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07.30.14 Game Notes

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Game #107 (55-51) Progressive Field
SEATTLE MARINERS (55-51) at CLEVELAND INDIANS (52-54)
 
Road #50 (29-20)
TONIGHT’S TILT
…the Mariners continue a 6-game, 2-city road trip tonight with the second of three games vs. the Cleveland Indians (1-0)…also play the Orioles at Camden Yards this weekend to complete the 9th road trip of the season…went 2-5 in recently-completed 7-game homestand vs. the Mets (1-2) and Orioles (1-3)…tonight’s game will be televised on
ROOT SPORTS
 in HD & broadcast live on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network.
ODDS AND ENDS
…won last night to snap 6-game losing streak in Cleveland…2-5 over last 7 games and 4-7 since the All-Star break…are 6-11 over the last 17 games after going 15-6 from June 15-July 7…13-19 in one-run games and 3-5 in extra innings.
Start it Up
 – The Mariners top 3 starters (Felix, Iwakuma, Young) have combined to go 29-13 with a 2.63 ERA (117 ER, 400.1 IP) in 60 G/59 GS…
lowest ERA by a starting trio in the American League
.
Wild Card
– Entering today are 2.0 games back of the second AL Wild Card spot behind Toronto.
Run Differential
– Mariners have the 3rd-best run differential (+54, 408-354) in the American League.
• Dominating
 –
Felix Hernandez
is 2nd in the AL in ERA (1.99) and strikeouts (173), T6th in wins (11), 1st in quality starts (20), 2nd in innings pitched (158.1) and 2nd in WHIP (0.891).
The Closer
Fernando Rodney 
 is 1st in the AL with 29 saves (29-for-32 in save opps).
Hits Leader
 –
Robinson Cano
 is 2nd in the AL in batting average (.327) and 3rd in hits (129).
Maurer Power
 –
Brandon Maurer
 has allowed 1 run in games in relief (0.56 ERA, 16.0 IP, 9 H, 20 K).
Mix and Match
 – Mariners have used 96 different starting lineups (batting) this season.
Looking for the Slam
 – Mariners and the Dodgers are the only teams without a grand slam.
Power Outage
 –
Hit 11 HR in July, lowest total in AL…currently 2nd-lowest monthly total in club history.
The Zunino Ratio
 –
Mike Zunino
 has more extra-base hits (33, HR-16, 2B-16, 3B-1) than singles (31).
 ACK ATTACK 
Dustin Ackley 
 is batting .444 (20x45) with 6 runs scored, 7 doubles and 5 RBI in 11 games since the All-Star break…in 22 games in July is batting .390 (30x77) with 9 doubles and 7 RBI…has recorded a hit in 15 of 20 starts during the month, including 10 multi-hit games (5 3-hit games)…
is 8-for-14 (.571) over his last 3 games
among AL leaders in the month of July ranks 2nd in batting average (.390) and T3rd in doubles (9)
…Ackley’s big July comes after batting .165 (13x79) in June and .225 (62x275) in 85 games before the All-Star break.
RECORD HOLDER
Felix Hernandez
 has recorded
13
 consecutive starts where he has pitched at least 7.0 innings and allowed 2 or fewer runs (7-1, 1.36 ERA, 113 SO, 17 BB)…
has set the American League record passing Hall of Famer Chief Bender (12, June-August 1907) and tied the longest streak in MLB history with Tom Seaver (July-September 1971)
:
Streaks of consecutive starts with 7+ IP, 2 or fewer runs allowed, since 1900:Felix Hernandez
 
May-July 2014
 
13
Tom Seaver July-Sept 1971 13Dwight Gooden Sept 1985-May 1986 12Chief Bender June-August 1907 12Mike Scott May-July 1986 12Ferdie Schupp Sept 1916-May 1917 12
CLEVELAND CRUSHER
Kyle Seager
 is a career .417 (20x48) hitter with 7 doubles, 1 triple, 2 home runs and 4 RBI in 11 career games at Progressive Field…is his highest career average at any American League park ranking ahead of Rogers Centre (.405/15x37, 10 G) and Rangers Ballpark (.355/44x124, 30 G)…overall Seager is a career .398 (37x93) hitter in 23 games vs. CLE (hits in 20 of 23, 11 multi-hit).
