BY SPNW Staff 11:00AM 06/12/2012

#63: Felix Returns To Mound against Padres

Felix Hernandez, who has missed a couple of starts due to an ailing back, is 4-4 this season and allowed three home runs in his last start, June 1 against the Chicago White Sox.

Felix Hernandez, who hasn't pitched since June 1 at Chicago (sore back), is scheduled to start for the Mariners Tuesday. / Drew Sellers, Sportspress Northwest

GAME: Padres (20-41, 5th, NL West, – 19.0 GB) at Mariners (27-35, 3rd, AL West, – 8.5 GB). GAME #: 63. SERIES: 1st of 3 games. MEETING: 1st. WHEN: Tuesday, 7:10 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Clayton Richard (San Diego, 2-7, 4.58) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez (Seattle, 4-4, 3.42). STREAKS: Mariners L 2; Padres L 1. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.

Losers of two in a row (and lame offensively in doing so) after that remarkable six-pitcher no-hitter Friday, the Mariners get a shot at San Diego at Safeco Field Tuesday against a Padres team that’s already 19 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NL West.

Felix Hernandez, who hasn’t pitched since June 1 due to a sore back, is due to return to the Mariners and will face off against Clayton Richard, the National League leader in losses (7).  A closer look at Tuesday’s probables:

MARINERS: RHP Felix Hernandez (4-4, 3.42 ERA, 1.26 WHIP)

Felix Hernandez

The 25-year-old Hernandez, in his eighth major league season, all with the Mariners, will be making his 13th start and first against the Padres. Hernandez, who has missed his last two turns while convalescing from an ailing back, hasn’t pitched since June 1, when he absorbed a 7-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox.

A native of Valencia, VZ., the 6-3, 230-pound Hernandez was signed as a non-drafted free agent July 4, 2002 by Seattle scout Bob Engle.

He made his major league debut Aug. 4, 2005, absorbing a 3-1 loss to the Detroit Tigers, in a game in which Hernandez allowed one earned run and fanned four. Hernandez is a two-time American League All-Star (2009, 2011) and won the AL Cy Young award in 2010, when he went 13-12 with a 2.27 ERA.

Hernandez has worked into the eighth inning in five of his 12 starts and into the seventh in two other starts. Hernandez has a career mark of 89-71, 3.24 ERA, and a career batting average against of .238.

  • LAST START: June 1 at Chicago, took a no-decision in a 7-4 loss to the White Sox; allowed four earned runs on five hits over 4.0 innings and surrendered a season-high three home runs; departed early after tweaking his back.
  • LAST VS. PADRES: May 22, 2011, defeated San Diego 6-1 at Petco Park; allowed one earned run on six hits over 8.0 innings; fanned 13 and did not walk a batter; threw 114 pitches, 73 for strikes.
  • CAREER VS. PADRES: 4-2, 3.07 in eight starts, covering 55.2 innings; 58 strikeouts to 14 walks; averages 9.4 strikeouts per nine innings; has allowed five home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 46-31, 3.17 ERA in 106 games, all starts, covering 730.1 innings; averages 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings; has allowed 62 home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Jason Bartlett (1-for-18, .056 BA), Chase Headley (1-for-13, .077 BA), Will Venable (2-for-12, .167 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Everth Cabrera (2-for-2, 1.000 BA), Mark Kotsay (7-for-22, .318 BA).
  • CURRENT PADRES VS. HERNANDEZ: 21-for-100, .210 BA, two home runs, 28 strikeouts.

