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08.13.14 Game Notes

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Game #120 (64-55) Safeco Field
TORONTO BLUE JAYS (63-58) vs. SEATTLE MARINERS (64-55)
 
Home #66 (33-32)
TONIGHT’S TILT
…the Mariners conclude a 3-team, 9-game homestand tonight with the final game of a three-game series vs. the Toronto Blue Jays (2-0)…are 7-1 to open this homestand sweeping a 2-game series vs. the Atlanta Braves and winning 3 of 4 vs. the Chicago White Sox…travel during tomorrow’s off day to begin a 3-city, 9-game road trip to Detroit (3 games), Philadelphia (3 games) and Boston (3 games)…tonight’s game will be televised on
ROOT SPORTS
 in HD & broadcast live on
710 ESPN
 & Mariners Radio Network.
ODDS AND ENDS
…beat Toronto 6-3 last night to clinch third consecutive series and pull even with Detroit for the second wild card…have won three straight and are 9-3 over last 12 games and 13-11 since the All-Star break…also 10-4 over last 14 games…14-22 in one-run games and 3-6 in extra innings…33-32 at Safeco Field (19-12 since 6/15) and 31-23 on the road.
Record Streak
Felix Hernandez
has recorded a Major League record with 16 consecutive starts allowing 2 or fewer runs in 7.0 or more innings…old record was 13 by Tom Seaver in 1971.
• Dominating
 –
Felix Hernandez
is 1st in the AL in ERA (1.95), 2nd in strikeouts (194), T1st in wins (13), 1st in quality starts (23), 2nd in innings pitched (180.1) and 1st in WHIP (0.86).
The Big 3
 – The Mariners top 3 starters (Felix, Iwakuma, Young) have combined to go 34-15 with a 2.60 ERA (131 ER, 453.1 IP) in 68 G/67 GS…
lowest ERA by a starting trio in the American League
.
Save It
Fernando Rodney
is 2nd in the AL with 34 saves (34-for-37 in save opps).
Run Differential
– Mariners have the 2nd-best run differential (+87, 461-384) in MLB.
Hit Parade
 –
Robinson Cano
 is 2nd in the AL in batting average (.330) and T3rd in hits (144).
Mix and Match
 – Mariners have used 108 different starting lineups (batting) this season.
Looking for the Slam
 – Mariners and the Dodgers are the only teams without a grand slam…Mariners are batting .300 (21x70) with 5 bases-clearing hits this season with the bases loaded.
Backstop HR
 –
Mike Zunino
 is 2nd in MLB amongst catchers with 18 home runs…the club record for HR by a catcher is 19 by Miguel Olivo in 2011.
10-GAME SNAPSHOT
…the Mariners are 8-2 over the last 10 games, going from 3 games over .500 (56-53) to 9 games over .500 (64-55)…during this stretch the club is batting .272 (88x323) with 27 extra-base hits (2B-13, 3B-2, HR-12) and averaging 5.6 runs per game (outscored opponent 56-21)…pitching staff has a 2.00 ERA (20 ER, 90.0 IP) and .209 opponent batting average during this span.
HIGH-WATER MARK 
…the Mariners are 64-55 (.538) reaching the high-water mark for the season at 9 games over .500…were last at 9 games over .500 through games of July 7 at 49-40…have not been 10 games over .500 since finishing the 2007 season 88-74.
NO FREE PASSES
Hisashi Iwakuma
 leads the Majors with a walk rate of 0.75 BB/9.0 IP (11 BB, 132.1 IP) and a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 9.45 (104 K, 11 BB)…Iwakuma has walked only 3 batters over last 8 starts (57.1 IP).
3 (OR 4) IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
…when scoring 3 or more runs, the Mariners are 59-17 (.776)…when scoring 4 or more runs, the Mariners are 48-10 (.828)…on the flip side, the Mariners have scored 2 or fewer runs in 43 of 119 games (5-38).
3 OR LESS RUNS ALLOWED
…the Mariners have not allowed more than 3 runs in any game this month, stretching the club-record streak to 11 consecutive games…the current streak bests the 9-game streak from June 1-11, 2009…tied for the 3rd-longest in the American League since 2000 behind the Royals (13, 2013) and Angels (12, 2012 & 12 in 2002), and tied with Red Sox (11, 2013) & Yankees (11, 2002).
