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07.11.14 Game Notes

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Friday, July 11, 2014 Game #93 (49-43) Safeco Field
OAKLAND ATHLETICS (58-34) vs. SEATTLE MARINERS (49-43)
Home #48 (22-25)
TONIGHT’S TILT
…the Mariners continue a 7-game homestand tonight with the first of three games vs. the AL West leading Oakland Athletics…opened this first-half ending homestand dropping 3 of 4 vs. the Minnesota Twins…following the All-Star break will open the second half with a three-game road series vs. the Angels in Anaheim (July 18-20)…tonight’s game will be televised on
ROOT SPORTS
 in HD & broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network.
ODDS AND ENDS
…dropped 3 straight games and are 1-3 during current homestand…batting .296 (32x108) during current losing streak, but scored only 3 runs (2x15 with RISP)…are 2-5 in last 7 games, but still won 6 of 11, 12 of 19 and 15 of last 24 games…overall have the 5th-best winning percentage in the American League (49-43/.533).
The Standings
– Mariners are 3rd in AL West, 9.0 back of Oakland and 5.5 back of 2nd-place LAA…currently hold the second wild card spot, 1.5 games ahead of Toronto and Kansas City.
• Dominating
 –
Felix Hernandez
ranks 2nd in the AL in ERA (2.11), 3rd in strikeouts (145), T5th in wins (10), 1st in quality starts (17), 2nd in innings pitched (136.1) and 1st in WHIP (0.895).
10+ Hits
– When recording 10+ hits the Mariners are 28-6 (.823)…lost last 2 games with 10+ hits.
Batting Race
Robinson Cano
 is 4th in the AL with a .327 batting avg (112x342).
The Closer
Fernando Rodney 
 is 1st in the AL with 26 saves (26-for-28 in save opps).
Multi-Hit Special
 –
Robinson Cano
 is T3rd in the AL with 35 multi-hit games…
T4th with 112 hits
.
Maurer Power
 –
Brandon Maurer
 has not allowed a run in 5 games in relief (9.2 IP, 4 H, 11 K, 2 BB).
CHASING GAYLORD
Felix Hernandez
 has recorded
10
 consecutive starts where he has pitched at least 7.0 innings and allowed 2 or fewer runs (6-1, 1.40 ERA, 85 SO, 11 BB)…the streak is the 2nd-longest by an AL pitcher dating back to 1974 when Gaylord Perry had a 11-start streak for the Indians…he is the first pitcher with 10 straight starts of 7.0 IP, 2 or less runs in a
single season
 since Mike Scott (HOU) in 1986…Felix is tied for the MLB lead with 17 quality starts (J. Cueto - CIN).
STRIKEOUT RATES
…tonight’s starting pitcher match-up features two of the top K/9.0 IP hurlers over the last three seasons…since 2012,
Felix Hernandez
is 7th best in MLB with 9.18 K/9.0 IP (584 K’s, 572.2 IP), while Jeff Samardzija ranks 9th with 8.98 K/9.0 IP (502 K’s, 503.1 IP).
STREAKING VS. THE A’S
Robinson Cano
 has recorded at least one hit in 18 consecutive games vs. Oakland (since 9/22/12)…during the 18-game hitting streak he is batting .338 (26x77) vs. the A’s with 10 runs scored, 6 doubles, 1 home run and 8 RBI…the streak is the 2nd-longest of his career vs. any team, trailing only a 19-game hitting streak vs. Baltimore in 2010-11.
PROJECTING SEAGER
Kyle Seager
 leads the team with 14 home runs and 61 RBI…is on pace for a 25-homer, 107 RBI season, which would mark the first 25+ HR, 100+ RBI season by a Mariners player since Richie Sexson (24 HR, 107 RBI) and Raul Ibañez (33 HR, 123 RBI) in 2006…he is already the first Mariners player with 14+ HR and 60+ RBI at the All-Star break since Ibañez in 2006 (20 HR, 70 RBI).
 ALL ABOUT THE PEN
…over the last 18 games (since June 20), the Mariners bullpen has a 0.97 ERA (7 ER, 65.0 IP) with 64 strikeouts…overall, the Mariners bullpen leads the Majors with a 2.39 ERA and leads the AL with a .212 opponent batting average.
MIS(P)ING IN ACTION
…Seattle is 2-for-the-last-33 (.061) with runners in scoring position, a stretch that dates back to the end of the game on July 5 at Chicago…have not had a run-scoring hit with a runner in scoring position since Brad Miller’s go-ahead double in the 14th inning on July 5.
