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05.24.14 Game Notes

05.24.14 Game Notes

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TONIGHT’S TILT…the Mariners continue a season-high 11-game homestand tonight with the second of four games (2-0) vs. the Houston Astros…also host the California Angels (4 games) and Detroit Tigers (3 games) during the homestand…coming off a 2-3 road trip at Minnesota (1-2) and Texas (1-1)…tonight’s game will be televised on ROOT SPORTS in high definition & broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network.ODDS AND ENDS…have won two straight vs. Houston, have won 4 of last 5…had 4-game losing streak May 13-17…G#5 of stretch of 16 games in 16 days (3-1)…season-high 5-game winning streak May 3-7 (G#1)…17-10 following a season-high 8-game losing streak (April 15-22)…are 14-13 vs. teams currently with a .500 or better record (10-10 vs. non-.500 teams).The Standings – Mariners are in 3rd place in AL West, 5.5 games back of the A’s (30-18).Close Games – 28 of 47 games have been decided by 2 or fewer runs, most in the AL (14-14 record).HBP – The Mariners lead the AL with 23 hit-by-pitch (2nd in MLB)…had only 31 HBP last season.2-Out RBI – Justin Smoak is T2nd in Majors w/ 19 2-out RBI (B. Moss -20, M. Cabrera - 19, Puig - 19).Road Warriors – Tied for the MLB lead with CWS, LAD, STL & TOR having played the most road games (27).The Closer – Fernando Rodney is 3rd in the American League lead with 12 saves (12-for-14).Shutouts – Mariners lead the AL having been shut out 6 times this season (last: 5/14 vs. TB).Leone Rookie K’s – Dominic Leone ranks 2nd among rookie relievers with 23 K’s (Betances, 47).Iron Man – Robinson Cano has appeared in 1,167 out of a possible 1,181 team games since 2007.Tough Stretch - Seattle is in 5th day of stretch with 36 games in 37 days (May 20-June 25).
1979 REVISITED…a gallon of gas cost .86 cents, Jimmy Carter was President, Bruce Bochte represented the Mariners in the All-Star Game in the Kingdome in a season when he hit .316 (175x554) with 81 runs, 38 doubles, 6 triples, 16 home runs and 100 RBI…Mike Parrott led the pitching staff, going 14-12 with a 3.77 ERA (96 ER, 229.1 IP) in 38 games including 30 starts.THE FIRST 47…Seattle is 24-23 through the first 47 games of the season…it is the 12th time in club history to be at .500 or better through 47 games (last: 2007, 25-22).KYLE KEEPS CLIMBING…Kyle Seager is hitting .301 (28x93) with 12 runs, 6 doubles, 6 home runs, 26 RBI, .381 on-base percentage, .559 slugging percentage and a .940 OPS in 25 games since April 23…in that span, his slugging and OPS are both T10th in the American League.BACK ON TRACK…Seattle has won 4 of its last 5 games following a four-game losing streak…have won 8 of the last 13 games at Safeco Field after starting the season losing 5 of the first 7 games.LEFT IS RIGHT…including tonight, Seattle will face a left-handed starter in each of the next three games and four of the next five…Seattle is 12-6 against left-handed starters this season including 8-3 over last 11 games.AHEAD OF THE PACK…Felix Hernandez struck out nine batters over 8.0 innings last night against Houston…since the start of the 2010 season, he has 25 starts of at least 8.0 innings pitched and nine-or-more strikeouts…only two other pitchers have at least 15 such starts over that span: Cliff Lee (21) and Justin Verlander (15)- Elias Sports Bureau.COMEBACK KIDS…Seattle won in come-from-behind fashion Thursday…three of the last four Mariners wins have been comeback wins (May 22 vs. HOU, May 20 at TEX & May 18 at MIN)…Seattle has 12 comeback wins this season (27 in 2013) which ranks T4th in the American League behind Detroit (15), Chicago (15), Los Angeles (14) and tied with Cleveland (12). THE PEN IS MIGHTIER…the Mariners bullpen ranks 4th in the American League with a 3.11 ERA (46 ER, 133.0 IP) with 138 strikeouts…over the last 18 games, the bullpen has a 1.66 ERA (7 ER, 38.0 IP) with 44 strikeouts (all 7 earned runs came in 3-game stretch May 11-13)…the Seattle bullpen has not allowed a run in its last 15.2 innings (20 K) spanning 8 games since May 14…Dominic Leone (1.40 ERA), Tom Wilhelmsen (2.05), Joe Beimel (2.57), Danny Farquhar (2.82) & Fernando Rodney (2.95) all have ERA’s below 3.00.
