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07.02.14 Game Notes

07.02.14 Game Notes

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014 Game #85 (46-38) Minute Maid Park
SEATTLE MARINERS (46-38) at HOUSTON ASTROS (36-49)
Road #42 (25-16)
TODAY’S TILT
…the Mariners continue a 6-game, 7-day, 2-city road trip today with the final game of a three-game series vs. the Houston Astros (2-0)…are off tomorrow before opening a Fourth of July weekend series vs. the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field…went 4-2 in recently-completed 6-game homestand vs. the Red Sox (2-1) and Indians (2-1)…today’s game will be televised on
ROOT SPORTS
 in HD & broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network.
ODDS AND ENDS
…won first 2 games of road trip by combined score of 23-6…
current 5-game road winning streak
…won 3 straight and are 9-2 over last 11 G…also 12-4 over last 16 games…
tied for the 7th-best winning pct in baseball (.542), 4th-best in the AL
39-25 (.609) following a season-high 8-G losing streak (April 15-22), the best W-L% in MLB during this span
.
Batting Race
Robinson Cano
 is 4th in the AL with a .323 batting avg (100x310).
Bullpen Bullies
– Mariners bullpen has allowed 3 ER over last 11 G for a 0.79 ERA.
• RISP
– Mariners are 3rd in AL batting .266 with runners in scoring position (.228 in 2013).
 RBI Leaders
Kyle Seager
 (8th, 58) and
Robinson Cano
 (13th, 51) are among AL RBI leaders.
The Jet
 –
James Jones
 is T6th in AL with 17 stolen bases…3rd in MLB with 12 SB in June.
• Dominating
 –
Felix Hernandez
ranks T1st in the AL in ERA (2.10), 2nd in strikeouts (137), T3rd in wins (10), T1st in quality starts (16), 2nd in innings pitched (128.1) and 1st in WHIP (0.919).
Starting Things Right
 – Mariners are 19-10 in the first game of a series this season (won 5 of last 6).
The Closer
Fernando Rodney 
 is T1st in the AL with 23 saves (23-for-25 in save opps).
Multi-Hit Special
 –
Robinson Cano
 is T3rd in the AL with 32 multi-hit games…
6th with 100 hits
.
Flashing the Leather
 – Mariners lead the AL with a .987 fielding percentage (40 E, 3,102 TC).
Maurer Power
 –
Brandon Maurer
 has not allowed a run in 3 games in relief (5.0 IP, 3 H, 7 K, 1 BB).
THE HOT CORNER
Kyle Seager
 is putting together an All-Star worthy season, batting .279 (84x301) with 21 doubles, 13 home runs, 58 RBI and a .849 OPS…trails only Oakland’s Josh Donaldson in home runs (18), RBI (61) and WAR among AL third baseman…here is a statistical look at the top AL players at the hot corner:
 AL 3B Leaders G AVG AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI XBH OBP SLG OPS WAR
J. Donaldson 82 .245 327 57 80 12 2 18 61 32 .325 .459 .784 3.5
K. Seager 81 .279 301 35 84 21 3 13 58 37 .350 .498 .849 3.3
 A. Beltre 69 .332 262 41 87 19 0 9 41 28 .380 .508 .887 2.2E. Longoria 86 .265 336 45 89 12 1 10 37 23 .332 .396 .728 2.0
 ABOUT LAST NIGHT
…Seattle tallied season offensive highs in runs scored (13), hits (18), doubles (6), extra-base hits (8) and margin of victory (11) in the 13-2 victory last night at Houston…was the first time with 8 extra-base hits in a game since recording 11 in a 21-8 blowout win May 30, 2012 at Texas…every starter recorded at least one hit and all but one starter scored a run.
2-OUT MAGIC
…the Mariners recorded a bit of history last night in the 7-run 6th inning, stringing together 6 consecutive run-scoring hits with 2 outs…
Robinson Cano
 (2-R 2B),
Kyle Seager
(2B),
Logan Morrison
 (2B),
Mike Zunino
 (2B),
Michael Saunders
 (1B) and
Dustin Ackley 
 (2B) had the successive run-scoring hits…was the first time in Mariners history with 6 straight RBI hits with 2 outs, and the first in the Majors since the Indians last season (5/30/13 vs. CIN - 4th inning).
