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05.20.14 Game Notes

05.20.14 Game Notes

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TONIGHT’S TILT
…the Mariners continue a 2-team, 5-game road trip tonight with the first game of a two-game series vs. the Rangers at Globe Life Park in Arlington…dropped 2 of 3 to open the trip at Minnesota, but coming off a 6-2 win on Sunday…return home after tomorrow’s day game for an 11-game homestand vs. the Houston Astros (4 games), Los Angeles Angels (4 games) and Detroit Tigers (3 games)…tonight’s game will be televised on
 ROOT SPORTS
 in high definition & broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network.
ODDS AND ENDS
…snapped 4-game losing streak with win Sunday at Minnesota…currently 1 game under .500 at 21-22…season-high 5-game winning streak May 3-7 (G#1)…14-9 following a season-high 8-game losing streak (April 15-22)…8-5 in last 13 road games (13-12 overall on the road)…are 14-13 vs. teams currently with a .500 or better record (7-9 vs. non-.500 teams).
The Standings
 – Mariners are in 3rd place in the AL West, 6.5 games back of the A’s (28-16).
Opponent RISP
 – Held opponents to a .205 avg with RISP this season, 2nd in MLB (OAK - .185).
2-Out Smoak
Justin Smoak
is T2nd in AL with 19 2-out RBI…batting .471 (8x17) with 2 out/RISP.
Spark Plug
James Jones
has recorded a hit in all 10 of his starts, and has a 9-game hitting streak.
Road Warriors
 – Tied for the AL lead with TB and CWS having played the most road games (25).
The Closer
 –
Fernando Rodney 
 is T3rd in 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).
• #99
James Jones
 is the first player in Mariners history to wear #99, and the 13th in MLB history.
Leone Rookie K’s
 –
Dominic Leone
ranks 2nd among rookie relievers with 21 K’s (Betances, 42).
Iron Man
 –
Robinson Cano
has appeared in 1,163 out of a possible 1,177 team games since 2007.
ROSTER MOVE
…the Mariners made two roster moves today placing DH
Corey Hart
on the 15-day disabled list (retro to 5/19) with a strained left hamstring…INF/OF
Nick Franklin
 has been recalled from AAA Tacoma and will be in uniform (#6) for tonight’s game.
KING FELIX 
Felix Hernandez
improved to 5-1 on the season after Sunday’s win at Minnesota allowing 2 runs in 8.0 innings…Felix is one of 7 AL pitchers who have recorded at least 5 wins with 1 or fewer losses: Masahiro Tanaka (6-0), Mark Buehrle (7-1), Rick Porcello (7-1), Max Scherzer (6-1),
Felix Hernandez (5-1)
, Sonny Gray (5-1), Scott Kazmir (5-1).
ON-BASE MACHINE
Robinson Cano
 is 4th in the American League with 54 hits and tied for 5th with 16 multi-hit games (see chart in sidebar)…Cano has recorded at least one hit in 36 of 43 games, and reached base safely in 40 games…has a current streak of reaching base safely in 26 consecutive games (since April 20), batting .359 (37x103) with 9 extra-base hits and 16 RBI during the streak…
is tied for the longest on-base streak of his career (26 games in 2012) and the longest active on-base streak in the Majors.
ROAD WARRIOR
Michael Saunders
 went 6-for-11 (.545) with a double, triple, home run and 4 RBI in the three-game series at Minnesota…is batting .311 (23x74) with 7 extra-base hits and 10 RBI in 24 road games this season (compared to .095/2x21 in 13 games at Safeco Field)…has hits in 10 of last 11 road games (since 5/1) batting .383 (18x47) with 3 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run and 8 RBI.
SMOAK DOUBLES
Justin Smoak
 leads the Mariners with 11 doubles and 27 RBI…Smoak is on pace for just over 41 doubles this season, which would better his career high of 24 set in 2011.
RIGHT-HANDERS ON PARADE
…the Mariners are in game No. 5 of a 8-game stretch where they are scheduled to face a right-handed starting pitcher…the previous longest stretch of RH starters this season was 5 consecutive from April 16-20…from April 21-May 13, did not go more than 2 straight games without facing a facing a southpaw…the Mariners are 11-6 in games vs. left-handed starters, and 10-16 vs. right-handed starters.
TOUGH STRETCH
…tonight’s game begins a stretch of 16 games in 16 days for the Mariners…following this 2-game series vs. the Rangers will return home for the longest homestand of the season, an 11-gamer vs. the Astros, Angels and Tigers.
