN:
7/26 vs. KC (8.0,1,1,1,3,5)
LAST LOSS:
6/20, 10-14 at ARI (4.1,9,10,10,2,2,HR-5)
LAST ND:
7/1, 1-2 vs. BOS (8.0,5,1,1,2,6,HR)
LAST CG:
6x, last: 7/7 at OAK (9.0,7,1,1,1,6,HR)
LAST ShO:
3x, 7/1/11, 6-0 vs. SD (9.0,6,0,0,0,7)
CAREER HIGHSINNINGS:
9.0, 6x, last: 7/7/12 at OAK
HITS:
12, 2x, last: 7/14/11 vs TEX
RUNS:
10, 6/20/12 at ARI
STRIKEOUTS:
10, 9/26/11 vs. OAK
WALKS:
5, 5x, last: 7/20/11 at TOR
LOW-HIT GAME (CG):
3, 6/19/11 vs. PHI
LONGEST WIN STREAK:
4, 5x, last: 7/7/12-current
LONGEST LOSING STREAK:
9, 8/21/10-4/23/11
2012 MARINERS GAME NOTES TUESDAY JULY 31, 2012 VS. TORONTO BLUE JAYS PAGE 2
TOMORROW’S STARTER: RHP BLAKE BEAVAN (5-6, 5.54)
23-year-old right-hander will make his 16th start o the season in tomorrow vs. Jays...recorded win in 3 consecutive starts since being recalled rom AAA Tacoma, including W#6 in last start 7/27 vs. KC, 6-1 (6.2,4,1,1,1,6)...one o best GS o his young career July 22 at TB (8.0,4,1,1,0,5) in 2-1 win...recalled rom Triple-A Tacoma prior to start July 17...in 6 starts in Tacoma was 4-0, 2.61 ERA (11 ER, 38.0 IP) with 15 strikeouts…s
truck out career-high7 batters May 20 at Colorado...
was losing pitcher when Philip Humber tossed a perect game vs. the Mariners on April 21…Made Mariners OpeningDay roster and was slotted as the No. 4 pitcher in the starting rotation...
vs. TOR -
Making his 3rd career start vs. TOR, including his 2nd start o theseason...is 0-1 with a 6.75 ERA (8 ER, 10.2 IP) in 2 starts vs. the Jays...ND at TOR 4/27/12 (5.2,7,3,3,0,4).
 VARGAS vs. JAYS
Making his 6th career start vs. the Jays, second this season...all 6have come since start o 2010 season…is 0-3, 6.49 in 5 career startsvs. TOR (26.1 IP, 19 ER)…tagged with loss 4/29/12 despite allowing just 2 R in 6.0 IP (see above)…had ND in 1st 2 career GS despiteposting a 2.70 ERA (13.1 IP, 4 ER)...is 0-1, 6.23 in 3 career starts vs.Jays in Saeco Field (17.1 IP, 12 ER).