SOME KIND OF SERIES
James Jones
 is 7-for-11 (.636) with 5 runs scored, 1 triple and 2 RBI in the first two games of this series…has raised his season batting average from .275 to .295.
SWINGING IT
…over the last four series (beginning road sweep at Kansas City), the Mariners are batting .293 (112x382) with 64 runs scored (5.82 RPG) and 40 extra-base hits (2B - 19, 3B - 3, HR - 18) over the last 11 games (.316/30x95 with RISP)…the club is 9-2 during this stretch.
DAYLIGHT
…Seattle is 18-10 (.643) in day games, the best winning percentage among American League teams…won 11 of the last 12 day games…
Robinson Cano
 ranks 6th in the AL batting .355 (38x107) with 4 of his 6 home runs (21 RBI) in day games, and today’s starting pitcher
Chris Young
 is 1-1, 2.34 ERA in 6 day games (5 starts) this season.
HIGH WATER MARK 
…the Mariners are a season-high 8 games over the .500 mark at 46-38 (.548)…first time to be at least 8 games over .500 since ending the 2009 season 8 games over .500 at 85-77…the last time the Mariners were 9 games over was at the end of the 2007 season (+14, 88-74).
ROAD WARRIORS
…the Mariners have the 3rd-best road winning percentage in the American League with a 25-16 mark (.610)…trail only the Tigers (25-15/.625) and A’s (27-17/.614) for the best  AL road record…are 13-4 over the last 17 road games and won 5 of last 6 road series.
BROOMS?
…the Mariners are going for their 7th series sweep of the season (have swept a pair of 3-game series)…have not recorded back-to-back sweeps of consecutive road series of 3+ games since May 29-June 5, 2003 (4-G sweep at MIN, 3-game sweep at PHI).
GETTING SERIES-OUS
…the Mariners have won
four
 consecutive series, and in the last 22 series, Seattle has won 13, lost 5 & tied 4…overall 14-10-5 in series…began season 1-5-1 in series.
LEADING OFF
…Mariners leadoff hitters are batting .316 (24x76) with 8 walks (3 reached on errors) in the first plate appearance of a game…
Endy Chavez
 has recorded a hit in 10 of 17 games in his first plate appearance as a leadoff batter this season, including hits in 8 of his last 13 games. (2 BB).
DID YOU KNOW?
…that the Mariners have scored 10+ runs in consecutive games for the first time since June 19-20, 2012?…the 23 combined runs in the first two games of this series are also the most since a 31-run outburst May 29-30, 2012 at Texas (10-3 win, 21-8 win)…Seattle has score 10+ runs in three straight games twice in club history, last coming during a four-game streak April 14-18, 2000 (11-9 win at TOR, 17-6 win at TOR, 19-7 win at TOR, 11-8 loss at CWS).
TODAY’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: RHP Chris Young (7-4, 3.15) vs. RHP Brad Peacock (2-4, 4.21)
11:10 AM PT/1:10 pm CT
 Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle / Mariners.com
 TV:
 ROOT SPORTS
Day Date Opp. Time Mariners Pitcher Opposing Pitcher TELEVISION
Thursday July 3 Off Day in ChicagoFriday July 4 @CWS 4:10 pm LH
Roenis Elias
 (7-6, 3.96) at LH Chris Sale (7-1, 2.30)
ROOT SPORTS
Saturday July 5 @CWS 11:10 am RH
Felix Hernandez
 (10-2, 2.10) at LH Jose Quintana
 
(5-7, 3.44)
ROOT SPORTS
Sunday July 6 @CWS 11:10 am RH
Taijuan Walker
 (1-0, 4.50) at RH Hector Noesi (2-6, 5.33)
ROOT SPORTS
 All games broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network 
PLAYING GOOD BALL
Since April 23, starting with
Kyle Seager’s
 walk-off 3-run home run vs. Houston to snap an 8-game losing streak, the Mariners are 39-25, the 2nd-best record in MLB during this stretch:
Rk Team Record since 4/231. Seattle
 ................................
