Monday, April 27, 2015

Game 17 preview: Toledo Mud Hens at Charlotte Knights

Here are the lineups:

Mud Hens (8-8)
Daniel Fields CF
Dixon Machado SS
Steven Moya RF
Jefry Marte 3B
Tyler Collins LF
Mike Hessman DH
Jason Krizan 1B
Josh Wilson 2B
Bryan Holaday C
Pitching: LHP Kyle Ryan (0-2, 4.02)

Knights (10-6)
Leury Garcia RF
Carlos Sanchez 2B
Neftali Soto DH
Matt Davidson 3B
Tryace Thompson CF
Dan Black 1B
Jason Coats LF
Kevan Smith C
Drew Garcia SS
Pitching: RHP Chris Beck (0-1, 4.02)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: / ESPN 730 

Notes: The Knights return to BB&T Ballpark 1.5 games ahead of Norfolk for first place in the IL South Division. The 10-6 start to the year is the best by the Knights through their first 16 games since they started 11-5 in 2006. ... Carlos Sanchez (.367) currently ranks fifth in the IL in batting average, while Trayce Thompson (.344) ranks 10th. ... RHP Javy Guerra, who appeared in three games (1.2 IP) with the Chicago White Sox this season, will begin a Major League Rehab assignment with the Charlotte Knights starting tonight. Guerra was placed on Chicago’s 15-day disabled list on April 20 (retroactive to April 13) with right shoulder inflammation. In other roster moves, RHP Daniel Webb was optioned back to Charlotte after being promoted to the White Sox on Sunday, RHP Tyler Barnette was assigned to Double-A Birmingham, and LHP Eric Surkamp was outrighted to Charlotte by Chicago after he cleared waivers. Surkamp was designated for assignment by the White Sox on Sunday. Charlotte’s roster is now at 23 active players.