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07.12.14 Game Notes

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Saturday, July 12, 2014 Game #94 (50-43) Safeco Field
OAKLAND ATHLETICS (58-35) vs. SEATTLE MARINERS (50-43)
Home #49 (23-25)
TONIGHT’S TILT
…the Mariners continue a 7-game homestand tonight with the second of three games vs. the AL West leading Oakland Athletics (1-0)…opened this 󿬁rst-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
…won yesterday to snap 3-game losing streak and are 2-3 during current homestand……are 3-5 in last 8 games, but still won 7 of 12, 13 of 20 and 16 of last 25 games…overall have the 5th-best winning percentage in the American League (50-43/.538).
• Dominating
 –
Felix Hernandez
ranks 2nd in the AL in ERA (2.12), 2nd in strikeouts (154), T2nd in wins (11), 1st in quality starts (18), 1st in innings pitched (144.1) and 2nd in WHIP (0.90).
10+ Hits
– When recording 10+ hits the Mariners are 28-6 (.823)…lost last 2 games with 10+ hits.
The Closer
Fernando Rodney 
 is 1st in the AL with 27 saves (27-for-29 in save opps).
Multi-Hit Special
 –
Robinson Cano
 is T2nd in the AL with 36 multi-hit games…
4th with 114 hits
.
Maurer Power
 –
Brandon Maurer
 has not allowed a run in 5 games in relief (9.2 IP, 4 H, 11 K, 2 BB).Seattle is 18-21 on Bobblehead Night’s but have lost 8 of the last 10 games.Seattle is 3-for-the-last-36 (.083) with runners in scoring position since end of game July 5 at Chicago.Seattle is 25-20 against the American League West division.
MATCHING PITCH FOR PITCH
…Seattle and Oakland, the Top-2 pitching staffs in the American League (and 2 of Top-3 in Majors) are facing off during this weekend series in Seattle…here’s how they match up during the 󿬁rst half:
PITCHING TEAM W L ERA SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB K BA
Oakland 58 35 3.08 9 21 852.1 730 314 292 78 252 715 .230
Seattle 50 43 3.16 7 29 830.2 694 315 292 80 266 729 .227
KEEPING IT CLOSE
…over the last seven games, six have been decided by two runs or less including last night’s 3-2 victory over Oakland…the Mariners lead the American League and are T4th in the Majors with 50 games this season decided by two runs or less (25-25)…only the Pirates (55), Diamondbacks (52) and Padres (52) have had more games decided by two runs or less.
BEST IS YET TO COME
Robinson Cano
 ranks 3rd in the American League with a .330 (114x345) batting average…his .330 average is the 2nd-best average he has taken into the All-Star Break in his career…he hit .336 (115x342) in 2010 and .325 (88x271) in 2006…in his career before the break is hitting .302 (977x3235)…in the 2nd half is a career .321 (786x2446) hitter.
KEEPING UP WITH THE JONESES
…rookie
James Jones
 is hitting .288 (68x236) thus far before the break…
Ichiro Suzuki
 (.345/133x386) in 2001 and
Rich Amaral
 (.292/78x267) in 1993 are the only Mariners rookies with higher averages in the 󿬁rst half…he also ranks ahead of
 Alvin Davis
 (.287/83x289) in 1984,
Kenji Johjima
 (.287/78x272) in 2006,
Danny Tartabull
 (.286/75x262) in 1986.
RODNEY APPROACHING 200 SAVES
Fernando Rodney 
 is one save away from 200 for his career after recording his 199th career save last night, with his A.L. leading 27th save of the season…since the start of the 2012 season Rodney has recorded 112 saves (with 200 strikeouts), 2nd-most in the Majors (most in AL) behind Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel (120)…Rodney’s 199 career saves are 6th-most among active pitchers: J. Nathan (360), F. Rodriguez (331), J. Papelbon (308), J. Valverde (288) & H. Street (258).
STREAKING VS. THE A’S
Robinson Cano
 has recorded at least one hit in 19 consecutive games vs. Oakland (since 9/22/12)…during the 19-game hitting streak he is batting .350 (28x80) vs. the A’s with 10 runs scored, 7 doubles, 1 home run and 9 RBI…the streak is tied for the longest of his career vs. any team, had a 19-game hitting streak vs. Baltimore in 2010-11.
