BY SPNW Staff 09:13AM 06/25/2012

#75: Mariners already losing battle for third

Mariners dominated A’s early, leading season series 5-2, but the A’s, whom some thought would be MLB’s worst team, are ahead by 4.5 games in AL West standings.

Ichiro went 11-for-22 (.500 BA) on the just-completed, six-game road trip, lifting his batting average from .255 to .273. / Drew McKenzie, Sportspress Northwest

GAME: Athletics (35-38, 3rd, AL West, – 10.0 GB) at Mariners (31-43, 4th, AL West, – 14.5 GB). GAME #: 75. SERIES: 1st of 3 games. MEETING: 8th (Mariners lead 5-2). WHEN: Monday, 7:10 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (Seattle, 0-1, 5.40) vs. LHP Tommy Milone (Oakland, 7-5, 4.13). STREAKS: Mariners L 1; Athletics W 1. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.

When the 2012 season began, most observers figured Seattle and Oakland would play 162 games only to determine the third-best team in the AL West. That’s exactly how it’s played out so far and Oakland is the “bronze medal” leader in the clubhouse as the Athletics come to town for a three-game series starting Monday.

Seattle, languishing in last and 4.5 games behind the Athletics, will play its next 10 at Safeco Field. After Oakland departs, Boston comes to town for four and Baltimore for three. Erasmo Ramirez starts Monday for Seattle opposite lefty Tommy Milone, whom the Mariners defeated once this season. A closer look:

MARINERS: RHP Erasmo Ramirez (0-1, 5.40 ERA, 1.50 WHIP)

Erasmo Ramirez

In his first major league season, will be making his third start following seven appearances in relief. Ramirez made seven starts with AAA Tacoma, going 3-2, 2.11. Ramirez is coming off a no-decision against the Arizona Diamondbacks in a game in which the Mariners rallied to win 12-9.

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.

  • LAST START: June 19 in Phoenix, took a no-decision in 12-9 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks; allowed four earned runs on five hits over 4.0 innings; struck out five and walked one; allowed two home runs.
  • LAST VS. ATHLETICS: Never pitched.
  • CAREER VS. ATHLETICS: No record.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 0-1, 5.79 ERA in three games, including one start, covering 9.1 innings; four strikeouts vs. three walks; no home runs.
  • LOVES/HATES TO FACE: No record.

Ramirez / 2012

  • June 14 (L, 0-1): Vs. San Diego at Safeco Field, lost 6-2; allowed five earned runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings; struck out three and walked one; threw 93 pitches, 64 for strikes.
  • June 19 (ND, 0-1): In Phoenix, took a no-decision in 12-9 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks; allowed four earned runs on five hits over 4.0 innings; struck out five and walked one; two home runs.

ATHLETICS: LHP Tommy Milone (7-5, 4.13 ERA, 1.20 WHIP)

Tommy Milone

The 25-year-old Milone, in his third major league season and first with the Athletics, will be making his 15th start and second against the Mariners. Milone lost to Hector Noesi and the Mariners 4-0 April 13, and is coming off a 4-1, complete-game win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.

A native of Sagus, CA., the 6-0, 205-pound Milone pitched for the University of Southern California, finishing his career with 45 starts, placing him ninth on USC’s all-time list in a tie with Sid Akins (1982-84). Milone went 16-17 in his USC career, allowing only 60 walks in 273.0 career innings. He earned All-Pac-10 honorable mention recognition. Milone led the team in innings (97.1), complete games (2) and strikeouts (98). Opponents hit just .251 against him as he allowed only four home runs all season.

The Washington Nationals selected Milone in the 10th round of the 2008 amateur draft.  Milone began his pro career with Class A Vermont in the New York-Penn League in 2008. He pitched for A Hagerstown (2008, Sally League), Potomac (2009, Carolina League), AA Harrisburg (2010, Eastern League) and AAA Syracuse (2011, International League).

