This is the rotation spot that was held by Garrett Olsen, Beato (who hasn’t thrown more than 2 innings in a game since July 1) and a parade of relievers is likely needed to get through this one. After last nights rain shortened complete game by Schwinden everyone should be available. 39 year old Ramon Ortiz is 8th in the IL in ERA.
On June 5th Mark Cohoon took a no decision against the Senators allowing 5 runs on 7 hits with 5 K over 5 IP in Harrisburg. t the Rock Cats allowing one unearned run on 3 H over 7 IP.
Logan Verrett faced Fort Myers last Saturday and took a no decision, allowing 6 hits and a walk over 6 IP. Cole Nelson opposed him and allowed 4 ER on 7 hits and 3 BB over 4 IP. He beat St. Lucie on July 3rd despite 5 hits and 5 BB over 5 IP, on the year he has walked 38 and struck out 54.
A: Greenville Drive (22-22) @ Savannah SandGnats (18-27) Listen
Friday 5:15 – RHP Jason Garcia 5-5, 6.17 vs. RHP Domingo Tapia 5-3, 3.47
Friday 7:05 – RHP Luis Diaz 3-6, 5.88 vs. RHP Yohan Almonte (7-5, 6.57 FSL)
The first game is a resumption of last nights suspended game, of which one scoreless inning was played. It will be played to the full nine, while the second game is schedule for seven. Domingo Tapia is set to make his 17th start of the year. He struggled against Greenville in late May, allowing 7 hits and 3 walks over 4 IP, which was his last start before a four week hiatus to keep his workload in check. He stands at 85.2 IP with likely four more starts after this one.
SSA: Vermont Lake Monsters [OAK] (24-27) @ Brooklyn Cyclones (31-20)
Friday 7:00 – TBA vs. RHP Hansel Robles 3-1, 1.74
Hansel Robles has the 5th lowest ERA to be a NYPL, allowing less than a baserunner per inning (37 hits, 6 BB, in 46.2 IP) and will turn 22 on Monday. Phillip Evans is hitting .289/.349/.500 over his last ten. Logan Taylor has been tossing 1-2 innings every third day, and has compiled 7.2 shutout on the year, (4 H 0 BB 7 K) and is likely to follow Robles.
R: Danville Braves [ATL] (25-19) @ Kingsport Mets (15-30)
Friday 7:00 – TBA vs. RHP Cory Oswalt 3-2, 8.22
Cory Oswalt faced Bristol two starts ago on July 28th, going 7.2 IP, 9 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 1 K. Last night’s game in Bristol was canceled and will not be made up. Its the second canceled game this year for Kingsport and seventh overall in the Mets system.