138: Time For Millwood To Get With The Program

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by Sportspress Northwest Staff

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Posted on September 6, 2012 at 5:30 PM

GAME: Red Sox (63-74, 4th, AL East, - 14.0 GB) at Mariners (66-71, 4th, AL West, - 15.0 GB). GAME #: 138. SERIES: 3rd of 3 games. MEETING: 9th (Red Sox lead 5-3). WHEN: Tuesday, 7:10 p.m., Safeco Field. PROBABLE PITCHERS: RHP Aaron Cook (Boston, 3-8, 5.35) vs. RHP Kevin Millwood (Seattle, 4-12, 4.38). STREAKS: Mariners L 1; Red Sox W 1. TV: ROOT Sports, MLB TV. RADIO: ESPN 710-AM (Seattle), Mariners Radio Network

Although the Mariners lost to the Red Sox 4-3 Tuesday, they are 30-20 since the All-Star break after finishing the first half 15 games below .500 (36-51). Despite the turnaround, RHP Kevin Millwood has yet to join the party. He's searching for his first win since July 28 after going 0-4, 5.97 in six starts in the month of August.

Millwood will be coming off the worst of those six August outings Wednesday when the Mariners close out their three-game series with the Red Sox. Last Friday, Millwood allowed four earned runs in 4.0 innings, allowing nine hits with four walks and just one strikeout.

"I wasn't very good from the first pitch," Millwood said after that game. "Nothing was really working. I wasn't locating the ball and it showed."

Aaron Cook, who will oppose Millwood Wednesday, didn't have anything working in his last start, either. Oakland knocked him around for six runs on seven hits in 2.2 innings in what became a 20-2 Athletics victory.

"I was leaving balls up in the middle of the plate to a real good-hitting team that's really hot right now. They were hitting it on the barrel -- not a good night," said Cook.

A closer look at Wednesday's probables:MARINERS: RHP Kevin Millwood (4-12, 4.38 ERA, 1.42 WHIP)

In his 16th major league season and first with the Mariners, Millwood is making his 27th start and first against the Red Sox. Millwood has lost four consecutive decisions, has won just once since May 23 (one win, eight losses, six no decisions), and is coming off a 9-1 loss to the Los Angeles Angels Aug. 31 at Safeco Field.

A native of Gastonia, NC., the 6-4, 230-pound Millwood was selected by the Atlanta Braves in the 11th round of the 1993 amateur draft.

Millwood made his major league debut July 14, 1997, winning in relief for the Braves against Philadelphia. During his career, Millwood pitched for the Braves (1997-02), Philadelphia (2003-04), Cleveland (2005), Texas (2006-09), Baltimore (2010) and Colorado (2011) before joining the Mariners.

Millwood twice won 18 games in a season, going 18-7 for the 1999 Braves and 18-8 for the 2002 Braves. Millwood led the National League in starts with 35 in 2000, led the NL in shutouts in 2003 with three, led the American League in ERA in 2005 at 2.86, and the AL in losses in 2010 with 16.

Millwood represented Atlanta in the 1999 All-Star Game.

During his American League career, Millwood made 24 starts against the Mariners, posting an 8-13 record with a 4.91 ERA.

Millwood signed with the Mariners Jan. 24 as a free agent, and earned the fifth spot in the rotation with a strong performance during spring training.

Millwood has a career record of 167-152, 4.12 ERA.

  • LAST START: Aug. 31 at Safeco Field, lost 9-1 to the Angels; four earned runs on nine hits in 5.0 innings; one strikeout to four walks; one home run; 117 pitches, 73 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. RED SOX: Sept. 22, 2010, pitching for Baltimore, lost to the Red Sox 6-1; six earned runs on seven hits in 5.0 innings; five strikeouts, one walk, two home runs.
  • CAREER VS. RED SOX: 6-5, 4/05 ERA in 17 starts covering 104.1 innings; 74 strikeouts to 37 walks; 1.35 WHIP; 5.3 strikeouts per nine innings; 12 home runs.
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: 5-13, 4.79 ERA in 26 starts covering 150.1 innings; 87 strikeouts to 41 walks; 5.2 strikeouts per nine innings; 16 home runs.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Dustin Pedroia (4-for-19, .211 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: James Loney (4-for-7, .571 BA), Ryan Sweeney (7-for-17, .412 BA), Scott Podsednik (9-for-30, .300 BA).
  • CURRENT RED SOX VS. MILLWOOD: 43-for-132, .326 BA, six home runs, 14 strikeouts.
Millwood / 2012

