Ichiro Suzuki and Felix Hernandez have been named to the 2009 American League All-Star team, representing a Mariners team that had hoped to have two other All-Stars.
Ichiro has been an All-Star every year he's played in the big leagues, but for Hernandez, this will be his first All-Star game.
Ichiro's numbers are certainly All-Star quality - he's batting .365, leads the league in hits (116) and had the longest hitting streak (27 games) in the A.L. this year.
Felix, meanwhile, is having a breakout season, going 8-3 with a 2.65 earned run average in 17 starts, is third in the league in innings pithed (117), fourth in strikeouts (114).
The 23-year-old right-hander has the lowest road ERA (1.94) in baseball, and opposing hitters are batting .234 against him.
Seattle had hoped closer David Aardsma (2-2, 1.41 ERA, 17 saves) and first baseman Russell Branyan (.295, 20 home runs, 45 RBI) might also make the team.
They didn't, in part because of their postions. Among closers, Aardsma's 17 saves places him seventh - and at first base there are hitters with better numbers, as well.
Three former Mariners also made the All-Star teams: Raul Ibane (Philadelphia), Ryan Franklin (Cardinals) and Adam Jones (Baltimore).