 ALL ABOUT THE PEN
…over the last 20 games (since June 20), the Mariners bullpen has a 0.95 ERA (7 ER, 66.0 IP) with 65 strikeouts…overall, the Mariners bullpen leads the Majors with a 2.38 ERA and leads the AL with a .212 opponent batting average.
HOME HITTER
Kyle Seager
 is batting .346 (55x159) with 21 runs, 21 extra-base hits (2B-8, 3B-1, HR-12) and 40 RBI in 46 games at Safeco Field this season…among AL leaders in
 home games
 ranks 1st in RBI, 3rd in batting avg, slugging percentage (.635), OPS (1.052) and 2nd in home runs.
MR. CONSISTENCY 
Robinson Cano
 leads the team with 114 hits (4th 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).
 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 󿬁rst All-Star Game.
DID YOU KNOW
…that Seattle is 24-13 (.649) against teams with a .500-or-better record (at the time they played) and 26-30 (.464) against teams that are below .500?…Seattle is 14-9 (.609) against A.L. teams that are currently in playoff position: 6-5 vs. Oakland, 6-3 vs. Los Angeles & 2-1 vs. Detroit…have yet to play against Baltimore this season.
TONIGHT’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: RHP Jesse Chavez (7-5, 3.06) vs. RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (7-4, 3.07)
7:10 pm
 Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle / Mariners.com
 TV:
 ROOT SPORTS
Day Date Opp. Time Mariners Pitcher Opposing Pitcher TELEVISION
Sunday July 13 OAK 1:10 pm RH
Chris Young
 (8-5, 3.08) vs. RH Sonny Gray (9-3, 2.97)
ROOT SPORTS
Monday July 14 5:00 pm
2014 HOME RUN DERBY 
 at TARGET FIELD
ESPN 
Tuesday July 15 N.L. 4:30 pm
85th MLB ALL-STAR GAME
 at TARGET FIELD FOX
 All games broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network…home games feature SAP in Spanish on ROOT SPORTS & ESPN Deportes
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 43-30,the 3rd-best winning percentage in the Majors (and AL West) during this stretch:
Rk Team Record since 4/23
1. LA Angels ...........................45-27 (.625)2. Oakland ..............................45-28 (.616)
3. Seattle
 ................................
43-30 (.589)
4. Detroit .................................42-30 (.583)5. Baltimore ............................42-31 (.575)
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
.260
Seattle
’s batting average since June 1, the 6th-best in A.L. & 9th in the Majors in that span
hit .233 thru May 31.
11
Felix Hernandez
 has 11 straight starts of 7.0+ innings & allowed 2 or fewer runs…streak is tied for longest by AL pitcher since 1974 when Gaylord Perry had 11-start streak for Cleveland…is 󿬁rst pitcher with 11 straight starts of 7.0 IP, 2 or less runs in single season since Mike Scott (HOU) in 1986.
50
The Mariners have 50 wins before the  All-Star break for the 5th time in club history, and 󿬁rst since 2003 (58-35)…the Mariners are currently one of 5  American League teams with 50 wins (OAK – 58, LAA – 55, DET – 52, BAL – 51, SEA – 50). 
94
Seattle
 will be playing its 94th game of the season tonight…95 󿬁rst-half games is the club record (1977, 2008 & 2013).
MLB RUN DIFFERENTIAL
The top-3 run differentials in the Majors belong to AL West teams:
RK TEAM MLB RUN DIFFERENTIAL
1. Oakland ............................+146 (460-314)2. LA Angels ...........................+83 (463-380)
3. Seattle
 ..............................
+56 (371-315)
 AL ERA LEADERS
RK TEAM (overall) ERA 
1. Oakland ..........................................3.08
2. Seattle
 ............................................
3.16
3. Kansas City ....................................3.78
RK TEAM (bullpen) ERA 1. Seattle
 ............................................
2.38
2. Cleveland ........................................2.923. Oakland ..........................................2.94
RK TEAM (starters) ERA 
1. Oakland ..........................................3.15
2. Seattle
 ............................................
3.53
3. LA Angels .......................................3.76
 VS. THE ATHLETICS
Seattle leads the season series 6-5, with the Mariners narrowly out-scoring the  A’s 36-33…Seattle went 11-8 vs. the  Athletics last season, including a 5-4 re-cord in Seattle.
