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08.31.14 Game Notes

08.31.14 Game Notes

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 Game #135 (72-62) Safeco Field
WASHINGTON NATIONALS (77-57) vs. SEATTLE MARINERS (72-62)
 
Home #72 (35-36)
TODAY’S TILT
…the Mariners conclude a 6-game homestand with the finale game of a three-game set vs. the Washington Nationals (0-2)…travel after today’s game to begin a 2-city, 7-game road trip with the Athletics (3 games) and Rangers (4 games)…today’s game will be televised on
ROOT SPORTS
 in HD and broadcast live on
ESPN 710 Seattle
 & the Mariners Radio Network.
ODDS AND ENDS
…dropped back-to-back games (now 3 straight) for the first time since a 4-game losing streak July 22-25…16-10 in the month of August…14-23 in one-run games & 3-6 in extra innings…35-36 at Safeco Field (20-16 since 6/15) & 37-26 on the road.
Ack Attack
Dustin Ackley
is batting .314 (49x156) with 18 extra-base hits since the All-Star break.
Save It
Fernando Rodney
is 2nd in the AL with 38 saves (38-for-41 in save opps).
Hit Parade
 –
Robinson Cano
 is 4th in the AL in batting average (.325) and 3rd in hits (160).
Run Differential
– Mariners have the 4th-best run differential (+94, 532-438) in MLB.
The Big 3
 – The Mariners top 3 starters (Felix, Iwakuma, Young) have combined to go 37-17 with a 2.69 ERA (149 ER, 497.2 IP) in 76 G/75 GS…
lowest ERA by a starting trio in the American League
.
Mix and Match
 – Mariners have used 118 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 .286 (22x77) with 5 bases-clearing hits this season with the bases loaded.
Backstop HR
 –
Mike Zunino
 is 3rd in MLB amongst catchers with 19 home runs (leads all AL catch-ers)…tied the club record for HR by a catcher which was previously set by Miguel Olivo in 2011.
• Offensive
 – Seattle ranks 4th in the AL averaging 4.54 runs per game since the trade deadline.
Gold Glover
 –
Kyle Seager
is T2nd among AL 3B with 9 defensive runs saved.
• RHP
 – Seattle is in G#9 of an 11-game stretch scheduled to face all right-handed starting pitchers.
IWAKUMA IN INTERLEAGUE
Hisashi Iwakuma
has a current streak of 22.0 consecutive scoreless innings in Interleague play dating back to Sept. 13, 2013 at St. Louis…overall Iwakuma is 3-1 with a 3.05 ERA (15 ER, 44.1 IP) in 5 career Interleague starts.
CONTROL FREAK 
Hisashi Iwakuma
has walked only 13 batters in his 22 starts this season for a 0.78 BB/9.0 IP rate…trails Minnesota’s Phil Hughes by percentage points in walk rate and is 2nd with a 9.31 strikeout-to-walk ratio.
THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE
…LHP
Joe Beimel
 reached a milestone yesterday as he officially crossed 10 years of Major League service…Beimel has appeared in 614 games (591 relief appearances) over 12 Major League seasons with the Pirates (2001-03, 2011), Twins (2004), Devil Rays (2005), Dodgers (2006-08), Nationals (2009), Rockies (2009-10) and Mariners (2014).
WAKE UP AND RAKE
Robinson Cano
 is batting .342 (53x155) with 11 doubles, 1 triple, 4 home runs and 23 RBI in 42 day games this season (3rd in AL).
PACK YOUR SUITCASE
…following today’s game the Mariners will have 27 games to play in the 2014 regular season…18 of the 27 games will be played away from Safeco Field.
WINNING AUGUST
…the Mariners are 16-10 this month with one game remaining in August…marks the second winning August in the last three seasons (15-12 in 2012, 12-16 in 2013) and the fifth winning August since 2001.
NOT THE NORM
…the Mariners have allowed 33 hits and 23 runs (9 HR) in the last 3 games (all losses)…allowed 20 runs in previous 7 games from Aug. 19-26 (5-2 record)…team ERA has jumped from 2.92 to 3.02 over the last 3 games.
