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05.16.14 Game Notes

05.16.14 Game Notes

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TONIGHT’S TILT
…the Mariners open a 2-team, 5-game road trip tonight with the first of a three-game series vs. the Twins at Target Field…after an off day in Texas Monday, close out the fourth road trip of the season with a brief two-game series vs. the Rangers…coming off a 3-4 homestand vs. the Royals (2-2) and Rays (1-2)…tonight’s game will be televised on
 ROOT SPORTS
 in high definition & broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network.
ODDS AND ENDS
…are 5-5 over last 10 games…won 8 of 13, 11 of 17 and 13 of last 20 games…season-high 5-game winning streak May 3-7 (G#1)…9-6 in the month of May after going 11-14 in March/April…are 13-7 following a season-high 8-game losing streak (April 15-22)…are 12-10 on the road and 8-10 at Safeco…one of 8 AL teams with winning road record.
The Standings
 – Mariners are in 3rd place in the AL West, 4.5 games back of the A’s (25-16).
Opponent RISP
 – Held opponents to a .197 avg with RISP this season, 2nd in MLB (OAK - .194).
2-Out Smoak
Justin Smoak
leads MLB with 19 2-out RBI…batting .500 (8x16) with 2 out/RISP.
• Ouch
 – Mariners batters have 15 HBP in last 19 games…tied for AL lead with BOS in HBP (20).
• Southpaws
 – Mariners are 11-6 in games started by left-handed pitchers, compared to 9-14 vs. RHP.
Spark Plug
James Jones
has recorded a hit in all 7 of his starts, and has a 6-game hitting streak.
3-Pitch K’s
– Mariners pitchers have 66 3-pitch strikeouts, 2nd in the AL behind Oakland (68).
Road Warriors
 – Tied for the AL lead with KC and TB having played the most road games (22).
The Closer
 –
Fernando Rodney 
 is tied for the American League lead with 11 saves (11-for-13).
• Shutouts
– Mariners lead the AL having been shut out 6 times this season (last: 5/14 vs. TB).
Willie Ballgame
 – Mariners are 4-0 in games
Willie Bloomquist
starts at shortstop.
• #99
James Jones
 is the first player in Mariners history to wear #99, and the 13th in MLB history.
THE GREAT OUTDOORS
…the Mariners are 26-25-1 all-time in 52 outdoor games played in the state of Minnesota…went 18-17-1 at old Metropolitan Stadium (1977-1981) and are 8-8 at Target Field (2010-current)…went 71-86 indoors at the Metrodome (1982-2009).
DAY OFF DOES THE MARINERS WELL
…the Mariners are a perfect 7-0 this season following a day off, which includes rainouts and Opening Day…yesterday was the Mariners first off day (travel day to Minneapolis) since April 30 (rained out at NYY), ending a stretch of 15 games in 14 days (9-6 record).
POSITIVE RUN DIFFERENTIAL
…the Mariners one of 6 American League teams with a positive run differential…have outscored the opposing team 165-160 (+5), including 94-80 (+14) over the last 20 games (13-7 record).
40-GAME MARK 
…the Mariners are roughly a quarter through the 2014 season (40 games)…the Mariners have a .500 or better record through 40 games for the first time since 2003 (25-15).
 YOUNG ON A ROLL
…tonight’s starting pitcher
Chris Young
has won his last 3 starts (3-0, 1.83 ERA, .134 Opp avg)…looking to win 4 consecutive starts
in the same season
 for the first time in his career…won 4 consecutive starts between the 2008 (last 2 starts) and 2009 (first 2 starts) seasons with the San Diego Padres.
ON-BASE MACHINE
Robinson Cano
 is tied for 7th in the American League with 47 hits and tied for 6th with 14 multi-hit games…Cano has recorded at least one hit in 33 of 40 games, and reached base safely in 37 of 40 games…has a current streak of reaching base safely in 23 consecutive games (since April 20), batting .337 (30x89) with 7 extra-base hits and 14 RBI during the streak…
is the 2nd-longest on-base streak of his career (26 games in 2012) and the longest active on-base streak in the Majors.BULLPEN STRIKEOUTS
…four Mariners relievers (Leone-5, Wilhelmsen-1, Furbush-3, Farquhar-1) combined for 10 strikeouts in 5.1 innings in Wednesday’s 2-0 loss vs. the Rays…marked the 22nd time in club history the bullpen has recorded double-digits in strikeouts in a game, and just the 3rd time to do so in less than 6.0 innings (last: 4/16/03 vs. DET)…Mariners bullpen ranks 3rd in the AL with 128 strikeouts and 4th with a 3.38 ERA (46 ER, 122.2 IP).