AVG AB H HR RBI BB SO
J.P. Arencibia .000 4 0 0 0 1 2
J. Bautista .100 10 1 1 2 6 2
R. Davis .000 8 0 0 0 1 3
E. Encarnacion .385 13 5 2 5 4 1
Y. Escobar .182 11 2 0 2 1 1K. Johnson .500 2 1 0 1 1 0B. Lawrie .200 5 1 0 1 0 1
 A. Lind .182 11 2 0 0 0 1
J. Mathis .067 15 1 0 0 0 6
C. Rasmus .286 7 2 0 3 0 2
O. Vizquel .667 3 2 0 0 0 0
 
TEAM PITCHING
W-L ERA CG/SV IP H R ER BB-I SO HR
Season Totals 48-57 3.77 4/26 944.1 858 420 396 298-28 786 112Starters 33-40 4.05 4/0 644.2 611 304 290 185-7 483 81Relievers 15-17 3.18 0/26 299.2 247 116 106 113-21 303 31Saeco 23-29 3.04 2/13 471.0 377 169 159 138-13 407 40Road 25-28 4.51 2/13 473.1 481 251 237 160-15 379 72March 1-1 2.37 0/1 19.0 13 5 5 2-0 15 3 April 10-12 4.26 0/6 196.1 190 98 93 62-6 157 25May 12-17 3.84 1/3 253.1 217 113 108 83-2 192 30June 11-16 4.31 1/7 242.0 245 128 116 82-11 225 36July 14-11 2.85 2/9 233.2 193 76 74 69-7 197 18
2012 MARINERS GAME NOTES TUESDAY JULY 31, 2012 VS. TORONTO BLUE JAYS PAGE 3
MARINERS BULLPEN BRIEFS
PITCHER LAST APP. IP,H,R,ER,BB,K LAST WIN LAST SAVE LAST LOSS SV/OPP 1st BF/RETIRED RI/STRANDED
58-Capps, rhp --- --- None None None 0/0 (.000) --- ---41-Furbush, lhp - DL 7/17 at KC 0.1,0,0,0,0,0 6/26 vs. OAK None 7/3 vs. BAL 0/0 (.000) 34/23 (.676) 22/15 (.682)23-Kelley, rhp 7/25 vs. NYY 0.2,2,1,1,1,1 6/30/12 vs. BOS None 6/1 at CWS 0/2 (.000) 32/23 (.719) 21/11 (.524)53-Kinney, rhp 7/30 vs. TOR 0.2,0,0,0,1,2 6/27/09 vs. MIN None 7/18/12 at KC 0/0 (.000) 9/7 (.778) 3/3 (1.000)44-Luetge, lhp 7/30 vs. TOR 0.1,0,0,0,0,0 (S) 4/11 at TEX 7/30 vs. TOR 7/25 vs. NYY 1/1 (1.000) 43/30 (.698) 34/30 (.882)36-Perez, lhp 7/29 vs. KC (W) 0.1,1,0,0,0,1 7/29 vs. KC None 7/8 at OAK 0/1 (.000) 16/10 (.625) 9/6 (.667)46-Pryor, rhp 6/12 vs SD 0.1,1,0,0,0,0
 
6/8 vs. LAD
 
None
 
None 0/0 (.000) 6/6 (1.000) 7/5 (.714)54-Wilhelmsen, rhp 7/29 vs. KC (S) 1.0,1,1,1,1,1 6/30 vs. BOS 7/29 vs. KC 7/20 at TB 14/16 (.875) 48/37 (.771) 9/5 (.556)
*as a starter 
Team Bullpen Totals 26/39 (.667) 291/201 (.691) 141/100 (.709)
#58 - CARTER CAPPS, RHP 2012:
Will be making MLB debut
 Career-High/2012 IP:
- - -Selected rom AAA Tacoma today…made 1 appearance with Tacoma strikingout 3 o 4 batters aced 7/30 at Tucson
.Promoted rom AA Jackson to AAA Tacoma on July 27.With Jackson went 2-3 with 19 saves and 1.26 ERA (7 ER, 50.0 IP)…allowed 2 ERover fnal 29 apps (37.1 IP) or a 0.48 ERA.Leads all Mariners armhands and the Southern League with 19 saves, and wastops among Southern League relievers in strikeouts per 9.0 innings (12.96/72K, 50.0 IP), 3rd in games fnished (31) and 5th-lowest in walks per 9.0 innings(2.16/12 BB, 50.0 IP).With MLB debut will become 2nd player rom 2011 drat to play in MLB (Bauer).3rd-round supplemental selection (121 overall) in the 2011 First-Year Player Dratout o Mount Olive College (NC)…2011 NCAA Division II Pitcher o the Year.