 Year Home Road Totals
2014 2-2 4-3 6-52013 5-4 6-4 11-82012 3-6 4-6 7-12
 All-Time 135-141 106-176 241-317
 
TONIGHT’S MARINERS STARTERRHP HISASHI IWAKUMA 
2014 Breakdown:
 W-L ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 7-4 3.07 13/13 88.0 84 30 30 8 72 10Home 3-4 2.93 8/8 55.1 50 18 18 5 47 6Road 4-0 3.31 5/5 32.2 34 12 12 3 25 4vs. OAK - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career MLB Breakdown:
 W-L-S ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 30-15-2 2.89 76/62 433.0 380 148 139 93 358 52Home 15-10-0 2.76 42/35 244.2 202 79 75 44 216 27Road 15-5-2 3.06 34/27 188.1 178 69 64 49 142 25Starter 29-14 2.75 62/62 402.2 352 132 123 78 335 46Reliever 1-1-2 4.75 14/0 30.1 28 16 16 15 23 6vs. OAK 3-4-0 4.35 7/6 39.1 34 20 19 9 35 8
 ABOUT IWAKUMA 
Pronounced: he-sash-ee ee-wah-ku-mahMaking 14th start of 2014…77th career MLB game/63rd start tonight vs. Oakland.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 Paci󿬁c 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 48 of his career 62 career MLB starts, including 23 of his last 27 starts (11 of 13 GS this season).
LAST START
…recorded W#7 with 7.0 scoreless innings in his last start July 7 vs. Minnesota (2-0 win)…allowed 4 hits and struck out 10 batters (without a walk) to improve to 7-4 on the season…struck out Sam Fuld with runners on 2nd and 3rd in the top of the 7th inning to end his outing…improved to 5-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 5 career starts vs. the Twins (0 ER, 33.2 IP)…did not walk a batter for the 20th time in 62 career starts.
BACK ON TRACK 
…Iwakuma is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1 ER, 13.0 IP) over his last 2 starts at Houston (7/1) and vs. Minnesota (7/7)…struck out 17 and has not walked a batter over this stretch…in previous 4 starts (6/10-25) went 1-2 with a 5.18 ERA (14 ER, 24.1 IP) with 4 walks, 19 strikeouts.
BETTER THAN YOU THINK 
…with his win in his last start vs. Minnesota, Iwa-kuma improved to 30-15 in his MLB career (76 G/62 GS) and lowered his career ERA to 2.89…according to the
Elias Sports Bureau
 the only other pitchers to debut in the major leagues over the last 25 years and reach 30 wins with 15 or fewer losses and an ERA under 3.00 are Mike Mussina (12 losses and a 2.68 ERA when he got to 30 wins) and Roy Oswalt (30-9 with a 2.90 ERA).
DOUBLE-DIGIT K’S
…recorded 10 strikeouts in his last start July 7 vs. Min-nesota…marked his third career double-digit strikeout performance as a Mariner…recorded 13 strikeouts July 30, 2012 vs. Toronto (in 8.0 IP) and 11 strikeouts April 23, 2013 at Houston (in 5.0 IP).
CONTROL FREAK 
…has a 0.82 walks per 9.0 innings ratio this season, allow-ing only 8 walks in his 13 starts (87.0 IP)…
Jamie Moyer
 (1.61 in 1998) holds the club record for BB/9 IP…for his career has a 1.93 BB/9.0 IP ratio, includ-ing a 1.74 mark as a starter…walked 1 or fewer in 39 of 62 career starts.
PRETTY GOOD NUMBERS
…since moving into the starting rotation on July 2, 2012 vs. Baltimore, has gone 29-14 with a 2.75 ERA (123 ER, 402.2 IP) in 62 starts…he has averaged 6 2/3 innings per start and recorded 40 qual-ity starts…Iwakuma’s 2.75 ERA since his 󿬁rst MLB start is 7th-best in the Majors among starting pitchers: Kershaw, LAD, 1.96; Fernandez, MIA, 2.25; Medlen, ATL, 2.36; Harvey, NYM, 2.39; Cueto, CIN, 2.63; Wainwright, STL, 2.67;
Iwakuma, SEA, 2.75
.
SOLID AT SAFECO
…while Iwakuma is 4-0 on the road, he has a better ERA in 8 home starts (2.93) compared to a 3.31 mark on the road (4-0 record)is 15-10 with a 2.76 ERA (75 ER, 244.2 IP) in 42 G/35 GS, the lowest by a starting pitcher (min. 100.0 IP) in Safeco Field history (opened July 1999).
