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Tampa Bay Rays at Seattle Mariners, Oakland Coliseum, Oakland, CA
June 2, 2001


Introduction

The weekend series in Seattle to open the third month of the 2001 season featured two teams headed in opposite directions. With their 8-4 win the night before, the Seattle Mariners improved to a major-league best 41-12 with a 15-game lead in the AL West, while their opponent, the 3-year-old Tampa Bay Devil Rays fell to a major-league worst 15-39.

The pitching matchup for Saturday pitted Paul Abbott, who entered the game with a record of 3-2, against Ryan Rupe (2-4).

First Inning
Baseball can be a funny game. More often than in other sports, sometimes very bad teams can surprise very good teams. And early on, it looked like that might be the case here in Seattle. After two quick outs, Fred McGriff drew a walk. And Greg Vaughn, who three years earlier had hit 50 home runs, launched his 14th home run of the 2001 season, to give the Devil Rays a 2-0 lead.

Sometimes very bad teams can surprise very good teams. But more often, very good teams show why they are, in fact, very good teams.

Here, then, is how the bottom of the first inning started.

And just like that, the Mariners had a 5-2 lead without having made an out in the first inning. Devil Rays' starter Ryan Rupe finally settled down at that point and got out of the inning with no further damage. But the Mariners led 5-2 at the end of the first inning.

Second Inning
The Devil Rays didn't exactly roll over. Walks to Aubrey Huff and Mike Difelice put two runners on with only one out and brought the tying run to the plate. Alas, Andy Sheets popped out and Randy Winn struck out and the rally fizzled before it even really started.

Rupe, meanwhile, seemed to have settled down after his rough start and retired the Mariners in order in the bottom of the second.

Third Inning
The third inning was mostly uneventful. Fred McGriff walked for the second time in the game, but this time he was stranded at first base. Rupe pitched a 1-2-3 bottom of the third, extending his string to nine consecutive batters retired.

Fourth Inning
Rupe's string of consecutive batters retired would not reach double digits however. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Rupe hit the leadoff batter, Tom Lampkin, and doubles by Ichiro Suzuki and Edgar Martinez produced two more runs, extending the Mariners' lead to 7-2.

Fifth Inning
A single by McGriff and a double by Greg Vaughn put two runners in scoring position for the Devil Rays in the top of the fifth inning. But both hits came with two outs and Steve Cox flew out to center field to end the threat.

The bottom of the fifth inning saw a new pitcher for the Devil Rays, Jeff Wallace. Wallace worked around a one-out single by Tom Lampkin to pitch a scoreless inning.

Sixth Inning
The sixth inning saw a new pitcher for the Mariners, Ryan Franklin. He gave up a leadoff single to Aubrey Huff, but then got two quick outs. The Devil Rays finally came through with two outs, however, as singles by Sheets and Winn produced one run and put runners at 1st and 3rd. Alas, Sheets couldn't get past third base as Russ Johnson flew out to right field for the final out.

Seventh Inning
The seventh inning again saw the Devil Rays threaten, as the first two batters, McGriff and Vaughn, reached base, via a single and hit-by-pitch, respectively. That was all for Franklin. Brian Fuentes got Steve Cox to ground out, advancing runners to second and third with one out. Aubrey Huff hit a line drive, but right at Bret Boone for the second out. Jose Paniagua came out of the Mariners' bullpen and got Gerald Williams to fly out to left field, ending the inning with the Devil Rays still trailing 7-3.

The bottom of the seventh inning was uneventul as Wallace wrapped up his night with three shutout innings, helped out by double plays in the sixth and seventh innings.

Eighth Inning
Mike Difelice led off the top of the eighth inning with his first home run of 2001. But the only other offense the Devil Rays could muster in the inning was a one-out walk by Randy Winn.

Esteban Yan came out of the bullpen for the Devil Rays and pitched a scoreless inning, working around a two-out walk to Al Martin by striking out Edgar Martinez.

