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04.11.14 Game Notes

04.11.14 Game Notes

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Mariners Game Notes - April 11 vs. Oakland
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TONIGHT’S TILT
…the Mariners continue their season-opening homestand tonight with the 󿬁rst of three games vs. the A’s…tonight is the third game (1-1) of a 5-game homestand that began with a two-game series vs. Los Angeles (AL)…tonight’s game will be televised on
ROOT SPORTS
 in high de󿬁nition & broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network.
ODDS AND ENDS
…Mariners are 4-2 on the road and 1-1 at home this season…opened the season with 3-game sweep of the Angels at Anaheim, the 󿬁rst 3-0 start since 1995.
Division Rivals
 – Open the season with 16 consecutive games against an AL West foe: LAA - 5 G (4-1), OAK - 7 G (1-2), TEX - 4 G…28 of 󿬁rst 34 games of the 2014 season are against division opponents.
Road Warriors
 – Mariners will play 23 of 󿬁rst 34 games of the season on the road.
Closing Time
 –
Fernando Rodney
has recorded 88 saves since 2012, 3rd-most in baseball.
• ERA 
 – Mariners rank 2nd in the AL with a 2.59 ERA, allowing 3 or fewer runs in 7 of 8 games.
5 is the Magic Number
– Seattle has scored 5+ runs in 4 of 8 games; are 4-0…3rd in AL with 4.88 RPG.
K Rate
 –
Danny Farquhar
 is averaging 12.34 K/9.0 IP in his career, 5th-highest all-time (min. 250 BF).
• Southpaws
 – the Mariners are 3-0 vs. left-handed starters so far this season.
2 OUTS, SO WHAT
…the Mariners have scored 26 of their 39 runs (66.7%) of their runs with two outs this season…the 26 2-out RBI lead the American League (2nd-most is CWS with 19) and rank 2nd in the Majors behind the Giants (36)…batting .270 (25x92) with 16 extra-base hits with 2 outs…
Justin Smoak
leads the AL with 8 2-out RBI, while
Corey Hart
 and
Brad Miller
 are T4th with 5.
GREEN MEANS GO
...
Felix Hernandez
 is 16-7, 2.60 (60 ER, 208.0 IP) in 30 career starts vs. the A’s...the 16 wins is his most vs. any team (TEX, 12)...in his last 17 starts (dating back to 9/29/09) Felix is 9-3, 2.36 (32 ER, 122.0 IP)...he defeated the A’s 3-1 on April 5 this season, tossing 8.1 IP (1 ER).
GO BIG
...in the season’s 󿬁rst eight games, Seattle has had nearly as many multi-run innings (9) as single run innings (10)...Seattle already has a 6-run inning, three 4-run innings, a 3-run inning and four 2-run innings.
KEEP THE STRING ALIVE
...Seattle is 5-3 this season, but has not lost back-to-back games yet.
RUNS COULD BE AT A PREMIUM
...this series matches up the top-two AL teams in earned run average...Oakland enters with a 2.30 team ERA, tops in the AL, and Seattle is second at 2.59.
FELIX 2-0
Felix Hernandez
 is 2-0 with a 1.88 ERA (3 ER, 14.1 IP) in his two starts this season…marks the second time in his 10 Major League seasons to open a season by winning his 󿬁rst two starts…was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA in his 󿬁rst two starts of the 2007 season (0 runs allowed in 17.0 innings vs. the A’s and Red Sox)…Felix is scheduled to make his third start of the season tonight vs. the Oakland A’s, the 󿬁rst King’s Court game of the season (mariners.com/kingscourt)...has never started a season 3-0 in 3 starts.
SHUTDOWN BULLPEN
…the Mariners bullpen has combined to toss 8.0 scoreless innings over the last two games…the scoreless streak has lowered the bullpen ERA to 1.75 (5 ER, 25.2 IP), the lowest mark in the AL, and the third-lowest mark in the Majors (MIL, 0.98; WAS 1.59).
START IT UP
…the Mariners starters have been solid as well, posting the win in each of the Mariners 5 victories this season…rank 4th in the AL with a 3.04 ERA and 2nd with a .202 opponent batting avg.
SMOAK’IN
Justin Smoak
leads the team and is T3rd in the American League with 9 RBI…8 of his 9 RBI have come with 2 outs, leading the AL in 2-out RBI…Smoak is batting .300 (9x30) with 5 extra-base hits (2B - 3, HR - 2)…he has recorded his 9 RBI while starting all 8 games at 󿬁rst base; did not record his 9th RBI last season until June 18 (47 games)…the switch-hitter is batting .222 (4x18) with 2 HR, 5 RBI from the left side (vs. RHP) and .417 (5x12), 2 2B, 4 RBI as a RH batter (vs. LHP).
IRON MAN CANO
Robinson Cano
