AAA: Buffalo Bisons (51-53) @ Louisville Bats (39-66) 7:05
RHP Collin McHugh 1-3, 4.54 vs. RHP Brett Tomko 0-6, 3.12
Collin McHugh makes his 8th start in AAA, the second time he has faced Louisville. Adam Loewen is hitting .209/.292/.419 over his last ten and will like be forced to a part time role while Lucas Duda and Mike Baxter are with the Bisons. That is indeed the same Brett Tomko you’ve seen on a major league team near you over the years. He is 39 now and has 44 K to 28 BB in 57.2 IP in AAA.
AA: Binghamton Mets (47-55) @ NewBritain RockCats (58-45) 12:05
RHP Zach Wheeler 9-6, 3.29 vs. RHP B.J. Hermsen 7-5, 3.38
In his last two starts Wheeler has allowed 16 hits is 7.2 IP with 11K and 3 BB. With two openings in the Buffalo rotation, Wheeler’s timing couldn’t be worse. He’s up to 109.1 IP on the year, after throwing 115 IP last year. The B-Mets begin a 7 game homestand tomorrow night.
A+: Bradenton Marauders (18-13) @ St. Lucie Mets (13-19) 6:30 ET
RHP Jameson Taillon 5-7, 4.27 vs. RHP Kyle Allen 2-0, 4.38
Five starts ago Taillon shutout the FSL Mets over 7 IP, allowing 1 hit and 3 BB to St. Lucie. Kyle Allen has pitched in long relief of Chase Hutchingson the last two times through the rotation, allowing 4 hits and 1 BB in 7.2 IP. This time he’ll get the start instead of the struggling Hutchingson, who failed to get out of the first inning, two starts in a row.
A: Kannapolis Intimidators (13-18) @ Savannah SandGnats (14-18) 7:05
LHP Matthew Lane 3-3, 5.73 vs. RHP Michael Fulmer 3-3, 2.36
Fulmer has allowed 15 base runners while striking out 14 in 18 July innings. On the year the SAL is hitting .196 against him.
SSA: Brooklyn Cyclones (20-14) @ Batavia Muckdogs (STL) 7:05 ET
RHP Gabriel Ynoa 1-1, 2.75 vs. LHP Ben Freeman 2-1, 2.64
The Cyclones begin a six game road trip in Batavia. Brandon Nimmo is hitting .167/.300/.238 against left handed pitching, and is 3 for his last 23 overall.
R: Kingsport Mets (9-22) off
The Kingsport squad will play two on Thursday, making up for the July 19th rain out. They will play four games in three days against the Bristol White Sox.