|SEATTLE ( BONDERMAN )|
LA ANGELS ( BLANTON )
|923||SEATTLE||+145||Ov 9,-105||+182||Ov 9,+100|
|924||LA ANGELS||-155||Un 9,-115||-195||Un 9,-120|
|vs Right-handed Starters||19-28||-9.8||20-24||3.3||0.236||0.299||4.3||0.250||0.303|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+1.4||2-5||2.9||0.231||0.268||4.4||0.286||0.336|
|vs Right-handed Starters||23-29||-14.7||32-19||4.7||0.271||0.329||4.7||0.257||0.323|
|Past 7 Games||4-3||+0.4||3-3||5.9||0.329||0.391||3.6||0.229||0.274|
|6/4/2013||HERNANDEZ(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||PEAVY(R)||7-4||W||-150||6 un||O||11||5||0||7||1||0|
|6/5/2013||IWAKUMA(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||AXELROD(R)||5-7||L||-165||7 un||O||16||12||2||17||13||0|
|6/6/2013||HARANG(R)||NY YANKEES||HUGHES(R)||1-6||L||+105||7.5 un||U||4||6||0||9||3||1|
|6/7/2013||BONDERMAN(R)||NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)||4-1||W||+165||8 un||U||9||9||1||4||5||0|
|6/8/2013||SAUNDERS(L)||NY YANKEES||PETTITTE(L)||1-3||L||+120||7.5 un||U||4||5||0||10||9||0|
|6/9/2013||HERNANDEZ(R)||NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)||1-2||L||-145||6.5 ov||U||6||6||1||7||10||1|
|6/14/2013||SAUNDERS(L)||@ OAKLAND||MILONE(L)||3-2||W||165||7.5 un||U||10||9||1||7||6||1|
|6/15/2013||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ OAKLAND||GRIFFIN(R)||4-0||W||110||6.5 ov||U||9||7||0||6||5||0|
|6/16/2013||IWAKUMA(R)||@ OAKLAND||COLON(R)||2-10||L||120||7 un||O||8||5||0||17||10||0|
|6/17/2013||HARANG(R)||@ LA ANGELS||VARGAS(L)||3-11||L||185||8 un||O||7||6||1||21||11||1|
|6/18/2013||BONDERMAN(R)||@ LA ANGELS||BLANTON(R)|| |
|6/19/2013||SAUNDERS(L)||@ LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)|| |
|6/20/2013||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ LA ANGELS||HANSON(R)|| |
|6/25/2013|| ||PITTSBURGH|| || |
|6/4/2013||WEAVER(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||FELDMAN(R)||4-3||W||-180||7.5 un||U||8||4||1||8||8||0|
|6/5/2013||VARGAS(L)||CHICAGO CUBS||GARZA(R)||6-8||L||-155||7.5 ev||O||10||8||0||15||11||1|
|6/8/2013||HANSON(R)||@ BOSTON||DOUBRONT(L)||9-5||W||155||10.5 ov||O||12||12||2||14||14||1|
|6/8/2013||WILSON(L)||@ BOSTON||BUCHHOLZ(R)||2-7||L||150||8.5 ov||O||7||6||3||13||10||0|
|6/9/2013||BLANTON(R)||@ BOSTON||DEMPSTER(R)||5-10||L||145||10.5 un||O||9||9||2||11||7||0|
|6/10/2013||WEAVER(R)||@ BALTIMORE||GARCIA(R)||3-4||L||-125||9 ov||U||8||8||1||7||3||0|
|6/11/2013||VARGAS(L)||@ BALTIMORE||GONZALEZ(R)||2-3||L||105||9.5 ov||U||6||2||1||8||6||0|
|6/12/2013||WILLIAMS(R)||@ BALTIMORE||HAMMEL(R)||9-5||W||100||9.5 ev||O||12||6||1||10||6||2|
|6/14/2013||WILSON(L)||NY YANKEES||PETTITTE(L)||5-2||W||-155||8 un||U||13||10||1||6||7||0|
|6/15/2013||HANSON(R)||NY YANKEES||PHELPS(R)||6-2||W||-125||8 ov||P||12||10||1||5||4||0|
|6/16/2013||WEAVER(R)||NY YANKEES||SABATHIA(L)||5-6||L||-140||7 ov||O||9||7||2||9||3||0|
|6/25/2013|| ||@ DETROIT|| || |
|SEATTLE: HITTING: C/DH JESUS MONTERO was brought over from the Yankees to hit in the heart of the order. At age 22, his offensive potential is scary. OF ICHIRO SUZUKI is entering the twilight of his career, but he might still have another .300 season left. 2B DUSTIN ACKLEY is the kind of line-drive hitter who fits well in Safeco, but he needs to catch up to MLB pitching. 1B JUSTIN SMOAK has disappointed, but he's making strides and has 30-HR upside. OF CASPER WELLS could play everyday. He won't hit for average, but has the power Seattle needs. MIKE CARP figures to at least grab early at-bats against righties. He'll strike out, but has lots of power. OF FRANKLIN GUTIERREZ is out for at least a month with a pectoral injury, but will reclaim his starting gig based on his defense. Seattle would love to see OF MICHAEL SAUNDERS step up to replace Gutierrez, but he's shown no signs of being able to handle MLB pitching. C MIGUEL OLIVO still has solid power, but he's an all-or-nothing hitter. 3B CHONE FIGGINS isn't quite done, but he's close. He'll have to battle line-drive hitting KYLE SEAGER for a job. SS BRENDAN RYAN will stick around for defense, but his bat is barely good enough for a regular gig. |