  • April 11 (ND, 0-0): One earned run on four hits over 6 innings; a no-decision in a 4-3 Seattle victory over Texas; struck out seven, walked three; threw 103 pitches, 61 for strikes.
  • April 17 (ND, 0-0): Couldn’t hold an 8-1 lead, but took a no-decision after allowing seven runs on nine hits in four innings in Seattle’s 9-8 loss to Cleveland.
  • April 22 (L, 0-1): Shelled for the second consecutive starts (five earned runs in 6.0 IP) in a 7-4 loss to Cleveland at Safeco.
  • April 28 (L, 0-2): Lost 7-0 at Toronto despite allowing just one earned run on seven hits over 7.0 innings.
  • May 3 (L, 0-3): Dropped a 4-3 decision to Jeff Niemann and the Tampa Bay Rays, falling to 0-3; four earned runs on seven in 6.1 innings; struck out five and walked two, throwing 107 pitches, 66 for strikes.
  • May 8 (L, 0-4): Fell to Justin Verlander and Tigers 6-4 at Safeco Field; raked for five earned runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings; struck out six, walked two; threw 113 pitches, 68 for strikes.
  • May 13 (W, 1-4): Won his first game as a Mariner by beating New York; one earned run on three hits over 7.0 innings; struck out six, walked four; threw 90 pitches, 55 for strikes.
  • May 18 (W, 2-4): At Coors Field, threw a complete-game, two-hit shutout over the Rockies, becoming just the ninth opposing pitcher to blank the Rockies at Coors with two or fewer hits; first complete game in nine years.
  • May 23 (W, 3-4): At Safeco Field, defeated Texas 5-3; did not allow a run and only three hits in 6.0 innings, his third consecutive victory after starting out 0-4; struck out two, walked one.
  • May 28 (ND, 3-4): At Rangers Ballpark, had a no-decision in 4-2 loss; one earned run on four hits.
  • June 3 (L, 3-5): At Chicago, lost to the White Sox 4-2; four earned runs on seven hits; matched a season high with five walks (vs. four strikeouts); 95 pitches, 58 for strikes.
  • June 8 (ND, 3-5): At Safeco Field worked 6.0 innings before departing with a groin injury. Millwood became the fourth pitcher to have participated in a no-hitter and a combined no-bitter.
  • June 16 (ND, 3-5): At Safeco Field vs. San Francisco, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 7-4 victory; three earned runs on nine hits in 5.0 innings; struck out four, walked one.
  • June 22 (L, 3-6): Lost at San Diego 9-5; five earned runs on eight hits in 5.0 innings; struck out three and walked three; one home run.
  • June 27 (ND, 3-6): Vs Oakland at Safeco Field, took a no-decision in a 2-1 Seattle loss.
  • July 6 (ND, 3-6): At Oakland, took a no-decision in 4-1 loss; three hits and no runs over 7.0 innings; struck out seven and walked two.
  • July 13 (L, 3-7): At Safeco Field, lost to the Texas Rangers 3-2; three earned runs on eight hits over 6.2 innings; struck out four, walked two; one home run.
  • July 18 (ND, 3-7): At Kansas City, took a no-decision in an 8-7 loss to the Royals; seven earned runs on 10 hits in 5.0 innings; struck out two, walked one, one home run.
  • July 23 (L, 3-8): Vs. New York, lost 4-1; three earned runs on nine hits over 7.0 innings; fanned five, walked three; threw 102 pitches, 68 for strikes.
  • July 28 (W, 4-8): At Safeco Field, defeated the Royals 4-3 and ended a streak of 10 starts without a win; one earned run on six hits over 6.1 innings; fanned three and walked one.
  • Aug. 3 (L, 4-9): At Yankee Stadium, lost 6-3; four earned runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings; three strikeouts, one walk, one home run; 109 pitches, 69 for strikes.
  • Aug. 8 (L, 4-10): At Baltimore, lost 9-2; four earned runs on nine hits in 6.0 innings; three strikeouts, one walk, one home run; 109 pitches, 69 for strikes.
  • Aug. 14 (ND, 4-10): At Safeco Field, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 3-2 win over Tampa Bay; two earned runs on eight hits over 7.0 innings; season-high eight strikeouts, one walk; 102 pitches, 64 for strikes.
  • Aug. 20 (ND, 4-10): At Safeco Field, took a no-decision in Seattle’s 5-3 win over the Cleveland Indians; three earned runs on five hits in 6.0 innings; no strikeouts, three walks, one home run.
  • Aug. 26 (L, 4-11): At U.S. Cellular Field, lost 4-3; three earned runs on seven hits in 6.2 innings; three strikeouts to one walk; forced to stand in the rain for six minutes while the grounds crew worked on the field, immediately after which he gave up a massive home run.
  • Aug. 31 (L, 4-12): At Safeco Field, lost 9-1 to the Angels; four earned runs on nine hits in 5.0 innings; one strikeout to four walks; one home run; 117 pitches, 73 for strikes.
RED SOX: RHP Aaron Cook (3-8, 5.35 ERA, 1.35 WHIP)

The 33-year-old Cook, in his 11th major league season and first with the Red Sox, is making his 14th start and second against the Mariners. Cook, who has had half a dozen starts this season at AAA Pawtucket, blanked the Mariners 5-0 at Safeco Field June 29. He has lost his last three starts, including a 20-2 setback at Oakland Aug. 31.

A native of Fort Campbell, KY., the 6-3, 215-pound Cook played prep baseball at Hamilton (OH.) High School. The Colorado Rockies selected him in the second round of the 1997 amateur draft.

