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07.18.14 Game Notes

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Friday, July 18, 2014 Game #96 (51-44)  Angel Stadium
SEATTLE MARINERS (51-44) vs. LOS ANGELES ANGELS (57-37)
Road #46 (27-18)
TONIGHT’S TILT
…the Mariners open the second half of the season with a brief three-game series/ road trip vs. the Los Angeles Angels at Angel Stadium…return home following this series for a 7-game homestand starting Monday vs. the New York Mets (3 games) and Baltimore Orioles (4 games)…tonight’s game will be televised on
ROOT SPORTS
 in HD & broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network.
ODDS AND ENDS
…the Mariners reached the All-Star break with a 51-44 (.537) record, the 5th-best winning percentage in the AL…are 3rd in the AL West, 8.0 games back of 1st-place OAK and 6.5 back of 2nd-place LAA…hold the second wild card spot 2.5 games up on Toronto and Kansas City...won 8 of 14, 14 of 22 and 17 of last 27 games.
Dominating
 –
Felix Hernandez
leads the AL in ERA (2.12), ranks 2nd in strikeouts (154), T3rd in wins (11), 1st in quality starts (18), 2nd in innings pitched (144.1) and 1st in WHIP (0.90).
10+ Hits
– When recording 10+ hits the Mariners are 29-6 (.829).
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 37 multi-hit games…
2nd with 118 hits
.
Maurer Power
 –
Brandon Maurer
 has not allowed a run in 6 games in relief (10.2 IP, 4 H, 12 K, 2 BB).
 AL West
 – Seattle is 26-21 against the American League West division, including winning 6 of last 7 G.
J.J.
James Jones
 has a current 6-game hitting streak (.360/9x25)…batting .288 (69x240) overall.
MID-SEASON REPORT
…a digital PDF copy of the Mariners Mid-Season Report featuring updated bios, stats and notes can be downloaded from MarinersMedia.com.
4 ALL-STARS
Felix Hernandez
(5th ASG),
Robinson Cano
(6th ASG),
Fernando Rodney 
 (2nd  ASG) and
Kyle Seager
(1st ASG) will represented the Mariners in the 85th Midsummer Classic on Tuesday at Target Field in Minneapolis…marked the first time since 2003 the Mariners have had four players selected to play in the All-Star game...Hernandez, who was the second Mariners pitcher to start the All-Star game (also: Randy Johnson in 1995 and 1997), allowed 1 hit in the first inning...Cano (0x2), Seager (0x2) and Rodney (0.1,0,0,0,1,1) helped lead the AL to a 5-3 win over the NL.
PLAYING THE TOUGH GUYS TOUGH
…Seattle is 25-14 (.641) 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 15-10 (.600) against American League teams that are currently in playoff position: 7-6 vs. Oakland, 6-3 vs. Los Angeles & 2-1 vs. Detroit…have yet to play against Baltimore this season.
ROAD WARRIORS
…the Mariners have the 2nd-best road winning percentage in the American League with a 27-18 mark (.600)…trail only the Tigers (28-16/.636) for the Major League lead…won 10 of last 14 road games and 5 of last 7 road series.
FIRST-HALF IMPROVEMENT (AGAIN)
…the Mariners are 51-44 (.537) at the break, the 5th-best winning percentage in the American League…marks an 8-win improvement from where the Mariners were last All-Star break (43-52/.453) and a 15-win improvement from 2012 (36-51/.414).
BEST IS YET TO COME
Robinson Cano
 ranks 3rd in the American League with a .334 (118x353) batting average…his .334 average was 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 (981x3243)…in the 2nd half is a career .321 (786x2446) hitter.
SIMPLY SEAGER
Kyle Seager
 led the team in the first half with 15 home runs, 63 RBI and 40 extra-base hits…among AL leaders is T6th in extra-base hits, T10th in RBI and T16th in home runs…since the start of the 2012 season has combined to bat .264 with 89 doubles, 6 triples, 57 home runs and 218 RBI…152 extra-base hits during this span are 13th-most in the American League.