HOME HITTER
Kyle Seager
 is batting .353 (55x156) with 21 runs scored, 21 extra-base hits (2B-8, 3B-1, HR-12) and 40 RBI in 45 games at Safeco Field this season…among AL leaders in
 home  games
 ranks 1st in RBI, 2nd in batting avg, slugging percentage (.647), OPS (1.071) and home runs…his .353 average at home is currently the 5th-highest in club history at Safeco Field before the  All-Star Break: 1.) Ichiro Suzuki (.402 in 2007), 2.) Ichiro Suzuki (.365 in 2001), 3.) Ichiro Suzuki (.364 in 2009), 4.) Ichiro Suzuki (.360 in 2006) and 6.) Edgar Martinez (.349 in 2000).
MR. CONSISTENCY 
Robinson Cano
 leads the team with 112 hits (T4th in AL), his 6th consecutive season with at least 100 hits before the All-Star break, the longest active streak in the Majors…he is one of 7 active players to record at least 6 100-hit seasons Pre-ASG…his 6 consecutive seasons with at least 100 hits before the break is the T3rd-longest streak in the Major Leagues since 1954: Pete Rose, 12 (1968-1979); Ichiro Suzuki, 11 (2001-2011);
Cano
 (2009-current), Michael Young, 6 (2003-2008); Steve Garvey, 6 (1974-1979).
FIRST HALF ERA 
Felix Hernandez
 ranks 2nd in the American League with a 2.11 ERA (32 ER, 136.1 IP), which is currently the lowest in club history prior to the All-Star break (min. 10 GS)…the mark Felix is aiming to better is a 2.20 ERA by Randy Johnson in 1997.
 ALL-STARS
Robinson Cano
 (fan elected),
Felix Hernandez
 (player elected) &
Kyle Seager
 (selected) will play for the American League in the 85th All-Star Game, to be played on Tuesday, July 15th at Target Field…
5-TIME ALL-STAR
…Felix has been named to his 5th All-Star team, tying Randy Johnson (1990, 1993-95, 1997) for the most by a Mariners pitcher in club history…
5-TIME STARTER
…Cano will be starting his 5th straight All-Star game for the AL…he joins Hall of Famers Rod Carew (6 straight, 1970-75) & Roberto Alomar (5 straight, 1996-2000) as only second basemen in AL history to earn 5 straight fan elections…
Seager
will be appearing in his first All-Star Game.
TUNE IN, TURN ON
…the 2014 All Star Game is Tuesday, July 15, in Minnesota…it will air on FOX, at 5 pm (PT)…that’s KCPQ-13 in Seattle.
DID YOU KNOW
…that the Mariners have 7 relief pitchers who have appeared in 30 or more games?…Seattle is the only team in the Majors with 7 pitchers with 30+ relief appearances, but ranks 11th with 258 relief appearances and 13th in total bullpen innings (267.0)…
Fernando Rodney,
 
Danny Farquhar
 and
Charlie Furbush
 are tied for the team lead with 37 appearances.
TONIGHT’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: RHP Jeff Samardzija (1-0, 1.29) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez (10-2, 2.11)
7:10 pm
 Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle / Mariners.com
 TV:
 ROOT SPORTS
Day Date Opp. Time Mariners Pitcher Opposing Pitcher TELEVISION
Saturday July 12 OAK 7:10 pm RH
Hisashi Iwakuma
 (7-4, 3.07) vs. RH Jesse Chavez (7-5, 3.06)
ROOT SPORTS
Sunday July 13 OAK 1:10 pm RH
Chris Young
 (8-5, 3.08) vs. RH Sonny Gray (9-3, 2.97)
ROOT SPORTS
 All games broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network…home games feature SAP in Spanish on ROOT SPORTS & ESPN Deportes
 YOU GET AN A+
Felix Hernandez
 is 17-7 with a 2.64 ERA (65 ER, 221.1 IP) in 32 career starts vs. Oakland (since ‘68)…among pitchers with at least 30 career starts vs. the A’s, Felix’s ERA is the best all-time:
Rk Pitcher ERA vs. OAK 1. Felix Hernandez
 ............................
2.64
2. Roger Clemens ...............................2.773. John Lackey ...................................2.904. Jim Palmer ......................................2.925. Nolan Ryan .....................................3.05
WINS VS. THE A’S
Felix Hernandez
 is 16-5 vs. the A’s since the start of the 2007 season, tying for the MLB lead of most wins by a pitcher vs. a single team:
Most Wins vs. Any Opponent (since 2007):Felix Hernandez vs. OAK 
 ...............
