BY SPNW Staff 07:59AM 06/24/2012

#74: Mariners Eye Series Win Vs. Padres Sunday

Felix delivers at the plate and mound in Saturday triumph; Noesi tries to win finale against Padres before Mariners return to the sterile confines of Safeco.

Mariners first baseman Justin Smoak leads the club with 11 home runs and is second with 32 RBIs. / Drew McKenzie, Sportspress Northwest

GAME: Mariners (31-42, 4th, AL West, – 13.5 GB) at Padres (25-47, 5th, NL West, – 18.0 GB). GAME #: 74. SERIES: 3rd of 3 games. MEETING: 6th (Padres lead 4-1). WHEN: Sunday, 1:05 p.m., Petco Park, San Diego. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Hector Noesi (Seattle, 2-8, 5.69) vs. Edinson Volquez (San Diego, 3-7, 4.11). STREAKS: Mariners W 1; Padres L 1. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.

Since getting a much-discussed day off last Monday, Ichiro has raised his batting average from .255 to .273. He had three hits Friday (229th career three-hit game) and went 2-for-4 Saturday when the Mariners and Felix Hernandez beat San Diego for the first time this season (5-1).

“Ichiro is turning it up, as far as I’m concerned,” said manager Eric Wedge. “I like what I’m seeing. He’s a little more aggressive, early in the count, aggressive with pitches he feels he can drive and not just hit. That’s what we’ve seen more of, and he’s had more success. Hopefully we’re seeing the start of him getting himself going, which would be a big lift for us.”

The Mariners close out their season series with the Padres with Hector Noesi seeking his first win since May 6. He’ll oppose Edinson Volquez, who beat Seattle 6-2 June 14. A closer look:

MARINERS: RHP Hector Noesi (2-8, 5.69 ERA (1.27 WHIP)

Hector Noesi

The 25-year-old Noesi, in his second major league season and first with the Mariners, is making his 15th start and second against the Padres. Noesi lost to San Diego 1-0 June 13 and is coming off  a 7-1 loss at Arizona. Noesi hasn’t won a game since defeating Minnesota May 6 and has dropped his last five decisions.

A native of Esperanza, Valverde, Dominican Republic, the 6-3, 200-pound Noesi was signed as an amateur free agent by the New York Yankees in 2004.

Noesi made his major league debut May 18, 2011 for the Yankees against the Baltimore Orioles. The fifth Yankees reliever, he collected the win by working four innings, allowing four hits, no runs and fanning four.

Noesi became a Mariner Jan. 23 when he was traded by the Yankees, along with Jesus Montero, to Seattle for Jose Campos (minors) and Michael Pineda, an All-Star starter.

Noesi, who appeared in 30 games for the Yankees, making two starts, has a career record of 4-10, 5.69 ERA.

  • LAST START: June 18 at Arizona, lost to the Diamondbacks 7-1; allowed five earned runs on nine hits (including five homers) in 6.0 innings; struck out five, walked two; threw 96 pitches, 62 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. PADRES: June 13 at Safeco Field, lost 1-0; had a quality start, allowing one earned run in 7.0 innings; struck out five, walked three; one home run (Yonder Alonso).
  • CAREER VS. PADRES: 0-1, 1.29 ERA in one game, a start, covering 7.0 innings; five strikeouts to three walks; 6.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • AT PETCO PARK: No record.
  • LOVES/HATES TO FACE: Noesi has a limited record against San Diego. Alexi Amarista went 2-for-3 against him in Seattle, the only Padres player with more than one hit.
  • CURRENT PADRES VS. NOESI: 5-for-25, .200 BA, no home runs, five strikeouts.

