BY SPNW Staff 07:27AM 09/17/2012

#148: Mariners Face Another Haunting Monday

The Mariners will alter their pitching rotation this week in order to get additional looks at Hector Noesi and Erasmo Ramirez, who have spent most of the year in Tacoma.

Former Mariner Adam Jones, who left Seattle in the Erik Bedard trade, has smacked 29 home runs for the Baltimore Orioles this season, 11 more than the Mariners leader, Kyle Seager (18). / Wiki Commons

GAME: Orioles (82-64, 2nd, AL East, -1.0 GB) at Mariners (70-77, 4th, AL West, – 17.5 GB). GAME #: 148. SERIES: 1st of 3 games. MEETING: 7th (Orioles lead 5-1). WHEN: Monday, 7:10 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Chris Tillman (Baltimore, 7-2, 3.39) vs. RHP Hector Noesi (Seattle, 2-11, 5.54). STREAKS: Mariners L 1; Orioles W 1. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: ESPN 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network

The Mariners have not used Hector Noesi in their starting rotation since July 4, when he lost his 11th game of the season, a result that greased his demotion to AAA Tacoma. The Mariners hoped at the time that Noesi could work out his problems while pitching for the Rainiers, but not much good happened for Noesi, as he went 2-6, 5.74 in 11 starts.

Wanting to give Noesi another look, the Mariners recalled him last week, had him pitch a couple of innings of relief, and will send him out Monday to begin a three-game series with the Baltimore Orioles. Noesi is taking Kevin Millwood’s turn in the rotation. Millwood, ailing with a stiff shoulder, might be done for the season.

Noesi will oppose Chris Tillman, the one-time Mariner farm hand, whom Seattle sent to Baltimore in the ill-fated Erik Bedard trade. Tillman has haunted the Mariners ever since they dealt him, compiling a 3-0 record and 0.83 ERA. A closer look:

MARINERS: RHP Hector Noesi (2-11, 5.54 ERA, 1.31 WHIP)

Hector Noesi

The 25-year-old Noesi, in his second major league season and first with the Mariners, is making his 18th start, his first since July 4 and his second against the Orioles, who defeated him on America’s Birthday, inspiring his demotion to AAA Tacoma. Since Noesi’s recall, he has twice appeared in relief for the Mariners and did not factor in the decision in either game. He last pitched Sept. 13, throwing 2.0 innings at Toronto.

A native of Esperanza, Valverde, Dominican Republic, the 6-3, 200-pound Noesi was signed as an amateur free agent by the New York Yankees in 2004.

Noesi made his major league debut May 18, 2011 for the Yankees against the Baltimore Orioles. The fifth Yankees reliever, he collected the win by working four innings, allowing four hits, no runs and fanning four.

Noesi became a Mariner Jan. 23 when he was traded by the Yankees, along with Jesus Montero, to Seattle for Jose Campos (minors) and Michael Pineda, an All-Star starter.

Noesi, who appeared in 30 games for the Yankees, making two starts, has a career record of 4-13, 5.16 ERA. During his time in Tacoma, he made 11 starts and went 2-6 with a 5.74 ERA.

  • LAST START: July 4 at Safeco Field, lost to Baltimore 4-2; four earned runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings; four strikeouts and four walks; one home run; 80 pitches, 56 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. ORIOLES: Same as above.
  • CAREER VS. ORIOLES: 1-2, 3.38 ERA in six games, including one start, covering 13.1 innings; 14 strikeouts to seven walks; 9.5 strikeouts per nine innings; one home run.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 2-6, 3.86 ERA in 10 games, including eight starts, covering 53.2 innings; 30 strikeouts to 15 walks; 5.0 strikeouts per nine innings; 10 home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: J.J. Hardy (0-for-6, .000 BA), Chris Davis (1-for-5, .200 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Mark Reynolds (3-for-5, .600 BA), Robert Andino (4-for-7, .571 BA).
  • CURRENT ORIOLES VS. NOESI: 12-for-41, .293 BA, one home run, 11 strikeouts.

