BY SPNW Staff 08:08AM 09/28/2012

#157: Mariners Can Spoil It For The Athletics

At the beginning of the season, the A’s looked like the worst team in the American League. But no. The Mariners are, reduced to the role of spoilers this weekend.

Lefty Blake Beavan will make his final start of 2012 Friday when the Mariners begin a three-game series at Oakland. / Drew McKenzie, Sportspress Northwest

GAME: Mariners (73-83, 4th, AL West, – 19.0 GB) at Athletics (88-68, 2nd, AL West, – 4.0 GB). GAME #: 157. SERIES: 1st of 3 games. MEETING: 17th (Athletics lead 9-7). WHEN: Friday, 7:07 p.m., Oakland Coliseum. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Blake Beavan (Seattle, 10-10-, 4.64) vs. RHP A.J. Griffin (Oakland, 6-1, 2.80). STREAKS: Mariners W 1; Athletics L 1. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: ESPN 710 (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network

The Mariners, who put a major crimp in the Angels’ playoff hopes by winning 9-4 Thursday, will have plenty to say about the postseason when they begin a three-game series with the Oakland Athletics Friday night. The Athletics, who lost to Texas Thursday, are four games behind the Texas Rangers in the AL West race with less than a week to play in the regular season.

The Mariners send RHP Blake Beavan to face the A’s. Beavan is coming off a 1-0 win over the Rangers and will oppose rookie A.J. Griffin, who threw a nice game against Seattle Sept. 7, beating the Mariners 6-1 with seven strikeouts and just one walk. A closer look:

MARINERS: RHP Blake Beavan (10-10, 4.64 ERA, 1.26 WHIP)

Blake Beavan

The 23-year-old Beavan, in his second major league season and second with the Mariners, makes his 25th start and second against the Athletics. Beavan scored his first victory of the season April 15 by defeating the A’s 5-3 at Safeco Field. He is coming off a 1-0 victory over the Texas Rangers, also at Safeco, Sept. 22.

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 15-16, 4.49 ERA.

  • LAST START: Sept. 22 vs. Texas, won 1-0; scattered eight hits over 7.0 innings; two strikeouts, one walk; 94 pitches, 66 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. ATHLETICS: April 15 at Safeco Field, won 5-3; three earned runs on six hits over 7.0 innings; four strikeouts, no walks, one home run; 98 pitches, 67 for strikes.
  • CAREER VS. ATHLETICS: 2-2, 6.46 ERA in four starts covering 23.2 innings; 14 strikeouts to seven walks; 5.3 strikeouts per nine innings; three home runs.
  • AT OAKLAND COLISEUM: 0-1, 7.20 ERA in one start covering 5.0 innings; three strikeouts to three walks, no home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Cliff Pennington (0-for-7, .000 BA), Josh Reddick (1-for-9, .111 BA), Jemile Weeks (3-for-14, .214 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Eric Sogard (3-for-6, .500 BA), Yoenis Cespedes (1-for-3, .333 BA), Scott Sizemore (2-for-7, .286 BA).
  • CURRENT ATHLETICS VS. BEAVAN: 12-for-57, .211 BA, three home runs, seven strikeouts.

