Hector Noesi has been fairly infamous for getting hit hard all season long. On Friday night, the Seattle Mariners starter surrendered four home runs in five-plus innings of work in a 5-0 loss to the Boston Red Sox. It just might have been his most embarrassing start to date.
Noesi managed to hold the Sox scoreless for the first four innings, but gave up back-to-back jacks to Will Middlebrooks and Cody Ross to lead off the fifth, followed by a two-out bomb by Daniel Nava that made it 3-0 Boston.
In the sixth inning, Noesi gave up a two-run shot to Jarrod Saltalamacchia without recording an out and was finally pulled after giving up five runs on seven hits and a walk. Noesi's record falls to 2-10 with the loss and his ERA now sits at 5.69. The Mariners bullpen gave up two hits and a walk, but no more runs the rest of the way.
Boston starter Aaron Cook, meanwhile, had no such problems with the Mariners offense. Cook improved to 2-1 with a complete game, two-hit shutout. Singles by Ichiro Suzuki and John Jaso represented the only two Seattle baserunners in the entire game.
The Red Sox have now evened up the four-game series. The Mariners will try to pick up a win on Saturday to ensure at least a series split.