GAME: Angels (88-71, 3rd, AL West, – 5.0 GB) at Mariners (73-86, 4th, AL West, – 20.0 GB). GAME #: 160. SERIES: 1st of 3 games. MEETING: 17th (Angels lead 10-6). WHEN: Monday, 7:10 p.m., Safeco Field, Seattle, WA. PROBABLE PITCHERS: LHP C.J. Wilson (Los Angeles, 12-10, 3.86) vs. RHP Felix Hernandez (Seattle, 13-8, 2.86). STREAKS: Mariners L 3; Angels L 1. TV: Root Sports. RADIO: ESPN 710, Mariners Radio Network
The Mariners have lost 10 of their last 13 games, falling to 73-86, as they return to Safeco Field Monday night to close out their season with a three-game series against the Los Angeles Angels. Monday will be Felix Hernandez’s final start of the year, and it comes against a club against which Hernandez has had scant success this year. He’s 0-2, 5.13 in four starts.
In his career, Hernandez is 6-11, 3.86 against the Angels, and only one other club — Texas — has beaten him more times (16). Hernandez has also struggled since winning the American League Pitcher of the Month for August, when he went 4-0, 1.08 ERA. Since then, King Felix is 0-3, 5.75.
Hernandez will oppose C. J. Wilson Monday. The two squared off at Safeco Field last week and both came away with no-decisions. A closer look:
MARINERS: RHP Felix Hernandez (13-8, 2.86 ERA, 1.10 WHIP)
The 26-year-old Hernandez, in his eighth major league season, all with the Mariners, makes his 33rd start and his fifth against the Angels. Hernandez, the American League Pitcher of the Month for August when he went 4-0, 1.08, is 0-2 with a 5.13 ERA against the Angels this season and has not won a game in September, having lost three times with two no-decisions. Hernandez is coming off a no-decision against the Angels Sept. 26 at Angels Stadium. Hernandez’s start Monday will be his last of the 2012 season.
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 22 of his 26 starts and into the eighth inning 11 times.
Hernandez, who threw a perfect game vs. Tampa Bay Aug. 15, has allowed two or fewer runs in a game 18 times and has struck out 10 or more batters in a game five times. He is the American League leader in shutouts with five. He has thrown four 1-0 wins this season, the third pitcher since 1969 to accomplish that feat (also Ferguson Jenkins in 1974 and Bert Blyleven in 1976).
Hernandez has a career record of 98-75, 3.19 in 237 starts.
- LAST START: Sept. 26 at Angels Stadium, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 4-3 loss; two earned runs on five hits in 6.0 innings; nine strikeouts, two walks, no home runs; 103 pitches, 71 for strikes.
- LAST VS. ANGELS: Same as “Last Start.”
- CAREER VS. ANGELS: 6-11, 3.86 ERA in 29 starts covering 200.1 innings; 184 strikeouts to 39 walks; 7.7 strikeouts per nine innings; 22 home runs.
- AT SAFECO FIELD: 51-34, 3.10 ERA in 118 starts covering 817.2 innings; 777 strikeouts to 227 walks; 8.6 strikeouts per nine innings; 64 home runs.
- LOVES TO FACE: Bobby Wilson (1-for-8, .125 BA), Peter Bourjos (2-for-14, .143 BA), Vernon Wells (6-for-28, .214 BA).
- HATES TO FACE: Torii Hunter (20-for-64, .313 BA), Kendrys Morales (14-for-45, .311 BA), Mark Trumbo (7-for-25, .280 BA).
- CURRENT ANGELS VS. HERNANDEZ: 106-for-423, .251 BA, eight home runs, 94 strikeouts.
Felix / 2012
- March 28 (ND, 0-0): Pitched well enough to win season debut, but the Mariners and As 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): Didnt 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 As 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 Seattles 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.
- July 29 (ND, 9-5): At Safeco Field, took a no-decision in a 7-6 Seattle win; two earned runs on five hits over 7.0 innings; struck out six, walked two; threw 117 pitches, 72 for strikes.
- Aug. 4 (W, 10-5): At Yankee Stadium, defeated the Yankees 1-0 with a complete-game two-hitter; struck out six, walked two; 101 pitches, 69 for strikes.