Beavan / 2012

  • April 12 (L, 0-1): Worked 6.1 innings; 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; three runs on seven hits over 6.0 innings; one home run among his 101 pitches, 70 for strikes.
  • April 27 (ND, 1-2): Gave up 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; 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; 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; 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; 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; 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; 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; 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.
  • July 27 (W, 6-6): Vs. Kansas City, defeated the Royals 6-1; one earned run on four hits over 6.2 innings; struck out six, walked one, no home runs.
  • Aug. 1 (W, 7-6): Vs. Toronto, won 5-1; three earned runs on seven hits in 7.2 innings; four strikeouts, two walks, two home runs; 82 pitches, 64 for strikes.
  • Aug. 7 (ND, 7-6): At Baltimore, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 8-7 loss; four earned runs on seven hits over 4.0 innings; two strikeouts, one walk, two home runs; 104 pitches, 69 for strikes.
  • Aug. 13 (L, 7-7): At Safeco Field, lost to Tampa Bay 4-1; four earned runs on eight hits over 6.0 innings; four strikeouts and no walks, one home run; 97 pitches, 63 strikes.
  • Aug. 19  (W, 8-7): At Safeco Field, defeated Minnesota 5-1; one earned run on seven hits in 5.1 innings; three strikeouts to one walk; 97 pitches, 72 for strikes.
  • Aug. 25 (L, 8-8): At Safeco Field, lost 5-4; two earned runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings; two strikeouts to three walks; one home run; 97 pitches, 72 for strikes.
  • Aug. 30 (W, 9-8): At Minnesota, won 5-4; two earned runs on five hits over 7.0 innings; one strikeout to two walks, no home runs; 96 pitches, 57 for strikes.
  • Sept. 4 (L, 9-9): At Safeco Field, lost to Boston 4-3; four earned runs on eight hits over 5.2 innings; one dstrikeout, no walks, two home runs; 85 pitches, 55 for strikes.
  • Sept.16 (L, 9-10): At Texas, lost 2-1; two earned runs on seven hits in 7.0 innings; two strikeouts, one walk, one home run; 97 pitches, 65 for strikes.
  • Sept. 22 (W, 10-10): Vs. Texas, won 1-0; scattered eight hits over 7.0 innings; two strikeouts, one walk; 94 pitches, 66 for strikes.

ATHLETICS: RHP A.J. Griffin (6-1, 2.80 ERA, 1.05 WHIP)

The 24-year-old Griffin, in his first major league season, makes his 14th start and second against the Mariners. Griffin defeated Seattle 6-1 at Safeco Field Sept. 7 and has won all but one of his seven decisions. He is coming off a no-decision at Yankee Stadium Sept. 23.

A native of El Cajon, CA., Griffin attended Grossmont High School and the University of San Diego and signed with the Athletics after they selected him in the 13th round of the 2010 amateur draft. He pitched in Oakland’s minor league system until June 24, when he made his major league debut against the San Francisco Giants.

Griffin worked 6.0 innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits but came away with a no-decision in Oakland’s 4-2 victory.

Griffin has worked into the seventh inning in just three of his starts, but has allowed three or fewer earned runs in all but two of them. He had his best outing Sept. 12 at Angels Stadium when he did not allow a run in 8.0 innings.

  • 2012: Before going down with a shoulder injury Aug. 4, Griffin was on a pace for an outstanding rookie season. In his first seven major league starts, he went at least six innings and never gave up more than three runs. Griffin started the 2012 season at AAA Sacramento, where he went 4-2 in 10 starts with a 3.07 ERA.
  • LAST START: Sept. 23 at Yankee Stadium, took a no-decision in Oakland’s 5-4 victory; four earned runs on seven hits in 4.1 innings; four strikeouts to three walks, one home run.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: Sept. 7 at Safeco Field, won 6-1; one earned run on six hits over 5.1 innings; seven strikeouts, one walk, no home runs.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 1-0, 1.69 ERA in one start covering 5.1 innings; 11.8 strikeouts per nine innings; 1.31 WHIP.
  • AT OAKLAND COLISEUM: 2-0, 2.67 ERA in six starts covering 33.1 innings; 22 strikeouts to five walks; three home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Dustin Ackley (0-for-3, .000 BA), Franklin Gutierrez (0-for-3, .000 BA), Justin Smoak (0-for-2, .000 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Eric Thames (1-for-2, .500 BA), John Jaso (1-for-3, .333 BA), Kyle Seager (1-for-3, .333 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. GRIFFIN: 6-for-22, .273 BA, no home runs, seven strikeouts.