HISTORIC PITCHING
…the Mariners pitching staff leads the Majors with a 2.97 ERA (355 ER, 1074.0 IP)…current mark is on pace to shatter the current club record of 3.54 set in 2001…the last American League team to finish a full season with a sub 3.00 ERA was the 1974 World Series Champion Oakland  A’s…Mariners relief pitchers lead the AL with a 2.36 ERA (2nd in MLB) and starters lead the league with a 3.27 ERA (4th in MLB)…since June 21 team ERA is 2.42 with a .207 opponent batting average.
NATIONAL LEFT-HANDERS DAY 
…today is National Left-Handers day, so what better time to point out that
Kyle Seager
is tied for 2nd among American League left-handed batters (T2nd in AL) with 48 extra-base hits and
Robinson Cano
ranks T2nd among left-handed batters with 144 hits.
COMEBACK KIDS
…Seattle recorded its 29th come-from-behind win of the season last night (27 in 2013)…of the last 9 Mariners wins (since July 31), 7 have been comebacks including 5 this homestand…the Mariners are tied for 3rd in the American League in comeback wins (LAA-35, DET-31).
LOMO STREAKING
Logan Morrison
 extended his hitting streak to 13 games (since July 29) last night to tie his career high (April 7-May 15, 2011)…
it is the 2nd-longest hitting streak by a Mariners player this season (James Jones - 14 G)
…during the streak Morrison is hitting .333 (15x45) with 7 runs, 3 doubles, 1 home run and 6 RBI.
CONSISTENT CANO
Robinson Cano
 hit his 10th home run Monday night, becoming the 38th player to open his career with 10 consecutive seasons with double-digits in home runs (last: David Wright & Matt Holliday, both 2004-2013)…also became the 15th second baseman with 10+ home runs (as a 2B) in 10+ seasons in his career…former Mariner Bret Boone did it 11 times, 5 times with Seattle.
SAFECO SEAGER
Kyle Seager
 is batting
 .339 (75x221) with 29 runs, 28 extra-base hits (2B-12, 3B-1, HR-15) and 51 RBI in 63 games at Safeco Field this season…among AL leaders in
 home games
 is 1st in RBI, T1st in HR, 2nd in OPS (1.014) & slugging percentage (.606) and 4th in batting average.
 AS YOU KNOW
…the Mariners are 7-1 with one game remaining in this 9-game homestand…
BUT DID YOU KNOW?
…that among the 224 homestands of at least 7 games in club history the .875 winning percentage is tied for 3rd-best?…Seattle went 11-1 (.917) May 29-June 10, 2001 and 8-1 (.889) Aug. 13-22, 2012.
TONIGHT’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: RHP R.A. Dickey (9-11, 3.99) vs. RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (10-6, 2.86)
7:10 pm
 Radio: 710 ESPN / Mariners.com
 TV:
 ROOT SPORTS
Day Date Opp. Time Mariners Pitcher Opposing Pitcher RADIO
Thursday Aug. 14 -- Travel Day to Detroit to open 9-game road trip -- Friday Aug. 15 at DET 4:08 pm LH
James Paxton
 (2-0, 2.38) vs. RH Rick Porcello (13-7, 3.11) KTTH 770Saturday Aug. 16 at DET 4:08 pm RH
Felix Hernandez
 (13-3, 1.95) vs. LH David Price (11-8, 3.21) 710 ESPNSunday Aug. 17 at DET 10:08 am RH
Chris Young
 (11-6, 3.20) vs. TBA 710 ESPN
 All games televised on ROOT SPORTS with home games on Spanish Audio (TV SAP and ESPN Deportes radio)
 AL WILD CARD RACE
The Mariners enter play tonight tied with Detroit for the second AL Wild Card:
TEAM W-L Pct. GB
 Angels 69-49 .581 +5.5
Mariners 64-55 .538 ---
Tigers 63-54 .538 ---Blue Jays 63-58 .521 -2.0Yankees 61-57 .517 -2.5Indians 59-59 .500 -4.5
SEAGER HOME RUNS
Kyle Seager
 is tied for the team lead with 18 home runs (with Zunino)…with 2 more home runs will become the first Mariners player since Raul Ibañez (2005-2008) to record 20+ HR in at least 3 consecutive seasons…he would also  join Ken Griffey Jr. and Jim Presley as the only Mariners players with 20+ HR in 3 of first 4 MLB seasons.