STARTING PITCHING: FELIX HERNANDEZ had a touch of bad luck last year, but he's one of the few pitchers in baseball who's a lock for 200 strikeouts. JASON VARGAS just keeps throwing strikes and letting his defense make plays. He'll get by fine again in spacious Safeco. BLAKE BEAVAN doesn't have a strikeout pitch, but he'll make few mistakes and get some outs thanks to a strong defense. HECTOR NOESI, who also came over from New York with Montero, isn't a big strikeout pitcher, but has good control and is savvy enough to get his shot in Seattle's rotation this year. 37-year-old journeyman KEVIN MILLWOOD will fill out the fifth spot in the rotation after a solid spring. Top prospect DANNY HULTZEN could break into the bigs in 2012. The lefty has the polish of a big leaguer right now, though his ceiling is more good-not-great.
RELIEF PITCHING: Like many rebuilding teams, the Mariners will continue to shop their closer. BRANDON LEAGUE will pick up saves in Seattle, but he's more of a groundball pitcher than a strikeout artist. He'd likely be ticketed for a set-up role elsewhere. If League is traded, the closer role is wide open. SHAWN KELLEY came back from Tommy John surgery late last year and looked as good as ever. If he picks up where he left off last year, he'd be an obvious choice for ninth inning duties. CHANCE RUFFIN, part of the Doug Fister trade, has a strong minor-league track record. He could carve out a big role in this bullpen if he can improve his command.
|LA ANGELS: HITTING: SS ERICK AYBAR will likely get another crack at the leadoff spot by default. DH/OF BOBBY ABREU can still draw walks and run a little. 2B HOWIE KENDRICK traded batting average for more power last year. He's still one of baseball's better middle infield bats. 1B ALBERT PUJOLS should benefit from DH-ing a couple of times a year. OF TORII HUNTER is fading fast and may not provide middle-of-the-order power. OF VERNON WELLS has a better chance than Hunter to bounce back, and the Angels have to be patient considering his monster contract. MARK TRUMBO will get a look at 3B. If he can't get it done, ALBERTO CALLASPO would start and Trumbo would back-up first and DH. Speedy OF PETER BOURJOS will start in left, and top prospect MIKE TROUT will soon replace free agents-to-be Abreu or Hunter. KENDRYS MORALES could DH regularly if his ankle is healthy. CHRIS IANNETTA is no Mike Napoli, but he's a monster upgrade over Jeff Mathis. |
STARTING PITCHING: JERED WEAVER had a lot of things go right in 2011, and it's not hard to picture him as a Cy Young candidate again. But he faded late in the year, and may not belong in the upper echelon or pitchers. A cutter has led to DAN HAREN's rebirth. He's right there with Weaver, just a step behind the elite arms. C.J. WILSON may not get the same run support, but he should benefit from getting out of hitter-friendly Arlington; he had a 2.31 road ERA last year. ERVIN SANTANA never developed into a top-of-the-line starter, but he's become more consistent and settled in as a solid starter. Once a washed-out former prospect, JEROME WILLIAMS came back to the States from Taiwan and delivered three quality starts last September. He's not likely to have sustained success, but he does have the inside track for a rotation spot. Middling prospect GARRETT RICHARDS seems like the most likely candidate to step into the rotation in case of injury.
