BY SPNW Staff 07:26AM 07/29/2012

#104: Mariners Look For Rare, 4-Game Sweep

Seattle starter Felix Hernandez won four of his past five starts and has the hapless Royals in his crosshairs Sunday,

Felix Hernandez, going for his 10th victory Sunday, can give the Mariners a four-game sweep of the Royals. / Drew Sellers, Sportspress Northwest

GAME: Royals (41-59, 5th, AL Central, – 14.0 GB) at Mariners (45-57, 4th, AL West, – 14.0 GB). GAME #: 104. SERIES: 4th of 4 games. MEETING: 8th (Mariners lead 6-1). WHEN: Sunday, 1:10 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: LHP Will Smith (Kansas City, 2-3, 6.26 ERA) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez (Seattle, 9-5, 2.80). STREAKS: Mariners W 3; Royals L 4. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: KIRO 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network.

With Felix Hernandez on the mound Sunday, the Mariners stand a good chance of doing something they haven’t done since April 19-22, 2001: sweep a four-game series at Safeco Field. The Mariners took the first three games from Kansas City, outscoring the Royals 14-5, and Hernandez will enter without a loss since June 12.

Since then, Hernandez has five wins and three no-decisions and has allowed one or fewer earned runs in six of nine starts. He will oppose Will Smith, whom the Mariners flogged July 19 in Kansas City. A closer look:

MARINERS: RHP Felix Hernandez (9-5, 2.80 ERA, 1.15 WHIP)

Felix Hernandez

The 25-year-old Hernandez, in his eighth major league season, all with the Mariners, makes his 22nd start and second against the Royals. An All-Star for the third time in his career, Hernandez defeated Kansas City 6-1 July 19 at Kauffman Stadium and is coming off a 4-2 win over the New York Yankees July 24 at Safeco Field.

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.

Hernandez 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 three-time American League All-Star (2009, 2011, 2012) and won the American League Cy Young award in 2010, when he went 13-12 with a 2.27 ERA.

Hernandez has worked into the seventh inning in 15 of his 19 starts and into the eighth inning eight times. Hernandez has four wins and two no-decisions in his past six outings after not winning in four starts dating to May 21.

Hernandez has allowed two or fewer runs in a game 13 times and has struck out 10 or more batters in a game four times.

Hernandez has a career record of 94-72, 3.20.

  • LAST START: July 24 at Safeco Field, defeated the New York Yankees 4-2; allowed two earned runs on four hits over 7.1 innings; struck out four, walked three; one home run.
  • LAST VS. ROYALS: July 19 at Kauffman Stadium, defeated the Royals 6-1;  one earned run on eight hits over 8.0 innings; struck out three and walked one, getting most of his outs on ground balls; threw 89 pitches, 65 for strikes.
  • CAREER VS. ROYALS: 4-3, 2.69 ERA in nine games, all starts, covering 60.1 innings; 57 strikeouts to 14 walks; 8.5 strikeouts per nine innings; three home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 49-32, 3.13 ERA in 112 starts, covering 774.2 innings; 735 strikeouts to 220 walks; 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings; 1.18 WHIP; 63 home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Yuniesky Betancourt (1-for-9, .111 BA), Alcides Escobar (1-for-6, .167 BA), Jarrod Dyson (1-for-5, .200 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Eric Hosmer (2-for-3, .667 BA), Salvador Perez (2-for-3, .667 BA), Chris Getz (2-for-6, .333 BA).
  • CURRENT ROYALS VS. HERNANDEZ: 17-for-74, .230 BA, one home run, 18 strikeouts.

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 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.
  • July 14 (W, 7-5): At Safeco Field, defeated Texas 7-0; three hits over 9.0 innings, fanned 12 and did not walk a batter; threw 107 pitches, 74 for strikes.
  • July 19 (W, 8-5): At Kauffman Stadium, defeated the Royals 6-1; one earned run on eight hits over 8.0 innings; struck out three and walked one, getting most of his outs on ground balls; threw 89 pitches, 65 for strikes.
  • July 24 (W, 9-5): At Safeco Field, defeated the New York Yankees 4-2; two earned runs on four hits over 7.1 innings; struck out four, walked three; one home run.

ROYALS: LHP Will Smith (2-3, 6.26 ERA, 1.42 WHIP)

Will Smith

The 23-year-old Smith, in his first major league season, will be making his sixth start and second against the Mariners. Smith sustained a 6-1 loss to Felix Hernandez and the Mariners July 19 at Kauffman Stadium, and is coming off a 4-1 victory over the Los Angeles Angels July 24 at Anaheim Stadium.

A native of Newnam, GA., the 6-5, 240-pound Smith was selected by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays in the 40th round of the 2007 amateur draft. Smith did not sign. The Los Angeles Angels selected Smith in the seventh round of the 2008 amateur draft, and he signed.

Smith pitched in the Angels system until July 22, 2010, when the club traded him with Sean O’Sullivan to the Royals for Alberto Callaspo. Smith began the 2012 season at AAA Omaha and came up May 23 and made his major league debut against the New York Yankees.

Smith allowed five earned runs on six hits in 3.1 innings and suffered an 8-3 loss to Andy Pettitte.