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
3
Extra-base hits by
Kendrys Morales
 over the last 2 games…he is batting .294 with .882 OPS over last 4 G.
7-1
Record during current homestand.
9.45
Hisashi Iwakuma
is has a 9.45 strikeout-to-walk ratio (best in MLB)…currently 4th-best by any pitcher since 1901 (qualified for ERA title).
13
 Active hitting streak by
Logan Morrison
.
400
Lloyd McClendon
 recorded his 400th career MLB win last night…he had 336 wins with the Pirates (2001-05) and has 64 this season with Seattle.
 AL ERA LEADERS
RK TEAM (overall) ERA 1. Seattle
 ............................................
2.97
2. Oakland ..........................................3.173. Kansas City ....................................3.52
RK TEAM (bullpen) ERA 1. Seattle
 ............................................
2.36
2. Oakland ..........................................2.863. Cleveland ........................................2.92
RK TEAM (starters) ERA 1. Seattle
 ............................................
3.27
2. Oakland ..........................................3.323. Tampa Bay ......................................3.53
 VS. THE BLUE JAYS
The Mariners and Blue Jays play the third of a 7-game season series tonight (2-0)…travel to Toronto for a 4-game series Sept. 22-25…
Mariners are 17-8 vs. the Blue Jays at Safeco Field since 2007, winning 6 of last 8 games here
looking for first sweep vs. the Jays since July 30-Aug. 1, 2012 (in Seattle).
 Year Home Road Totals
2014 2-0 0-0 2-02013 1-2 2-1 3-32012 3-0 3-3 6-3
 All-Time 91-91 85-102 176-193
 
 2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES • WEDNESDAY • AUGUST 13, 2014 • VS. TORONTO BLUE JAYS • PAGE 2
TONIGHT’S MARINERS STARTER RHP HISASHI IWAKUMA 
2014 Breakdown:
 W-L ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 10-6 2.86 19/19 132.1 118 42 42 11 104 14Home 5-5 2.88 11/11 78.0 67 25 25 5 63 9Road 5-1 2.82 8/8 54.1 51 17 17 6 41 5vs. TOR - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career MLB Breakdown:
 W-L-S ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 33-17-2 2.85 82/68 477.1 414 160 151 96 390 56Home 17-11-0 2.76 45/38 267.1 219 86 82 44 232 30Road 16-6-2 2.96 37/30 210.0 195 74 69 52 158 26Starter 32-16 2.72 68/68 447.0 386 144 135 81 367 50Reliever 1-1-2 4.75 14/0 30.1 28 16 16 15 23 6vs. TOR 2-1 3.09 4/3 23.1 16 8 8 10 22 2
 ABOUT IWAKUMA 
Pronounced: he-sash-ee ee-wah-ku-mahMaking 20th start of 2014…83rd career MLB game/69th start tonight vs. the Jays.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 54 of his career 68 career MLB starts, including 29 of his last 33 starts (17 of 17 GS this season).
LAST START
…W#10 in Mariners 4-1 win vs. CWS Aug. 8…allowed only a solo HR (Viciedo) in the 4th inning, the second consecutive start where his only run allowed came via solo HR…did not walk a batter; the 11th time (in 19 GS) that he has not allowed a walk.
LEAGUE LEADER
…Iwakuma is 8th in the American League with a 2.86 ERA, 3rd in the league with a 0.97 WHIP (walks+hits per innings pitched) and leads the AL with a 0.75 BB/9.0 IP ratio and 9.45 strikeout-to-walk-ratio.
STOP THIEF
…Chicago’s Adrian Nieto was caught stealing in Iwakuma’s last start (8/8 vs CWS) and opposing base stealers are now 0-for-8 this season when attempting to run with ‘Kuma pitching…he has not allowed a stolen base since Sept. 25, 2013 vs. KC, his final start last year.