16 (16-5)
Tim Hudson vs. WAS........................16 (16-4)Tim Lincecum vs. SD........................16 (16-6)Justin Verlander vs. CLE ................16 (16-13)
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 42-30,the 3rd-best winning percentage in the Majors (and AL West) during this stretch:
Rk Team Record since 4/23
1. Oakland ..............................45-27 (.625)2. LA Angels ...........................44-27 (.620)
3. Seattle
 ................................
42-30 (.583)
4. Detroit .................................41-30 (.577)5. Baltimore ............................41-31 (.569)
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
10
Felix Hernandez
has recorded 10 consecutive starts allowing 2 or fewer runs in at least 7.0 innings pitched.
14
Kyle Seager
 leads the team and ranks T2nd among AL third baseman with 14 home runs (J. Donaldson - 20).
MLB RUN DIFFERENTIAL
3 of the top 4 differentials in the Majors belong to AL West teams:
RK TEAM MLB RUN DIFFERENTIAL
1. Oakland ............................+147 (458-311)2. LA Angels ...........................+80 (460-380)3. Washington ........................+56 (370-314)
4. Seattle
 ..............................
+55 (368-311)
 AL ERA LEADERS
RK TEAM (overall) ERA 
1. Oakland ..........................................3.08
2. Seattle
 ............................................
3.18
3. Kansas City ....................................3.81
RK TEAM (bullpen) ERA 1. Seattle
 ............................................
2.39
2. Oakland ..........................................2.943. Cleveland ........................................2.95
RK TEAM (starters) ERA 
1. Oakland ..........................................3.15
2. Seattle
 ............................................
3.55
3. LA Angels .......................................3.81
 VS. THE ATHLETICS
The season series is deadlocked at 5-5, with the Mariners narrowly out-scoring the A’s 33-31…Seattle went 11-8 vs. the  Athletics last season, including a 5-4 re-cord in Seattle.
 Year Home Road Totals
2014 1-2 4-3 5-52013 5-4 6-4 11-82012 3-6 4-6 7-12
 All-Time 134-141 106-176 240-317
 
 2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES FRIDAY • JULY 11, 2014 VS. OAKLAND ATHLETICS • PAGE 2
TONIGHT’S MARINERS STARTER RHP FELIX HERNANDEZ
2014 Breakdown:
 W-L ERA GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 10-2 2.11 19 136.1 99 39 32 23 145 4Home 6-2 2.16 9 66.2 44 20 16 12 65 2Road 4-0 2.07 10 69.2 55 19 16 11 80 2vs. OAK 2-0 2.49 3 21.2 21 7 6 3 19 1
Career Breakdown:
 W-L ERA GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 120-88 3.12 288 1961.0 1768 761 680 549 1848 149Home 62-43 3.12 143 991.1 889 373 344 260 959 75Road 58-45 3.12 145 969.2 879 388 336 289 889 74vs. OAK 17-7 2.64 32 221.1 190 74 65 60 212 16
 ABOUT KING FELIX 
…28-year-old right-hander is making his 20th start of the season tonight, his fourth vs. the Athletics.Signed a 7-year deal through the 2019 season on Feb. 13, 2013.In 2010 won the
 AL Cy Young
, garnering 21 of 28 first-place votes…joined Randy Johnson (1995) as only Mariners to win the Cy Young…named
Sporting News
 AL Pitcher of the Year.ML debut Aug. 4, 2005 at Detroit…Safeco debut vs. MIN Aug. 9, 2005…youngest pitcher since Jose Rijo worked as reliever in ‘84 (19 years, 54 days (7/6/84 at MIN).At 19 years, 118 days old at debut, was the 3rd-youngest player to debut in Mariners history & 2nd-youngest pitcher.Born in Valencia, VZ…signed as 16-year-old non-drafted free agent July 4, 2002.Selected to AL squad in 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 All-Star Game.Threw the first Perfect Game in Mariners history, and 23rd in ML history, Aug. 15, 2012 in a 1-0 victory over Tampa Bay at Safeco Field (9.0,0,0,0,0,12)…7th PG in MLB history to be decided in a 1-0 game, and 1st in the AL since 1984.Tossed 6.0+ IP in 235 of 288 GS (81.6%)…6.0+ innings in 42 of 50 starts over last 2 seasons (84.0%), including 39 quality starts (197 career quality starts, Seattle record).Owns a 16-11, 2.72 ERA in 42 starts during the month of July during his career…went 3-0 with a 1.22 ERA in 5 July starts last season…dating back to July 27, 2011, Felix is 7-0 with a 1.68 ERA (18 ER, 96.1 IP) with 87 strikeouts in 12 July starts.