CLOSE GAMES
…the Mariners dropped another close game Wednesday, 2-0 vs. Tampa Bay, continuing a trend that has seen 18 of the last 21 games been decided by 3 runs or less…overall, 29 of the 40 games have been decided by 3 runs or less (14-15 record) and 24 of 40 decided by 2 or less runs (13-11 record)…has played most games decided by 3 or fewer runs in the AL, ahead of Cleveland & Baltimore (27 G)…Seattle is 5-5 in 1-run, 8-6 in 2-run and 1-4 in 3-run games.
KUMA 
Hisashi Iwakuma
is 24-10 with a 2.59 ERA (97 ER, 337.1 IP) and a 1.05 WHIP in his 52 career starts (34 quality starts)…over his last 8 starts (since Sept. 1, 2013), Iwakuma is 4-0 with a 1.08 ERA (7 ER, 58.1 IP) with
6 starts where he has pitched at least 7.0 scoreless innings
…in his last start Tuesday vs. the Rays, tossed 8.0 scoreless innings (ND in Mariners 2-1 loss)…Iwakuma is the first pitcher in Mariners history to record back-to-back starts of 8.0 or more scoreless innings without allowing a walk…over his last two starts Iwakuma has allowed 8 hits, zero walks and struck out 12 batters in 16.0 scoreless innings…only three pitchers in MLB history have recorded a three-start streak of 8.0 or more scoreless IP without allowing a walk, last by Randy Jones in 1980.
DID YOU KNOW
that Mariners relief pitcher
Dominic Leone
 ranks 2nd among all rookie relief pitchers with 21 strikeouts (Dellin Betances, NYY - 39) and 3rd with a 1.56 ERA (3 ER, 17.1 IP) - min. 10 G?…Leone struck 5 batters in 2.1 innings Wednesday vs. the Rays, both season-highs for a Mariners relief pitcher…Leone was selected in the 16th round of the 2012 MLB draft out of Clemson University, one of only two players selected in the 10th round or later round in that draft class to appear in a MLB game (Mike Morin, RHP, LAA, 13th round).
TONIGHT’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: RHP Chris Young (3-0, 2.63) vs. RHP Kyle Gibson (3-3, 4.74)
5:10 pm PT/7:10 pm CT
 Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle / Mariners.com
 TV:
 ROOT SPORTS
Day Date Opp. Time Mariners Pitcher Opposing Pitcher TELEVISION
Saturday May 17 @MIN 4:10 pm LH
Roenis Elias
 (3-2, 3.69) vs. RH Samuel Deduno (0-2, 3.64)
ROOT SPORTS
Sunday May 18 @MIN 11:10 am RH
Felix Hernandez
 (4-1, 3.03) vs. RH Ricky Nolasco (2-3, 5.51)
 ROOT SPORTS All game broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network 
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
1.83
Chris Young
 is 3-0 with a 1.83 ERA (4 ER, 19.2 IP) over his last 3 starts…looking to win 4 consecutive starts in the same season for the first time in his MLB career.
4-1-1
Mariners are 4-1-1 in their last 6 series.
+5
Seattle is one of 6 AL teams with a positive run differential (+5, 165-160).
6
Mike Zunino
 has an active career-high 6-game hitting streak (.316/6x19).
13-7
Mariners record over the last 20 games following an 8-game losing streak.
40
Robinson Cano
 has started all 40 Mariners games this season (2B - 38, DH - 2)…over the last 9 seasons (since 2007), has appeared in 1,160 out of a possible 1,174 team games…since 2007 ranks 2nd in the Majors in games played behind Prince Fielder (1,167).
 VS. THE TWINS
The Mariners and Twins face off in the first of 7 games this season…the Twins visit Safeco Field for a 4-game series June 7-10…Seattle went 3-4 vs. the Twins last season, going 1-2 at Target Field and 2-2 in Seattle…
are 8-8 all-time at Target Field (7-4 in last 11 G)
went 71-86 at the Metrodome (1982-2009) and 18-17-1 at Metropolitan Stadium (1977-1981).