JONES IN GOOD COMPANY 
James Jones
 has recorded at least one hit in each of his first 10 Major League
 starts
, joining Edgar Martinez (first 10 MLB GS in 1987) as Mariners with hits in at least the first 10 starts of a Major League career…Alvin Davis recorded a hit in the first 9 starts of his career in 1984…Jones has appeared in 15 total games, with hits in 12 of those games, including a current 9-game hitting streak (.303/10x33)…
with a hit tonight would record the first double-digit hitting streak by a Mariners rookie since Mike Carp and Dustin Ackley in 2011
.
BALANCED LEAGUE
…heading into today’s games, 11 of 15 teams in the American League are no worse than 2 games under the .500 mark, and 8 teams are at .500 or better.
CLOSE GAMES
…20 of the Mariners last 24 games been decided by 3 runs or less…overall 26 of 43 games this season have been decided by 2 or less runs (13-13 record)…Seattle has played most games decided by 2 or fewer runs in the AL, ahead of Kansas City (24 G, 12-12), and Baltimore (23 G, 14-9) and Cleveland (23 G, 13-10)…Seattle is 5-7 in 1-run, 8-6 in 2-run and 1-4 in 3-run games.
DID YOU KNOW
that over his last 11 starts dating back to last season,
Hisashi Iwakuma
is 6-0 with a 1.61 ERA?…during this span he has 6 starts where he has thrown at least 7.0 scoreless innings…Iwakuma has recorded back-to-back starts of 8.0 scoreless innings without walking a batter…the last MLB pitcher with three such consecutive starts was Randy Jones (SD) in 1980.
TONIGHT’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (2-0, 1.59) vs. RHP Colby Lewis (3-2, 4.99)
7:05 pm CT/ 5:05 pm PT
 Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle / Mariners.com
 TV:
 ROOT SPORTS
Day Date Opp. Time Mariners Pitcher Opposing Pitcher TELEVISION
Wednesday May 21 @TEX 11:05 am RH
Chris Young
(3-1, 3.22) vs. RH Nick Tepesch (0-0, 1.69)
 ROOT SPORTS
Thursday May 22 HOU 7:10 pm LH
Roenis Elias
 (3-3, 3.88) vs. RH Jarred Cosart (3-3, 4.41)
 ROOT SPORTS
Friday May 23 HOU 7:10 pm RH
Felix Hernandez
 (5-1, 2.94) vs. RH Brad Peacock (1-4, 5.20)
 ROOT SPORTS
Saturday May 24 HOU 7:10 pm RH
Brandon Maurer
 (1-2, 6.00) vs. TBA 
 ROOT SPORTS
Sunday May 25 HOU 1:10 pm RH
Hisashi Iwakuma
 (2-0, +tonight) vs. TBA 
 ROOT SPORTS All game broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network 
HIT PARADE
Robinson Cano
 is 4th in the American League with 54 hits and a .318 batting average, and T5th with 16 multi-hit games…
Cano recorded a season-high 4 hits Sunday at Minnesota
here are the AL leaders in all three categories:
 AL Player Team Avg
1. V. Martinez DET .3292. M. Cabrera DET .3253. A. Ramirez CWS .322
4. R. Cano SEA .318
5. Y. Solarte NYY .313
 AL Player Team Hits
1. J. Altuve HOU 58 M. Cabrera TOR 583. A. Ramirez CWS 57
4. R. Cano SEA 54
5. M. Cabrera DET 53 I. Kinsler DET 53
 AL Player Team Multi-Hit G
1. A. Ramirez CWS 182. M. Cabrera TOR 17 I. Kinsler DET 17 J. Altuve HOU 17
5. R. Cano SEA 16
 E. Hosmer KC 16
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
.545
Justin Smoak
 is 6-for-11 (.545) with 2 doubles, 1 home run vs. Colby Lewis.
7-1
The Mariners are 7-1 this season following an off-day (includes Opening Day and following rain outs).
+7
Seattle is one of 6 AL teams with a positive run differential (+7, 178-171).
12.2
Tom Wilhelmsen
 has a current streak of 12.2 consecutive scoreless innings, the longest active scoreless streak by a an American League relief pitcher.
 VS. THE RANGERS
Tonight is the 8th of 19 games between the Mariners and Rangers this season…Mariners are 3-4 vs. the Rangers this season, dropping 3 of 4 in Arlington and winning 2 of 3 in Seattle…5-5 in last 10 games in Arlington, but dropped 3 straight.
