Logan Verrett picked up his first loss in his last start, getting charged for 6 runs on 8 hits. On the year he is striking out 14.0% and walking 6.7% of batters for a FIP of 4.91. He has allowed exactly one home run in each start. Can you guess which inning it will happen in tonight?
In his last start Nik Turley went 6 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 3 BB, 8 K. In three home starts he has struck out 19 and gone 2-0 with a 3.60 ERA.
The Binghamton ‘offense’ has hit 5 for 58 in the two games against Trenton, with 8 walks and 23 Ks.
Ryan Feierabend was promoted from AA Frisco after going 1-2, 3.86 ERA with 22 K and 5 BB in 28.0 IP. In his first start for Round Rock five days ago he allowed 3 runs on 7 hits over 5 IP with 2 BB and 6 K. He is a veteran of the AAA level having made 80 starts for four different IL and PCL teams.
Carlos Torres prepared to start in Sacramento on Monday, but rain washed out the match in the top of the first. He’ll make the start tonight on a week of rest. His last start in Reno went like this: 5.1 IP, 7 H, 3 R (1 ER) 2 BB, 4 K, and was good for his first win of 2013.
A: Savannah Sand Gnats (19-11) off
The Gnats return home for a four game set with the Rome Braves (18-12), starting a stretch of 26 games in 25 days including the game against Kannapolis that is suspending in the 4th inning. The Gnats and Braves are the top two teams in the SAL Southern division. Savannah batters have walked 29 more times and struck out 40 less times than the Braves hitters, which has led to 39 more runs scored. Rome pitching has put up a 3.86 ERA and actually allowed 6 more runs than they have scored in spite of the winning record. Savannah pitching has allowed an absurd total of 43 walks, half as many as the next best team, and 65 less (!) than Rome pitching.
22 year old OF Josh Elander is hitting .325/.391/.579