Milone made his debut with the Nationals Sept. 3, 2011, working 4.1 innings as Washington’s starter in what became an 8-7 victory over the New York Mets. Milone, who allowed four runs on six hits, received a no-decision.

Milone appeared in five games for the 2011 Nationals, going 1-0 with a 3.81 ERA. On Dec. 23, 2011, the Nationals traded Milone, along with A.J. Cole (minors), Derek Norris (minors) and Brad Peacock, to the Athletics for Robert Gilliam (minors) and Gio Gonzalez.

Milone made his Oakland debut April 9, and secured a spot in the team’s rotation after defeating the Kansas City Royals 1-0.

2012: Milone has pitched into the seventh inning in six of his starts. He has allowed two or fewer runs eight times. He had his worst outing June 13 at Colorado, allowing eight earned runs in 4.0 innings. He has given up 13 home runs this season.

  • LAST START: June 20 vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers, won 4-1 in his best-pitched game of the season, a complete-game three-hitter; struck out two and walked one, collecting 12 ground ball outs and 17 fly ball outs.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: April 14 at Safeco Field, lost 4-0, when Hector Noesi threw an eight-inning five-hitter; allowed four earned runs on four hits in 6.0 innings; struck out five and walked two; one home run to Jesus Montero.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 0-1, 6.00 ERA in one start, covering 6.0 innings; five strikeouts to two walks; 7.5 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 0-1, 6.00 ERA, 1.00 WHIP.
  • LOVES/HATES TO FACE: Limited exposure. Jesus Montero is the only Seattle batter with more than one hit off Milone (2-for-3).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. MILONE: 4-for-21, .190 BA, one home run, five strikeouts.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 45 28 .616 22-13 23-15 8-2 Won 1
Angels 40 33 .548 5.0 22-17 18-16 7-3 Won 1
Athletics 35 38 .479 10.0 19-19 16-19 7-3 Won 1
Mariners 31 43 .419 14.5 12-19 19-24 4-6 Lost 1

MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. Oakland Athletics Monday-Wednesday, four vs. Boston Red Sox Thursday-Sunday, three vs. Baltimore Orioles (July 2-4).
  • MARINERS VS. ATHLETICS: Mariners are 222-294 all-time vs. the Athletics, including 63-54 at Safeco Field. Mariners are 5-2 against the Athletics this season. Mariners last swept a three-game series from Oakland Aug. 1-3, 2011. Oakland last swept at Safeco Field Aug. 4-6, 2006.
  • HOME STAND PROMOTIONS: MONDAYBECU Family Night (View Reserved seats available for $10 in advance and $12 on the day of the game. TUESDAY Military Special Night (military personnel receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats).  WEDNESDAY — Spencer Hawes and Jamal Crawford ceremonial first pitches; Grand Slam Family Package Day (ticket, hot dog and Pepsi as low as $15 per person for families of 4-12); Senior Special Day – Fans 60 and over receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats. THURSDAY – King’s Court will be in session as Felix Hernandez takes the mound. For $30, fans get a ticket to the game in a special section, and receive a special King Felix T-shirt and a ‘K’ card; Duff McKagan of Guns ‘N Roses, 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch. FRIDAY — Annual Grab-Bag fundraiser, benefiting Mariners Care. Wives of Mariners players, along with volunteers from Mariners Care, will sell mystery “grab-bags” containing a baseball signed by one of the 2012 Mariners. SATURDAY — Former Mariners pitcher Mark Langston will throw out the first pitch as part of the Mariners season-long 35th Anniversary Celebration. Viva Las Vargas Night – First 10,000 fans pick up the ultimate Viva Las Vargas accessory, a pair of Elvis-style sunglasses as the sights and sounds of Vegas envelop Safeco Field. Mariners Care Silent Auction. SUNDAY — Drawstring Backpack Day presented by MLB Network (first 20,000 fans). Kids Run the Bases (Following the game, all youngsters 14 and under); Senior Special Day – Fans 60 and over receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats. MONDAY (July 2) — BECU Family Night. TUESDAY (July 3) — King’s Court in session; Katie Flood, 2012 NCAA 1,500-meter champion from UW, ceremonial first pitch; Military Special Night (Military personnel receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats). WEDNESDAY (July 4) — Grand Slam Family Package Day (ticket, hot dog and Pepsi for $15 per person for families of 4-12; Military Special Day; Senior Special Day.
  • LOG: Seattle wound up 2-4 on th six-game road trip . . . The Mariners went 1-5 vs. San Diego this year after going 5-1 last year . . . Mariners finished interleague play with an 8-10 mark, snapping a streak of 12 consecutive years with a record of at least .500 against the National League . . . Hector Noesi (2-9) extended his career-high losing streak to six games Sunday and hasn’t won in his past nine outings. Noesi, who hasn’t won since May 6 vs. Minnesota, is tied with Baltimore’s Jake Arrieta for the most losses in the majors. Despite the loss, Noesi had one of his best outings this month, allowing two earned runs in 7.0 innings . . . The Mariners did not have a runner advance beyond second base Sunday, when two of their five hits came from Noesi, who was the runner who advanced to second . . . Kyle Seager didn’t start because of a sore calf, but had a pinch double in the eighth inning . . . Edinson Volquez is 3-0 in four career starts vs. Seattle . . . Darrell Akerfelds, a longtime San Diego bullpen coach who was Seattle’s No. 1 pick in the 1983 amateur draft, died Sunday of pancreatic cancer. Akerfelds, 50, pitched five years in the majors and had been with the Padres organization since 1997 . . . Ichiro went 1-for-3 Sunday and finished 11-for-22 (.500) on the road trip. Since getting a day off Monday, Ichiro has raised his average from .255 to .273.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 10, Split 0, Lost 14 . . . 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: 8-10; Interleague: 8-10 . . . 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: 8; Comeback Wins: 7; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 21; Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank seventh (AL) in runs (307), 12th in hits (597), seventh in doubles (121), ninth in triples (11) and ninth in home runs (68) . . . Rank 12th in batting average (.238), 14th in on-base percentage (.300), 13th in slugging (.376) and 13th in OPS (.676) . . . batting 142-for-593 (.239) with runners in scoring position after going 0-for-4 Sunday . . . out-homered 86-68 . . . left 464 men on base, opponents 459 . . .scored 307 runs, opponents 326 . . . scored 157 of 307 runs in the first four innings . . . Mariners 26-11 when scoring 4+ runs . . . Batting Average: Ichiro, .273; Hits: Ichiro, 82; 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 (4.29), ninth in hits allowed (630), 12th in runs allowed (332), 12th in home runs allowed (86), eighth in walks (217) and sixth in strikeouts (531) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 33; Starts: Jason Vargas, 16; Wins: Vargas, 7; ERA: Felix Hernandez, 3.36; Complete Games: Kevin Millwood, 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 (1-for-3 Sunday) 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 (2,509) and needs four 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) combined for 6 hits in 9-3 Cleveland win; May 17, Casey Kotchman (2), Cabrera (2), Jose Lopez (1), Choo (1) had 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
31-43 12-19 19-24 8-14 22-31 22-32 9-11 22-20 7-23

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.238 .202 .259 307 68 .300 .376 .676 .239

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
31-43 4.29 654.2 332 311 86 .254 .317 .413

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
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 vs. Oak 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: Fernandez (5-5); L: Marquis (3-7)
74 6/24 at SDP L, 2-0 31-43 W: Volquez (4-7); L: Noesi (2-9)
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

YourThoughts

  • jafabian

    What’s worse is that the Padres pretty much put the nail in the coffin.  At least the M’s don’t play the  Cubs this season.

  • jafabian

    What’s worse is that the Padres pretty much put the nail in the coffin.  At least the M’s don’t play the  Cubs this season.