 Year Home Road Totals
2014 0-0 0-0 0-02013 2-2 1-2 3-42012 5-1 3-1 8-2
 All-Time 117-89 97-111-1 214-200-1
BACKSTOP HOMERS
Mike Zunino
 is tied for the AL lead amongst catchers and T2nd in the Majors with 6 home runs…here are the top HR hitting catchers this season:
Player Team HR
E. Gattis ATL 8
M. Zunino SEA 6
B. Posey SF 6J. Saltalamacchia MIA 6Y. Gomes CLE 6
SWITCH-HITTING SMOAK 
Here is a look at
Justin Smoak
’s num-bers as a switch-hitter in 2013 & 2014:
 2014 2013 RH LH RH LH
 Avg .212 .253 .192 .260H/AB 14x66 20x79 28x146 80x3082B 4 5 6 13HR 2 4 2 18RBI 11 15 11 349OPS .610 .798 .548 .839
*Statistics are as RH & LH batter 
Friday, May 16, 2014 Game #41 (20-20) Target Field
SEATTLE MARINERS (20-20) at MINNESOTA TWINS (19-20)
Road #23 (12-10)
 
 2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES • FRIDAY MAY 16, 2014 • AT MINNESOTA TWINS • PAGE 2
TONIGHT’S MARINERS STARTER RHP CHRIS YOUNG
2014 MLB Breakdown:
 W-L ERA G IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 3-0 2.63 7/6 37.2 24 12 11 16 18 4Home 1-0 1.71 3/3 21.0 11 4 4 8 11 1Road 2-0 3.78 4/3 16.2 13 8 7 8 7 3Starter 3-0 2.78 6/6 35.2 24 12 11 16 16 4Reliever 0-0 0.00 1/0 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0vs. MIN -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Career MLB Breakdown:
 W-L ERA G IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 56-43 3.74 166 928.1 769 413 386 358 773 113Home 26-22 3.37 77 451.0 359 184 169 154 395 52Road 30-21 4.09 89 477.1 410 229 217 204 378 61Starter 56-43 3.75 165 926.1 769 413 386 358 771 113Reliever 0-0 0.00 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0vs. MIN 0-0 2.41 4 18.2 14 5 5 8 13 2
 ABOUT YOUNG
34-year-old right-hander (turns 35 May 25) is making his 8th appearance, 7th start, of the season tonight vs. the Twins. • Prior to this season, last pitched in the Majors with the New York Mets in 2012 (20 starts).Was an All-Star in 2007 with the San Diego Padres.Has one career postseason start, picking up the win in G#3 of the 2006 NLDS for the Padres at St. Louis.At 6-foot-10 is tied for the tallest player in Mariners history with LHP Randy Johnson.• Originally selected by Pittsburg in the 3rd round of the 2000 June Draft out of Princeton University.• Played basketball and baseball at Princeton, and was All-Ivy in both.Has played in the Pirates, Expos, Rangers, Padres, Mets, Nationals and now Mariners organizations.• Signed with the Mariners as a free agent on March 27 after being released by Washington…was a non-roster invitee in the Nationals.Is 15-6 with a 2.77 ERA (57 ER, 185.1 IP) in 30 career starts in May.
LAST TIME OUT
…won his third consecutive start in his last game May 10 vs. KC…allowed 3 hits and 1 run in 8.0 innings in Mariners 3-1 victory…has allowed a total of 9 hits and 4 ER in 19.1 IP in his last 3 starts (3-0, 1.83) while limiting opposing hitters to a .183 average.
THREE STRAIGHT
…improved to 3-0 with the win in his last start vs. KC, the third straight start he’s recorded a win…marks the first time since May 30-June 9, 2006 (with San Diego) that he’s one three con-secutive starts…Young has never won four consecutive starts in the same season (won last 2 starts of 2008, first 2 of 2009).
EFFECTIVELY WILD
…Young is 3-0 with a 2.63 ERA (11 ER, 37.2 IP), despite having nearly as many walks (16) as strikeouts (16).
594 DAYS
…recorded his first win of the season April 29 at NYY…marked his first ML victory since Sept. 9, 2012 at MIA w/NYM, a span of 594 days between victories.
MAY FLOWERS
…Young is 15-6 with a 2.77 ERA (57 ER, 185.1 IP) in 30 starts in the month of May…his 2.77 ERA in May is currently the 3rd-lowest during the month in the Majors, among active pitchers (min. 25 GS).