SOLID AT SAFECO
…Iwakuma is 17-11, 2.76 ERA (82 ER, 267.1 IP) in 45 G/38 GS at Safeco Field, the lowest by a starting pitcher (min. 150.0 IP) in Safeco Field history (opened July 1999)…Hisashi is 5-5, 2.88 in 11 GS this season.
IWAKUMA PASSES 2,000 CAREER INNINGS
…in his start on July 29 at Cleveland,
Hisashi Iwakuma
 passed 2,000 innings for his career between Japan and the Major Leagues…Iwakuma logged 1,541.0 innings in 226 G/225 GS with Kintetsu & Rakuten in the Japan Pacific League and now has 477.1 innings in 82 G/68 GS with the Mariners (2018.1 total innings)…he is 33-17, with a 2.85 ERA with Seattle.
COMPLETE CONTROL
…Iwakuma did not walked a batter in 5 consecutive starts and a string of 35.2 consecutive walkless innings, July 1-24…set a club record with zero walks in 4 consecutive starts, passing Cliff Lee’s 4-start streak in 2010 (June 7-23)…the 35.2-inning walkless streak is also 2nd-longest in club history, trailing a 38.0-inning streak by Lee in June 2010.
ROAD STREAK SNAPPED
…Iwakuma lost 1-0 at BAL Aug. 3 on a leadoff homer…snapped a 9-game road winning streak (9-0, 2.17 ERA / 23 ER, 95.1 IP) over his previous 14 road starts, dating back to July 20, 2013…Iwakuma’s 9-game road winning streak was the longest in club history since Freddy Garcia won 10 straight decisions (10, 4/16/00-7/06/01)…his streak is currently T2nd-longest in franchise history, trailing only: F. Garcia (10, 4/16/00-7/06/01) and tied with B. Wells (9, 5/17/95-6/27/96), J. Moyer (9, 7/25/99-7/19/00) and A. Rhodes (9, 9/05/00-6/02/02)…overall Iwakuma is 16-6 with a 2.62 ERA (57 ER, 196.0 IP) in 30 career road starts.
DOUBLE-DIGIT K’S
…recorded 10 strikeouts July 7 vs. Minnesota…marked his 3rd 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 0.75 walks per 9.0 innings ratio this season, allowing only 11 walks in his 19 starts (132.1 IP)…
Jamie Moyer
 (1.61 in 1998) holds the club record for BB/9 IP…for his career has a 1.84 BB/9.0 IP ratio, including a 1.66 mark as a starter…walked 1 or fewer in 45 of 68 career starts…24 walkless starts since his first start July 2, 2012, including 11 this season.
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.
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 6-2 104-737/18 @LAA 2-3 (16) ND 7.0 6 2 2 0 3 0 2-2 77-567/24 BAL 0-4 L (8-5) 7.0 7 4 4 0 5 1 0-4 96-737/29 @CLE 5-4 W (9-5) 7.0 6 2 2 1 6 0 5-2 99-68
JULY 6 GS, 4-1, 2.32 42.2 35 11 11 1 39 2
8/3 @BAL 0-1 L (9-6) 7.2 5 1 1 2 7 1 0-1 109-738/8 CWS 4-1 W (10-6) 7.0 5 1 1 0 3 1 4-1 90-66
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/LAST WIN:
8/8, 4-1 vs. CWS (7.0,5,1,1,0,3,HR)
LAST LOSS:
8/8, 0-1 at BAL (7.2,5,1,1,2,7,HR)
LAST ND:
7/18, 2-3 at LAA (7.0,6,2,2,0,3)
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. BLUE JAYS
Is 2-1, 3.09 in 4 G, 3 GS, vs. Toronto in his career, incl. 2-1, 1.61 (22.1 IP, 4 ER) in 3 starts…only loss came in last GS: 8/5/13, 7/2 IP, 2 ER…has struck out 20 in 22.2 IP, but walked 9.