 has started all 8 games this season at second base, and over the last 8 seasons (since 2007), has appeared in 1,128 out of a possible 1,142 team games…since 2007 is T2nd in the Majors in games played behind Prince Fielder (1,135) and tied with Adrian Gonzalez.
#CHANGE THE GAME
Felix Hernandez
 spent a chunk of his off-day yesterday with Grammy  Award winning artist Macklemore and a group of students from Bellevue’s Highland Middle School launching an anti-bullying campaign...the campaign will include public service announcements that will be distributed to TV and radio stations throughout the Paci󿬁c Northwest, as well as an educational component for schools...full information is available at
mariners.com/changethegame
.
GOOD START
Corey Hart
hit a pair of home runs and drove in 4 of the 5 runs in the 5-3 win over the Angels in the home opener…Hart became the 󿬁rst
Mariners player
 to record 2 home runs in his 󿬁rst game at Safeco Field…8 previous opposing players have recorded a multi-homer game in their Safeco Field debut (last: Starling Marte, PIT, 6/25/13).
 AS YOU KNOW
...
Felix Hernandez
 is 2-0, and starting tonight’s game, the Mariners 9th game of the season, but
DID YOU KNOW?
…that no Mariners pitcher (starter or reliever) has ever recorded 3 wins in Seattle’s 󿬁rst nine games of a season?...in the past decade, only 󿬁ve starters have turned the trick: Justin Masterson (CLE, 2013); Jered Weaver (LAA, 2011); CC Sabathia (CLE, 2007); Kevin Brown (NYY, 2004); and Victor Zambrano (TB, 2004)...
NY and TB opened early in Japan in 2004
.
TONIGHT’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: LHP Tommy Milone (‘14 debut) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez (2-0, 1.88)
7:10 p.m. Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle / Mariners.com TV:
 ROOT SPORTS
Day Date Opp. Time Mariners Pitcher Opposing Pitcher TELEVISION
Saturday April 12 OAK 6:10 pm RH
Erasmo Ramirez
(1-1, 5.73) vs. RH Sonny Gray (1-0, 0.75)
ROOT SPORTS
Sunday April 13 OAK 1:10 pm RH
Chris Young
 (0-0, 0.00) vs. LH Scott Kazmir (2-0, 2.03)
ROOT SPORTS All game broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network…SAP in Spanish on ROOT SPORTS for all home games
ELITE COMPANY 
in his last start,
Felix Hernandez
passed Randy Johnson in career innings pitched with the Mariners...Felix is now second on the Mariners all-time innings pitched list, behind Jamie Moyer...Felix is in his 10th season with Seattle; Randy also pitched 10 years, while Jamie spent 11 seasons with Seattle.
 All-Time Innings Pitched with Seattle:
Jamie Moyer (1996-06) .........2093.0 IP
Felix Hernandez (2005-c) ..1839.0 IP
Randy Johnson (1989-98) ....1838.1 IP
NICE START
The Mariners are 5-3 to open the season…here is a look at the best 8 and 9-game records in club history:
Best Record after 8 Games:
6-2 .......2009, 2001, 1995, 1985, 1984
Best Record after 9 Games:
7-2 .....................................2009, 20016-3 .................................5x, last: 2002
 AL RBI LEADERS
Justin Smoak
 ranks T3rd in the  American League with 9 RBI:1. Jose Abreu, CWS .......................142. Chris Colabello, MIN...................113.
Justin Smoak
, SEA......................9 Brandon Moss, OAK .....................9 Alexi Ramirez, CWS ......................9 Alex Gordon, KC ...........................9
RISP
Seattle is batting .302 (19x63) w/ 6 2B, 1 3B, 5 HR, 33 RBI w/ RISP, 3rd-best in the  AL behind Texas (.321) and Oakland (316).
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
1.75
Mariners bullpen leads the American League with a 1.75 ERA 
.
16
Felix Hernandez
is 16-7 in 30 starts vs. the A’s, his most wins vs. any club.
12.34
Danny Farquhar
 is averaging 12.34 K/9.0 IP in his career (52 appearances).
26
Mariners have scored 26 of 39 runs this season (66.7%) with 2 outs…
Justin Smoak
is tied for the MLB lead with 8 2-out RBI.
 VS. THE ATHLETICS
Tonight is the 4th of 19 games between the Mariners and Athletics this season, the 󿬁rst in Seattle…7 of the Mariners 󿬁rst 12 games will be vs. the Athletics…Seattle went 11-8 vs. the Athletics last season, including a 5-4 record here at home.
 Year Home Road Totals
2014 -- 1-2 1-22013 5-4 6-4 11-82012 3-6 4-6 7-12
 All-Time 133-139 103-175 236-314
Friday, April 11, 2014 Game #9 (5-3) Safeco Field
OAKLAND ATHLETICS (6-3) vs. SEATTLE MARINERS (5-3)
Home #3 (1-1)
RUNS WITH OUTS
 0 1 2 Total
2014 1 2 26 39
 3% 31% 67%
2013 171 234 219 624
 27% 38% 35%
 