ROAD WARRIORS
…the Mariners are 29-20 on the road this season (.592), the 2nd-best road winning percentage in the American League (DET, 31-20/.608)…are 17-8 (.680) on the road since May 18.
KUMA’S ROAD WINNING STREAK 
Hisashi Iwakuma
 improved to 5-0, 3.09 on the road this season with last night’s win, and is 9-0 with a 2.17 ERA (23 ER, 95.1 IP) over his last 14
 road starts
 dating back to July 20, 2013…the 9-game road winning streak is tied for the 2nd-longest in club history, trailing a 10-game road winning streak by Freddy Garcia (18 GS, 4/16/00-7/6/11) and tied with a 9-game winning streak by Jamie Moyer (10 GS, 7/25/99-7/19/00).
NAIL BITERS
…since the All-Star break 7 of the Mariners 11 games have been decided by one run (2-5 in those games) and 4 have gone into extra innings (1-3)…Seattle leads the American League in games decided by 2 runs or less with 58 (27-31).
WHIP IT
…the Mariners lead the Majors with a team WHIP (Walks + Hits/Innings Pitched) with a 1.141 mark…if the season were to end today the WHIP would be the lowest since the Dodgers (1.132) in 1975.
TOP BULLPENS ON PARADE
…the Mariners hold the lowest bullpen ERA in the Majors at 2.37 (82 ER, 311.1 IP)…the Indians have the next lowest bullpen ERA in the American League at 2.91.
3 (OR 4) IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
…when scoring 3 or more runs, the Mariners are 50-17 (.746), the 4th-best winning percentage in the Majors when scoring 3+…when scoring 4 or more runs, the Mariners are 39-10 (.796)…on the flip side, the Mariners are 13th in the American League averaging 3.85 runs per game…scored 2 or fewer runs in 39 of 106 games (5-34).
200 SAVES (AND COUNTING)
Fernando Rodney 
 leads the American League with 29 saves (G. Holland is 2nd with 27)…recorded his 200th career save Saturday vs. Baltimore, becoming the 45th pitcher in Major League history to record 200 saves (Rafael Soriano just became 46th)…Rodney is 6th among active pitchers in saves with 201.
 YOU ALREADY KNOW
…that
Felix Hernandez
 has recorded 13 consecutive starts where he has allowed 2 or fewer runs in at least 7.0 innings…
BUT DID YOU KNOW?
…that Felix has recorded 137 such
Ultra Quality Starts
 in his career, the most by any pitcher since his debut season in 2005 ahead of Cliff Lee (113)?…Felix has recorded 104 UQS since the 2009 season, most in the Majors ahead of Clayton Kershaw (82), Cliff Lee (81), Justin Verlander (76) and Cole Hamels (75).
TONIGHT’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: RHP Felix Hernandez (11-2, 1.99) vs. RHP Corey Kluber (10-6, 2.77)
7:05 pm ET/4:05 pm PT
 Radio: 710 ESPN Seattle / Mariners.com
 TV:
 ROOT SPORTS
Day Date Opp. Time Mariners Pitcher Opposing Pitcher TELEVISION
Thursday July 31 @CLE 4:05 pm RH
Chris Young
 (9-6, 3.04) vs. RH Zach McAllister (3-6, 5.65)
ROOT SPORTS
Friday Aug. 1 @BAL 4:10 pm LH Roenis Elias (8-8, 4.31) vs. LH Wei-Yin Chen (11-3, 3.92)
ROOT SPORTS
Saturday Aug. 2 @BAL 4:10 pm TBA vs. RH Miguel Gonzalez (5-5, 3.77)
ROOT SPORTS
Sunday Aug. 3 @BAL 10:35 am RH Hisashi Iwakuma (9-5, 3.06) vs. RH Chris Tillman (7-5, 3.97)
ROOT SPORTS
 All games broadcast on 710 ESPN Seattle & Mariners Radio Network 
 AL WILD CARD RACE
The Mariners enter play today 2.0 games back of the second AL Wild card spot:
TEAM W-L Pct. GB
 Angels 63-42 .600 +6.5Blue Jays 58-50 .537 --
Mariners 55-51 .519 -2.0
Yankees 55-51 .519 -2.0Royals 53-52 .505 -3.5
PITCHING MATCH-UP
