Thursday 7/4 Games

AA: Binghamton Mets (51-30) @ New Hampshire Fisher Cats [TOR] (40-44) Listen
Thursday 7:05 ET – RHP Logan Verrett (8-4, 4.06) vs. RHP Marcus Walden (5-8, 3.18)

Logan Verrett made 4 starts in June striking out 25 and walking 6 over 27.1 IP, while pitching to a 4.61 ERA. When he completes the 4th inning he will surpass last years innings total of 103.1 IP.
Marcus Walden has allowed 113 hits and struck out just 43 in 99 IP this year which suggests he’s been escaping danger a little more often than he should.


A+: Jupiter Hammerheads (5-7) @ St. Lucie Mets (5-7) Listen
Thursday 6:30 ET – RHP Jake Esch (1-4, 3.47) vs. RHP Hansel Robles (3-2, 3.38)

Jake Esch has faced St. Lucie twice this year, each time allowing 1 run over 4 IP.
Hansel Robles made two rehab starts with the GCL squad, going 6 full innings his last time out. He last pitched for St. Lucie on May 19th


A: Savannah Sand Gnats (6-7) @ Greenville Drive [BOS] (7-7) Listen
Thursday 7:05 ET – RHP Matt Koch (5-3, 4.18) vs. TBA

In his last start Matt Koch threw 7.1 IP of shutout ball against Rome, allowing 4 hits and striking out 5. He finished June with a 2.96 ERA and 27 K to 1 BB in 4 starts.


A-Sh: Brooklyn Cyclones (6-10) @ Aberdeen Ironbirds [BAL] (8-8) Listen
Thursday 7:05 ET – RHP Seth Lugo (1-0, 5.00) vs. LHP Mitch Horacek (0-1, 13.50)

Seth Lugo has allowed 5 runs on 9 hits over 9 IP in two starts, striking out 6 and walking 3.
Mitch Horacek allowed the SI Yankees 4 runs on 5 hits over 2.2 IP (0 BB, 1 K) in his lone start of the year.


AAA: Las Vegas 51s (45-39) @ Tuscon Padres [SD] (47-40) Listen
Thursday 10:05 ET – RHP Jake deGrom (1-0, 0.96) vs. RHP Josh Geer (0-1, 6.75)

Tuscon is a half game ahead of Las Vegas for the division lead, the two teams will play 8 times over the next ten days leading into the PCL all star break.
Jacob deGrom faced Tucson in his AAA debut allowing 8 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3 over 5.1 IP. He’s managed to allow just 6 hits between his two other AAA starts.
Josh Geer became the 16th different starting pitcher for Tuscon when he joined them five days ago (4 IP, 5 H, 3 R, 2 BB, 1 K).  He is a minor league vet, having made 73 previous starts in the PCL over the last seven years.

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