39-25 (.609)
2. Oakland ..............................38-25 (.603)3. LA Angels ...........................37-25 (.597)4. San Francisco .....................36-26 (.581)5. Detroit .................................36-27 (.571)
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
.215
Chris Young
has the lowest BABIP (Batting Average on Ball In Play) among  AL starting pitchers (2nd in MLB).
.379
Robinson Cano
 is 25-for-66 (.379) with runners in scoring position.
.475
Kyle Seager
 is batting .475 (19x40) with 8 extra-base hits (2B - 5, HR - 3) and 11 RBI since June 21.
8
Robinson Cano
 leads the team (T6th in  AL with 8 game-winning RBI.
13
Home runs by
Kyle Seager
, 2nd-most among AL 3B (Donaldson - 18).
 AL ERA LEADERS
RK TEAM (overall) ERA 
1. Oakland ..........................................3.19
2. Seattle
 ............................................
3.22
3. Kansas City ....................................3.71
RK TEAM (bullpen) ERA 1. Seattle
 ............................................
2.56
2. Boston ............................................2.933. Oakland ..........................................2.95
RK TEAM (starters) ERA 
1. Oakland ..........................................3.31
2. Seattle
 ............................................
3.52
3. Detroit .............................................3.70
MLB RUN DIFFERENTIAL
The top 3 run differentials in the Majors belong to AL West teams:
RK TEAM MLB RUN DIFFERENTIAL
1. Oakland ............................+131 (422-291)
2. Seattle
 ..............................
+67 (354-287)
3. LA Angels ...........................+57 (401-344)
BACKSTOP HOMERS
 AL Catcher Team HR1. M. Zunino SEA 12
2. S. Perez KC 103. Y. Gomes CLE 9 B. McCann NYY 9
 VS. THE ASTROS
The Mariners and Astros play the 13th of 19 games this season…Seattle leads the series 7-5, going 4-1 in Houston and 3-4 at Safeco Field.
Year Home Road Totals2014 3-4 4-1 7-52013 3-6 7-3 10-9 All-Time 7-13 13-8 20-20
 
 2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES WEDNESDAY • JULY 2, 2014 AT HOUSTON ASTROS PAGE 2
TODAY’S MARINERS STARTER RHP CHRIS YOUNG
2014 MLB Breakdown:
 W-L ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 7-4 3.15 16/15 91.1 71 33 32 35 47 12Home 5-1 2.19 8/8 49.1 31 12 12 17 34 4Road 2-3 4.29 8/7 42.0 40 21 20 18 13 8Starter 7-4 3.22 15/15 89.1 71 33 32 35 45 12Reliever 0-0 0.00 1/0 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0vs. HOU 0-0 3.86 1/1 7.0 4 3 3 5 6 1
Career MLB Breakdown:
 W-L ERA G IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 60-47 3.73 175 982.0 816 434 407 377 802 121Home 30-23 3.32 82 479.1 379 192 177 163 418 55Road 30-24 4.12 93 502.2 437 242 230 214 384 66Safeco 8-1 2.84 12 73.0 53 23 23 25 53 9Starter 60-47 3.74 174 980.0 816 434 407 377 800 121Reliever 0-0 0.00 1 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 0vs. HOU 3-0 3.28 4 24.2 17 9 9 11 19 4
 ABOUT YOUNG
• 35-year-old right-hander is making his 17th appear-ance, 16th start, of the season today vs. the Astros. 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.#53 is the fourth jersey number he has worn in a MLB game…#49 with Texas, #32 with San Diego, #55 with New York Mets.Signed with the Mariners as a free agent on March 27 after being re-leased by Washington…was a non-roster invitee in the Nationals.
LAST TIME OUT
…W #7 in Mariners 3-2 win vs. CLE 6/27…allowed 4 hits and 1 run in 5.0 IP but was undone by pitch count (91 in 5.0) and left w/2-1 lead…did not allow a HR, and finished June allowing just 2 HR in 5 GS, after allowing 10 in previous 9 GS.