  • 2012: Smith has been ripped for 19 earned runs in 27.1 innings. He has 18 strikeouts vs. 11 walks, and has surrendered three home runs in a game twice and seven for the season. His longest outing: 7.0 innings in his last start July 24. Smith also made 15 starts for Omaha, going 4-4 with a 3.61 ERA in 89.2 innings.
  • LAST START: July 24 at the Los Angeles Angels, won 4-1; allowed one earned run on two hits in 7.0 innings; struck out four and walked four; no home runs.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: July 19 at Kauffman Stadium, lost 6-1; four earned runs on eight hits over 6.1 innings; struck out five, walked two; one home run (Jesus Montero).
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 0-1, 5.68 ERA in one game, a start, covering 6.1 innings.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: Never pitched.
  • LOVES/HATES TO FACE: Seattle hitters have only 21 at-bats against Smith. Jesus Montero and Michael Saunders are both 2-for-3; Dustin Ackley is 0-for-3.
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. SMITH: 7-for-21, .333 BA, one home run, five strikeouts.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 58 41 .586 31-19 27-22 4-6 Lost 2
Athletics 55 45 .550 3.5 29-21 26-24 9-1 Won 2
Angels 55 46 .545 4.0 30-21 25-25 5-5 Lost 1
Mariners 46 57 .447 14.0 21-29 25-28 7-3 Won 3

MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. New York Yankees, four vs. Kansas City Royals (Thursday-Sunday), three vs. Toronto Blue Jays (Monday-Wednesday).
  • HOME STAND PROMOTIONS: 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 194-211 all-time vs. the Yankees, including 34-21 at Safeco Field. Mariners played a four-game series in Kansas City July 16-19, winning three of the four and are now 6-1 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: Mariners have won nine of their past 13 and four of their past five. . . Mariners have limited opponents to one or fewer runs in six of their past 10 games . . . Kevin Millwood won for the first time since May 23 Saturday after a 10-start span in which he had four losses and six no decisions . . . Casper Wells (2-for-4) and Jesus Montero (2-for-3) had Seattle’s only multi-hit games Saturday. Montero is 14-for-23 against the Royals  . . . Mariners went 1-for-7 with runners in scoring position and left seven runners stranded . . . Dustin Ackley went 0-for-4, his average dropping to a season-low .224 . . . Mike Carp, who had gone 5-for-8 in his previous two games against the Royals, went 0-for-3 and is batting .180 . . . Former Mariners Randy Johnson and Dan Wilson formally joined the club’s Hall of Fame in a ceremony prior to Saturday’s game. They became the fifth and sixth members enshrined. “To be a part of this great Hall of Fame,” Johnson said, “I’m honored to be part of it along with Dan Wilson.” Johnson’s No. 51 was painted behind the mound, while Wilson’s No. 6 was displayed in back of home plate for Saturday’s game . . . The opposing center fielders, Michael Saunders for Seattle and Lorenzo Cain of Kansas City, were teammates on the Tallahassee Community College baseball team in 2005 . . . Manager Eric Wedge said there is no timetable for the return of OF Franklin Gutierrez.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 13, 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: 15-12; 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: 12; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 25; Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank 14th (AL) in runs (405), 12th in hits (806), 11th in doubles (156), seventh in triples (18) and 13th in home runs (87) . . . Rank 13th in batting average (.231), 14th in on-base percentage (.293), 14th in slugging (.360) and 14th in OPS (.653) . . . batting 186-for-776 (.240) with runners in scoring position after going 1-for-7 Saturday . . . Batting Average: John Jaso, .287; Hits: Michael Saunders, Jesus Montero, 86; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 56; 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 fifth in ERA (3.79), sixth in hits allowed (844), fifth in runs allowed (413), ninth in home runs allowed (111), sixth in walks (291) and fourth in strikeouts (761) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 47; Starts: Jason Vargas, 22; Wins: Vargas 11; ERA: Hernandez 2.80; Complete Games: Hernandez 2 . . . Shutouts: Hernandez 2; Saves: Wilhelmsen, 13.
  • ICHIRO: Batting .263 (5-for-19) since joining the Yankees (1-for-3 Saturday); 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 2,538, six shy of No. 89 George Van Haltren (2,544) . . . 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.
  • 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 Ibanez had 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 traded 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
46-57 21-29 25-28 11-20 34-39 31-40 15-17 31-24 13-33

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.231 .199 .255 405 87 .293 .360 .653 .240

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
46-57 3.79 926.1 413 389 111 .244 .307 .393

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
7/29 Sun vs. KC Felix Hernandez (9-5, 2.80) vs. Will Smith (1-3, 7.97)
7/30 Mon vs. Tor Hisashi Iwakuma (1-2, 4.56) vs. Ricky Romero (8-7, 5.75)
7/31 Tue vs. Tor Jason Vargas (11-7, 3.76) vs. Aaron Laffey (2-1, 3.22)
8/1 Wed vs. Tor Blake Beavan (6-6, 5.20) vs. Carlos Villaneuva (6-0, 2.92)

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 (12-11)

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 W, 6-1 45-57 W: Beavan (6-6); L: Guthrie (3-11)
103 7/28 vs. KC W, 4-3 46-57 W: Millwood (4-8); L: Chen (7-9)
104 7/29 vs. KC
105 7/30 vs. Tor
106 7/31 vs. Tor


YourThoughts

  • notaboomer

    olivo’s playing so what could go wrong?

  • notaboomer

    olivo’s playing so what could go wrong?

  • notaboomer

    then again, betancourt’s due for a breakout game.

  • notaboomer

    then again, betancourt’s due for a breakout game.

  • notaboomer

    royals can’t hit at safeco. may be in line for multiyear Ms contracts soon. 

  • notaboomer

    royals can’t hit at safeco. may be in line for multiyear Ms contracts soon. 

  • notaboomer

    every batting order slot on kc today has higher ops than correpsonding mariner slot. what’s up with sabermetrics? 

  • notaboomer

    every batting order slot on kc today has higher ops than correpsonding mariner slot. what’s up with sabermetrics?