Felix / 2012

  • March 28 (ND, 0-0): Pitched well enough to win season debut, but the Mariners and A’s battled through a 1-1 tie until the 11th when Seattle pushed across two runs to win 3-1, a Tokyo Dome contest that featured a home run and two RBIs by Dustin Ackley and a 4-for-5 performance by Ichiro.
  • April 7: (W, 1-0): Didn’t have best stuff — allowed six earned runs on eight hits over 6.1 IP — but 13 hits, 3 by Chone Figgins, staked him to a 6-0 lead.
  • April 13 (L, 1-1): Allowed two earned runs on seven hits over 7 IP, but lost to Bartolo Colon and the A’s 4-0; fanned six and walked two in a 107-pitch effort that included 69 strikes; had an equal number of ground ball and fly ball outs, 10.
  • April 19 (ND, 1-1): Gave up five hits and no runs in 8.0 innings vs. Cleveland at Safeco Field; had 12 strikeouts and one walk; Brandon League relieved and sustained a blown save and the 2-1 loss.
  • April 25 (W, 2-1): Defeated Detroit 9-1 at Comerica Park; allowed one earned run on four hits over 7.0 innings; three walks in the first inning.
  • April 30 (ND, 2-1) Took a no-decision in Seattle’s 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay when Brandon League blew the save and game; allowed one earned run on five hits over 8.0 innings; fanned nine and walked four; threw 106 pitches, 71 for strikes.
  • May 5  (W, 3-1): Beat Twins 7-0; allowed one hit over 8.0 innings, struck out nine and walked two; threw 107 pitches, 71 for strikes.
  • May 11 (L, 3-2): Lost 6-2 when Ibanez belted a three-run homer; allowed four earned runs on a season-high 11 hits; struck out seven, walked two.
  • May 16 (L, 3-3): At Cleveland, lost 9-3; gave up eight earned runs on a season-high 10 hits in just 3.2 innings; struck out three and walked three; threw 103 pitches, 60 for strikes.
  • May 21 (W, 4-3): Defeated the Rangers 6-1; allowed one run on six hits over 8.0 innings; struck out seven, walked two and allowed one home run.
  • May 26 (L, 4-4): At Safeco Field, lost to the Los Angeles Angels 5-3; allowed five earned runs on 10 hits over 6.0 innings; struck out seven and walked one; allowed two home runs.
  • June 1 (ND, 4-4): At Chicago, took a no-decision in a 7-4 loss to the White Sox; allowed four earned runs on five hits over 4.0 innings and surrendered a season-high three home runs.

PADRES: LHP Clayton Richard (2-7, 4.58 ERA, 1.32 WHIP)

Clayton Richard

The 28-year-old Richard, in his fifth major league season, including four with the Padres, will make his 13th start and first against the Mariners. Richard is coming off a 6-5 loss to the San Francisco Giants.

A native of Lafayette, IN., the 6-5, 245-pound Richard attended McCutcheon (IN) High School and the University of Michigan. The Chicago White Sox selected Richard in the eighth round of the 2005 amateur draft.

Richard pitched in the Chicago system until July 23, 2008, when he made his major league debut in a 10-8 victory over the Texas Rangers. Richard started the game, allowing five runs on seven hits in 4.0 innings.

Richard went 2-5 in 2008 and had a 4-3 mark in 2009, when the White Sox traded him July 31 with Dexter Carter (minors), Aaron Poreda and Adam Russell to the Padres for Jake Peavy. Richard went 5-2 for San Diego in the last half of the season.

Richard produced his best season in 2010 when he went 14-9, 3.75 ERA in 33 starts. He threw one complete game. Richard slipped to 5-9 last year. He has a career record of 32-35, 3.25 ERA.

  • 2012: Richard worked into the seventh inning in five of his starts. He had his best outing June 1 vs. Arizona when he allowed one earned run in 6.2 innings. He has been hammered three times, including two starts when he allowed eight earned runs.
  • LAST START: June 6 vs. San Francisco, lost to the Giants 6-5; allowed four earned runs on 10 hits in 5.2 innings; struck out only one, walked none; one home run.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: May 21, 2011, lost to Seattle 4-0; allowed three earned runs on five hits in 7.0 innings.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 2-1, 2.16 ERA in four starts, covering 25.0 innings; has 14 strikeouts to six walks; averages 5.0 strikeouts per nine innings; has allowed six home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 1-0, 1.29 ERA in one start, covering 7.0 innings; six strikeouts vs. no walks; has not allowed a home run.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Mike Carp (0-for-3, .000 BA), Chone Figgins (2-for-8, .250 BA), Ichiro (2-for-8, .250 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Brendan Ryan (3-for-5, .600 BA), Justin Smoak (1-for-3, .333 BA), Miguel Olivo (7-for-24, .292 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. RICHARD: 21-for-66, .318 BA, no home runs, 11 strikeouts.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 35 26 .574 15-11 20-15 4-6 Won 1
Angels 32 29 .525 3.0 16-14 16-15 6-4 Won 3
Mariners 27 35 .435 8.5 10-15 17-20 5-5 Lost 2
Athletics 26 35 .433 9.0 13-16 13-19 4-6 Lost 3

MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, three vs. San Diego Padres (Tuesday-Thursday), three vs. San Francisco Giants (Friday-Sunday).
  • HOMESTAND SPECIAL EVENTS: Tuesday — Military Special Night (military personnel receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats on all Tuesdays and July 4th. Available at the box office and Mariners Team Stores with valid Military ID; Wednesday — Grand Slam Family Package Night; Thursday – No-Hitter Celebration Night: Tickets in several View Level seating areas will be $6; all fans receive a commemorative poster; Italian Heritage Night; Friday — Felix Hernandez Bobblehead Night (first 20,000 fans); Saturday — Fight Hunger Night; Sunday — Father’s Day, Mariners Fishing Caps; Senior Special Day and Youth Baseball Today (Ichiro poster).
  • MARINERS VS. PADRES: Mariners are 44-36 all-time vs. the Padres, including 20-16 at Safeco Field. Seattle won the 2011 season series 5-1, taking two out of three at Safeco Field and winning three at San Diego. The Mariners last swept the Padres in a three-game series in Seattle May 19-21, 2006. San Diego has never swept a three-game series from the Mariners in Seattle. The Mariners have won the season series from San Diego in five of the past six years.
  • LOG: The Mariners scored  six runs on 17 hits in the three-game home series with the Dodgers. They are now batting .192 at Safeco Field vs. .257 on the road . . . Mariners,  are 4-2 in interleague games . . . Kyle Seager, who had a home run Sunday, has reached base either via a hit or a walk 21 times in his past 10 games. During those 10, Seager has increased his OBP from .299 to .330 . . . Reliever Charlie Furbush, who tossed 2.2 scoreless innings Sunday, has tossed 9.2 hitless innings over his last eight appearances. Furbush is averaging 10.2 strikeouts per nine innings pitched . . . OF Michael Saunders has hit safely in 10 of his past 12 with two home runs and six doubles . . . Reliever Lucas Luetge has not allowed a run in his first 23 MLB appearances, an on-going Mariner record . . . Jesus Montero saw his six-game hitting streak snapped Sunday . . . Blake Beavan, the losing pitcher Sunday, is 1-2, 11.77 ERA with four home runs allowed over his past three starts. Over that span, Beavan’s ERA has bloated from 4.38 to 5.92 . . . Mariners have turned at least one double play in 11 consecutive games . . . Mariners are still not certain whether RHP Kevin Millwood will make his next scheduled start. Millwood exited Friday’s combined no-hitter against the Dodgers early in the seventh inning with a groin pull. The Mariners say they will no more about Millwood’s availability by Tuesday.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 9, Split 0, Lost 11 . . . Sweeps: 2; Swept: 3 . . . Longest Win Streak: 4 (April 24-27, May 18-21); Longest Losing Streak: 7 (April 28-May 4) . . . Vs. AL East: 2-10; vs. AL Central: 9-11; vs. AL West: 12-12; vs NL West: 4-2; Interleague: 4-2 . . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 11.0, May 28 . . . Most Runs Scored: 21, May 30 at Texas (21-8); Most Runs Allowed: 11, April 9 at Texas . . . Walk-Off Wins: 1, May 7, first since Sept. 14, 2011 vs. New York, and first via a sacrifice fly (John Jaso) since Sept. 14, 2007 vs. Tampa Bay (Jose Guillen); Walk-Off Losses: 1, May 17, at Cleveland, Carlos Santana bases-loaded single off League in 11th . . . Times Opponent Shut out: 4; Times Shut out by Opponent: 6; Comeback Wins: 5; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 19 (leads the majors); Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank 10th (AL) in