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Noesi has disastrous start, M's lose 9-3


We're under way here in a Peoria and Hector Noesi may have already pitched his chance at the rotation away.

He threw 42 pitches, allowed a grand slam, six runs, four earned runs, four hits and walked three. He recorded two outs before Eric Wedge pulled him in the top of the first.

Only 22 of Noesi's pitches were strikes.

The reason two of his runs were unearned was because Raul Ibanez had the first fly ball of the year click off his glove in deep left for an error. In Ibanez's defense, San Diego's left fielder, Travis Buck, just stumbled and fell when making his first catch out in left. It's a tough sky.

Casper Wells hit a two-run homer to left in the ninth. Really the only offensive flash for the Mariners who are back at it at 12:05 p.m. Saturday against the Padres again.