AAA: Buffalo Bisons (37-29) (3rd place, 4.0 GB)
The Bisons are off tonight and welcome in the Pawtucket Red Sox tomorrow. Matt Harvey will make his 14th start of the year.
AA: Binghamton Mets (29-30) vs. Reading Phillies (PHI) (33-26) – 5:35
Game 1: LHP Mark Cohoon (3-5, 3.92) vs. RHP Jonathan Pettibone (5-5, 3.79)
Game 2: RHP Collin McHugh (5-4, 2.48) vs. RHP Jordan Whatcott (1-0, 2.01)
McHugh, who turns 25 next week, has now made 27 starts as a B-Met. He’s compiled a 13-6 record with a 2.72 ERA in 162.1 innings along with 158 punch-outs and just 49 walks over that span.
Jefry Marte left Saturday’s game with a bruised hand, below the pinkie, after a scorching groundball hit the lip of the infield and bounced toward his face. Marte should be back in the lineup tonight after a couple days off.
A+: St. Lucie Mets (48-16) vs. Palm Beach Cardinals (STL) (29-34) – 6:30
RHP Yohan Almonte (6-0, 3.69) vs. RHP Bradley Watson (0-1, 6.35)
Almonte has allowed one earned run in his last 17.2 innings spanning three starts and has won four consecutive decisions.
St. Lucie’s pitching staff still leads the FSL in ERA (2.72, shut-outs (8), saves (27) and WHIP (1.21).
St. Lucie is sending seven players to the FSL All Star game—SS Wilfredo Tovar, P Cory Mazzoni, RP Adam Kolarek, P Chase Huchingson, C Blake Forsythe, INF Wilmer Flores, and OF Cory Vaughn.
A-: Savannah Sand Gnats (35-26) vs. Charleston RiverDogs (NYY) (38-23) – 5:30
RHP Logan Verrett (1-0, 2.33) vs. TBA
Let’s try this again! The suspended game will resume in the 4th inning.
Verrett was impressive his last time out after nearly a two month hiatus on the DL. Through four games started this season, the Baylor U product has fanned 20 and walked five in 19.1 innings.
SAL All Star selection OF Travis Taijeron will represent the Gnats in the home run derby competition. The first round will be held Monday morning on the flight desk of the USS Yorktown. Pretty cool.