RODNEY APPROACHING 200 SAVES
Fernando Rodney 
 is one save away from 200 for his career after recording his 199th career save on July 11 vs. OKA, with his AL 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 (121)…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).
1-2-3 PUNCH
Felix Hernandez
 (1st, 2.12),
Hisashi Iwakuma
 (9th, 2.98) and
Chris Young
 (13th, 3.15) have helped lead the Mariners to a 3.52 starters ERA…rank 2nd in the AL (8th in MLB) and recorded the 2nd-lowest starters ERA in club history prior to the All-Star break (3.14 in 2011).
OVERALL ERA 
...the Mariners pitching staff had a 3.16 ERA (298 ER, 848.2 IP) in 95 games in the first half of the season, ranking 2nd in the American League in ERA, trailing only Oakland’s 3.09 ERA...since 1991 the Mariners 3.16 team ERA is the 3rd-lowest in the American League behind only the 2014 (3.09) and 2011 (3.13) Oakland Athletics.
 ALL ABOUT THE PEN
…the Mariners hold the lowest bullpen ERA in the Majors at 2.39 (72 ER, 271.1 IP)…also have the lowest opponents batting average in the American League at .211 (207x980) and the lowest opponent OPS (.593)…52 extra-base hits allowed are the fewest in the Majors, with  Atlanta 2nd with 56 XBH allowed…over the last 22 games (since June 20), the Mariners bullpen has a 1.04 ERA (8 ER, 69.1 IP) with 67 strikeouts.
 AS YOU KNOW
...
Hisashi Iwakuma
 is 8-0 with a 2.10 ERA over his last 12 road starts, dating back to July 20, 2013...
BUT DID YOU KNOW
Iwakuma’s
 8-game road winning streak is the longest in club history since Jamie Moyer won 8 straight decisions (7/23/01-6/05/02)?...his streak is currently T5th-longest in franchise history, trailing only: Freddy Garcia (10, 4/16/00-7/06/01), Bob Wells (9, 5/17/95-6/27/96), Jamie Moyer (9, 7/25/99-7/19/00) and Arthur Rhodes (9, 9/05/00-6/02/02)...it is also the longest active streak in the Majors...overall Iwakuma is 15-5 with a 2.68 ERA (52 ER, 174.1 IP) in 27 career road starts.
 
TONIGHT’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (8-4, 2.98) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (10-6, 3.45)
7:05 pm
 Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle / Mariners.com
 TV:
 ROOT SPORTS
Day Date Opp. Time Mariners Pitcher Opposing Pitcher TELEVISION
Saturday July 19 @LAA 6:05 pm RH
Felix Hernandez
(11-2, 2.12) at RH Garrett Richards (11-2, 2.55)
ROOT SPORTS
Sunday July 20 @LAA 12:35 pm RH
 Chris Young
(8-6, 3.15) at LH Tyler Skaggs (5-5, 4.50)
ROOT SPORTS
 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 44-30,the 3rd-best winning percentage in the Majors (and AL West) during this stretch:
Rk Team Record since 4/23
1. LA Angels ...........................47-27 (.635)2. Oakland ..............................46-29 (.613)
3. Seattle
 ................................
44-31 (.587)
4. Detroit .................................43-31 (.581)5. Baltimore ............................43-32 (.573)
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
.429
Robinson Cano
 is batting .429 (24x56) with 5 doubles, 3 home runs, 14 RBI over his last 14 games (since 6/29).
5-0
Hisashi Iwakuma
 is 5-0 with a 1.49 ERA (7 ER, 42.1) in 7 games/6 starts in his career vs. the Angels.
8
Hisashi Iwakuma
 has 8 starts this season allowing 0 walks, T2nd-most in the Majors.
11
The Mariners have allowed fewer than 10 hits in each of their last 11 games, tied for the longest active streak in the Majors.
MLB RUN DIFFERENTIAL
Three of the top 4 run differentials in the Majors belong to AL West teams:
RK TEAM MLB RUN DIFFERENTIAL
1. Oakland ............................+145 (466-321)2. LA Angels ...........................+86 (478-389)3. Washingon ........................ +61 (387-326)
4. Seattle
 ..............................