 ALL GOOD THINGS
…Iwakuma’s loss on May 25 vs. Houston was his 󿬁rst since Aug. 10, 2013 vs. Milwaukee…between losses, he went 7-0 with a 1.67 ERA (16 ER, 86.1 IP) with 65 strikeouts in 12 starts (Aug. 16, 2013-May 20, 2014)…during that span tossed 7.0+ innings in 9 starts, 8.0+ innings in 5 starts.
CRAZY EIGHTS
…tossed at least 8.0 innings, while allowing 2 runs or less in 3 consecutive starts (May 8 vs. KC, May 13 vs. TB & May 20 at TEX)…became the 12th starting pitcher in club history (21st time) to record 3 consecutive starts where he has pitched 8.0+ innings & allowed 2 or fewer runs…
Felix Hernandez
 has 5 such streaks during his career (most in club history) and Randy Johnson and Mike Moore each had three streaks.
HIGH QUALITY 
…recorded back-to-back starts of 8.0 or more scoreless innings without allowing a walk, May 8 vs. Kansas City and May 13 vs. Tampa Bay, becoming the 󿬁rst pitcher in Mariners history to record such back-to-back starts…over those two starts allowed 8 hits, zero walks and struck out 12 batters in 16.0 scoreless innings.
THE INJURY 
…while working out in Southern California in preparation for spring training, suffered an injury to the middle 󿬁nger 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 󿬁nger…on 15-day DL March 29 (retro to March 21)-May 3, incl. 1 rehab start at AAA Tacoma (see below).
SEATTLE’S BEST IN 2013
…was named to AL All Star team but did not pitch…was named Mariners Pitcher of the Year by the Seattle chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America and was a 󿬁nalist for Male Athlete of the Year for 2013 in the 79th Seattle Star of the Year voting.
 2014 SEATTLE MARINERS GAME NOTES • SATURDAY • JULY 12, 2014 • VS. OAKLAND ATHLETICS • PAGE 2
IWAKUMA’s 2014 STARTS
 
scrDT 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 97-705/20 @TEX 6-2 W (3-0) 8.0 6 2 2 1 3 1 6-2 99-645/25 HOU 1-4 L (3-1) 7.0 9 4 4 0 6 2 1-4 94-665/30 DET 3-6 L (3-2) 6.0 8 5 5 2 5 2 2-5 98-69
MAY 6 GS, 3-2, 3.09 43.2 37 15 15 4 29 6
6/4 @ATL 2-0 W (4-2) 7.0 6 0 0 0 7 0 2-0 96-716/10 NYY 2-3 L (4-3) 7.1 7 3 3 2 5 0 2-2 108-696/15 TEX 5-1 W (5-3) 8.0 6 1 1 0 6 1 5-1 106-686/20 @KC 7-5 ND 5.0 9 5 5 1 5 2 5-3 76-546/25 BOS 5-4 L (5-4) 4.0 8 5 5 1 3 1 3-4 80-54
JUNE 5 GS, 2-2, 4.02 31.1 36 14 14 4 26 4
7/1 @HOU 13-2 W (6-4) 6.0 7 1 1 0 7 0 12-1 83-637/7 MIN 2-0 W (7-4) 7.0 4 0 0 0 10 0 2-0 105-72
JULY 2 GS, 2-0, 0.69 12.0 11 1 1 0 17 0
IWAKUMA’s 2014 MiLB START
 
scrDT 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/WIN:
7/7, 2-0 vs. MIN (7.0,4,0,0,0,10)
LAST LOSS:
6/25, 5-4 vs. BOS (4.0,8,5,5,1,3,HR)
LAST ND:
6/20, 7-5 at KC (5.0,9,5,5,1,5,2HR)
LAST CG:
 none
LAST ShO:
 none
MLB CAREER HIGHSINNINGS:
 8.0, 11x, last: 6/15/14 vs. TEX
HITS:
9-3x, last: 6/20/14 at KC
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:
 7, 8/16/13-5/20/14
LONGEST LOSING STREAK:
3, 6/15-7/4/13
IWAKUMA vs. ATHLETICS
Making his 8th career appearance and 7th start vs. the A’s (󿬁rst of 2014)…is 3-4 with a 4.35 ERA (19 ER, 39.1 IP) vs. Oakland, including a 1-3, 4.64 mark at Safeco Field…earned the win in his last start vs. Oakland on Aug. 21, 2013 (7.0,7,3,3,2,4,2 HR).