#41 - CHARLIE FURBUSH, LHP 2012:
34 G, 4-2, 2.17 ERA, 0-0 SV, 3 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
4.0 IP (5/29/11 vs. NYY)
2012-hi IP:
2.2 IP (6/10 vs. LAD)
Placed on DL 7/18 with strained let tricep; let game on 7/17 ater retiring theonly batter he aced in the 7th inning…eligible to come o DL 8/2.Allowed 2 ER over last 21 G (24.1 IP) or a 0.74 ERA & .111 OPP AVG (9x81).Let-handed batters are 9-or-58 (.155) w/27 K’s vs. Furbush this season.Struck out at least one batter in 19 consecutive outings, 5/13-7/3.
L #2 7/3 vs. BAL; allowed 2-out HR in T9, snapping 16 G (22.2 IP) scoreless streak.
Did not allowed a run over 16 appearances (22.2 consecutive ShO IP, 5/15-6/30)…had streak o 11.1 consecutive hitless innings snapped 6/14 vs. SD.
W#4 6/26 vs. OAK, 2 BB & 3 K’s in 1.0 inning…2.0 perect IP 6/24 at SD (2 K’s).
W #3 6/19 at ARI w/2.0 perect innings (6 BF, 4 K).
Combined with Millwood, Pryor, Luetge, League and Wilhelmsen on no-hitter 6/8vs. LAD… tied a ML record by using 6 pitchers in 4th no-hitter in ML this season.
#23 - SHAWN KELLEY, RHP 2012:
32 G, 2-2, 3.77 ERA, 0-2 SV, 4 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
2.1-2x (last: 5/30/10 at LAA)
2012-Hi IP:
2.0-4x (6/29 vs. BOS)
Stranded runner and recorded 4th hold 7/21 at TB (0.2 Sho IP).2-1, 3.42 (9 ER, 23.2 IP) in last 28 G…6 H over last 9.0 IP (11 G), 1 IBB, 9 K.Allowed runs in back-to-back games (7/16-17) ater 7 consec. ShO apps.W#2 with scoreless 11th inning 6/30 vs. BOS, 2 strikeouts.Retire all 6 BF in season-hi tying 2.0 IP 6/29 vs. BOS.1.1 ShO IP (4 H) 6/6 at LAA…2 ER in 0.1 IP 6/4 at LAA…2 K’s in 1-2-3 9th inning6/3 at CWS…L#2 6/1 at CWS allowing 3 UER in 8th inning (1.0,2,3,0,2,1).With Rainiers: 1-0, 1.23, 4 SV in 9 G (14.2 IP, 2 ER) w/19 SO and just 4 BB.L #1 3/29 at OAK (in Tokyo) allowing go-ahead 2R HR to Y. Cespedes.Missed most o 2011 (3/30-8/10) ater partial “Tommy John” surgery (9/1/10).
#53 - JOSH KINNEY, RHP 2012:
9 G, 0-1, 2.35 ERA, 0-0 SV, 2 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (8/19/11 vs. TEX)
2012-Hi IP:
2.2 IP (7/20 at TB)
Struck out frst 2 and walked 1 in 0.2 IP 7/30 vs. TOR (9th inning).Averaging 12.9 K/9.0 IP (11 K, 7.2 IP), striking out 1/3 o BF (11 o 33).Tossed 2.1 ShO IP (3 BB, 3 K) 7/20 at TB…T2nd-longest outing o career.1.0 ShO IP 7/13 vs. TEX…Made 2012 debut 7/3 vs. BAL; retired only BF.Selected rom AAA Tacoma June 30 (Ramirez DL, Adam Moore DFA).AAA Tacoma: 1-0, 2.70 ERA (11 ER, 36.2 IP) with 38 K’s in 27 games.Held opponents scoreless in 21 o 27 G, including 13 o last 15 relie games.Since May 13, he was 1-0 with 2 saves and a 1.80 ERA (4 ER, 20.0 IP).Kinney signed with Mariners as a Minor League ree agent on Dec. 12, 2011.
