Saturday, July 5, 2014

Game 90: Charlotte Knights vs. Norfolk Tides

Here are the lineups:

Knights (34-55)
Micah Johnson 2B
Carlos Sanchez SS
Marcus Semien 3B
Josh Phegley C
Matt Davidson DH
Andy Wilkins 1B
Matt Tuiasosopo LF
Michael Taylor RF
Blake Tekotte CF
Pitching: RHP Shawn Hill (2-3, 5.13 ERA)

Tides (36-53)
Julio Borbon CF
Quintin Barry LF
Steve Clevenger C
Francisco Peguero RF
Buck Britton 3B
Brett Wallace 1B
Ivan De Jesus 2B
Steve Lombardozzi 2B
Jemile Weeks SS
Pitching: LHP Nick Additon (3-4, 4.50 ERA)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: / ESPN 730

Notes: The Knights are set to break their all-time attendance mark for a single season (429,132 in 1993) tonight, just 45 home games into the season. When Charlotte welcomes the 429,133rd fan through the gates, it’s planning to take that fan down to the field to throw out a ceremonial first pitch. “As we continue to welcome our dedicated fans to BB&T Ballpark, we want to pause for a moment and celebrate a historic attendance mark for us,” said Knights Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski in a press release. “We are very pleased with the support from our community.” … Through 44 games this season, the Knights lead all of Minor League Baseball in attendance with a total of 422,229. BB&T Ballpark is averaging 9,596 through the gates – also the highest in Minor League Baseball. 

UPDATE: The Knights won 6-3 thanks to big games from Marcus Semien and Micah Johnson. Click HERE for the recap.