 2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES • FRIDAY APRIL 11, 2014 • VS. OAKLAND ATHLETICS • PAGE 2
TONIGHT’S MARINERS STARTERRHP FELIX HERNANDEZ
2014 Breakdown:
 W-L ERA GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 2-0 1.88 2 14.1 10 4 3 2 19 2Home -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --Road 2-0 1.88 2 14.1 10 4 3 2 19 2vs. OAK 1-0 1.08 1 8.1 6 1 1 1 8 1
Career Breakdown:
 W-L ERA GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 112-86 3.19 271 1839.0 1679 726 651 528 1722 147Home 56-41 3.19 134 924.2 845 353 328 248 894 73Road 56-45 3.18 137 914.1 834 373 323 280 828 74vs. OAK 16-7 2.60 30 208.0 175 68 60 58 201 16
 ABOUT KING FELIX 
…28-year-old right-hander is making third start of the season tonight vs. the A’s.Signed a 7-year deal through the 2019 season on Feb. 13, 2013.In 2010 won the
 AL Cy Young
, garnering 21 of 28 󿬁rst-place votes…joined Randy Johnson (1995) as only Mariners to win the Cy Young…named
Sporting News
 AL Pitcher of the Year.ML debut Aug. 4, 2005 at Detroit…Safeco debut vs. MIN Aug. 9, 2005…youngest MLB pitcher since Jose Rijo worked as reliever in ‘84 (19 years, 54 days old on 7/6/84 at MIN).At 19 years, 118 days old at debut, was the 3rd-youngest player to debut in Mariners history & 2nd-youngest pitcher.Born in Valencia, VZ…signed as 16-year-old non-drafted free agent July 4, 2002.Selected to AL squad in 2009, 2011, 2012 & 2013 ASG.Threw the 󿬁rst Perfect Game in Mariners history, and 23rd in ML history, Aug. 15, 2012 in a 1-0 victory over Tampa Bay at Safeco Field (9.0,0,0,0,0,12)…7th PG in MLB history to be decided in a 1-0 game, and 1st in the AL since 1984.Tossed at least 6.0 IP in 219 of 271 GS (80.8%)…pitched at least 6.0 innings in 24 of 31 starts last season (77.4%), including 22 quality starts (181 career quality starts).Owns a 21-11, 2.54 ERA record in the opening month of the season (March/April) during his career…was 3-2 with a 1.90 ERA (9 ER, 42.2 IP) in 6 starts last April.
MOVE OVER, RANDY 
...with his last start, Felix has tossed 1,839.0 innings in his Mariners career, passing
Randy John-son
 (1,838.1)...trails just
Jamie Moyer
 (2,093.0) for the all-time innings pitched lead in club history.
RACKING UP OAKLAND K’S
…Felix has struck out 201 A’s hit-ters in his career, the most among active pitchers ( 
John Lack-ey 
, 161)...his 16 wins against Oakland are 2nd best (Lackey, 19) & his 2.60 ERA ranks 3rd ( 
E. Santana
, 2.12 & Lackey, 2.23).
LAST TIME OUT
…earned W#2 at Oakland on April 5 (8.1,6,1,1,1,8,HR)...cruised through 8.0 innings before Jed Lowrie homered to lead off the 9th inning then Bran-don Moss singled...after retiring Yoenis Cespedes, Fernando Rodney struck out the 󿬁nal two to complete the win...Felix had 8 strikeouts through 󿬁rst 6.0 innings.
SAFECO SUPREMACY 
…Felix’s 56 career wins at Safeco Field are the most in park history, he passed
Jamie Moyer
 (55)...also ranks 1st in starts (134), innings (924.2), strikeouts (.894), shutouts (4) & complete games (10).
 VENEZUELAN LEADER
...
Felix Hernandez
 is the all-time ERA leader for pitchers from Venezuela...his 3.1859 ERA (651 ER, 1839.0 IP) ranks ahead of fellow country-men
Johan Santana
 (3.203 ERA),
Carlos Zambrano
 (3.66),
Wilson Alvarez
 (3.96),
Kelvim Escobar
 (4.15) and
Freddy Garcia
 (4.15) among pitchers with a minimum of 1500.0 innings.
 YEAR 10 ALREADY 
…believe it or not, this is the 10th season that Felix will be pitch in the Majors Leagues…since making his debut on Aug. 4, 2005, he has is 112-86 with a 3.19 ERA and 1,722 strikeouts.
GOODBYE 27
…Felix turned 28 on Tuesday…according to the
Elias Sports Bureau
, his 1,722 strikeouts are 4th-most all-time by a pitcher before their turning 28…trails only Sam McDowell (1,956), Bert Blyleven (1,910) & Walter Johnson (1,886).
OPENING DAY 
…earned W#1 in the season opener March 31 at LA Angels…allowed 3 runs (2 ER) in 6.0 innings, striking out 11 and walking only 1 batter…allowed a leadoff single followed by a 2-run Mike Trout home run in the 󿬁rst inning, and then settled in to allow 1 run (unearned) and 2 hits the rest of the way…improved to 5-0, 1.52 ERA in his 7 career Opening Day starts
…Felix holds club Opening Day records for starts (7), consecutive starts (6), wins (5) and strikeouts (52).
SPRING TRAINING
…went 2-0 with a 4.73 ERA (7 ER, 13.1 IP) in 4 Cactus League starts…recorded 13 strikeouts and walked 3 batters…also threw in a minor league game on March 20…made is 󿬁nal spring appearance March 25 at Kansas City (5.0,5,3,3,0,6).
DOUBLE-DIGITS STRIKEOUTS
…recorded 11 strikeouts on Opening Day at LAA, the 27th career double-digit strikeout performance of his career…recorded 󿬁ve 10+ strikeout starts last season, including 2 of his last 5 starts…has recorded 24 double-digits strikeout games since the start of the 2009 season, tied for 2nd-most in baseball behind only Cliff Lee (26) and tied with Justin Verlander and Tim Lincecum.
BASEBALL TONIGHT
…ESPN’s Baseball Tonight came out with their annual player rankings, and Felix was the No. 5 player and the top right-handed pitcher…ESPN’s top 5 were Mike Trout (LAA), Miguel Cabrera (DET), Clayton Kershaw (LAD), Andrew McCutchen (PIT) and Felix…teammate
Robin-son Cano
was No. 7 on the list and the top second baseman.
LAST TIMELAST START/WIN:
4/5 at OAK (8.1,6,1,1,1,8,HR)
LAST ND:
9/27/13, 2-8 vs. OAK (6.0,5,3,3,1,6,HR)
LAST LOSS:
9/27/13, 2-8 vs. OAK (6.0,5,3,3,1,6,HR)
LAST CG:
 (23x) 8/27/12, 1-0 at MIN (9.0,5,0,0,1,5)
LAST ShO:
(9x) 8/27/12, 1-0 at MIN (9.0,5,0,0,1,5)
CAREER HIGHSINNINGS:
 9.0, 21x, last: 7/26/13 vs. MIN (ND)
HITS:
13, 2x, last: 9/24/08 vs. LAA 
RUNS:
 10, 5/16/06 at OAK
STRIKEOUTS:
13, 3x, last: 6/28/12 vs. BOS
WALKS:
 6, 3x, last: 4/5/10 at OAK
LOW-HIT GAME (CG):
 0, 8/15/12 vs. TB -- Perfect Game
LONGEST WIN STREAK:
 9, 2x, last: 6/23/12-8/27/12
LONGEST LOSING STREAK:
5, 2x, last: 8/17-9/27/13
HERNANDEZ’s 2014 GAME-BY-GAME
 
