#137: Mariners Face Tough Matchup In Jon Lester

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by Sportspress Northwest Staff

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Posted on September 6, 2012 at 7:30 AM

GAME: Red Sox (62-74, 4th, AL East, - 15.0 GB) at Mariners (66-70, 4th, AL West, - 15.0 GB). GAME #: 137. SERIES: 2nd of 3 games. MEETING: 8th (Red Sox lead 4-3). WHEN: Tuesday, 7:10 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: LHP Jon Lester (Boston, 8-11, 5.01) vs. RHP Blake Beavan (Seattle, 9-8, 4.95). STREAKS: Mariners W 2; Red Sox L 7. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: ESPN 710-AM (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network

When the Mariners acquired Jesus Montero from the New York Yankees during the past off-season, they did it figuring the 22-year-old could add some power to the middle of the lineup. Although Montero has been streaky this year, he's managed to hit 15 home runs, tied with Kyle Seager for the team lead.

If Montero finishes with more home runs than Seager, he would become the first rookie to lead Seattle in home runs since Alvin Davis in 1984 (even Ken Griffey didn't lead the Mariners in homers as a rookie).

"He's still young," said manager Eric Wedge. "It's his first full year in the big leagues. He's 22, so he'll continue to have some trials, but recognizing the (pitch) and not being in a hurry, all that pays off for you."

The Mariners continue their three-game set with the Red Sox Tuesday, and another young Seattle player, 23-year-old Blake Beavan, will be looking for his 10th victory. Beavan is 6-2 since his July 17 recall from AAA Tacoma, and will oppose veteran Jon Lester, the Tacoma native who has posted uncharacteristically bad stats this season. A closer look:MARINERS: RHP Blake Beavan (9-8, 4.95 ERA, 1.26 WHIP)

The 23-year-old Beavan, in his second major league season and second with the Mariners, makes his 22nd start and second against the Red Sox. Beavan sustained a 5-0 loss at Boston May 15, but has won six of his past eight. He is coming off a 5-4 victory over the Minnesota Twins Aug. 30 at Target Center.

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 13-14, 4.71 ERA.

  • LAST START: Aug. 30 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.
  • LAST VS. RED SOX: May 15 at Fenway Park, lost 5-0; three earned runs on five hits in 4.0 innings; four strikeouts, one walk, one home run.
  • CAREER VS. RED SOX: 0-3, 6.35 ERA in three starts covering 17.0 innings; nine strikeouts to three walks; 4.8 strikeouts per nine innings; four home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 8-7, 4.64 ERA in 18 starts covering 108.0 innings; 48 strikeouts to 18 walks; 4.0 strikeouts per nine innings; 1.22 WHIP; 18 home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Ryan Sweeney (0-for-9), Danny Valencia (0-for-3), Will Middlebrooks (0-for-2).
  • HATES TO FACE: Jarrod Saltalamacchia (3-for-5, .600 BA), Mike Aviles (2-for-4, .500 BA), Dustin Pedroia (3-for-9, .333 BA).
  • CURRENT RED SOX VS. BEAVAN: 15-for-52, .288 BA, two home runs, eight 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.
RED SOX: LHP Jon Lester (8-11, 5.01 ERA, 1.36 WHIP)

The 28-year-old Lester, in his seventh major league season, all with the Red Sox, will make his 28th start and second against the Mariners. Lester defeated Seattle 6-1 at Fenway Park May 14, has won three of his past four decisions and is coming off a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels Aug. 30 in Anaheim.

A native of Tacoma and a graduate of Bellarmine Prep, the 6-4, 240-pound Lester was selected by the Red Sox in the second round of the 2002 amateur draft.

Lester began his pro career in 2002 and pitched in the minors for four years before making his major league debut June 10, 2006 in a 7-4 loss to the Texas Rangers. Lester started but did not factor in the decision. He allowed three runs on five hits in 4.1 innings.