Ninth Inning
The Mariners brought their closer, Kazuo Sasaki, out of the bullpen to save their 7-4 lead and he did so with a 1-2-3 ninth inning. Jason Tyner lined out to third base; Steve Cox struck out; Aubrey Huff lined out to right field. And Sasaki had his 22nd save of the season.

Game Summary

With their 7-4 win, the Mariners improved to 42-12 on the season and extended their lead in the AL West to 16 games. Paul Abbott improved to 4-2 on the season. The Devil Rays dropped to 15-40 with Ryan Rupe falling to 2-5 on the season.

As was the case for much of the 2001 season, credit for the Mariners victory was shared fairly widely across multiple players - the six batters who reached base consecutively to start the bottom of the first inning as well as the final three relief pitchers of the game, who helped to overcome somewhat shaky pitching performances by Abbott and Franklin (who allowed a combined 13 baserunners in 6+ innings pitched). All in all, a fine performance for the 45,473 fans in attendance.

Details of the game are shown below. First, I show Player won-lost records for all of the players who participated in the game. Baseball Player won-lost records are constructed so that the players on the winning team earn two pWins and one pLoss in the game while the players on the losing team earn one pWin and two pLosses. I also show expected wins and losses, eWins and eLosses, which are context-neutral. Full play by play details of the game are shown below the won-lost tables. My Player won-lost records are described in more detail in this article and throughout my website.

Retrosheet Box Score and Play-by-Play


Runs by Inning

 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Final
Tampa Bay Rays2000010104
Seattle Mariners50020000x7


Player Won-Lost Records by Player: Summary

Basic Player Won-Lost Records
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Tampa Bay Rays
Greg Vaughn0.290.09
0.21
0.320.090.24
Jeff Wallace0.060.03
0.03
0.180.150.04
Mike Difelice0.080.06
0.02
0.180.050.13
Fred McGriff0.090.08
0.01
0.180.100.08
Esteban Yan0.010.00
0.00
0.050.030.02
Jason Tyner0.000.03
-0.03
0.000.02-0.02
Aubrey Huff0.070.14
-0.06
0.130.16-0.04
Randy Winn0.090.17
-0.08
0.130.13-0.00
Gerald Williams0.060.19
-0.14
0.120.12-0.00
Andy Sheets0.040.19
-0.15
0.100.12-0.02
Steve Cox0.020.19
-0.17
0.040.17-0.12
Russ Johnson0.010.21
-0.20
0.040.16-0.12
Ryan Rupe0.180.63
-0.45
0.270.34-0.07
Team Totals12
-1
1.751.640.11
   
   
Seattle Mariners
Edgar Martinez0.210.03
0.17
0.080.13-0.05
Bret Boone0.210.04
0.17
0.190.060.13
Ichiro Suzuki0.210.06
0.15
0.230.140.09
Al Martin0.230.08
0.15
0.220.130.09
Mike Cameron0.170.03
0.14
0.100.080.02
John Olerud0.150.03
0.12
0.120.120.00
Brian Fuentes0.080.00
0.07
0.030.000.03
Carlos Guillen0.110.05
0.05
0.090.11-0.02
Jose Paniagua0.110.08
0.03
0.080.20-0.12
Kazuhiro Sasaki0.030.00
0.02
0.050.030.03
Tom Lampkin0.050.04
0.01
0.090.09-0.00
Paul Abbott0.350.35
0.00
0.260.37-0.10
Dan Wilson0.000.01
-0.01
0.000.06-0.06
Ryan Franklin0.080.11
-0.03
0.060.13-0.07
David Bell0.030.08
-0.05
0.020.11-0.09
Team Totals21
1
1.641.75-0.11


