Posts Tagged ‘Seattle’

Keys to the Game: Angels Vs. Mariners, August 31, 2011

August 31, 2011

Tonight’s game in Seattle will feature two of the more talent pitchers in the American League.  The defending AL Cy Young winner, Felix Hernandez, (12-11, 3.37 ERA) will get the call for the Mariners.  The Angels will counter with the League leader in Strikeouts to Walk ratio (5.89), Dan Haren (13-7, 3.19).  Compare the hurlers’ numbers.

ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

Angels Rookie Mark Trumbo has strengthened his Rookie of the Year candidacy with an excellent August.  Trumbo is batting .271 with five Home Runs, 18 RBIs and 16 Runs Scored this month and hopes to cap it with yet another Home Run against the Mariners, he already has 3 in August.  Check out Trumbo numbers in August.

RBIs (Blue), Runs Scored (Orange) & Home Runs (Green)

The Mariner’s have the lowest team batting average (.235) in the Majors and have scored the fewest runs in the American League (468).  So expect Haren to need little run support to collect his 14th victory this evening.

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Mariner Meltdown

July 25, 2011

The Seattle Mariners are currently in the midst of a franchise record 15 game losing streak, the longest Major League skid since the 2005 Royals lost 19 straight games.  The Mariners, who are 14.5 games back of first place Texas in the AL West, have been outscored 87-40 in the last 15 games.  The Mariners have the lowest team batting average (.226) in the majors and an atrocious weighted Runs Created plus of 77. Things won’t get any easier for Seattle as the open a three game series against the Yankees tonight in the Bronx.  Here is how the struggling Mariner’s offense compares to the red-hot pinstripe bats.

See for yourself how their pitchers stack up

Will Seattle be able to snap their streak in hitter friendly Yankee Stadium?

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Can the Young King Stay on Cy’s Throne?

July 17, 2011

It will be difficult for Felix Hernandez to win back to back Cy Young awards.  While, King Felix’s 3.19 ERA is almost a full run higher than his League leading 2.27 ERA in 2010, his current 1.15 WHIP is only slightly higher than his 2010 1.06 WHIP.  Also, Hernandez is second in the American League in strikeouts with 140 a stat in which he lead the Major in 2010.  Surprisingly, Felix’s 8-7 record is on pace to surpass his 2010 record of 13-12.  However, compared to the Earned Run total of the other AL All-Star starting pitchers, Hernandez must dominate the rest of the season to get back into the Cy Young race.

Strikeouts (Blue), Earned Runs (Orange)


Compare the All-Star Pitchers

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