With a 7-1 loss Monday night, the Mariners now trail Texas by 12.5 games in the AL West. That’s Seattle’s biggest divisional deficit of the season.
GAME: Mariners (29-40, 4th, AL West, – 12.5 GB) at Diamondbacks (33-34, 3rd, NL West, – 9.0 GB). GAME #: 70. SERIES: 2nd of 3 games. MEETING: 2nd. WHEN: Tuesday, 6:40 p.m., Chase Field, Phoenix. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (Seattle 0-1, 4.50) vs. Daniel Hudson (Arizona, 3-1, 5.67). STREAKS: Mariners L 1; Diamondbacks W 1. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.
After Monday’s 7-1 loss at Arizona, the Mariners have lost seven of their past 10 games and now sit 12.5 games behind the Texas Rangers in the AL West, their largest divisional deficit of the season. Tuesday, the Mariners will turn to RHP Erasmo Ramirez , who will make his second career start and ninth appearance.
Ramirez, who allowed five earned runs on eight hits in five innings against San Diego last week, will take on Daniel Hudson, who defeated Texas in his last outing. A closer look at Tuesday’s probables:
MARINERS: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (0-1, 4.50 ERA, 1.37 WHIP)
In his first major league season, will be making hissecond start following seven appearances in relief. Ramirez made seven starts with AAA Tacoma, going 3-2, 2.11. Ramirez is coming off a 6-2 loss to the San Diego Padres.
A native of Rivas, Nicaragua, the 5-11, 205-pound Ramirez came to the Mariners in 2007 as an amateur free agent. He began his professional career in 2008 with the Mariners entry in the Venezuelan summer league. He also pitched for the club in 2009, posting an 11-1 record.
That earned him a promotion to Class A Clinton of the Midwest League in 2010, when he went 10-4. Ramirez pitched for AA Jackson and AAA Tacoma in 2011. He went a combined 10-8.
Ramirez made his major league debut April 9, working in relief of Hector Noesi in an 11-9 Texas win over Seattle at Rangers Ballpark. He pitched 3.0 innings and allowed one run on two hits and surrendered a home run. He did not factor in the decision.
After allowing earned runs in each of his first three appearances, he did not allow any in his last four. The Mariners had seen enough to send him down to Tacoma in order to build him back into a starter. When the Mariners had seen enough of Blake Beavan’s troubles, they farmed him out and recalled Ramirez June 12.
Ramirez / 2012
DIAMONDBACKS RHP Daniel Hudson (3-1, 5.67 ERA, 1.38 WHIP)
The 25-year-old Hudson, in his fourth major league season, including three with the Diamondbacks, will be making his eighth start of the season and first against the Mariners. Hudson is coming off an 11-3 win over the Texas Rangers.
A native of Lynchburg, VA., the 6-3, 225-pound Hudson attended Old Dominion University, where he wound up his career as the schools No. 2 all-time strikeout leader (Justin Verlander is first). The Chicago White Sox selected Hudson in the fifth round of the 2008 amateur draft.
Hudson pitched in Chicagos minor league system until Sept. 4, 2009, when he made his major league debut in a 12-2 White Sox win over the Boston Red Sox. Hudson pitched two innings in relief of former Mariner Freddy Garica and did not allow an earned run. He did not factor in the decision.
Hudson went 2-2 for the White Sox in 2009-10 before they traded him July 30, 2010 to the Diamondbacks along with David Holmberg for Edwin Jackson. Hudson made 11 starts for Arizona in 2010, going 7-1, 1.69 ERA. In 2011, he had his best season with a 16-12, 3.49 ERA record. Hudson also won a National League Silver Slugger award.
Diamondbacks 7, Mariners 1
AT PHOENIX (June 18): Aaron Hill ripped a solo homer in the seventh inning to become the fifth Arizona player to hit for the cycle, lifting the Diamondbacks to a 7-1 win over the Mariners. Hill singled in the first, tripled in the third and doubled in the fifth, all off Seattle starter and loser Hector Noesi (2-8). The homer came off Shawn Kelley. It was the first cycle by a Diamondbacks player since Kelly Johnson did it against San Francisco July 23, 2010. Seattle hadn’t allowed a player to hit for the cycle since Oakland’s Miguel Tejada did it Sept. 29, 2001, at Seattle. Arizona also tied a team record with four sacrifice flies, giving Wade Miley (8-3) more than enough run support. Noesi allowed six runs, including five earned on nine hits in six innings and extended his losing streak to a career-high four games. “Their guy pitched a good ballgame. He spread out the hits. We were never really in a position to do any damage,” said manager Eric Wedge.
AL WEST STANDINGS
MARINERS / STATS NOTES
2012 RECORDS / MILESTONES
MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN
|Rec.||Home||Road||Day||Night||vs. RHP||vs. LHP||Hit HR||No HR|
MARINERS BATTING PROFILE
MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE
|6/19||Tue||at AZ||Erasmo Ramirez (0-1, 4.50) vs. Daniel Hudson (3-1, 5.67)|
|6/20||Wed||at AZ||Jason Vargas (7-6, 3.95) vs. Trevor Cahill (5-5, 3.08)|
MARINERS 2012 SCHEDULE/RESULTS
|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)|
|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)|
|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: Beaven (3-4); L: Holland (4-4)|
|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||L, 5-4||27-36||W: Richard (3-7); L: Hernandez (4-5)|
|64||6/13||vs. SDP||L, 1-0||27-37||W: Marquis (3-5); L: Noesi (2-7)|
|65||6/14||vs. SDP||L, 6-2||27-38||W: Volquez (3-6); L: Ramirez (0-1)|
|66||6/15||vs. SF||L, 4-2||27-39||W: Vogelsong (6-2); L: Vargas (7-6)|
|67||6/16||vs. SF||W, 7-4||28-39||W: Iwakuma (1-0); L: Lincecum (2-8)|
|68||6/17||vs. SF||W, 2-1||29-39||W: Wilhelmsen (3-1); L: Romo (2-1)|
|69||6/18||at AZ||L, 7-1||29-40||W: Miley (8-3); L: Noesi (2-8)|