BY SPNW Staff 07:35AM 07/08/2012

#87: Mariners End Abysmal First Half Sunday

Mariners have lost 17 of 26 since the combined no-hitter, but have a chance for a series win Sunday to close out the first half.

Rookie Yoenis Cespedes of Oakland hit nine home runs this season, five against the Mariners, who conclude the first half of the season Sunday. / Wiki Commons

GAME: Mariners (36-50, 4th, AL West, – 15.5 GB) at Athletics (42-43, 3rd, AL West, – 9.0 GB). GAME #: 87. SERIES: 3rd of 3 games. MEETING: 13th (Mariners lead 7-5). WHEN: Sunday, 1:07, Oakland Coliseum. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Felix Hernandez (Seattle, 6-5, 3.26) vs. RHP Bartolo Colon (Oakland, 6-7, 4.05). STREAKS: Mariners W 1; Athletics L 1. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.

Mariners manager Eric Wedge, who promised Friday to shake up his lineup in an attempt to get his moribund offense untracked, started the tweaking Saturday by returning Dustin Ackley to the lead-off role and sliding Ichiro into the No. 2 slot. Ackley went 0-for-5, but Ichiro busted out of a career-worst 0-for-23 slump with a pair of hits and a stolen base in Seattle’s 7-1 romp over Oakland.

“I don’t want to just cruise into the break not trying to do everything we can do,” Wedge said after Saturday’s victory. “It’s one helluva frustrating process to sit down and put a lineup together right now because people aren’t doing their job. After a while, you’ve got to get tired of getting your teeth kicked in.”

The seven runs marked the most in a game since they tallied 10 in a 14-10 loss to Arizona June 20.

Seattle will close out the first half Sunday afternoon with a chance to win its 11th series. Sunday is “Turn Back The Clock,” and the Athletics will wear 1955 Oakland Oaks uniforms. The Mariners will wear 1955 Seattle Rainiers uniforms.

Felix Hernandez (6-5, 3.26) will pitch for Seattle and will opposed by Bartolo Colon, who recently had a stint in the DL. A closer look:

MARINERS: RHP Felix Hernandez (6-5, 3.26 ERA, 1.23 WHIP)

Felix Hernandez

The 25-year-old Hernandez, in his eighth major league season, all with the Mariners, will be making his 18th start and fourth against the Athletics. An All-Star for the third time in his career, Hernandez is 1-1 with a no-decision against Oakland this season and is coming off a no-decision against the Baltimore Orioles at Safeco Field July 3.

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

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

Hernandez has worked into the seventh inning in 12 of his 17 starts and into the eighth inning six times. Hernandez has two wins and a no-decision in his past three outings after not winning in four starts dating to May 21. Hernandez has a career record of 91-72, 3.24.

  • LAST START: July 3 at Safeco Field, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 5-4 loss to Baltimore; allowed four earned runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings; struck out eight, walked none; 60 of 92 pitches for strikes.
  • LAST VS. ATHLETICS: April 13 at Safeco Field, lost 4-0; allowed two earned runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings; struck out six, walked three in a 107-pitch effort.
  • CAREER VS. ATHLETICS: 13-5, 2.70 ERA in 24 starts, covering 166.2 innings; 161 strikeouts to 50 walks; 8.7 strikeouts per nine innings; 1.13 WHIP; 13 home runs.
  • AT OAKLAND COLISEUM: 6-2, 3.40 ERA in 12 starts, covering 82.0 innings; 70 strikeouts to 22 walks; 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings; 1.19 WHIP; eight home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Yoenis Cespedes (1-for-7, .143 BA), Coco Crisp (8-for-42, .190 BA), Josh Reddick (3-for-15, .200 BA), Brandon Inge (4-for-19, .211 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Kurt Suzuki (11-for-35, .314 BA), Cliff Pennington (10-for-34, .294 BA), Seth Smith (2-for-7, .286 BA).
  • CURRENT ATHLETICS VS. HERNANDEZ: 58-for-244, .238 BA, three home runs, 62 strikeouts.73,

