Good afternoon. Here's a preview of tonight's game:
RED SOX (40-36)
Pitching: RHP Aaron Cook (1-1, 9.39)
Pitching: RHP Hector Noesi (2-9, 5.50)
Game time: 10:10 p.m.
TV/Radio: NESN / WEEI
Red Sox vs. Noesi: Gonzalez 0-2, Pedroia 0-2, Salty 0-2, Ortiz 1-2, Shoppach 0-1.
Mariners vs. Cook: Figgins 0-7, Olivo 1-5, Ryan 1-3.
Stat of the Day: The Sox are 5-20 when they do not hit a home run.
Notes: A day after being shut down by Felix Hernandez, the Sox face the much less imposing Hector Noesi. The former Yankee is 0-6, 5.08 in nine starts since his last victory on May 6, although he has pitched well in recent games, giving up eight earned runs in his last 19 innings. ... Noesi pitched in relief twice against the Sox last season, giving up five runs on five hits over seven innings. ... Cook is facing the Mariners for the first time in his career. He is coming off a five-inning start against the Braves that saw him allow two earned runs. ... Gonzalez has hit safely in seven straight at 13 of 37 with seven RBIs. ... The Sox are 19-15 on the road with wins in seven of their last 11 games. ... Middlebrooks is 1 of his last 15.
Song of the Day: "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?" By Nirvana.