AL WEST STANDINGS

Team W L Pct. GB Home Road Last 10 Streak
Rangers 92 64 .590 42-29 43-35 5-5 Won 1
Athletics 88 68 .564 4.0 44-31 44-37 4-6 Lost 1
Angels 86 70 .561 6.0 46-35 40-35 7-3 Lost 1
Mariners 73 83 .468 19.0 38-40 35-43 3-7 Won 1

MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT ROAD TRIP: Three at L.A. Angels, three at Oakland (Friday-Sunday).
  • MARINERS VS. ATHLETICS: Mariners 222-301 all-time vs. the Athletics, including 95-166 at Oakland Coliseum. Mariners last swept a three-game series at Oakland Sept. 17-19, 2007. Athletics last swept in Oakland Sept. 2-4, 2011.
  • LOG: The Mariners avoided a series sweep by the Angels Thursday by scoring six runs against the L.A. bullpen . . . The nine runs scored by the Mariners were the most they have tallied a 9-6 win against Kansas City July 16 . . . Seattle is 6-10 against the Angels with three to play in Seattle next week . . . With John Jaso’s 10th homer Thursday, the Mariners have now homered in 16 straight games, the second-longest streak in franchise history and three shy of the club record of 19, set in 1999 . . . Seattle now has seven players with 10 or more home runs, the most since seven achieved that feat in 2000 . . . Hisashi Iwakuma (8-5) picked up his fourth win in six starts by repeatedly pitching out of trouble . . . OF Franklin Gutierrez made a spectacular catch in the fifth inning, robbing Mike Trout, but had to leave the game after colliding with the outfield wall . . . Felix Hernandez will make his final start of the season Monday against the Angels . . . Saturday’s game at Oakland will not be televised . . . The season finale next Wednesday, originally scheduled for 7:10 p.m., will start at 3:40 p.m.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 22, Split 2, Lost 27 . . . Sweeps: 6; Swept: 7 . . . Longest Win Streak: 8 (Aug. 15-21); Longest Losing Streak: 7 (April 28-May 4) . . . vs. AL East: 18-28; vs. AL Central: 24-16; vs. AL West: 22-29; vs. LAA: 6-10; vs. Oak: 7-9; vs. Tex: 9-10; vs. NL West: 8-10; vs. Interleague: 8-10 . . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 19.0, Sept. 26 . . . 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: 10, 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; Sept. 24, Torii single in ninth of Steven Pryor . . . Times Opponent Shut out: 10; Times Shut out by Opponent: 12; Comeback Wins: 21; Largest Comeback: 3; Blown Leads: 34; Largest Comeback: 3.
  • BATTING: Mariners rank 14th (AL) in runs (589), 14th in hits (1234), 13th in doubles (227), eighth in triples (26) and 11th in home runs (142) . . . Rank 14th in batting average (.233) . . . 14th in on-base percentage (.295), 14th in slugging (.367) and 14th in OPS (.661) . . . Batting 269-for-1118 (.237) with runners in scoring position after going 3-for-8 Thursday . . . Batting Average: John Jaso, .275; Hits: Kyle Seager, 147; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 83; Home Runs: Justin Smoak, 19; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 82 . . 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 (3.73), third in hits allowed (1303), third in runs allowed (622), fourth in home runs allowed (160), fourth in walks (429) and 10th in strikeouts (1117) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 71; Starts: Jason Vargas, Felix Hernandez, 32; Wins: Vargas, 14; ERA: Hernandez 2.86; Complete Games: Hernandez 5 . . . Shutouts: Hernandez 5; Saves: Wilhelmsen, 29.
  • 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 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; 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; Sept. 17, Chris Tillman beat the Mariners for the fourth time in 2012 and Adam Jones scored four runs in Baltimore’s 10-4 victory; Sept. 19, Adam Jones game-winning home run in the 11th gave Baltimore a 3-1 win.