#44 - LUCAS LUETGE, LHP 2012:
43 G, 1-1, 1.86 ERA, 1-1 SV, 8 HLD
Career-High/2012 IP:
2.0 (6/3 at CWS)Last name pronunciation: LIT-geeRecorded frst career save 7/30 vs. TOR (1 BF).Stranded 30 o 34 inherited runners…aced only 1 batter in 14 o 43 outings.Let-handed hitters are 9-or-58 (.155) w/9 BB (1 IBB), 21 K, GDP.
Did not allow an ER in 1st 25 G (1 UER), setting club record to begin acareer…also club record for most apps w/o ER to start a season
.Allowed 1st ER o season 6/19 at ARI (1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 ER).
Combined with Millwood, Furbursh, Pryor, League & Wilhelmsen on no-hitter 6/8vs. LAD…tied a ML record by using 6 pitchers in 4th no-hitter in ML this season.
1st career MLB win
4/11 at TEX w/1.1 IP ShO (1 H, 2 SO).Made ML debut 4/7 at OAK; K’d J. Reddick on 3 pitches only BF (stranded 2).Selected by Seattle in Major League phase o the Rule 5 Drat, Dec. 8, 2011.
#36 - OLIVER PEREZ, LHP 2012:
16 G, 1-2, 2.57 ERA, 0-1 SV, 3 HLD
 Career-Hi IP:
2.2 (5/31/10 at SD) as reliever
‘12-High IP:
2.1 (7/3 vs. BAL)Allowed only 1 hit in last 5 appearances (1x10, BB, 4 K) since 7/20.Recorded win 7/29 vs. KC, frst MLB win since 8/18/09 vs. ATL (w/NYM).When tossing at least 1.0 inning has 0.84 ERA (1 ER, 10.2 IP) with 10 K’s…when tossing less than 1.0 inning has 8.10 ERA (3 ER, 3.1 IP) with 5 K’s.L#2 7/8 at OAK, allowing W/O 2B to Reddick in B13th.1.1 ShO IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K…frst MLB appearance since Oct. 3, 2010 w/ NYM.AAA Tacoma: 2-2 with 1 SV & a 4.65 ERA (16 ER, 31.0 IP) with 42 K’S in 22 G.12.19 strikeouts per 9.0 innings ratio led all PCL relievers (42 K, 31.0 IP).Veteran o 9 ML seasons with SD (2002-03), PIT (2003-06) & NYM (2006-10).
#46 - STEPHEN PRYOR, RHP 2012:
6 G, 1-0, 1.69, 0-0 SV, 1 HLD
 Career-High/2012 IP:
1.2 IP (6/6 at LAA)
Recalled rom AAA Tacoma today…has not allowed a run in 20.0 AAA innings.With Tacoma held opp to 0-or-34 with runners on base & 0-or-13 with RISP.On DL June 13-July 21 with a strained let groin…rehab at High Desert & Tacoma.Combined with Millwood, Furbursh, Luetge, League & Wilhelmsen on no-hitter 6/8vs. LAD…tied a ML record by using 6 pitchers in 4th no-hitter in ML this season.Recorded frst career win (0.1,0,0,0,2,1) in no-no 6/8…
is third pitcher to earn hisfrst MLB win in a no-hitter (also: Bobo Holloman & Wilson Alvarez).Made MLB debut 6/2 at CWS (1.1,1,1,1,0,2)…struck out Paul Konerko on 100mph astball with 2 outs, 2 runners on base in frst batter aced.Selected rom AAA Tacoma 6/1 (Delabar optioned 5/30).
Promoted to AAA on May 8…was 0-0, 7 SV, 1.13 ERA in 16.0 IP (11 G) w/Generals.Was Mariners 5th round selection in 2010 June Drat out o Cleveland St. CC (TN).Was 4-3 w/24 saves, 2.87 ERA (36.0 ER, 113.0 IP) in 82 career MiLB games.