Player Won-Lost Records by Player: Detail

Player Won-Lost Records: Batting
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Tampa Bay Rays
Greg Vaughn0.270.04
0.23
0.230.030.20
Fred McGriff0.090.07
0.02
0.170.090.08
Mike Difelice0.080.06
0.02
0.170.050.12
Jason Tyner0.000.03
-0.03
0.000.02-0.02
Randy Winn0.060.09
-0.03
0.090.070.02
Aubrey Huff0.070.12
-0.05
0.100.14-0.04
Gerald Williams0.030.13
-0.10
0.050.08-0.02
Andy Sheets0.010.13
-0.12
0.040.07-0.03
Steve Cox0.020.17
-0.15
0.040.15-0.12
Russ Johnson0.000.15
-0.15
0.000.13-0.12
Team Totals0.620.99
-0.37
0.890.820.07
   
   
Seattle Mariners
Edgar Martinez0.200.02
0.18
0.080.11-0.02
Bret Boone0.140.02
0.12
0.130.040.09
Mike Cameron0.130.02
0.11
0.060.050.01
John Olerud0.130.02
0.11
0.110.11-0.00
Ichiro Suzuki0.100.04
0.06
0.100.080.02
Al Martin0.100.05
0.06
0.110.060.05
Carlos Guillen0.100.05
0.06
0.090.09-0.00
Tom Lampkin0.030.02
0.01
0.080.060.02
Dan Wilson0.000.01
-0.01
0.000.06-0.06
David Bell0.010.07
-0.06
0.000.09-0.09
Team Totals0.950.31
0.63
0.750.730.02


Player Won-Lost Records: Baserunning
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Tampa Bay Rays
Greg Vaughn0.010.00
0.00
0.000.000.00
Aubrey Huff0.000.00
0.00
0.010.010.01
Randy Winn0.000.00
0.00
0.000.000.00
Andy Sheets0.000.00
0.00
0.010.000.01
Mike Difelice0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Gerald Williams0.000.00
-0.00
0.010.000.00
Fred McGriff0.010.01
-0.01
0.010.02-0.01
Team Totals0.020.02
-0.00
0.050.030.01
   
   
Seattle Mariners
Bret Boone0.020.00
0.02
0.020.000.01
Mike Cameron0.010.00
0.00
0.010.010.00
Carlos Guillen0.010.00
0.00
0.000.000.00
John Olerud0.000.00
0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Tom Lampkin0.000.01
-0.01
0.000.02-0.02
Edgar Martinez0.000.01
-0.01
0.000.02-0.02
Ichiro Suzuki0.000.01
-0.01
0.000.01-0.01
Al Martin0.000.01
-0.01
0.000.02-0.02
Team Totals0.040.04
-0.00
0.080.11-0.03


Player Won-Lost Records: Pitching
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Tampa Bay Rays
Jeff Wallace0.060.03
0.03
0.180.150.04
Esteban Yan0.010.00
0.00
0.050.030.02
Ryan Rupe0.180.63
-0.45
0.270.34-0.07
Team Totals0.240.66
-0.42
0.600.63-0.03
   
   
Seattle Mariners
Brian Fuentes0.080.00
0.07
0.030.000.03
Jose Paniagua0.110.08
0.03
0.080.20-0.12
Kazuhiro Sasaki0.030.00
0.02
0.050.030.03
Paul Abbott0.350.35
0.00
0.260.37-0.10
Ryan Franklin0.080.11
-0.03
0.060.13-0.07
Team Totals0.640.54
0.09
0.490.72-0.23


Player Won-Lost Records: Fielding
(sorted by net pWins)
pWins pLosses Net pWins eWins eLosses Net eWins
 
Tampa Bay Rays
Mike Difelice0.000.00
0.00
0.010.000.00
Aubrey Huff0.000.02
-0.01
0.010.02-0.01
Steve Cox0.000.02
-0.02
0.010.01-0.01
Greg Vaughn0.020.04
-0.02
0.090.050.04
Andy Sheets0.030.05
-0.03
0.040.04-0.00
Gerald Williams0.020.07
-0.04
0.060.040.01
Russ Johnson0.010.05
-0.04
0.040.030.01
Randy Winn0.030.08
-0.05
0.040.06-0.02
Team Totals0.120.33
-0.21
0.300.270.03
   
