Thursday, July 17, 2014

Game 99: Charlotte Knights vs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders

Here are the lineups:

Knights (40-58)
Micah Johnson 2B
Marcus Semien SS
Josh Phegley C
Jordan Danks CF
Matt Davidson 3B
Andy Wilkins 1B
Matt Tuiasosopo LF
Blake Tekotte DH
Michael Taylor RF
Pitching: RHP Erik Johnson (2-6, 6.81 ERA)

RailRiders (46-51)
Jose Pirela LF
Rob Refsynder 2B
Zoilo Almonte RF
Adonis Garcia 3B
Kyle Roller DH
Austin Romine 1B
John Ryan Murphy C
Antoan Richardson CF
Carmen Angelini SS
Pitching: RHP Bryan Mitchell (0-0, 0.00 ERA)*

* A Reidsville, N.C. native

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: / ESPN 730

Notes: Today the Chicago White Sox announced the signing of Chien-Ming Wang and assigned the Taiwanese right-hander to the Charlotte Knights. Wang, who recently opted out of his contract with Cincinnati, posted an 8-5 record with a 3.70 ERA in 19 games for the Triple-A Louisville Bats (Cincinnati Reds organization) this season. … The team also announced that right-handed pitchers Dylan Axelrod and Deunte Heath have both departed. Axelrod was traded to the Cincinnati organization and Heath has been released to pursue an opportunity to play in Japan. … Infielder Tyler Saladino, who was elected to the International League All-Star Team this season but did not play, was placed on the disabled list today. Saladino was hitting a team-high .310 with 41 runs scored, 91 hits, 16 doubles, four triples, nine home runs, seven stolen bases over 82 games with the Knights. … LHP Frank De Los Santos was activated from the Temporary Inactive List. … Dan Black has been promoted back to the Knights from Class AA Birmingham. Black hit .292 with three home runs and 13 RBIs in 18 games for the Barons. … Infielder Justin Jirschele was also promoted to Charlotte from Winston-Salem (A+). ... you still with me?

Series Probables: 

Thursday: Erik Johnson (2-6, 6.81) vs. Bryan Mitchell (0-0, 0.00)
Friday: Chien-Ming Wang (8-5, 3.70 w/ LOU) vs. Chris Leroux (2-2, 4.44)
Saturday: Andre Rienzo (0-2, 4.80) vs. Nik Turley (0-1, 5.82)
Sunday: Daniel McCutchen (0-0, 7.20) vs. Matt Tracy (0-2, 3.12)