runs (257), 12th in hits (490), sixth in doubles (105), third in triples (11) and 10th in home runs (57) . . . Rank 13th in batting average (.233), 13th in on-base percentage (.296), 13th in slugging (.375) and 13th in OPS (.671) . . . batting 120-for-501 (.239) with runners in scoring position after going 0-for-6 Sunday . . . out-homered 73-57 . . . left 383 men on base, opponents 373 . . .scored 257 runs, opponents 263 . . . scored 137 of 257 runs in the first four innings . . . Mariners 23-8 when scoring 4+ runs . . . Mariners have homered in 30 of last 44 games . . batted around six times: April 7 at Oakland (4th inning), April 9 at Texas (1st), April 17 vs. Cleveland (4th), May 29 at Texas (8th), May 30 at Texas (2nd and 3rd).
  • BATTING EXTRA: Longest Hitting Streak: Dustin Ackley, 13 games, May 3-17 . . . Four-Hit Games: Ichiro, March 28 vs. Oakland; Justin Smoak, April 17 vs. Cleveland; Jesus Montero, May 1 at Tampa; Kyle Seager, May 30 at Texas; Michael Saunders, June 2, at Chicago . . .  Grand Slams: Michael Saunders, April 27 at Toronto; Alex Liddi, May 23 vs. Texas . . . Back-To-Back Home Runs: Jesus Montero, Justin Smoak, 3rd inning, May 20, at Colorado . . . Notable: Kyle Seager’s single in the fourth inning April 17 marked the 50,000th hit in Mariners’ history; Brendan Ryan’s walk in the same frame scored Justin Smoak with the 25,000th run in franchise history . . . Montero’s 13 RBIs in April were the most by a Mariners’ rookie since 1986.
  • PITCHING: Mariners 10th in ERA (4.21), sixth in hits allowed (506), 10th in runs allowed (269), 12th in home runs allowed (73), seventh in walks (183) and ninth in strikeouts (436) . . . Nominal closer Brandon League is 0-4 with nine saves and four blown saves . . . Mariners starters have recorded 10 games with at least 8.0 IP.
  • ICHIRO (0-for-4 Sunday) has 771 multi-hit games, which ranks fourth among active players, and No. 1 since his debut in 2001. Ichiro’s 47 games with four or more hits leads all active players . . . Three-hit game June 8 marked the 227th of his major league career . . . Ranks 96th on career hits list (2,494) and needs one to tie No. 95 Mickey Vernon (2,495) . . . Has 37 leadoff home runs, No. 6 all time; needs one to tie Jimmy Rollins for No. 5 . . . Has recorded 99 outfield assists. Only Jeff Francouer, with 100, has more . . . With 99 career home runs, needs one to become the 12th Mariner with 100. Breakdown: 97 as a leadoff hitter, one batting second, one batting third.
  • ODDS/ENDS: Mariners have two more bobblehead nights: Friday (Felix Hernandez), July 28 (Dan Wilson and Randy Johnson).
  • DEBUTS: Munenori Kawasaki (April 7), Lucas Luetge (April 7), Erasmo Ramirez (April 9), Hisashi Iwakuma (April 20), Stephen Pryor (June 2).
  • DISABLED LIST: George Sherrill (60-day, April 13, strained flexor bundle), Franklin Gutierrez (15-day, March 28, torn pectoral muscle; plantar fascitis), Adam Moore (15-day, March 28, fractured wrist).
  • EX-MARINERS VS. CURRENT MARINERS: April 19Jack Hannahan, Indians, 2-run single in ninth off Brandon League in Tribe’s 2-1 win; April 28Brandon Morrow, Blue Jays, one earned run over 7.0 innings in 7-0 win; May 11, Raul Ibanez, Yankees, 3-run homer off Felix Hernandez in 6-2 win; May 12Raul Ibanez, Yankees, solo homer off Hector Noesi in 6-2 win; May 15, David Ortiz, Red Sox, solo homer off Blake Beaven in 5-0 Red Sox win; May 16, Shin-Soo Choo (3), Asdrubal Cabrera (2) and Jose Lopez (1) combine for 6 hits in 9-3 Cleveland win; May 17, Casey Kotchman (2), Cabrera (2), Jose Lopez (1), Choo (1) six of Cleveland’s 10 hits, plus 5 RBIs, in a 6-5 win.