ON-BASE MACHINE…Robinson Cano has a current streak of reaching base safely in 30 consecutive games (since April 20), batting .368 (43x117) with 11 extra-base hits and 20 RBI during the streak…is the longest on-base streak of his career (previous: 26 games in 2012) and the longest active on-base streak in the Majors…longest on-base streak by a Mariners player since a 30-game streak by Mike Carp in 2011.
JONES IN GOOD COMPANY…James Jones has recorded at least one hit in each of his first 14 Major League starts, setting a Mariners record (had 2 hitless pinch-hitting appearances)…Edgar Martinez recorded a hit in each of his first 10 starts in 1987 and Alvin Davis had a hit in his first 9 starts in 1984…Jones also has a current 13-game hitting streak (.298/14x47), the first double-digit hitting streak by a Mariners rookie since 2011…Jones is the only active player in the American League with a double-digit hitting streak (J. Heyward, ATL, 11 & H. Pence, SF, 10).AS YOU KNOW…Robinson Cano (28), Kyle Seager (28) & Justin Smoak (27) have each driven in 27+ runs this season…BUT DID YOU KNOW…that Seattle is just one of three A.L. teams with 3 players with 27-or-more RBI this season & one of 5 in the Majors?…others with 3+ players with 27+ RBI include: Rockies - 5, Mariners - 3, Marlins - 3, Athletics - 3 & Twins - 3.
TONIGHT’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: LHP Brett Oberholtzer (0-6, 5.68) vs. RHP Brandon Maurer (1-2, 6.00)
7:10 pm
 Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle / Mariners.com
 TV: ROOT SPORTS
Day Date Opp. Time Mariners Pitcher Opposing Pitcher TELEVISION Sunday May 25 HOU 1:10 pm RH Hisashi Iwakuma (3-0, 1.76)vs. LH Dallas Keuchel (5-2, 2.92) ROOT SPORTSMonday May 26 CAL 1:10 pm RH Chris Young (3-2, 3.53) vs. LH Tyler Skaggs (4-1, 4.14) ROOT SPORTSTuesday May 27 CAL 7:10 pm LH Roenis Elias (3-3, 3.68) vs. RH Jered Weaver (5-3, 2.85) ROOT SPORTSWednesday May 28 CAL 7:10 pm RH Felix Hernandez (6-1, 2.75)vs. LH C.J. Wilson (6-3, 3.00) ROOT SPORTSThursday May 29 CAL 7:10 pm RH Brandon Maurer (1-2,
+tonight
)vs.RH Matt Shoemaker (2-1, +tonight) ROOT SPORTS
All games broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network…home games feature SAP in Spanish on ROOT SPORTS
HIT PARADE
Robinson Cano is T1st in the American League with a .326 batting average, T3rd with 19 multi-hit games and 5th with 60 hits…here are the AL leaders in all three categories:
AL Player Team Avg1. R. Cano SEA .326 I. Kinsler DET .326 M. Cabrera DET .3264. A. Ramirez CWS .3255. V. Martinez DET .323AL Player Team Hits1. J. Altuve HOU 662. M. Cabrera TOR 643. A. Ramirez CWS 624. I. Kinsler DET 615. R. Cano SEA 60AL Player Team Multi-Hit G1. J. Altuve HOU 20 I. Kinsler DET 203. R. Cano SEA 19 A. Ramirez CWS 195. M. Cabrera TOR 18
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
3.46
Mariners rank 2nd in the AL with a 3.46 ERA, including 3.62 mark by the starters (4th in AL) and 3.11 ERA by the bullpen (4th in AL).