Tonight’s game features two of the best starters in the American League in
Felix Hernandez
and Corey Kluber…here is a side-by-look at the two aces with their current AL ranking:
Stat Felix Kluber
W-L 11-2 10-6ERA 1.99 (2nd) 2.77 (8th)SO 173 (2nd) 162 (4th)K/9.0 IP 9.83 (6th) 9.76 (7th)Quality Starts 20 (1st) 15 (T8th)Starts 22 (T5th) 22 (T5th)Innings 158.1 (2nd) 149.1 (T3rd)WHIP 0.891 (2nd) 1.125 (11th)
BACKSTOP HOMERS
Mike Zunino
 is tied for the team lead with 16 home runs (with Seager), most among American League catchers (3rd in MLB)…the club record for HR by a catcher is 19 by Miguel Olivo in 2011:
MLB Catcher Team HR
1. E. Gattis ATL 17 D. Mesoraco CIN 17
3. M. Zunino SEA 16
4. Y. Gomes CLE 14
 AMERICAN LEAGUE WHIP
RK PLAYER WHIP
1. Chris Sale (CWS) ............................0.864
2. Felix Hernandez (SEA)
 ..................
0.8913. Hisashi Iwakuma (SEA)
.................
0.994
4. Masahiro Tanaka (NYY) ...................1.0055. Scott Kazmir (OAK) .........................1.021---
9. Chris Young (SEA)
 .........................
1.102
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
1.99
Overall ERA by
Felix Hernandez
 this season, including 1.88 on the road.
11
Mike Zunino
 is tied for the AL lead with 11 hit-by-pitches (with Shin-Soo Choo).
 AL ERA LEADERS
RK TEAM (overall) ERA 1. Seattle
 ............................................
3.06
2. Oakland ..........................................3.143. Tampa Bay ......................................3.62
RK TEAM (bullpen) ERA 1. Seattle
 ............................................
2.37
2. Cleveland ........................................2.913. Oakland ..........................................2.96
RK TEAM (starters) ERA 
1. Oakland ..........................................3.22
2. Seattle
 ............................................
3.39
3. Tampa Bay ......................................3.60
 VS. THE INDIANS
Tonight is the 5th of 6 games in the season series…Mariners have won 3 of the 4 this season…
snapped 6-game Progressive Field losing streak last night
…the home team has won 14 of the last 19 games in this series.
 Year Home Road Totals
2014 2-1 1-0 3-12013 2-1 0-4 2-5
 All-Time 88-102 79-109 167-211
 
 2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES WEDNESDAY • JULY 30, 2014 AT CLEVELAND INDIANS • PAGE 2
TONIGHT’S MARINERS STARTER RHP FELIX HERNANDEZ
2014 Breakdown:
 W-L ERA GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 11-2 1.99 22 158.1 112 43 35 29 173 6Home 7-2 2.09 11 81.2 55 23 19 14 84 4Road 4-0 1.88 11 76.2 57 20 16 15 89 2vs. CLE 1-0 0.00 1 8.0 1 0 0 3 9 0 AL Central 2-0 1.50 3 24.0 11 4 4 5 22 0
Career Breakdown:
 W-L ERA GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 121-88 3.10 291 1983.0 1781 765 683 555 1876 151Home 63-43 3.10 145 1006.1 900 376 347 262 978 77Road 58-45 3.10 146 976.2 881 389 336 293 898 74vs. CLE 7-5 2.98 15 96.2 91 44 32 34 103 8
 ABOUT KING FELIX 
…28-year-old right-hander is making his 23rd start of the season tonight, his second vs. the Indians.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 (starter)  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 238 of 291 GS (81.8%)…6.0+ innings in 45 of 53 starts over last 2 seasons (84.9%), including 42 quality starts (200 career quality starts, Seattle record).Owns a 17-11, 2.62 ERA in 45 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 8-0 with a 1.60 ERA (21 ER, 118.1 IP) with 115 strikeouts in 15 July starts.
