Matt Fox has allowed 34 hits in his last 21.1 IP, while striking out 12 and walking 7. He hot 51s offense helped him overcome all the base runners for wins in his last two starts, but have since cooled off in Nashville. With Baxter in NY and Valdespin suspended for one more game the 51s will play this DH free game with 3 bench players. Brian Bixler was activated from the DL for some depth.
Scott McGregor is allowing PCL batter to hit .300 against him while striking out 37 and walking 19 over67 IP.
Logan Verrett has pitched to a 4.81 ERA on the road, but managed to win 5 of 6 decisions.
Nathan Karns was the Nationals 2012 minor league pitcher of the year. This year he has struck out 110 over 92.1 IP in AA, and made 3 spot starts for the big league team.
Ethan Stewart has walked 69 and struck out 49 in 70 IP this year… thats a 20% walk rate.
Michael Fulmer limited Lakeland to 1 run on 7 hits over 6.1 IP in his last start, striking out 3 and walking 2. He’s striking out 18% and walking 10% in limited FSL time, after striking out 22% and walking 8.4% last year for Savannah.
Steven Matz has faced the Drive four times, allowing 3 runs on 11 hits over 20.1 IP, striking out 25 and walking 8.
John Gant struck out 7 with no walks in his last start, pushing his years total to 49 K/14 BB while allowing a .201 BAA.
19 year old Aussie Jackson Lodge has walked just 4 this year and 10 total over 106.1 IP as a pro over 3 years.
Robert Whalen walked 4 Cardinals over 3 IP in his shortest outing of the year on July 4th. Outside of that start he has struck out 44 and walked 6 over 36.2 IP.