2012 RECORDS / MILESTONES

  • April 24: Catcher Miguel Olivo matched the franchise record when he was charged with three passed balls in a 7-4 win at Detroit. Jerry Narron let three balls get by him Oct. 4, 1980, and Jeff Clement did likewise Aug. 10, 2008 (Clement was catching knuckleballer R.A. Dickey).
  • April 27: Michael Saunders joined Donnie Scott (April 29, 1985) and Jimmy Presley (April 8, 1986) as the only Mariners to hit two home runs in a game in the ninth inning or later (solo homer in the 9th, grand slam in the 10th).
  • April 30: When both Miguel Olivo and Jesus Montero homered, it marked the first time in franchise history that two players had homered in the same game as a catcher.
  • May 2: Ichiro set a club record for most putouts by a right fielder in a nine-inning game, registering 10 in a 5-4 loss at Tampa.
  • May 3: The Mariners featured a lineup at Tampa Bay that included seven left- handed hitters and two switch-hitters. It marked only the third time in club history that the Mariners used an all left-sided lineup. Others: Aug. 13, 1983 at California and Aug. 9, 1983 at Oakland.
  • May 5: Combined one-hitter by Felix Hernandez and Steve Delabar vs. Minnesota was the 13th in Mariners history. Ten have been thrown by one pitcher, three combined. Most recent combined: Michael Pineda, Jeff Gray and Brandon League vs. Tampa, July 30, 2011. Most recent by one pitcher: Jarrod Washburn, July 6, 2009.
  • May 9: When John Jaso batted leadoff against Detroit, it marked the first time since 1978 that a catcher had hit first for the Marines (Bob Stinson). Oddly, lefty Jaso led off against Tiger lefty Drew Smyly.
  • May 8: Kevin Millwood’s 2-0 shutout marked his first in nearly nine years. He did not surrender his first hit until there were two outs in the sixth. Millwood’s gem marked only the fourth time in 1,440 games at Coors Field that an opposing pitcher held the Rockies to two hits or less while shutting them out. Millwood’s complete game also was the first by a Mariner in 2012.
  • May 27: The pinch-hit grand slam allowed by Felix Hernandez to Alberto Callaspo marked just the sixth against the Mariners in 35 years, and the first since May 6, 1988 when Pat Sheridan of Detroit hit one off Mike Jackson.
  • May 30: Mariners defeated Texas 21-8, just the third time in franchise history they have scored 20 or more runs in a game. The Mariners, with 20 hits, became the first team since 1880 to score 20 runs in a game in the same season it also go perfect-oed.
  • June 8: Kevin Millwood and five relievers collaborated for the 10th combined no-hitter in major league history in a 1-0 win over the Dodgers at Safeco Field. Millwood (6.0), Charlie Furbush (0.2), Stephen Pryor (0.1), Lucas Luetge (0.1), Brandon League (0.2), and Tom Wilhelmsen (1.0) tied the MLB record for most pitchers used in a no-hitter (Houston vs. the Yankees June 11, 2003). It marked the third no-hitter in Mariners history.
  • June 18: Aaron Hill of Arizona hit for the cycle in the Diamondbacks’ 7-1 win over the Mariners. Hill singled in the first (Hector Noesi), tripled in the third (Noesi), doubled in the fifth (Noesi) and homered in the seventh (Shawn Kelley).
  • June 19: Ichiro reached 2,500 hits (first-inning single) in the fourth-fewest games in major league history during a 12-9 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. His 2,500th hit came in his 1,817th game. Al Simmons had 2,500 hits in 1,784 games, Ty Cobb in 1,790 and George Sisler in 1,808 . . . When Kyle Seager and Brendan Ryan both hit three-run homers in the fifth inning, it marked the first time since July 30, 2003 vs. Detroit that the Mariners had a pair of three-run bombs in the same inning. In that July 30, 2003 game, John Olerud hit a three-run homer and Randy Winn a grand slam in the first inning.
  • July 1: One-time Mariner farmhand David Ortiz of the Red Sox hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the 10th inning, giving Boston a 2-1 win over the Mariners.
  • July 3: In Seattle’s 6-3 win over Baltimore at Safeco Field, The Mariners had three Japanese players in the starting lineup – Ichiro Suzuki, Munenori Kawasaki and Hisashi Iwakuma – for the first time in major league history.
  • 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).
  • Sept. 18: Seattle’s 18-inning, 4-2 loss to Baltimore at Safeco Field marked the second-longest home game in Mariners history and the longest — 5:44 — in terms of time since a 5:47 marathon at Texas in June 2004. The only longer game in terms of innings was a 19-inning affair against the Boston Red Sox Aug. 1, 2000.
  • Sept 25: The Mariners whiffed an MLB record-tying 20 times in a loss to the Los Angeles Angels. The Mariners also struck out 20 times against the Boston Red Sox April 29, 1986,