STOP THE STREAK 
…the Mariners have dropped
11
 consecutive games vs. Washington, having never beaten the club since becoming the Nationals…the 11-game losing streak is the longest current streak by any team vs. an opponent…it is tied for the longest losing streak vs. an opponent in Interleague play matching an 11-game losing streak by the Pirates vs. the A’s (2002-2013) .
HE’S A HOMER
Kyle Seager
 is batting .325 (79x243) with 31 runs scored, 12 doubles, 1 triple, 16 home runs and 53 RBI in 69 games at Safeco Field…among AL leaders in
 home games
 is 1st in RBI, 2nd in HR and slugging percentage (.580), 3rd in OPS (.972) & and 5th in batting average…Seager’s 16 home runs are currently T7th-most all-time in a single season at Safeco Field and his slugging percentage is 2nd-best in a single season in Safeco history (min. 150 PA) trailing Ken Griffey Jr.’s .616 mark in 42 games in 1999.
 
3 (OR 4) IS THE MAGIC NUMBER
…when scoring 3 or more runs, the Mariners are 66-20 (.767), the 3rd-best win pct in the Majors when scoring 3+ (WAS is 2nd at 73-21/.777)…when scoring 4 or more runs, the Mariners are 55-11 (.833)…Seattle has won 23 of its last 25 games when scoring 4+ runs…on the flip side, the Mariners have scored 2 or fewer runs in 48 of 134 games (6-42).
HISTORIC PITCHING
…the Mariners pitching staff leads the Majors with a 3.02 ERA (405 ER, 1206.0 IP)…club is on pace to shatter the club record of 3.54 set in 2001…Mariners relief pitchers lead MLB with a 2.41 ERA and the starters lead the AL with a 3.33 ERA (4th in MLB).
SIMPLY SEAGER
Kyle Seager
 hit his 20th homer of the season Wednesday vs. Texas, a team highhe is the first Mariners player since Raul Iba
ñ
ez (2005-2008) to record 20+ HR in at least 3 consecutive seasons and joins Ken Griffey Jr. and Jim Presley as the only Mariners players with 20+ HR in 3 of first 4 MLB seasons.
FLASHING THE LEATHER
…the Mariners are 2nd in the American League with a .987 fielding percentage and have committed the fewest errors in the league (63 E, 5,075 TC).
DID YOU KNOW?
…that when
Dustin Ackley
homered off Stephen Strasburg in the 8th inning last night it marked the first time since April 28, 2004 that the No. 2 overall pick homered off the No. 1 overall pick from the same draft?…Ben Grieve (Brewers) homered off of Paul Wilson (Reds), the top 2 picks in the 1994 draft.
TODAY’S GAME INFORMATION
Starting Pitchers: RHP Tanner Roark (12-8, 2.81) vs. RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (12-6, 2.83)
1:10 pm
 Radio: ESPN 710 Seattle / Mariners.com
 TV:
 ROOT SPORTS
Day Date Opp. Time Mariners Pitcher Opposing Pitcher RADIO
Monday Sept. 1 @OAK 1:05 pm RH
Chris Young
 (12-6, 3.17) vs. RH Jason Hammel (1-5, 5.77) 710 ESPNTuesday Sept. 2 @OAK 7:05 pm LH
James Paxton
 (4-1, 1.83) vs. RH Sonny Gray (13-7, 3.03) 710 ESPNWednesday Sept. 3 @OAK 12:35 pm RH
Felix Hernandez
 (13-5, 2.23) vs. LH Jon Lester (13-9, 2.55) 710 ESPN
 All games televised on ROOT SPORTS with home games on Spanish Audio (TV SAP and ESPN Deportes radio)
 AL WILD CARD RACE
Seattle enters play today 1.5 games back of KC & DET for 2nd AL Wild Card:
TEAM W-L Pct. GB
 Athletics 78-57 .578 +4.0Royals 74-61 .548 - - -Tigers 74-61 .548 - - -Mariners
72-62 .537 -1.5
Indians 70-64 .522 -3.5Yankees 70-64 .522 -3.5Blue Jays 68-67 .504 -6.0
INTERLEAGUE PLAY 
Today is the final game of 20 in Interleague match-ups for the Mariners this season…Seattle is 169-154 all-time vs. the NL, including 92-72 at home and 81-64 at Safeco Field (5-4 this season) dating back to the start of Interleague play in 1997…have three straight sub .500 seasons vs. the NL after a 12 consecutive seasons at .500 or better.