Lester had a 7-2 record in 2006. After splitting 2007 between the majors and minors, Lester became a fixture in Boston’s rotation in 2008 when he made 33 starts.

Lester has won at least 15 games in every season since, with a best mark of 19-9, 3.25 ERA in 2010. Lester is a two-time (2010-11) American League All-Star and the 2008 Hutch Award winner. He entered the 2012 season as the active leader in winning percentage at .675.

Lester recovered from a well-publicized case of lymphoma. Less than two years after being diagnosed, Lester started and won the final game of the 2007 World Series. On May 19, 2008, he threw a no-hitter against the Kansas City Royals.

The lefty has a career record of 84-45, 3.75.

  • 2012: Lester has pitched into the seventh inning 16 times and has allowed three or fewer runs 15 times. Lester had a season-high 12 strikeouts Aug. 12 in a 14-1 win over Cleveland.
  • LAST START: Aug. 30 at Anaheim, lost to the Angels 5-2; five earned runs on nine hits in 8.0 innings; two strikeouts to two walks; no home runs; 121 pitches, 71 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: May 14 at Fenway Park, won 6-1; one earned run on eight hits in 9.0 innings; six strikeouts to no walks; 119 pitches, 73 for strikes.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 3-2, 3.48 ERA in eight starts covering 54.1 innings; 59 strikeouts to 13 walks; five home runs; 9.8 strikeouts per nine innings.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 2-2, 4.42 ERA in six starts covering 38.2 innings; 44 strikeouts to 10 walks; five home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Casper Wells (0-for-8), Miguel Olivo (2-for-12, .167 BA), Eric Thames (1-for-6, .167 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: Michael Saunders (3-for-6, .333 BA), Jesus Montero (3-for-9, .333 BA), Brendan Ryan (2-for-6, .333 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. LESTER: 23-for-99, .232 BA, one home run, 32 strikeouts.
AL WEST STANDINGS

TeamWLPct.GBHomeRoadLast 10Streak
Rangers8054.597--43-2537-297-3Won 2
Athletics7658.5674.042-2834-309-1Lost 1
Angels7263.5338.536-2934-347-3Won 1
Mariners6670.48515.035-3231-385-5Won 2
MARINERS / STATS NOTES