   
Seattle Mariners
Al Martin0.130.03
0.10
0.110.060.06
Ichiro Suzuki0.110.01
0.10
0.130.050.08
Bret Boone0.050.02
0.03
0.040.020.03
Mike Cameron0.040.00
0.03
0.030.020.01
David Bell0.020.01
0.01
0.020.02-0.00
John Olerud0.010.01
0.01
0.010.010.01
Tom Lampkin0.020.01
0.01
0.010.02-0.01
Dan Wilson0.000.00
-0.00
0.000.00-0.00
Carlos Guillen0.000.01
-0.01
0.000.02-0.02
Team Totals0.380.10
0.28
0.360.220.15




Play-by-Play Summary

Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 1st Inning
23/Gwinnr001abbop001010.00000.02530.00000.0204
53/Gjohnr006abbop001120.00000.01960.00000.0223
Wmcgrf001abbop001220.01340.00000.03060.0000
HR/7.1-Hvaugg001abbop001mcgrf001220.19450.00050.13680.0004
5/P5cox-s001abbop001230.00000.01030.00000.0204
Total Runs Scored:2
 
Bottom of 1st Inning
S/89suzui001ruper001000.04820.00270.03630.0030
S9.1-2marta001ruper001suzui001000.09210.01540.04640.0129
W.2-3;1-2marte001ruper001marta001suzui001000.12390.00110.03060.0009
S.3-H;2-3;1-2olerj001ruper001marte001marta001suzui001000.13110.02080.05070.0303
S8.3-H;2-3;1-2boonb002ruper001olerj001marte001marta001000.12140.01870.04860.0388
HP.3-H;2-3;1-2camem001ruper001boonb002olerj001marte001000.12830.00140.03060.0014
S9.3-H;2-H;1-3guilc001ruper001camem001boonb002olerj001000.11590.00700.07960.0058
13/G.1-2lampt001ruper001guilc001camem001010.00430.01990.01320.0530
6/L6belld002ruper001guilc001camem001120.00970.04490.00050.0240
13/Gsuzui001ruper001guilc001camem001230.00000.02500.00060.0214
Total Runs Scored:5
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 2nd Inning
Whuffa001abbop001000.03620.00000.03060.0000
7/F7willg001abbop001huffa001010.00060.04760.00060.0276
W.1-2difem001abbop001huffa001110.03810.00020.03120.0003
4/P4sheea001abbop001difem001huffa001120.00090.05250.00060.0237
Kwinnr001abbop001difem001huffa001230.00000.04010.00000.0230
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 2nd Inning
9/F9marta001ruper001010.00000.01280.00000.0258
Kmarte001ruper001120.00000.00830.00000.0223
3/Golerj001ruper001230.00000.00590.00000.0219
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 3rd Inning
8/F8johnr006abbop001010.00000.02890.00000.0243
Wmcgrf001abbop001110.02480.00000.03060.0000
7/F7vaugg001abbop001mcgrf001120.00090.04100.00090.0276
9/L9cox-s001abbop001mcgrf001230.01210.06370.02800.0654
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 3rd Inning
K/Cboonb002ruper001010.00000.01020.00000.0223
9/F9camem001ruper001120.00000.00930.00000.0258
7/F7guilc001ruper001230.00000.00680.00000.0269
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 4th Inning
43/Ghuffa001abbop001010.00000.02660.00000.0225
D7/7Swillg001abbop001110.03010.00000.05400.0000
8/F8.2-3difem001abbop001willg001120.00090.04220.00760.0213
9/F9sheea001abbop001willg001230.00000.05340.00200.0263
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 4th Inning
HPlampt001ruper001000.02360.00000.03060.0000
6/F6belld002ruper001lampt001010.00030.01410.00010.0229
D7.1-3suzui001ruper001lampt001110.04950.00730.06090.0198
Kmarta001ruper001suzui001lampt001120.00010.02450.00000.0232
D8.3-H;2-Hmarte001ruper001suzui001lampt001220.07980.00070.05070.0009
Wolerj001ruper001marte001220.00230.00000.03060.0004
W.2-3;1-2boonb002ruper001olerj001marte001220.01060.00010.03060.0006
Kcamem001ruper001boonb002olerj001marte001230.00000.01240.00000.0235
Total Runs Scored:2
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 5th Inning
31/Gwinnr001abbop001010.00000.01460.00000.0219
9/FL/FINTjohnr006abbop001120.00000.01120.00000.0258
S7/7Smcgrf001abbop001220.00620.00090.03930.0062
D7.1-3vaugg001abbop001mcgrf001220.02380.01410.06200.0198
8/F8cox-s001abbop001vaugg001mcgrf001230.00000.04120.00190.0251
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 5th Inning
53/Gguilc001wallj001010.00000.00350.00000.0223
S9lampt001wallj001110.00570.00060.04000.0057
5/P5belld002wallj001lampt001120.00010.00410.00030.0207
7/F7suzui001wallj001lampt001230.00000.00430.00020.0273
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 6th Inning
S9huffa001franr001000.02060.00230.04000.0057
Kwillg001franr001huffa001010.00050.02320.00050.0224
9/F9Sdifem001franr001huffa001120.00060.02150.00100.0269
S8.1-2sheea001franr001huffa001220.01020.00300.04270.0088
S9.2-H;1-3winnr001franr001sheea001huffa001220.03540.00930.07960.0051
9/Fjohnr006franr001winnr001sheea001230.00000.05090.00260.0269
Total Runs Scored:1
 