Noesi / 2012

  • April 9 (L, 0-1): Shelled for seven earned runs in 3.0 innings in an 11-5 loss to the Rangers.
  • April 14 (W, 1-1): Collected his first win as a Mariner by working 8.0 IP, allowing five hits and no runs in a 4-0 win over Oakland; fanned six, issued one walk and recorded 17 fly-ball outs vs. five ground-ball outs; 100 pitches, 68 for strikes.
  • April 20 (L, 1-2): Didn’t make it past the second inning in a 7-3 loss to the White Sox at Safeco Field; allowed six earned runs on six hits; one home run.
  • April 26 (ND, 1-2): Gave up four runs on five hits over 5.0 innings and allowed one home run; threw 77 pitches, 49 for strikes.
  • May 1 (L, 1-3): Allowed three runs on three hits in 5.2 innings in a 3-1 loss to the Rays; struck out one and walked three, throwing 84 pitches, just 46 for strikes; one home run.
  • May 6 (W, 2-3): Defeated Nick Blackburn and the Twins 5-2 at Safeco Field; allowed one earned run in 7.0 innings; struck out five, walked three and one home run; threw 105 pitches, 73 for strikes.
  • May 12 (L, 2-4): Lost to the Yankees 6-2; five earned runs on six hits in 7.0 innings; struck out four and walked none; two home runs, including one to former Mariner Raul Ibanez.
  • May 17 (ND, 2-4): At Cleveland, received a no-decision in Seattle’s 6-5 loss; one run on five hits over 6.1 innings; struck out five and walked three; Mariners had a 4-0 lead in the seventh but lost in extra innings 6-5.
  • May 12 (L, 2-5): At Safeco Field, suffered a 3-1 loss to the Texas Rangers; three earned runs on three hits over 8.0 innings; struck out seven, walked two in a 102-pitch effort, 66 for strikes.
  • May 27 (L, 2-6): At Safeco Field, a 4-2 loss to the Angels; three earned runs on five hits over 8.0 innings; fourth quality start of the season; did not strike out a batter and issued two walks.
  • June 2 (ND, 2-6): At U.S. Celluar Field, took a no decision in Seattle’s 10-8 win over the White Sox; worked just 4.1 innings (68 pitches); six earned runs on seven hits; three home runs.
  • June 6 (ND, 2-6): At Angels Stadium, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 8-6 victory; allowed six earned runs on four hits 4.0 innings, second-shortest outing of the season; struck out one but walked five.
  • June 13 (L, 2-7): At Safeco Field, lost to the San Diego Padres 1-0; worked 7.0 innings and allowed one earned, but it was a home run that beat him; struck out five, walked three; threw 99 pitches, 60 for strikes.
  • June 18 (L, 2-8): At Arizona, lost to the Diamondbacks 7-1; allowed five earned runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings; struck out five, walked two; threw 96 pitches, 62 for strikes.
  • June 24 (L, 2-9): At San Diego, lost 2-0; allowed two earned runs on seven hits in 6.0 innings; struck out six, walked three and threw 105 pitches, 63 for strikes.
  • June 29 (L, 2-10): At Safeco Field, lost to Boston 5-0; allowed five earned runs, four of them home runs, on seven hits in 5.0 innings; did not strike out a batter, walked one.
  • July 4 (L, 2-11): At Safeco Field, lost to Baltimore 4-2; four earned runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings; four strikeouts and four walks; one home run; 80 pitches, 56 for strikes.

ORIOLES: RHP Chris Tillman (7-2, 3.39 ERA, 1.19 WHIP)

Chris Tillman

The 24-year-old Tillman, in his fourth major league season, all with the Orioles, will make his 12th start and third against the Mariners. Tillman, who pitched the first three months of the season in AAA, defeated Seattle July 4 at Safeco Field 3-1 at Camden Yards Aug 6. He is coming off a no decision against the New York Yankees Sept. 2.