LAST TIME OUT
…no-decision in Mariners 3-2 win over the White Sox in 14 in-nings on July 5…allowed a leadoff hit in the 1st before retiring 21 of the next 22 batters…allowed his only 2 runs in the 8th inning but Seattle tied it in the 9th…struck out 8 batters for the 11th time in 19 starts this season.
WELL RESTED
Felix
is starting tonight on five days rest…is 3-0 with 1.67 ERA (8 ER, 43.0 IP) with 54 K’s in 6 starts when he has 5 days of rest between starts.
SEARCHING FOR 11
Felix
 is looking for his 11th win of the season…would be first time in his career to win 11 games before the All-Star Break…has won 10 games before the break in 2013 & 2009…looking to become only the 11th pitcher in club history to win 11 game prior to the AGS (last: Moyer-12/Pinei-ro-11 both in 2003).
TRENDING
…over his last 10 starts, Felix is 6-1 with a 1.40 ERA (12 ER, 77.0 IP)…during this stretch since May 18, has limited opponents to a .170 (45x265) aver-age, while walking 11 and striking out 85.…loss on June 13 vs. Texas (1-0 loss) was his first since April 21 vs. Houston.
SOME KIND OF STREAK 
…Hernandez has recorded 10 consecutive starts where he has pitched at least 7.0 innings and allowed 2 or fewer runs, including 8.0 scoreless innings allowing 2 runs in his last start at CWS on July 5…is the longest streak in club history, bettering a 7-start streak by Randy Johnson in 1994…during this stretch Felix is 6-1 with a 1.40 ERA (12 ER, 77.0 IP) with 85 strikeouts and 11 walks (9.94 K/9.0 IP, 7.73 K/BB ratio)…the streak is tied for 2nd-longest by an AL pitcher dating back to 1974 when Gaylord Perry had a 11-start streak for the Indians…the last pitcher with 10 straight starts of 7.0 IP, 2 or less runs in a single season was Mike Scott (HOU) in 1986.
KING OF JUNE
Felix Hernandez
 was named AL Pitcher of the Month for June, going 3-1 with 1.22 ERA (6 ER, 44.1 IP) in 6 starts…struck out 54 during month to T2nd in the AL (Darvish – 57, Price – 54), the most K’s he has recorded in a month during his career (previous: 51 in June 2010, August 2010, August 2011)…his 1.22 ERA is 10th-lowest in a month in club history (min. 5 GS), and the 4th-lowest of his career (0.82 – August 2010, 0.94 – June 2009, 1.08 –  August 2012)…this is the 4th monthly honor for Hernandez, also winning the award in August 2012, September 2009 and June 2009…only pitcher in club history to win more than 2 Pitcher of the Month awards (Randy Johnson – 2, Mark Langston – 2)…Edgar Martinez won 5 Player of the Month Awards during his career.
 AL RANKINGS
…enters tonight’s start with the following A.L. rankings: Winning Percentage (T2nd - 10-2, .833), Wins (T5th - 10), Starts (T1st - 19), Innings Pitched (2nd - 136.1), Strikeouts (3rd - 145), ERA (2nd - 2.11), Opponent Avg (3rd - .201), WHIP (2nd - 0.89), Quality Starts (1st - 17), Strikeouts per 9.0 IP (7th - 9.57), strikeout-to-walk ratio (5th - 6.30).
DOUBLE-DIGIT STRIKEOUTS
…recorded his 4th double-digit strikeout game of the season (T4th-most in AL) on June 18 vs. the Padres…30th career double-digit strikeout game, most by any pitchers since his debut season in 2005…also 9th career start with 10+ strikeouts without allowing a walk, most in club history (broke tie with Randy Johnson).
15 STRIKEOUTS
…struck out a career-high 15 batters while recording a no-decision in Mariners 5-0 win over the Tampa Bay Rays June 8 at Tropicana Field…here are some notes on one of the most dominating starts of his career…
15 strikeouts are tied for most in the Majors this season (Jon Lester, 5/3 vs. OAK & Clayton Kershaw on June 18 vs. COL)…21st time in club history that a pitcher had at least 15 strikeouts in a game, 1st time since Randy Johnson had 15 on July 11, 1998 vs. Angels…Johnson (17), Mark Langston (2x) and Mike Moore (1).
