BY SPNW Staff 08:59AM 07/20/2012

#95: Mariners Take Bad Memory Into Tampa

Mariners were swept in four last time in the Trop, where they play this weekend, then return for a 10-day, 10-game home stand.

Carlos Pena is batting a career-low .196 for Tampa Bay, but leads the club with 14 home runs. / Wiki Commons

GAME: Mariners (40-54, 4th, AL West, – 16.5 GB) at Rays (48-45, 4th, AL East, – 9.5 GB). GAME #: 95. SERIES: 1st of 3 games. MEETING: 5th (Rays lead 4-0). WHEN: Friday, 4:10 p.m., Tropicana Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (Seattle, 1-2, 5.13) vs. RHP James Shields (Tampa Bay, 8-6, 4.44). STREAKS: Mariners W 1; Rays W 1. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.

The Mariners take a ton of offensive momentum — 31 runs, 50 hits, eight homers in their series in Kansas City — into Tampa Bay, where they play three starting Friday. The Mariners will also take into the series a bad memory: the last time Seattle visited Tropicana Field, April 30-May 3, the Mariners were swept 4-0, outscored by an aggregate of 15-10.

Two of the pitchers who defeated Seattle in that spring series, James Shields and Matt Moore, will throw against the Mariners, Shields leading things off when he opposes Hisashi Iwakuma. Last time, Shields whiffed a season-high 11 and the Rays won 5-4.

Iwakuma, a converted reliever, has yet to win as a Seattle starter. A closer look at Friday’s probables:

MARINERS: RHP Hisashi Iwakuma (1-2, 5.13  ERA, 1.46 WHIP)

Hisashi Iwakuma

The 31-year-old Iwakuma, in his first major league season, will be making his third start and first against the Rays. Iwakuma, who started the season as a reliever and then stretched out to become a starter during a minor league assignment, is coming off a 4-0 loss to the Texas Rangers at Safeco Field July 15.

A native of Tokyo, the 6-3, 190-pound Iwakuma signed with the Mariners as a free agent Jan. 5, following an 11-year career in his native country. Iwakuma pitched for Osaka Kintetsu from 2001-04, and for Rakuten from 2005-11. His record was 107-69, 3.25 ERA.

In 2004, Iwakuma started out 12-0 en route to a 15-2 record and 3.45 ERA. He had his only 20-win season in 2008 when he went 21-4, 1.87 ERA in 28 starts. Iwakuma won Japan’s equivalent of the Cy Young award.

In 2008, Iwakuma was named the Pacific League Most Valuable Player and also named an NPB All-Star.

Iwakuma played in the 2004 Athens Olympics and in the 2009 World Baseball Classic, where he won a gold medal.

  • LAST START: July 15 vs. Texas at Safeco Field, lost 4-0; allowed four earned runs on seven hits over 5.0 innings; no strikeouts, three walks, allowed one home run.
  • LAST VS. RAYS: Never pitched.
  • CAREER VS. RAYS: No record.
  • AT TROPICANA FIELD: Never pitched.
  • LOVES/HATES TO FACE: Has not faced any member of the Rays.

Iwakuma / 2012

  • June 16 (W, 1-0): Worked 2.0 innings of relief in a 7-5 win over the San Francisco Giants; did not allow a hit or a run in the first win of his major league career.
  • June 27 (L, 1-1): Suffered his first career loss in first career start by allowing one earned run on one hit in a 2-1 setback to Oakland; no strikeouts or walks.
  • July 2 (ND, 1-1): Allowed three earned runs on three hits in 5.0 innings in a 6-3 win over Baltimore; struck out four, walked three.
  • July 15 (L, 1-2): Allowed four earned runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings; no strikeouts, three walks, allowed one home run.

RAYS: RHP James Shields (8-6, 4.44 ERA, 1.48 WHIP)

James Shields

The 30-year-old Shields, in his seventh major league season, all with Tampa Bay, will be making his 20th start season and his second against the Mariners.

A native of Newhall, CA., the 6-4, 215-pound Shields attended Hart High School in Newhall, CA. The Rays selected him in the 16th round of the 2000 amateur draft.

He pitched in 93 minor league games in the Tampa system from 2000-06, and made his major league debut May 31, 2006, in a 6-5 loss to Baltimore at Camden Yards; allowed five runs on nine hits in 5.0 innings and received a no-decision.