LAST TIME OUT
…tied MLB record with 13th consecutive start of 7.0+ innings & two-or-fewer runs allowed (more details below)…got the no-decision in the Mar-iners 2-1, 10-inning loss to the Orioles on July 25…only run allowed was a 2nd inning solo home run by Nelson Cruz, a line drive that just got over the fence…struck out 10 for the 5th time this season…struck out at least one batter in every inning and two batters in the 2nd, 3rd and 4th innings.
ROAD WARRIOR
…Felix has a 1.88 ERA (16 ER, 76.2 IP) with 89 strikeouts in 11 road starts…his road ERA is the best in club history ahead of his own 2009 record (1.99) and Randy Johnson (2.35 in 1995).
QUALITY STARTS
…Felix recorded his 200th career quality start in his last start…since the start of 2005 season (Felix debut on Aug. 4), only Dan Haren (205) has more quality starts but Haren recorded 14 quality starts before Felix reached the Majors…since 2005 is trailed by CC Sabathia (191), Bronson Arroyo (189), Mark Buehrle (189), Justin Verlander (184), Matt Cain (181) and Cliff Lee (179).
STRIKEOUT RATE
…Felix has improved his strikeouts-per-9.0 innings rate each year since 2007…2007 (7.80), 2008 (7.85), 2009 (8.18), 2010 (8.36), 2011 (8.55), 2012 (8.65), 2013 (9.51) & 2014 (9.83)…over his last 12 starts (since May 23), has struck out 10.68 batters per nine inning…is on pace to strike out a ca-reer-high 267 batters (previous high: 232 in 2010).
KEEP IN THE PARK 
…Felix has allowed 6 home runs this season and just three in his last 17 starts (123.0 IP) since April 26…is on pace to allow just 9 home runs this season which would be the fewest allowed in club history by a pitcher with 200.0+ innings…
Randy Johnson
 holds club record (12 in 1995), followed by
Jim Beattie
 (13 in 1984),
Dave Fleming
 (13 in 1992) &
Johnson
 (13 in 1992).
 ALL-STAR GAME STARTER
…was the starting pitcher for the American League in the 85th All-Star Game played on July 15 at Target Field in Minneapolis…al-lowed a leadoff infield single to Andrew McCutchen and then recorded a pair of strikeouts (Puig and Tulowitzki)…
second pitcher in Mariners history to start an All-Star Game, joining Randy Johnson in 1995 and 1997
…was Felix’s 5th  All-Star Game selection (3rd pitching appearance, 3.0 IP, 2 H, 2 K).
SOME KIND OF STREAK 
…Hernandez has recorded
13
 consecutive starts where he has pitched at least 7.0 innings and allowed 2 or fewer runs…is the longest streak in club history, bettering a 7-start streak by Randy Johnson in 1994…during this stretch Felix is 7-1 with a 1.36 ERA (15 ER, 99.0 IP) with 113 strikeouts and 17 walks (10.27 K/9.0 IP, 6.65 K/BB ratio)…the streak is tied for the longest streak in MLB history, tying Tom Seaver who had 13 straight from July-Sept. 1971…bested A.L. record set by Hall of Famer Chief Bender (12).
 AL RANKINGS
…enters today with the following AL rankings: Winning % (2nd - 11-2, .846), Wins (T6th - 11), Starts (T5th - 22), Innings (2nd - 158.2), Strikeouts (2nd - 173), ERA (2nd - 1.99), Opponent Avg (3rd - .197), WHIP (2nd - 0.89), Quality Starts (1st - 20), K’s per 9.0 IP (6th - 9.83), K-to-BB ratio (6th - 5.97).
DOUBLE-DIGIT STRIKEOUTS
…recorded his 5th double-digit strikeout game of the season (T4th-most in MLB) July 25 vs. BAL…31st career dou-ble-digit strikeout game, most by any pitchers since his debut season in 2005…also 10th 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).