LOOKING FOR SOME SUPPORT
…the Mariners have scored only 15 runs in Young’s last 6 starts, and just 11 runs while he is in the game…enter’s today’s start with a 3.83 run support average (runs scored while he is in the game), 10th-lowest among AL starting pitchers.
NO HITS FOR YOU
…limited opponents to a .218 batting average (71x326) this season, which is the 9th-lowest opponents average among American League starting pitchers this season…Young has re-corded 5 starts this season allowing 3 hits of less, while tossing at least 6.0 innings, which is tied for T2nd-most in the Majors (J. Cueto, 7)…in his career he has 28 such starts, going 20-3 in those game.
EVEN STINGIER AT SAFECO
…holding opponents to a .178 batting av-erage (31x174) in 8 starts at Safeco Field…ranks 2nd in the AL (5th in MLB) in home opp avg among starters…lowest single-season oppo-nent batting average in home games is currently held by Randy Johnson (.176 in 1997) and the lowest Safeco Field mark was recorded by Michael Pineda in 2011 (.182/50x275, 12 GS).
STRONG OUT OF THE GATES
…has held opponents to a .183 batting average (22x120) the first time through the batting order and .218 (26x119) the second time through…during the third time through the order has been touched for a .277 avg (23x83) with 5 home runs.
7.0 & 1 ER
…recorded a no-decision June 21 at Kansas City in Mariners 2-1 win…allowed 3 hits and 1 run in 7.0 innings…only run allowed came on a solo HR by  Alex Gordon to lead off the 5th inning…up to that point started retired the first 12 batters he faced to start the game…29th career start (2nd this season) where he tossed at least 7.0 innings allowing 1 run or less (17-1 record with 11 no-decisions).
BIT BY THE HOME RUN
…tied for team lead having allowed 12 home runs this season (T13th in the AL)…16 of 33 runs allowed this season have come via the home run (Solo HR: 9, 2-Run HR: 2, 3-Run HR: 1)…has allowed just 2 homers in last 5 GS (28.0 IP).
LOOKING FOR #7
…is looking for his 8th win of the season…would be the first time to win at least 8 games in a season since winning 9 games with San Diego in 2007…won 4 in 2009 (14 GS), 2 in 2010 (4 GS), 1 in 2011 (4 GS), 4 in 2012 (20 GS) & 0 in 2013.
HOME SWEET HOME
…ranks 7th in the American League with a 2.19 home ERA (Felix Herandez is 6th at 2.16)…is 5-1 with a 2.19 ERA (12 ER, 49.1 IP) with 34 strikeouts while limiting opponents to a .178 (31x174) opponents batting average in 8 starts at Safeco Field this season…
home opponent batting average is 2nd-lowest among AL starters (Chris Sale - .162)
…in his career, is 8-1 with a 2.84 ERA (23 ER, 73.0 IP) with 53 strikeouts in 12 career starts at Safeco Field…prior to his loss vs. the Yankees on June 11, Young was the only pitcher in the history of Safeco Field to make at least 7 starts without recording a loss.
IT HAD BEEN A WHILE
…worked way back from shoulder surgery (thoracic outlet syndrome) that caused him to miss large portion of 2013 season…appearance on April 6 at OAK was first in Majors since Sept. 29, 2012 at Atlanta (w/ NYM).