A 6-5, 210-pound native of Fountain Valley, CA., Tillman attended Fountain Valley High School. The Seattle Mariners selected Tillman in the second round of the 2006 draft. He started with the Mariners of the Arizona League, then Everett (A), Wisconsin (A) and High Desert (AA) through the 2007 season.

The Mariners traded Tillman with Tony Butler (minors), Adam Jones, Kameron Mickolio and George Sherrill to the Baltimore Orioles for Erik Bedard. Tillman pitched in the Baltimore system until July 29, 2009, when he made his major league debut.

Tillman started and allowed three earned runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings, and took a no-decision in Baltimore’s 7-3 win over the Kansas City Royals. Tillman went 2-5 over  the 2009 season in 12 starts.

Tillman split 2010 between the majors and the minors (went 2-5 with Baltimore) and started a career-high 13 games in 2011, when he posted a record of 3-5, 5.52.

  • 2012: Tillman appeared in 16 games, including 15 starts, with Norfolk of the International League. He had an 8-8 record and 3.63 ERA covering 89.1 innings. He allowed 8.6 hits per nine innings and surrendered five home runs. The Orioles called Tillman up July 4 and he beat the Mariners 4-2 in his first start. He has three wins, one loss and two no decisions in his past five outings.
  • LAST START: Sept. 2 at Yankee Stadium, took a no-decision in Baltimore’s 8-3 win; two earned runs on two hits in 3.0 innings; two strikeouts, two walks, one home run.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: Aug. 6 at Camden Yards, won 3-1; one earned run on five hits in 7.1 innings; five strikeouts to one walk; no home runs.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 3-0, 0.83 ERA in three starts covering 21.2 innings; 17 strikeouts to six walks; 7.1 strikeouts per nine innings; 0.73 WHIP; no home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 1-0, 0.00 ERA in one start covering 8.1 innings; seven strikeouts, two walks, no home runs; 7.6 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Dustin Ackley (0-for-6), Miguel Olivo (1-for-7, .143 BA), Michael Saunders (1-for-7, .143).
  • HATES TO FACE: Munenori Kawasaki is the only Mariner who has had success against Tillman. He’s 2-for-6, .333 BA.
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. TILLMAN: 9-for-73, .123 BA, one home run, 16 strikeouts.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 87 59 .596 47-22 40-32 6-4 Won 1
Athletics 84 62 .575 3.0 44-31 40-31 8-2 Lost 1
Angels 80 67 .545 7.5 40-32 40-35 6-4 Won 1
Mariners 70 77 .476 17.5 36-36 34-41 4-6 Lost 1

MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. Baltimore Monday-Wednesday, three vs. Texas Friday-Sunday.
  • HOME STAND PROMOTIONS: Monday — BECU Family Night:
    Fans can bring the whole family and  take advantage of the low price on BECU Family Night, all View Reserved seats are available for $10 in advance and $12 on day of game . . . Washington State Little League Champions: The Mercer Island Little League Majors All-Star baseball team won the 2012 Washington State Little League tournament July 28. Representing Washington at the Northwest Region Tournament in San Bernardino, CA, Mercer Island lost to Oregon in the semi-final . . . The Mill Creek Little League Softball All-Star team won the 2012 Washington State Little League tournament and represented the state in the regional tournament . . . Tuesday — King’s Court, Roberto Clemente Night, Military Special Night . . . Wednesday — Gran Slam Family Package Night.
  • MARINERS VS. ORIOLES: Mariners 172-204 all-time vs. the Orioles, including 40-23 at Safeco Field. Mariners lost two of three to the Orioles at Safeco Field July 2-4 and were swept at Camden Yards Aug. 7-9. Marines last swept a three-game series from Baltimore at Safeco Field April 19-21, 2010. Orioles last swept at Safeco May 16-18, 1997.
  • LOG: The Mariners finished the road trip through Toronto and Texas 3-3 . . . In Sunday’s game, the Mariners had a single to lead off the game, but then didn’t get a runner past first until Justin Smoak led off the eighth with his 16th home run . . .  The Mariners have played in a major league-high 24 rubber games and are 11-13 in those contests . . . The Mariners held Casper Wells out of Sunday’s game as he attempted to shake a stiff neck . . . Michael Saunders is the first Mariner with 15 home runs and 15 stolen bases in the same season since Franklin Gutierrez in 2009 . . . The Mariners have finalized their pitching rotation for the homestand. Hector Noesi (Monday), Erasmo Ramirez (Tuesday) and Felix Hernandez (Wednesday) will pitch against the Orioles. Hisashi Iwakuma (Friday), Jason Vargas (Saturday) and Noesi (Sunday) will face the Rangers . . .  AA affiliate Jackson lost the Southern League Championship series 3-1 to Mobile. No. 1 draft pick Mike Zunino finished the postseason hitting .379 in eight games.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 21, Split 2, Lost 25 . . . Sweeps: 6; Swept: 6 . . . Longest Win Streak: 8 (Aug. 15-21); Longest Losing Streak: 7 (April 28-May 4) . . . vs. AL East: 18-25; vs. AL Central: 24-16; vs. AL West: 19-26; vs. LAA: 5-8; vs. Oak: 7-9; vs. Tex: 7-9; vs. NL West: 8-10; vs. Interleague: 8-10 . . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 17.5, July 15, Aug. 14, Aug. 16 . . . Most Runs Scored: 21, May 30 at Texas (21-8); Most Runs Allowed: 11, April 9 at Texas . . . Walk-Off Wins: 6, 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); Aug. 14, vs. Tampa, Eric Thames ninth-inning single scored Figgins; Aug. 18 vs. Minnesota, John Jaso sacrifice fly in ninth inning . . . Walk-Off Losses: 9, April 30 at Tampa Bay, Elliott Johnson, RBI single in 12th off Brandon League; 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; Aug. 7, Adam Jones 14th-inning single off Shawn Kelley in bottom 14th; Aug. 10, Josh Kinney wild pitched in the winning run (Bourjos) with the bases loaded in the ninth inning at Anaheim; Aug. 24, Paul Konerko double in ninth off Wilhelmsen . . . Times Opponent Shut out: 9; Times Shut out by Opponent: 12; Comeback Wins: 21; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 33; Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank 14th (AL) in runs (557), 14th in hits (1152), 14th in doubles (207), eighth in triples (25) and 11th in home runs (129 ) . . . Rank 14th in batting aver age (.233) . . . 14th in on-base percentage (.294), 14th in slugging (.363) and 14th in OPS (.657) . . . Batting 263-for-1075 (.245) with runners in scoring position after going 0-for-1 . . . Batting Average: John Jaso, .274; Hits: Kyle Seager, 136; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 80; Home Runs: Kyle Seager, 18; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 81 . . Batted around seven 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), Aug. 24 at Chicago (9th).
  • 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 (3): Jesus Montero, Justin Smoak, 3rd inning, May 20, at Colorado; Miguel Olivo, Dustin Ackley, 8th inning, July 2, vs. Baltimore; Franklin Gutierrez, Kyle Seager, 3rd inning, Sept. 4, vs. Boston.
  • PITCHING: Mariners third in ERA (3.77), third in hits allowed (1214), third in runs allowed (586), fifth in home runs allowed (152), fifth in walks (410) and ninth in strikeouts (1053) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 66; Starts: Jason Vargas, 31; Wins: Vargas, 14; ERA: Hernandez 2.92; Complete Games: Hernandez 5 . . . Shutouts: Hernandez 5; Saves: Wilhelmsen, 27.
  • DEBUTS: Munenori Kawasaki (April 7), Lucas Luetge (April 7), Erasmo Ramirez (April 9), Hisashi Iwakuma (April 20), Stephen Pryor (June 2), Carter Capps (Aug. 3), Luis Jimenez (Sept. 5), Carlos Triunfel (Sept. 7).
  • DISABLED LIST: George Sherrill (60-day, April 13, strained flexor bundle).
  • EX-MARINERS VS. CURRENT MARINERS: April 19, Jack Hannahan, Indians, 2-run single in ninth off Brandon League in Tribe’s 2-1 win; April 28, Brandon 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 12, Raul 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; Aug. 5, Raul Ibanez clubbed a three-run homer, Freddy Garcia won his 150th career game and Ichiro extended his hitting streak to 12 games as the Yankees defeated the Mariners 6-2; Aug. 6, Chris Tillman took a three-hit shutout into the eighth and defeated the Mariners 3-1 at Camden Yards; Aug. 7, Adam Jones walk-off single against Shawn Kelley in the bottom of the 14th gave Baltimore an 8-7 win over Seattle.