- Aug. 10 (ND, 10-5): At Anaheim, took a no-decision in Seattles 6-5, walk-off loss to the Los Angeles Angels; four earned runs on five hits over 7.0 innings; three strikeouts, one walk, one home run; 104 pitches, 65 for strikes.
- Aug. 15 (W, 11-5): At Safeco Field, threw the first perfect game in Mariners history, the 23rd in major league history and the clubs third individual nno-hitter; fanned 12 (fourth most in a perfect game), no walks; 113 pitches, 77 for strikes.
- Aug. 21 (W, 12-5): At Safeco Field, defeated the Cleveland Indians 5-1; one earned run on seven hits in 7.2 innings; five strikeouts to one walk; 105 pitches, 70 for strikes.
- Aug. 10 (W, 13-5): At Anaheim, took a no-decision in Seattles 6-5 loss; four earned runs on five hits in 7.0 innings; three strikeouts to one walk; one home run.
- Sept. 1 (L, 13-6): At Safeco Field, lost to the Angels 5-2; four earned runs on nine hits in 7.1 innings; seven walks to two strikeouts; 119 pitches, 86 for strikes.
- Sept. 7 (L, 13-7): At Safeco Field, lost to Oakland 6-1; five earned runs on a season-high 11 hits in 4.2 innings; four strikeouts to one walk; 92 pitches, 62 for strikes.
- Sept. 13 (L, 13-8): At Toronto, lost 8-3; seven earned runs, matching career high, on 10 hits in 4.0 innings; four strikeouts to one walk; two home runs; 90 pitches, 61 for strikes.
- Sept. 19 (ND, 13-8): At Safeco Field, took a no-decision in Seattles 3-1 loss to Baltimore; one earned run on six hits in 8.0 innings; eight strikeouts to one walk; no home runs, 103 pitches, 63 for strikes.
- Sept. 26 (ND, 13-8): At Angels Stadium, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 4-3 loss; two earned runs on five hits in 6.0 innings; nine strikeouts, two walks, no home runs; 103 pitches, 71 for strikes.
ANGELS: LHP C.J. Wilson (12-10, 3.86 ERA, 1.33 WHIP)
The 31-year-old Wilson, in his eighth major league season and first with the Angels, will make his 34th start and third against the Mariners. Wilson registered a 4-2 victory over Seattle May 27 at Safeco Field took a no-decision in L.A.’s 4-3 win over the Mariners Sept. 26, Wilson’s last start.
A native of Newport Beach, CA., the 6-1, 210-pound Wilson pitched for Loyola Marymount University before the Texas Rangers selected him in the fifth round of the 2001 amateur draft.
He pitched in the Texas system for four years before making his major league debut June 10, 2005, in a 12-5 Texas loss to the Florida Marlins. Wilson worked 0.1 innings of relief, allowing a hit.
Wilson worked primarily in relief for the Rangers (high of 24 saves in 2008) from 2005-09 before becoming a full-time starter in 2010. In 34 starts that year, he went 15-8, 3.35, but also led the American League in walks with 93.
In 2011, Wilson improved to 16-7, 2.94 and made his first American League All-Star appearance. After the season, he signed as a free agent with the Los Angeles Angels, agreeing to a five-year, $77 million deal.
Wilson, who has a career record of 55-45, 3.65 ERA, holds the distinction of being one of six pitchers in major league history to go eight straight postseason starts (with Texas) without recording a victory.
- 2012: Wilson has pitched into the seventh inning in 14 of his starts. He has allowed three or fewer earned runs 28 times. Wilson had his worst start Aug. 2 at Texas, allowing eight earned runs.
- LAST START: Sept. 26 at Anaheim, took a no-decision in a 4-3 win over the Mariners; three earned runs on five hits in 5.1 innings; five strikeouts to three walks, one home run.
- LAST VS. MARINERS: Same as “Last Start.”
- CAREER VS. MARINERS: 10-5, 3.94 ERA in 49 games, including 12 starts, covering 105.0; also has seven saves; averages 8.2 strikeouts per nine; nine home runs.