 Year Home Road Totals
2014 2-1 1-3 3-42013 3-7 4-5 7-12
 All-Time 146-134 132-155 278-289
BACKSTOP HOMERS
Mike Zunino
 is tied for the AL lead among catchers and T2nd in the Majors with 6 home runs…here are the top HR hitting catchers this season:
Player Team HR
1. E. Gattis ATL 8
2. M. Zunino SEA 6
 B. Posey SF 6 J. Saltalamacchia MIA 6 Y. Gomes CLE 6
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 Game #44 (21-22) Globe Life Park
SEATTLE MARINERS (21-22) at TEXAS RANGERS (21-23)
Road #26 (13-12)
 
 2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES • TUESDAY • MAY 20, 2014 • AT TEXAS RANGERS PAGE 2
TONIGHT’S MARINERS STARTER RHP HISASHI IWAKUMA 
2014 Breakdown:
 W-L ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 2-0 1.59 3/3 22.2 14 4 4 1 15 1Home 1-0 0.00 2/2 16.0 8 0 0 0 12 0Road 1-0 5.40 1/1 6.2 6 4 4 1 3 1vs. TEX 0-0 --- 0/0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Career MLB Breakdown:
 W-L-S ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 25-11-2 2.77 66/52 367.2 310 122 113 86 301 43Home 13-6-0 2.60 36/29 205.1 160 61 57 39 181 21Road 12-5-2 3.10 30/23 162.1 150 61 56 47 120 22Starter 24-10-0 2.59 52/52 337.1 282 106 97 71 278 37Reliever 1-1-2 4.75 14/0 30.1 28 16 16 15 23 6vs. TEX 3-3-1 3.83 9/8 54.0 51 23 23 11 39 8
 ABOUT IWAKUMA 
Pronounced: he-sash-ee ee-wah-ku-mahMaking his fourth start of 2014…his 67th career MLB appearance/53rd start tonight vs. the Rangers.107-69, 3.25 ERA (557 ER, 1,541.0 IP) in 226 G/225 GS w/Kintetsu (2001-04) & Rakuten (2005-2011) in the Japan Lg.Pitched in the 2004 Athens Olympics as a member of the Japan national team (bronze medal)…also part of gold medal-winning Japan squad in the 2009 WBC.
Named 2008 Pacific League MVP & winner of Eiji Sawamura Award (Cy Young equivalent) going 21-4, 1.87 ERA (42 ER, 201.2 IP) in 28 GS.
Signed by Seattle as a free agent Jan. 5, 2012.1 of 5 Mariners pitchers born in Japan, but is only the 2nd to make a start…only other Japan-born pitcher to make a start for the Mariners was Mac Suzuki (9 GS, last: 5/17/99 vs. MIN).Named to the 2013 American League All-Star Team. Has tossed at least 6.0 innings in 40 of his career 52 career MLB starts, including 15 of his last 17 starts.
LAST START
…ND in Mariners 1-2 loss vs. TB on May 8…tossed 8.0 ShO in-nings, allowing just 4 H, 0 BB and 5 K…extended his scoreless inning streak to 16.0 innings, the longest streak by a Mariners pitcher this season…held a 1-0 lead heading into the 9th inning, but Fernando Rodney allowed 2 runs in the top of the 9th inning for the loss.
HIGH QUALITY 
Iwakuma
 recorded back-to-back starts of 8.0 or more score-less innings without allowing a walk, May 8 vs. KC and May 13 vs. TB, be-coming the first pitcher in Mariners history to record such startsback-to-back starts…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.
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU
Iwakuma
 is 6-0 with a 2.51 ERA (21 ER, 75.1 IP) in 12 games/ 9 starts in his career in the month of May…dating back to 2013, he has not allowed a run in his last 28.2 innings in the month of May (over 4 GS)…last allowed a run in May during the 2nd inning on May 26, 2013 vs. the Rangers…Iwakuma went 4-0 with 2.53 ERA (12 ER, 42.2 IP) in 6 starts in May in 2013…since 2012, Iwakuma is 1 of 3 pitchers in the Major Leagues to have a 1.000 winning percentage during May (also: Max Scherzer, DET: 11-0 & Mat Lato, CIN: 6-0).
 VS. THE AL WEST
Iwakuma
is 5-0 with a 3.02 ERA (16 ER, 47.2 IP) over his last 7 starts vs. AL West opponents (since 7/14/13), including going 4-0 with a 2.60 ERA (10 ER, 34.2 IP) in 5 starts on the road (since 7/20/13) during this stretch…overall in his career, is 14-8 with a 3.05 ERA (57 ER, 168.1 IP) in 28 G/25 GS vs. the AL West.