scrDT OPP SCR W-L IP H R ER BB SO HR left PC-K 
3/31 @LAA 10-3 W (1-0) 6.0 4 3 2 1 11 1 4-3 103-664/5 @OAK 3-1 W (1-0) 8.1 6 1 1 1 8 1 3-1 101-72
MAR/APR 2 GS, 2-0, 1.88 14.1 10 4 3 2 19 2
2013 GAME-BY-GAME
 
scrDT OPP SCR W-L IP H R ER BB SO HR left PC-K 
4/1 @OAK 2-0 W (1-0) 7.2 3 0 0 1 8 0 2-0 109-694/6 @CWS 3-4 L (1-1) 6.1 6 4 4 2 3 1 1-3 108-664/11 TEX 3-4 L (1-2) 6.2 10 4 3 2 5 1 2-4 113-774/17 DET 1-2 (14) ND 8.0 5 1 1 0 12 0 1-1 106-764/22 @HOU 7-1 W (2-2) 6.0 5 0 0 1 9 0 7-0 93-584/27 LAA 3-2 W (3-2) 8.0 5 2 1 1 7 1 3-2 95-66
APRIL 6 GS, 3-2, 1.90 42.2 34 11 9 7 44 3
5/3 @TOR 4-0 W (4-2) 8.0 5 0 0 0 7 0 4-0 95-635/8 @PIT 2-1 W (5-2) 8.0 6 1 1 1 5 0 2-1 97-685/14 @NYY 3-4 ND 6.0 5 1 1 2 8 0 3-1 97-615/19 @CLE 0-6 L (5-3) 6.0 8 6 5 2 8 1 0-6 107-68 5/25 TEX 2-5 L (5-4) 5.2 11 5 5 1 9 1 2-4 114-695/30 @SD 7-1 W (6-4) 8.0 3 1 1 3 6 0 7-1 110-70
MAY 6 GS, 3-2, 2.88 40.2 38 14 13 9 43 2
6/4 CWS 7-4 W (7-4) 7.1 6 4 4 1 8 1 6-3 108-676/9 NYY 1-2 ND 7.0 5 1 1 2 7 0 1-1 108-666/15 @OAK 4-0 W (8-4) 7.0 5 0 0 1 8 0 4-0 108-686/20 @LAA 9-10 ND 5.0 12 7 6 0 2 2 8-7 87-556/26 PIT 2-4 ND 7.0 6 2 2 2 11 1 2-2 108-69
JUNE 5 GS, 2-0, 3.51 33.1 34 14 13 6 36 4
7/3 @TEX 4-2 (10) ND 7.0 7 2 2 2 7 2 2-2 107-717/8 BOS 11-4 W (9-4) 7.0 6 2 2 2 6 0 10-2 103-637/13 LAA 6-0 W (10-4) 8.0 7 0 0 0 4 0 6-0 109-697/21 @HOU 12-5 W (11-4) 6.0 4 0 0 1 7 0 10-0 99-657/26 MIN 2-3 (13) ND 9.0 5 1 1 0 11 0 1-1 103-73
JULY 5 GS, 3-0, 1.22 37.0 29 5 5 5 35 2
8/1 @BOS 7-8 ND 7.0 6 1 1 2 8 0 7-1 107-668/6 TOR 2-7 L (11-5) 5.0 9 6 6 3 3 1 0-6 101-608/11 MIL 2-0 W (12-5) 8.0 4 0 0 1 9 0 2-0 108-718/17 @TEX 3-15 L (12-6) 5.0 5 5 5 5 4 0 3-5 90-528/22 LAA 0-2 L (12-7) 6.0 3 2 2 1 10 1 0-2 104-688/28 TEX 4-12 L (12-8) 3.+ 11 9 8 1 2 1 0-8 78-44
AUGUST 6 GS, 1-4, 5.82 34.0 38 23 22 13 36 3
9/2 @KC 1-3 L (12-9) 6.2 6 3 3 1 6 0 1-3 105-729/22 @LAA 3-2 ND 4.0 1 1 1 4 10 0 1-1 92-549/27 OAK 2-8 L (12-10) 6.0 5 3 3 1 6 1 2-3 106-64
SEPT 3 GS, 0-2, 3.78 16.2 12 7 7 6 22 12013 31 GS, 12-10, 3.04 204.1 185 74 69 46 216 15
HERNANDEZ vs. ATHLETICS
Making his 31st career start vs. the A’s…is 16-7 with a 2.60 ERA (60 ER, 208.0 IP) with 8.7 K/9.0 IP all-time vs. the A’s…went 2-1, 1.31 ERA (3 ER, 20.2 IP) in 3 starts vs. the A’s last season…since 2009 season 9-3, 2.62 ERA in 18 starts (1 CG) vs. the A’s…is 7-5 with a 2.68 ERA (26 ER, 87.1 IP) in 13 career starts at Safeco Field…
has lost his last three starts against Oakland at Safeco: 9/27/13, 9/7/12/4/13/12
.
 AVG AB H HR RBI BB SO
D. Barton .235 34 8 0 2 5 8
 A. Callaspo .295 44 13 1 6 3 5
Y. Cespedes .208 24 5 0 1 0 8
C. Crisp .230 61 14 0 2 4 13
J. Donaldson .111 18 2 0 1 1 8
S. Fuld .286 7 2 0 0 0 1
J. Jaso .200 10 2 0 1 1 2
J. Lowrie .227 22 5 1 1 0 7
B. Moss .318 22 7 1 3 0 8
D. Norris .000 2 0 0 0 1 1
N. Punto .111 9 1 0 0 3 1
J. Reddick .133 30 4 0 0 0 6
E. Sogard .167 18 3 0 0 1 1
TOMORROW’S PROBABLE STARTER: RHP ERASMO RAMIREZ (1-1, 5.73)
23-year-old right-hander is scheduled to make his third start of the season tomorrow vs. the A’s...got the loss in last outing at Oakland (4.0,7,5,5,3,1,HR)…earned the win on April 1 at LAA by allowing 6 hits and 2 runs in 7.0 innings (Ibañez HR)…
Spring Training:
Went 3-0 with a 1.14 ERA (3 ER, 23.2 IP) in 6 Cactus League appearances (5 starts)…recorded 20 strikeouts and walked only 2 batters in his appearances…made 󿬁nal spring tune-up March 26 vs. the Rangers, allowing 3 hits and 1 run in 5.0 innings…
2013:
Went 5-3 with a 4.98 ERA (40 ER, 72.1 IP) in 14 G/13 GS with the Mariners last season…opened the season on the minor league disabled list and didn’t make an appearance with Seattle until July 11…
Career:
Owns a 7-7 record with a 4.36 ERA in 32 appearances (23 starts) in a Mariners uniform…made his MLB debut April 9, 2012 at a 21-year-old…native of Rivas, Nicaragua…was the Mariners Minor League Pitcher of the Year in 2009 after going 11-1 with a 0.51 ERA in 14 G/13 GS for the VSL Mariners…
vs. OAK:
Will be making his 6th appearances and 5th start vs. the A’s (0-3, 5.23 ERA, 12 BB, 22 SO).
 
