|SEATTLE ( IWAKUMA )|
PHILADELPHIA ( BURNETT )
|971||SEATTLE||-150||Ov 7,-125||-155||Ov 7,-110|
|972||PHILADELPHIA||+140||Un 7,+105||+145||Un 7,-110|
|vs Right-handed Starters||40-41||-5.8||33-47||4.1||0.248||0.304||3.2||0.224||0.287|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+2.8||4-3||5.3||0.262||0.321||2.1||0.206||0.270|
|vs Right-handed Starters||39-55||-12||52-38||4.0||0.246||0.303||4.8||0.261||0.325|
|Past 7 Games||2-5||-2.3||3-3||3.4||0.265||0.344||4.4||0.273||0.328|
|8/7/2014||ELIAS(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||CARROLL(R)||13-3||W||-185||7.5 un||O||12||8||1||5||7||1|
|8/8/2014||IWAKUMA(R)||CHI WHITE SOX||QUINTANA(L)||4-1||W||-165||6.5 un||U||9||8||0||6||4||1|
|8/9/2014||PAXTON(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||NOESI(R)||1-2||L||-185||7.5 un||U||7||4||1||10||6||1|
|8/10/2014||RAMIREZ(L)||CHI WHITE SOX||DANKS(L)||4-2||W||-155||8 un||U||9||6||0||9||6||0|
|8/15/2014||PAXTON(L)||@ DETROIT||PORCELLO(R)||7-2||W||120||8.5 ev||O||11||3||2||6||6||1|
|8/16/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ DETROIT||PRICE(L)||2-4||L||-110||6.5 ev||U||5||4||1||12||11||0|
|8/17/2014||YOUNG(R)||@ DETROIT||RAY(L)||8-1||W||110||8.5 ov||O||13||11||0||5||8||3|
|8/18/2014||ELIAS(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||WILLIAMS(R)||1-4||L||-145||8.5 un||U||6||7||0||8||11||0|
|8/19/2014||IWAKUMA(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BURNETT(R)|| |
|8/20/2014||PAXTON(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)|| |
|8/22/2014||HERNANDEZ(R)||@ BOSTON||KELLY(R)|| |
|8/23/2014||YOUNG(R)||@ BOSTON||WORKMAN(R)|| |
|8/24/2014||IWAKUMA(R)||@ BOSTON||WEBSTER(R)|| |
|8/26/2014|| ||TEXAS|| || |
|8/8/2014||BURNETT(R)||NY METS||COLON(R)||4-5||L||+100||7.5 ov||O||9||5||0||12||7||0|
|8/9/2014||HAMELS(L)||NY METS||GEE(R)||1-2||L||-175||7 ov||U||5||8||0||8||8||0|
|8/10/2014||KENDRICK(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||7-6||W||+105||8 un||O||9||7||1||13||9||1|
|8/11/2014||BUCHANAN(R)||NY METS||NIESE(L)||3-5||L||+115||8 un||P||7||7||0||7||5||0|
|8/12/2014||WILLIAMS(R)||@ LA ANGELS||WILSON(L)||2-7||L||225||8 ev||O||7||7||1||11||5||1|
|8/13/2014||BURNETT(R)||@ LA ANGELS||WEAVER(R)||3-4||L||180||8 un||U||11||9||0||6||7||0|
|8/15/2014||HAMELS(L)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||BUMGARNER(L)||5-3||W||135||6 un||O||7||6||0||11||7||0|
|8/16/2014||KENDRICK(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)||5-6||L||182||7.5 un||O||13||11||1||11||9||0|
|8/17/2014||BUCHANAN(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||2-5||L||140||7.5 un||U||9||10||1||11||8||0|
|8/22/2014||KENDRICK(R)||ST LOUIS||MILLER(R)|| |
|8/23/2014||BUCHANAN(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)|| |
|8/24/2014||WILLIAMS(R)||ST LOUIS||MASTERSON(R)|| |
|8/26/2014|| ||WASHINGTON|| || |
|SEATTLE: SEATTLE (AP) - Robinson Cano was just the start. The Seattle Mariners didn't stop with one major splash in trying to catch up with the best in the AL West.|
Even so, there remain many questions about whether Seattle's additions as a whole can improve a team coming off a 71-win season.
The moves made by Seattle general manager Jack Zduriencik were in hopes of improving the Mariners and solidifying his own future after a shaky offseason that started with Eric Wedge's decision not to return as manager.
Lloyd McClendon is getting his second shot as a major league manager nine years after he was last leading a club in Pittsburgh. Along with Cano, Seattle signed outfielder Corey Hart, closer Fernando Rodney and traded for designated hitter Logan Morrison.
