BY SPNW Staff 09:27AM 07/27/2012

#102: Mariners Eye Another Royals Flush Friday

Vargas pitches another July gem to beat Royals Thursday, setting up well for the Mariners’ traditional trade of quality pitching as the deadline approaches Tuesday.

Outfielder Carlos Peguero's playing time has increased with Ichiro's move to the New York Yankees. Peguero had a run-scoring double Thursday. / Drew McKenzie, Sportspress Northwest

GAME: Royals (41-57, 4th, AL Central, – 12.0 GB at Mariners (44-57, 4th, AL West, – 16.0 GB). GAME #: 102. SERIES: 2nd of 4 games. MEETING: 6th (Mariners lead 4-1). WHEN: Friday, 7:10 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Jeremy Guthrie (Kansas City, 3-10, 6.49) vs. RHP Blake Beavan (Seattle, 5-6, 5.44). STREAKS: Mariners W 1; Royals L 2. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.

If the Mariners are going to deal Jason Vargas before Tuesday’s non-waiver trading deadline, his start for the Mariners Thursday night would be a memorable exit. Vargas breezed through the Royals, giving up just one run over 8.0 innings while improving to 4-0, 1.46 in five July starts and 10-2, 2.76 in 14 starts after a Mariners loss.

“I hope that what I can do out on the field is worth them keeping me here,” Vargas said after his gem. “Obviously it means you’re doing all right if they’re talking about other teams wanting you, but this is where I want to stay. This is a great city, I love the organization, I love my teammates, I love the staff — I can’t say any more than that. It’s home to me.”

Speaking of home, the Mariners usually save their worst for Safeco Field, but play at their best when the opponent is Kansas City. That trend continued Thursday when the Mariners racked up 11 hits.

In five games against the Royals this season, Seattle is batting .324 (61-for-188) with 23 extra-base hits, including eight home runs, four triples and 11 doubles. Mariners have scored 35 runs in those games.

Their target Friday is Jeremy Guthrie, who is 3-10, 6.35 split between Colorado and Kansas City, including 0-1, 9.00 with the Royals. Guthrie will oppose Blake Beavan, who has won both of his starts since his recall from AAA Tacoma. A closer look:

MARINERS: RHP Blake Beavan (5-6, 5.44 ERA, 1.29 WHIP)

Blake Beavan

The 23-year-old Beavan, in his second major league season and second with the Mariners, makes  his 15th start overall and his second against the Royals. Beavan defeated Kansas City 9-6 July 17 at Kauffman Stadium and is coming off a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays July 22 at Tropicana Field.

A native of Irving, TX., the 6-7, 240-pound Beavan was drafted by the Texas Rangers in the first round (17th pick) of the 2007 amateur draft.

After pitching in the minor leagues from 2008-11, Beavan made his major league debut July 3 against the San Diego Padres. He worked 7 IP, allowed three hits, two walks and one earned run in a 3-1 victory at Safeco Field.

Beavan became a Mariner July 9, 2010, when the Rangers traded him, along with Matthew Lawson (minors), Josh Lueke and Justin Smoak to Seattle for Cliff Lee, Mark Lowe and cash.

Beavan had 15 starts for the Mariners in 2011, compiled a 5-6 record, and has a career mark of 10-12, 4.83 ERA.

  • LAST START: July 22 at Tampa Bay, defeated the Rays 2-1; allowed one earned run on four hits in 8.0 innings; struck out five and did not walk a batter; threw 101 pitches, 70 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. ROYALS: July 17 at Kansas City, won 9-6; allowed five earned runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings; struck out three, no walks or home runs; 94 pitches, 58 for strikes.
  • CAREER VS. ROYALS: 2-0, 5.84 ERA in two games, both starts, covering 12.1 innings; six strikeouts to no walks; 1.27 WHIP; 4.4 strikeouts per nine innings; one home run.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 5-6, 5.10 ERA in 14 starts covering 83.0 innings; 31 strikeouts to 16 walks; 3.4 strikeouts per nine innings; 15 home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Billy Butler (1-for-6, .167 BA), Jeff Francoeur (1-for-5, .200 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Alex Gordon (3-for-7, .429 BA), Alcides Escobar (2-for-6, .333 BA), Mike Moustakas (2-for-6, .333 BA), Salvador Perez (2-for-6, .333 BA).
  • CURRENT ROYALS VS. BEAVAN: 15-for-49, .306 BA, one home runs, five strikeouts.