+57 (378-321)
 AL ERA LEADERS
RK TEAM (overall) ERA 
1. Oakland ..........................................3.09
2. Seattle
 ............................................
3.16
3. Kansas City ....................................3.76
RK TEAM (bullpen) ERA 1. Seattle
 ............................................
2.39
2. Oakland ..........................................3.003. Cleveland ........................................3.03
RK TEAM (starters) ERA 
1. Oakland ..........................................3.13
2. Seattle
 ............................................
3.52
3. LA Angels .......................................3.81
 VS. THE ANGELS
Tonight is the 10th of 19 games betweenthe Mariners and Angels this season...Seattle is 6-3 vs. the Angels this season, sweeping a season-opening 3-game series March 31-April 2 in Anaheim and going 3-3 over 6 games at Safeco (April 8-9 and May 26-29)…Mariners have won 4 stairght at Angel Stadium (9/22/13-current), longest win streak at LAA since winning 5 straight, May 13-June 11, 2006…the Mariners have not won a season series over the Angels since going 11-8 in 2003.
 Year Home Road Totals
2014 6-3 3-0 3-32013 6-4 2-7 8-112012 3-7 5-4 8-11
 All-Time 132-153 120-157 252-310
 
TONIGHT’S MARINERS STARTER RHP HISASHI IWAKUMA 
2014 Breakdown:
 W-L ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 8-4 2.98 14/14 96.2 89 32 32 8 80 11Home 4-4 2.81 9/9 64.0 55 20 20 5 55 7Road 4-0 3.31 5/5 32.2 34 12 12 3 25 4vs. LAA - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career MLB Breakdown:
 W-L-S ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 31-15-2 2.87 77/63 441.2 385 150 141 93 366 53Home 16-10-0 2.74 43/36 253.1 207 81 77 44 224 28Road 15-5-2 3.06 34/27 188.1 178 69 64 49 142 25Starter 30-14 2.74 63/63 411.1 357 134 125 78 343 47Reliever 1-1-2 4.75 14/0 30.1 28 16 16 15 23 6vs. LAA 5-0-0 1.49 7/6 42.1 35 9 7 4 37 2
 ABOUT IWAKUMA 
Pronounced: he-sash-ee ee-wah-ku-mah
Making 15th start of 2014…78th career MLB game/64th start tonight vs. the Angels.
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 med-al-winning Japan squad in the 2009 WBC.
Named 2008 Pacific League MVP & winner of Eiji Sawamura Award (Cy Young equivalent) going 21-4, 1.87 ERA (42 ER, 201.2 IP) in 28 GS.
Signed by Seattle as a free agent Jan. 5, 2012.
1 of 5 Mariners pitchers born in Japan, but is only the 2nd to make a start…only other Japan-born pitcher to make a start for the Mariners was Mac Suzuki (9 GS, last: 5/17/99 vs. MIN).
Named to the 2013 American League All-Star Team.
Has tossed at least 6.0 innings in 49 of his career 63 career MLB starts, including 24 of his last 28 starts (12 of 14 GS this season).
LAST START
…recorded W#8, his 3rd straight, on July 12 vs. Oakland…tossed 8.0 shutout innings before allowing two-run home run with two outs in 9th to Brandon Moss…the 8.2 innings were a career-high…allowed three hits through 8.0 innings & the Moss home run was the only extra-base hit.
ROAD WARRIOR
…dating back to July 20, 2013, Iwakuma has won 8 straight road decisions (in 12 starts)…during that stretch is 8-0 with a 2.10 ERA (19 ER, 81.1 IP) with 62 strikeouts…Seattle has won each of his last 6 road starts (since Sept. 18, 2013…the club record is 10 straight by
Freddy Gar-cia
 (2000-01)…
 Arthur Rhodes
 (2000-02),
Jamie Moyer
 (1999-2000) &
Bob Wells
 (1995-96) each recorded 9 straight winning road decisions.