#54 - TOM WILHELMSEN, RHP 2012:
48 G, 3-2, 2.52 ERA, 14-16 SV, 7 HLD
 Career-Hi IP:
3.0-3x (last: 6/2 at CWS)
‘12-High IP:
3.0 (6/2 at CWS)Among AL relievers is 2nd with 64 K’s & 1st w/ 53.2 IP.Has a 1.07 ERA (3 ER, 25.1 IP) since taking over closer role on 6/4.Recorded 3 saves in 4-game series vs. KC July 25-29.Had streak o 24.0 consecutive scoreless innings snapped 7/20 at TB…T5th-longest scoreless streak in club history, and T2nd-longest by reliever.SV#8 7/17 @KC, 1-2-3 9th...SV#7 7/2 vs. BAL…SV#6 6/26 vs. OAK, 1-2-3 IP.W #3 6/17 vs. SF, tossing scoreless 9th inning (1.0,1,0,0,2,1).
Combined with Millwood, Furbursh, Pryor, Luetge & League on no-hitter 6/8 vs.LAD, recording SV#3 (1.0,0,0,0,0,0)…tied a ML record by using 6 pitchers.
1st career SV 6/4 at LAA; retired Pujols & Trumbo with tying runs on 2nd/3rdin 8th, then tossed 9th (1.2 IP, 2 K).
MARINERS STARTING PITCHERS BREAKDOWN
Run W/L TeamPitcher Last Start Result Streak GS Supp. Avg IP/GS P/GS SB/CS K/9 BB/9 QS GB/FB GIDP After Loss Record
49-Beavan, rhp 7/27 vs. KC W W3 15 6.07 5.5 85.8 8/1 4.77 1.30 6 103/130 7 0-5 8-734-Hernandez, rhp 7/29 vs. KC ND W5 22 4.05 7.0 104.0 13/6 8.88 2.38 15 197/136 16 7-4 12-1018-Iwakuma, rhp 7/30 vs. TOR W W1 5 3.10 5.8 90.6 1/4 8.38 4.03 2 38/26 3 0-0 2-325-Millwood 7/28 vs. KC W W1 19 4.14 5.8 92.2 15/2 6.48 3.20 10 160/126 12 3-4 7-1345-Noesi, rhp 7/4 vs. BAL L L8 17 3.44 5.7 89.9 6/5 5.59 3.16 7 110/142 7 1-7 5-1250-Ramirez, rhp 6/30 vs. BOS ND L2 4 3.66 4.9 79.0 2/0 9.15 1.37 1 19/23 2 0-2 2-238-Vargas, lhp 7/26 vs. KC W W4 22 4.99 6.6 101.9 6/6 5.92 2.53 14 180/180 19 10-2 12-10
Team No. Hernandez Vargas Noesi Beavan Millwood Ramirez IwakumaINNINGS (Team Rec.) (Starter’s Rec.)
0.0-4.2 14 (5-9) 1 (0-1) 1 (0-1) 4 (0-2) 3 (0-2) 3 (0-1) 2 (0-0) 0 (0-0)5.0-5.2 22 (7-15) 2 (0-0) 2 (2-0) 4 (0-3) 4 (1-2) 6 (0-3) 1 (0-1) 3 (0-1)6.0-6.2 28 (11-17) 4 (1-3) 11 (4-4) 3 (0-2) 5 (3-2) 6 (2-2) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-0)7.0-7.2 19 (10-9) 7 (3-1) 3 (2-1) 3 (1-2) 2 (1-0) 4 (1-2) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0)8.0-9.0 20 (13-7) 8 (5-0) 5 (3-1) 3 (1-2) 1 (1-0) 1 (1-0) 1 (0-1) 1 (1-0)Total Starts 105 (48-57) 22 (9-5) 22 (11-7) 17 (2-11) 15 (6-6) 20 (4-8) 4 (0-2) 5 (1-1)
Runs scored/start: 3.96 (416 R) 4.05 (89 R) 4.45 (98 R) 3.18 (54 R) 4.80 (72 R) 3.55 (71 R) 4.25 (17 R) 3.00 (15 R)
Team’s record when starting: 12-10 12-10 5-12 8-7 7-13 2-2 2-3

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