2012 RECORDS / MILESTONES

  • April 24: Catcher Miguel Olivo matched the franchise record  when he was charged with three passed balls in a 7-4 win at Detroit. Jerry Narron let three balls get by him Oct. 4, 1980, and Jeff Clement did likewise Aug. 10, 2008 (Clement was catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey).
  • April 27: Michael Saunders joined Donnie Scott (April 29, 1985) and Jimmy Presley (April 8, 1986) as the only Mariners to hit two home runs in a game in the ninth inning or later (solo homer in the 9th, grand slam in the 10th).
  • April 30: When both Miguel Olivo and Jesus Montero homered, it marked the first time in franchise history that two players had homered in the same game as a catcher.
  • May 2: Ichiro set a club record for most putouts by a right fielder in a nine-inning game, registering 10 in a 5-4 loss at Tampa.
  • May 3: The Mariners featured a lineup at Tampa Bay that included seven left- handed hitters and two switch-hitters. It marked only the third time in club history that the Mariners used an all left-sided lineup. Others: Aug. 13, 1983 at California and Aug. 9, 1983 at Oakland.
  • May 5: Combined one-hitter by Felix Hernandez and Steve Delabar vs. Minnesota was the 13th in Mariners history. Ten have been thrown by one pitcher, three combined. Most recent combined: Michael Pineda, Jeff Gray and Brandon League vs. Tampa, July 30, 2011. Most recent by one pitcher: Jarrod Washburn, July 6, 2009.
  • May 9: When John Jaso batted leadoff against Detroit, it marked the first time since 1978 that a catcher had hit first for the Marines (Bob Stinson). Oddly, lefty Jaso led off against Tiger lefty Drew Smyly.
  • May 8: Kevin Millwood’s 2-0 shutout marked his first in nearly nine years. He did not surrender his first hit until there were two outs in the sixth. Millwood’s gem marked only the fourth time in 1,440 games at Coors Field that an opposing pitcher held the Rockies to two hits or less while shutting them out. Millwood’s complete game also was the first by a Mariner in 2012.
  • May 27: The pinch-hit grand slam allowed by Felix Hernandez to Alberto Callaspo marked just the sixth against the Mariners in 35 years, and the first since May 6, 1988 when Pat Sheridan of Detroit hit one off Mike Jackson.
  • May 30: Mariners defeated Texas 21-8, just the third time in franchise history they have scored 20 or more runs in a game. The Mariners, with 20 hits, became the first team since 1880 to score 20 runs in a game in the same season it also go perfect-oed.
  • June 8: Kevin Millwood and five relievers collaborated for the 10th combined no-hitter in major league history in a 1-0 win over the Dodgers at Safeco Field. Millwood (6.0), Charlie Furbush (0.2), Stephen Pryor (0.1), Lucas Luetge (0.1), Brandon League (0.2), and Tom Wilhelmsen (1.0) tied the MLB record for most pitchers used in a no-hitter (Houston vs. the Yankees June 11, 2003). It marked the third no-hitter in Mariners history.

MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN

Rec. Home Road Day Night vs. RHP vs. LHP Hit HR No HR
27-35 10-15 17-20 7-12 19-25 19-27 8-8 22-17 6-18

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.233 .192 .257 257 57 .296 .375 .671 .240

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
27-35 4.21 549.2 269 256 73 .245 .310 .404

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
6/12 Tue vs. SDP Felix Hernandez (4-4, 3.42) vs. Clayton Richard (2-7, 4.58)
6/13 Wed vs. SDP Hector Noesi (2-6, 5.99) vs. Jason Marquis (0-1, 3.00)
6/14 Thr vs. SDP TBA vs. Edison Volquez (2-6, 3.91)

MARINERS 2012 SCHEDULE/RESULTS

March

Gm.# Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
1 3/28 at Oak W, 3-1 1-0 W: Wilhelmsen (1-0); L: Carignan (0-1)
2 3/29 at Oak L, 4-1 1-1 W: Colon (1-0); L: Kelley (0-1)

April

Gm. # Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
3 4/6 at Oak W, 7-3 2-1 W: Vargas (1-0); L: McCarthy (0-1)
4 4/7 at Oak W, 8-7 3-1 W: Hernandez (1-0); L: Colon (1-1)
5 4/9 at Tex L, 11-5 3-2 W: Darvish (1-0); L: Noesi (0-1)
6 4/10 at Tex L, 1-0 3-3 W: Feliz (1-0); L: Beavan (0-1)
7 4/11 at Tex W, 4-3 4-3 W: Luetge (1-0); L: Nathan (0-2)
8 4/12 at Tex L, 5-3 4-4 W: Holland (1-0); L: Vargas (1-1
9 4/13 vs Oak L, 4-0 4-5 W: Colon (2-1); L: Hernandez (1-1)
10 4/14 vs. Oak W, 4-0 5-5 W: Noesi (1-1); L: Milone (1-1)
11 4/15 vs. Oak W, 5-3 6-5 W: Beavan (1-1); L: Godfrey (0-2)
12 4/17 vs. Cle L, 9-8 6-6 W: Perez (0-1); L: Furbush (0-1)
13 4/18 vs. Cle W, 4-1 7-6 W: Vargas (2-1); L: Lowe (2-1)
14 4/19 vs. Cle L, 2-1 7-7 W: Tomlin (1-1); L: League (0-1)
15 4/20 vs. CWS L, 7-3 7-8 W: Sale (2-1); L: Noesi (1-2)
16 4/21 vs. CWS L, 4-0 7-9 W: Humber (1-0); Beavan (1-2)
17 4/22 vs. CWS L, 7-4 7-10 W: Danks (2-2); L: Millwood (0-1)
18 4/24 at Det W, 7-4 8-10 W: Vargas (3-1); L: Scherzer (1-2)
19 4/25 at Det W, 9-1 9-10 W: Fernandez (2-1); L: Wilk (0-3)
20 4/26 at Det W, 5-4 10-10 W: Furbush (1-1); L: Porcello (1-2)
21 4/27 at Tor W, 9-5 11-10 W: Furbush (2-1); L: Perez (2-1)
22 4/28 at Tor L, 7-0 11-11 W: Morrow (2-1); L: Millwood (0-2)
23 4/29 at Tor L, 7-2 11-12 W: Alvarez (1-2); L: Vargas (3-2)
24 4/30 at TB L, 3-2 11-13 W: Howell (1-0); L: League (0-2)

