BY SPNW Staff 07:32AM 07/07/2012

#86: Wedge Fed Up With 'Groundhog Day' Mariners

Another limp loss to Oakland, this time wasting another good game from Kevin Millwood, leaves Eric Wedge to again assume the fuming position.

Jarrod Parker pitched 7.0 effective innings in defeating the Mariners 2-1 June 27. He'll pitch for the Athletics Saturday. / Wiki Commons

GAME: Mariners (35-50, 4th, AL West, – 15.5 GB) at Athletics (42-42, 3rd, AL West, – 8.0 GB). GAME #: 86. SERIES: 2nd of 3 games. MEETING: 12th (Mariners lead 6-5). WHEN: Saturday, 7:10, Oakland Coliseum. PROBABLE PITCHERS: LHP Jason Vargas (7-7, 4.31) vs. RHP Jarrod Parker (5-3, 2.46). STREAKS: Mariners L 3; Athletics W 5. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.

After Oakland scored an 11th-inning, 4-1 walk-off win over the Mariners Friday night, Seattle manager Eric Wedge indicated that he will probably use next week’s four-day All-Star break to re-jigger his moribund offense, which struck out 14 times against five Athletics pitchers and couldn’t cross the plate after scoring one run in the first inning.

“It’s been Groundhog Day too many times for me,” said Wedge, after the Mariners dropped their third in a row and 50th of the season. “We’re in the process of evaluating everybody and everything. We’re a couple of days away from the All-Star break. We’re just not going to keep watching what we’re watching. We’re not going to watch people keep doing the same thing over and over and live with it.

“We’re going to do what we need to do to get better in the second half offensively. I know how (general manager) Jack (Zduriencik) feels about it, I know how I feel about it, I know how the staff feels about it. We’re not going to keep watching this over and over again. We’ve been patient, we’ve addressed things in different ways, but ultimately they’re grown men out there and they’re either going to get it done or they won’t be here.”

Saturday, Wedge will trot out Jason Vargas to oppose the “historic” Jarrod Parker. Vargas had three consecutive losses in the middle of June, but has bounced back nicely in his last two, including a start against Oakland June 26 when he set a career high with 10 strikeouts.

Parker has given up one run or fewer in his last four outings, seven of his last eight, and 10 of 14 in his career, dating back to Sept. 27, 2011, when he made his major league debut for Arizona.

According to Elias, Parker is one of just two pitchers since 1900 to give up one run or fewer in 10 of his first 14 career starts, joining former New York Giants pitcher Ferdie Schupp, who did it from 1913-17.

Parker sounds like exactly the kind of guy the struggling Mariners do not need to see right now. A closer look:

MARINERS: LHP Jason Vargas (7-7, 4.31 ERA, 1.17 WHIP)

Jason Vargas

The 29-year-old Vargas, in his seventh major league season and fifth with the Mariners, will make his 19th start and fourth against the Athletics. Vargas is 2-1 against Oakland this season and is coming off a 2-1 loss to the Boston Red Sox at Safeco Field June 26.

A native of Apple Valley, CA., the 6-0, 215-pound Vargas was selected in the second round of the 2004 amateur draft by the Florida Marlins.

He made his debut with Florida July 14, 2005, pitching one inning of relief in a 13-7 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.

The Mariners acquired Vargas as part of a three-team swap Dec. 11, 2008, when the New York Mets sent him along with Mike Carp, Ezequiel Carrera, Endy Chavez, Maikel Cleto and Aaron Heilman to the Mariners. The Mariners sent Sean Green, J.J. Putz and Jeremy Reed to the Mets.

The Mariners also sent Luis Valbuena to the Indians. The Mets sent Joe Smith to the  Indians, who sent Franklin Gutierrez to the Mariners.

Vargas, the only lefty in Seattle’s starting rotation, has a career record of 35-46, 4.32 ERA, including 29-38, 4.21 ERA with the Mariners.

  • LAST START: July 1 at Safeco Field, lost to the Boston Red Sox 2-1; allowed one run on five hits over 8.0 innings; struck out six, walked two, allowed one home run.
  • LAST VS. ATHLETICS: June 26 at Safeco Field, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 3-2 victory; struck out a career-high 10 and walked two in 6.2 innings; allowed one home run.
  • CAREER VS. ATHLETICS: 4-4, 3.55 ERA in 12 games, including 10 starts, covering 66.0 innings; 59 strikeouts to 17 walks; 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings; seven home runs.
  • AT OAKLAND COLISEUM: 1-3, 3.98 ERA in six games, including five starts, covering 31.2 innings; 23 strikeouts to nine walks; four home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Chris Carter (0-for-6, .000 BA), Jonny Gomes (0-for-6, .000 BA), Brandon Inge (2-for-11, .182 BA), Kurt Suzuki (5-for-23, .217 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Adam Rosales (2-for-5, .400 BA), Scott Sizemore (3-for-9, .333 BA).
  • CURRENT ATHLETICS VS. VARGAS: 36-for-163, .221 BA, five home runs 38 strikeouts.