Felix / 2012

  • March 28 (ND, 0-0): Pitched well enough to win season debut, but the Mariners and A’s battled through a 1-1 tie until the 11th when Seattle pushed across two runs to win 3-1, a Tokyo Dome contest that featured a home run and two RBIs by Dustin Ackley and a 4-for-5 performance by Ichiro.
  • April 7: (W, 1-0): Didn’t have best stuff — allowed six earned runs on eight hits over 6.1 IP — but 13 hits, 3 by Chone Figgins, staked him to a 6-0 lead.
  • April 13 (L, 1-1): Allowed two earned runs on seven hits over 7 IP, but lost to Bartolo Colon and the A’s 4-0; fanned six and walked two in a 107-pitch effort that included 69 strikes; had an equal number of ground ball and fly ball outs, 10.
  • April 19 (ND, 1-1): Gave up five hits and no runs in 8.0 innings vs. Cleveland at Safeco Field; had 12 strikeouts and one walk; Brandon League relieved and sustained a blown save and the 2-1 loss.
  • April 25 (W, 2-1): Defeated Detroit 9-1 at Comerica Park; allowed one earned run on four hits over 7.0 innings; three walks in the first inning.
  • April 30 (ND, 2-1) Took a no-decision in Seattle’s 3-2 loss to Tampa Bay when Brandon League blew the save and game; allowed one earned run on five hits over 8.0 innings; fanned nine and walked four; threw 106 pitches, 71 for strikes.
  • May 5 (W, 3-1): Beat Twins 7-0; allowed one hit over 8.0 innings, struck out nine and walked two; threw 107 pitches, 71 for strikes.
  • May 11 (L, 3-2): Lost 6-2 when Ibanez belted a three-run homer; allowed four earned runs on a season-high 11 hits; struck out seven, walked two.
  • May 16 (L, 3-3): At Cleveland, lost 9-3; gave up eight earned runs on a season-high 10 hits in just 3.2 innings; struck out three and walked three; threw 103 pitches, 60 for strikes.
  • May 21 (W, 4-3): Defeated the Rangers 6-1; allowed one run on six hits over 8.0 innings; struck out seven, walked two and allowed one home run.
  • May 26 (L, 4-4): At Safeco Field, lost to the Los Angeles Angels 5-3; allowed five earned runs on 10 hits over 6.0 innings; struck out seven and walked one; allowed two home runs.
  • June 1 (ND, 4-4): At Chicago, took a no-decision in a 7-4 loss to the White Sox; allowed four earned runs on five hits over 4.0 innings and surrendered a season-high three home runs.
  • June 12 (L, 4-5): At Safeco Field, lost to Padres 5-4; allowed five earned runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings; struck out three and walked three; threw 92 pitches, 56 for strikes.
  • June 23 (W, 5-5): At San Diego, defeated the Padres 5-1; allowed one earned run on six hits over 7.0 innings; struck out 10 and walked one; threw 94 pitches, 64 for strikes.
  • June 28 (W, 6-5): At Safeco Field, defeated Boston 1-0; threw a complete game, five-hitter with a season-high 13 strikeouts and just one walk; threw a season-high 128 pitches, 84 for strikes.
  • July 3 (ND, 6-5): At Safeco Field, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 5-4 loss to Baltimore; allowed four earned runs on eight hits in 5.1 innings; struck out eight, walked none; 60 of 92 pitches for strikes.

ATHLETICS: RHP Bartolo Colon (6-7, 4.05 ERA, 1.28 WHIP)

Bartolo Colon

The 38-year-old Colon, in his 15th major league season and first with the Athletics, will be making his 17th start of the season and his fourth against the Mariners. Colon is coming off a no-decision in Oakland’s 3-2 win over Boston July 3.

A native of the Dominican Republic., the 5-11, 267-pound Colon was signed by the Cleveland Indians as an amateur free agent in 1993.

He made his debut with the Indians April 4, 1997, receiving a no-decision in an 8-6 loss to the California Angels. He allowed four runs on six hits.

Colon pitched for Cleveland from 1997-02, then  was traded to the Montreal Expos in a deal that also involved former Mariner Cliff Lee (2010). Colon pitched one year for the Chicago White Sox (2003), four years for the Angels (2004-07), a year with Boston (2008), another year with the White Sox (2009) and one year with the Yankees (2011). Colon did not pitch in 2010 due to injury.

A two-time All-Star (1998, 2005), Colon has won 20 or more games twice, with a best of 21-8 in 2005. He led the American League in complete games in 2003 with 9.

Colon has a career 167-120 record, with a 4.09 ERA.

  • 2012: Colon has pitched into the seventh inning in seven of his 16 starts and is 2-1 against the Mariners this season. He had one of his best outings of the year April 13, holding the Mariners to three hits over 7.0 innings in Oakland’s 4-0 victory. Colon also had one of his worst starts of the season against the Mariners  April 7, when Seattle shelled him for seven runs in its 8-7 victory.
  • LAST START: July 3 vs. Boston, took a no-decision in Oakland’s 3-2 win over the Red Sox; allowed one earned run on five hits in 6.0 innings; struck out three and walked one.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: April 13 at Safeco Field, defeated Seattle 4-0; allowed three hits over 7.0 innings; struck out five and walked one.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 16-12, 4.10 ERA in 32 games, all starts, covering 200.0 innings; 137 strikeouts to 47 walks; 6.2 strikeouts per nine innings; 1.22 WHIP; 18 home runs.
  • AT OAKLAND COLISEUM: 6-6, 3.94 ERA in 14 games, including 13 starts, covering 77.2 innings; 50 strikeouts to 15 walks; 1.12 WHIP; nine home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Kyle Seager (1-for-8, .125 BA), Miguel Olivo (2-for-15, .133 BA), Dustin Ackley (2-for-9, .222 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Chone Figgins (5-for-15, .333 BA), Ichiro (24-for-79, .304 BA, 3 HRs, 8 RBIs).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. COLON: 40-for-160, .250 BA, four home runs, 28 strikeouts.

