Saturday 8/10 games

AA: Binghamton Mets (74-45) @ Erie SeaWolves (62-55) Listen-Alt Audio
Saturday 7:05 ET – RHP Noah Snydergaard (5-0, 1.98) vs. RHP Drew VerHagen (2-3, 2.40)

Thor has allowed just 7 hits and 2 walks over his last 16 IP (3 starts) while striking out 18. Also, he’s started referring to himself as Thor.

 

A+: Palm Beach Cardinals (20-20) @ St. Lucie Mets (23-18) Listen
Saturday 6:30 ET – RHP Hansel Robles (5-2, 3.68) vs. RHP Ryan Sherriff (4-3, 2.19)

Since returning from the DL, Robles has appeared in five games: 24 IP, 37 H, 13 R, 11 ER, 3 HR, 2 HB, 5 BB, 20 K, 110 BF, .359 opponents’ batting average, 18% strikeout percentage and a 4.13 ERA.

 

A: Hickory Crawdads (27-20/66-52) @ Savannah Sand Gnats (23-20/67-46) Listen
Saturday 7:05 ET – LHP Frank Lopez (2-6, 5.55) vs. RHP Seth Lugo (0-0, 1.50)

Seth Lugo made his SAL debut last Sunday against Greenville and struck out 10 while walking none and allowing 2 hits.

 

A+: State College Spikes (30-20) @ Brooklyn Cyclones (24-26) Listen
Saturday 6:00 ET – RHP Willy Paulino (2-1, 2.83) vs. RHP John Gant (3-2, 2.47)

John Gant has struck out 54 and walked 17 over 43.2 IP; He has allowed only three runs over his last three starts and has gone five innings or more in every outing as a Cyclone in 2013.

 

R: Kingsport Mets (28-19) @ Greeneville Astros (31-16)
Saturday 6:00 ET – RHP Andrew Massie (1-1, 4.39) vs. RHP Jandel Gustave (2-2, 1.63)

Big game for Kingsport which is three games behind the Astros for first place in the West division standings.

Jandel Gustave no hit the K-Mets for 6 IP on June 27th, striking out 7 and walking 3.

 

AAA: Oklahoma City Redhawks (69-51) @ Las Vegas 51s (63-55) Listen
Saturday 10:05 ET – RHP Jake Buchanan (4-2, 3.00) vs. RHP Rafael Montero (3-3, 3.88)

Jake Buchanan went 7-2 with a 2.09 ERA at AA and is set to make his 8th start in AAA. He’s consistently had GO/AO totals over 2:1 and has allowed just 8 home runs this year.
Rafael Montero has walked 7.9% of batters in the PCL, 3% over his career norm and 4% more than he was walking with Binghamton (3.8%) At the same time the strike out rate has dropped by 10%.