6
Seattle has not recorded an error in its last 6 games following a 28-game stretch (April 16-May 16) where they committed 25 errors…last had 6-game errorless stretch April 2-9.
+17
Seattle is one of 6 AL teams with a positive run differential (+17, 196-179).
13.2
Tom Wilhelmsen has a current streak of 13.2 consecutive scoreless innings.
.444
Robinson Cano is hitting .444 (20x45) with 5 2B, 1 HR, 9 RBI, 1.093 OPS over last 12 G.
663
Willie Bloomquist hit a home run last night following 663 consecutive homerless plate appearances.
VS. THE ASTROS
The Mariners and Astros play the 9th of 19 games this sea-son…Mariners took 2 of 3 in the last meeting May 2-4 in Houston…Mariners have dropped 6 of last 9 games vs. the As-tros at Safeco Field…Mariners snapped the 6-game skid vs. Houston in Seattle on a walk-off 3-run home run by Kyle Sea-ger on April 23.
Year Home Road Totals2014 3-2 2-1 5-32013 3-6 7-3 10-9All-Time 7-11 11-8 18-18
Saturday, May 24, 2014 Game #48 (24-23) Safeco Field
HOUSTON ASTROS (17-32) vs. SEATTLE MARINERS (24-23)
Home #21 (10-10)
 
 2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES • SATURDAY • MAY 24, 2014 • VS. HOUSTON ASTROS • PAGE 2
TONIGHT’S MARINERS STARTER RHP BRANDON MAURER
2014 MLB Breakdown:
 W-L ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 1-2 6.00 5/5 24.0 31 18 16 9 13 2Home 0-2 6.75 3/3 14.2 23 13 11 5 6 0Road 1-0 4.82 2/2 9.1 8 5 5 4 7 2vs. HOU 1-0 7.20 1/1 5.0 6 4 4 2 3 2
Career MLB Breakdown:
 W-L ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 6-10 6.24 27/19 114.0 145 84 79 36 83 18Home 4-7 5.91 15/12 67.0 93 49 44 21 50 7Road 2-3 6.70 12/7 47.0 52 35 35 15 33 11Start 4-10 6.15 19 93.2 119 69 64 30 65 14Relief 2-0 6.64 8 20.1 26 15 15 6 18 4vs. HOU 1-2 15.58 3 8.2 20 15 15 3 8 2
2014 AAA Breakdown (Tacoma Rainiers):
 W-L ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 0-0 2.16 4/1 8.1 5 3 2 5 17 1Home 0-0 1.42 3/0 6.1 3 2 1 4 14 1Road 0-0 4.50 1/1 2.0 2 1 1 1 3 0
 ABOUT MAURER
Pronounced: Brandon Maurer (like Joe Mauer).23-year-old right-hander is making his 6th start of the 2014 season, the 28th appearance/20th start of his big league career.• Recalled from AAA Tacoma prior to his start April 20 at Miami…went 0-for-1 with a sac bunt in first Major League plate appearances.Has spent entire career in the Mariners organization after being selected by Seattle in the 23rd round of the 2008 June draft out of Orange Luther-an (CA) High School…was high school teammates with RHP Gerrit Cole (PIT).Named 2012 Most Improved Player by the Seattle Mariners after going 9-2, 3.20 ERA in 24 GS w/AA Jackson.Owns a career MiL record of 19-21, 3.81 ERA (160 ER, 378.0 IP) in 81 games/69 starts in 7 seasons. • Made his professional debut in 2008 with the Mariners in the Arizona League: 1-2, 3.09 ERA in 8G/5GS…named AZL Mariners Pitcher of the Year by the Mariners.
IT’S BEEN A WHILE
…last pitched 10 days ago in a start May 14 vs. the Tampa Bay Rays…was skipped in the rotation and moved temporarily to the bullpen, but did not pitch…warmed up extensively May 21 at Texas, but did not appear in the game.