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 (34)…the next closest AL pitchers (all starts in AL) is Jered Weaver with 25…
has 74 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:
7/25, 1-2 vs. BAL (7.0,5,1,1,0,10,HR)
LAST WIN:
7/11, 3-2 vs. OAK (8.0,6,2,2,2,9,HR)
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 2-2 108-767/11 OAK 3-2 W (11-2) 8.0 6 2 2 2 9 1 3-2 101-737/19 @LAA 3-2 ND 7.0 2 1 0 4 9 0 1-1 114-747/25 BAL 1-2 ND 7.0 5 1 1 0 10 1 1-1 102-66
JULY 4 GS, 1-0, 1.50 30.0 16 6 5 7 36 2 SEASON 22 GS, 11-2, 1.99 158.1 112 43 35 29 173 6
HERNANDEZ vs. INDIANS
Felix is making his 16th career start vs. the Indians, his 2nd in 2014…is 7-5 with a 2.98 ERA (32 ER, 96.2 IP) with 103 strikeouts in 15 starts…at Progressive Field is 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA (26 ER, 52.0 IP) with 58 strikeouts in 9 starts…in 8 starts since 2010, is 4-3 with a 2.38 ERA (14 ER, 53.0 IP) with 63 strikeouts…here is how Felix has fared vs. the Indians current roster:
 AVG AB H HR RBI BB SO
M. Aviles .350 20 7 0 1 0 5
M. Brantley .364 22 8 1 6 2 3
 A. Cabrera .176 17 3 0 2 1 4
L. Chisenhall .333 6 2 0 0 0 1
C. Dickerson .667 3 2 1 2 0 1
J. Kipnis .353 17 6 0 1 0 4
D. Murphy .308 78 24 3 16 4 18
R. Raburn .000 6 0 0 0 0 4
C. Santana .188 16 3 0 1 2 2
N. Swisher .208 53 11 4 5 7 13
MARINERS RANKINGS
Category Rank # Next Up
Quality Starts 1st 200 - - -Starts 2nd 291 Jamie Moyer (323) is 1stWins 3rd 121 Randy Johnson (130) is 2ndInnings 2nd 1983.0 Jamie Moyer (2093.0) is 1stShutouts T2nd 9 Randy Johnson (19), is 1st Felix is tied with Langston, Moore
TOMORROW’S PROBABLE STARTER: RHP CHRIS YOUNG (9-6, 3.04)
35-year-old right-hander is scheduled to make his 21st start of the season (22nd appearance) tomorrow vs. the Indians…ranks 10th in the AL in ERA (3.04) and 4th in opponent batting average (.212)…
is 6-4, 2.70 ERA over his last 12 starts (since 5/26), including 4-2, 2.12 in last 8 GS (6/16-cur-rent)
…leads the team with 18 home runs allowed (15 solo HR)…W#9 in last start on 7/26 vs. BAL, tossing 7.0 shutout innings…ND 7/20 at LAA (6.0,10,3,3,0,7,2HR)…W#1 in Mariner 6-3 win at NYY on April 29 (5.2,3,2,1,3,3,HR); marked his first ML win since 9/2/12 w/NYM at MIA…tossed 2.0 perfect innings (1 inherited runner scored) with 2 strikeouts in his first career relief appearance (MLB regular season)…only other pro relief appearance was in the 2007 All-Star game…
vs. CLE:
Making his 3rd career start vs. the Indians, his second in 2014…is 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA (1 ER, 13.0 IP) with 11 srikeouts in two starts…June 27, 2014 in Seattle (5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 4 K) & Aug. 17, 2005 at Cleveland (8.0 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K).