 Year Home Road Totals
1997 6-2 1-7 7-91998 4-4 3-5 7-91999 4-5 3-6 7-112000 6-3 5-4 11-72001 6-3 6-3 12-62002 5-4 6-3 11-72003 4-5 6-3 10-82004 5-4 4-5 9-92005 7-2 3-6 10-82006 7-2 7-2 14-42007 5-4 4-5 9-92008 3-6 6-3 9-92009 7-2 4-5 11-72010 6-3 3-6 9-92011* 6-6 3-3 9-92012 3-6 5-4 8-102013 3-7 5-5 8-122014 5-4 3-7 8-11
Totals 92-72 77-82 169-154
*played 3 games vs. FLA at Safeco Field as the away team
INSIDE THE NUMBERS
.309
Dustin Ackley 
 has combined to bat .309 (105x340) with 9 HR in 92 games
following the All-Star break 
 
over the last two seasons (.304 in 2013).
10
Home runs by
Dustin Ackley
this season, his second season with double-digits in HR (12 in 2012).
 AL ERA LEADERS
RK TEAM (overall) ERA 1. Seattle
 ............................................
3.02
2. Oakland ..........................................3.263. Tampa Bay ......................................3.47
RK TEAM (bullpen) ERA 1. Seattle
 ............................................
2.41
2. Cleveland ........................................2.733. Oakland ..........................................2.89
RK TEAM (starters) ERA 1. Seattle
 ............................................
3.33
2. Oakland ..........................................3.443. Tampa Bay ......................................3.47
 VS. NATIONALS
Today is the final game between Seattle & Washington this season (0-2)…the Mariners have lost
11
 straight games vs. the Nationals, dating back to June 10, 2005…the last win for the Mariners in the series was on June 13, 2004 vs. the Montreal Expos.
 Year Home Road Totals
2014 0-2 0-0 0-22011 --- 0-3 0-32008 0-3 --- 0-32005 --- 0-3 0-32004 3-0 --- 3-02003 1-2 --- 1-2
 All-Time 4-7 0-6 4-13
 
 2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES • SUNDAY AUGUST 31, 2014 • VS. WASHINGTON NATIONALS • PAGE 2
TODAY’S MARINERS STARTER RHP HISASHI IWAKUMA 
2014 Breakdown:
 W-L ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 12-6 2.83 22/22 149.1 133 47 47 13 121 14Home 6-5 2.66 12/12 84.2 72 25 25 6 68 9Road 6-1 3.06 10/10 64.2 61 22 22 7 53 5vs. WAS 0-0 --- 0/0 --- -- -- -- -- -- --
Career MLB Breakdown:
 W-L-S ERA G/GS IP H R ER BB SO HR
Overall 35-17-2 2.84 85/71 494.1 429 165 156 98 407 56Home 18-11-0 2.69 46/39 274.0 224 86 82 45 237 30Road 17-6-2 3.02 39/32 220.1 205 79 74 53 170 26Starter 34-16 2.72 71/71 464.0 401 149 140 83 384 50Reliever 1-1-2 4.75 14/0 30.1 28 16 16 15 23 6vs. WAS 0-0 --- 0/0 --- -- -- -- -- -- --
 ABOUT IWAKUMA 
Pronounced: he-sash-ee ee-wah-ku-mahMaking 23rd start of 2014 and 86th career MLB game/72nd start today vs. the Nationals.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 56 of his career 71 career MLB starts, including 31 of his last 36 starts (19 of 22 GS this season).
LAST START
…No decision in Mariners 8-6 over Boston at Fenway Park on  Aug. 24…allowed 5 runs on 6 hits, while walking 1, hitting 2 batters and striking out 1 in a career-low 2.1 innings…first time in career to hit 2 batters 1 game (both in the 1st inning).
FELIX-LIKE RUN
…over his last 10 starts (since July 1), Iwakuma is 7-2 with a 2.18 ERA (18 ER, 74.1 IP) with 66 strikeouts (5 BB)…during this stretch has allowed 2 runs or less in 9 of 11 starts, one run or less in 6 starts…tossed 7.0+ innings in 8 of 11 starts…since July 1 he ERA is the 5th-lowest in the among AL starters.
