The Mariners might actually be happy to see Hector Noesi - Lineups & Preview 7/6

While he has charmed many on the South Side for his surprisingly consistent mediocrity, for being a below-average consumer of innings on a pitching staff that was a phone call away from more Dylan Axelrod or Undead Tommy Hanson, Hector Noesi is relic of darker times in recent Mariners history. He was a hurricane of suck (6.31 ERA in 135 innings in Seattle) in the 2012 starting rotation, and an equally disastrous reminder of the Pineda-Montero trade in brief appearances in 2013 and 2014.

In his wake, the Mariners have moved on to their long awaited crop of pitching prospects, or at least one of them. Taijuan Walker--a regular feature in prospects top-20 lists for the past three years--has had his debut stalled by injuries and struggles to regain his hyper-dominant Double-A form. Walker showing everyone what the fuss is about while dispatching Noesi would be very cathartic for their fanbase.

The White Sox duty is, as always, to annoy.

White Sox Lineup:                                                            

  1. Adam Eaton – CF

  2. Gordon Beckham – 2B

  3. Conor Gillaspie -- 3B

  4. Jose Abreu – 1B

  5. Adam Dunn -- DH

  6. Alexei Ramirez – SS

  7. Dayan Viciedo – RF

  8. Alejandro De Aza -- LF

  9. Adrian Nieto – C

Hector Noesi – SP

Seattle Mariners Lineup:

  1. Endy Chavez – CF

  2. Michael Saunders – RF

  3. Robinson Cano – 2B

  4. Corey Hart – DH

  5. Kyle Seager – 3B

  6. Logan Morrison -- 1B

  7. John Buck – C

  8. Dustin Ackley – LF

  9. Brad Miller – SS

Taijuan Walker – SP


Where to Watch: Today’s game will be broadcast on CSN. 1:10 p.m. Central start time.


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