 AVG AB H HR RBI BB SO
 A. Callaspo .133 15 2 0 4 1 2
 Y. Cespedes .444 18 8 3 5 0 5
C. Crisp .188 16 3 2 3 2 0
J. Donaldson .118 17 2 0 0 0 5
C. Gentry .500 6 3 0 0 0 1
J. Jaso .333 6 2 0 0 3 2
J. Lowrie .250 12 3 1 3 0 2
B. Moss .133 15 2 1 2 0 6
D. Norris .000 5 0 0 0 0 4
J. Reddick .333 15 5 0 1 0 2
E. Sogard .400 10 4 0 0 1 0
S. Vogt .000 2 0 0 0 0 1
SCORELESS STREAK 
Top Scoreless Innings Streaks in Club History (Individual):
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 (8-5, 3.08)
35-year-old right-hander is scheduled to make his 18th start of the season (19th appearance) tomorrow in the 󿬁rst-half ending game vs. the A’s…
is 5-3, 2.65 ERA over his last 9 starts, including 3-1, 1.69 in last 4 GS (6/16-current)
…leads the team with 15 home runs allowed (12 solo HR)…L#5 in his last start 7/8 vs. MIN (7.0,6,2,2,1,6,HR)…W#8 7/2 at HOU (7.0,2,2,2,1,8,HR-2)…recorded a 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 󿬁rst ML win since 9/2/12 w/NYM at MIA…tossed 2.0 perfect innings (1 inherited runner scored) with 2 strikeouts in his 󿬁rst career relief appearance (MLB regular season)…only other pro relief appearance was in the 2007 All-Star game…
Safeco Field:
Is 8-2 with a 2.81 ERA (25 ER, 80.0 IP) in 13 career starts at Safeco Field…
vs. OAK:
Making his 8th career appearance (7th start) vs. the A’s…is 3-1, 2.52 ERA (10 ER, 35.2 IP) in his career vs. the A’s, including 1-0, 1.29 (2 ER, 14.0 IP) in 3 G/2 GS this season.
 
2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES SATURDAY JULY 12, 2014 VS. OAKLAND ATHLETICS PAGE 3
TEAM PITCHING
 W-L ERA CG/SV IP H R ER BB-I SO HR
Season Totals 50-43 3.16 1/29 830.2 694 315 292 266-19 729 80Starters 38-30 3.53 1/0 562.2 489 237 221 165-8 466 65Relievers 12-13 2.38 0/29 268.0 205 78 71 101-11 263 15Safeco 23-25 3.17 1/13 432.0 355 163 152 135-5 376 39Road 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 5-5 2.52 0/4 93.0 65 30 26 29-5 95 7
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 7/11 vs. OAK 1.0,0,0,0,1,1 (SV) 4/23 vs. HOU 7/11 vs. OAK 6/14 vs. TEX 27/29 (.931) 38/27 (.711) 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 28/38 (.737) 258/186 (.721) 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; 󿬁rst win since 7/24/11 vs. STL w/PIT.Appearance on 4/1 was 󿬁rst 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 37 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)
T2nd 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 in󿬁eld 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, 84).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…4th 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:
38 G, 1-3, 1.98 ERA, 27-29 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/27 saves…allowed at least 1 base runner in 16 of 29 SV ops.
Perfect in last 16 save opportunities since 5/22 (6 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 17 K).2 R in last 20.0 IP (0.90 ERA) with 16 SV in 21 G since 5/18.SV#27 7/11 vs. OAK, walking 1 and striking out 1 in 9th inning. SV #26 7/7 vs. MIN, 2 K in 1-2-3 9th inning.
Has 4 career 25-save seasons, (37 in 2009 w/DET, 48 in 2012 and 37 in 2013 w/TB and 27 {and counting} w/SEA in 2014)...has 112 saves since the start of the 2012 season; only Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel has more (120).
#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 7/11 vs. OAK (8.0,6,2,2,2,9,HR) W W3 20 7.2 102.6 13/2 9.60 1.56 18 7 7-2 14-618-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 14 (12-2) 8 (6-1) 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 93 (50-43) 20 (11-2) 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: 3.99 (371 R) 5.10 (102 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: 50-43 14-6 8-5 4-7 2-0 9-10 10-7 1-1 0-1 2-5 0-1

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