IT’S ALL ABOUT THE ZEROES
Iwakuma
 has not allowed a run in 24.0 con-secutive innings in his last three home starts (since 9/25/13 vs. KC)…his 24.0 scoreless innings streak is the 6th-longest by a Mariners pitcher at Safeco Field (record is 30.0 IP by Felix Hernandez in 2010 and Jamie Moyer in 2002)…it is also the 6th longest scoreless innings streak by a Mariners starting pitcher in franchise history at home…in 29 career starts at Safeco Field, he has held opponents to 1 run or less 15 times, including 8 starts with 0 runs allowed…overall Kuma is 12-5 with a 2.52 ERA (53 ER, 188.0 IP) in 29 starts at Safeco Field.
HIGH QUALITY 
…tossed 8.0 innings of shutout in his last two starts, 5/8 vs. KC and 5/13 vs. TB…in his 52 career starts, marked the 21st and 22nd time he’d worked 6.0 or more innings and allowed 1 ER or less; was the 15th and 16th time he’d allowed 0 earned runs in a start of at least 6.0 innings.
THE INJURY 
…while working out in Southern California in preparation for spring training, suffered an injury to the middle finger on his right (throwing) hand…he was examined by hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan in Arizona who diagnosed him with a strained tendon in his middle finger…on 15-day DL March 29 (retro to March 21)-May 3, incl. 1 rehab start at AAA Tacoma (see below).
REHAB OUTING
…made his only rehab appearance on April 27 for AAA Tacoma against Las Vegas…allowed 3 runs (2 ER) in the first inning before toss-ing 3.0 scoreless innings…retired the side in order in just the 3rd frame…also tossed a simulated game on April 22 at Safeco Field after rain threatened the game in Tacoma.
ROAD WARRIOR
…Iwakuma allowed 2 runs on May 3 at Houston, snapping a string of 27.0 consecutive innings on the road, setting a club record by passing
Brian Holman
 (6/27-7/19/84) &
Randy Johnson
 (5/25-6/15/94), who each tossed 25.0 consecutive scoreless inning on the road…prior to his first road start this season, the last run he allowed on the road was in the 4th inning (of a 7.0 inning start) Aug. 21 at Oakland…Iwakuma finished 2013 with the 3rd-lowest road ERA in club history at 2.45, trailing
Felix Hernandez
 (1.99 in ‘09) &
Randy Johnson
 (2.45 in ‘95).
SEATTLE’S BEST IN 2013
…Iwakuma was named to the AL All Star team but did not pitch…was named the Mariners Pitcher of the Year by the Seattle chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America and was a finalist for Male Athlete of the Year for 2013 in the 79th Seattle Star of the Year voting.
INNINGS EATER
…tossed a career-high 219.2 innings in 2013, besting his Japanese career-high of 201.2 innings during his Pacific League MVP season in 2008…his innings total was T3rd-most by a Japanese born pitcher, trailing only
Hideo Nomo
 (228.1 in 1996 & 220.1 in 2002).
KUMA QUALITY START
…in 2013 led the Majors and set a Mariners record with 10 starts in which he pitched at least 6.0 innings and did not allow an earned run (5-0, 5 no-decision
…for the season had 13 no-decisions and had a 2.88 ERA (84.1 IP, 27 ER) in those games…bullpen failed to protect 4 leads for him.
PRETTY GOOD NUMBERS
…since moving into the starting rotation on July 2, 2012 vs. Baltimore, Iwakuma has gone 24-10 with a 2.59 ERA (97 ER, 337.1 IP) in 52 starts…he has averaged 6 1/3 innings per start and recorded 34 quality starts…
Iwakuma’s 2.59 ERA since his first MLB start ranks tops in the American League and 6th-best in the Majors
among starting pitchers: Kershaw, LAD, 2.16; Fernandez, MIA, 2.25; Medlen, ATL, 2.36; Harvey, NYM, 2.39; Cueto, CIN, 2.57;
Iwakuma, SEA, 2.59
; Scherzer, DET, 2.65.