2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES FRIDAY APRIL 11, 2014 VS. OAKLAND ATHLETICS PAGE 3
TEAM PITCHING
 W-L ERA CG/SV IP H R ER BB-I SO HR
Season Totals 5-3 2.59 0/2 73.0 49 23 21 24-0 73 9Starters 5-2 3.04 0/0 47.1 35 17 16 11-0 44 7Relievers 0-1 1.75 0/2 25.2 14 6 5 13-0 29 2Safeco 1-1 2.50 0/1 18.0 11 5 5 5-0 15 3Road 4-2 2.62 0/1 55.0 38 18 16 19-0 58 6 April 5-3 2.59 0/2 73.0 49 24 21 24-0 73 9
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
97-Beimel, lhp 4/9 vs. OAK 0.1,2,0,0,0,1 7/24/11 vs. STL w/PIT 6/11/09 vs. CIN w/WAS 5/3/11 at SD w/PIT 0/0 (---) 3/3 (1.000) 3/3 (1.000)40-Farquhar, rhp 4/8 vs. LAA 1.2,0,0,0,1,1 None 9/28/13 vs. OAK 9/9/13 vs. HOU 0/0 (---) 3/3 (1.000) 0/0 (.---)41-Furbush, lhp 4/9 vs. LAA 1.0,1,0,0,0,1 8/20/12 vs. CLE None 7/3/12 vs. BAL 0/0 (---) 3/2 (.667) 3/3 (1.000)52-Leone, rhp 4/9 vs. LAA 1.1,0,0,0,0,1 None None None 0/0 (---) 2/1 (.500) 0/0 (---) 44-Luetge, lhp 9/28/13 vs. OAK 0.1,0,0,0,0,0 9/4/13 at KC 8/21/12 vs. CLE 9/23/13 vs. KC 0/0 (---) 0/0 (---) 0/0 (---)31-Medina, rhp 4/9 vs. LAA 1.1,0,0,0,0,1 8/18/13 at TEX 6/18/13 at LAA 9/17/13 at DET 0/0 (---) 5/4 (.800) 3/3 (1.000)56-Rodney, rhp 4/8 vs. LAA (SV) 1.0,0,0,0,2,2 8/16/13 vs. TOR w/TB 4/8 vs. LAA 8/27/13 vs. LAA w/TB 2/2 (1.000) 3/1 (.333) 1/0 (1.000)54-Wilhelmsen, rhp 4/8 vs. LAA 0.1,0,0,0,0,1 8/18/12 vs. MIN 7/28/13 vs. MIN 7/11/13 vs. BOS 0/1 (.000) 4/3 (.750) 3/2 (.667)53-Young, rhp* 4/6 at OAK 2.0,0,0,0,0,2 None None None 0/0 (---) 1/0 (.000) 2/1 (.500)
*Relief appearances only 
 
