On Wednesday night, Hector Noesi has his best start of the season for the Seattle Mariners. He ended up taking the loss and falling to 2-7 as the M's had eight hits and four walks and stranded 10 baserunners in a 1-0 loss to the San Diego Padres.
The Mariners squandered plenty of chances through the early innings, allowing Noesi no room for error. The Padres finally broke through in the top of the seventh, as Yonder Alonso led off the inning with his second home run of the year. That, sadly, was all she wrote, as the M's were unable to bring a runner across.
In all, Noesi ended up allowing five hits and three walks in seven innings of work, while also striking out five. The only Mariners extra-base hit came from Ichiro Suzuki in the fifth inning ... right after Munenori Kawasaki had grounded into a double play. Jesus Montero had three hits in the game, all singles.
The Mariners were hoping to pick up some confidence-boosting wins against the Padres in this interleague series. Instead, they will be attempting to avoid the sweep on Thursday.