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Oddities from Wednesday’s Indians-Mariners game

Aug 24, 2011, 4:15 PM EDT

Wily Mo Pena AP

Sure, Felix Hernandez did his usual thing, striking out 10 as Seattle bested Cleveland 9-2 on Wednesday.  But this was no ordinary game:

We mentioned last month that Josh Tomlin broke Daisuke Matsuzaka’s major league record for outings of at least five innings to begin a career.  That streak was snapped at 37 today, as he was charged with six runs in 4 2/3 innings.  Tomlin broke the record with his 29th straight appearance of at least five innings on July 4.

– The incomparable Wily Mo Pena went 3-for-3 with a homer, a double, four RBI, a walk and a HBP.  Yes, that’s right, a walk.  It was his first in 23 games this season.  His previous major league walk came on July 29, 2008.  It was also his first three-hit game since Sept. 14, 2007, and it marked the first time in 583 career games that he’s reached base five times.

Kyle Seager went 4-for-4 with three doubles and three runs scored.  Chris Coghlan on April 6 and Ben Zobrist on June 11 are the only other two players to collect four hits, three doubles and three runs scored in a game this season.  Including Tuesday’s doubleheader, Seager now has a remarkable 10 hits in two days, raising his average from .224 to .312.  He’s the 12th player this year to have three straight games with three hits.  No one has made it to four.

Jamey Wright fanned five in two scoreless innings out of the pen.  It was his high strikeout game since Aug. 3, 2007 and the first time he’s ever fanned so many batters without throwing at least four innings.

– Mariners pitching as a whole fanned 16 batters, the team’s most in a nine-inning game since Aug. 8, 1997.  The team did have 16 strikeouts in a 14-inning win over the White Sox on Aug. 12, 2009.

  1. Mr. Jason "El Bravo" Heyward - Aug 24, 2011 at 4:18 PM

    My homie Felix the mothaf@ckin’ KING! Star of my fantasy team…well him, Lee and Lincecum is closing in to his norm.

    • Lukehart80 - Aug 24, 2011 at 5:44 PM

      Either you’re playing in a 4-team league or your hitting must SUCK.

    • Utley's Hair - Aug 24, 2011 at 6:47 PM

      Does the Felix to whom you refer (yes, refer, not reefer) have the last name of Pie?

  2. FC - Aug 24, 2011 at 5:22 PM

    So I guess this means Larry pitches tomorrow.

  3. cur68 - Aug 24, 2011 at 6:11 PM

    Wily Mo, gettin’ the love, oh yeah. I hope he’s up to stay. He deserves to be in the Majors way more than Adam Dunn does right now.

    • Utley's Hair - Aug 24, 2011 at 6:42 PM

      I deserve to be in the majors way more than Adam Dunn does right now.

      • cur68 - Aug 24, 2011 at 7:11 PM

        Well hell. Me too, dammit!

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