Team Bullpen Totals 2/3 (.667) 26/17 (.654) 15/13 (.867)
#97 - JOE BEIMEL, LHP 2014:
3 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0-0 SV, 1 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
4.0 (9/13/05 vs. NYY w/TB)
 
2014-High IP:
1.1 (4/3 at OAK)
Struck out 󿬁rst BF before allowing 2 H 4/9 vs. LAA (0.1,2,0,0,0,1).1.1 ShO IP, allowed 1 hit in scoreless 11th inning on 4/3 at OAK.1-2-3 8th 4/2 at LAA...picked off runner at 󿬁rst in 8th inn. 4/1 at LAA (0 BF).Appearance on 4/1 was 󿬁rst appearances in 951 days (last: 8/22/11).
2014 Spring Training
 - 0-1, 3.68 ERA (3 ER, 7.1 IP) in 8 games.Signed by Seattle as a MiL free agent on Jan. 24, 2014.
2013: Season Review
 - Spent last season with AAA Gwinnett in the Atlanta Braves system after signing in May.Did not pitch in 2012 recovering from Tommy John surgery on his left elbow.
CAREER
 - Last pitched in the Majors in 2011 with the Pittsburgh Pirates.Veteran of 11 ML seasons w/PIT, LAD, COL, MIN, TB, WAS.
#40 - DANNY FARQUHAR, LHP 2014:
3 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0-0 SV, 1 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (7/31/13 at BOS)
 