IWAKUMA’s 2014 STARTS
 
scr DT OPP SCR W-L IP H R ER BB SO HR left PC-K 
5/3 @HOU 9-8 W (1-0) 6.2 6 4 4 1 3 1 9-3 81-565/8 KC 1-0 W (2-0) 8.0 4 0 0 0 7 0 1-0 93-615/13 TB 1-2 ND 8.0 4 0 0 0 5 0 1-0 97-70
MAY 2 GS, 2-0, 1.59 22.2 14 4 4 1 15 1
IWAKUMA’s 2014 MiLB START
 
scr DT OPP SCR W-L IP H R ER BB SO HR left PC-K 
4/27 @LV 5-4 ND 4.0 6 3 2 0 2 0 2-3 76-54
LAST TIMELAST START/ND:
5/13/14, 1-2 vs. TB (8.0,4,0,0,0,5)
LAST WIN:
5/8/14, 1-0 vs. KC (8.0,4,0,0,0,7)
LAST LOSS:
 8/10/13, 0-10 vs. MIL (6.2,9,6,6,1,3,HR)
LAST CG:
 none
LAST ShO:
 none
MLB CAREER HIGHSINNINGS:
 8.0, 9x, last: 5/13/14 vs. TB
HITS:
9, 8/10/13 vs. MIL
RUNS:
 6-2x, last: 8/10/13 vs. MIL
STRIKEOUTS:
13, 7/30/12 vs. TOR
WALKS:
 4, 8/28/12 at MIN
LOW-HIT GAME (CG):
 NA 
LONGEST WIN STREAK:
 5, 2x, last: 5/4-6/10/13
LONGEST LOSING STREAK:
3, 6/15-7/4
IWAKUMA vs. RANGERS
Making his 10th career appearance/9th start vs. the Rangers, but his first this season…is 3-3 with 1 save and a 3.83 ERA (23 ER, 54.0 IP) in 9 career appearances, including going 1-2 with a 4.22 ERA (10 ER, 21.1 IP) in 4 games/3 start at Globe Life Park…went 2-1 with a 2.94 ERA (11 ER, 33.2 IP) in 5 starts vs. Texas in 2013…has record-ed a quality start in of his last 6 starts vs. the Rangers.
 AVG AB H HR RBI BB SO
E. Andrus .211 19 4 0 1 1 5
 A. Beltre .364 22 8 2 4 1 3
S. Choo .500 4 2 0 0 1 1
P. Fielder .429 7 3 0 0 0 1
L. Martin .083 12 1 0 1 0 4
M. Moreland .111 18 2 0 1 1 3
J. Profar .091 11 1 1 1 1 4
 A. Rios .214 14 3 1 1 0 0
G. Soto .125 8 1 0 0 0 2
SCORELESS STREAK 
Top Scoreless Innings Streaks in Club History (Individual Pitcher):Mark Langston 34.0 09/14/1988 - 09/29/1988 Randy Johnson 31.0 05/23/1997 - 06/13/1997 Randy Johnson 29.0 05/25/1994 - 06/10/1994 Shigetoshi Hasegawa 28.2 06/03/2003 - 08/17/2003
Hisashi Iwakuma 25.0 09/13/2013 - 05/03/2014
Felix Hernandez 24.0 07/08/2013 - 07/26/2013 Tom Wilhelmsen 24.0 05/25/2012 - 07/20/2012Jamie Moyer 24.0 06/21/2002 - 07/06/2002Edwin Nunez 24.0 06/09/1985 - 07/09/1985
Hisashi Iwakuma 23.2 05/26/2013 - 06/10/2013
TOMORROW’S PROBABLE STARTER: RHP CHRIS YOUNG (3-1, 3.22)
34-year-old right-hander is scheduled to make his 8th start of the season (9th appearance) tomorrow vs. Texas…L#1 in Mariners 5-4 loss vs. Minnesota on May 16 (7.0,10,5,5,1,0)…recorded win in 3 consecutive starts, April 29-May 10, going 3-0 with a 1.83 ERA (4 ER, 19.2 IP)…W#1 in Mariner 6-3 win at NYY on April 29 (5.2,3,2,1,3,3,HR); marked his first ML win since 9/2/12 w/NYM at MIA…tossed 6.0 ShO IP in 1st SEA start April 13 vs. OAK, allowing  just 4 hits…was 1st MLB GS since Sept. 29, 2012 at Atlanta (with NYM)…tossed 2.0 perfect innings (1 inherited runner scored) with 2 strikeouts in his first career relief appearance (MLB regular season)…only other pro relief appearance was in the 2007 All-Star game…
2013 Recap:
Made 9 starts in the Washington Nationals minor league system…battled shoulder injuries and had right shoulder surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome…CAREER: Is 56-44 with a 3.76 ERA in 167 G/1636 starts with Texas, San Diego, New York (NL) and Seattle…
vs. TEX:
Making only his 2nd career start vs. the Rangers and first since June 21, 2006 at TEX w/SD (5.2,4,2,1,2,7)…is 8-7 with a 4.70 ERA (59 ER, 113.0 IP) in 21 career starts at Globe Life Park.
