THT Daily: Mariners snap losing streak to A’s

Major League News for September 26

Yesterday’s Results
Today’s Games
Standings
Game of the Day
Yesterday’s Home Runs
Stats


Yesterday’s Results
American League
NYA    16  TB      1    (Recap and Boxscore) Boring.
TOR     5  BOS     0    (Recap and Boxscore) Jays now in 2nd in AL East!
CLE    14  CHA     1    (Recap and Boxscore) Sox eliminated.
MIN     8  KC      1    (Recap and Boxscore) Twins going to the playoffs.
LAA     8  TEX     3    (Recap and Boxscore) Vlad goes yard twice.
SEA    10  OAK     9    (Recap and Boxscore) See below.

National League
WAS     7  NYN     3    (Recap and Boxscore)  Pass.
HOU     5  PHI     4    (Recap and Boxscore)  Astros used 9 pitchers in 9 innings.
CIN     5  CHN     4    (Recap and Boxscore)  Griffey with 563rd HR.
SD      6  STL     5    (Recap and Boxscore)  Astros and Reds in Cards’ rear-view mirror.
ARI     7  SF      1    (Recap and Boxscore)  Edgar does it again!


Today’s Games
Visitors                          Home                         Starts (EDT)
CWS - Vazquez J. (11-10, 4.66)    CLE - Sabathia C.* (11-11, 3.36)  7:05 pm
HOU - Pettitte A.* (13-13, 4.31)  PIT - Snell I. (14-10, 4.67)      7:05 pm
CIN - Belisle M. (2-0, 4.45)      FLA - Willis D.* (12-11, 3.77)    7:05 pm
PHI - Myers B. (12-6, 3.94)       WAS - Ortiz R. (10-15, 5.40)      7:05 pm
 TB - Hammel J. (0-4, 7.01)       BOS - Schilling C. (14-7, 4.07)   7:05 pm
BAL - Penn H. (0-3, 15.43)        NYY - Lidle C. (3-3, 5.26)        7:05 pm
TOR - McGowan D. (1-1, 8.34)      DET - Bonderman J. (13-8, 4.11)   7:05 pm
NYM - Perez O.* (3-12, 6.53)      ATL - Smoltz J. (14-9, 3.72)      7:35 pm
MIL - Villanueva C. (1-1, 3.35)   CHC - Marshall S.* (5-9, 5.64)    8:05 pm
 KC - Perez O.* (2-4, 5.28)       MIN - Santana J.* (18-6, 2.79)    8:10 pm
 SD - Williams W. (10-5, 3.53)    STL - Carpenter C. (15-7, 2.93)   8:10 pm
LAD - Maddux G. (13-14, 4.25)     COL - Jennings J. (9-12, 3.65)    8:35 pm
TEX - Tejeda R. (4-4, 4.50)       LAA - Escobar K. (11-13, 3.40)   10:05 pm
OAK - Harden R. (3-0, 3.79)       SEA - Woods J.* (6-3, 3.88)      10:05 pm
ARI - Webb B. (16-7, 2.95)         SF - Morris M. (10-15, 5.09)    10:15 pm


Standings

The graphics next to each team are called “sparklines.” They depict each team’s performance over the last month. Each “up” bar is a victory and a “down” bar is a loss. There are horizontal lines for home games and red bars represent games decided by two runs or less. “PWins” is short for Projected Wins, based on each team’s Run Differential, and is often a better measure of a team’s true strength. Other team graphs and stats can be found on our Team Page.

American League East        Pwins  Diff
NYA     94  62 .603    0.0   92     2    sparkline graph
TOR     83  73 .532   11.0   83     0    sparkline graph
BOS     83  74 .529   11.5   78     5    sparkline graph
BAL     68  88 .436   26.0   67     1    sparkline graph
TB      60  96 .385   34.0   62    -2    sparkline graph
American League Central     
DET     94  62 .603    0.0   94     0    sparkline graph
MIN     93  63 .596    1.0   90     3    sparkline graph
CHA     87  70 .554    7.5   86     1    sparkline graph
CLE     73  83 .468   21.0   85   -12    sparkline graph
KC      58  98 .372   36.0   58     0    sparkline graph
American League West        
OAK     90  66 .577    0.0   82     8    sparkline graph
LAA     85  71 .545    5.0   81     4    sparkline graph
TEX     78  79 .497   12.5   83    -5    sparkline graph
SEA     76  81 .484   14.5   76     0    sparkline graph


