Mariners Insider Blog

Olivo and other Mariners still have goals

No, the Seattle Mariners won't be catching Oakland for third place in the American League West, and no, their improvement in the win-loss column won't be all that impressive in 2011.

Still, there are some numbers worth remembering, a few challenges left in the final 14 games.

Miguel Olivo, for instance, hit ihs 18th home run of the season last night - tying the franchise record for homers by a catcher - tying Dan Wilson (1996)  and Kenji Johjima (2006).

Ichiro's annual run at 200 hits is a long shot - he's at 169 with 15 games remaining. But with one more RBI, Ichiro would become just the fifth player in Seattle history to record as many as 600 RBI.

Dustin Ackley(.290)  has the best shot at finishing at .300 or better in 2011, and if he doesn't the team will end the year without a .300 hitter for the first time since 1988, when Alvin Davis batted .295.

And now, here's tonight's lineup vs. RHP A.J. Burnett:

Ichiro RFSeager 3BAckley 2BCarp 1BSmoak 1BOlivo CKennedy DHWells CFRyan SSFurbush LHP