Monday, May 11, 2015

Game 30 preview: Louisville Bats (and Dylan Axelrod) at Charlotte Knights

Here are the lineups:

Bats (13-17)
Hernan Iribarren 2B
Irving Falu DH
Ivan De Jesus 3B
Josh Satin 1B
Ramon Cabrera C
Chris Dominguez LF
Ryan LaMarre CF
Yorman Rodriguez RF
Eugenio Suarez SS
Pitching: RHP Dylan Axelrod (1-2, 3.56)

Knights (16-13)
Jason Coats LF
Carlos Sanchez 2B (currently hitting .364, which is good for third in the IL)
Neftali Soto 1B
Matt Davidson 3B
Dan Black DH (slugging a league-best .581 & averaging a HR ever 14.80 ABs)
Tryace Thompson CF 
Tyler Colvin RF
Kevan Smith C (riding a seven-game hitting streak)
Drew Garcia SS
Pitching: RHP Kyle Drabek (0-1, 2.57)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MiLB.TV / ESPN 730 

Roster MovesRHP Javy Guerra was outrighted to Charlotte by the Chicago White Sox. Guerra returned to Chicago from his Major League Rehab assignment with the Knights on May 6, was reinstated off of the Chicago White Sox 15-day disabled list, and designated for assignment that day. on Monday, he was outrighted to the Knights and is active for tonight’s game. This season, Guerra has appeared in four games with the Knights on rehab and has a 0-0 mark with a 17.18 ERA (3.2 IP, 8 H, 7 R, 7 ER, 1 BB, 4 SO). He was placed on Chicago’s 15-day disabled list on April 20 (retroactive to April 13) with right shoulder inflammation after appearing in three games with the White Sox earlier this year (1.2 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 0 SO). ... On Saturday, OF Matt Tuiasosopo placed on the Knights' Temporary Inactive List.

Notes: Louisville starter Dylan Axelrod spent parts of the 2011, 2012 and 2014 seasons with the Knights (he spent all of 2013 with the White Sox) and is 10th all-time on the Knights' strikeouts list. He's also the answer to the future trivia question: "Who through the first pitch in BB&T Ballpark history?" ... The Knights trail the all-time series with the Bats 96-80.