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Noesi pitches himself out of September

Post by Larry Larue / The News Tribune on Sep. 17, 2012 at 10:46 pm with 4 Comments »
September 17, 2012 10:46 pm

General manager Jack Zduriencik and, to a lesser extent, manager Eric Wedge, wanted to see Hector Noesi start again for the Seattle Mariners in September.

Well, they’ve seen him. The Baltimore Orioles pummelled the right-hander for eight hits and seven runs in just 1 1/3 innings tonight, reducing his teammates to mop up duty for the remainder of what became a 10-4 Mariners loss.

As for Noesi, who was supposed to start again Saturday vs. Texas?

“Another start? I don’t know. I’m not sure right now – we’ll sit down and look at it,” Wedge said.

Loosely translated, that means Noesi, now 2-12 with a 6.00 ERA as a Mariner, and 2-6 with a 5.74 ERA in Tacoma, has made his final start. If he pitches again, it will be in a game that’s gotten away.

The Mariners got home runs from Michael Saunders, Eric Thames and John Jaso, but didn’t score until Baltimore led, 7-1, and never could close the gap much. The Orioles, in the chase for a division title and/or wild card berth, ran away with it early.

“(Noesi) just really struggled. He gave up two-strike hits, just put it over the middle of the plate,” Wedge said. “The last thing you want to do in first game of a series is go to bullpen in second inning. It makes for a long night, a long series.”

The loss dropped the Mariners to 70-78 with 13 games left, and did nothing to help the Mariners bullpen for the series. Rookie Erasmo Ramirez starts tonight.

Leave a comment Comments → 4
  1. bbnate420 says:

    There are 14 games left. They play 162 in MLB. ;-)

  2. wabubba67 says:

    Larry checked out a long time ago…the actual number of games left is irrelevent to him.

  3. bbnate420 says:

    Montero only has 18 doubles. Sad. If they can get someone to teach him how to run like he’s not 70 years old this off-season, then he should be able to double that next year.

  4. Montero runs like a clydesdale…….or doing the tire drill. I thought Edgar was slow, but this guy might lose to Edgar in a race…….even today.

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