IT FEELS LIKE HOME TO ME
…Iwakuma is 4-1 with a 1.73 ERA (7 ER, 36.1 IP) over his last 5 starts a home, dating back to July 7… in his career Iwaku-ma is 18-11, 2.69 ERA (82 ER, 274.0 IP) in 46 G/39 GS at Safeco Field, the lowest by a starting pitcher (min. 150.0 IP) in Safeco Field history (opened July 1999).
 VS. THE SENIOR CIRCUIT
…Iwakuma is 3-1 with a 3.05 ERA (15 ER, 44.1 IP) in 11 games/5 starts in his career during Interleague Play…dating back to Sept. 13, 2013, Iwakuma has not allowed a run over his last 22.0 innings (3 starts) vs. the National League…his 22 innings scoreless streak during In-terleague is the 2nd-longest by a Mariners pitcher, trailing only Aaron Sele’s 26.0 innings streak from July 8, 2001-June 9, 2005….it is also the 2nd-lon-gest active streak in the Majors (24, Garrett Richards-LAA: 4/21/14-current).
13 WALKS, 12 WINS
…Iwakuma has issued only 13 walks this season and has recorded 12 wins in his 22 starts this season…since 1893, there have been three pitchers to qualify for the ERA title and conclude the year with more wins than walks: Christy Mathewson (1913-14), Slim Sallee (1919) and Bret Saberhagen (1994).
LEAGUE LEADER
…Iwakuma is 7th in the American League with a 2.83 ERA, 3rd in the league with a 0.98 WHIP (walks+hits per innings pitched) and T1st in the AL with 0.78 BB/9.0 IP ratio & 2nd in 9.31 strikeout-to-walk-ratio.
STOP THIEF
…opposing base stealers are 0-for-8 this season when attempt-ing to run with ‘Kuma pitching…he has not allowed a stolen base since Sept. 25, 2013 vs. KC, his final start last year.
IWAKUMA PASSES 2,000 CAREER INNINGS
…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 492.0 innings in 84 G/70 GS with the Mariners (2033.0 total innings)…he is 35-17, with a 2.76 ERA with Seattle.
HISTORIC CONTROL
…has a 0.78 walks per 9.0 innings ratio this season, allowing only 13 walks in his 22 starts (149.1 IP)…
Jamie Moyer
 (1.61 in 1998) holds the single-season club record for BB/9 IP…for his career has a 1.78 BB/9.0 IP ratio, including a 1.61 mark as a starter…walked 1 or fewer in 48 of 71 career starts…25 walkless starts since his first start July 2, 2012, including 12 this season.
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.
STRIKEOUT-TO-WALK RATIO
…ranks 2nd the Majors with a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 9.31 (121 SO, 13 BB)…since 1900 that is the 5th-lowest strikeout-to-walk ratio trailing only Bret Saberhagen (11.00 in 1994), Cliff Lee (10.28 in 2010), Phil Hughes (10.13 in 2014), and Curt Schilling (9.58 in 2002).
ROAD WARRIOR
…is 6-1 with a 3.06 ERA (22 ER, 64.2 IP) in 10 starts on the road this season…had his 9-game road winning streak snapped Aug. 3 at Baltimore in a 1-0 loss…has only 1 road loss dating back to July 20, 2013 (10-1, 1.95 ERA, 20 BB, 89 SO)…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).
DOUBLE-DIGIT K’S
…recorded 11 strikeouts in his last start August 19 at Philadelphia…marked his 4th career double-digit strikeout performance as a Mariner (2nd this season)…recorded 13 strikeouts July 30, 2012 vs. Toronto (in 8.0 IP) and 11 strikeouts April 23, 2013 at Houston (in 5.0 IP).
