Rapid Reaction: Mariners 6, Rangers 1

May, 22, 2012
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Yu Darvish struggled with his control and had his shortest outing of the season as the Rangers fell to the Seattle Mariners 6-1 on Monday night.

How it happened: Walks have been an issue for Darvish in his rookie campaign. He had 26 coming into his ninth start -- his second against the Mariners. He issued a career-high six free passes in his four innings of work Monday, and three of those walked batters scored. Darvish left with a 5-0 deficit and took his second loss of the season. ... Felix Hernandez had the Rangers headed toward their first shutout until Mitch Moreland led off the eighth inning with his seventh home run, only the fourth allowed by Hernandez this season. Hernandez lasted eight innings for his fourth win.

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Rangers manager Ron Washington visits with Bryan Dolgin to talk about Yu Darvish and the Rangers' 6-1 loss to the Mariners.

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Ichiro owns Yu: Ichiro Suzuki was 3-for-4 when he faced Darvish in Arlington. On Monday night, Ichiro went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple in the first inning and an RBI single in the third. It all adds up to a 5-for-8 line against Darvish, with a double, triple, two RBIs and three runs scored.

Neftali Feliz shelved: Rangers general manager Jon Daniels joined the radio broadcast in the third inning on the Texas Rangers ESPN Radio Network and talked about Feliz being placed on the 15-day disabled list with a sprained UCL (ulner collateral ligament) in his right elbow.

“The prognosis is actually pretty good given it’s the type of sprain [the medical staff] think can heal with time and medicine,” Daniels told Eric Nadel during the radio broadcast. “There’s a chance he could start throwing after four weeks, but more likely it will be another two. Potentially six weeks down and then start a throwing program.”

Tateyama recalled: RHP Yoshinori Tateyama took the Feliz's spot on the 25-man roster. He was 1-0 with a 0.54 ERA in 12 relief appearances at Triple-A Round Rock. Tateyama went two innings against the Mariners on Monday and gave up one run and struck out two.

Feldman filling in: RHP Scott Feldman takes Feliz’s spot in the starting rotation for now. He will start Wednesday afternoon's tilt.

First move: The Feliz roster move is the first on the 25-man roster for the Rangers this season. May 21 is now the latest date the Rangers have ever gone in a season before making their first roster move. The previous latest move was May 9, 1976, when John Ellis was placed on the DL with a fractured ankle and Ken Pape was recalled from the minors.

Sick talk: Dave Barnett was ill and unable to join Tom Grieve for the television broadcast. Steve Busby moved to the TV booth. Eric Nadel handled the radio broadcast solo until Jon Daniels joined him during the third, fourth and fifth innings. Former MLB pitcher Bill Krueger joined Nadel for the sixth and seventh innings.

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TEAM LEADERS

WINS LEADER
Yu Darvish
WINS ERA SO IP
9 2.92 159 126
OTHER LEADERS
BAA. Beltre .324
HRA. Beltre 15
RBIA. Beltre 55
RA. Beltre 53
OPSA. Beltre .888
ERAY. Darvish 2.92
SOY. Darvish 159