LAST TIME OUT
…recorded L#2 in his last outing in Mariners 2-0 loss May 14 vs. Tampa Bay…tied his career high walking 4 batters…allowed 2 runs on 2 hits in 3.2 innings (84 pitches, 16 strikes)…allowed only 2 base-runners (H, BB) in first 3.0 innings before the Rays scored 2 runs in the 4th inning…threw 31 pitches (16 strikes) in the 4th inning before being removed from the game.
WEIRD START
…allowed a career-high 14 hits May 9 vs. Kansas City, all singles…became just the 2nd pitcher in modern baseball history (since 1914) to record a start allowing at least 14 hits, without allowing a walk or an extra-base hit, and without recording a strikeout…only other pitcher to do this was Dick Robertson for the Brooklyn Dodgers on Aug. 21, 1918 at Robison Field in St. Louis.
EARNING THE WIN
…W#1 in Mariners 8-7 victory over Houston at Minute Maid Park on May 4…allowed 4 runs on 6 hits, while walking 2 and striking out 3 in 5.0 innings.
SEASON DEBUT
…made his season debut 4/20 at MIA in Interleague play at Miami…allowed 2 hits and 1 run in 4.2 innings (63 pitches, 36 strikes)…cruised through the first 4.0 innings facing the minimum 12 batters while allowing only one walk (erased on double play)…allowed a run in the 5th inning before
Dominic Leone
entered and stranded a pair of runners.
LAST TIME OUT (MiLB)
…made only minor league start April 14 at Albuquerque, but was limited to 2.0 innings by club imposed pitch count…made his first three appearances with the Rainiers out of the bullpen.
TRIPLE-A APPEARANCES
…went 0-0 with a 2.16 ERA (2 ER, 8.1 IP) in 4 games/1 start with AAA Tacoma from April 4-14…struck out a sea-son-high 9 batters in 3.1 innings in relief on April 10 vs. El Paso (3.1,1,0,0,1,9)…marked only the 5th time in his MiL career to strikeout at least 9 batters in a game (last: 6/24/13 vs. Fresno), but first in less than 5.0 innings…made only Rainiers starts on April 14 at Albuquerque, allowing 1 run on 2 hits and striking out 3 in 2.0 innings.
FINISHING STRONG
…posted a 1-0, 2.60 ERA (5 ER, 17.1 IP) over his final 3 starts of 2013…allowed 2 runs in 5.0 IP Sept. 17 at DET; allowed 2 runs (1 ER) in 7.0 IP Sept. 23 vs. KC and allowed 2 ER in 5.1 IP Sept. 28 vs. OAK…struck out 17 while walking only 4.
BULLPEN MANIA 
…after being recalled from AAA Tacoma on July 27, 2013, Maurer
 made 8 relief appearances from July 30-Sept. 5, going 2-0 with a 6.64 (15 ER, 20.1 IP)…recorded wins Aug. 7 vs. Toronto (3.1,3,0,0,5,2) and Aug. 20 at Oakland (1.0,1,0,0,0,1,HB).
ROOKIE STARTS
…made 14 starts in 2013 as a rookie…since 2004 he is one of only 9 Mariners to make at least 10 starts during their rookie season (last: Hisashi Iwakuma, 18 GS in 2012)…14 starts is tied for 20th in Mariners rookie record book.
STARTING AND RELIEVING
…recorded his first career win as a starter on April 14, 2013 vs. Texas and his first win in relief on Aug. 7, 2013 vs. Toronto…is 1 of only 10 Mariners pitchers to record a win as a starter and reliever during their rookie season (last: Iwakuma, 2012).
FIRST WIN
…earned his first Major League win April 14, 2013 vs. the Rangers at Safeco Field…allowed 3 runs (2 ER) in 6.0 innings…struck out a (then) career-high 5 batters…earned the win at 22 years, 285 days old.