 AL PLAYER OF THE WEEK 
…named the American League Player of the Week for June 2-8 …went 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA, one walk and 23 strikeouts in 14.0 innings over two starts vs. NYY & TB…was the second AL Player of the Week honor for Felix, joining the week right after his perfect game in 2012.
THE FELIX QUALITY START
…since 2009, Felix Hernandez has recorded 48 starts where he has thrown at least 8.0 innings and allowed 1 or fewer runs…that total is most among starting pitchers, ahead of Cliff Lee (42) and Clayton Kershaw (33)…the next closest AL pitchers (all starts in AL) is Jered Weaver with 25…
has 73 starts of 7.0+ IP allowing 1 or fewer runs, also most in baseball since 2009 (ahead of Kershaw - 62).LAST TIME
LAST START/ND:
7/5, 3-2 at CWS (8.0,3,2,2,1,8)
LAST WIN:
6/29, 3-0 vs. CLE (8.0,1,0,0,3,9)
LAST LOSS:
6/13, 0-1 vs. TEX (8.1,4,1,1,2,6)
LAST CG:
 (23x) 8/27/12, 1-0 at MIN (9.0,5,0,0,1,5)
LAST ShO:
(9x) 8/27/12, 1-0 at MIN (9.0,5,0,0,1,5)
CAREER HIGHS
INNINGS:
 9.0, 21x, last: 7/26/13 vs. MIN (ND)
HITS:
13, 2x, last: 9/24/08 vs. LAA 
RUNS:
 10, 5/16/06 at OAK
STRIKEOUTS:
15, 6/8/14 at TB
WALKS:
 6, 3x, last: 4/5/10 at OAK
LOW-HIT GAME (CG):
 0, 8/15/12 vs. TB -- Perfect Game
LONGEST WIN STREAK:
 9, 2x, last: 6/23/12-8/27/12
LONGEST LOSING STREAK:
5, 2x, last: 8/17-9/27/13
2014 GAME-BY-GAME
 
scr DT OPP SCR W-L IP H R ER BB SO HR left PC-K 
3/31 @LAA 10-3 W (1-0) 6.0 4 3 2 1 11 1 4-3 103-664/5 @OAK 3-1 W (2-0) 8.1 6 1 1 1 8 1 3-1 101-724/11 OAK 6-4 W (3-0) 7.0 4 2 2 0 11 0 6-0 104-714/16 @TEX 2-3 ND 7.0 4 1 1 1 9 0 2-0 96-684/21 HOU 2-7 L (3-1) 7.1 7 6 2 1 4 1 2-6 113-74 4/26 TEX 3-6 ND 6.0 5 3 3 3 4 0 3-3 107-66
MAR/APR 6 GS, 3-1, 2.40 41.1 30 16 11 7 47 3
5/2 @HOU 4-5 ND 5.0 5 3 2 3 6 0 4-3 89-575/7 @OAK 6-4 ND 6.1 11 4 3 2 0 0 3-4 97-675/12 TB 12-5 W (4-1) 6.2 8 4 4 0 7 0 9-3 111-735/18 @MIN 6-2 W (5-1) 8.0 7 2 2 1 5 0 5-2 97-665/23 HOU 6-1 W (6-1) 8.0 5 1 1 1 9 0 6-1 102-745/28 LAA 3-1 W (7-1) 8.2 4 1 1 2 9 0 3-1 116-70
MAY 6 GS, 4-0, 2.74 42.2 40 15 13 9 36 0
6/2 @NYY 10-2 W (8-1) 7.0 8 2 2 0 8 0 6-2 111-746/8 @TB 5-0 ND 7.0 4 0 0 1 15 0 0-0 100-666/13 TEX 0-1 L (8-2) 8.1 4 1 1 2 6 0 0-0 114-776/18 @SD 1-2 ND 7.0 3 1 1 0 10 0 1-1 97-636/23 BOS 12-3 W (9-2) 7.0 6 2 2 0 6 1 12-2 95-616/29 CLE 3-0 W (10-2) 8.0 1 0 0 3 9 0 3-0 107-64
JUNE 6 GS, 3-1, 1.22 44.1 26 6 6 6 54 1
7/5 @CWS 3-2 ND 8.0 3 2 2 1 8 0 2-2 108-76
JULY 1 GS, 0-0, 2.25 8.0 3 2 2 1 8 0 SEASON 19 GS, 10-2, 2.11 136.1 99 39 32 23 145 4
HERNANDEZ vs. ATHLETICS
Felix is making his 33rd career start vs. the A’s…is 17-7, 2.64 ERA (65 ER, 221.1 IP) with 212 strikeouts in 32 starts…in 2014 is 2-0 with a 2.49 ERA (6 ER, 21.2 IP) with 19 K’s in 3 starts…in career at Safeco Field vs. Oakland is 8-5 with a 2.67 ERA (28 ER, 94.1 IP) in 14 starts…since 2007, Seattle has won 21 of 28 Felix starts against Oakland…here is how Felix has fared vs. the Athletics current roster:
 AVG AB H HR RBI BB SO