 YOUNG’s 2014 GAME-BY-GAME
 
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 93-605/16 @MIN 4-5 L (3-1) 7.0 10 5 5 1 0 2 4-5 101-675/21 @TEX 3-4 L (3-2) 6.1 7 4 4 3 1 2 3-4 99-585/26 LAA 5-1 W (4-2) 6.1 2 1 1 3 5 1 5-1 98-595/31 DET 3-2 W (5-2) 6.0+ 3 2 2 2 6 1 3-1 106-69
MAY: 6 GS, 4-2, 3.40 39.2 28 15 15 11 17 1
6/6 @TB 0-4 L (5-3) 5.0 7 3 3 5 3 0 0-3 102-616/11 NYY 2-4 L (5-4) 5.0 7 4 4 2 2 1 0-4 96-596/16 SD 5-1 W (6-4) 6.0 4 0 0 1 6 0 5-0 88-566/21 @KC 2-1 ND 7.0 3 1 1 1 2 1 1-1 99-726/27 CLE 3-2 W (7-4) 5.0 4 1 1 1 4 0 2-1 91-61
JUNE: 5 GS, 2-2, 2.89 28.0 25 9 9 10 17 2
LAST TIME (as starter)LAST START/WIN:
6/27, 3-2 vs. CLE (5.0,4,1,1,1,4)
LAST ND:
 6/21, 2-1 at KC (7.0,3,1,1,1,2, HR)
LAST LOSS:
 6/11, 2-4 vs. NYY (5.0,7,4,4,2,2,HR)
LAST CG:
 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, twice, last: 5/16/14 at MIN
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. HOUSTON
Young is making his 5th career start vs. the Astros, second this season…had ND 4/23 in SEA (7.0 IP, 3 ER) in 5-3 SEA win…prior to 2014, had not faced ‘Stros since April 1, 2008 while with San Diego…is 3-0 with a 3.28 ERA (9 ER, 24.2 IP) in 4 career starts vs. Houston…pitched here just once: 6/25/05, a 6-5 win (7.0 IP, 3 ER).
 AVG AB H HR RBI BB SO
J. Altuve .000 4 0 0 0 0 0
C. Carter .500 2 1 1 1 1 1
J. Castro .333 3 1 0 2 0 0
M. Dominguez .000 2 0 0 0 1 0
D. Fowler .400 10 4 0 1 3 3
M. Krauss .000 2 0 0 0 1 0
 A. Presley .000 3 0 0 0 0 2
G. Springer .000 2 0 0 0 1 0
FRIDAY’S PROBABLE STARTER: LHP ROENIS ELIAS (7-6, 3.96)
25-year-old left-hander is scheduled to make his 18th start of the season (and career) Friday at the White Sox…L #6 5-0 to Indians 6/28, allowing all 5 runs in 6.0 IP…W#7 at KC 6/22 (6.2,5,1,1,2,5)…2nd on the team in starts (17, Felix has 18) and innings pitched (104.2, Felix has 128.1)…among MLB rookie starters ranks 1st in starts, 2nd in innings pitched (Tanaka - 115.2 IP) and 4th in strikeouts…
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…tossed a 9.0-inning 3-hit shutout 6/1 vs. DET (9.0,3,0,0,1,8,HB); was the 14th complete game shutout by a Mariners rookie and the first since Freddy Garcia blanked Detroit on Aug. 24, 1999…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)…
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. CWS
: Making his first career start vs. the White Sox.
THE AIR UP THERE
Young is one of 6 pitchers 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
 
2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES WEDNESDAY JULY 2, 2014 AT HOUSTON ASTROS PAGE 3
TEAM PITCHING
 W-L ERA CG/SV IP H R ER BB-I SO HR
Season Totals 46-38 3.22 1/25 746.2 640 287 267 239-14 644 73Starters 35-25 3.52 1/0 510.2 451 214 200 148-6 410 59Relievers 11-13 2.56 0/25 236.0 189 73 67 91-8 234 14Safeco 21-22 3.23 1/11 387.0 319 147 139 119-2 332 37Road 25-16 3.20 0/14 359.2 321 140 128 120-12 312 36March/April 11-14 3.67 0/5 220.2 192 102 90 93-7 197 25May 16-14 3.56 0/10 268.0 246 113 106 76-3 211 29June 18-10 2.53 1/10 249.0 191 70 70 68-4 226 19July 1-0 1.00 0/0 9.0 11 2 1 2-0 10 0