Shields went 6-8, 4.84 in 2006 and became a fixture in Tampa Bay’s rotation in 2007, when he made 31 starts, posting a 12-8 record and 3.85 ERA.

Shields won 14 games in 2008, 11 in 2009, 13 in 2010 and a career-high 16 (16-12) last year, when he posted a 2.82 ERA in 33 starts.

He led the American League in complete games in 2010 (11), when he also led the league in home runs allowed with 34. Shields made the American League All-Star team in 2011.

Shields has a career record of 80-69, 4.00 ERA.

  • 2012: Shields has pitched into the seventh inning in 10 of his 19 starts. Shields had two notable starts, April 16 at Boston, when he allowed no runs on four hits over 8.1 innings in Tampa’s 1-0 victory, and June 16 vs. Miami when he when he did not allow an earned run in 7.2 innings. He has allowed four or more earned runs in a start eight times.
  • LAST START: July 15 vs. Boston, lost 7-3; allowed six earned runs on 11 hits in 5.0 innings; struck out five, walked three and allowed a pair of home runs.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: May 2 at Tropicana Field, defeated Seattle 5-4 to improve to 5-0; allowed four earned runs on four hits in 6.0 innings; fanned a season-high 11, walked four and gave up two home runs, both to Kyle Seager.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 4-4 record, 3.86 ERA in 12 starts, covering 82.1 innings; has ceded 35 earned runs over that span and been dinged for 15 home runs.
  • AT TROPICANA FIELD: 42-30, 3.47 ERA in 103 games, all starts, in 708.2 innings, covering 708.2 innings; fans 8.0 batters per 9 innings; has allowed 74 home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Brendan Ryan (0-for-5, .000 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Kyle Seager (4-for-5, .667 BA), Chone Figgins (11-for-32, .344 BA), Ichiro (13-for-13, .333 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. SHIELDS: 48-for-140, .343 BA, seven home runs, 40 strikeouts.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 55 36 .604 29-16 26-20 5-5 Lost 1
Angels 50 43 .538 6.0 25-18 25-25 4-6 Lost 2
Athletics 48 44 .522 7.5 26-21 22-23 8-2 Won 2
Mariners 40 54 .426 16.5 17-27 23-27 5-5 Won 1

MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT ROAD TRIP: Four at Kansas City, three at Tampa Bay Friday-Sunday.
  • MARINERS VS. RAYS: Mariners are 69-60 all-time vs. Kansas City, including 32-29 at Tropicana Field. Mariners were swept in a four-game series April 30-May 3. Mariners also lost the 2011 season series 5-3 and have not taken a season series from the Rays since 2007 (6-3). Mariners have not swept a three-game series at Tropicana Field since Sept. 18-20, 2000. Tampa Bay last swept Seattle in a three-game series at Tropicana Field Aug. 19-21, 2011.
  • LOG: By taking three of four in Kansas City, the Mariners won their first series in more than a month . . . Scored 31 runs, had 50 hits and ripped eight home runs . . . The Mariners have scored more road runs (251) than any team in the American League, and are second in average road runs per game (5.02), while ranking last in home scoring . . . With his victory, Felix Hernandez lowered his ERA to 2.82 . . . Over his last seven starts, Hernandez is 4-0 with a 1.36 ERA . . . Hernandez fanned only three, but leads the major leagues with 143 strikeouts . . . Jesus Montero, who had three hits Thursday, went 10-for-17 in the Kansas City series. His long ball (ninth) was his first since June 16 . . . The Mariners faced a left-handed starting pitcher for the fifth consecutive game, the first time that’s happened since July 23-28, 2009 . . . RHP Erasmo Ramirez , who went on the disabled list July 1 with a mild elbow strain, threw a bullpen session Thursday and will pitch a simulated game this weekend.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 11, Split 1, Lost 18 . . . 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: 12-12; vs. AL West: 15-18; vs. LAA: 2-5; vs. Oak: 7-6; vs. Tex: 6-7; vs. NL West: 8-10; vs. Interleague: 8-10 . . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 17.5, July 15 . . . 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: 5, April 30 at Tampa Bay, Elliott Johnson, RBI single in 12th off BrandonLeague; 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; July 7, at Oakland, Josh Reddick run-scoring double off Oliver Perez in 13th; July 18 at Kansas City, Billy Butler, home run off Josh Kinney in bottom 9th . . . Times Opponent Shut out: 6; Times Shut out by Opponent: 11; Comeback Wins: 11; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 24 Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank 13th (AL) in runs (377), 12th in hits (747), ninth in doubles (146), sixth in triples (17) and 12th in home runs (82) . . . Rank 12th in batting average (.234), 14th in on-base percentage (.295), 14th in slugging (.367) and 14th in OPS (.662) . . . batting 172-for-718 (.240) with runners in scoring position after going 2-for-9 Thursday . . . Batting Average: Casper Wells, .273; Hits: Ichiro, 103; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 52; Home Runs: Justin Smoak, 13; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 58 . . . 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 sixth in ERA (3.96), sixth in hits allowed (779), seventh in runs allowed (391), 12th in home runs allowed (107), fifth in walks (265) and sixth in strikeouts (690) . . . Games: Brandon League, Tom Wilhelmsen, 41; Starts: Jason Vargas, Felix Hernandez, 20; Wins: Vargas 9; ERA: Hernandez 2.82; Complete Games: Hernandez 2 . . . Shutouts: Hernandez 2; Saves: League 9.
  • ICHIRO (2-for-5 Thursday) has 782 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 July 18 marked the 230th of his major league career . . . Ranks 90th on career hits list (2,531) and needs 13 to tie No. 89 George Van Haltren (2,544) . . . 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); LHP Charlie Furbush (15-day, July 19, triceps).
  • 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; July 4, Chris Tillman recorded first win of the year in a 4-2 Baltimore win by allowing two runs over 8.1 innings; July 13, Adrian Beltre two-run HR off Kevin Millwood in a 3-2 Texas win at Safeco Field; July 15, Beltre had three hits and two RBIs in a 4-0 Texas win over Seattle at Safeco Field.