IT HAD BEEN A WHILE
…worked his way back from shoulder surgery (thoracic outlet syndrome) that caused him to miss a large portion of the 2013 season…his appearance on April 6 at Oakland was his first in the Majors since Sept. 29, 2012 at Atlanta (with NYM).
 ALPHABET SOUP
…has thrown to catcher
Mike Zunino
 in 5 of his 6 starts this season…only the second instances where a starting pitcher with a last name starting with
 Y 
 and a catcher with a last name starting with
Z
 have formed a MLB battery (last: Jason Young & Gregg Zaun with COL in 2003).
IN A PINCH
…was scheduled to start on April 4 at Oakland, but the game was rained out…made first career relief appearance April 6 against the A’s, striking out 2 in 2.0 scoreless innings…prior to his relief appearance had made 159 careers starts over 10 seasons in the Majors…his only relief appearance was for the NL squad in the 2007 All-Star Game, allowing an inside-the-park home run to Ichiro in the 5th inning.
HE IS A TALL ONE
…listed at 6-foot-10, Young is tied LHP Randy Johnson as the tallest player in club history…Young is one of 6 pitch-ers in MLB history listed at 6-foot-10 or taller, with RHP Jon Rauch listed at 6-foot-11…here is a listing of the tallest players in Mariners history according to the SABR and STATS Inc databases:
Rk Player Ht
1 Randy Johnson 6-10
 Chris Young 6-10
3 Kameron Loe 6-8 Doug Fister 6-8 Jeff Nelson 6-8 Lee Guetterman 6-8 Aaron Taylor 6-8 Richie Sexson 6-8
 YOUNG’s 2014 MLB APPEARANCES
 
scr DT OPP SCR W-L IP H R ER BB SO HR left PC-K 
4/6 @OAK 3-6 ND 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0 rel. 22-134/13 OAK 0-3 ND 6.0 4 0 0 3 2 0 0-0 97-60 4/18 @MIA 4-8 ND 3.0 7 4 4 3 0 1 2-4 73-384/23 HOU 5-3 ND 7.0 4 3 3 5 6 1 2-3 113-634/29 @NYY 6-3 W (1-0) 5.2 3 2 1 3 3 1 4-2 105-63
APRIL: 5 G/4 GS, 1-0, 3.04 23.2 18 9 8 14 13 3
5/5 @OAK 4-2 W (2-0) 6.0 3 2 2 2 2 1 4-2 82-575/10 KC 3-1 W (3-0) 8.0 3 1 1 0 3 0 3-1 93-60
MAY: 2 GS, 2-0, 1.93 14.0 6 3 3 2 5 1
 YOUNG’s 2013 MINOR LEAGUE STARTS
 
scr DT OPP SCR W-L IP H R ER BB SO HR left PC-K with AAA Syracuse (International League)
4/23 ROC 8-7 ND 4.1 9 6 6 3 2 3 3-6 97-534/29 DUR 0-5 L (0-1) 5.2 8 5 4 2 2 0 0-4 106-59
APRIL: 2 GS, 0-1, 9.00 10.0 17 11 10 5 4 3
5/5 @NOR 5-6 ND 5.1 6 2 2 1 4 0 3-2 104-695/10 NOR 7-3 W (1-1) 6.0 7 3 3 0 3 2 7-3 86-595/15 COL 7-10 L (1-2) 4.2 11 9 8 4 1 3 3-9 105-635/20 @TOL 4-3 ND 5.0 6 3 2 2 4 0 3-3 96-615/26 @COL 8-5 ND 1.0 3 3 3 2 0 1 4-3 36-19
MAY: 5 GS, 1-1, 7.36 22.0 33 0 18 9 12 6 with GCL Nationals (Gulf Coast League)
8/28 STL 4-0 ND 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0 2-0 --
AUGUST: 1 GS, 0-0, 0.00 2.0 1 0 0 1 2 0with Auburn (New York Penn League)