Bottom of 6th Inning
Wmarta001wallj001000.00990.00000.03060.0000
64(1)3/GDPmarte001wallj001marta001020.00000.01340.00010.0631
7/L7olerj001wallj001230.00250.00680.02860.0731
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 7th Inning
S7mcgrf001franr001000.02790.00360.03930.0062
HP.1-2vaugg001franr001mcgrf001000.05370.00030.03130.0003
23/G.2-3;1-2cox-s001fuenb001vaugg001mcgrf001010.01430.04600.01830.0214
4/L4huffa001fuenb001vaugg001mcgrf001120.00900.07160.00040.0425
7/F7willg001panij001vaugg001mcgrf001230.00000.05670.00130.0278
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Bottom of 7th Inning
D/78boonb002wallj001000.00980.00000.05400.0000
Wcamem001wallj001boonb002000.00290.00010.03060.0004
16(1)/FO.2-3guilc001wallj001camem001boonb002010.01040.03310.03250.0380
64(1)3/GDPwilsd001wallj001guilc001boonb002130.00020.01400.00040.0615
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 8th Inning
HR/9difem001panij001000.04000.00000.13680.0000
3/Gsheea001panij001010.00000.02740.00000.0219
Wwinnr001panij001110.02760.00000.03060.0000
7/F7johnr006panij001winnr001120.00120.04540.00120.0276
7/L7mcgrf001panij001winnr001230.01480.06510.02910.0733
Total Runs Scored:1
 
Bottom of 8th Inning
8/F8belld002yan-e001010.00000.00320.00000.0243
43/Gsuzui001yan-e001120.00000.00220.00000.0225
Wmarta001yan-e001220.00250.00000.03060.0000
Kmarte001yan-e001marta001230.00000.00300.00000.0227
Total Runs Scored:0
 
Baserunner on _ BaseOuts at _ of PlayTotal pWins byTotal eWins by
Play ResultBatterPitcher1st2nd3rdStartEndOffenseDefenseOffenseDefense
Top of 9th Inning
5/L5tynej001sasak001010.00000.02500.00000.0225
Kcox-s001sasak001120.00000.01320.00000.0223
9/L9huffa001sasak001230.00440.01640.02740.0652
Total Runs Scored:0
 

Traditional Box Score and Play-by-Play

Article last updated: March 22, 2020



All articles are written so that they pull data directly from the most recent version of the Player won-lost database. Hence, any numbers cited within these articles should automatically incorporate the most recent update to Player won-lost records. In some cases, however, the accompanying text may have been written based on previous versions of Player won-lost records. I apologize if this results in non-sensical text in any cases.

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