 A. Callaspo .298 47 14 1 6 3 6
 Y. Cespedes .200 30 6 0 1 0 10
C. Crisp .238 63 15 0 2 4 13
J. Donaldson .174 23 4 0 2 2 8
C. Gentry .200 5 1 0 1 0 1
J. Jaso .286 14 4 0 2 1 2
J. Lowrie .214 28 6 1 1 0 7
B. Moss .310 29 9 1 4 0 10
D. Norris .000 5 0 0 0 1 3
N. Punto .111 9 1 0 0 3 1
J. Reddick .152 33 5 0 0 0 6
E. Sogard .217 23 5 0 0 2 1
S. Vogt .000 2 0 0 0 0 0
MARINERS RANKINGS
Category Rank # Next Up
Quality Starts 1st 197 - - -Starts 2nd 288 Jamie Moyer (323) is 1stWins 3rd 120 Randy Johnson (130) is 2ndInnings 2nd 1961.0 Jamie Moyer (2093.0) is 1stShutouts T2nd 9 Randy Johnson (19), is 1st Felix is tied with Langston, Moore
TOMORROW’S STARTING PITCHER: RHP HISASHI IWAKUMA (7-4, 3.07)
33-year-old right-hander is scheduled to make his 14th start of the season and 63rd career MLB start tomorrow vs. the A’s…struck out season-high 10 batters in W#7 on July 7 vs. MIN (7.0,4,0,0,0,10)…W#6 on July 1 at HOU (6.0,7,1,1,0,7)…L#4 on June 25 vs. BOS (4.0,8,5,5,1,3); his shortest outing of the season…W#5 6/15 vs. TEX (8.0,6,1,1,0,6,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…
CAREER:
 Is 30-15 with a 2.89 ERA (139 ER, 433.0 IP) in 76 G/62 starts in his career, including going 29-14, 2.75 ERA (123 ER, 402.2 IP) in 62 career starts (7/2/12-current)…
vs. OAK 
: Making his 8th career appearances and 7th start vs. the A’s, his first this season…is 3-4 with a 4.35 ERA (19 ER, 39.1 IP) with 35 strikeouts in 7 games/6 starts…2013 vs. A’s: 3-2, 3.94 ERA (14 ER, 32.0 IP) in 5 starts…at Safeco Field vs. A’s is 1-3 with a 4.64 ERA (11 ER, 21.1 IP) with 21 strikeouts.
 
2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES FRIDAY JULY 11, 2014 VS. OAKLAND ATHLETICS PAGE 3
TEAM PITCHING
 W-L ERA CG/SV IP H R ER BB-I SO HR
Season Totals 49-43 3.18 1/28 821.2 688 313 290 263-19 719 79Starters 37-30 3.55 1/0 554.2 483 235 219 163-8 457 64Relievers 12-13 2.39 0/28 267.0 205 78 71 100-11 262 15Safeco 22-25 3.19 1/12 423.0 349 161 150 132-5 366 38Road 27-18 3.16 0/16 398.2 339 152 140 131-14 353 41March/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 4-5 2.52 0/3 84.0 59 28 24 26-5 85 6
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 7/10 vs. MIN 1.1,1,0,0,1,0 6/24 vs. BOS 6/11/09 vs. CIN w/WAS 4/17 at TEX 0/0 (---) 30/25 (.833) 17/13 (.765)40-Farquhar, rhp 7/10 vs. MIN 2.0,4,2,2,0,0 4/27 vs. TEX 5/4 at HOU 4/11 vs. KC 1/3 (.333) 37/27 (.730) 14/11 (.786)41-Furbush, lhp 7/10 vs. MIN 1.0,1,0,0,0,0 6/20 at KC None 6/18 at SD 0/0 (---) 37/24 (.649) 25/20 (.800)52-Leone, rhp 7/10 vs. MIN 1.0,1,0,0,0,1 6/3 at ATL None 6/19 at SD 0/2 (.000) 34/24 (.706) 18/8 (.444) 44-Luetge, lhp 7/10 vs. MIN 1.0,1,0,0,1,0 9/4/13 at KC 8/21/12 vs. CLE 9/23/13 vs. KC 0/0 (---) 4/1 (.250) 3/3 (1.000)37-Maurer, rhp* 7/9 vs. MIN 2.2,1,0,0,0,2 8/20/13 at OAK None None 0/0 (---) 5/5 (1.000) 1/1 (---) 31-Medina, rhp 7/8 vs. MIN 1.0,0,0,0,0,0 6/21 at KC 6/18/13 at LAA 4/18 at MIA 0/1 (.000) 36/29 (.806) 12/10 (.833)56-Rodney, rhp 7/7 vs. MIN 1.0,0,0,0,0,2 (SV) 4/23 vs. HOU 7/7 vs MIN 6/14 vs. TEX 26/28 (.929) 37/26 (.703) 7/6 (.857)54-Wilhelmsen, rhp* 7/5 at CWS 2.0,0,0,0,0,2 (W) 7/5 at CWS 6/30 at HOU 4/20 at MIA 1/2 (.500) 33/22 (.667) 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 27/37 (.730) 257/185 (.720) 113/81 (.717)
