Post-Game Notes: Twins 0, Mariners 2

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MINNESOTA TWINS (6-9) vs. SEATTLE MARINERS (6-9)

Friday, April 24, 2015  ·  Safeco Field

 

 

LINESCORE 1 2 3   4 5 6   7 8 9   R H E LOB
Minnesota Twins 0 0 0   0 0 0   0 0 0 0 5 1 5
Seattle Mariners 0 1 0   0 1 0   0 0 X 2 6 1 4
First Pitch: 7:10 pm   Time of Game: 2:03 Temp: 54º/None   Attendance: 25, 215

 

WP: Felix HERNANDEZ (3-0, 1.61)  LP: Phil HUGHES (0-4, 4.39)

SV: None

 

HOME RUNS: NO. PITCHER INN. MOB OUT COUNT DISTANCE
Nelson Cruz 9 Hughes 2 0 0 1-2 425/L
Logan Morrison 1 Hughes 5 0 0 2-0 391/RC

 

MARINERS NOTES:

  • The Mariners recorded their first shutout victory of the season (last: 8/26/14 vs. TEX)…also marked the club’s 31st shutout vs. the Twins in franchise history (last: 7/7/14 vs. MIN).
  • Felix Hernandez recorded his 24th career complete game and 11th career shutout (last: 8/27/12 at MIN).

o    The shutout moves him into sole possession of 2nd place in Mariners record books for career shutouts (Randy Johnson holds record with 19).

  • Felix Hernandez struck out the first 4 batters he faced tonight, and the last 4 batters he faced in his last start April 18 vs the Rangers…according to STATS INC, here is the last time that has happened:

o    Last MLB pitcher – Jacob deGrom from September 9-15, 2014 (final batter on 9/9, first 8 on 9/15)

o    Last Seattle Pitcher –  Arthur Rhodes from May 4-8, 2002 (8 straight)

o    Last Seattle Starter – Mark Langston from September 22-28, 1986 (8 straight).

  • Hernandez has 6 straight starts of at least 8.0 innings with fewer than 2 runs allowed against the Twins…the last pitcher to accomplish that against an opponent was Javier Vazquez against the Padres (8/17/01-7/14/05).

o    Hernandez improves to 8-5 with a 1.93 ERA (26 ER, 121.1 IP) in 17 career starts against Minnesota…is 4-0 with a 0.63 ERA (3 ER, 43.0 IP) in his last 5 starts against the Twins (05/05/12-current).

  • Robinson Canó extended his hitting streak to 10 games…since April 13, he is batting .390 (16×41) with 7 runs scored, 5 doubles, 1 home run, 5 RBI and 3 walks.

o    It marks Canó’s 26th career hit streak of 10+ games or more.

o    Canó had 2 hitting streaks of at least 10 games in 2014: 10, July 29-Aug. 8 and 10, June 2-12.

  • Nelson Cruz hit his Major League leading 9th home run of the season to lead off the 2nd inning…the home run measured 459-feet according to data from MLB’s StatCast.

o    Cruz’ 9 home runs in the opening month of a season are T3rd in franchise history behind Ken Griffey Jr’s 13 in 1997 and 11 in 1998.

o    Cruz has driven in a run in 9 of his past 12 games and also leads the majors with 18 RBI.

o    After starting the season 1-for-15, Cruz has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games (since April 11 @ OAK) and is batting .408 (20×49) with 11 runs scored, 1 double, 9 home runs, 18 RBI and 4 walks.

  • Logan Morrison hit his first home run of the season with a solo blast in the 5th inning (last: 9/25/14 at TOR).
  • Brad Miller extended his hitting streak to 7 games, batting .476 (10×21) with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 1 triple, 4 RBI, 1 walk and 1 stolen base.
  • The Mariners have hit 21 home runs this season, 4th most in the majors…30 of 60 runs scored have come via the home run.

 

ANGELS NOTES:

  • The Twins were shutout for the 3rd time this season (last: 4/8 at DET).
  • Phil Hughes tossed his 4th career complete game (last: 6/17/14 at BOS).
  • Hughes recorded his first career loss at Safeco Field…he is 6-5 with a 3.08 ERA (22 ER, 64.1 IP) in 13 games/12 starts vs. the Mariners in his career, including going 5-1 with a 0.96 ERA (4 ER, 37.1 IP) in 5 career starts at Safeco Field.
  • Hughes allowed a solo home run to Nelson Cruz in the 2nd innings…it marked the first run Hughes has allowed vs. the Mariners in 15.1 consecutive innings (6/6/12-4/24/15).
  • Hughes did not allow a walk in 8.0 innings…marked his 32nd career start tossing at least 5.0 innings and walking 0…Hughes has allowed only 2 walks in 26.2 innings this season.
  • Trevor Plouffe extended his hitting streak to 6 games, batting .435 (10×23) with 3 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 home run, 2 RBI and 2 walks.
  • Jordan Schafer singled in the 5th inning, snapping a string of 21 consecutive at-bats without a hit.

 

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