  • CURRENT HOME STAND: Three vs. L.A. Angels, three vs. the Boston Red Sox Monday-Wednesday, three vs. Oakland Athletics Friday-Sunday.
  • HOME STAND PROMOTIONS: Tuesday -- Military Special Night: Military personnel receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats. Available at the Safeco Field box office and Mariners Team Stores with valid Military ID. Limit 4 per hero per game. Ceremonial first pitch: Seattle Seahawk safety Kam Chancellor. Wednesday --  First 10,000 fans will receive free peanuts with a compostable bag, presented by BASF; ceremonial first pitch: Kasey Keller, former Sounders goalkeeper. Senior Special Day: Fans 60 and over receive $5 off select View Level seats or $10 off select Main Level seats. Available at the Safeco Field box office and Mariners Team Stores with a valid ID. One ticket per senior per game.
  • MARINERS VS. RED SOX: Mariners 163-217 all-time vs. the Red Sox, including 36-30at Safeco Field. Red Sox won a two-game series at Fenway Park May 14-15; split a four-game series at Safeco Field June 28-July 1. Mariners last swept a three-game series from the Red Sox at Safeco June 25-27, 2007; Red Sox last swept a three-game series in Seattle Sept. 13-15, 2010.
  • LOG: With Monday's 2-1 victory over the Red Sox, the Mariners have won 17 of their past 20 games at Safeco Field . . . Mariners are 30-19 since the All-Star break, tied with Baltimore for the second-best record in the majors (behind Oakland) . . . The Mariners are 15-18 all-time on Labor Day. . . Mariners have won 12 of their last 16 day games . . . Mariners are 15-23 against the AL East . . . Jason Vargas has 14 victories, a career and team high. He is the first Seattle pitcher other than Felix Hernandez to win 14 games in a season since 2003 when Jamie Moyer won 21, Joel Pineiro 16 and Gil Meche 15 . . . OF Franklin Gutierrez has recorded at least one hit in five of seven games since his return from the disabled list . . . OF Michael Saunders was out of the lineup for the ninth time in 10 games Monday as he works to rehab a groin strain suffered in an outfield collision with Eric Thames. "He's getting a little better every day, so we'll see how he feels after he has some more activity," manager Eric Wedge said. "I just want to work it to the point where when we get him in there next time, we can keep him there." . . . Shawn Kelley and Mike Carp are expected to be among the players called up from AAA Tacoma Tuesday, when the Rainiers season ends . . . Wednesday's game, originally scheduled for 12:40 p.m., has been moved to 7:10 p.m.
  • SEASON SUMMARY: Series Record: Won 19, Split 2,Lost 23 . . . Sweeps: 6; Swept: 5 . . . Longest Win Streak: 8 (Aug. 15-21); Longest Losing Streak: 7 (April 28-May 4) . . . vs. AL East: 15-23;vs. AL Central:24-16; vs. AL West: 18-21; vs. LAA: 5-8; vs. Oak:7-6; vs. Tex: 6-7; vs. NL West: 8-10; vs.Interleague: 8-10. . . Biggest Lead: 1.0, April 7; Farthest Behind: 17.5, July 15 . . . Most Runs Scored: 21, May 30 at Texas (21-8); Most Runs Allowed: 11, April 9 at Texas . . . Walk-Off Wins: 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: Marinersrank 14th (AL) in runs (526), 14th in hits (1057), 13th in doubles (194), eighth in triples (22) and 11th in home runs (119) . . . Rank 14th in batting average (.231),14th in on-base percentage (.293), 14th in slugging (.362) and14th in OPS (.655) . . . Batting 244-for-987 (.247) with runners in scoring position after going 1-for-5 Monday. . . Batting Average: John Jaso, .273; Hits: Kyle Seager, 120; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 75; Home Runs: Kyle Seager, Jesus Montero, 15; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 77 . . 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 (2): Jesus Montero, Justin Smoak, 3rd inning, May 20, at Colorado; Miguel Olivo, Dustin Ackley, 8th inning, July 2, vs. Baltimore.
  • PITCHING: Mariners third in ERA (3.72), third in hits allowed (1119), third in runs allowed (535), sixth in home runs allowed (139), sixth in walks (376) and seventh strikeouts (979) . . . Games: Tom Wilhelmsen, 62; Starts: Jason Vargas, 29; Wins: Vargas, 14; ERA: Hernandez 2.51; Complete Games: Hernandez 5 . . . Shutouts: Hernandez 5; Saves: Wilhelmsen, 23.
  • 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).
  • DISABLED LIST: George Sherrill (60-day, April 13, strained flexor bundle).
  • EX-MARINERS VS. CURRENT MARINERS: April 19Jack Hannahan, Indians, 2-run single in ninth off Brandon League in Tribe's 2-1 win; April 28Brandon Morrow, Blue Jays, one earned run over 7.0 innings in 7-0 win; May 11, Raul Ibanez, Yankees, 3-run homer off Felix Hernandez in 6-2 win; May 12Raul Ibanez, Yankees, solo homer off Hector Noesi in 6-2 win; May 15, David Ortiz, Red Sox, solo homer off Blake Beaven in 5-0 Red Sox win; May 16, Shin-Soo Choo (3), Asdrubal Cabrera (2) and Jose Lopez (1) combined for 6 hits in 9-3 Cleveland win; May 17, Casey Kotchman (2), Cabrera (2), Jose Lopez (1), Choo (1) had six of Cleveland's 10 hits, plus 5 RBIs, in a 6-5 win; July 4, Chris Tillman recorded first win of the year in a 4-2 Baltimore win by allowing two runs over 8.1 innings; July 13, Adrian Beltre two-run HR off Kevin Millwood in a 3-2 Texas win at Safeco Field; July 15, Beltre had three hits and two RBIs in a 4-0 Texas win over Seattle at Safeco Field; July 23, Four ex-Mariners played roles in beating the Mariners 4-1: Ichiro, traded 3 1/2 hours before the opening pitch, singled and stole his 16th base; Alex Rodriguez belted his 40th career home run at Safeco Field; Raul Ibanezhad an RBI single; Rafael Soriano notched the save; July 26, Soriano notched his 26th save in New York's 5-2 win over the Mariners at Safeco Field; 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.HomeRoadDayNightvs. RHPvs. LHPHit HRNo HR
66-7035-3231-3820-2345-4944-5022-2044-3220-38
MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg.HomeRoadRHROBPSLGOPSRISP
.231.214.246526119.293.362.655.247
MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec.ERAIPRERHRBAOBPSLG
66-703.721218.0535503139.245.306.390
PROBABLE PITCHERS