Despite those moves, there remain concerns about the depth of Seattle's rotation beyond ace Felix Hernandez and whether players the Mariners have been waiting for to finally pop can establish themselves as reliable, everyday starters.
Yet the Mariners believe they will be competitive in one of baseball's toughest divisions.
''We're ready to win. That's what it's all about,'' Hernandez said. ''We're ready to win ballgames in Seattle. We're ready to be in the playoffs, we're ready to do that.''
|PHILADELPHIA: PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Ryan Howard and his teammates have heard critics say the window has closed for the Philadelphia Phillies.|
They just don't believe it.
After a dominant run that included five straight NL East titles, two pennants and the 2008 World Series championship, the Phillies have missed the postseason two consecutive years. They have an aging core of players who've been declining.
Howard, Chase Utley, Jimmy Rollins and Carlos Ruiz are the remaining regulars from the group that led Philadelphia to its best era of baseball from 2007-11 under former manager Charlie Manuel.
They're determined to make another run.
''We've had a bad couple years and had injuries and all that stuff, but I don't think it's over,'' Howard said. ''People are entitled to their opinions and that's fine, but it's up to us to go out there and show them otherwise and go out and play our game and do what we do.''
General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. refused to start the rebuilding process after the Phillies' first losing season since 2002. Instead, he re-signed Utley and Ruiz and added veteran outfielder Marlon Byrd and right-hander A.J. Burnett in free agency.
If the older players live up to their hefty contracts and younger guys like 2013 All-Star Domonic Brown, Cody Asche and Ben Revere continue to develop, the Phillies should be in contention.
''I think we're positive. We're expecting to win and plan on doing everything we can to ensure that,'' ace lefty Cliff Lee said.
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (SEATTLE-PHILADELPHIA) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Mariners-Phillies Preview* ===========================
By ALAN FERGUSON STATS Writer
Seattle (67-56) at Philadelphia (54-70), 7:05 p.m. EDT
The Seattle Mariners have thrived overall in the past two weeks but haven't won consistently on the road.
Hisashi Iwakuma has pitched well no matter where he's starting, and he'll try to get the Mariners back on track Tuesday night following a series-opening loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Seattle (67-57) has won 10 of 13 but has alternated wins and losses in its last 12 road games. The Mariners continued that trend with a 4-1 defeat to Philadelphia on Monday.
Andres Blanco's first major league home run since July 1, 2011 - a three-run shot in the fifth inning - did most of the damage for the Phillies, losers in seven of their previous nine. Dustin Ackley drove in Seattle's run during a three-hit night that included a pair of doubles.
The loss dropped the Mariners a percentage point behind Detroit for the AL's second wild card.
Iwakuma (11-6, 2.72 ERA) will try to do his part to help his club regain sole possession of that spot with another top-notch performance. The right-hander is 3-1 with a 1.27 ERA in his last four starts and owns a 0.84 ERA in his first three this month.
He gave up five hits and one walk in 6 2-3 innings Wednesday in a 2-0 win over visiting Toronto.
"I was pleased with his outing. He's getting better and better every day," manager Lloyd McClendon said.
Iwakuma is 2-1 with a 1.95 ERA in last four road starts and only a 1-0 loss to Baltimore on Aug. 3 has kept him from being unbeaten away from home this season. He's 5-1 with a 2.82 ERA in eight road outings in 2014.
Iwakuma has also totaled 14 scoreless innings in his last two interleague starts and will be facing the Phillies (55-70) for the first time.
Veteran right-hander A.J. Burnett (6-13, 4.35) will make his 10th career start against the Mariners and first since a 2-1 loss for Pittsburgh on May 8, 2013.
Burnett heads into this matchup 0-5 with a 6.54 ERA in his six starts since the All-Star break and has taken defeats in each of his last four. He gave up one run in his first five innings Wednesday against the Los Angeles Angels but was charged with three more in the sixth in a 4-3 loss.
"I don't feel snakebit," Burnett said. "It's in my control. I mean, it definitely hasn't gone the way I wanted it to. I'm very discouraged. I'm not going to lie. I'm not a bit happy, but the season is not over."
Burnett's losing streak is his longest in a single season since a six-game skid to end 2005. He also lost in five straight starts from Aug. 24-Sept. 14 that season and did it again June 4-26, 2010.
Ben Revere, batting .385 in his last 27 games and .448 in his last six interleague contests, is the only current Phillies player to have faced Iwakuma, going 0 for 1 with a walk and a sacrifice fly.
|Last Updated: 9/23/2014 11:25:34 AM EST|