 AVG AB H HR RBI BB SO
J. Bautista .333 6 2 0 0 1 0
M. Cabrera .250 4 1 0 0 0 1
J. Francisco .500 2 1 0 1 1 0
 A. Gose .000 2 0 0 0 1 1
M. Kawasaki .000 2 0 0 1 0 0
 A. Lind .000 3 0 0 0 1 0
D. Navarro .333 3 1 1 1 0 0
C. Rasmus .000 11 0 0 0 0 4
J. Reyes .500 4 2 0 1 0 0
J. Thole .000 3 0 0 0 0 0
D. Valencia .000 3 0 0 0 0 2
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 STARTER: LHP JAMES PAXTON (2-0, 2.38)
24-year-old left-hander is scheduled to make his his 5th start, his 3rd since return from DL, Friday in Detroit…is 2-0 this season and 5-0 in his career (8 GS)…ND in SEA’s 1-2 (10) loss 8/9 vs. CWS (6.1 IP, 1 ER)…placed on 15-day DL 4/9, sent on rehab assignment 5/24, recalled from rehab 5/27, trans-ferred to 60-day DL 6/9, sent on rehab assignment 7/17…during two rehab stints was 0-2 with 4.85 ERA (7 ER, 13.0 IP)…left game on April 8 vs. LAA (5.0,4,3,3,0,4,2HR) with a strained left latissimus dorsi muscle…recorded the win in his season debut on April 2 at LAA (7.0,2,0,0,2,9)…
2013 RECAP:
went 3-0 with a 1.50 ERA (4 ER, 24.0 IP) in 4 starts with the Mariners in 2013…
won MLB debut
, 6-2 Sept. 7 vs. TB (6.0,4,2,1,1,3,HR)…spent majority of season with AAA Tacoma, going 8-11 with a 4.45 ERA (70 ER, 145.2 IP) in 28 games/26 starts…led the Rainiers in wins (T1st), starts, innings and strikeouts…tossed the squad’s only complete games (2) and only shutout…
MINOR-LEAGUE CAREER:
Is 23-20, 3.45 (140 ER, 360.0 IP) in 70 games (68 starts) since 2011 with Mariners affiliates in Clinton, Jackson and Tacoma…was drafted by Seattle in the 4th round of the 2010 draft…attended the University of Ken-tucky from 2007-09…previously was selected in the first round of the 2009 June draft by Toronto, but did not sign…
 VS. TIGERS:
Making his first second career start vs. the Tigers; posted a ND in SEA 4-5 loss 9/19/13 (5.0,5,3,3,4,3,HR).
 
2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES WEDNESDAY AUGUST 13, 2014 VS. TORONTO BLUE JAYS PAGE 3
TEAM PITCHING
 W-L ERA CG/SV IP H R ER BB-I SO HR
Season Totals 64-55 2.97 1/37 1074.0 884 384 355 324-24 957 97Starters 48-37 3.27 1/0 727.0 613 282 264 204-8 617 77Relievers 16-18 2.36 0/37 347.0 271 102 91 120-16 340 20Safeco 33-32 2.92 1/18 588.0 468 206 191 169-6 525 50Road 31-23 3.04 0/19 486.0 416 178 164 155-18 432 47March/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 11-14 2.57 0/8 238.1 197 76 68 71-10 236 18 August 8-3 1.93 0/4 98.0 76 23 21 16-0 87 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 8/12 vs. TOR 0.2,0,0,0,0,0 7/31 at CLE 6/11/09 vs. CIN w/WAS 4/17 at TEX 0/0 (---) 42/33 (.786) 27/20 (.741)40-Farquhar, rhp 8/11 vs. TOR 1.0,0,0,0,0,1 4/27 vs. TEX 5/4 at HOU 4/11 vs. KC 1/3 (.333) 47/35 (.745) 19/15 (.789)41-Furbush, lhp 8/12 vs. TOR 1.1,1,0,0,0,2 6/20 at KC 7/19 at LAA 7/25 vs. BAL 1/1 (1.000) 49/35 (.714) 30/25 (.833)52-Leone, rhp 8/10 vs. CWS 1.2,1,0,0,0,1 (W) 8/10 vs. CWS None 7/18 at LAA 0/2 (.000) 42/31 (.738) 25/14 (.560) 37-Maurer, rhp* 8/12 vs. TOR 0.0,3,2,2,0,0 8/20/13 at OAK None None 0/0 (---) 16/14 (.875) 3/3 (1.000) 31-Medina, rhp 8/9 vs. CWS 1.0,1,0,0,0,0 6/21 at KC 6/18/13 at LAA 7/27 at BAL 0/1 (.000) 48/35 (.729) 16/13 (.813)56-Rodney, rhp 8/12 vs. TOR 1.0,0,0,0,1,1 4/23 vs. HOU 8/12 vs. TOR 8/9 vs. CWS 33/36 (.917) 51/37 (.725) 9/8 (.889)54-Wilhelmsen, rhp* 8/10 vs CWS 2.0,1,1,1,0,1,HR (H) 7/5 at CWS 6/30 at HOU 4/20 at MIA 1/3 (.333) 39/28 (.718) 15/11 (.733)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 37/47 (.787) 341/250 (.733) 151/113 (.748)