National League East        Pwins  Diff
NYN     93  63 .596    0.0   88     5    sparkline graph
PHI     82  74 .526   11.0   82     0    sparkline graph
FLA     76  80 .487   17.0   78    -2    sparkline graph
ATL     75  81 .481   18.0   80    -5    sparkline graph
WAS     69  87 .442   24.0   67     2    sparkline graph
National League Central     
STL     80  75 .516    0.0   79     1    sparkline graph
HOU     78  78 .500    2.5   79    -1    sparkline graph
CIN     77  79 .494    3.5   73     4    sparkline graph
MIL     73  83 .468    7.5   69     4    sparkline graph
PIT     65  91 .417   15.5   68    -3    sparkline graph
CHN     63  94 .401   18.0   66    -3    sparkline graph
National League West        
SD      84  72 .538    0.0   83     1    sparkline graph
LAN     82  74 .526    2.0   83    -1    sparkline graph
SF      75  81 .481    9.0   74     1    sparkline graph
ARI     74  82 .474   10.0   77    -3    sparkline graph
COL     74  82 .474   10.0   80    -6    sparkline graph

Wildcard Standings
American League
MIN     93  63 .596    0.0

National League
LAN     82  74 .526    0.0
PHI     82  74 .526    0.0
HOU     78  78 .500    4.0
CIN     77  79 .494    5.0


Game of the Day

Oakland had a 15-game winning streak against them Mariner bums, and the AL West Division title was (and still is) there for the taking, but the Athletics decided to lose their 3rd straight anyway, blowing a 9-3 lead. Huston Street blew yet another save, with Seattle scoring three runs in the bottom of the ninth. Willie Bloomquist then hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th to give the Mariners a 10-9 victory.

OAKLAND (9) VS SEATTLE (10) - FINAL IN 10 INNINGS 

OAKLAND                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
J Kendall c             5  0  2  3   1  1   0  .293
B Kielty lf             3  2  2  0   0  0   2  .276
 a-M Kotsay ph-cf       3  0  1  1   0  1   2  .272
M Bradley rf            6  1  2  2   0  2   5  .271
F Thomas dh             4  0  1  1   1  1   3  .269
J Payton cf-lf          4  1  0  0   1  1   3  .292
E Chavez 3b             5  1  1  0   0  1   1  .241
N Swisher 1b            4  2  1  0   1  0   0  .253
M Ellis 2b              5  2  2  2   0  1   0  .248
M Scutaro ss            3  0  1  0   2  1   0  .258
Totals                 42  9 13  9   6  9  16

a-singled to right for B Kielty in the 5th.

BATTING: 2B - B Kielty (19, C Jimenez); M Ellis 2 (22, C Jimenez, T Chick); J 
Kendall (23, C Jimenez). HR - M Bradley (13, 1st inning off C Jimenez 1 on, 1 
Out). RBI - M Bradley 2 (48), F Thomas (108), J Kendall 3 (48), M Ellis 2 (52), 
M Kotsay (58). 2-out RBI - F Thomas. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - 
J Payton 2, F Thomas 2, M Bradley 2. GIDP - M Kotsay. Team LOB - 9. 
 
FIELDING: E - K Calero (1, throw). DP: 1 (M Scutaro-M Ellis-N Swisher). 
 
SEATTLE                ab  r  h rbi bb so lob   avg
I Suzuki cf             6  3  5  0   0  1   1  .320
A Beltre 3b             6  1  1  0   0  2   5  .266
K Johjima c             5  1  2  1   0  0   2  .292
 A Jones pr             0  1  0  0   0  0   0  .216
 R Rivera c             1  0  0  0   0  1   1  .147
R Ibanez lf             5  2  4  4   1  0   1  .290
R Sexson 1b             5  1  4  1   0  0   0  .262
 W Bloomquist pr-1b     1  0  1  1   0  0   0  .252
B Broussard dh          5  0  0  0   0  3   7  .289
J Lopez 2b              4  0  0  1   0  1   1  .286
C Snelling rf           2  0  0  0   0  1   0  .267
 a-M Morse ph-rf        1  0  1  0   0  0   0  .390
 b-G Dobbs ph-rf        2  0  2  1   0  0   0  .360
Y Betancourt ss         5  1  1  0   0  0   4  .292
Totals                 48 10 21  9   1  9  22

a-singled to right for C Snelling in the 6th;  b-doubled to right center for M 
Morse in the 8th.

BATTING: 2B - Y Betancourt (26, E Loaiza); K Johjima (25, E Loaiza); G Dobbs 
(2, J Duchscherer); A Beltre (39, H Street). 3B - I Suzuki (7, J Kennedy). HR - 
R Sexson (33, 2nd inning off E Loaiza 0 on, 0 Out), R Ibanez (31, 5th inning 
off E Loaiza 1 on, 2 Out). SF - J Lopez. RBI - R Sexson (104), R Ibanez 4 
(121), K Johjima (76), J Lopez (78), G Dobbs (3), W Bloomquist (15). 2-out RBI 
- R Ibanez 3, G Dobbs, W Bloomquist. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out - 
B Broussard 2, I Suzuki 1, Y Betancourt 1. GIDP - A Beltre. Team LOB - 11. 
 