Beavan / 2012

  • April 12 (L, 0-1): Worked 6.1 innings and allowed one earned run, but couldn’t overcome the start by Texas’ Neftali Feliz, who had eight shutout innings.
  • April 15 (W, 1-1): Outdueled Graham Godfrey in a 5-3 win over the Oakland Athletics; three earned runs on six hits over 7.0 innings; seven ground-ball outs and 16 fly-ball outs.
  • April 21 (L, 1-2): Loser in Philip Humber’s perfect game at Safeco Field; allowed three runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings; one home run among his 101 pitches, 70 for strikes.
  • April 27 (ND, 1-2): Allowed three earned runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings, taking a no-decision in Seattle’s 9-5 win at Toronto.
  • May 2 (L, 1-3): Suffered a 5-4 loss to Tampa after allowing five earned runs on seven hits in 5.1 innings; struck out one, walked two and gave up two home runs (Sean Rodriguez, Luke Scott); threw 86 pitches, 51 for strikes.
  • May 7 (ND, 1-3): Took a no-decision in a 3-2 Seattle victory over Detroit; left the game in the third inning when struck by a drive from Miguel Cabrera; allowed one earned run on four hits prior to the injury.
  • May 15 (L, 1-4): At Fenway Park, was the losing pitcher in Seattle’s 5-0 setback; struck out four, walked two.
  • May 20 (W, 2-4): At Coors Field, defeated the Rockies 6-4; allowed two runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings; struck out seven, walked one and allowed one home run; threw 82 pitches, 52 for strikes.
  • May 25 (ND, 2-4): At Safeco Field, lost to the Angels 6-4; allowed three earned runs on five hits over 7.0 innings; struck out one, walked two; one home run; fifth quality start of the season.
  • May 30 (W, 3-4): At Texas, was the winning pitcher in 21-8 win; allowed five earned runs on eight hits in 6.0 innings; struck out two, walked none.
  • June 5 (L, 3-5): At Texas, lost 6-1 after allowing six earned runs on 10 hits in 5.0 innings; struck out two and walked one and surrendered a season-high three home runs.
  • June 10 (L, 3-6): vs. Los Angeles Dodgers, lost 8-2; allowed six earned runs on five hits in 2.0 innings; no strikeouts, two walks; one home run; demoted to Tacoma after the loss.
  • July 17 (W, 4-6): At Kansas City, won 9-6; allowed five earned runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings; struck out three, did not walk a batter or allow a home run; 94 pitches, 58 for strikes.
  • July 22 (W, 5-6): At Tampa Bay, defeated the Rays 2-1; allowed one earned run on four hits in 8.0 innings; struck out five and did not walk a batter; threw 101 pitches, 70 for strikes.

ROYALS: RHP Jeremy Guthrie (3-10, 6.49 ERA, 1.67 WHIP)

Jeremy Guthrie

The 33-year-old Guthrie, in his ninth major league season and first with the Royals, makes his 20th appearance and 17th start, first against the Mariners. Guthrie, who began the season with the Colorado Rockies, is coming off a 7-5 loss to the Minnesota Twins July 22.

A native of Roseburg, OR., the 6-1, 205-pound Guthrie attended Ashland High School in Ashland, OR, and attended Stanford University. The Cleveland Indians drafted Guthrie in the first round (22nd overall pick) of the 2002 amateur draft.

Guthrie pitched in Cleveland’s minor league system until Aug. 28, 2004, when he made his major league debut in a 5-3 loss to the Chicago White Sox. Working in relief of one-time Mariner Cliff Lee, Guthrie pitched one inning, didn’t allow a hit or a run and did not factor in the decision.

Guthrie appeared in 16 games for the Indians from 2004-06 without becoming involved in a decision, at which point the Indians waived him. Baltimore signed him as a free agent and he pitched for the club through 2011.

Guthrie recorded double digits in victories in 2008 (10), 2009 (10) and 2010 (11), but twice led the American League in losses in that span, dropping 17 in both 2009 and 2011.

On Feb. 6, 2012, the Orioles traded Guthrie to the Colorado Rockies for Jason Hammel and Matt Lindstrom. After Guthrie started the 2012 season 3-9 for the Rockies, they swapped him to Kansas City for Jonathan Sanchez, who has since been designated for assignment (after the Mariners roughed him up last week).

