Seattle Mariners Game 15: vs. Chicago White Sox

You’ve gotta be kidding me. Not only did Miguel Olivo get put in the lineup as a DH, he got moved up in the fucking order. Alright, so he’s a league average hitter for his career against lefties, so in this case it probably makes some sense. But shit.

Starting Pitchers

RHP Hector Noesi (4.81 xFIP in 11.0 IP) vs. LHP Chris Sale (3.49 xFIP)

This matchup consists of two guys who were really relievers last year. Sale was one of the top arms in the White Sox system, and like many top prospects in recent years he was rushed to the majors as a reliever. He’s really a fastball-slider guy though who doesn’t throw a lot of change ups, but while he’s a good pitcher, against a Mariners team that is heavily lopsided to the left-handed batters box he may be downright dominant. . Noesi comes of a great start, perhaps the best start of the season by any Mariners pitcher that wasn’t last night’s version of Felix Hernandez. His start before that was very bad, but was also against the Texas Rangers in Arlington.




1. Chone Figgins, cf

2. Dustin Ackley, 1B

3. Ichiro Suzuki, RF

4. Justin Smoak, 1B

5. Jesus Montero, C

6. Miguel Olivo, DH

7. Alex Liddi, 3B

8. Casper Wells, LF

9. Brendan Ryan, SS