Mariners Can’t Solve Hector Noesi, Lose On Piniella Night


If Hector Noesi could have pitched like this FOR the Seattle Mariners, he wouldn’t be frustrating players and fans to no end AGAINST the Mariners.

Playing for his third team this season, Noesi faced the Mariners for the 4th time, the 2nd as a starter. Noesi scattered five hits and one unearned run over 7.1 IP as the Mariners fell to the White Sox 2-1 in 10 innings on Lou Piniella night.

Before the game, longtime Mariners manager Lou Piniella was honored, as he became the 8th member of the Mariners Hall of Fame. Alvin Davis, Jay Buhner, Dan Wilson and Edgar Martinez were on hand to join in the celebration.

Lou Piniella is honored prior to the start of Saturday’s game against the White Sox. Credit- JJ Keller

Piniella gave a 21-minute long speech, succumbing to tears when talking about the late Dave Niehaus and again near the end of the speech when he acknowledged and recognized the fans of Seattle saying, “I thank you, salute you, and will never forget you.”

Mariners fans would like to forget this game as well as any that they have played against Noesi of late. This offense which had scored 28 runs over the past four games was stymied by Noesi, who was 2-14 with a 6.13 ERA in 36 games for the Mariners between 2012 and 2014.

Since joining the White Sox, Noesi is 6-7 with a 4.15 ERA in 20 games. He is now 1-0 with a 0.00 ERA in 18.1 IP and a 12/4 K/BB ratio against Seattle since being designated for assignment by Seattle earlier this year.

The Mariners look to bounce back Sunday and take the series against Chicago. Erasmo Ramirez is on the hill for Seattle.



Chi White Sox

Leury García3B300000201.182
Conor GillaspiePH-3B201100101.314
Alejandro De AzaCF-LF501000104.243
José AbreuDH412000101.304
Dayan ViciedoLF-RF400000001.236
Alexei RamírezSS402100011.291
Paul Konerko1B401000101.236
Tyler FlowersC401000003.248
Moisés SierraRF301000000.233
Jordan DanksPH-CF110000011.095
Gordon Beckham2B301000000.222


2B – J Abreu (29, J Paxton); A Ramirez (24, J Paxton)

S – G Beckham

RBI – C Gillaspie (40), A Ramirez (58)

2-out RBI – C Gillaspie

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – A De Aza 3, T Flowers 1

GIDP – J Abreu, A Ramirez, T Flowers

Team LOB – 6


SB – A Ramirez (18, 2nd base off J Paxton/M Zunino), J Danks (3, 2nd base off F Rodney/M Zunino)


E – G Beckham (10, throw)

DP – 3 (G Beckham-A Ramirez-P Konerko, A Ramirez-P Konerko, A Ramirez-G Beckham-P Konerko)


Austin JacksonCF400000201.268
Dustin AckleyLF401000101.255
Robinson Canó2B410000001.332
Kendrys Morales1B402000101.218
Chris DenorfiaPR000000000.077
Fernando RodneyP000000000.000
Kyle Seager3B401100001.278
Mike ZuninoC301001100.212
Logan MorrisonDH-1B401000004.221
Chris TaylorSS401000001.372
Endy ChávezRF200000100.260


2B – K Seager (26, H Noesi)

S – E Chavez

RBI – K Seager (71)

2-out RBI – K Seager

Runners left in scoring position, 2 out – D Ackley 1, L Morrison 2

GIDP – K Seager, L Morrison, C Taylor

Team LOB – 4


CS – D Ackley (4, 2nd base by H Noesi/T Flowers)


E – C Taylor (3, field)

DP – 3 (J Paxton-R Cano-K Morales, R Cano-C Taylor-K Morales, K Seager-R Cano-K Morales)


Chi White Sox

Héctor Noesí7.15101401.414.67
Javy Guerra1.01000201.403.23
Eric Surkamp(W, 1-0)0.20000001.547.30
Jake Petricka(SV, 8)1.01000001.242.02


James Paxton6.16110400.932.38
Brandon Maurer1.21000101.354.73
Yoervis Medina1.01000001.122.23
Fernando Rodney(L, 1-5)1.02100101.222.27

WP – J Paxton

Pitches-strikes – H Noesi 92-66; J Guerra 15-11; E Surkamp 3-2; J Petricka 9-5; F Rodney 19-13; J Paxton 77-56; B Maurer 21-14; Y Medina 7-6

Ground balls-fly balls – H Noesi 10-10; J Guerra 2-0; E Surkamp 1-0; J Petricka 2-1; F Rodney 2-0; J Paxton 14-1; B Maurer 2-1; Y Medina 1-0

Batters faced – H Noesi 27; J Guerra 4; E Surkamp 1; J Petricka 3; F Rodney 6; J Paxton 23; B Maurer 6; Y Medina 3

Game Details

Game Time: 2:50.

Umpires: HP–Mike DiMuro. 1B–Marvin Hudson. 2B–Toby Basner. 3B–Hunter Wendelstedt.

Weather: 78 degrees, Clear.

Wind: 2 mph, Out to Right.

Attendance: 40,122.