Cook pitched in the Colorado system until Aug. 10, 2002, when he made his major league debut in a 15-1 loss to the Chicago Cubs. Cook allowed one run on two hits in two innings and did not factor in the decision.

Cook went 2-1 in 2002 and pitched for the Rockies through the 2011 season. He had his best year in 2008 when he won 16 games and made the National League All-Star team (pitched three scoreless innings). Cook went 72-68, 4.53 in his 10 years with the Rockies.

Following the 2011 season, the Rockies granted Cook free agency and he signed with the Red Sox Jan. 9 on a minor league deal. Recovering from shoulder and knee injuries that plagued him in 2010 and 2011, Cook began the 2012 season with Pawtucket.

  • 2012: He went 3-0 in six stars at Pawtucket, went on the disabled list and was activated June 24 to replace teammate Clay Buchholz, who was scratched from the rotation due to illness. Cook has been a fixture in Boston's rotation since June 24. He has pitched into the seventh inning four times and allowed three or fewer earned runs six times.
  • LAST START: Aug. 31 at Oakland, lost 20-2; six earned runs on seven hits in 2.2 innings; no strikeouts, no walks, one home run; 37 pitches, 29 for strikes.
  • LAST VS. MARINERS: June 29, defeated Seattle 5-0; two hits over 9.0 innings; two strikeouts, no walks, no home runs.
  • CAREER VS. MARINERS: 1-0, 0.00 ERA in one start (see above).
  • AT SAFECO FIELD: Same as career.
  • LOVES TO FACE: Chone Figgins (0-for-10), Brendan Ryan (1-for-6, .167 BA), Miguel Olivo (1-for-5, .200 BA).
  • HATES TO FACE: John Jaso (1-for-3, .333 BA).
  • CURRENT MARINERS VS. COOK: 3-for-39, .077 BA, one home runs, five strikeouts.
AL WEST STANDINGS

TeamWLPct.GBHomeRoadLast 10Streak
Rangers8055.593--43-2537-306-4Lost 1
Athletics7659.5634.042-2934-308-2Lost 2
Angels7363.5377.536-2937-347-3Won 2
Mariners6671.48215.035-3331-385-5Lost 1
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: Wednesday -- Free Peanuts With Compostable Bag: 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 163-218 all-time vs. the Red Sox, including 36-31at Safeco Field. Red Sox won a two-game series against the Mariners 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: Despite Tuesday's 4-3 loss to Boston, the Mariners have 66 victories, just one shy of the club's entire 2011 total . . . Although Blake Beavan took the loss, evening his record at 9-9, he is 6-3, 4.12 ERA in 10 starts since rejoining the Mariners July 17 . . . Franklin Gutierrez and Kyle Seager hit back-to-back home runs in the third inning, just the third time this season the Mariners have had consecutive long balls and the first time since July 2 . . . Jesus Montero went 3-for-4 Tuesday and is 7-for-15 on the homestand . . . American League named Felix Hernandez its Pitcher of the Month for August after he went 4-0 with three shutouts with a 1.08 ERA. His month included the 23rd perfect game in history, Aug. 15 vs. Tampa Bay . . . The Mariners Tuesday called up seven players from AAA Tacoma, including DH/1B Mike Carp, DH/1B Luis Jimenez, RHP Shawn Kelley, INF Alex Liddi, RHP Hector Noesi, INF Carlos Triunfel and OF Casper Wells . . . The Mariners also traded minor league catcher Guillermo Quiroz to the Red Sox in exchange for cash considerations. Quiroz, 30, hit .278 with 45 runs, 15 doubles, a triple and 15 homers in 89 games with AAA Tacoma . . .  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: 15-24;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 (529),14th in hits (1069), 14th in doubles (194), eighth in triples (23) and11th in home runs (121) . . .Rank 14th in batting average (.232), 14th in on-base percentage (.294),14th in slugging (.363) and14th in OPS (.657) . . . Batting 245-for-997 (.247) with runners in scoring position after going 1-for-10 Tuesday . . . Batting Average: John Jaso, .273; Hits: Kyle Seager, 122; Runs: Dustin Ackley, 76; Home Runs: Kyle Seager, 16; RBIs: Kyle Seager, 78 . . 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 (1129), third in runs allowed (539), sixth in home runs allowed (141),sixth in walks (378) and seventh strikeouts (983) . . . 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
66-7135-3331-3820-2345-5044-5022-2144-3320-38
MARINERS BATTING PROFILE

Avg.HomeRoadRHROBPSLGOPSRISP
.232.216.246529121.294.363.657.246
MARINERS PITCHING PROFILE

Rec.ERAIPRERHRBAOBPSLG
66-713.731227.0539507141.245.306.391
PROBABLE PITCHERS

DateDayOpp.Probable Pitchers
9/5Wedvs. BosKevin Millwood (4-12, 4.38) vs. Aaron Cook (3-8, 5.35)
9/7Frivs. OakFelix Hernandez (13-6, 2.51) vs. A.J. Griffin (4-0, 2.26)
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 (2-2)

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)
1379/4vs. BosL, 4-366-71W: Lester (9-11); L: Beavan (9-9)
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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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