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 90-668/13 TOR 2-0 W (11-6) 6.2 5 0 0 1 5 0 2-0 101-618/19 @PHI 5-2 W (12-6) 8.0 4 0 0 0 11 0 5-0 96-748/24 @BOS 8-6 ND 2.1 6 5 5 1 1 0 5-3 67-48
AUG. 5 GS, 3-1, 1.99 31.2 25 7 7 4 27 2
LAST TIMELAST START/LOSS:
8/24, 8-6 at BOS (2.1,6,5,5,1,1,2HB)
LAST WIN:
8/19, 5-2 at PHI (8.0,4,0,0,0,11)
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):
 None
LONGEST WIN STREAK:
 7, 8/16/13-5/20/14
LONGEST LOSING STREAK:
3, 6/15-7/4/13
IWAKUMA vs. NATIONALS
Making his first career start vs. the Washington…here is how Iwaku-ma has fared vs. current Nationals batters:
 AVG AB H HR RBI BB SO
 A. Cabrera .100 10 1 0 0 1 3
N. Schierholtz .000 4 0 0 0 0 1
SCORELESS STREAK 
Iwakuma has recorded 2 of the longest scoreless streaks in club history, and has a current streak of 17.2 scoreless innings:
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 (12-6, 3.17)
35-year-old right-hander is scheduled to make his 25th start of the season (26th appearance) tomorrow vs. the Athletics…ND in last start on 8/23 at BOS (3.2,7,3,3,5,2)…ranks 14th in the AL in ERA (3.07) and 5th in opponent batting average (.223)…
is 9-4, 2.99 ERA over his last 17 starts (since 5/26), including 7-2, 2.69 in last 13 GS (6/16-current)
…leads the team with 19 home runs allowed (15 solo HR), but has not allowed a HR in last 4 starts…
vs. OAK:
Making his 9th career appearance/7 career start vs. the Oakland…is 3-2 with a 2.81 ERA (13 ER, 41.2 IP) in 8G/7GS vs. OAK, including going 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA (5 ER, 20.0 IP) in 4G/3GS vs. the A’s in 2014…is 2-0 with a 1.83 ERA (4 ER, 19.2 IP) in 4 G/3GS at O.co Coliseum in his career.
 
2014 MARINERS GAME NOTES SUNDAY AUGUST 31, 2014 VS. WASHINGTON NATIONALS PAGE 3
TEAM PITCHING
 W-L ERA CG/SV IP H R ER BB-I SO HR
Season Totals 72-62 3.02 1/41 1206.0 1009 438 405 375-28 1079 109Starters 53-44 3.33 1/0 806.0 698 320 298 234-10 678 85Relievers 19-18 2.41 0/41 400.0 311 118 107 141-18 401 24Safeco 35-36 3.01 1/19 642.0 519 231 215 184-7 566 59Road 37-26 3.03 0/22 564.0 490 207 190 191-21 513 50March/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 16-10 2.78 0/8 230.0 201 77 71 67-4 209 18
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 8/24 at BOS 0.2,1,0,0,0,0 7/31 at CLE 6/11/09 vs. CIN w/WAS 4/17 at TEX 0/0 (---) 45/36 (.800) 29/22 (.759)40-Farquhar, rhp 8/26 vs. TEX 2.1,0,0,0,1,2 4/27 vs. TEX 5/4 at HOU 4/11 vs. KC 1/3 (.333) 54/41 (.759) 24/20 (.833)41-Furbush, lhp 8/30 vs. WAS 0.2,0,0,0,0,0 6/20 at KC 7/19 at LAA 7/25 vs. BAL 1/1 (1.000) 56/39 (.696) 31/26 (.839)52-Leone, rhp 8/30 vs. WAS 1.0,1,0,0,0,1 8/24 at BOS None 7/18 at LAA 0/2 (.000) 47/35 (.745) 27/16 (.593) 37-Maurer, rhp* 8/25 vs. TEX 2.0,2,1,1,0,1 8/20/13 at OAK None None 0/0 (---) 20/18 (.900) 4/4 (1.000) 31-Medina, rhp 8/25 vs. TEX 1.0,2,0,0,0,2 6/21 at KC 6/18/13 at LAA 7/27 at BAL 0/1 (.000) 53/37 (.698) 17/13 (.765)56-Rodney, rhp 8/24 at BOS 1.0,1,0,0,2,3 4/23 vs. HOU 8/24 at BOS 8/9 vs. CWS 38/41 (.927) 56/42 (.750) 12/11 (.917)54-Wilhelmsen, rhp* 8/30 vs. WAS 1.1,1,0,0,0,3 7/5 at CWS 6/30 at HOU 4/20 at MIA 1/3 (.333) 46/35 (.761) 19/15 (.789)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 41/51 (.804) 384/286 (.745) 170/131 (.771)