  • 2012: Guthrie has worked into the seventh innings only four times. He had his best outing, working for Colorado, April 22 against Milwaukee when he allowed one earned run over 7.0 innings in a 4-1 Rockies victory. Guthrie has been rocked for six or more earned runs five times.
  • LAST START: July 22 vs. Minnesota, allowed five earned runs on four hits in 5.0 innings ; struck out four, walked three and allowed one home run; threw 96 pitches, 61 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: May 31, 2011, pitching for Baltimore, lost to the Mariners and Chris Ray 3-2 at Safeco Field; allowed three earned runs on five hits over 8.0 innings and fanned nine.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 2-6, 4.22 ERA in 10 games, all starts, covering 64.0 innings; 33 strikeouts to 18 walks; 1.17 WHIP; 4.6 strikeouts per nine innings; 12 home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 2-2, 2.45 ERA in five games, all starts, covering 33.0 innings; 5.2 strikeouts per nine innings; 19 strikeouts vs. 13 walks; three home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Carlos Peguero (0-for-3, .000 BA), Michael Saunders (0-for-3, .000 BA), John Jaso (3-for-16, .188 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Brendan Ryan (3-for-7, .429 BA), Chone Figgins (7-for-20, .350 BA), Dustin Ackley (1-for-3, .333 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. GUTHRIE: 21-for-77, five home runs, 13 strikeouts.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 58 39 .598 31-17 27-22 5-5 Won 1
Angels 54 45 .545 5.0 29-20 25-25 5-5 Won 1
Athletics 53 45 .541 5.5 29-21 24-24 8-2 Lost 1
Mariners 44 57 .436 16.0 19-29 25-28 6-4 Won 1

MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. New York Yankees (Monday-Wednesday), four vs. Kansas City Royals (Thursday-Sunday), three vs. Toronto Blue Jays (July 30-Aug. 1).
  • HOME STAND PROMOTIONS: Friday – KUBE 93 Hosts Friday Night Live: Seattle Hits and Hip Hop radio station KUBE 93 teams up with the Mariners for their Friday Night Live series. KUBE 93 radio personality Eric Powers will broadcast live from The ‘Pen before the game . . . Saturday – Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson will be inducted into the Mariners Hall of Fame, becoming the fifth and sixth members enshrined. First 20,000 fans will take home a dual bobblehead featuring the most celebrated battery in club history courtesy of ROOT SPORTS . . . Mariners Care Silent Auction: Every Saturday home game the Mariners host a Silent Auction to benefit Mariners Care. Select memorabilia including autographed baseballs, game-used bats, autographed jerseys worn in the Mariners TV commercials and other items. Fans can go to Section 128 to participate . . . Sunday – King’s Court will be in session as Felix Hernandez takes the mound. For $30, fans will get a ticket to the game in a special section, a special King Felix T-shirt and a ‘K’ card. Tickets: Mariners.com/Felix . . . Senior Special Day – Fans 60 and over receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats. Available at the Safeco Field box office and Mariners Team Stores with a valid ID. One ticket per senior per game . . . Kids Run the Bases: Following the game, all youngsters 14 and under are invited down to the field to run the Safeco Field bases thanks to KeyBank.
  • MARINERS VS. ROYALS: Mariners are 192-211 all-time vs. the Yankees, including 32-21 at Safeco Field. Mariners played a four-game series in Kansas City July 16-19, winning three of the four and are now 4-1 against Kansas City this season. Mariners lost the 2011 season series 3-5 and last took a season series from the Royals in 2010. Mariners have never swept a four-game series from Kansas City in Seattle. Kansas City’s last four-game sweep in Seattle occurred Aug. 17-20, 1989.
  • LOG: The win by Jason Vargas was his 11th, a career single-season high. Vargas allowed only a fourth-inning double (Billy Butler), struck out five and walked three. Kansas City did not get a runner to second base against him until the fourth inning . . . Vargas has taken the mound in 14 of his 22 starts this season following a Seattle loss and has a 10-2 record with a 2.76 ERA in those games. Vargas is 4-0 with a 1.46 ERA in five July starts . . . Vargas has pitched six consecutive quality starts, most on the club this season . . . Over the past eight games, Seattle starters are 5-1 with a 1.79 ERA . . . Closer Tom Wilhelmsen has 12 saves in 14 opportunities . . . Mariners limited foes to two or fewer hits for the fifth time this season . . . In five games against the Royals this season, Seattle is batting .324 (61-for-188) with 23 extra-base hits, including eight home runs, four triples and 11 doubles. Mariners have scored 35 runs in those games . . . Mariners have scored in the first inning in six of its past seven games . . . Mike Carp collected his first hit since his July 24 return from Tacoma, snapping an 0-for-7 skid. Carp went 3-for-4 with two RBIs as Seattle banged 11 hits after collecting just three against the Yankees Wednesday . . . Dustin Ackley’s single leading off the game snapped his 0-for-20 streak . . . The Mariners scored four runs but went 3-for-14 with runners in scoring position and left 11 men stranded . . . Starter Hisashi Iwakuma left the team and returned to Japan until Saturday for personal reasons. Iwakuma is expected to make his next start Monday . . . Mariners announced Thursday that former Mariner Alvin Davis had joined the club as a roving minor league instructor. Davis played for the Mariners from 1984-91, earning the nickname “Mr. Mariner.” AL Rookie of the Year in 1984, in 1997, Davis became the first inductee into the Mariners Hall of Fame.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 12, Split 1, Lost 19 . . . 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: 8-17; vs. AL Central: 13-12; 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: 6, 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; July 20, at Tampa Bay, Ben Zobrist double off Tom Wilhelmsen in bottom 14th. . . Times Opponent Shut out: 6; Times Shut out by Opponent: 11; Comeback Wins: 11; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 25; Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank 13th (AL) in runs (395), 12th in hits (788), 11th in doubles (154), sixth in triples (18) and 13th in home runs (84) . . . Rank 13th in batting average (.229), 14th in on-base percentage (.292), 14th in slugging (.358) and 14th in OPS (.650) . . . batting 184-for-765 (.241) with runners in scoring position after going 3-for-14 Thursday . . . Batting Average: John Jaso, .288; Hits: Michael Saunders, 85; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 55; Home Runs: Justin Smoak, 13; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 60 . . 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 (3.83), sixth in hits allowed (830), sixth in runs allowed (409), 10th in home runs allowed (111), sixth in walks (288) and fourth in strikeouts (748) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 46; Starts: Jason Vargas, 22; Wins: Vargas 11; ERA: Hernandez 2.80; Complete Games: Hernandez 2 . . . Shutouts: Hernandez 2; Saves: Wilhelmsen, 10.
  • ICHIRO: Batting .250 (3-for-12) since joining the Yankees; finished his Seattle career with 782 multi-hit games, 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 hit list with 2,536, eight shy of No. 89 George Van Haltren (2,544) . . . Had 37 leadoff home runs, No. 6 all time, one shy of Jimmy Rollins for No. 5 . . . Recorded 99 outfield assists . . . Hit 99 career home runs, 97 as a leadoff hitter, one batting second, one batting third.
  • ICHIRO FAREWELL STATEMENT: “I would like to express my gratitude to the fans. Thank you for the last 11 1/2 years. Starting in 2001, whether the team played well or bad, whether I played good or bad, I am overcome with emotion when I think about my times and feelings when that time was spent together with the fans. During all those times, the fans were a big foundation for me.
  • 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), 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; July 23, Four ex-Mariners played roles in beating the Mariners 4-1: Ichiro, traded 3 1/2 hours before the opening pitch, singled and stole his 16th base; Alex Rodriguez belted his 40th career home run at Safeco Field; Raul Ibanezhad an RBI single; Rafael Soriano notched the save; July 26, Soriano notched his 26th save in New York’s 5-2 win over the Mariners 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.
  • July 23: Mariners trade Ichiro, face of the franchise for 11 1/2 years, to the Yankees for two prospects and cash considerations. Ichiro made his debut against Seattle with the Yankees at Safeco field and went 1-for-4 with a stolen base.

MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN

Rec. Home Road Day Night vs. RHP vs. LHP Hit HR No HR
44-57 19-29 25-28 10-20 33-39 30-40 14-17 29-24 13-33

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.229 .196 .255 395 84 .292 .358 .650 .241

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
43-57 3.83 908.1 409 386 111 .244 .308 .395

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
7/27 Fri vs. KC Blake Beavan (5-6, 5.54) vs. Jeremy Guthrie (3-10, 6.49)
7/28 Sat vs. KC Kevin Millwood (3-8, 4.13) vs. Bruce Chen (7-8, 5.54)
7/29 Sun vs. KC Felix Hernandez (9-5, 2.80) vs. Will Smith (1-3, 7.97)

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 (10-11)

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 L, 4-3 40-55 W: McGee (3-2); L: Wilhelmsen (3-2)
96 7/21 at TB W, 2-1 41-55 W: Vargas (10-7); L: Cobb (4-7)
97 7/22 at TB W, 2-1 42-55 W: Beavan (2-1); L: Moore (6-7)
98 7/23 vs. NYY L, 4-1 42-56 W: Kuroda (10-7); L: Millwood (3-8)
99 7/24 vs. NYY W, 4-2 43-56 W: Hernandez (9-5); L: Garcia (4-4)
100 7/25 vs. NYY L, 5-2 43-57 W: Phelps (2-3); L: Luetge (1-1)
101 7/26 vs. KC W, 4-1 44-57 W: Vargas (11-7); L: Mendoza (4-7)
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

Comments are closed.