Saturday, April 18, 2015

Game 10: Erik Johnson looks to continue strong start to season against G-Braves

Here are the lineups:

G-Braves (3-6)
Eury Perez RF
Jose Peraza 2B
Adonis Garcia DH
Pedro Ciriaco 3B
Todd Cunningham CF
Elmer Reyes SS
Joe Benson LF
Matt Kennelly 1B
Braeden Schlehuber C
Pitching: RHP Chien-Ming Wang (0-0, 3.38)

Knights (6-3)
Tyler Saladino SS
Carlos Sanchez 2B
Neftali Soto DH
Matt Davidson 3B
Engel Beltre RF
Trayce Thompson CF
Dan Black 1B
Kevan Smith C
Leury Garcia LF
Pitching: RHP Erik Johnson (1-0, 0.00)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: WMYT My12 / ESPN 730 

Notes: Last night, Charlotte defeated the G-Braves, 7-5, on the strength of a 3-for-5 night at the plate from Carlos Sanchez. ... Today marks Erik Johnson's first start of 2015. The right-hander earned a win after tossing three scoreless innings in relief of Shawn Haviland on April 13. He gave up just two hits and fanned three. ... Jake Petricka (on rehab assignment from the White Sox) is scheduled to make his second appearance tonight. Petricka, 26, began the season on the disabled list with a strained forearm. ... Trayce Thompson is currently riding an International League-best nine-game hitting streak. The 24-year old CF ranks sixth in the IL in batting average at .400 (14-for-35). ... Carlos Sanchez ranks second, with a .448 (13-for-29) batting average through six games. ... The Knights leads the IL in batting average through nine games. Their team mark of .294 is 27 points higher than second-place Pawtucket (.267). G-Braves starter Chien-Ming Wang combined to go 13-8 with a 4.13 ERA with both Charlotte and Louisville last year.