 
2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES WEDNESDAY JULY 30, 2014 AT CLEVELAND INDIANS PAGE 3
TEAM PITCHING
 W-L ERA CG/SV IP H R ER BB-I SO HR
Season Totals 55-51 3.06 1/32 959.0 792 354 326 302-24 860 90Starters 42-34 3.39 1/0 647.2 553 261 244 187-8 553 71Relievers 13-17 2.37 0/32 311.1 239 93 82 115-16 307 19Safeco 26-31 3.04 1/14 515.0 412 189 174 160-6 461 46Road 29-20 3.08 0/18 444.0 380 165 152 142-18 399 44March/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 10-13 2.44 0/7 221.1 163 69 60 65-10 226 17
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 7/26 vs. BAL 0.0,0,1,0,0,0 6/24 vs. BOS 6/11/09 vs. CIN w/WAS 4/17 at TEX 0/0 (---) 37/30 (.811) 23/17 (.739)40-Farquhar, rhp 7/26 vs. BAL 0.2,0,2,0,1,0,HB 4/27 vs. TEX 5/4 at HOU 4/11 vs. KC 1/3 (.333) 43/32 (.744) 15/12 (.821)41-Furbush, lhp 7/29 at CLE 0.2,1,0,0,0,2 6/20 at KC 7/19 at LAA 7/25 vs. BAL 1/1 (1.000) 44/30 (.682) 29/24 (.828)52-Leone, rhp 7/23 vs. NYM 1.1,2,1,1,1,1 7/19 at LAA None 7/18 at LAA 0/2 (.000) 38/28 (.737) 21/10 (.476) 37-Maurer, rhp* 7/27 vs. BAL 1.0,3,1,1,2,3 8/20/13 at OAK None None 0/0 (---) 11/10 (.909) 2/2 (1.000) 31-Medina, rhp 7/29 at CLE 0.1,0,0,0,0,0 6/21 at KC 6/18/13 at LAA 7/27 at BAL 0/1 (.000) 44/33 (.750) 14/11 (.786)56-Rodney, rhp 7/29 at CLE 1.0,1,0,0,0,2 4/23 vs. HOU 7/29 at CLE 7/20 at LAA 29/32 (.906) 44/32 (.727) 9/8 (.889)54-Wilhelmsen, rhp* 7/27 vs. BAL 2.0,1,0,0,0,3 7/5 at CWS 6/30 at HOU 4/20 at MIA 1/3 (.333) 36/25 (.694) 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 32/42 (.762) 301/217 (.721) 131/95 (.725)
#97 - JOE BEIMEL, LHP 2014:
37 G, 2-1, 1.39 ERA, 0-0 SV, 7 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
4.0 (9/13/05 vs. NYY w/TB)
 
2014-High IP:
2.0-2x (4/18 at MIA)
Allowed runs in only 3 of 37 games this season.Is 3rd among AL relievers in ERA at 1.39.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:
43 G, 1-1, 2.51 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 2nd on team with 43 appearances.Has not allowed a run in 35 of 43 appearances...1 or less in 39 of 43 games.Allowed just 2 ER in last 15 games (6/17-current) in 15.2 IP (1.15 ERA).HR allowed 6/14 vs. TEX (Chirinos) was just 4th in his career (92 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:
44 G, 1-5, 3.82 ERA, 1-1 SV, 13 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
5.0 IP (5/27/11 vs. BOS)
2014-High IP:
1.2 (6/10 vs. NYY)
T1st on club with 44 appearances...3rd straight season with 40+ apps.
Stranded 23 of 28 inherited runners (81.5%).
Boasts a 2.60 ERA (5 ER, 17.1 IP) in 21 games in Safeco Field.Since May 5 is 1-1-1, 2.11 (5 ER, 21.1 IP) in 30 G w/25 SO (2 BB).L#5 on 7/25 vs. BAL, allowing a leadoff HR in the 10th inning to C. Davis.Struck out all 3 BF 7/24 vs. BAL.First career SV on 7/19 at LAA...entered game after a HR to lead off the 12th inning; recorded the final 3 outs in order to record the save.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:
38 G, 3-2, 2.23 ERA, 0-2 SV, 6 HLD
 
2014/Career-High IP:
2.1 (5/14 vs. TB)
Averaging 9.84 K/9.0 IP (47 SO, 43.0 IP).Allowed runs in just 9 of 38 appearances this season (11 ER total).
W#3
 7/19 at LAA, tossed scoreless 11th inning before being removed after allowing a leadoff HR in the bottom of the 12th inning (Furbush SV). L#2 7/18 at LAA, allowing WO PH 1B in bottom of 16th innings with 2 outs.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:
18 G, 7 GS, 1-4, 5.21 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, 0.56 (1 ER, 16.0 IP) in 11 G in relief this season; 1-4, 7.52 in 7 GS.4 of his 11 relief appearances this season have been 2.0 IP or longer.Opponents are 9-for-57 (.158) w/20 strikeouts in his 11 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:
44 G, 4-2, 2.43 ERA, 0-1 SV, 16 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 16 holds…T1st on team w/44 G...T6th in AL w/4 relief W.