DateDayOpp.Probable Pitchers
9/4Tuevs. BosBlake Beavan (9-8, 4.95) vs. Jon Lester (8-11, 5.01)
9/5Wedvs. BosKevin Millwood (4-12, 4.38) vs. Aaron Cook (3-8, 5.35)
MARINERS 2012 SCHEDULE/RESULTSMarch (1-1)

Gm.#DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
13/28at OakW, 3-11-0W: Wilhelmsen (1-0); L: Carignan (0-1)
23/29at OakL, 4-11-1W: Colon (1-0); L: Kelley (0-1)
April (10-12)

Gm. #DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
34/6at OakW, 7-32-1W: Vargas (1-0); L: McCarthy (0-1)
44/7at OakW, 8-73-1W: Hernandez (1-0); L: Colon (1-1)
54/9at TexL, 11-53-2W: Darvish (1-0); L: Noesi (0-1)
64/10at TexL, 1-03-3W: Feliz (1-0); L: Beavan (0-1)
74/11at TexW, 4-34-3W: Luetge (1-0); L: Nathan (0-2)
84/12at TexL, 5-34-4W: Holland (1-0); L: Vargas (1-1
94/13vs OakL, 4-04-5W: Colon (2-1); L: Hernandez (1-1)
104/14vs. OakW, 4-05-5W: Noesi (1-1); L: Milone (1-1)
114/15vs. OakW, 5-36-5W: Beavan (1-1); L: Godfrey (0-2)
124/17vs. CleL, 9-86-6W: Perez (0-1); L: Furbush (0-1)
134/18vs. CleW, 4-17-6W: Vargas (2-1); L: Lowe (2-1)
144/19vs. CleL, 2-17-7W: Tomlin (1-1); L: League (0-1)
154/20vs. CWSL, 7-37-8W: Sale (2-1); L: Noesi (1-2)
164/21vs. CWSL, 4-07-9W: Humber (1-0); Beavan (1-2)
174/22vs. CWSL, 7-47-10W: Danks (2-2); L: Millwood (0-1)
184/24at DetW, 7-48-10W: Vargas (3-1); L: Scherzer (1-2)
194/25at DetW, 9-19-10W: Fernandez (2-1); L: Wilk (0-3)
204/26at DetW, 5-410-10W: Furbush (1-1); L: Porcello (1-2)
214/27at TorW, 9-511-10W: Furbush (2-1); L: Perez (2-1)
224/28at TorL, 7-011-11W: Morrow (2-1); L: Millwood (0-2)
234/29at TorL, 7-211-12W: Alvarez (1-2); L: Vargas (3-2)
244/30at TBL, 3-211-13W: Howell (1-0); L: League (0-2)
May (12-17)