- AT SAFECO FIELD: 5-3, 3.12 in 26 games, including nine starts, covering 60.2 innings; also has three saves; 62 strikeouts vs. 27 walks; six home runs.
- LOVES TO FACE: Kyle Seager (1-for-10, .100 BA), Miguel Olivo (2-for-14, .143 BA), Michael Saunders (2-for-12, .167 BA), Dustin Ackley (3-for-11, .182 BA).
- HATES TO FACE: Jesus Montero (2-for-5, .400 BA), Casper Wells (2-for-5, .400 BA), Justin Smoak (5-for-17, .194 BA).
- CURRENT MARINERS VS. WILSON: 37-for-153, .242 BA, four home runs, 37 strikeouts.
AL WEST STANDINGS
MARINERS / STATS NOTES
- CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. Los Angeles Angels (Monday-Wednesday).
- MARINERS VS. ANGELS: Mariners 236-295 all-time vs. the Angels, including 53-66 at Safeco Field. Mariners last swept a three-game series vs. the Angels at Safeco Field Sept. 12-14, 2005. Angels last swept at Safeco Field May 24-27, 2012.
- LOG: With Sunday’s 5-2 loss to Oakland, the Mariners finished a 1-5 road trip through Anaheim and the Bay Area . . . The Mariners have been swept eight times in 2012, including Friday-Sunday. They lost the season series to the Athletics 12-7 after opening the season with a victory at the Tokyo Dome in Japan . . . Seattle starter Erasmo Ramirez had another quality outing Sunday, allowing two earned runs on three hits in 3.1 innings, but taking a no-decision . . . Mariners went 5-for-15 with runners in scoring position Sunday after going 0-for-14 in the first two games of the series . . . The Mariners failed to homer against the A’s Sunday, ending their streak of consecutive games with a home run at 18, one shy of the franchise record of 19 set in 1999. Despite no homers, the Mariners have hit 146 this season after hitting 101 two years ago and 109 last season . . . Franklin Gutierrez left Sunday’s game with groin tightness . . . 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 28 . . . Sweeps: 6; Swept: 8 . . . 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: 22-32; vs. LAA: 6-10; vs. Oak: 7-12; vs. Tex: 9-10; vs. NL West: 8-10; vs. Interleague: 8-10 . . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 20.0, Sept. 30 . . . 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: 11, 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 Hunter single in ninth of Steven Pryor; Sept. 30, Brandon Moss, Oakland, 3-run homer off Steven Pryror . . . 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 (597), 14th in hits (1256), 13th in doubles (231), eighth in triples (27) and 11th in home runs (146) . . . Rank 14th in batting average (.233) . . . 14th in on-base percentage (.294), 14th in slugging (.367) and 14th in OPS (.662) . . . Batting 277-for-1175 (.235) with runners in scoring position after going 5-for-15 Sunday . . . Batting Average: John Jaso, .275; Hits: Kyle Seager, 150; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 83; Home Runs: Justin Smoak, Michael Saunders, 19; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 84 . . 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 (3.78), third in hits allowed (1326), third in runs allowed (642), fifth in home runs allowed (166), fourth in walks (442) and ninth in strikeouts (1142) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 72; 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|
MARINERS BATTING PROFILE
MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE
|10/1||Mon||vs. LAA||Felix Hernandez (13-8, 2.86) vs. C.J. Wilson (12-10, 3.86)|
|10/2||Tue||vs. LAA||Hisashi Iwakuma (8-5, 3.32) vs. Dan Haren (12-12, 4.32)|
|10/3||Wed||vs. LAA||Blake Beavan (10-11, 4.68) vs. Jered Weaver (20-4, 2.73)|
MARINERS 2012 SCHEDULE/RESULTS
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|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)|
|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||L, 8-2||73-84||W: Griffin (7-1); L: Beavan (10-11)|
|158||9/29||at Oak||L, 7-4||73-85||W: Balfour (3-2); L: Perez (1-3)|
|159||9/30||at Oak||L, 5-2||73-86||W: Dolittle (2-1); L: Kelley (2-4)|
|Gm. #||Date||Opp.||W/L||Rec.||Win / Loss|