 Is 3-1, 1.16 (3 ER / 23.1 IP) in last 28 games (May 5-current) w/22 strikeouts.2 R, 10 H in last 20.0 IP, May 17-current (25 G) with 18 strikeouts.L #2 7/27 vs. BAL; allowed a run in 10th in 3-2 loss.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:
44 G, 1-4, 2.11 ERA, 29-32 SV, 0 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (9/18/12 vs. BAL)
2014-High IP:
1.1-2x (last: 7/20 at LAA)1st in the AL w/29 saves…allowed at least 1 base runner in 19 of 32 SV ops.
SV #29 7/29 at CLE.SV #28 /
#200 of his career
, 7/26 vs. BAL; final out was caught stealing 1-4.BS #3 7/20 at LAA snapped string of 16 straight converted save opps (5/22-7/11).Has converted 18 of last 19 save opps since 5/22 (10 H, 3 ER, 7 BB (2 IBB), 21 K).
4 R in last 26.1 IP (1.37 ERA) with 18 SV in 27 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 29 {and counting} w/SEA in 2014)...has 114 saves since the start of the 2012 season; only Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel has more (122).
#54-TOM WILHELMSEN, RHP 2014:
37 G, 1 GS, 1-2, 2.34 ERA, 1-3 SV, 4 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
4.0 (7/18/14 at LAA)
2014-High IP:
4.0 (7/18/14 at LAA)Leads Mariners relievers with 57.2 innings pitched.Worked more than 1.0 IP in 19 of 37 games; 2.0+ IP in 15 of 37 games.Worked 2.0+ innings in 12 of last 16 G…1.85 ERA (7 ER, 34.0 IP) since 5/27.Tossed a career-high 4.0 innings in relief on July 18 at LAA, allowing only 1 hit and striking out 4.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 7/27 vs. BAL (5.0,4,1,1,3,6) ND W1 21 5.9 94.0 3/0 8.03 3.28 6 16 3-3 10-1134-Hernandez, rhp 7/25 vs. BAL (7.0,5,1,1,0,10,HR) ND W3 22 7.2 103.1 14/3 9.83 1.65 20 7 7-2 15-718-Iwakuma, rhp 7/29 at CLE (7.0,6,2,2,1,6) W W1 17 6.9 93.6 0/6 7.19 0.69 11 11 5-3 10-737-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 7/22 vs. NYM (7.0,5,2,2,2,10) L L5 12 5.0 87.4 6/2 7.80 4.65 5 3 0-1 4-832-Walker, rhp 7/23 vs. NYM (5.0,2,2,2,6,5) L L2 3 5.0 90.3 2/0 8.40 7.80 1 3 0-1 1-254-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 7/26 vs. BAL (7.0,2,0,0,3,8) W W1 20 6.1 97.1 5/3 5.59 3.02 13 5 5-2 11-9
 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 20 (8-12) 1 (0-0) 1 (0-0) 2 (0-1) 1 (1-0) 8 (1-3) 4 (2-2) 1 (0-1) 0 (0-0) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0)6.0-6.2 24 (13-11) 4 (2-0) 3 (2-1) 3 (0-2) 0 (0-0) 5 (3-2) 8 (4-2) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0)7.0-7.2 30 (17-13) 9 (3-1) 7 (3-3) 2 (1-1) 1 (1-0) 4 (3-1) 6 (2-2) 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 106 (55-51) 22 (11-2) 17 (9-5) 12 (1-5) 2 (2-0) 20 (8-8) 20 (9-6) 1 (1-0) 1 (0-1) 7 (1-4) 1 (0-1)
Runs scored/start: 3.85 (408 R) 4.82 (106 R) 4.06 (69 R) 3.58 (43 R) 6.50 (13 R) 3.65 (73 R) 3.20 (64 R) 4.00 (12 R) 0.00 (0 R) 3.71 (26 R) 2.00 (2 R)
Team Record: 55-51 15-7 10-7 4-8 2-0 10-10 11-9 1-2 0-1 2-5 0-1

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