May

Gm. # Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
25 5/1 at TB L, 3-1 11-14 W: Moore (1-1); L: Noesi (1-3)
26 5/2 at TB L, 5-4 11-15 W: Shields (5-0); L: Beavan (1-3)
27 5/3 at TB L, 4-3 11-16 W: Niemann (2-3); L: Millwood (0-3)
28 5/4 vs. Min L, 3-2 11-17 W: Pavano (2-2); L: Wilhelmsen (1-1)
29 5/5 vs. Min W, 7-0 12-17 W: Hernandez (3-1); L: Marquis (2-1)
30 5/6 vs. Min W, 5-2 13-17 W: Noesi (2-3): L: Blackburn (0-4)
31 5/7 vs. Det W, 3-2 14-17 W: Delabar (1-0); L: Dotel (1-1)
32 5/8 vs. Det L, 6-4 14-18 W: Verlander (3-1); L: Millwood (0-4)
33 5/9 vs. Det W, 2-1 15-18 W: Vargas (4-2); L: Putkoen (0-1)
34 5/11 at NYY L, 6-2 15-19 W: Kuroda (3-4); L: Hernandez (3-2)
35 5/12 at NYY L, 6-2 15-20 W: Hughes (3-4); L: Noesi (2-4)
36 5/13 at NYY W, 6-2 16-20 W: Millwood (1-4); L: Pettitte (0-1)
37 5/14 at Bos L, 6-1 16-21 L: Lester (2-3); L: Vargas (4-3)
38 5/15 at Bos L, 5-0 16-22 W: Beckett (3-4); L: Beavan (1-4)
39 5/16 at Cle L, 9-3 16-23 W: Jimenez (4-3): L: Hernandez (3-3)
40 5/17 at Cle L, 6-5 16-24 W: Smith (4-1); L: League (0-3)
41 5/18 at Col W, 4-0 17-24 W: Millwood (2-4); L: White (0-3)
42 5/19 at Col W, 10-3 18-24 W: Vargas (5-3); L: Friedrich (1-1)
43 5/20 at Col W, 6-4 19-24 W: Beavan (2-4); L: Guthrie (2-2)
44 5/21 vs. Tex W, 6-1 20-24 W: Hernandez (4-3); L: Darvish (6-2)
45 5/22 vs. Tex L, 3-1 20-25 W: Harrison (5-3): L: Noesi (2-5)
46 5/23 vs. Tex W, 5-3 21-25 W: Millwood (3-4); L: Feldman (0-2)
47 5/24 vs. LAA L, 3-0 21-26 W: Haren (2-5); L: Vargas (5-4)
48 5/25 vs. LAA L, 6-4 21-27 W: Isringhausen (1-0); L: League (0-4)
49 5/26 vs. LAA L, 5-3 21-28 W: Williams (5-2); L: Hernandez (4-4)
50 5/27 vs. LAA L, 4-2 21-29 W: Wilson (5-4); L: Noesi (2-6)
51 5/28 at Tex L, 4-2 21-30 W: Harrison (6-3); L: Delabar (1-1)
52 5/29 at Tex W, 10-3 22-30 W: Vargas (6-4); L: Feldman (0-3)
53 5/30 at Tex W, 21-8 23-30 W: Beavan (3-4); L: Holland (4-4)

June

Gm. # Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
54 6/1 at CWS L, 7-4 23-31 W: Jesse Crain (1-0); L: Shawn Kelly (0-2)
55 6/2 at CWS W, 10-8 24-31 W: Wilhelmsen (2-1); L: Reed (0-1)
56 6/3 at CWS L, 4-2 24-32 W: Sale (7-2); L: Millwood (3-5)
57 6/4 at LAA W, 8-6 25-32 W: Vargas (7-4); L: Santana (2-7)
58 6/5 at LAA L, 6-1 25-33 W: Richards (1-0); L: Beavan (3-5)
59 6/6 at LAA W, 8-6 26-33 W: Kelley (1-2); L: Williams (6-3)
60 6/8 vs. LAD W, 1-0 27-33 W: Pryor (1-0); L: Elbert (0-1)
61 6/9 vs. LAD L, 8-3 -27-34 W: Kershaw (5-3): L: Vargas (7-5)
62 6/10 vs. LAD L, 8-2 27-35 W: Billingsley (4-4); L: Beavan (3-6)
63 6/12 vs. SDP
64 6/13 vs. SDP
65 6/14 vs. SDP
66 6/15 vs. SF
67 6/16 vs. SF
68 6/17 vs. SF
69 6/18 at AZ
70 6/19 at AZ
71 6/20 at AZ
72 6/22 at SDP
73 6/23 at SDP
74 6/24 at SDP
75 6/25 vs. Oak
76 6/26 vs. Oak
77 6/27 vs. Oak
78 6/28 vs. Bos
79 6/29 vs. Bos
80 6/30 vs. Bos

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