#97 - JOE BEIMEL, LHP 2014:
47 G, 3-1, 2.03 ERA, 0-0 SV, 9 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 5 of 47 appearances this season...4 ER over last 15 relief appearances (10.0 IP); all 4 runs in back-to-back games Aug. 27 & 29.Allowed 2 solo HR in 0.2 IP (Harper, Ramos) 8/29 vs. WAS.Allowed a 2-run HR 8/27 vs. TEX; 1st multi-run appearance since 4/26.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:
54 G, 1-1, 2.45 ERA, 1-3 SV, 11 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
3.0 (7/31/13 at BOS)
 
2014-High IP:
2.1, (8/26 vs. TEX)
Has career-high 54 appearances...0 runs 44 of 54 G...1 or less in 50 of 54 G.Has 1.63 ERA (5 ER, 27.2 IP) with 31 K over his last 26 games (since June 17).0-0-1 w/0.60 ERA (2 ER, 30.0 IP) in 25 G on road; 1-1, 4.40 (14 ER, 28.2 IP) in 28 G at Safeco Field.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:
56 G, 1-5, 3.79 ERA, 1-1 SV, 16 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 56 appearances...3rd straight season with 40+ apps...his 127 G over the last 2 season are T10th in the AL (T2nd-most by LH).
Stranded 26 of 31 inherited runners (83.9%).
Boasts a 2.01 ERA (5 ER, 22.1 IP) in 29 appearances in Safeco Field.Since May 5 is 1-2-1, 2.51 (8 ER, 28.2 IP) in 42 G w/35 SO (5 BB).L#5 on 7/25 vs. BAL, allowing a leadoff HR in the 10th inning to C. Davis.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.2-run HR to Konerko 7/4 at CWS…gave up 2 R in previous 20 G (5/5-6/27).
W #1
 6/20 at KC; retired both BF, stranding 3 inherited runners in tie game in 8th.
#52 - DOMINIC LEONE, RHP 2014:
48 G, 7-2, 2.34 ERA, 0-2 SV, 7 HLD
 
2014/Career-High IP:
2.2 (8/24 at BOS)
7 wins are T4th amongst rookies in club history (Bill Risley & Ed Vande Berg, 9).Among AL rookie relievers ranks T3rd in appearances (48) and 2nd in K’s (61).Averaging 9.52 K/9.0 IP (61 SO, 57.2 IP)…1st among MLB relievers w/ 7 wins.Earned win #7 8/24 at BOS, tossing career-high 2.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 3 K.Earned win #6 8/22 at BOS with scoreless 8th inning in comeback win.Allowed 3-run HR in 4-1 loss 8/18 at PHI…4th HR allowed this season.Allowed runs in 10 of 46 appearances this season (14 ER total).L#2 7/18 at LAA, allowing WO PH 1B in bottom of 16th innings with 2 outs.
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:
29 G, 7 GS, 1-4, 4.90 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, 1.91 (6 ER, 28.1 IP) in 22 G in relief this season; 1-4, 7.52 in 7 GS.Averaging 8.89 K/9.0 IP (28 SO, 28.1 IP) as a reliever.5 of his 22 relief appearances this season have been 2.0 IP or longer.Opponents are 21-for-106 (.198) w/28 strikeouts in his 22 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:
54 G, 4-2, 2.14 ERA, 0-1 SV, 19 HLD
 
Career-High IP:
2.1-3x (last: 7/23/13 vs. CLE)
 
2014-High IP:
2.0 IP (8/23 at BOS)
T3rd on team w/54 G...Leads team 19 holds (T7th in AL).
Is 3-1, 1.10 (4 ER, 32.2 IP) in last 39 games (May 5-current) w/36 strikeouts.3 R/3 ER, 18 H in last 29.1 IP, May 17-current (35 G) with 32 strikeouts.Season-high 2.0 IP 8/23 at BOS; 5 SO, 1 H, 0 R.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:
57 G, 1-5, 2.32 ERA, 38-41 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/38 saves…allowed at least 1 base runner in 25 of 41 SV ops.