FIELDING: DP: 1 (R Sexson-Y Betancourt-R Sexson). 
 
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    OAKLAND         - 201 240 000 0  --   9
    SEATTLE         - 012 020 103 1  --  10

Two outs when winning run scored.
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OAKLAND                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
E Loaiza                      5       9   5   5   0   4   2   4.84
J Kennedy                     1 2/3   3   1   1   0   2   0   2.30
J Duchscherer (H, 17)         1 1/3   2   0   0   0   1   0   2.93
H Street (B, 10)              1       5   3   3   0   1   0   3.28
K Calero (L, 3-2)               2/3   2   1   1   1   1   0   3.34

SEATTLE                      ip       h   r  er  bb  so  hr    era
C Jimenez                     4       8   5   5   1   2   1  14.73
T Chick                         1/3   2   4   4   4   1   0  12.60
F Cruceta                     3 1/3   3   0   0   1   2   0  10.80
G Sherrill                      1/3   0   0   0   0   0   0   4.15
J Putz (W, 4-1)               2       0   0   0   0   4   0   2.15

WP - C Jimenez 2. IBB - R Ibanez (by K Calero). Pitches-strikes: E Loaiza 
93-66; J Kennedy 21-15; J Duchscherer 24-18; H Street 19-13; K Calero 20-11; C 
Jimenez 74-45; T Chick 38-18; F Cruceta 48-31; G Sherrill 3-2; J Putz 23-18. 
Ground balls-fly balls: E Loaiza 5-6; J Kennedy 2-1; J Duchscherer 0-3; H 
Street 1-1; K Calero 0-1; C Jimenez 6-4; T Chick 0-0; F Cruceta 3-5; G Sherrill 
1-0; J Putz 1-1. Batters faced: E Loaiza 23; J Kennedy 8; J Duchscherer 6; H 
Street 8; K Calero 5; C Jimenez 21; T Chick 7; F Cruceta 13; G Sherrill 1; J 
Putz 6. 
 
UMPIRES: HP--Mike Reilly. 1B--Andy Fletcher. 2B--Jeff Kellogg. 3B--Jerry Meals. 

T--3:30. Att--20,982. 
Weather: 71 degrees, clear. Wind: 7 mph, out to center. 

The following graph tracks the game’s Win Probability, courtesy of Fan Graphs.


Yesterday’s Home Runs

The following stats are provided by Hit Tracker, which logs the projected distance of each home run (if it were to land uninterrupted at field level) and its “standard” distance, which is corrected for weather conditions. You can read their daily updates at the Hit Tracker Blog.

Hitter                    Pitcher               True Dist. Std. Dist.  HR #
Hunter, Torii       MIN   Greinke, Zack      KC    441        435      30
Abreu, Bobby        NYY   Seo, Jae           TB    424        423      13
Wigginton, Ty        TB   Wright, Jaret     NYY    414        414      24
Guerrero, Vladimir  LAA   Francisco, Frank  TEX    423        411      33
Jackson, Conor      ARI   Schmidt, Jason     SF    421        405      14
Duncan, Chris       STL   Thompson, Mike     SD    426        403      21
Molina, Bengie      TOR   Wakefield, Tim    BOS    403        402      18
Sexson, Richie      SEA   Loaiza, Esteban   OAK    413        394      33
Guerrero, Vladimir  LAA   Volquez, Edinson  TEX    398        394      32
Lane, Jason         HOU   Wolf, Randy       PHI    399        393      15
Blake, Casey        CLE   Logan, Boone      CWS    371        392      17
Morneau, Justin     MIN   Gobble, Jimmy      KC    395        390      34
Rios, Alex          TOR   Wakefield, Tim    BOS    382        381      17
Berroa, Angel        KC   Bonser, Boof      MIN    384        380       9
Damon, Johnny       NYY   Meadows, Brian     TB    381        380      23
Edmonds, Jim        STL   Thompson, Mike     SD    400        379      19
Green, Shawn        NYM   Perez, Beltran    WAS    391        373      14
Griffey Jr., Ken    CIN   Eyre, Scott       CHC    379        373      27
Matsui, Hideki      NYY   Seo, Jae           TB    374        373       8
Ibanez, Raul        SEA   Loaiza, Esteban   OAK    383        363      31
Rollins, Jimmy      PHI   Borkowski, Dave   HOU    376        363      25
Cannizaro, Andy     NYY   Switzer, Jon       TB    364        363       1
Figgins, Chone      LAA   Volquez, Edinson  TEX    379        359       8
Byrnes, Eric        ARI   Schmidt, Jason     SF    366        355      24
Bradley, Milton     OAK   Jimenez, Cesar    SEA    366        345      13
Durham, Ray          SF   Gonzalez, Edgar   ARI    369        344      26


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