2007 Seattle Mariners season

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2007 Seattle Mariners
Major League affiliations
Location
Other information
Owner(s) Nintendo of America, represented by Howard Lincoln
Manager(s) Mike Hargrove
(resigned July 1)
John McLaren
Local television KSTW-TV
(Dave Niehaus, Dave Sims, Rick Rizzs, Mike Blowers)
FSN Northwest
(Dave Niehaus, Dave Sims, Rick Rizzs, Mike Blowers)
Local radio KOMO-AM (English)
(Dave Niehaus, Rick Rizzs)
KDOW (Spanish)
(Alex Rivera, Julio Cruz)
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The Seattle Mariners' 2007 season was their 31st in franchise history, and has started with the Mariners trying to win their first AL West title since they tied the MLB record for wins in a season in the 2001. Right fielder José Guillén and designated hitter José Vidro were expected to be key players for the year.

After spending two and a half seasons managing the Mariners and guiding the team to a 44-33 record this season, including a Major League-best 25-12 record since May 22, manager Mike Hargrove shocked the team by announcing his resignation prior to a July 1 game against the Toronto Blue Jays. Hargrove said he could no longer give the same passion or commitment to his bosses and players. Bench coach John McLaren was named as Hargrove's replacement.[1] The Mariners won eight consecutive games between June 23 and July 1, making Hargrove the first manager since 1900 to resign his position after a winning streak of more than seven games.[2]

The Mariners longest winning streak was eight games between June 23 to July 1, while their longest losing streak was nine, from August 25 to September 2, effectively ending their running for the ALDS.

For the seventh consecutive time in his seven year career, Ichiro Suzuki was named to the All-Star Game, held at AT&T Park in San Francisco. Closing pitcher J. J. Putz was selected to his first All-Star Game.[3] Suzuki was voted the Most Valuable Player of the All-Star game, going 3-for-3 with a two-run, inside-the-park home run (the first home run in All-Star history to be hit inside the park).[4] Three days after the All-Star game, on July 13, The Mariners announced that they had signed Suzuki to a five-year contract extension with an estimated value of $90 million, making Suzuki the highest-paid player in Mariners history for the second time.[5]

Regular season[edit]

Season standings[edit]

AL West W L Pct. GB
Los Angeles Angels 94 68 .580 --
Seattle Mariners 88 74 .543 6
Oakland Athletics 76 86 .469 18
Texas Rangers 75 87 .463 19


Roster[edit]

2007 Seattle Mariners
Roster
Pitchers Catchers

Infielders

Outfielders

Other batters

Manager

Coaches

Game log[edit]

2007 game log


Player stats[edit]

Batting[edit]

Note: G = Games played; AB = At Bats; H = Hits; Avg. = Batting Average; HR = Home Runs; RBI = Runs Batted In

Player G AB H Avg. HR RBI
Adrián Beltré 149 595 164 .276 26 99
Yuniesky Betancourt 155 536 172 .289 9 67
José Guillén 153 593 155 .289 23 99
Raúl Ibáñez 149 573 167 .291 21 105
Kenji Johjima 135 485 139 .287 14 61
Jose Lopez 149 524 132 .252 11 62
Richie Sexson 121 434 89 .205 21 63
Ichiro Suzuki 161 678 238 .351 6 68
José Vidro 147 548 172 .314 6 59

Pitching[edit]

Starting pitchers[edit]

Note: GS = Games started; IP = Innings pitched; W = Wins; L = Losses; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player GS IP W L ERA SO
Cha Seung Baek 14 73.1 4 3 5.15 49
Miguel Batista 32 193.0 16 11 4.29 133
Ryan Feierabend 9 49.1 1 6 8.03 27
Félix Hernández 30 190.1 14 7 3.92 165
Horacio Ramírez 20 98.0 8 7 7.16 40
Jarrod Washburn 32 193.2 10 15 4.32 114
Jeff Weaver 27 146.2 7 13 6.20 80
Relief pitchers[edit]

Note: G = Games pitched; IP = Innings pitched; SV = Saves; W = Wins; L = Losses; H = Hits; ERA = Earned run average; SO = Strikeouts

Player G IP W L H SV ERA SO
Jorge Campillo 4 13.1 0 0 18 0 6.75 9
Jason Davis (8 Cle) 16 25.2 2 0 29 0 6.31 14
Sean Green 64 68.0 5 2 77 0 3.84 53
Jon Huber 9 11.1 0 0 13 0 4.76 8
Mark Lowe 4 2.2 0 0 2 0 6.75 3
Julio Mateo 9 12.0 1 0 12 0 3.75 4
Brandon Morrow 60 63.1 3 4 56 0 4.12 66
Eric O'Flaherty 56 52.1 7 1 45 0 4.47 36
John Parrish (45 Bal) 8 10.1 0 0 22 0 6.97 5
J. J. Putz 68 71.2 6 1 37 40 1.38 82
Chris Reitsma 26 23.2 0 2 37 0 7.61 11
Ryan Rowland-Smith 26 38.2 1 0 39 0 3.96 42
George Sherrill 73 45.2 2 0 28 3 2.36 56
Sean White 15 35.1 1 1 35 0 5.60 16
Jake Woods 4 10.2 0 0 9 0 5.91 4
Rick White (23 Hou) 6 5.1 0 1 42 0 5.84 19


Farm system[edit]

Level Team League Manager
AAA Tacoma Rainiers Pacific Coast League Daren Brown
AA West Tenn Diamond Jaxx Southern League Eddie Rodríguez
A High Desert Mavericks California League Scott Steinmann
A Wisconsin Timber Rattlers Midwest League Jim Horner
Short-Season A Everett AquaSox Northwest League Mike Tosar
Rookie AZL Mariners Arizona League José Moreno

LEAGUE CHAMPIONS: AZL Mariners

References[edit]

  • Game Logs:
1st Half: Seattle Mariners Game Log on ESPN.com
2nd Half: Seattle Mariners Game Log on ESPN.com
  1. ^ Hickey, John (July 1, 2007). "Hargrove resigns as Mariners manager". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved July 1, 2007. 
  2. ^ Hickey, John (July 2, 2007). "Mariners Notebook: Ichiro mum about change of managers". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved July 2, 2007. 
  3. ^ "Ichiro, Putz selected for All-Star Game". MLB.com. July 1, 2007. Retrieved July 6, 2007. 
  4. ^ Hickey, John (July 11, 2007). "All-Star Ichiro shows his worth". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved July 13, 2007. 
  5. ^ Hickey, John (July 13, 2007). "Mariners seal deal to keep Ichiro through 2012". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. Retrieved July 13, 2007.