8/28 MAH 0-2 ND 3.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 0-0 --
SEPT: 1 GS, 0-0, 0.00 3.0 1 0 0 1 3 0
LAST TIME (as starter)LAST START/WIN:
5/10 vs. KC (8.0,3,1,1,0,3)
LAST ND:
4/23 vs. HOU (7.0,4,3,3,5,6,HR)
LAST LOSS:
 9/29/12 at ATL (6.0,7,2,2,1,6) - with NYM
LAST CG:
 9.0, 9/7/08 at MIL (9.0,2,1,1,0,5,HR) - with SD
LAST ShO:
 None
CAREER HIGHS (as starter)INNINGS:
 9.0, 9/7/08 at MIL (with SD)
HITS:
 10, 6/20/05 at LAA (with TEX)
RUNS:
 8, 4/27/09 at COL (with SD)
STRIKEOUTS:
12, 6/9/06 vs. FLA (with SD)
WALKS:
 6, 3x, last: 5/29/09 at COL (with SD)
HOME RUNS
: 4, 2x, last: 6/9/09 at LAD (with SD)
LOW-HIT GAME (CG):
 2, 9/7/08 at MIL (with SD)
LONGEST WIN STREAK:
 6, 8/7/05-4/17/06 (with TEX)
LONGEST LOSING STREAK:
 5, 8/9/07-9/24/07 (with SD)
 YOUNG vs. TWINS
Making his 5th career start vs. the Twins and first since Sept. 7, 2005 at the Metrodome (with Texas); worked just 1.0 IP (left with injury)…making his Target Field debut, the 33rd MLB park to pitch in.
 AVG AB H HR RBI BB SO
J. Bartlett .000 2 0 0 0 0 1
S. Fuld .000 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Kubel .000 2 0 0 0 0 0
J. Mauer .200 5 1 0 0 1 0
R. Nolasco .000 3 0 0 0 0 2
M. Pelfrey .000 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Willingham .000 5 0 0 0 1 1
TOMORROW’S PROBABLE STARTER: LHP ROENIS ELIAS (3-2, 3.69)
25-year-old left-hander will be making his 9th MLB start tomorrow vs. the Twins…ND in last GS (5/11 vs. KC) despite leaving with 7-5 lead (3 ER) after 5.0 innings pitched…won previous 2 starts, allowing 11 hits, 5 runs (4 ER), 5 walks and 16 strikeouts vs. NYY (5/1) and OAK (5/6)…last win (#3) 5/6 at OAK (6.1,5,3,3,3,6,HR)…W#2 5/1 at NYY (7.0,6,2,1,2,10,HR); became the 5th different Seattle rookie to record a 10K game over the past 4 seasons,  joining Michael Pineda (2011), Erasmo Ramirez (2012), Hisashi Iwakuma (2012) and James Paxton (2013)…
2014 Season:
is the third native Cuban to pitch in a Mariners uniform joining Diego Segui (40 G in 1977) and Tony Fossas (23 games in 1998)…ND in his MLB debut, 4/3 at OAK; tossed 4.2 IP of no-hit ball, and finished 5.0 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 3 K…
2013 Season:
Was a Southern League (AA) All-Star last season for Jackson, going 6-11 with a 3.18 ERA (46 ER, 130.0 IP) in 22 starts…
MiLB Career:
 Combined to go 22-19 with a 3.61 ERA in 59 career minor league appearances (56 starts)…was an All-Star in 2012 (California League) and 2013 (Southern League)…signed by Seattle as a minor league free agent on May 3, 2011 while playing in Monterray, Mexico…
vs. MIN:
Facing the Twins for the first time in his career.