#97 - JOE BEIMEL, LHP 2014:
42 G, 3-1, 1.27 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 earned runs in only 3 of 42 appearances this season.Would be 3rd among AL relievers in ERA at 1.27 but is just shy on IP to qualify.Did not allow a run in 19.0 consecutive IP May 2 - July 10; streak was snapped by Punto solo HR July 13.W #3 7/31 at CLE...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:
47 G, 1-1, 2.68 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)
Has not allowed a run in 38 of 47 appearances...1 or less in 43 of 47 games.Allowed 4 ER in last 19 games (6/17-current) in 19.1 IP (1.86 ERA).HR allowed 6/14 vs. TEX (Chirinos) was just 4th in his career. 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:
49 G, 1-5, 3.71 ERA, 1-1 SV, 15 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
5.0 IP (5/27/11 vs. BOS)
2014-High IP:
1.2 (6/10 vs. NYY)
2nd on team with 49 appearances...3rd straight season with 40+ apps.
Stranded 25 of 30 inherited runners (83.3%).
Boasts a 2.18 ERA (5 ER, 20.2 IP) in 26 appearances in Safeco Field.Since May 5 is 1-2-1, 2.19 (6 ER, 24.2 IP) in 35 G w/29 SO (3 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:
42 G, 5-2, 2.06 ERA, 0-2 SV, 7 HLD
 
2014/Career-High IP:
2.1 (5/14 vs. TB)
Averaging 9.56 K/9.0 IP (51 SO, 48.0 IP).Among AL rookie relievers ranks T3rd in appearances (42) and 2nd in K’s (51).Allowed runs in just 9 of 42 appearances this season (11 ER total).
W#5
 8/10 vs. CWS, 1 H, 1 K in 1.2 IP...stranded 2 inherited runners with GDIP.
W#4
8/2 at BAL (1.2,0,0,0,0,1) in Mariners 6-3 win.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:
23 G, 7 GS, 1-4, 5.06 ERA, 0-0 SV, 4 HLD
Career-High IP:
4.0 (8/28/13 vs. TEX)
 
2014-High IP:
2.2 (7/9 vs. MIN)
Is 0-0, 1.29 (3 ER, 21.0 IP) in 16 G in relief this season; 1-4, 7.52 in 7 GS.Averaging 10.29 K/9.0 IP (24 SO, 21.0 IP) as a reliever.4 of his 16 relief appearances this season have been 2.0 IP or longer.Opponents are 14-for-76 (.184) w/24 strikeouts in his 15 relief appearances.Tossed career-high 2.2 innings as reliever on July 9 vs. MIN (2 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:
48 G, 4-2, 2.23 ERA, 0-1 SV, 18 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
2.1-3x (last: 7/23/13 vs. CLE)
 
2014-High IP:
1.1-3x (8/6 vs. ATL)
Leads team 18 holds (T5th in AL)…3rd on team w/48 G...T9th in AL w/4 relief W.
Is 3-1, 1.01 (3 ER, 26.2 IP) in last 33 games (May 5-current) w/26 strikeouts.2 R, 12 H in last 23.1 IP, May 17-current (29 G) with 22 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:
51 G, 1-5, 2.36 ERA, 34-37 SV, 0 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (9/18/12 vs. BAL)
2014-High IP:
1.1-2x (last: 7/20 at LAA)
2nd in the AL w/34 saves…allowed at least 1 base runner in 22 of 37 SV ops.
