The Los Angeles Dodgers look to keep the momentum going as they come off of an impressive 5-2 win Monday night against the Chicago White Sox. The middle game of a three-game series will feature Dan Haren on the mound for his 12th start of the season. Starting opposite Haren is Hector Noesi.
Haren is looking to turn things around after hitting a rough stretch in his last four starts. The right-hander started the season an impressive 4-1, but is just 1-3 in his last four starts. On the season, Haren has an ERA of 3.28 in his 11 starts.
In has last start, Haren gave up three earned runs and eight hits in six innings of work in a loss against the Pittsburg Pirates. In the loss, Haren allowed two home runs, but had good control and didn’t issue a walk over the six innings of work.
In his career, Haren is 3-1 against the White Sox with an ERA of 3.76 in seven starts. Haren last faced the White Sox in 2013, where he allowed three earned runs over five innings in a win for his former team, the Washington Nationals.
As for the White Sox, Noesi is looking to continue the remarkable run he has been on this season. Noesi started the season as a relief pitcher for the Seattle Mariners before being traded to the Texas Rangers and subsequently placed on waiver.
Noesi provided a spark for the White Sox rotation and is looking to continue that trend. The right-hander has appeared in 12 games this season, but has only started six and has a 5.83 ERA this season. Although Noesi’s stats may not look impressive, he has given the White Sox hope as he has had two straight quality starts. Both starts resulted in a no-decision, even though Noesi kept his ERA down at 2.70.
Justin Turner will get the night off after getting two RBIs that proved to be crucial in the Dodgers win Monday. Chone Figgins will replaces Turner at third and Andre Ethier is back in center field.
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