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.
  • Aug. 15: Felix Hernandez threw the 23rd perfect game in major league history, defeating Tampa Bay 1-0 at Safeco Field. Hernandez recorded 12 strikeouts in throwing the third no-hitter in franchise history . . . Mariners became the first team in MLB history to throw a perfect game and have one thrown against them. It was also the first time two have been thrown in the same stadium in one season . . . Of the 22 previous perfect games, six were by 1-0 scores, the last by Roy Halladay May 29, 2010 at Florida. It was also the fourth 1-0 win for the Mariners this season . . .Hernandez became the second Latin American pitcher to do the deed (Nicaragua’s Dennis Martinez for Montreal July 28, 1991, against the Dodgers).

MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN

Rec. Home Road Day Night vs. RHP vs. LHP Hit HR No HR
70-77 36-36 34-41 21-27 49-50 47-50 23-27 49-38 21-39

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.233 .216 .247 557 129 .294 .363 .657 .245

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
70-77 3.77 1314.0 586 549 152 .246 .307 .393

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
9/17 Mon vs. Bal Hector Noesi (2-11, 5.54) vs. Chris Tillman (7-2, 3.39)
9/18 Tue vs. Bal Erasmo Ramirez (1-2, 3.49) vs. Wei-Yin Chen (12-9, 4.00)
9/19 Wed vs. Bal Felix Hernandez (13-8, 2.92) vs. Joe Saunders (2-1, 4.24)

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 (15-11)

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 W, 7-6 47-57 W: Perez (1-2); L: Mijares (2-2)
105 7/30 vs. Tor W, 4-1 48-57 W: Iwakuma (2-2); Romero (8-8)
106 7/31 vs. Tor W, 7-2 49-57 W: Vargas (12-7); L: Laffey (2-2)

August (15-12)