 
2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES TUESDAY MAY 20, 2014 AT TEXAS RANGERS PAGE 3
TEAM PITCHING
 W-L ERA CG/SV IP H R ER BB-I SO HR
Season Totals 21-22 3.58 0/12 381.2 345 171 152 136-9 324 39Starters 17-12 3.73 0/0 256.0 235 120 106 75-3 193 29Relievers 4-10 3.29 0/12 125.2 110 51 46 61-5 131 10Safeco 8-10 3.50 0/6 162.0 140 71 63 56-1 137 15Road 13-12 3.65 0/6 219.2 205 100 89 80-8 187 24 April 11-14 3.67 0/5 220.2 192 102 90 93-7 197 25May 10-8 3.47 0/7 161.0 153 69 62 43-2 127 14
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 5/16 at MIN 0.2,2,0,0,0,0 7/24/11 vs. STL w/PIT 6/11/09 vs. CIN w/WAS 4/17 at TEX 0/0 (---) 14/11 (.786) 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 5/17 at MIN 1.0,0,0,0,0,1 5/7 at OAK-1 6/18/13 at LAA 4/18 at MIA 0/1 (.000) 20/15 (.750) 6/5 (.833)56-Rodney, rhp 5/18 at MIN 1.0,1,0,0,0,1 4/23 vs. HOU 5/10 vs. KC 5/13 vs. TB 11/13 (.846) 18/10 (.556) 4/4 (1.000)54-Wilhelmsen, rhp 5/16 at MIN 0.2,0,0,0,0,1 8/18/12 vs. MIN 7/28/13 vs. MIN 4/20 at MIA 0/2 (.000) 19/13 (.684) 7/4 (.571)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) 127/82 (.646) 67/51 (.761)
#97 - JOE BEIMEL, LHP 2014:
15 G, 0-1, 2.63 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)
0.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R in last appearance 5/16 at MIN…0 R in last 3.2 innings (5 G).Stranded all 8 inherited runners this season.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)
T2nd among MLB rookie relievers with 21 strikeouts (Betances, NYY, 42).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.Averaging 10.90 K/9.0 IP (21 SO, 17.1 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:
20 G, 2-1, 4.00 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)
Leads team and T13th in AL with 20 appearances.Scoreless IP with 1 K in last outing 5/17 at MIN.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:
17 G, 1-2, 3.12 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)
T3rd in the AL with 11 saves…allowed at least 1 runner in 10 of 13 SV ops.1.0 ShO IP (1 H, 1 K) in non-save situation on 5/18 at MIN.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 in 1-0 win 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).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:
19 G, 0-1, 2.14 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 10 appearances (11.2 IP) since 4/26.Current streak of 11.2 consecutive scoreless innings, the longest scoreless streak by a Mariners relief 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 5/17 at MIN (7.0,6,4,4,1,4,HR) L L1 9 5.9 97.5 1/0 7.76 3.54 3 11 1-2 4-534-Hernandez, rhp 5/18 at MIN (8.0,7,2,2,1,5) W W2 10 6.7 100.0 6/1 8.69 1.74 8 3 4-1 6-418-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 5/16 at MIN (7.0,10,5,5,1,0,2 HR) L L1 7 6.1 94.9 2/2 3.38 3.59 4 1 1-1 4-3
 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 10 (5-5) 3 (1-1) 0 (0-0) 1 (1-0) 1 (1-0) 2 (1-1) 2 (0-1) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-1)8.0-9.0 5 (4-1) 2 (2-0) 2 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0)Total Starts 43 (21-22) 10 (5-1) 3 (2-0) 6 (1-4) 2 (2-0) 8 (3-3) 7 (3-1) 1 (0-1) 5 (1-2)
Runs scored/start: 4.14 (178 R) 5.40 (54 R) 3.67 (11 R) 3.33 (20 R) 6.50 (13 R) 4.62 (37 R) 3.71 (26 R) 0.00 (0 R) 3.40 (17 R)
Team’s record when starting: 21-22 6-4 2-1 1-5 2-0 4-5 4-3 0-1 2-3

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