Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Game 6: Brad Penny looks to sink Durham Bulls

Here are the lineups:

Bulls (2-3)
Ryan Brett CF
Vince Belnome 1B
Jake Elmore 3B
Joey Butler RF
Corey Brown DH
Luke Maile C
Alexi Casilla 2B
Eugenio Velez LF
Hak-Ju Lee SS
Pitching: RHP Dylan Floro (1-0, 0.00)

Knights (3-2)
Tyler Saladino DH
Carlos Sanchez 2B
Neftali Soto 1B
Matt Davidson 3B
Engel Beltre RF
Trayce Thompson CF
Kevan Smith C
Leury Garcia SS
Jared Mitchell LF
Pitching: RHP Brad Penny (1-0, 4.76)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MiLB.TV / ESPN 730 

Notes: The Knights are set to conclude their short two-game series with the Bulls tonight. ... Shawn Haviland, Erik Johnson (W, 1-0) and Eric Surkamp (S, 1) combined to shutout the Bulls on Monday night. ... Tonight marks the second start of the season for veteran righthander Brad Penny. Throwing almost exclusively two-seamers, Penny held the Norfolk Tides to three runs over five innings of work back on Opening Day. ... Through five games the Knights' team batting average of .283 leads the International League. ... CF Trayce Thompson has gone 7-for-17 at the plate to begin this season and has hits in all five games this season. His brother, Klay, scored a whole lot of points for the Golden State Warriors last night. ... Jared Mitchell snapped an 0-for-9 skid with a 2-for-3 performance last night. ... Durham starter Dylan Floro was named the IL's Pitcher of the Week last week after tossing six scoreless innings at Gwinnett. Following tonight's game, Charlotte will travel to Gwinnett for two games at Coolray Field.