#97 - JOE BEIMEL, LHP 2014:
31 G, 2-1, 1.24 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 17 inherited runners…allowed runs in only 2 of 31 G.0 R in last 19.0 IP (18 G) 5/2-current.…longest active scoreless streak in AL.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.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:
37 G, 1-1, 2.93 ERA, 1-3 SV, 9 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (7/31/13 at BOS)
 
2014-High IP:
2.0, 4x (last: 6/9 at TB)
T2nd on team with 36 appearances.1.2 IP, H, 3 K in extra-inning win 7/5 at CWS.Has not allowed a run in last 8 G (7.0 IP), 6/17-current.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.
1st MLB win
 4/27 vs. TEX (1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 K).
#41 - CHARLIE FURBUSH, LHP 2014:
36 G, 1-4, 4.21 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)
T1st on team with 37 appearances.
Stranded 21 of 26 inherited runners (81%).
Allowed 2-run HR to Konerko 7/4 at CWS…had given up 2 R in previous 20 G (May 5-June 27).
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.
#52 - DOMINIC LEONE, RHP 2014:
34 G, 2-1, 1.83 ERA, 0-2 SV, 5 HLD
 
2014/Career-High IP:
2.1 (5/14 vs. TB)
2nd among MLB rookie relievers w/45 K’s (Betances, NYY, 81/Familia, NYM, 40).Averaging 10.30 K/9.0 IP (45 SO, 39.1 IP).Allowed runs in 6 of 34 appearances this season (8 ER total).Struck out 3 in 1.1 ShO IP July 9 vs. Minnesota.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.
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.
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.
#44 - LUCAS LUETGE, LHP 2014:
4 G, 0-0, 5.40 ERA, 0-0 SV, 0 HLD
Career-High IP:
3.0-2x (last: 5/21/13 at LAA)
 
2014-High IP:
1.1 IP (4/27 vs. TEX)
Last name pronunciation: LIT-kee.
In his third stint with the Mariners (April 9-14, April 25-May 2 & July 10-current).ShO IP 7/10 vs. MIN (1 H, 1 BB, GIDP).Recalled from AAA Tacoma on July 10 (Stephen Pryor optioned).
AAA Tacoma: 3-1, 3.40 ERA (15 ER, 39.2 IP) with 44 K’s in 26 outings.In parts of three Major League seasons (2012-14), held left-handed batters to a .211 (30x142) batting average with 4 extra-base hits.
#37 - BRANDON MAURER, RHP 2014:
12 G, 7 GS, 1-4, 5.79 ERA, 0-0 SV, 0 HLD
Career-High IP:
4.0 (8/28/13 vs. TEX)
 
2014-High IP:
2.2(7/9 vs. MIN)
Is 0-0, 0.00 (0 ER, 9.2 IP) in 4 G in relief this season; 1-4, 7.52 in 7 GS.Tossed career-high 2.2 innings as reliever on July 9 vs. MIN (2 K).Worked 2.0 IP 7/6 at CWS (0 H, 1 BB, 2 K) & 7/1 at HOU (2 H, 1 BB, 1 K).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 5.40 ERA (15 ER, 25.0 IP) with 24 strikeouts.