Gm. #DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
255/1at TBL, 3-111-14W: Moore (1-1); L: Noesi (1-3)
265/2at TBL, 5-411-15W: Shields (5-0); L: Beavan (1-3)
275/3at TBL, 4-311-16W: Niemann (2-3); L: Millwood (0-3)
285/4vs. MinL, 3-211-17W: Pavano (2-2); L: Wilhelmsen (1-1)
295/5vs. MinW, 7-012-17W: Hernandez (3-1); L: Marquis (2-1)
305/6vs. MinW, 5-213-17W: Noesi (2-3): L: Blackburn (0-4)
315/7vs. DetW, 3-214-17W: Delabar (1-0); L: Dotel (1-1)
325/8vs. DetL, 6-414-18W: Verlander (3-1); L: Millwood (0-4)
335/9vs. DetW, 2-115-18W: Vargas (4-2); L: Putkoen (0-1)
345/11at NYYL, 6-215-19W: Kuroda (3-4); L: Hernandez (3-2)
355/12at NYYL, 6-215-20W: Hughes (3-4); L: Noesi (2-4)
365/13at NYYW, 6-216-20W: Millwood (1-4); L: Pettitte (0-1)
375/14at BosL, 6-116-21L: Lester (2-3); L: Vargas (4-3)
385/15at BosL, 5-016-22W: Beckett (3-4); L: Beavan (1-4)
395/16at CleL, 9-316-23W: Jimenez (4-3): L: Hernandez (3-3)
405/17at CleL, 6-516-24W: Smith (4-1); L: League (0-3)
415/18at ColW, 4-017-24W: Millwood (2-4); L: White (0-3)
425/19at ColW, 10-318-24W: Vargas (5-3); L: Friedrich (1-1)
435/20at ColW, 6-419-24W: Beavan (2-4); L: Guthrie (2-2)
445/21vs. TexW, 6-120-24W: Hernandez (4-3); L: Darvish (6-2)
455/22vs. TexL, 3-120-25W: Harrison (5-3): L: Noesi (2-5)
465/23vs. TexW, 5-321-25W: Millwood (3-4); L: Feldman (0-2)
475/24vs. LAAL, 3-021-26W: Haren (2-5); L: Vargas (5-4)
485/25vs. LAAL, 6-421-27W: Isringhausen (1-0); L: League (0-4)
495/26vs. LAAL, 5-321-28W: Williams (5-2); L: Hernandez (4-4)
505/27vs. LAAL, 4-221-29W: Wilson (5-4); L: Noesi (2-6)
515/28at TexL, 4-221-30W: Harrison (6-3); L: Delabar (1-1)
525/29at TexW, 10-322-30W: Vargas (6-4); L: Feldman (0-3)
535/30at TexW, 21-823-30W: Beaven (3-4); L: Holland (4-4)
June (11-16)