3 ER in last 6.0 IP (8/2-c), after only 4 ER over previous 27.1 IP (1.32 ERA).
Has converted 23 of last 24 save opps since 5/22 (16 H, 5 ER, 8 BB/2 IBB, 28 K).SV#34 on 8/12 vs. TOR, allowed 2-out BB before closing out the game.SV#33 on 8/10 vs. CWS, allowed 1 run on 3 hits and struck out 3 in the 9th inning.L #5 on a 2-out un-earned run 8/9 vs. CWS (1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 K).SV #32 w/1-2-3 9th 8/8 vs. CWS...SV#31 8/5 vs. ATL.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).
SV #27 7/11 vs. OAK, walking 1 and striking out 1 in 9th inning. Has 4 career 30-save seasons, (37 in 2009 w/DET, 48 in 2012 and 37 in 2013 w/TB and 34 {and counting} w/SEA in 2014)...has 119 saves since the start of the 2012 season; only Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel has more (126).Has 2.64 ERA (4 ER, 13.2 IP) in non-save opps (14 G); in 37 save opps has a 2.25 ERA (9 ER, 36.0 IP).
#54 - TOM WILHELMSEN, RHP
2014:
40 G, 1 GS, 1-2, 2.29 ERA, 1-3 SV, 6 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 63.0 innings pitched,Worked more than 1.0 IP in 21 of 40 games; 2.0+ IP in 17 games.Worked 2.0+ innings in 14 of last 19 G…1.83 ERA (8 ER, 39.1 IP) since 5/27.Tossed a career-high 4.0 innings in relief on July 18 at LAA (1 H, 4 K).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 8/7 vs. CWS (5.2,2,2,2,2,5,HR) W W1 23 5.9 93.6 3/0 8.15 3.21 6 18 3-3 11-1234-Hernandez, rhp 8/11 vs. TOR (7.0,3,1,1,0,8,HR) W W2 25 7.2 102.6 16/3 9.68 1.60 23 9 8-2 17-818-Iwakuma, rhp 8/8 vs. CWS (7.0,5,1,1,0,3,HR) W W1 19 7.0 94.3 0/8 7.07 0.75 13 11 5-3 1-837-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 8/9 vs. CWS (6.1,6,1,1,0,4) ND W5 4 5.7 79.8 1/0 8.74 1.99 2 4 1-0 3-150-Ramirez, rhp 8/11 vs. CWS (4.1,4,0,0,1,2) ND L5 13 5.0 85.9 6/2 7.55 4.48 5 5 0-1 5-832-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 8/12 vs. TOR (6.0,2,1,1,2,3) W W3 23 6.0 96.8 6/3 5.58 2.99 14 6 5-2 14-9
 Team No. Hernandez Iwakuma Ramirez Paxton Elias Young Walker Beavan Maurer WilhelmsenINNINGS (Team Rec.) (Starter’s Rec.)
0.0-4.2 19 (6-13) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-1) 6 (0-1) 1 (0-0) 2 (0-2) 1 (0-0) 1 (0-1) 1 (0-1) 5 (0-3) 1 (0-1)5.0-5.2 24 (11-13) 1 (0-0) 1 (0-0) 2 (0-1) 1 (1-0) 10 (2-4) 6 (3-2) 1 (0-1) 0 (0-0) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0)6.0-6.2 26 (14-12) 4 (2-0) 3 (2-1) 3 (0-2) 1 (0-0) 5 (3-2) 9 (5-2) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0)7.0-7.2 34 (19-15) 11 (4-2) 9 (4-4) 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 16 (14-2) 9 (7-1) 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 119 (64-55) 25 (13-3) 19 (10-6) 13 (1-5) 4 (2-0) 23 (9-9) 23 (11-6) 1 (1-0) 1 (0-1) 7 (1-4) 1 (0-1)
Runs scored/start: 3.96 (471 R) 4.84 (121 R) 3.84 (73 R) 3.61 (47 R) 5.00 (20 R) 3.87 (89 R) 3.61 (83 R) 4.00 (12 R) 0.00 (0 R) 3.71 (26 R) 2.00 (2 R)
Team Record: 64-55 17-8 11-8 5-8 3-1 11-12 14-9 1-2 0-1 2-5 0-1

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