Thursday, July 10, 2014

Game 94: Charlotte Knights vs. Syracuse Chiefs

Here are the lineups:
Knights (38-56)
Marcus Semien SS
Carlos Sanchez 2B
Josh Phegley C
Jordan Danks CF
Matt Davidson 3B
Andy Wilkins 1B
Matt Tuiasosopo LF
Blake Tekotte RF
Michael Taylor DH
Pitching: RHP Shawn Hill (3-3, 4.83 ERA)

Chiefs (54-37)
Emmanuel Burris SS
Jeff Kobernus LF
Steven Souza Jr. CF
Tyler Moore 1B
Zach Walters 2B
Greg Dobbs DH
Destin Hood RF
Brandon Laird 3B
Sandy Leon C
Pitching: RHP Blake Treinen (4-0, 2.20 ERA)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: / ESPN 730

Notes: Charlotte catcher Josh Phegley was named to the International League All-Star Team today and in a weird way has A.J. Pierzynski to thank. When the Red Sox designated the longtime Chicago catcher for assignment, it created room on their roster for rookie Christian Vazquez, whose place Phegley is taking on the IL roster. Phegley leads all IL catchers with13 home runs and is hitting .253 with 42 runs scored, 20 doubles, three triples and 38 RBIs in 70 games. He’ll join Tyler Saladino, who was elected to start at shortstop. … Andy Wilkins and Matt Davidson each homered in Wednesday’s double-header. Both players now have 16 long balls, one off Dan Johnson, who leads the Il with 17 this season. … The Knights are hitting .315 in July (nine games) with nine home runs and 50 RBIS. … According to reports out of Houston (Charlotte has not yet confirmed), the Astros have traded 25-year-old Bobby Doran to the White Sox for a player to be named later. Doran, who stands 6-foot-6 and is known as a sinkerball pitcher – is expected to report to Charlotte once the move becomes official.

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