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
40-54 17-27 23-27 9-19 30-37 27-37 13-17 28-23 10-31

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.234 .196 .261 377 82 .295 .367 .662 .240

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
40-54 3.96 841.0 391 369 107 .247 .309 .401

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
7/20 Fri at TB Hisashi Iwakuma (1-2, 5.13) vs. James Shields (8-6, 4.44)
7/21 Sat at TB Jason Vargas (9-7, 4.09) vs. Alex Cobb (4-6, 4.92)
7/22 Sun at TB Blake Beavan (4-6, 6.06) vs. Matt Moore (6-6, 4.39)

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 (6-8)

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 7/4 vs. Bal L, 4-2 35-49 W: Tillman (1-0); L: Noesi (2-11)
85 7/6 at Oak L, 4-2 35-50 W: Norberto (1-1); L: Perez (0-1)
86 7/7 at Oak W, 7-1 36-50 W: Vargas (8-7); L: Parker (5-4)
87 7/8 at Oak L, 2-1 36-51 W: Norberto (2-1); L: Perez (0-2)
88 7/13 vs. Tex L, 3-2 36-52 W: Holland (6-4); L: Millwood (3-7)
89 7/14 vs. Tex W, 7-0 37-52 W: Hernandez (7-5); L: Darvish (10-6)
90 7/15 vs. Tex L, 4-0 37-53 W: Harrison (12-4); L: Iwakuma (1-2)
91 7/16 at KC W, 9-4 38-53 W: Vargas (9-7); L: Sanchez (1-6)
92 7/17 at KC W, 9-6 39-53 W: Beavan (4-6): L: Verdugo (0-1)
93 7/18 at KC L, 8-7 39-54 W: Holland (4-2); L: Kinney (0-1)
94 7/19 at KC W, 6-1 40-54 W: Hernandez (8-5); L: Smith (0-1)
95 7/20 at TB
96 7/21 at TB
97 7/22 at TB
98 7/23 vs. NYY
99 7/24 vs. NYY
100 7/25 vs. NYY
101 7/26 vs. KC
102 7/27 vs. KC
103 7/28 vs. KC
104 7/29 vs. KC
105 7/30 vs. Tor
106 7/31 vs. Tor


YourThoughts

  • Bayviewherb

    How can Ichiro’s 13 for 13 come out .333

  • Bayviewherb

    How can Ichiro’s 13 for 13 come out .333

  • notaboomer

    i thought the 95 mariners were a good memory? the only good memory. 

  • notaboomer

    i thought the 95 mariners were a good memory? the only good memory. 

  • notaboomer

    jay buhner is the mariners’ reggie jackson. except nobody outside the sound gives a damn what he says. 

  • notaboomer

    jay buhner is the mariners’ reggie jackson. except nobody outside the sound gives a damn what he says.