Gm. #DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
546/1at CWSL, 7-423-31W: Jesse Crain (1-0); L: Shawn Kelly (0-2)
556/2at CWSW, 10-824-31W: Wilhelmsen (2-1); L: Reed (0-1)
566/3at CWSL, 4-224-32W: Sale (7-2); L: Millwood (3-5)
576/4at LAAW, 8-625-32W: Vargas (7-4); L: Santana (2-7)
586/5at LAAL, 6-125-33W: Richards (1-0); L: Beavan (3-5)
596/6at LAAW, 8-626-33W: Kelley (1-2); L: Williams (6-3)
606/8vs. LADW, 1-027-33W: Pryor (1-0); L: Elbert (0-1)
616/9vs. LADL, 8-3-27-34W: Kershaw (5-3): L: Vargas (7-5)
626/10vs. LADL, 8-227-35W: Billingsley (4-4); L: Beavan (3-6)
636/12vs. SDPL, 5-427-36W: Richard (3-7); L: Hernandez (4-5)
646/13vs. SDPL, 1-027-37W: Marquis (3-5); L: Noesi (2-7)
656/14vs. SDPL, 6-227-38W: Volquez (3-6); L: Ramirez (0-1)
666/15vs. SFL, 4-227-39W: Vogelsong (6-2); L: Vargas (7-6)
676/16vs. SFW, 7-428-39W: Iwakuma (1-0); L: Lincecum (2-8)
686/17vs. SFW, 2-129-39W: Wilhelmsen (3-1); L: Romo (2-1)
696/18at AZL, 7-129-40W: Miley (8-3); L: Noesi (2-8)
706/19at AZW, 12-930-40W: Furbush (3-1); L: Putz (1-4)
716/20at AZL, 14-1030-41W: Cahill (6-5): L: Vargas (7-7)
726/22at SDPL, 9-530-42W: Richard (5-7); L: Millwood (3-6)
736/23at SDPW, 5-131-42W: Fernandez (5-5); L: Marquis (3-7)
746/24at SDPL, 2-031-43W: Volquez (4-7); L: Noesi (2-9)
756/25vs. OakL, 1-031-44W: Milone (8-5); L: Ramirez (0-2)
766/26vs. OakW, 3-232-44W: Furbush (4-1); L: Miller (2-1)
776/27vs. OakL, 2-132-45W: Parker (4-3); L: Iwakuma (1-1)
786/28vs. BosW, 1-033-45W: Hernandez (6-5); L: Atchison (2-1)
796/29vs. BosL, 5-033-46W: Cook (2-1); L: Noesi (2-10)
806/30vs. BosW, 3-234-46W: Kelley (2-2); L: Aceves (0-5)
July (15-11)

Gm. #DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
817/1vs. BosL, 2-134-47W: Padilla (2-0); L: League (0-5)
827/2vs. BalW, 6-335-47W: Delabar (2-1); L: Hammel (8-4)
837/3vs. BalL, 5-435-48W: Day (5-0); L: Furbush (4-2)
847/4vs. BalL, 4-235-49W: Tillman (1-0); L: Noesi (2-11)
857/6at OakL, 4-235-50W: Norberto (1-1); L: Perez (0-1)
867/7at OakW, 7-136-50W: Vargas (8-7); L: Parker (5-4)
877/8at OakL, 2-136-51W: Norberto (2-1); L: Perez (0-2)
887/13vs. TexL, 3-236-52W: Holland (6-4); L: Millwood (3-7)
897/14vs. TexW, 7-037-52W: Hernandez (7-5); L: Darvish (10-6)
907/15vs. TexL, 4-037-53W: Harrison (12-4); L: Iwakuma (1-2)
917/16at KCW, 9-438-53W: Vargas (9-7); L: Sanchez (1-6)
927/17at KCW, 9-639-53W: Beavan (4-6): L: Verdugo (0-1)
937/18at KCL, 8-739-54W: Holland (4-2); L: Kinney (0-1)
947/19at KCW, 6-140-54W: Hernandez (8-5); L: Smith (0-1)
957/20at TBL, 4-340-55W: McGee (3-2); L: Wilhelmsen (3-2)
967/21at TBW, 2-141-55W: Vargas (10-7); L: Cobb (4-7)
977/22at TBW, 2-142-55W: Beavan (2-1); L: Moore (6-7)
987/23vs. NYYL, 4-142-56W: Kuroda (10-7); L: Millwood (3-8)
997/24vs. NYYW, 4-243-56W: Hernandez (9-5); L: Garcia (4-4)
1007/25vs. NYYL, 5-243-57W: Phelps (2-3); L: Luetge (1-1)
1017/26vs. KCW, 4-144-57W: Vargas (11-7); L: Mendoza (4-7)
1027/27vs. KCW, 6-145-57W: Beavan (6-6); L: Guthrie (3-11)
1037/28vs. KCW, 4-346-57W: Millwood (4-8); L: Chen (7-9)
1047/29vs. KCW, 7-647-57W: Perez (1-2); L: Mijares (2-2)
1057/30vs. TorW, 4-148-57W: Iwakuma (2-2); Romero (8-8)
1067/31vs. TorW, 7-249-57W: Vargas (12-7); L: Laffey (2-2)

August (15-12)