BACK ON TRACK 
…Iwakuma is 3-0 with a 1.25 ERA (3 ER, 21.2 IP) over his last 3 starts at Astros (7/1), vs. Twins (7/7) & vs. A’s (7/12)…struck out 25 and has not walked a batter over this stretch…in previous 4 starts (6/10-25) went 1-2 with 5.18 ERA (14 ER, 24.1 IP) with 4 walks, 19 strikeouts.
 A.L. TOP-10
…Iwakuma ranks 9th in the American League with a 2.98 ERA,4th in the league with a 1.003 WHIP (walks+hits per innings pitched) and leads the A.L. with a 0.74 BB/9.0 IP ratio and 10.00 strikeout-to-walk-ratio.
BETTER THAN YOU THINK 
…with his win on July 7 vs. Minnesota, Iwakuma 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 & a 2.68 ERA when he got to 30 wins) & Roy Oswalt (30-9 with 2.90 ERA).
DOUBLE-DIGIT K’S
…recorded 10 strikeouts on July 7 vs. Minnesota…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 0.74 walks per 9.0 innings ratio this season, allow-ing only 8 walks in his 14 starts (96.2 IP)…
Jamie Moyer
 (1.61 in 1998) holds the club record for BB/9 IP…for his career has a 1.90 BB/9.0 IP ratio, in-cluding a 1.71 mark as a starter…walked 1 or fewer in 40 of 63 career starts.
PRETTY GOOD NUMBERS
…since moving into the starting rotation on July 2, 2012 vs. Baltimore, has gone 30-14 with a 2.74 ERA (125 ER, 411.1 IP) in 63 starts…he has averaged 6 2/3 innings per start and recorded 41 quality starts…Iwakuma’s 2.74 ERA since his first MLB start is 8th-best in the Ma- jors among starting pitchers: Kershaw, LAD, 1.96; Fernandez, MIA, 2.25; Medlen, ATL, 2.36; Harvey, NYM, 2.39; Roark, WAS, 2.53; Cueto, CIN, 2.67; Wainwright, STL, 2.67;
Iwakuma, SEA, 2.74
.
 ALL GOOD THINGS
…his loss on May 25 vs. Houston was his first since Aug. 10, 2013 vs. Milwaukee…between losses, he went 7-0 with 1.67 ERA (16 ER, 86.1 IP) with 65 K’s 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 first 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 finger on his right (throwing) hand…he was examined by hand specialist Dr. Don Sheridan in Arizona who diagnosed him with a strained tendon in his middle finger…on 15-day DL March 29 (retro to March 21)-May 3, incl. 1 rehab start at AAA Tacoma (see below).
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 finalist for Male Athlete of the Year for 2013 in the 79th Seattle Star of the Year voting.
 2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES • FRIDAY • JULY 18, 2014 • AT LOS ANGELES ANGELS • PAGE 2
IWAKUMA’s 2014 STARTS
 
scr DT OPP SCR W-L IP H R ER BB SO HR left PC-K 
5/3 @HOU 9-8 W (1-0) 6.2 6 4 4 1 3 1 9-3 81-565/8 KC 1-0 W (2-0) 8.0 4 0 0 0 7 0 1-0 93-615/13 TB 1-2 ND 8.0 4 0 0 0 5 0 1-0 97-705/20 @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 2-0 105-727/12 OAK 6-2 W (8-4) 8.2 5 2 2 0 8 1 6-2 104-73
JULY 3 GS, 3-0, 1.25 21.2 16 3 3 0 25 1
IWAKUMA’s 2014 MiLB START
 
scr DT OPP SCR W-L IP H R ER BB SO HR left PC-K 
4/27 @LV 5-4 ND 4.0 6 3 2 0 2 0 2-3 76-54
LAST TIMELAST START/WIN:
7/12, 6-2 vs. OAK (8.2,5,2,2,0,8,HR)
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:
 8.2, 7/12/14 vs. OAK
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. ANGELS
Making his 8th career appearance and 7th start vs. the Angels (first of 2014)…is 5-0 with a 1.49 ERA (7 ER, 42.1 IP) with 37 strikeouts in 7 games (6 GS)…Seattle has won all 6 of his starts against the  Angels…is 2-0, 2.25 ERA (4 ER, 16.0 IP) in 3 games (2 GS) at Angel Stadium…allowed 1 run or less in 4 of the 6 starts.