2014-High IP:
1.2, 2x (last: 4/8 vs. LAA)
1.2 ShO IP 4/8 vs. LAA (1 BB, 1 K)...1.2 ShO IP 4/3 at OAK.Retired all 3 batters faced in the 9th inning 4/1 at LAA.
2014 Spring Training
 - 0-1-1, 3.27 ERA (4 ER, 11.0 IP) in 11 games.
2013: Season Review
 - Converted 16 of 18 save opportunities after moving into closer role Aug. 3 at BAL, tying for 3rd-most in the Majors behind Greg Holland (19) and Craig Kimbrel (18) during that span.Retired 21 consecutive batters July 28-Aug. 7, tied for the 4th-longest streak by a relief pitcher in club history.Averaged 12.77 K/9.0 IP (79 K, 55.2 IP) to set a club record by a relief pitcher, and rank 4th among AL relievers.Had 79 strikeouts, 2nd-most by rookie reliever in club history (Enrique Romo, 92 in 1977)…K rate of 12.77 K/9.0 IP was highest by rookie in club history.
CAREER
 - Acquired by from NY (AL) as part of Ichiro trade on July 23, 2012.
#41 - CHARLIE FURBUSH, LHP 2014:
3 G, 0-0, 4.50 ERA, 0-0 SV, 2 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
5.0 IP (5/27/11 vs. BOS)
2014-High IP:
1.0 (4/9 vs. LAA)
Allowed 1 H in scoreless 9th inning on 4/9 vs. LAA.Stranded pair of runners in 7th 4/3 at OAK, but charged w/ tying run in 8th.Retired batter 3/31 before leaving game (struck on knee by Trout single).
2014 Spring Training
 - 0-2, 9.00 ERA (8 ER, 8.0 IP) in 9 games.
2013: Season Review
 - Appeared in team-high 71 games, posting a 3.74 ERA and a .199 opponent batting average in 2013.Tied for 10th in the AL in appearances and T13th with 20 holds…became 8th pitcher in club history to record 20+ holds in a season.Averaged 11.08 strikeouts per 9.0 innings (80 K, 65.0 IP), 14th in the AL and 2nd-most in club history by a LH reliever.Stranded 39 of 57 inherited runners (68.4%); T2nd among AL relievers.
CAREER
 - Selected by Detroit in the 4th round of the 2007 June draft…acquired along w/C. Wells (of), F. Martinez (inf) & C. Ruf󿬁n (rhp) from DET in exchange for D. Fister (rhp) & D.Pauley (rhp) on July 30, 2011.
#52 - DOMINIC LEONE, RHP 2014:
2 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0-0 SV, 0 HLD
 
2014/Career-High IP:
1.1 (4/9 vsl LAA)
Tossed 1.1 scoreless innings 4/9 vs. LAA.Made ML debut on 4/6 at OAK, allowing 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K in scoreless 7th.Selected from AAA Tacoma 4/4; had reported to AAA, but did not pitch.
2014 Spring Training
 - 0-0-1, 1.80 ERA (2 ER, 10.0 IP) in 9 games.
2013: Season Review
 - Posted a 2.25 ERA (16 ER, 64.0 IP), .212 AVG & a 1.031 WHIP in 48 G between A Clinton, A High Desert and AA Jackson.Ranked 2nd among Mariners minor leaguers with 16 saves (in 17 save opps).Led AFL in 2013 w/ 6 SV (0-1, 3.00 ERA, 11 G, 15 K, 1 BB) for Peoria.
CAREER
 - Selected by the Mariners in the 16th round of the 2012 MLB First-Year Player draft out of Clemson…college teammates with in󿬁elder Brad Miller.
#44 - LUCAS LUETGE, LHP 2014:
0 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0-0 SV, 0 HLD
Career-High IP:
3.0-2x (last: 5/21/13 at LAA)
 
2014-High IP:
--
Last name pronunciation: LIT-kee.Recalled from AAA Tacoma on April 9 (Paxton DL)...appeared in 1 game with  AAA Tacoma on 4/6 vs. ALB (1.0,2,2,2,1,0,WP).
2014 Spring Training
 - 2-0, 3.86 ERA (4 ER, 9.1 IP) in 8 games.
2013: Season Review
 - Went 1-3 with a 4.86 ERA (20 ER, 37.0 IP) in 35 games over three stints with the Mariners in 2013.Went 0-0-1 and a 4.35 ERA (15 ER, 31.0 IP) in 22 games w/AAA Tacoma.In two Major League seasons (2012-13), held left-handed batters to a .219 batting average with 4 extra-base hits.
CAREER
 - Acquired from MIL in the Rule 5 Draft on Dec. 8, 2011…selected by MIL in the 21st round of the 2008 June draft out of Rice University.
#31 - YOERVIS MEDINA, RHP 2014:
5 G, 0-0, 1.80 ERA, 0-0 SV, 3 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
2.1-3x (last: 7/23/13 vs. CLE)
 
2014-High IP:
1.1 (4/3 at OAK)
Stranded 2 inherited runners in 7th inning with FC on 4/9 vs. LAA.Stranded inherited runner in 6th w/K (BB), GIDP 4/8 vs. LAA.Retired 1st 4 batters before walking 2 and leaving game 4/3 at OAK.Relieved Felix in 7th on 3/31, got a popup and allowed single before leaving.
2014 Spring Training
 - 0-0-2, 1.50 ERA (2 ER, 12.0 IP) in 10 games.
2013: Season Review
 - In 1st ML season in 2013, ranked among AL rookie relievers in holds (2nd, 19), G (3rd, 63), K’s (3rd, 71 and K/9.0 IP (6th, 9.40).Stranded 37 of 53 inherited runners (69.8%); 5th-most among AL relievers.Tied for MLB lead and set Mariners monthly record with 9 holds in August.
CAREER
- Signed by Seattle as non-drafted free agent July 25, 2005.
#56 - FERNANDO RODNEY, RHP 2014:
3 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 2-2 SV, 0 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (9/18/12 vs. BAL)
 
