Friday, July 4, 2014

Game 89: Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides

Here are the lineups:
Knights (34-54)
Micah Johnson 2B
Carlos Sanchez SS
Marcus Semien LF
Jordan Danks CF
Matt Davidson 3B
Matt Tuiasosopo DH
Michael Taylor RF
Tyler Saladino 1B
Miguel Gonzalez C
Pitching: RHP Dylan Axelrod (5-6, 4.38 ERA)

Tides (35-53)
Julio Borbon CF
Quintin Barry LF
Steve Clevenger 1B
Francisco Peguero RF
Buck Britton 3B
Xavier Paul DH
Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Brian Ward C
Jemile Weeks SS
Pitching: LHP Chris Jones (4-5, 4.00 ERA)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: / ESPN 730

Notes: The largest Knights’ crowd ever was 15,591 and it came on July 4, 2008. Hearing that record may be in jeopardy tonight. … Charlotte is 6-7 against Norfolk this season, but has lost each of its last three meetings. … Tyler Saladino has feasted on Tides pitching this season, hitting .394 (13-for-33) with seven runs scored and four RBIs in nine games. … Tonight’s starter, Dylan Axelrod, is 1-0 with a 2.77 ERA and 17 K’s in three games (two starts) against Norfolk this season. ... And, oh yeah, Happy 4th!