|Ichiro Suzuki, RF||Maicer Izturis, 2B|
|Brendan Ryan, SS||Erick Aybar, SS|
|Dustin Ackley, 2B||Bobby Abreu, DH|
|Mike Carp, DH||Torii Hunter, RF|
|Justin Smoak, 1B||Mark Trumbo, 1B|
|Miguel Olivo, C||Alberto Callaspo, 3B|
|Kyle Seager, 3B||Vernon Wells, LF|
|Trayvon Robinson, LF||Peter Bourjos, CF|
|Michael Saunders, CF||Bobby Wilson, C|
|Felix Hernandez, P||Ervin Santana, P|
|2011 - Ervin Santana||11-9||29||29||4||1||0||0||203.2||181||80||74||21||58||158||3.27||1.17|
|2011 - Felix Hernandez||13-11||29||29||5||0||0||0||209.1||184||82||76||16||63||204||3.27||1.18|
Very similar stat lines for the two pitchers aside from that strikeout column. That's an important column however and the difference is quite large. Suck it, Ervin. Speaking of Felix and strikeouts, Felix needs 28 more strikeouts this season to tie Fernando Valenzuela for fifth most amount of strikeouts through the pitcher's age-25 season. He has recently passed Christy Mathewson, Bob Feller and Don Drysdale.
At some point this month Alex Liddi and Steve Delabar will probably made an appearance and will become the 11th and 12th players to make their Major League debut this year with the Mariners. Poor Jose Yepez. And on the topic of debuts, since 2000, only seven American League rookies have finished a year with a batting average over .300 in at least 200 at bats. Dustin Ackley is currently hitting .301.