Noesi / 2012

  • April 9 (L, 0-1): Shelled for seven earned runs in 3.0 innings in an 11-5 loss to the Rangers.
  • April 14 (W, 1-1): Collected his first win as a Mariner by working 8.0 IP, allowing five hits and no runs in a 4-0 win over Oakland; fanned six, issued one walk and recorded 17 fly-ball outs vs. five ground-ball outs; 100 pitches, 68 for strikes.
  • April 20 (L, 1-2): Didn’t make it past the second inning in a 7-3 loss to the White Sox at Safeco Field; allowed six earned runs on six hits; one home run.
  • April 26 (ND, 1-2): Gave up four runs on five hits over 5.0 innings and allowed one home run; threw 77 pitches, 49 for strikes.
  • May 1 (L, 1-3): Allowed three runs on three hits in 5.2 innings in a 3-1 loss to the Rays; struck out one and walked three, throwing 84 pitches, just 46 for strikes; one home run.
  • May 6 (W, 2-3): Defeated Nick Blackburn and the Twins 5-2 at Safeco Field; allowed one earned run in 7.0 innings; struck out five, walked three and one home run; threw 105 pitches, 73 for strikes.
  • May 12 (L, 2-4): Lost to the Yankees 6-2; five earned runs on six hits in 7.0 innings; struck out four and walked none; two home runs, including one to former Mariner Raul Ibanez.
  • May 17 (ND, 2-4): At Cleveland, received a no-decision in Seattle’s 6-5 loss; one run on five hits over 6.1 innings; struck out five and walked three; Mariners had a 4-0 lead in the seventh but lost in extra innings 6-5.
  • May 12 (L, 2-5): At Safeco Field, suffered a 3-1 loss to the Texas Rangers; three earned runs on three hits over 8.0 innings; struck out seven, walked two in a 102-pitch effort, 66 for strikes.
  • May 27 (L, 2-6): At Safeco Field, a 4-2 loss to the Angels; three earned runs on five hits over 8.0 innings; fourth quality start of the season; did not strike out a batter and issued two walks.
  • June 2 (ND, 2-6): At U.S. Celluar Field, took a no decision in Seattle’s 10-8 win over the White Sox; worked just 4.1 innings (68 pitches); six earned runs on seven hits; three home runs.
  • June 6 (ND, 2-6): At Angels Stadium, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 8-6 victory; allowed six earned runs on four hits 4.0 innings, second-shortest outing of the season; struck out one but walked five.
  • June 13 (L, 2-7): At Safeco Field, lost to the San Diego Padres 1-0; worked 7.0 innings and allowed one earned, but it was a home run that beat him; struck out five, walked three; threw 99 pitches, 60 for strikes.
  • June 18 (L, 2-8): At Arizona, lost to the Diamondbacks 7-1; allowed five earned runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings; struck out five, walked two; threw 96 pitches, 62 for strikes.

PADRES: RHP Edinson Volquez (3-7, 4.11 ERA, 1.41 WHIP)

Edinson Volquez

The 28-year-old Volquez, in his eighth major league season and first with the Padres, will be making his 16th start and his second against the Mariners. Volquez defeated Seattle 6-2 June 14 and is coming off a 7-3 loss to the Texas Rangers.

A native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, the 6-0, 225-pound Volquez signed with the Texas Rangers as an amateur free agent in 2001. He pitched in the Texas minor league system until Aug. 30, 2005, when he made his major league debut in an 8-0 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Volquez absorbed the loss, allowing five earned runs in 4.2 innings.

Volquez went 0-4 in the  2005 season and alternated between the majors and minors over the next three seasons. The Rangers traded Volquez to the Cincinnati Reds Dec. 21, 2007 along with Danny Herrera in exchange for Josh Hamilton.

Volquez became a full-time starter for the Reds in 2008 and won a career-high 17 games. He also made the National League All-Star Game for the first time. Volquez has never approached All-Star status again.

After spending 2008-11 with the Reds, they traded him with Yonder Alonso, Brad Boxberger and Yasmani Grandle to San Diego for Mat Latos.

Volquez has appeared on a National League leaderboard just once. He led the league in 2009 by hitting 14 batters.

Volquez haa a career record of 35-35, 4.55 ERA.