Vargas / 2012

  • March 29 (ND, 0-0): Pitched well enough to win in Tokyo, but after he departed the game, the bullpen imploded, surrendering three home runs, greasing Seattle’s 4-1 defeat to Oakland.
  • April 6 (W, 1-0): Threw 91 pitches, 58 for strikes, finishing with an in-game ERA of 2.31 in a 7-3 victory over Oakland, Vargas’ first win.
  • April 12 (L, 1-1): Allowed four earned runs on seven hits and lost to Derek Holland and the Rangers 5-3 in Arlington; fanned six and walked one; gave up a two-run bomb to Michael Young, who had four RBIs; threw 96 pitches, 63 strikes.
  • April 18 (W, 2-1): Allowed one earned run on four hits over 7 innings, defeating Indians, 4-1; had nine ground-ball outs and nine fly-ball outs.
  • April 24 (W, 3-1): Allowed four runs on six hits, defeating Max Scherzer and the Tigers 7-4 in a game in which the Mariners banged out 15 hits; struck out four, walked one in a 94-pitch effort that included 61 strikes.
  • April 29 (L, 3-2): Allowed two earned runs on four hits over 6.0 innings and suffered the loss to the Blue Jays; struck out four, walked three; threw a season-high 111 pitches, 60 for strikes.
  • May 4 (ND, 3-2): Took a no-decision in Seattle’s 3-2 loss to Minnesota at Safeco Field; allowed one earned run on four hits over 6.1 innings, but lost a chance to win on Wilhelmsen’s throwing error.
  • May 9 (W, 4-2): Defeated Detroit 2-1 at Safeco Field; allowed one run on five hits over 8.0 innings; struck out six and didn’t issue a walk; threw 90 pitches, 66 for strikes.
  • May 14 (L, 4-3): At Fenway Park, lost to Red Sox 6-1; allowed five earned runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings; struck out three, walked three; two home runs.
  • May 19 (W, 5-3): At Coors Field, won his fifth decision of the year, defeating Colorado 10-3; allowed three earned runs on five hits over 7.0 innings; struck out one, walked one and gave up one home run; threw 95 pitches, 64 for strikes.
  • May 24 (L, 5-4): At Safeco Field, lost to the Angels 3-0 in a game in which Dan Haren registered 14 strikeouts; allowed three earned runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings; struck out six, walked none; one home run.
  • May 29 (W, 6-4): At Rangers Ballpark, defeated the Texas Rangers 10-3; allowed three earned runs on five hits in 6.2 innings; struck out three, walked two and allowed a home run; threw 101 pitches, 61 for strikes.
  • June 4 (W, 7-4): At Angels Stadium, defeated the Angels 8-6; allowed three earned runs on five hits in 6.2 innings; struck out two, walked three; one home run; threw 101 pitches, 61 for strikes.
  • June 9 (L, 7-5): 8-3 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Safeco Field; five earned runs on nine hits over 6.0 innings; struck out three, walked one; one home run.
  • June 15 (L, 7-6): Vs. San Francisco, lost 4-2; four earned runs on 10 hits in 8.0 innings; struck out one, walked two, two home runs; threw 106 pitches, 70 for strikes.
  • June 20 (L, 7-7): At Arizona, lost 14-10; allowed a season-high 10 earned runs on 10 hits, including five home runs in a season-low 4.1 innings; struck out two, walked two.
  • June 26 (ND, 7-7): At Safeco Field, took a no-decision in a 3-2 win over the Oakland Athletics; allowed two runs on five hits in 7.0 innings; struck out a career-high 10 and walked two.
  • July 1 (ND, 7-7): At Safeco Field, lost to the Boston Red Sox 2-1; allowed one run on five hits over 8.0 innings; struck out six, walked two, allowed one home run.

ATHLETICS: RHP Jarrod Parker (5-3, 2.46 ERA, 1.22 WHIP)

Jarrod Parker

The 23-year-old Parker, in his second major league season and first with the Athletics, makes his 14th start and his second against the Mariners. Parker defeated Seattle 2-1 June 27 and is coming off a 6-1 victory over the Boston Red Sox July 2.