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 6/27 vs. CLE 1.0,0,0,0,0,2 (H) 6/24 vs. BOS 6/11/09 vs. CIN w/WAS 4/17 at TEX 0/0 (---) 27/24 (.889) 15/13 (.867)40-Farquhar, rhp 6/27 vs. CLE 1.0,0,0,0,1,1 (H) 4/27 vs. TEX 5/4 at HOU 4/11 vs. KC 1/3 (.500) 33/23 (.697) 13/10 (.769)41-Furbush, lhp 6/27 vs. CLE 0.1,1,0,0,0,0 (H) 6/20 at KC None 6/18 at SD 0/0 (---) 34/22 (.647) 25/20 (.800)52-Leone, rhp 7/1 at HOU 1.0,2,1,0,1,2 6/3 at ATL None 6/19 at SD 0/2 (.000) 30/20 (.667) 18/8 (.444) 37-Maurer, rhp* 7/1 at HOU 2.0,2,0,0,1,1 8/20/13 at OAK None None 0/0 (---) 3/3 (1.000) 0/0 (---) 31-Medina, rhp 6/27 vs. CLE 0.2,0,0,0,1,0 (H) 6/21 at KC 6/18/13 at LAA 4/18 at MIA 0/1 (.000) 33/27 (.818) 9/8 (.889)56-Rodney, rhp 6/29 vs. CLE 1.0,0,0,0,0,1 (SV) 4/23 vs. HOU 6/29 vs. CLE 6/14 vs. TEX 23/25 (.920) 34/23 (.676) 7/6 (.857)54-Wilhelmsen, rhp 6/30 at HOU 3.0,1,1,1,2,0 (SV) 8/18/12 vs. MIN 6/30 at HOU 4/20 at MIA 1/2 (.333) 32/21 (.656) 12/8 (.667)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 25/34 (.735) 232/166 (.716) 104/77 (.740)
#97 - JOE BEIMEL, LHP 2014:
28 G, 2-1, 1.40 ERA, 0-0 SV, 6 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
4.0 (9/13/05 vs. NYY w/TB)
 
2014-High IP:
2.0-2x (4/18 at MIA)
Stranded 13 of 15 inherited runners…allowed runs in only 2 of 28 G.0 R in last 15.2 innings (15 G) 5/2-current…W#2 with 1.1 IP (0 R) 6/24 vs. BOS.Allowed 2 IHR to score, but 0 ER in 0.2 IP on 6/19 at SD; 1st inherited runners allowed to score this season.
W#1 on 6/9 at TB, retiring both BF; first win since 7/24/11 vs. STL w/PIT.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.1-2-3 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, RHP 2014:
33 G, 1-1, 2.86 ERA, 1-3 SV, 7 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (7/31/13 at BOS)
 
2014-High IP:
2.0, 4x (last: 6/9 at TB)
H, BB, K in 0.2 IP 6/24 vs. BOS…T3rd on team with 33 appearances.Has not allowed a run in last 5G (3.2 IP), 6/17-current.Touched up for a 3-spot in 1.0 IP 6/14 vs. TEX (3 H, 3 K, HR).HR allowed 6/14 vs. TEX (Chirinos) was just 4th of his career (82 G). Allowed only 1 R in 10.1 innings (11 G) May 13-June 13.Tossed 2.0 ShO IP 6/9 at TB, tying his season-high in innings pitched.Tossed 1.0 ShO IP (1 H) 6/3 at Atlanta to hold a 7-5 lead in the 8th.Did not allow a run (1 H) in 6 G 5/13-26…1.0 ShO IP 5/26 vs. LAA.L#1 5/11 vs. KC, GS HR in 7th…1st HR allowed since 6/23/13 vs. OAK.2.0 inning
save (#1
of ‘14) 5/4 at HOU.
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).
#41 - CHARLIE FURBUSH, LHP 2014:
34 G, 1-4, 3.70 ERA, 0-0 SV, 11 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
5.0 IP (5/27/11 vs. BOS)
2014-High IP:
1.2 (6/10 vs. NYY)
Tied for team lead with 34 appearances.
Allowed 2 R over last 20 G (15.0 IP/May 5-c) to lower ERA from 7.71 to 3.70.
Stranded 20 of 25 inherited runners (80%).
W #1
 6/20 at KC; retired both BF, stranding 3 inherited runners in tie game in 8th.
