Hector Noesi takes the bump for the Mariners tonight against Jerome Williams. The Halos saw Noesi once earlier this season, when he went eight strong innings against them on May 27. Here’s what tonight’s lineup has done against Noesi in his young career:
- Mike Trout: 2-for-4, BB
- Maicer Izturis: 1-for-1
- Albert Pujols: 0-for-4
- Kendrys Morales: 2-for-3, HR
- Mark Trumbo: 1-for-3, HR
- Howie Kendrick: 0-for-3
- Erick Aybar: 0-for-2, BB
- Hank Conger: Never faced Noesi
- Peter Bourjos: 1-for-3
There is only one thing to note here; in 23 ABs against Noesi, no player in this lineup has ever struck out. They’ve only seen him once, so we don’t have a ton of evidence to use to predict what might happen tonight.
Here’s how the Mariners’ lineup tonight has fared against Jerome Williams:
- Ichiro Suzuki: 1-for-10
- Dustin Ackley: 2-for-9, 3 SOs
- Kyle Seager: 0-for-6
- Jesus Montero: Never face Williams
- Justin Smoak: 1-for-6, HR, 2 SOs
- Michael Saunders: 1-for-3, 2 SOs
- Miguel Olivo: 3-for-13, BB, 4 SOs
- Mike Carp: 2-for-6, 2 BBs, SO
- Brendan Ryan: 0-for-6, BB
Williams picked up a quality start against the Mariners on May 26. We’re looking at a relatively small sample here too, but this lineup is just 10-for-59 (.169 BA) against Williams. We’ll see if Seattle’s offense can reverse their negative trends against the Halos’ sinkerballer tonight.
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