A native of Ossian, IN, the 6-1, 195-pound Parker attended Norwell High School in Ossian. The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Parker in the first round (ninth pick) of the 2007 amateur draft.

Parker pitched in the Arizona system until Sept. 27, 2011, when he made his major league debut in Arizona’s 7-6 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers. Parker did not allow an earned run in 5.2 innings, but did not factor in the decision. That marked Parker’s only major league appearance in 2011.

The Diamondbacks traded Parker with Ryan Cook and Collin Cowgill to the Oakland Athletics Dec. 9, 2011 for Craig Breslow and Trevor Cahill.

Parker has a career record of 5-3, 2.30 ERA, 1.19 WHIP.

  • 2012: Parker began the season at AAA Sacramento and made his first major league appearance April 25. Parker had a no decision in a 5-4 Oakland win over the White Sox. Parker won his first major league game May 1 at Boston, defeating the Red Sox 5-3. He has worked into the seventh inning five times and allowed two or fewer earned runs 10 times.
  • LAST START: July 2, defeated the Boston Red Sox 6-1; allowed one run on six hits over 6.2 innings; struck out three, walked three; threw 103 pitches, 65 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: June 27, at Safeco Field, defeated Seattle 2-1; allowed one earned run on three hits in 7.0 innings; career-high nine strikeouts and walked four.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 1-0, 1.29 ERA in one game, a start, covering 7.0 innings; one home run, 1.00 WHIP.
  • AT OAKLAND COLISEUM: 2-1, 1.54 ERA in seven starts, covering in 46.2 innings; 34 strikeouts to 19 walks; one home run, 1.19 WHIP.
  • LOVES/HATES TO FACE: John Jaso has two (2-for-2) of Seattle’s three hits off Parker.
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. PARKER: 3-for-21, .143 BA, one home run, eight strikeouts.

LAST GAME

Athletics 4, Mariners 1

AT OAKLAND (July 6): Rookie Chris Carter crushed a three-run, walk-off home run off Steve Delabar in the 11th inning, giving the Oakland Athletics a 4-1 win over the Mariners, who dropped their third straight. “I don’t know if the ball has landed yet,” Oakland manager Bob Melvin said after Carter’s blast. “Coming in late like that you’ve got to be perfect,” said Delabar. “And I wasn’t perfect. “The location was up a little bit and he got it.” Jordan Norberto (1-1) struck out the side in the 11th inning for his first win. The Mariners wasted a solid start by Kevin Millwood, who worked 7.0 innings, allowing three hits and two walks. The Mariners scored their only run when Kyle Seager singled in the first to score Casper Wells.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 50 34 .595 27-16 23-18 5-5 Lost 5
Angels 46 38 .548 4.0 23-18 23-20 5-5 Lost 1
Athletics 42 42 .500 8.0 23-19 19-23 6-4 Won 5
Mariners 35 50 .412 15.5 16-25 19-25 4-6 Lost 3

MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT ROAD TRIP: Three at Oakland Athletics Friday-Sunday and then the Mariners are off until July 13 for the All-Star break. The Mariners begin the second half by hosting the Texas Rangers July 13-15.
  • MARINERS VS. ATHLETICS: Mariners are 217-293 all-time vs. the Athletics, including 92-164 at Oakland Coliseum. Mariners are 6-4 against the Athletics this season and last won a season series from Oakland in 2009. Mariners last swept a three-game series at Oakland Sept. 17-19, 2007. Athletics last swept the Mariners in Oakland Sept. 2-4, 2011.
  • LOG: The home run allowed by Steve Delabar to lose the game was the eighth homer he has surrendered this season . . . Ichiro went 0-for-5 as DH, extending his hitless streak to 0-for-21 . . . Kevin Millwood, who showed no signs of discomfort in his first game back after tweaking a groin injury, struck out seven, matching his season high. Millwood has gone 0-2 with five no-decisions since his last win at Texas May 23 . . . Kyle Seager’s two-out RBI in the first inning was his 26th of the season, tops in the American League . . . Jesus Montero sat out Friday’s game while recovering from a mild concussion he sustained in the Baltimore series. Manager Eric Wedge said Montero is “day-to-day” . . .Wedge said he’s not yet prepared to set his pitching rotation coming out of the All-Star break, but did say that Hisashi Iwakuma would replace the demoted Hector Noesi . . . Mariners reliever Stephen Pryor (left groin strain) threw a simulated game and will begin a rehab assignment at AA High Desert Sunday before reporting to AAA Tacoma . . . USA Baseball Friday named Mike Zunino, the Mariners first-round pick in the June free agent draft (No. 3 overall), as the winner of the 2012 Golden Spikes Award, given annually to the best college baseball player in the country. A catcher, Zunino added the Golden Spikes to a trove that also includes the Dick Howser Trophy and Johnny Bench Award. Zunino was also named Baseball America’s 2012 College Player of the Year . . . Seattle manager Eric Wedge said it’s unlikely Franklin Gutierrez, on the seven-day disabled list, will return before the All-Star break.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 10, Split 1, Lost 16 . . . 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: 5-14; vs. AL Central: 9-11; vs. AL West: 13-14; vs. LAA: 2-5; vs. Oak: 6-5; vs. Tex: 5-5; vs. NL West: 8-10; vs. Interleague: 8-10 . . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 16.5, July 2 . . . Most Runs Scored: 21, May 30 at Texas (21-8); Most Runs Allowed: 11, April 9 at Texas . . . Walk-Off Wins: 4, 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); June 28 vs. Boston (Jaso ph ninth-inning single); June 30 vs. Boston (Chone Figgins sacrifice fly 11th inning) . . . Walk-Off Losses: 2, May 17, at Cleveland, Carlos Santana bases-loaded single off League in 11th; July 6, at Oakland, Chris Carter 3-run walk-off homer off Steve Delabar . . . Times Opponent Shut out: 5; Times Shut out by Opponent: 10; Comeback Wins: 7; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 23; Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank 13th (AL) in runs (329), 12th in hits (659), 10th in doubles (130), 10th in triples (12) and 12th in home runs (72) . . . Rank 13th in batting average (.230), 14th in on-base percentage (.292), 14th in slugging (.359) and 14th in OPS (.651) . . . batting 155-for-643 (.241) with runners in scoring position after going 1-for-5 Friday . . . out-homered 99-72. . . left 527 men on base, opponents 519 . . . scored 329 runs, opponents 356 . . . scored 163 of 329 runs in the first four innings . . . Mariners 27-12 when scoring 4+ runs . . . Batting Average: Ichiro, .258; Hits: Ichiro, 89; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 45; Home Runs: Justin Smoak, 11; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 49 . . . 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 (2): Michael Saunders, April 27 at Toronto; Alex Liddi, May 23 vs. Texas . . . Back-To-Back Home Runs (2): Jesus Montero, Justin Smoak, 3rd inning, May 20, at Colorado; Miguel Olivo, Dustin Ackley, 8th inning, July 2, vs. Baltimore.
  • PITCHING: Mariners ninth in ERA (4.05), fifth in hits allowed (701), seventh in runs allowed (362), 12th in home runs allowed (99), seventh in walks (245) and sixth in strikeouts (635) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 39; Starts: Jason Vargas 18; Wins: Vargas 7; ERA: Felix Hernandez 3.26; Complete Games: Kevin Milwood 1; Hernandez 1; Shutouts: Millwood 1; Hernandez 1; Saves: League 9.
  • ICHIRO (0-for-5 Friday) has 777 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 T92 on career hits list (2,517) with Hall of Famer Joe Morgan and needs seven to tie No. 91 Heinie Manush (2,524) . . . 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); Franklin Gutierrez (7-day, June 29, concussion); Erasmo Ramirez (15-day, July 1, 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.
  • July 1: One-time Mariner farmhand David Ortiz of the Red Sox hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning, giving Boston a 2-1 win over the Mariners.
  • July 3: In Seattle’s 6-3 win over Baltimore at Safeco Field, The Mariners had three Japanese players in the starting lineup – Ichiro Suzuki,  Munenori Kawasaki and Hisashi Iwakuma – for the first time in major league history.

MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN

Rec. Home Road Day Night vs. RHP vs. LHP Hit HR No HR
35-50 16-25 19-25 8-17 26-35 24-35 11-15 23-22 10-28

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.230 .195 .258 329 72 .292 .359 .651 .241

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
35-50 4.05 758.0 362 340 99 .246 .310 .402

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
7/7 Sat at Oak Jason Vargas (7-7, 4.31 vs. Jarrod Parker (5-3, .46)
7/8 Sun at Oak Felix Hernandez (6-5, 3.26) vs. Bartolo Colon (6-7, 4.05)

MARINERS 2012 SCHEDULE/RESULTS

March (1-1)

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 (10-12)

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 (12-17)

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 (11-16)