L#4 6/18 at SD, allowed infield hit and bloop RBI single in 8th inning.ShO 9th 5/24 vs. HOU…ret. only BF 5/23…ret. only BF 5/20…ShO 8th 5/14.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.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:
30 G, 2-1, 2.12 ERA, 0-2 SV, 5 HLD
 
2014/Career-High IP:
2.1 (5/14 vs. TB)
2nd among MLB rookie relievers w/38 K’s (Betances, NYY, 76/Familia, NYM 36).Averaging 10.06 K/9.0 IP (38 SO, 34.0 IP).Allowed runs in 6 of 30 appearances this season (8 ER total).BS #2 6/20 at KC; allowed 2 inherited runners to score in 6th to tie game at 5.BS #1/L#1 on 6/19 at SD, charged with season-high 4 ER on 3 H in 0.1 IP.W#2 tossing 2.0 ShO innings while striking out 4 on June 3 at Atlanta.Allowed 1 run in 14 G (5/5-6/17): 17.2 IP, 12 H, 5 BB, 20 K.
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 3 H in 6.1 scoreless innings (4 G) to begin career before allowing run.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.
#37 - BRANDON MAURER, RHP 2014:
10 G, 7GS, 1-4, 6.88 ERA, 0-0 SV,0 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
4.0 (8/28/13 vs. TEX)
 
2014-High IP:
2.0-2x (last: 7/1 at HOU)
Is 0-0, 0.00 (0 ER, 5.0 IP) in 3 G in relief this season; 1-4, 7.52 in 7 GS.Worked 2.0 IP (2 H, 1 BB, 1 K) 7/1 at HOU.Struck out 4 Red Sox in 2.0 ShO innings on June 25 vs. BOS in 1st relief app.Recalled from AAA Tacoma on June 25 (E. Ramirez optioned).AAA Tacoma: 1-0 with 2.79 ERA (6 ER, 19.1 IP) with 24 K in 12 G (1 start).Made 7 starts with Seattle (April 20-May 29), going 1-4 with a 7.52 ERA (27 ER, 32.1 IP) with 17 strikeouts (failed to go 5.0 IP in 5 of 7 starts).Career as reliever: 2-0 with 6.04 ERA (15 ER, 22.1 IP) with 22 strikeouts.
#31 - YOERVIS MEDINA, RHP 2014:
33 G, 4-1, 2.48 ERA, 0-1 SV, 12 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
2.1-3x (last: 7/23/13 vs. CLE)
 
2014-High IP:
1.1-2x (4/14 at TEX)
Allowed just 1 run in last 18 games (16.0 IP) since May 5 w/18 strikeouts.0 R, 4 H in last 12.0 IP, May 17-current (12 G).Leads team 12 holds…T3rd on the team w/33 apps.W #4 6/21 at KC; tossed 1-2-3 8th in 1-1 tie; Mariners scored 1 in 9th for win.W #3 6/8 at TB; tossed scoreless 8th, keeping game tied 0-0.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:
34 G, 1-3, 2.23 ERA, 23-25 SV, 0 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (9/18/12 vs. BAL)
 
2014-High IP:
1.1 (5/3 at HOU)
T1st in the AL w/23 saves…allowed at least 1 base runner in 15 of 25 SV ops.SV#23 6/29 vs. CLE, retired all three batters he faced.SV#22 6/27 vs. CLE, allowing 1 run on 2 hits in 9th inning. Notched his 21st save of the season 6/23 at KC...has 4 career 20-save seasons, (37 in 2009 w/DET, 48 in 2012 and 37 in 2013 w/TB and 22 {and counting} w/SEA in 2014)...has 108 saves since the start of the 2012 season; only Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel has more (116).
2 R in last 16.0 IP (1.20 ERA) since May 18.Allowed run in 3 of last 24 G (5/1-current): 0-2-18, 1.57 (4 ER, 23.0 IP).Saved 4 consecutive games (6/19-22)...1st time to work in 4 straight games since 5/27-30/13 & 3rd time in his career (also: 8/11-14/12).SV #21 6/22 at KC in 2-1 win...SV #20 6/21 at KC in 2-1 win (K, BB, GIDP).
L #3
 6/14 vs. TEX; allowed 2-out, oppo field single to drive in 1 run in 4-3 loss.
W #1
 w/ShO 9th IP 4/23 vs. HOU (1 H, 1 BB, 1 K).Seattle debut 4/1 at LAA, allowed one hit, got double play to end game.