 AVG AB H HR RBI BB SO
E. Aybar .308 13 4 0 0 0 1
H. Conger .000 4 0 0 0 0 0
D. Freese .333 3 1 0 0 0 1
J. Hamilton .167 12 2 1 3 1 4
C. Iannetta .250 12 3 0 0 0 1
H. Kendrick .313 16 5 0 0 0 4
J. McDonald .000 1 0 0 0 0 0
 A. Pujols .105 19 2 0 0 0 5
M. Trout .158 19 3 0 0 1 6
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 FELIX HERNANDEZ (11-2, 2.12)
28-year-old right-hander will be making his 21st start of the 2014 season tomorrow vs. the Angels…started and tossed 1.0 shutout inning in the All-Star Game on Tuesday…W#11 on July 11 vs. OAK (8.0,6,2,2,2,9,HR)…named AL June Pitcher of the Month…currently ranks 1st in the American League in ERA (2.12) and 1st in quality starts (18)…also among AL leaders in WHIP (1st, 0.901), wins (T3rd, 11), innings (2nd, 144.1), starts (T1st, 20), strikeouts (2nd, 154)…145 strikeouts are 4th-most in club history before the All-Star break, with Randy Johnson holding top 4 spots…
11-Start Dominance:
Has recorded a club-record 11 consecutive starts allowing 2 or fewer runs in at least 7.0 innings…longest single-season streak since Mike Scott had a 12-start streak in 1986 and longest by an AL pitcher since Gaylord Perry had an 11-start streak in 1974…is 7-1 with a 1.48 ERA (14 ER, 85.0 IP) during this stretch…
 All-Star:
Named to the All-Star team in 2014 for the 5th time in his career, tying Randy Johnson for most selections by a pitcher in club history…
Career:
 121-88 with 3.12 ERA and 1,857 strikeouts in 289 career starts…currently in his 10th Major League season (debuted 8/4/05)…
vs. LAA:
 Is 10-13 with a 3.80 ERA (106 ER, 251.1 IP) with 231 strikeouts in 37 starts…over his last 5 starts against the Angels is 3-1 with a 1.65 ERA (6 ER, 32.2 IP) with 44 strikeouts, allowing 2 runs or less in each game…
in Anaheim
 in his career is 3-5, 3.47 ERA (47 ER, 122.0 IP) in 18 starts.
 
2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES FRIDAY JULY 18, 2014 AT LOS ANGELES ANGELS PAGE 3
TEAM PITCHING
 W-L ERA CG/SV IP H R ER BB-I SO HR
Season Totals 51-44 3.16 1/29 848.2 706 321 298 267-19 741 83Starters 39-31 3.52 1/0 577.1 499 242 226 166-8 476 67Relievers 12-13 2.39 0/29 271.1 207 79 72 101-11 265 16Safeco 24-26 3.16 1/13 450.0 367 169 158 136-5 388 40Road 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 6-6 2.59 0/4 111.0 77 36 32 30-5 107 10
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 7/13 vs. OAK 1.0,1,1,1,0,0,HR 6/24 vs. BOS 6/11/09 vs. CIN w/WAS 4/17 at TEX 0/0 (---) 31/26 (.839) 17/13 (.765)40-Farquhar, rhp 7/13 vs. OAK 0.2,1,0,0,0,1,HB 4/27 vs. TEX 5/4 at HOU 4/11 vs. KC 1/3 (.333) 38/28 (.737) 14/11 (.786)41-Furbush, lhp 7/13 vs. OAK 0.1,0,0,0,0,0 6/20 at KC None 6/18 at SD 0/0 (---) 38/25 (.658) 27/22 (.815)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) 37-Maurer, rhp* 7/13 vs. OAK 1.0,0,0,0,0,1 8/20/13 at OAK None None 0/0 (---) 6/6 (1.000) 1/1 (1.000) 31-Medina, rhp 7/12 vs. OAK 0.1,0,0,0,0,0 6/21 at KC 6/18/13 at LAA 4/18 at MIA 0/1 (.000) 37/30 (.811) 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 1/3 (.333) 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 29/38 (.763) 263/190 (.722) 115/83 (.722)
#97 - JOE BEIMEL, LHP 2014:
32 G, 2-1, 1.50 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 3 of 32 G.
Is 5th among AL relievers in ERA at 1.50.