 
2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES FRIDAY MAY 16, 2014 AT MINNESOTA TWINS PAGE 3
TEAM PITCHING
 W-L ERA CG/SV IP H R ER BB-I SO HR
Season Totals 20-20 3.53 0/12 356.2 319 160 140 133-9 312 36Starters 16-10 3.62 0/0 234.0 212 109 94 72-3 184 26Relievers 4-10 3.38 0/12 122.2 107 51 46 61-5 128 10Safeco 8-10 3.50 0/6 162.0 140 71 63 56-1 137 15Road 12-10 3.56 0/6 194.2 179 89 77 77-8 175 21 April 11-14 3.67 0/5 220.2 192 102 90 93-7 197 25May 9-6 3.31 0/7 136.0 127 58 50 40-2 115 11
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 5/11 vs. KC 1.0,0,0,0,0,1 7/24/11 vs. STL w/PIT 6/11/09 vs. CIN w/WAS 4/17 at TEX 0/0 (---) 13/10 (.769) 8/8 (1.000)40-Farquhar, rhp 5/14 vs TB 1.0,0,0,0,0,1 4/27 vs. TEX 5/4 at HOU 4/11 vs. KC 1/2 (.500) 18/12 (.667) 11/8 (.727)41-Furbush, lhp 5/14 vs. TB 1.0,0,0,0,1,3 8/20/12 vs. CLE None 5/2 at HOU 0/0 (---) 18/11 (.612) 15/11 (.733)52-Leone, rhp 5/14 vs. TB 2.1,1,0,0,0,5 None None None 0/0 (---) 14/8 (.571) 8/5 (.625) 31-Medina, rhp 5/12 vs. TB 1.0,1,1,1,1,1 5/7 at OAK-1 6/18/13 at LAA 4/18 at MIA 0/1 (.000) 19/14 (.737) 6/5 (.833)56-Rodney, rhp 5/13 vs. TB (L) 0.2,4,2,2,1,1,HR 4/23 vs. HOU 5/10 vs. KC 5/13 vs. TB 11/13 (.846) 17/9 (.529) 4/4 (1.000)54-Wilhelmsen, rhp 5/14 vs. TB 1.0,0,0,0,1,1 8/18/12 vs. MIN 7/28/13 vs. MIN 4/20 at MIA 0/2 (.000) 18/13 (.722) 5/2 (.400)53-Young, rhp* 4/6 at OAK 2.0,0,0,0,0,2 None None None 0/0 (---) 1/1 (1.000) 2/1 (.500)
*Relief appearances only 
 
Team Bullpen Totals 12/18 (.667) 123/79 (.630) 65/49 (.754)
#97 - JOE BEIMEL, LHP 2014:
14 G, 0-1, 2.77 ERA, 0-0 SV, 5 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
4.0 (9/13/05 vs. NYY w/TB)
 
2014-High IP:
2.0-2x (4/18 at MIA)
1-2-3 8th inning 5/11 vs. KC...0 R in last 3.0 innings (4 G).Entered with runners on 1st & third in the 7th May 5 at OAK (1.0 ShO IP).Retired only BF (K) 5/2 at HOU and 0.2 IP 5/3 at HOU (1 BF).2 ER in 0.2 IP 4/26 vs. TEX…retired only BF 8/20 at MIA, stranding 2 runners. Tossed 2.0 shutout innings, striking out 3, 4/18 at MIA.L#1 by allowing 2 runs 4/17 at TEX…tossed 6.0 ShO IP to start season. 2.0 ShO innings (BB) 4/12 vs. OAK; 1st 2.0+ game since 7/26/11 at ATL.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 first in 8th inn. 4/1 at LAA (0 BF).Appearance on 4/1 was first appearances in 951 days (last: 8/22/11).Signed by Seattle as a MiL free agent on Jan. 24, 2014.
#40 - DANNY FARQUHAR, LHP 2014:
18 G, 1-1, 3.00 ERA, 1-2 SV, 2 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (7/31/13 at BOS)
 
2014-High IP:
2.0, 3x (last: 5/4 at HOU)
1-2-3 9th inning w/1 K, 5/14 vs. TB.K’d only BF 5/13 vs. TB, leaving bases loaded of inherited runners.L#1 5/11 vs. KC, after allowing GS HR in 7th inning...1st HR allowed since 6/23/13 vs. OAK.2.0 inning save (#1 of ‘14) 5/4 at HOU.
2.0 ShO IP 5/2 at HOU; K’d 4 of 7 BF (1 H, 1 BB); kept game tied in 9th & 10th.1.0 ShO IP 4/29 at NYY (1 H, 2 K)…
1st MLB win
 4/27 vs. TEX (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K).
Allowed run 4/22 vs. HOU (1.0,4,1,1,0,1), snapping a string of 5.0 scoreless IP.
Inherited runner to score on base loaded BB 4/11 vs. OAK (0.1,0,1,1,1,1).1.2 ShO IP 4/8 vs. LAA (1 BB, 1 K)…1.2 ShO IP 4/3 at OAK.
