BOSTON RED SOX (18-20) vs. SEATTLE MARINERS (17-20)
Sunday, May 17, 2015 · Safeco Field
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|First Pitch: 1:10 pm||Time of Game: 2:31||Temp: 60º/W at 5 mph||Attendance: 39, 936|
WP: James Paxton (2-2) LP: Steven Wright (1-1)
- The Mariners recorded their 2nd shutout of the season (last: 4/24 vs. MIN)…marks the 22nd time in franchise history to shut out the Red Sox and first since June 28, 2012 vs. BOS…also 11th time to shut out Boston in Seattle and 5th at Safeco Field.
- The Mariners are 6-2 in day games this season.
- Over the last 12 games, the Mariners starting pitchers are 5-2 with a 2.33 ERA (20 ER, 77.1 IP)…during this stretch the staff has limited opponents to a .218 average (62×284), while walking 25 and striking out 60…since May 4, the Mariners rotation has lowered their ERA from 4.71 to 3.88.
- James Paxton tossed a career-high 8.0 scoreless innings (previous: 7.2, 9/2/14 at OAK), earning his 2nd win of the season.
- James Paxton extended his consecutive scoreless innings streak to a career-high 20.0 innings (previous: 13.2 IP, 8/26-9/2/14)…longest scoreless innings streak by a Mariners pitcher this season.
- Since April 25, James Paxton is 2-1 with a 1.38 ERA (5 ER, 32.2 IP) in 5 starts…during this stretch he has limited opponents to a .200 average (24×120), while walking 15 and striking out 25.
- Brad Miller hit his 5th home run of the season with a solo home run with 1 out in the 5th inning…marked his 3rd home run over the last 2 games and 4th home run over his last 5 games…also the first time in his career to hit home run in back-to-back games.
- Brad Miller has hit safely in each of his last 6 games, batting .429 (9×21) with 6 runs scored, 3 doubles, 4 home runs, 5 RBI and 3 walks.
- Since Sept. 9, 2012, Kyle Seager has hit safely in 19 of 20 game, including a 6-game hit steak vs. the Red Sox…during this stretch he is batting .443 (35×79) with 19 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 6 home runs, 17 RBI, 7 walks and 3 stolen bases.
- Since April 29, Logan Morrison is batting .328 (19×58) with 9 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 9 RBI and 9 walks in
- Logan Morrison has recorded at least 1 hits in 11 of 15 games in his career vs. Boston, batting .360 (18×50) with 10 runs scored, 4 doubles, 5 home runs, 14 RBI, 4 walks and 1 stolen base.
- Today’s attendance of 39,936 brings 9-game homestand total to 280,821 (31,202 avg).
RED SOX NOTES:
- The Red Sox were shutout for the 2nd time this season (also: 5/8 at TOR)…marks the 22nd time the Red Sox have been shut out by the Mariners, 11th time in Seattle and 5th time at Safeco Field (last: 6/28/12 at SEA).
- The Red Sox starters are 2-1 with a 1.65 ERA (6 ER, 32.2 IP) over the last 5 games.
- Shane Victorino has hit recorded at least 1 hit in 11 of his 12 games in his career vs. the Mariners, batting .468 (22×47) with 13 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 5 home runs, 13 RBI, 5 walks and 1 stolen base.
- Dustin Pedroia drew a 1st-inning walk to extend his on-base streak to 22 consecutive games, the 5th-longest streak of his career.
o 2nd-longest active streak in the Majors behind Matt Holliday (36 games, plays tonight vs. DET).
o During the streak, dating back to April 24, Pedroia is batting .280 (23×82) with 7 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 home run, 6 RBI, 14 walks and 1 stolen base in 22 games.
- Dustin Pedroia has reached base safely in his last 23 games vs. the Mariners (streak began June 29, 2012).
- Brock Holt is batting .419 (13×31) with 3 runs scored, 3 doubles, 1 home run, 7 RBI and 5 walks in 11 games on the road this season (.227/10×44 at Fenway Park).
- The Mariners challenged an out call at first base in the fourth inning on a Rickie Weeks groundball…the call stands…delay of2:27.
- Crew Chief review on a Mookie Betts foul ball in the 8th inning to determine if it was home run or foul ball…The call stands as a foul ball…delay of 2:20.
- Crew Chief review in bottom of 8th innings with no outs to review if Cano was hit by pitch…the call was confirmed the batter was not hit by a pitch…delay of 46 seconds.
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RED SOX MANAGER JOHN FARRELL:
On being unable to generate offense against James Paxton:
“Give some credit to Paxton, who has been on a pretty good run himself. He threw a lot of fastballs on the plate, but that’s a guy with really good stuff. He threw a lot of strikes, came right after us with the good fastball. We had a couple of opportunities, but the two-out base hit wasn’t there.
On the performance of starter Steven Wright
“I thought he threw a number of good knuckleballs. Miller, who the last couple of days has kind of caught fire, gets a knuckleball up in the strike zone for the home run. But five innings, three runs keeps the game in check and it didn’t get away from him. “