  • 2012: The National League leader in walks (51), Volquez has pitched into the seventh inning in four of his NL-leading 15 starts. He had his best outing May 12 at Philadelphia when he limited the Phillies to one earned run in a 2-1 victory. Volquez has had a streaky season.  He lost his first two decisions, won his next two and split his last four. He has allowed five or more earned runs in a game four times.
  • LAST START: June 19 vs. Texas, lost 7-3; allowed six earned runs on five hits over 5.0 innings; struck out six, walked four; threw 104 pitches, including 63 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: June 14 at Safeco Field, defeated Seattle 6-2; allowed one earned run on four hits in 6.2 innings; struck out six, walked four; threw 107 pitches, 61 for strikes.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 2-0, 3.42 ERA in five games, including four starts, covering 23.2 innings; 14 strikeouts vs. 13 walks; two home runs; averages 5.3 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • AT PETCO PARK: 2-5, 3.47 ERA in 13 games, including 12 starts, covering 72.2 innings; averages 9.1 strikeouts per nine innings; five home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Michael Saunders (0-for-3, .000 BA), Justin Smoak (0-for-2, .000 BA), Dustin Ackley (1-for-4, .250 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Chone Figgins (4-for-5, .800 BA), John Jaso (1-for-2, .500), Kyle Seager (1-for-2, .500 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. VOLQUEZ: 11-for-41, .268 BA, one home run, eight strikeouts.

LAST GAME

Mariners 5, Padres 1

AT SAN DIEGO (June 23): Felix Hernandez pitched 7.0 impressive innings and hit a two-run double, leading the Mariners to their first win over San Diego this season. Hernandez limited the Padres to one run on six hits. “Felix stepped up,”  Wedge said. “We needed him to. He’s our guy.” Hernandez’s two-run double capped a three-run second inning when all runs were unearned. Michael Saunders belted a solo homer for the Mariners, who have hit eight home runs and scored 32 runs on this road trip.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 44 28 .611 21-13 23-15 8-2 Lost 1
Angels 39 33 .542 5.0 21-17 18-16 6-4 Lost 1
Athletics 34 38 .472 10.0 18-19 16-19 7-3 Lost 2
Mariners 31 42 .425 13.5 12-19 19-23 4-6 Won 1

MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT ROAD TRIP: Three at Arizona Diamondbacks, three at San Diego Padres Friday-Sunday.
  • MARINERS VS. PADRES: Mariners are 45-40 all-time vs. the Padres, including 23-19 in San Diego. Mariners are 1-4 against San Diego this season. Mariners last won a season series at San Diego in 2011, when they swept three games. The Padres have never swept a three-game series from Seattle in San Diego.
  • LOG: Felix Hernandez’s win was his first since May 21 . . . Hernandez, who had 10 strikeouts Saturday, has struck out at least 10 batters in a game 18 times in his career, including twice this season . . . Hernandez allowed just two runs in his past 14.0 innings . . . The Mariners have 51 home runs in 42 road games, second-best mark in the American League behind the Yankees . . . Ichiro went 2-for-4 and is 10-for-19 (.526) on the road trip. . . Michael Saunders‘ home run Saturday was his seventh on the road. He now has seven road homers and 21 road RBIs vs. one homer and three RBIs at Safeco.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 10, Split 0, Lost 13 . . . Sweeps: 2; Swept: 4 . . . 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: 8-8; Interleague: 8-8 . . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 14.5, June 22 . . . Most Runs Scored: 21, May 30 at Texas (21-8); Most Runs Allowed: 11, April 9 at Texas . . . Walk-Off Wins: 2, 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); June 17 vs. San Francisco (Justin Smoak ninth-inning single); 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: 7; Comeback Wins: 7; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 21; Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank sixth (AL) in runs (307), 12th in hits (592), seventh in doubles (120), ninth in triples (11) and ninth in home runs (68) . . . Rank 12th in batting average (.239), 14th in on-base percentage (.301), 13th in slugging (.378) and 13th in OPS (.679) . . . batting 142-for-589 (.241) with runners in scoring position after going 2-for-8 Saturday . . . out-homered 86-68 . . . left 457 men on base, opponents 452 . . .scored 307 runs, opponents 324 . . . scored 157 of 307 runs in the first four innings . . . Mariners 26-11 when scoring 4+ runs . . . Batting Average: Ichiro, .273; Hits: Ichiro, 81; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 40; Home Runs: Justin Smoak, 11; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 45 . . . Mariners have homered in 35 of last 54 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; Ichiro, June 19 at Arizona; Franklin Gutierrez, June 22 at San Diego . . .  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 11th in ERA (4.31), ninth in hits allowed (623), 12th in runs allowed (330), 12th in home runs allowed (86), seventh in walks (214) and seventh in strikeouts (523) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 33; Starts: Jason Vargas, 16; Wins: Vargas, 7; ERA: Felix Hernandez, 3.36; Complete Games: Kevin Milwood, 1; Shutouts: Millwood, 1; Saves: League, 9 . . . 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 . . . Tom Wilhelmsen has not allowed a run in his last 12.2 innings over 10 appearances
  • ICHIRO has 775 multi-hit games, which ranks fourth among active players, and No. 1 since his debut in 2001. Ichiro’s 48 games with four or more hits leads all active players . . . Three-hit game June 22 marked the 229th of his major league career . . . Ranks 95th on career hits list (2,508) and needs five to tie No. 94 Jimmy Ryan (2,513) . . . 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 one more bobblehead night: 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), Adam Moore (15-day, March 28, fractured wrist), Mike Carp (15-day, June 13, inflamed right elbow).
  • 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.
  • June 18: Aaron Hill of Arizona hit for the cycle in the Diamondbacks’ 7-1 win over the Mariners. Hill singled in the first (Hector Noesi), tripled in the third (Noesi), doubled in the fifth (Noesi) and homered in the seventh (Shawn Kelley).
  • June 19: Ichiro reached 2,500 hits (first-inning single) in the fourth-fewest games in major league history during a 12-9 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. His 2,500th hit came in his 1,817th game. Al Simmons had 2,500 hits in 1,784 games, Ty Cobb in 1,790 and George Sisler in 1,808 . . . When Kyle Seager and Brendan Ryan both hit three-run homers in the fifth inning, it marked the first time since July 30, 2003 vs. Detroit that the Mariners had a pair of three-run bombs in the same inning. In that July 30, 2003 game, John Olerud hit a three-run homer and Randy Winn a grand slam in the first inning.

MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN

Rec. Home Road Day Night vs. RHP vs. LHP Hit HR No HR
31-42 12-19 19-23 8-13 22-31 22-31 9-11 22-20 7-22

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.239 .202 .261 307 68 .301 .378 .679 .241

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
31-42 4.31 646.2 330 309 86 .254 .317 .415

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
6/24 Sun at SDP Hector Noesi (2-8, 5.69) vs. Edinson Volquez (3-7, 4.11)
6/25 Mon vs. Oak Erasmo Ramirez (0-1, 5.40) vs. Tommy Milone (7-5, 4.13)
6/26 Tue vs. Oak Jason Vargas (7-7, 4.66) vs. Travis Blackley (1-2, 3.15)
6/27 Wed at SDP Kevin Millwood (3-6, 4.02) vs. Jarrod Parker (2-2, 3.70)

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: Beaven (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 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)
70 6/19 at AZ W, 12-9 30-40 W: Furbush (3-1); L: Putz (1-4)
71 6/20 at AZ L, 14-10 30-41 W: Cahill (6-5): L: Vargas (7-7)
72 6/22 at SDP L, 9-5 30-42 W: Richard (5-7); L: Millwood (3-6)
73 6/23 at SDP W, 5-1 31-42 W: Hernandez (5-5); L: Marquis (3-7)
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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