MARINERS WON-LOSS BREAKDOWN

Rec. Home Road Day Night vs. RHP vs. LHP Hit HR No HR
73-83 38-40 35-43 22-28 51-54 48-53 25-29 52-43 21-39

MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg. Home Road R HR OBP SLG OPS RISP
.233 .217 .248 589 142 .295 .367 .661 .237

MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec. ERA IP R ER HR BA OBP SLG
73-83 3.73 1404.1 622 581 160 .247 .307 .392

PROBABLE PITCHERS

Date Day Opp. Probable Pitchers
9/28 Fri at Oak Blake Beavan (10-10, 4.64) vs. A.J. Griffin (6-1, 2.80)
9/29 Sat at Oak Jason Vargas (14-11, 3.94) vs. Dan Straily (2-1, 3.60)
9/30 Sun at Oak Erasmo Ramirez (1-3, 3.42) vs. Tommy Milone (13-10, 3.74)

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 (9-14)

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 L, 10-4 70-78 W: Tillman (8-2); L: Noesi (2-12)
149 9/18 vs. Bal L, 4-2 70-79 W: Hunter (5-8); L: Luetge (2-2)
150 9/19 vs. Bal L, 3-1 70-80 W: Ayala (5-4); L: Kinney (0-3)
151 9/21 vs. Tex W, 6-3 71-80 W: Iwakuma (7-5); L: Perez (1-2)
152 9/22 vs. Tex W, 1-0 72-80 W: Beavan (10-10); L: Harrison (17-10)
153 9/23 vs. Tex L, 3-2 72-81 W: Dempster (12-7); L: Vargas (14-11)
154 9/25 at LAA L, 5-4 72-82 W: Greinke (15-5); L: Ramirez (1-3)
155 9/26 at LAA L, 4-3 72-83 W: Frieri (5-2): L: Pryor (3-1)
156 9/27 at LAA W, 9-4 73-83 W: Iwakuma (8-5); L: Haren (12-12)
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

YourThoughts

  • jr

    i would like your thoughts on jack z and the direction of the team. i dont want to overreact to the smoak september and dont see the hitting turning the corner. i do see how we traded mike morse for langerhans, brandon morrow for league, and doug fister for a bunch of people. would we be better if we had those players? i would say yes. i would say that trading for montero made no sense if you were not going to use him in the field. obvioulsy that was the case. the delay in using jaso and the iwakuma handling are head scratchers. i am sorry but i dont see the team being different next year and that is disheartening

  • jr

    i would like your thoughts on jack z and the direction of the team. i dont want to overreact to the smoak september and dont see the hitting turning the corner. i do see how we traded mike morse for langerhans, brandon morrow for league, and doug fister for a bunch of people. would we be better if we had those players? i would say yes. i would say that trading for montero made no sense if you were not going to use him in the field. obvioulsy that was the case. the delay in using jaso and the iwakuma handling are head scratchers. i am sorry but i dont see the team being different next year and that is disheartening

  • Da Kid

    Mariners Can Spoil It For The Athletics — Why not. They’ve spoiled it for pretty much all of us again.

  • Da Kid

    Mariners Can Spoil It For The Athletics — Why not. They’ve spoiled it for pretty much all of us again.