MAURER’s 2014 MLB APPEARANCES
 
scr DT OPP SCR W-L IP H R ER BB SO HR left PC-K 
4/20 @MIA 2-3 ND 4.2 2 1 1 2 4 0 2-1 63-36 4/27 TEX 6-5 ND 3.2 7 5 5 1 3 0 1-5 77-49
APRIL: 2 GS, 0-0, 6.75 8.0 9 6 6 3 7 0
5/4 @HOU 8-7 W (1-0) 5.0 6 4 4 2 3 2 6-4 88-535/9 KC 1-6 L (1-1) 7.1 14 6 4 0 0 0 0-6 97-715/14 TB 0-2 L (1-2) 3.2 2 2 2 4 3 0 0-2 84-46
MAY: 3 GS, 1-2, 5.63 16.0 22 12 10 6 6 2
MAURER’s 2014 AAA MiLB APPEARANCES
 
scr DT OPP SCR W-L IP H R ER BB SO HR left PC-K 
4/4 ALBQ 3-6 ND 1.0 0 0 0 1 1 0 rel. 15-7 4/7 El PASO 5-9 ND 2.0 2 1 1 2 4 1 rel. 36-18 4/10 EL PASO 2-5 ND 3.1 1 1 0 1 9 0 rel. 55-37 4/14 @ALBQ 8-6 ND 2.0 2 1 1 1 3 0 1-1 49-28
APRIL: 4 G/1 GS, 0-0, 2.16 8.1 5 3 2 5 17 1
LAST TIME (as starter)LAST START/LOSS:
5/14/14, 0-2 vs. TB (3.2,2,2,2,4,3)
LAST WIN:
 5/4/14, 8-7 at HOU (5.0,6,4,4,2,3,2HR)
LAST ND:
4/27, 6-5 vs. TEX (3.2,7,5,5,1,3)
LAST CG:
 None
LAST ShO:
 None
CAREER HIGHS INNINGS:
 7.0, 9/23/13 vs. KC
HITS:
 14, 5/9/14 vs. KC
RUNS:
 7, 5/22/13 at LAA 
STRIKEOUTS:
6, 4x, last: 9/23 vs. KC
WALKS:
 4, 2x, last: 5/14/14 vs. TB
HOME RUNS
: 2, 6x, last: 5/4/14 at HOU
LOW-HIT GAME (CG):
 None
LONGEST WIN STREAK:
 2, 9/28/13-5/1/14
LONGEST LOSING STREAK:
 5, 4/30-9/11/13
MAURER vs. ASTROS
Making his 4th career appearance/start against the Astros…is 1-2 with a 15.58 ERA (15 ER, 8.2 IP) vs. the Astros…6 (4/9/13), 5 (9/11/13) and 4 (5/4/14) runs in his 3 starts vs. the Astros.
 AVG AB H HR RBI BB SO
J. Altuve .333 6 2 0 2 1 2
C. Carter .400 5 2 0 4 0 1
J. Castro .333 3 1 0 0 1 1
C. Corporan 1.000 1 1 0 1 0 0
M. Dominguez .500 6 3 0 1 0 1
D. Fowler .333 3 1 0 0 0 0
M. Gonzalez .000 2 0 0 0 1 0
M. Krauss .500 2 1 0 1 0 0
 A. Presley .667 3 2 1 1 0 0
G. Springer .500 2 1 0 0 0 0
J. Villar .500 4 2 1 1 0 1
TOMORROW’S STARTING PITCHER: RHP HISASHI IWAKUMA (3-0, 1.76)
33-year-old right-hander will make his 5th start of the season and 54th career MLB start in tomorrow’s series finale vs. the Astros…W#3 in his last start 5/20 at TEX (8.0,6,2,2,1,3,HR)…has pitched at least 8.0 innings in each of his last 3 starts, combining to go 2-0 with a 0.75 ERA (2 ER, 24.0 IP) with 1 walk allowed and 15 strikeouts…ND 5/13 vs. TB, led 1-0 after 8.0 shutout innings (8.0,4,0,0,0,5) but Fernando Rodney allowed 2 runs in the 9th…W#2 on May 8 vs. Kansas City, tossing 8.0 shutout innings (8.0,4,0,0,0,7)…W#1 in season debut on 5/3 at HOU (6.2,6,4,4,1,3,HR)…opened the season on the disabled list (3/29-5/3) with a torn extensor tendon in his right middle finger…made one rehab start with AAA Tacoma 4/27 at Las Vegas, allowing 3 runs (2 ER) on 6 hits in 4.0 innings…injured his finger while working out in Southern California in preparation for spring training…
2013 RECAP
: Went 14-6 with a 2.66 ERA (65 ER, 219.2 IP) in 33 starts (23 quality starts)…ranked 3rd in the AL with a 2.66 ERA, the 5th-lowest ERA in Mariners history…among AL leaders ranked T1st in GS (33), 2nd in IP (219.2), 3rd in AVG (.220), T3rd in quality starts (23), 6th in opponent OPS (.630) and T9th in strike-outs (185)…
STARTER:
 Is 25-10, 2.58 ERA (99 ER, 345.1 IP) in 53 career starts (7/2/12-current)…
vs. HOU
: Making his 6th career start vs. the Astros…is 3-1, 2.20 ERA (8 ER, 32.2 IP) vs. the Astros, including going 2-1, 1.38 ERA in 4 starts in 2013.