4 ER in last 10.2 IP (8/2-c), after only 4 ER over previous 27.1 IP (1.32 ERA).
Has converted 27 of last 28 save opps since 5/22 (18 H, 5 ER, 11 BB/2 IBB, 34 K).
Has 3.00 ERA (5 ER, 15.0 IP) in non-save opps (16 G); in 41 save opps has a 2.06 ERA (9 ER, 39.1 IP).
SV#38 on 8/24 at BOS; loaded the bases but struck out the side.SV#37 on 8/22 at BOS, throwing scoreless 9th after SEA scored 5 in top of 9th.SV#36 on 8/19 at PHI, K’d only BF to strand two inherited runners.L #5 on a 2-out un-earned run 8/9 vs. CWS (1.0 IP, 2 H, 1 K).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 4 career 30-save seasons, (37 in 2009 w/DET, 48 in 2012 and 37 in 2013 w/TB and 38 {and counting} w/SEA in 2014)...has 123 saves since the start of the 2012 season; only Atlanta’s Craig Kimbrel has more (130).
#54 - TOM WILHELMSEN, RHP
2014:
48 G, 1 GS, 2-2, 2.02 ERA, 1-3 SV, 7 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 71.1 innings pitched.Has not allowed more than 1 ER since May 24 vs. Houston.Worked more than 1.0 IP in 24 of 48 games; 2.0+ IP in 17 games.Worked 2.0+ innings in 14 of last 25 G…1.51 ERA (8 ER, 47.2 IP) since 5/27.W #2 8/23 at BOS; K’d Napoli with bases loaded (inherited) and went 1.1 IP.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.Streak of 13.2 consecutive scoreless innings 4/21-5/21.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 8/30 vs. WAS (6.0,6,3,2,2,5,HR) L L3 26 5.8 94.1 3/1 8.24 3.61 7 20 3-4 11-1534-Hernandez, rhp 8/29 vs. WAS (7.0,10,5,5,1,1,HR-4) L L2 28 7.1 102.7 17/3 9.32 1.59 23 12 8-3 18-1018-Iwakuma, rhp 8/24 at BOS (2.1,6,5,5,1,1) ND W3 22 6.8 93.4 0/8 7.29 0.78 15 11 6-3 14-837-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 8/26 vs TEX (46.2,4,0,0,3,4) W W1 7 5.7 89.1 2/0 7.55 2.52 4 5 2-0 5-250-Ramirez, rhp 8/25 vs. TEX (3.0,9,10,101,1,HR) L L6 14 4.8 84.0 6/2 7.35 4.41 5 5 0-1 5-932-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 8/23 at BOS (3.2,7,3,3,5,2) ND W4 25 5.9 96.8 10/3 5.58 3.16 15 6 6-2 16-9
 Team No. Hernandez Iwakuma Ramirez Paxton Elias Young Walker Beavan Maurer WilhelmsenINNINGS (Team Rec.) (Starter’s Rec.)
0.0-4.2 24 (8-16) 0 (0-0) 1 (0-1) 7 (0-2) 2 (0-1) 3 (0-3) 2 (0-0) 1 (0-1) 1 (0-1) 5 (0-3) 1 (0-1)5.0-5.2 27 (12-15) 3 (0-1) 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 31 (18-13) 4 (2-0) 4 (3-1) 3 (0-2) 3 (2-0) 7 (3-4) 10 (6-2) 1 (1-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0) 0 (0-0)7.0-7.2 35 (19-16) 12 (4-3) 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 17 (15-2) 9 (7-1) 6 (6-0) 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 134 (72-62) 28 (13-5) 22 (12-6) 14 (1-6) 7 (4-1) 26 (9-12) 25 (12-6) 1 (1-0) 1 (0-1) 7 (1-4) 1 (0-1)
Runs scored/start: 3.97 (532 R) 4.68 (131 R) 4.00 (88 R) 3.64 (51 R) 5.00 (35 R) 3.50 (91 R) 3.92 (98 R) 4.00 (12 R) 0.00 (0 R) 3.71 (26 R) 2.00 (2 R)
Team Record: 72-62 18-10 14-8 5-9 5-2 11-15 16-9 1-2 0-1 2-5 0-1

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