Gm. # Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
107 8/1 vs. Tor W, 5-3 50-57 W: Beavan (7-6); L: Villanueva (6-1)
108 8/3 at NYY L, 6-3 50-58 W: Sabathia (11-3); L: Millwood (4-9)
109 8/4 at NYY W, 1-0 51-58 W: Hernandez (10-5); L: Kuroda (10-8)
110 8/5 at NYY L, 6-2 51-59 W: Garcia (5-5); L: Iwakuma (2-3)
111 8/6 at Bal L, 3-1 51-60 W: Tillman (5-1); L: Vargas (12-8)
112 8/7 at Bal L, 8-7 51-61 W: O’Day (6-0); L: Kelley (2-3)
113 8/8 at Bal L, 9-2 51-62 W: Johnson (1-0); L: Millwood (4-10)
114 8/10 at LAA L, 6-5 51-63 W: Frieri (2-0); L: Kinney (0-2)
114 8/11 at LAA W, 7-4 52-63 W: Iwakuma (3-3); L: Haren (8-9)
116 8/12 at LAA W, 4-1 53-63 W: Vargas (13-8); L: Weaver (15-2)
117 8/13 vs. TB L, 4-1 53-64 W: Cobb (7-8); L: Beavan (7-7)
118 8/14 vs. TB W, 3-2 54-64 W: Pryor (2-0); L: Rodney (2-2)
119 8/15 vs. TB W, 1-0 55-64 W: Hernandez (11-5); L: Hellickson (7-8)
120 8/17 vs. Min W, 5-3 56-64 W: Iwakuma (4-3); L: Blackburn (4-9)
121 8/18 vs. Min W, 3-2 57-64 W: Wilhelmsen (4-2); L: Robertson (1-1)
122 8/19 vs. Min W, 5-1 58-64 W: Beavan (8-7); L: Deduno (4-1)
123 8/20 vs. Cle W, 5-3 59-64 W: Furbush (5-2): L: Smith (7-4)
124 8/21 vs. Cle W, 5-1 60-64 W: F. Hernandez (12-5); L: R. Hernandez (0-2)
125 8/22 vs. Cle W, 3-1 61-64 W: Pryor (3-0); L: Pestano (3-1)
126 8/24 at CWS L, 9-8 61-65 W: Reed (3-1); L: Wilhelmsen (4-3)
127 8/25 at CWS L, 5-3 61-66 W: Jones (6-0); L: Beavan (8-8)
128 8/26 at CWS L, 4-3 61-67 W: Jones (7-0); L: Millwood (4-11)
129 8/27 at Min W, 1-0 62-67 W: Hernandez (13-5); L: Hendriks (0-7)
130 8/28 at Min W, 5-2 63-67 W: Iwakuma (5-3); L: Diamond (10-6)
131 8/29 at Min L, 10-0 63-68 W: Deduno (5-2); L: Vargas (13-9)
132 8/30 at Min W, 5-4 64-68 W: Beavan (9-8); L: Duensing (3-10)
133 8/31 vs. LAA L, 9-1 64-69 W: Haren (9-10); L: Millwood (4-12)

September (6-8)

Gm. # Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
134 9/1 vs. LAA L, 5-2 64-70 W: Santana (8-11); L: Hernandez (13-6)
135 9/2 vs. LAA W, 2-1 65-70 W: Iwakuma (6-3); L: Weaver (16-4)
136 9/3 vs. Bos W, 4-1 66-70 W: Vargas (14-9); L: Buchholz (11-5)
137 9/4 vs. Bos L, 4-3 66-71 W: Lester (9-11); L: Beavan (9-9)
138 9/5 vs. Bos W, 2-1 67-71 W: Millwood (5-12); L: Cook (3-9)
139 9/7 vs. Oak L, 6-1 67-72 W: Griffin (5-0); L: Hernandez (13-7)
140 9/8 vs. Oak L, 6-1 67-73 W: Anderson (4-0); L: Iwakuma (6-4)
141 9/9 vs. Oak L, 4-2 67-74 W: Milone (12-10); L: Vargas (14-10)
142 9/11 at Tor W, 4-3 68-74 W: Ramirez (1-2); L: Morrow (8-6)
143 9/12 at Tor W, 3-2 69-74 W: Millwood (6-12); Romero (8-14)
144 9/13 at Tor L, 8-3 69-75 W: Alvarez (9-12); L: Hernandez (13-8)
145 9/14 at Tex L, 9-3 69-76 W: Darvish (15-9); L: Iwakuma (6-5)
146 9/15 at Tex W, 8-6 70-76 W: Luetge (2-1); L: Scheppers (1-1)
147 9/16 at Tex L, 2-1 70-77 W: Harrison (17-9); L: Beavan (9-10)
148 9/17 vs. Bal
149 9/18 vs. Bal
150 9/19 vs. Bal
151 9/21 vs. Tex
152 9/22 vs. Tex
153 9/23 vs. Tex
154 9/25 at LAA
155 9/26 at LAA
156 9/27 at LAA
157 9/28 at Oak
158 9/29 at Oak
159 9/30 at Oak

October

Gm. # Date Opp. W/L Rec. Win / Loss
160 10/1 vs. LAA
161 10/2 vs. LAA
162 10/3 vs. LAA

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  • Michael Kaiser

    Impressive!  

  • Michael Kaiser

    Impressive!