Noesi, White Sox Eye Turnaround in the Emerald City

Saturday, August 9, 2014

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Today’s News

Tonight’s Game

White Sox vs. Mariners at Safeco Field, Seattle (8:10 p.m., CT, CSN). Starters: RHP Hector Noesi  (6-8, 4.97) for the Sox, LHP James Paxton (2-0, 2.76) for Seattle.

Noesi has made nine quality starts since joining the White Sox from Texas and has lowered his ERA from 14.21 to 4.97. He earned his third win in a span of four starts in his last outing on August 4 against the Rangers, allowing one earned run on four hits and a walk while striking out six over seven innings. He was credited with his first complete game after the contest was called in the seventh due to rain.

Hector has gone 1-0 with a 1.26 ERA and 10 strikeouts lifetime vs. the Mariners. He earned the win in his last start against Seattle on July 6 at home, going 6.2 scoreless innings.

Plays of the Day

Dayan Viciedo homered for the second time in as many nights, a solo shot, in last night’s 4-1 loss to Seattle. It was his 16th of the season…Ronald Belisario pitched 1.1 scoreless innings in relief of Jose Quintana, who gave up only two earned runs in 5.2 IP.  Zach Putnam, who came off of the disabled list earlier in the day, tossed a perfect eighth.

Charlotte Report

Avi Garcia went 2-3 with a double, walk and run scored yesterday for Class AAA Charlotte against Pawtucket. As both a DH and right fielder, he’s now hitting .500 (13-26) in seven games during his rehab assignment.

Catcher Josh Phegley has gone 9-12 with three doubles, three homers, 13 RBI and seven runs scored over his last three games with Charlotte. He ranks third in the International League with 20 home runs and 68 RBI. Phegley’s teammate, first baseman Andy Wilkins, leads the IL with 28 HR and 75 RBI.

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Quote of the Day

Tomorrow’s Schedule

White Sox vs. Mariners at Safeco Field (3:10 p.m., CT, WGN) in the finale of the four-game series. Starters: LHP John Danks (9-7, 4.93) for the Sox, TBA for Seattle.

Photo of the Day

Mike McCready, the lead guitarist for Pearl Jam, spent some time with Jose Abreu and Jose Quintana before playing the National Anthem last night at Safeco. 

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