 
2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES SATURDAY MAY 24, 2014 VS. HOUSTON ASTROS PAGE 3
TEAM PITCHING
 W-L ERA CG/SV IP H R ER BB-I SO HR
Season Totals 24-23 3.46 0/13 416.2 368 179 160 145-9 350 43Starters 19-13 3.62 0/0 283.2 256 128 114 84-3 212 33Relievers 5-10 3.11 0/13 133.0 112 51 46 61-5 138 10Safeco 10-10 3.35 0/7 180.0 149 73 65 61-1 158 16Road 14-13 3.61 0/6 236.2 219 106 95 84-8 192 27March/April 11-14 3.67 0/5 220.2 192 102 90 93-7 197 25May 13-9 3.21 0/8 196.0 176 77 70 52-2 153 18
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 5/21 at TEX 0.1,0,0,0,0,1 7/24/11 vs. STL w/PIT 6/11/09 vs. CIN w/WAS 4/17 at TEX 0/0 (---) 15/12 (.800) 8/8 (1.000)40-Farquhar, rhp 5/23 vs. HOU 0.2,0,0,0,0,1 4/27 vs. TEX 5/4 at HOU 4/11 vs. KC 1/2 (.500) 20/14 (.700) 11/8 (.727)41-Furbush, lhp 5/23 vs. HOU 0.1,0,0,0,0,0 8/20/12 vs. CLE None 5/2 at HOU 0/0 (---) 20/13 (.650) 15/11 (.733)52-Leone, rhp 5/22 vs. HOU 1.2,1,0,0,0,2 5/22 vs. HOU None None 0/0 (---) 16/10 (.625) 9/6 (.667) 31-Medina, rhp 5/22 vs. HOU 1.0,0,0,0,0,3 5/7 at OAK-1 6/18/13 at LAA 4/18 at MIA 0/1 (.000) 21/16 (.762) 6/5 (.833)56-Rodney, rhp 5/22 vs. HOU 1.0,0,0,0,0,0 4/23 vs. HOU 5/10 vs. KC 5/22 vs. HOU 12/14 (.857) 19/11 (.579) 4/4 (1.000)54-Wilhelmsen, rhp 5/21 at TEX 1.0,1,0,0,0,0 8/18/12 vs. MIN 7/28/13 vs. MIN 4/20 at MIA 0/2 (.000) 20/13 (.650) 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 13/19 (.684) 137/91 (.664) 68/52 (.765)
#97 - JOE BEIMEL, LHP 2014:
16 G, 0-1, 2.57 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)
Stranded all 8 inherited runners this season…allowed runs in only 2 of 16 apps.
0 R in last 4.0 innings (6 G)…K’d only BF (Choo) in last app. 5/21 at TEX.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:
20 G, 1-1, 2.82 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)
Closed out 6-1 win vs. HOU 5/23 with 0.2 IP…1-2-3 9th 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:
20 G, 0-3, 5.68 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 6th in AL with 8 holds.0 runs in last 6 apps (5/5-current), after allowing 3 in 2 G w/out retiring batter.