Gm. #DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
1078/1vs. TorW, 5-350-57W: Beavan (7-6); L: Villanueva (6-1)
1088/3at NYYL, 6-350-58W: Sabathia (11-3); L: Millwood (4-9)
1098/4at NYYW, 1-051-58W: Hernandez (10-5); L: Kuroda (10-8)
1108/5at NYYL, 6-251-59W: Garcia (5-5); L: Iwakuma (2-3)
1118/6at BalL, 3-151-60W: Tillman (5-1); L: Vargas (12-8)
1128/7at BalL, 8-751-61W: O'Day (6-0); L: Kelley (2-3)
1138/8at BalL, 9-251-62W: Johnson (1-0); L: Millwood (4-10)
1148/10at LAAL, 6-551-63W: Frieri (2-0); L: Kinney (0-2)
1148/11at LAAW, 7-452-63W: Iwakuma (3-3); L: Haren (8-9)
1168/12at LAAW, 4-153-63W: Vargas (13-8); L: Weaver (15-2)
1178/13vs. TBL, 4-153-64W: Cobb (7-8); L: Beavan (7-7)
1188/14vs. TBW, 3-254-64W: Pryor (2-0); L: Rodney (2-2)
1198/15vs. TBW, 1-055-64W: Hernandez (11-5); L: Hellickson (7-8)
1208/17vs. MinW, 5-356-64W: Iwakuma (4-3); L: Blackburn (4-9)
1218/18vs. MinW, 3-257-64W: Wilhelmsen (4-2); L: Robertson (1-1)
1228/19vs. MinW, 5-158-64W: Beavan (8-7); L: Deduno (4-1)
1238/20vs. CleW, 5-359-64W: Furbush (5-2): L: Smith (7-4)
1248/21vs. CleW, 5-160-64W:  F. Hernandez (12-5); L: R. Hernandez (0-2)
1258/22vs. CleW, 3-161-64W: Pryor (3-0); L: Pestano (3-1)
1268/24at CWSL, 9-861-65W: Reed (3-1); L: Wilhelmsen (4-3)
1278/25at CWSL, 5-361-66W:  Jones (6-0); L: Beavan (8-8)
1288/26at CWSL, 4-361-67W: Jones (7-0); L: Millwood (4-11)
1298/27at MinW, 1-062-67W: Hernandez (13-5); L: Hendriks (0-7)
1308/28at MinW, 5-263-67W: Iwakuma (5-3); L: Diamond (10-6)
1318/29at MinL, 10-063-68W: Deduno (5-2); L: Vargas (13-9)
1328/30at MinW, 5-464-68W: Beavan (9-8); L: Duensing (3-10)
1338/31vs. LAAL, 9-164-69W: Haren (9-10); L: Millwood (4-12)
September (2-1)

Gm. #DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
1349/1vs. LAAL, 5-264-70W: Santana (8-11); L: Hernandez (13-6)
1359/2vs. LAAW, 2-165-70W: Iwakuma (6-3); L: Weaver (16-4)
1369/3vs. BosW, 4-166-70W: Vargas (14-9); L: Buchholz (11-5)
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1389/5vs. Bos---------
1399/7vs. Oak---------
1409/8vs. Oak---------
1419/9vs. Oak---------
1429/11at Tor---------
1439/12at Tor---------
1449/13at Tor---------
1459/14at Tex---------
1469/15at Tex---------
1479/16at Tex---------
1489/17vs. Bal---------
1499/18vs. Bal---------
1509/19vs. Bal---------
1519/21vs. Tex---------
1529/22vs. Tex---------
1539/23vs. Tex---------
1549/25at LAA---------
1559/26at LAA---------
1569/27at LAA---------
1579/28at Oak---------
1589/29at Oak---------
1599/30at Oak---------
October

Gm. #DateOpp.W/LRec.Win / Loss
16010/1vs. LAA---------
16110/2vs. LAA---------
16210/3vs. LAA---------

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