2014-High IP:
2.0, 2x (last: 4/8 vs. LAA)
SV #2 4/8 vs. LAA; walked 1st 2 in 5-3 game, then K, K, 7 to end it.SV #1 4/5 at OAK in 3-1 game & inherited runner on 2nd; struck out 󿬁nal two.Seattle debut 4/1 at LAA, allowed one hit, got double play to end game.
2014 Spring Training
 - 0-1, 9.00 ERA (7 ER, 7.0 IP) in 8 games.
2013: Season Review
 - Went 5-4 with 37 saves and a 3.38 ERA (25 ER, 66.2 IP) in 68 relief appearances with Tampa Bay in 2013.
CAREER
 - Between 2012-13 with the Rays, combined to record 85 saves & a 1.91 ERA in 144 G (76 in ’12, 68 in ’12)…during this 2-year stretch, ranked 2nd among AL relievers in saves and ERA, while ranking 3rd in appearances.Prior to 2014, in 12 ML seasons with the Tigers (2002-2009), Angels (20010-11) and Rays (2012-13), is 29-44 with 172 saves and a 3.70 ERA in 563 games.In 2012 he 󿬁nished 5th in the BBWAA AL Cy Young voting, recording 48 saves & 0.60 ERA (5 ER, 74.2 IP), the lowest by a reliever in ML history (min. 50.0 IP).
#54 - TOM WILHELMSEN, RHP 2014:
4 G, 0-0, 0.00 ERA, 0-1 SV, 2 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (6/12/12 at CWS)
 
2014-High IP:
1.1 (3/31 at LAA)
K’d only BF (Trout) to end 8th 4/8 vs. LAA.Inherited runner scored, charged with blown save 4/3 at OAK.Charged with unearned run in 8th inning 4/1 night at LAA.Stranded both inherited runners and retired all four he faced Monday at LAA.
2014 Spring Training
 - 2-0, 6.97 ERA (8 ER, 10.1 IP) in 10 games.Ranks 8th in Mariners history with 53 career saves.
2013: Season Review
 - Went 0-3 with 24 saves and a 4.12 ERA in 59 appearances in 2013 in his third Major League season.Recorded 24 saves before moving into middle relief role in early August.Opened season 11-for-11 in save opportunities with a 0.50 ERA (1 ER, 18.0 IP) April 1-May 16, but posted a 5.71 ERA (26 ER, 41.0 IP).With AAA Tacoma from Aug. 5-31, going 0-1, 10.50 ERA in 8 G.
CAREER
 - Signed by Seattle as a MiL free agent on Feb. 26, 2010…originally selected by MIL in the 7th round of the 2002 June draft…was out of organized baseball from 2004-08.
MARINERS STARTING PITCHERS BREAKDOWN
 W/L TeamPitcher Last Start (IP,H,R,ER,BB,K) Result Streak GS IP/GS P/GS SB/CS K/9 BB/9 QS GIDP After Loss Record
29-Elias, lhp 4/9 vs. LAA (5.0,4,2,2,1,2,HR) L L1 2 5.0 85.5 1/0 4.50 3.60 0 0 0-0 0-234-Hernandez, rhp 4/5 at OAK (8.1,6,1,1,1,8,HR) W W2 2 7.2 102.0 1/0 11.93 1.26 2 0 1-0 2-065-Paxton, lhp 4/8 vs. LAA (5.+,4,3,3,0,4) W W5 2 6.0 79.5 0/0 9.75 1.50 1 1 1-0 2-050-Ramirez, rhp 4/6 at OAK (4.0,7,5,5,3,1,HR) L L1 2 5.2 88.0 1/1 5.73 2.45 1 1 0-0 1-153-Young, rhp 9/22/12 at ATL w/NYM (6.0,7,2,2,1,6) L L2 -- -- -- 0/0 -- -- 0 0 0-0 0-0
 Team No. Hernandez Ramirez Paxton Elias YoungINNINGS (Team Rec.) (Starter’s Rec.)
0.0-4.2 1 (0-1) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-1) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 5.0-5.2 3 (1-2) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (1-0) 2 (0-1) 0 (0-0) 6.0-6.2 1 (1-0) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 7.0-7.2 2 (2-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (1-0) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 8.0-9.0 1 (1-0) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0)Total Starts 8 (5-3) 2 (2-0) 2 (1-1) 1 (1-0) 2 (0-0) 0 (0-0)
Runs scored/start: 4.88 (39 R) 6.50 (13 R) 5.50 (11 R) 6.50 (13 R) 1.00 (2 R) 0 (0 R)
Team’s record when starting: 5-3 2-0 1-1 2-0 0-2 0-0

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