#41 - CHARLIE FURBUSH, LHP 2014:
18 G, 0-3, 6.00 ERA, 0-0 SV, 8 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
5.0 IP (5/27/11 vs. BOS)
2014-High IP:
1.1-2x (last: 4/29 at NYY)
Tied for 3rd in AL with 8 holds.Walked 1 batter in scoreless 8th inning, 5/14 vs. TB.0 runs in last 4 apps (5/5-current), after allowing 3 in 2 G w/out retiring batter.Recorded holds in 1st 2 G of OAK series, inducing GIDP 5/5 & 3 pitch K 5/6.L #3 in 11th inning 5/2 at HOU; 1B, 2 bunts, infield 1B beat him.1.1 ShO IP 4/29 at NYY (1 H, 1 K)…1-2-3 IP 4/27 vs. TEX, w/2 K.L #2 4/26 vs. TEX; hit only BF (Fielder), who came around to score.Charged with a run after walking leadoff batter in 8th 4/20 @MIA (0.1,0,1,1,1,0).Tossed 1.1 ShO innings 4/18 at MIA; allowed hit but got double play.L #1 4/13 vs. OAK; allowed BB, 2-R HR (Cespedes) in scoreless G in 8th.
#52 - DOMINIC LEONE, RHP 2014:
14 G, 0-0, 1.56 ERA, 0-0 SV, 3 HLD
 
2014/Career-High IP:
2.1 (5/14 vs. TB)
Tossed season-high 2.1 ShO IP, striking out 5 and 5/14 vs. TB...allowed 1 of 3 inherited runners to score after throwing a WP to first BF.Tossed 1-2-3 6th inning w/2 K, 5/11 vs. KC to record 3 hold of the season.Recorded Hold #2 5/6 at OAK with 1.1 ShO IP (BB, K).Averaging 9.60 K/9.0 IP (16 SO, 15.0 IP).Allowed 2 H, including HR 5/3 at HOU…K’d both BF 5/2 at HOU.
Allowed solo HR in 7th inning 4/22 vs. HOU (1.0,2,1,1,0,1,HR).1.1 ShO IP 4/20 at MIA (H, BB)…allowed 1 run in 2.0 innings 4/17 at TEX.Allowed 3 H in 6.1 scoreless innings (4 G) to begin career before allowing run.2.0 ShO IP 4/15 at TEX &4/12 vs. OAK …tossed 1.1 scoreless IP 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.
#31 - YOERVIS MEDINA, RHP 2014:
19 G, 2-1, 4.24 ERA, 0-1 SV, 7 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
2.1-3x (last: 7/23/13 vs. CLE)
 
2014-High IP:
1.1-2x (4/14 at TEX)
Allowed 1 run on a walk and a hit 5/12 vs. TB but finished the 9th inning.Allowed 1 H in 1.0 inning 5/11 vs. KC.Earned W#2 in G#1 of DH 5/7 at OAK (1.0,0,0,0,1,1,HBP).BS #1 5/2 at HOU; allowed 1 ER in 1.0 IP protecting 4-3 lead in 8th.1-2-3 8th protecting 4-2 lead at NYY 5/1 (retired Jeter, Beltran, Soriano).1.0 ShO IP 4/26 vs. TEX…W #1 4/25 vs. TEX w/3 BF ShO 8th IP (1 H, GIDP).Tossed scoreless 9th inning 4/22 vs. HOU (1.0,1,0,0,1,1).L#1, allowing walk-off grand slam (G. Stanton) 4/18 at Miami.Struck out the only batter he faced 4/15 in 8th inning at Texas.Stranded runner in 7th and went on to toss ShO 8th inning 4/15 at TEX.1.0 ShO IP 4/13 vs. OAK, despite hit, walk (1 K).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.
#56 - FERNANDO RODNEY, RHP 2014:
16 G, 1-2, 3.31 ERA, 11-13 SV, 0 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (9/18/12 vs. BAL)
 
2014-High IP:
1.1 (5/3 at HOU)
T-1st in the AL with 11 saves...allowed at least 1 baserunner in 10 of 13 SV ops.BS #2/L #2 5/13 vs. TB trying to protect 1-0 lead.Held opponent scoreless in 6 straight games (6.1 IP, 3 H) w/6 saves 5/1-10.SV #11 5/10 vs. KC, protecting 3-1 lead...SV #10 protecting 1-0 lead 5/8 vs. KC.SV #9 5/7 at OAK in G#1 of DH…SV #8 5/5 at OAK (1.0 IP).SV #7 5/3 at HOU (1.1 IP)…SV #6 5/1 at NYY (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K).Stranded 3 inherited runners in bottom of 8th inning 5/3 at HOU.Wild IP for SV #4 4/25 vs. TEX; allowed 2 H, 2 ER, 2 BB but lineout DP ended it.