LAST GAME

Mariners 7, Athletics 1

AT OAKLAND (July 7:): Jason Vargas threw a seven-hitter for his first win in more than a month, the Mariners snapped a three game losing streak, and ended Oakland’s five-game losing streak. Kyle Seager drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double, Brendan Ryan added a two-RBI double and Ichiro had two hits, snapping a career-worst 0-for-23 slide. “That’s what we’ve been looking for,” said manager Eric Wedge. “That was a complete ball game.” Vargas tossed his sixth career complete game, striking out six and walking one. He was backed up by a club-record matching four double plays. Casper Wells homered to help Vargas snap a five-game winless streak.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 51 34 .600 28-16 23-18 5-5 Won 1
Angels 47 38 .553 4.0 24-18 23-20 5-5 Won 1
Athletics 42 43 .494 9.0 23-20 19-23 6-4 Lost 1
Mariners 36 50 .419 15.5 16-25 20-25 4-6 Won 1

MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT ROAD TRIP: After Sunday the Mariners are off  for the All-Star break. The Mariners will begin the second half Friday  hosting the Texas Rangers for three games.
  • MARINERS VS. ATHLETICS: Mariners are 218-293 all-time vs. the Athletics, including 93-164 at Oakland Coliseum. Mariners are 7-5 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: Jason Vargas won for the first time since June 4 at Anaheim . . . Only negative to Vargas’ outing: He allowed his 23rd home run, tops in the majors . . . Ichiro (2-for-5) was mired in an 0-for-23 funk since a seventh-inning single June 30 at Boston. After his single in the fifth, Ichiro stole his 12th base . . . Ichiro’s 0-for-23 marked the third time in his career that he’s had a hitless streak of 20 games or longer. His previous-longest drought: 0-for-22 from July 30-Aug. 5, 2005 . . . Manager Eric Wedge made a change at the top of the order, using Dustin Ackley in the leadoff slot and Ichiro at No. 2. Ackley went hitless in five trips . . . Mariners starter Erasmo Ramirez has a strained flexor bundle in his throwing elbow and won’t return to the rotation for his first start until after the All-Star break . . . The Mariners are likely to recall Blake Beavan from AAA to replace Ramirez . . . Wedge said he’s not yet prepared to set his pitching rotation coming out of the break, but did say that Hisashi Iwakuma would replace the demoted Hector Noesi.
  • 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: 14-15; vs. LAA: 2-5; vs. Oak: 7-5; 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 (336), 12th in hits (668), ninth in doubles (133), 10th in triples (12) and 12th in home runs (73) . . . Rank 13th in batting average (.230), 14th in on-base percentage (.293), 14th in slugging (.360) and 14th in OPS (.652) . . . batting 157-for-648 (.242) with runners in scoring position after going 2-for-5 Saturday . . . out-homered 100-73. . . left 531 men on base, opponents 522 . . . scored 336 runs, opponents 357 . . . scored 167 of 336 runs in the first four innings . . . Mariners 28-12 when scoring 4+ runs . . . Batting Average: Ichiro, .260; Hits: Ichiro, 91; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 45; Home Runs: Justin Smoak, 11; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 52 . . . 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 seventh in ERA (4.01), fifth in hits allowed (708), seventh in runs allowed (363), 12th in home runs allowed (100), sixth in walks (246) and sixth in strikeouts (641) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 39; Starts: Jason Vargas 19; Wins: Vargas 8; ERA: Felix Hernandez 3.26; Complete Games: Kevin Milwood 1, Hernandez 1,Vargas 1 . . . Shutouts: Millwood 1, Hernandez 1; Saves: League 9.
  • ICHIRO (2-for-5 Saturday) has 778 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 92nd on career hits list (2,519) and needs five 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),  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
36-50 16-25 20-25 8-17 27-35 25-35 11-15 24-22 10-28

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.230 .195 .258 336 73 .293 .360 .652 .242

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
36-50 4.01 767.0 363 341 100 .246 .309 .401

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
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: Beaven (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 W, 7-1 36-50 W: Vargas (8-7): L: Parker (5-4)
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

  • jafabian

    Network Associates Coliseum actually has slightly bigger dimensions than Safeco Field and a much larger foul territory.  That needs to be pointed out to the players the next time they start grousing on how Safeco isn’t kind to hitters.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1599001255 Adam Lewis

      Don’t forget the thick layer of marine air!

      • jafabian

         Oh yeah, can’t forget that.  I wonder how all the other teams on the West Coast and all the teams on the East Coast get past that?  Especially in Florida?

  • jafabian

    Network Associates Coliseum actually has slightly bigger dimensions than Safeco Field and a much larger foul territory.  That needs to be pointed out to the players the next time they start grousing on how Safeco isn’t kind to hitters.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1599001255 Adam Lewis

      Don’t forget the thick layer of marine air!

      • jafabian

         Oh yeah, can’t forget that.  I wonder how all the other teams on the West Coast and all the teams on the East Coast get past that?  Especially in Florida?