RELIEF PITCHING: JORDAN WALDEN will have the closer's role again entering the spring, but while he was overpowering he was also very shaky at times. He gave up seven runs over 2.2 innings in his last three appearances. RICH THOMPSON decided to lean on his cutter last year and the results were excellent. If Walden slips up, Thompson has to be in the closer conversation. LaTROY HAWKINS was solid with Milwaukee (2.42 ERA) and joins his ninth different team since 2003. He is expected to set up Walden as well. Lefty SCOTT DOWNS was far from dominant last year, despite his 1.34 ERA. But Scioscia does trust him in high-leverage situations, making him a possible fallback if Walden struggles. The Angels don't seem to have big plans for HISANORI TAKAHASHI, the most well-compensated long reliever in baseball.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER AL PREVIEW (SEATTLE-LA ANGELS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Mariners-Angels Preview* =========================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Seattle (31-39) at Los Angeles (30-39), 10:05 p.m. EDT
The Seattle Mariners' Jeremy Bonderman has turned in a pair of impressive outings since a miserable performance in his first major league start in three seasons.
The right-hander will try to keep rolling when he faces the hot-hitting Los Angeles Angels on Tuesday night.
Since getting tagged for seven runs in a 10-0 loss in Minnesota on June 2, Bonderman is 1-0 with a 0.64 ERA in two starts and might have earned a second win if not for a disastrous effort from the Seattle bullpen Wednesday against Houston.
Bonderman (1-1, 3.86 ERA) tossed eight scoreless innings against the Astros but the Mariners gave up six runs in the final frame of a 6-1 loss.
"What he is doing is getting the ball to both sides of the plate now, and you're starting to see more velocity," manager Eric Wedge said. "His effort was beyond the call really today especially in that type of ballgame."
Bonderman will try to help the Mariners (31-40) produce a better effort against the Angels (31-39) in his next outing. Seattle has been outscored 30-4 in its last three games in the series, all in Anaheim, and gave up seven runs in the sixth inning Monday en route to an 11-3 defeat.
Albert Pujols and Alberto Callaspo combined for eight of Los Angeles' 21 hits, the most for the team in any game since Aug. 16, 2009.
The Angels are batting .370 and have scored 36 runs while winning four of their last five. Pujols is batting .522 (12 for 23) in those contests, and Howie Kendrick is 11 for 20 (.550) in his last six games.
"I don't know if we're going to get it every night, but 21 hits is a good breakout game for us coming off a good ninth inning Sunday," said Angels manager Mike Scioscia, whose team scored five runs in the final inning of a 6-5 loss to the New York Yankees.
The Angels' hitters will next try to help a struggling Joe Blanton (1-10, 5.87) snap a three-game slide. The right-hander, the AL leader in losses, matched a season high by giving up seven runs in a 10-5 loss in Boston on June 9.
Blanton has reportedly tried to work on his mechanics with pitching coach Mike Butcher since that outing. He's gotten a break because the team was off Thursday and didn't need a fifth starter.
"I know Joe, just like any player, he understands it's a proving ground in the major leagues, every day you're out there," manager Mike Scioscia said. "I think there is a sense of urgency in the way he likes to compete and what he likes to do. Unfortunately, we're not getting the results and that's where we are right now."
Blanton gave up three runs over six innings in his first matchup with Seattle in nearly five years, a 3-2 loss April 27.
Bonderman will face the Angels for the first time since Aug. 7, 2010, when he was with Detroit. He's 3-4 with a 4.62 ERA in 13 career starts against Los Angeles and 2-2 with a 5.40 ERA in eight all-time games in Anaheim.
|Last Updated: 9/14/2014 11:01:19 PM EST|