Dan Haren (5-3, 3.28) vs. Hector Noesi (0-4, 5.83).
Dan Haren went to Pepperdine University over in Malibu. But what I don't understand is how Hector, who was raised in the Dominican Republic, has a problem with one of our city's big colleges. But "Noesi" it is, and I'm sure that's not going to appeal to the home crowd tonight, watching Noesi's first career start against the Dodgers.
Sure, Haren may be a little shaky of late, going 1-3 with a 4.35 ERA since his 4-0 start this year. But Noesi is worse: he hasn't had a win in his last 19 starts (or 40 appearances), going 0-14 with a 5.87 ERA since May 2012. As the White Sox likely won't be giving away the game again tonight, we had better hope that the bats show up tonight...along with the mob of angry Trojan fans.