W #1 w/ShO 9th IP 4/23 vs. HOU (1 H, 1 BB, 1 K).Blown save and loss #1 4/15 at TEX; retired first 2 BF before allowing 2 UER 3-2 walk-off loss (L. Martin single).SV #3 4/11 vs. OAK, allowed lead off 2B before retiring the final 3 BF.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 final two.Seattle debut 4/1 at LAA, allowed one hit, got double play to end game.
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.
#54 - TOM WILHELMSEN, RHP 2014:
18 G, 0-1, 2.18 ERA, 0-2 SV, 4 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (6/12/12 at CWS)
 
2014-High IP:
2.0-3x (5/7 at OAK-2)
Allowed 6 H and 0 R over his last 9 appearances (11.1 IP) since 4/26.Current streak of 11.1 consecutive scoreless innings, the longest scoreless streak by a Mariners pitcher this season.Has 13 K’s in last 9 G (11.1 IP)...1.0 shutout inning 5/9 vs. KC (2 K).Tossed 1.1 shutout innings on 5/12 vs. TB, striking out two.2.0 perfect IP 5/4 at HOU for hold #4 (2 K).Season-high 2.0 IP (2 H, R, HR) 4/21 vs. HOU.L#1 4/20 at MIA, after allowing 1 run on 0 H and 2 BB/1 IBB (1.0,0,1,1,2,0).K’d only BF (Trout) to end 8th 4/8 vs. LAA.Stranded both inherited runners & retired all four he faced March 31 at LAA.Ranks 8th in Mariners history with 53 career saves.
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
49-Beavan, rhp 4/15 at TEX (4.0,6,2,2,0,1,2HR) L L2 1 4.0 63.0 0/1 2.25 0.00 0 1 0-0 0-129-Elias, lhp 5/11 vs. KC (5.0,9,5,3,1,5,HR ND W2 8 5.8 98.3 1/0 8.16 3.88 3 10 1-1 4-434-Hernandez, rhp 5/12 vs. TB (6.2,8,4,4,0,7) W W1 9 6.6 100.4 6/1 9.10 1.82 7 1 3-1 5-418-Iwakuma, rhp 5/13 vs. TB (8.0,4,0,0,0,5) ND W6 3 7.6 90.3 0/1 5.96 0.40 2 2 2-0 2-137-Maurer, rhp 5/14 vs. TB (7.1,14,6,4,0,0) L2 L2 5 4.8 81.8 2/0 4.88 3.38 0 4 0-2 2-365-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 5/7 at OAK-2 (6.0,6,2,2,1,4,HR) L L4 6 5.0 89.2 3/1 7.20 3.60 3 2 0-1 1-553-Young, rhp 5/10 vs. KC (8.0,3,1,1,0,3) W W3 6 5.9 93.8 2/2 4.04 4.04 4 1 1-0 4-2
 Team No. Hernandez Iwakuma Ramirez Paxton Elias Young Beavan MaurerINNINGS (Team Rec.) (Starter’s Rec.)
0.0-4.2 7 (1-6) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 2 (0-1) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-0) 1 (0-1) 3 (0-1)5.0-5.2 10 (4-6) 1 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-1) 1 (1-0) 5 (0-2) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (1-0)6.0-6.2 11 (7-4) 4 (2-0) 1 (1-0) 2 (0-2) 0 (0-0) 2 (2-0) 2 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0)7.0-7.2 8 (5-3) 3 (1-1) 0 (0-0) 1 (1-0) 1 (1-0) 1 (1-0) 1 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-1)8.0-9.0 4 (3-1) 1 (1-0) 2 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0)Total Starts 40 (20-20) 9 (4-1) 3 (2-0) 6 (1-4) 2 (2-0) 7 (3-2) 6 (3-0) 1 (0-1) 5 (1-2)
Runs scored/start: 4.13 (165 R) 5.33 (48 R) 3.67 (11 R) 3.33 (20 R) 6.50 (13 R) 4.25 (34 R) 2.73 (22 R) 0.00 (0 R) 3.40 (17 R)
Team’s record when starting: 20-20 5-4 2-1 1-5 2-0 4-4 4-2 0-1 2-3

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