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 L, 1-0 31-44 W: Milone (8-5); L: Ramirez (0-2)
76 6/26 vs. Oak W, 3-2 32-44 W: Furbush (4-1); L: Miller (2-1)
77 6/27 vs. Oak L, 2-1 32-45 W: Parker (4-3); L: Iwakuma (1-1)
78 6/28 vs. Bos W, 1-0 33-45 W: Hernandez (6-5); L: Atchison (2-1)
79 6/29 vs. Bos L, 5-0 33-46 W: Cook (2-1); L: Noesi (2-10)
80 6/30 vs. Bos W, 3-2 34-46 W: Kelley (2-2); L: Aceves (0-5)

July (1-4)

Gm. # Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
81 7/1 vs. Bos L, 2-1 34-47 W: Padilla (2-0); L: League (0-5)
82 7/2 vs. Bal W, 6-3 35-47 W: Delabar (2-1); L: Hammel (8-4)
83 7/3 vs. Bal L, 5-4 35-48 W: Day (5-0); L: Furbush (4-2)
84 7/6 at Oak L, 4-2 35-49 W: Tillman (1-0); L: Noesi (2-11)
85 7/7 at Oak L, 4-1 35-50 W: Norberto (1-1); L: Perez (0-1)
86 7/8 at Oak
87 7/13 vs. Tex
88 7/14 vs. Tex
89 7/15 vs. Tex
90 7/16 at KC
91 7/17 at KC
92 7/18 at KC
93 7/19 at KC
94 7/20 at TB
95 7/21 at TB
96 7/22 at TB
97 7/23 vs. NYY
98 7/24 vs. NYY
99 7/25 vs. NYY
100 7/26 vs. KC
101 7/27 vs. KC
102 7/28 vs. KC
103 7/29 vs. KC
104 7/30 vs. Tor
105 7/31 vs. Tor


YourThoughts

  • Old Goat

    This is an offense that can make 7+ ERA pitchers appear as Cy Young award candidates. More wasted superior pitching efforts. Who is to blame? If it’s affected all players you have to look at coaching and a recurring theme seems to be that early pitches in the strike zone, and at times square down the middle only entice a deer in the headlights look from our batters.  Then after getting behind 0-2, 1-2 and such they swing freely at pitches shoulder high, in the dirt or so far out side the bat has no chance of reaching it unless the player is standing on the plate. I could never hit in this league, yet my comparison is to the hitting of other teams and the Ms fall way short as is evidenced by statistics and record. If we assume Jackie Z has brought in viable talent that should manage to compete at this level they need to be better coached to pitch recognition. How about a hitting consultant, perhaps a John Olerud or maybe someone like Edgar could help?. Just a thought before this team’s fan base completely loses what little interest is left. Before we hear the patience line again, we’ve been patient for 10 long years after Lou’s reign and attendance shows the Koolaide ain’t working no longer! I love the Ms but if the bands playing a terrible tune you just stop listening.

  • Old Goat

    This is an offense that can make 7+ ERA pitchers appear as Cy Young award candidates. More wasted superior pitching efforts. Who is to blame? If it’s affected all players you have to look at coaching and a recurring theme seems to be that early pitches in the strike zone, and at times square down the middle only entice a deer in the headlights look from our batters.  Then after getting behind 0-2, 1-2 and such they swing freely at pitches shoulder high, in the dirt or so far out side the bat has no chance of reaching it unless the player is standing on the plate. I could never hit in this league, yet my comparison is to the hitting of other teams and the Ms fall way short as is evidenced by statistics and record. If we assume Jackie Z has brought in viable talent that should manage to compete at this level they need to be better coached to pitch recognition. How about a hitting consultant, perhaps a John Olerud or maybe someone like Edgar could help?. Just a thought before this team’s fan base completely loses what little interest is left. Before we hear the patience line again, we’ve been patient for 10 long years after Lou’s reign and attendance shows the Koolaide ain’t working no longer! I love the Ms but if the bands playing a terrible tune you just stop listening.

  • notaboomer

    look for adam moore to be the hot-hitting catcher for the kc royals in 2013. 

  • notaboomer

    look for adam moore to be the hot-hitting catcher for the kc royals in 2013. 

  • notaboomer

    it would have been like a good baseball move for the mariners to have acquired kevin youkilis and $5m in cash and put youk at 1st base in lieu of justin smoak but no fire. and we couldn’t have that in seattle, could we?

  • notaboomer

    it would have been like a good baseball move for the mariners to have acquired kevin youkilis and $5m in cash and put youk at 1st base in lieu of justin smoak but no fire. and we couldn’t have that in seattle, could we?

  • notaboomer

    in 11 games with chisox, youk is
    .310
    .370
    .476

  • notaboomer

    in 11 games with chisox, youk is
    .310
    .370
    .476