#54 - TOM WILHELMSEN, RHP 2014:
32 G, 0-1, 2.60 ERA, 1-3 SV, 4 HLD
 Career-High IP:
3.0-3x (6/25/14 vs. BOS)
2014-High IP:
3.0,3x (6/30 at HOU)SV#1 6/30 at HOU, allowing 1 R over 3.0 IP; 1st SV since 7/28/13 vs. MINCareer-high 3.0 ShO IP on 6/11 vs. NYY, 6/25 vs. BOS & 6/30 at HOU.Has 31 K’s in last 20 G (30.2 IP).Has tossed 3+ innings in 7 of his last 11 outings.Tossed 2.0 ShO innings 6/3 at ATL…Struck out 2 of 3 batters 5/30 vs. DET. • Streak of 13.2 consecutive scoreless innings 4/21-5/21 is the longest scoreless streak by a Mariners relief pitcher this season.Allowed 7 H and 0 R over 11 appearances (12.2 IP) 4/26-5/21.Touched up for 3 ER in 1.2 IP 5/24 vs. HOU…1.0 ShO IP 5/21 at TEX.1.0 ShO IP 5/9 vs. KC (2 K)…tossed 1.1 ShO IP 5/12 vs. TB, striking out 2.Ranks 8th in Mariners history with 54 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 6/28 vs. CLE (6.0,6,5,5,2,1,HR) L L1 17 6.2 95.8 2/0 7.48 3.10 6 15 2-2 9-834-Hernandez, rhp 6/29 vs. CLE (8.0,1,0,0,3,9) W W2 18 7.1 102.4 13/2 9.61 1.54 16 6 6-2 12-618-Iwakuma, rhp 7/1 at HOU (6.0,7,1,1,0,7) W W1 12 6.8 92.6 0/6 6.89 0.89 7 9 3-2 7-537-Maurer, rhp 5/29 vs. LAA (4.0,6,5,5,4,2,HR) L4 L4 7 4.7 85.4 3/0 4.73 3.90 0 5 0-2 2-565-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 6/24 vs. BOS (4.1,5,2,2,5,2,HR) ND L4 11 4.8 85.0 5/2 7.13 4.92 4 2 0-1 4-732-Walker 6/30 at HOU (6.0,5,3,3,2,5,2HR) W W1 1 6.0 94.0 1/0 9.00 3.00 1 2 0-0 1-053-Young, rhp 6/27 vs. CLE (5.0,4,1,1,1,4) W W2 15 6.0 97.7 3/3 4.63 3.45 8 3 4-2 9-6
 Team No. Hernandez Iwakuma Ramirez Paxton Elias Young Walker Beavan MaurerINNINGS (Team Rec.) (Starter’s Rec.)
0.0-4.2 14 (4-10) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-1) 5 (0-1) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-1) 1 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-1) 5 (0-3)5.0-5.2 16 (7-9) 1 (0-0) 1 (0-0) 2 (0-1) 1 (1-0) 6 (0-2) 4 (2-2) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (1-0)6.0-6.2 22 (13-9) 4 (2-0) 3 (2-1) 3 (0-2) 0 (0-0) 5 (3-2) 6 (4-1) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0)7.0-7.2 20 (12-8) 7 (3-1) 3 (1-2) 1 (1-0) 1 (1-0) 4 (3-1) 3 (0-1) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-1)8.0-9.0 12 (10-2) 6 (5-1) 4 (4-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (1-0) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0)Total Starts 84 (46-38) 18 (10-2) 12 (6-4) 11 (1-4) 2 (2-0) 17 (7-6) 15 (7-4) 1 (1-0) 1 (0-1) 7 (1-4)
Runs scored/start: 4.21 (354 R) 5.35 (94 R) 4.50 (54 R) 3.82 (42 R) 6.50 (13 R) 3.82 (65 R) 3.27(49 R)
10 (10 R)
 0.00 (0 R) 3.71 (26 R)
Team Record: 46-38 12-6 7-5 4-7 2-0 9-8 9-6 1-0 0-1 2-5

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