Did not allow a run in 19.0 consecutive IP May 2 - July 10; streak was snapped by Punto solo HR July 13.
W#2 with 1.1 IP (0 R) 6/24 vs. BOS.
Did not allow an inherited runner to score until June 19 @SD.
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:
38 G, 1-1, 2.88 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)
Tied for team lead with 38 appearances (w/Furbush, Rodney).
Has not allowed a run in 31 of 38 appearances...1 or less in 35 of 38 games.
 Allowed just 2R in last 10 games (6/17-current) in 9.2 IP (1.86 ERA).
HR allowed 6/14 vs. TEX (Chirinos) was just 4th in his career (87 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)...was career game #60.
#41 - CHARLIE FURBUSH, LHP 2014:
38 G, 1-4, 4.00 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 38 appearances (w/Farquhar, Rodney).
Stranded 22 of 27 inherited runners (81.5%).
Boasts a 2.20 ERA (16.1 IP, 4 ER) in 20 games in Safeco Field.
Since May 15 is 1-1, 2.04 (17.2 IP, 4 ER) in 24 games pitched w/18 SO (2 BB).
 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.
#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).
 Averaging 10.30 K/9.0 IP (45 SO, 39.1 IP).
 Allowed runs in just 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.
#37 - BRANDON MAURER, RHP 2014:
13 G, 7 GS, 1-4, 5.65 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, 10.2 IP) in 6 G in relief this season; 1-4, 7.52 in 7 GS.
Four of his six relief appearances this season have been 2.0 IP or longer.
Opponents are 4-for-36 (.111) w/12 strikeouts in his 6 relief appearances.
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).
#31 - YOERVIS MEDINA, RHP 2014:
37 G, 4-1, 2.23 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…2nd on team w/37 appearances...T4th in AL w/4 relief W.
 
Is 3-0, 0.48 (1 ER / 18.2 IP) in last 22 games (May 5-current) w/19 strikeouts.
0 R, 4 H in last 15.1 IP, May 17-current (18 G) with 15 strikeouts.
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)
Leads Mariners relievers with 49.2 innings pitched.
Worked more than 1.0 IP in 16 of 34 games; 2.0+ IP in 12 of 34 games.
Worked 2.0+ innings in 9 of last 13 G…2.08 ERA (6 ER, 26.0 IP) since 5/27.
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.
Career-high 3.0 ShO IP on 6/11 vs. NYY, 6/25 vs. BOS & 6/30 at HOU.
Streak of 13.2 consecutive scoreless innings 4/21-5/21.
 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 7/12 vs. OAK (8.2,5,2,2,0,8,HR) W W3 14 6.9 94.3 0/6 7.45 0.74 9 10 4-2 9-537-Maurer, rhp 5/29 vs. LAA (4.0,6,5,5,4,2,HR) L 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 L2 18 6.1 96.3 5/3 5.02 3.13 11 4 4-2 10-8
 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 23 (13-10) 4 (2-0) 3 (2-1) 3 (0-2) 0 (0-0) 5 (3-2) 7 (4-2) 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 15 (13-2) 8 (6-1) 5 (5-0) 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 95 (51-44) 20 (11-2) 14 (8-4) 11 (1-4) 2 (2-0) 19 (7-8) 18 (8-6) 1 (1-0) 1 (0-1) 7 (1-4) 1 (0-1)
Runs scored/start: 3.98 (378 R) 5.10 (102 R) 4.43 (62 R) 3.82 (42 R) 6.50 (13 R) 3.58 (68 R) 3.06 (55 R) 5.00 (10 R) 0.00 (0 R) 3.71 (26 R) 2.00 (2 R)
Team Record: 50-44 14-6 9-5 4-7 2-0 9-10 10-8 1-1 0-1 2-5 0-1

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