Retired only BF 5/23 vs. HOU…retired only BF 5/20 at TEX…ShO 8th 5/14 vs. TB.
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:
16 G, 1-0, 1.40 ERA, 0-0 SV, 3 HLD
 
2014/Career-High IP:
2.1 (5/14 vs. TB)
2nd among MLB rookie relievers with 23 strikeouts (Betances, NYY, 47).Averaging 10.71 K/9.0 IP (23 SO, 19.1 IP).Allowed runs in 3 of 16 appearances this season (3 ER total).
MLB W #1
 5/22 vs. HOU w/1.2 ShO IP (1 H, 2 K), stranded 1 inherited runner.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.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).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:
21 G, 2-1, 3.79 ERA, 0-1 SV, 8 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 with 21 appearances.Allowed just 1 run in last 6 games (5.1 IP) since May 5 w/8 strikeouts.1-2-3 8th (3 K) 5/22 vs. HOU in 3-1 game…scoreless IP w/1 K 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 w/ 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).L#1, allowing walk-off grand slam (G. Stanton) 4/18 at Miami.Stranded runner in 7th and went on to toss ShO 8th inning 4/15 at TEX.
#56 - FERNANDO RODNEY, RHP 2014:
19 G, 1-2, 2.95 ERA, 12-14 SV, 0 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (9/18/12 vs. BAL)
 
2014-High IP:
1.1 (5/3 at HOU)
3rd in the AL with 12 saves…allowed at least 1 runner in 10 of 14 SV ops.Allowed run in 1 of last 9 games (5/1-current): 0-1-7, 2.00 (2 ER, 9.0 IP).SV #12 w/1-2-3 9th in 3-1 win over HOU 5/22.1.0 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.
#54 - TOM WILHELMSEN, RHP 2014:
20 G, 0-1, 2.05 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)
Current streak of 13.2 consecutive scoreless innings is the longest scoreless streak by a Mariners relief pitcher this season.Allowed 7 H and 0 R over his last 11 appearances (12.2 IP) since 4/26.Has 13 K’s in last 10 G (12.1 IP)…1.0 ShO IP 5/21 at TEX in last outing.1.0 ShO IP 5/9 vs. KC (2 K)…tossed 1.1 ShO IP 5/12 vs. TB, striking out 2.2.0 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 5/22 vs. HOU (5.1,3,1,1,4,6,HR) ND L1 10 5.8 97.8 1/0 7.98 3.84 3 11 1-2 5-534-Hernandez, rhp 5/23 vs. HOU (8.0,5,1,1,1,9) W W3 11 6.8 100.3 7/1 8.84 1.67 9 4 4-1 7-418-Iwakuma, rhp 5/20 at TEX (8.0,6,2,2,1,3,HR) W W7 4 7.7 92.5 0/1 5.28 0.59 3 4 2-0 3-137-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 5/21 at TEX (6.1,7,4,4,3,1,HR) L L2 8 6.1 95.4 2/3 3.12 3.67 4 1 1-1 4-4
 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 11 (5-6) 1 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-1) 1 (1-0) 6 (0-2) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (1-0)6.0-6.2 12 (7-5) 4 (2-0) 1 (1-0) 2 (0-2) 0 (0-0) 2 (2-0) 3 (1-1) 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 7 (6-1) 3 (3-0) 3 (3-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0)Total Starts 47 (24-23) 11 (6-1) 4 (3-0) 6 (1-4) 2 (2-0) 10 (3-3) 8 (3-2) 1 (0-1) 5 (1-2)
Runs scored/start: 4.17 (196 R) 5.45 (60 R) 4.25 (17 R) 3.33 (20 R) 6.50 (13 R) 4.00 (40 R) 3.63 (29 R) 0.00 (0 R) 3.40 (17 R)
Team’s record when starting: 24-23 7-4 3-1 1-5 2-0 5-5 4-4 0-1 2-3

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