#31 - YOERVIS MEDINA, RHP 2014:
36 G, 4-1, 2.25 ERA, 0-1 SV, 13 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 13 holds…T2nd on the team w/36 appearances.Allowed just 1 run in last 21 games (18.1 IP) since May 5 w/18 strikeouts.0 R, 4 H in last 15.0 IP, May 17-current (17 G).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).
#56 - FERNANDO RODNEY, RHP 2014:
37 G, 1-3, 2.04 ERA, 26-28 SV, 0 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (9/18/12 vs. BAL)
 
2014-High IP:
1.1 (5/3 at HOU)
1st in the AL w/26 saves…allowed at least 1 base runner in 15 of 28 SV ops.
Perfect in last 15 save opportunities since 5/22 (6 H, 1 ER, 2 BB, 16 K).2 R in last 19.0 IP (0.95 ERA) with 15 SV in 20 G since 5/18.SV #26 7/7 vs. MIN, 2 K in 1-2-3 9th inning.
SV #25 7/5 at CWS, tossing 1-2-3 14th inning (1 SO).Has 4 career 25-save seasons, (37 in 2009 w/DET, 48 in 2012 and 37 in 2013 w/TB and 26 {and counting} w/SEA in 2014)...has 111 saves since the start of the 2012 season; only Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel has more (119).
#54 - TOM WILHELMSEN, RHP 2014:
34 G, 1-2, 2.54 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)L #2 as spot starter (1st MLB GS) 7/10 vs. MIN (2.2,1,2,1,3,3).W #1 7/5 at CWS working 2.0 perfect innings in 12th & 13th frames.SV #1 6/30 at HOU, allowing 1 R over 3.0 IP; 1st SV since 7/28/13 vs. MIN.Worked 2.0+ innings in 8 of last 12 G…1.93 ERA (5 ER, 23.1 IP) since 5/27.Career-high 3.0 ShO IP on 6/11 vs. NYY, 6/25 vs. BOS & 6/30 at HOU.Has tossed 3+ innings in 7 of his last 12 outings.• 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.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 7/9 vs. MIN (3.1,7,7,6,3,3) L L3 19 6.0 94.7 3/0 7.65 3.19 6 15 2-3 9-1034-Hernandez, rhp 7/5 at CWS (8.0,3,2,2,1,8) ND W2 19 7.2 102.7 13/2 9.57 1.52 17 6 6-2 13-618-Iwakuma, rhp 7/7 vs. MIN (7.0,4,0,0,0,10) W W2 13 6.8 94.5 0/6 7.36 0.82 8 9 4-2 8-537-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, rhp 7/6 at CWS (4.0,2,1,1,5,3,WP) L L1 2 5.0 88.5 1/0 8.10 6.30 1 2 0-0 1-154-Wilhelmsen, rhp 7/10 vs. MIN (2.2,1,2,1,3,3) L L1 1 2.2 54.0 2/0 10.13 10.13 0 0 0-1 0-153-Young, rhp 7/8 vs. MIN (7+,6,2,2,1,6,HR) L L1 17 6.0 96.8 5/3 5.14 3.22 10 4 4-2 10-7
 Team No. Hernandez Iwakuma Ramirez Paxton Elias Young Walker Beavan Maurer WilhelmsenINNINGS (Team Rec.) (Starter’s Rec.)
0.0-4.2 17 (4-13) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-1) 5 (0-1) 0 (0-0) 2 (0-2) 1 (0-0) 1 (0-1) 1 (0-1) 5 (0-3) 1 (0-1)5.0-5.2 17 (7-10) 1 (0-0) 1 (0-0) 2 (0-1) 1 (1-0) 7 (0-3) 4 (2-2) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0)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) 0 (0-0)7.0-7.2 23 (14-9) 7 (3-1) 4 (2-2) 1 (1-0) 1 (1-0) 4 (3-1) 5 (1-2) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-1) 0 (0-0)8.0-9.0 13 (11-2) 7 (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) 0 (0-0)Total Starts 92 (49-43) 19 (10-2) 13 (7-4) 11 (1-4) 2 (2-0) 19 (7-8) 17 (8-5) 1 (1-0) 1 (0-1) 7 (1-4) 1 (0-1)
Runs scored/start: 4.00 (368 R) 5.10 (99 R) 4.31 (56 R) 3.82 (42 R) 6.50 (13 R) 3.53 (67 R) 3.18(54 R) 5.00 (10 R) 0.00 (0 R) 3.71 (26 R) 2.00 (2 R)
Team Record: 49-43 13-6 8-5 4-7 2-0 9-10 10-7 1-1 0-1 2-5 0-1

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