Thursday, May 14, 2015

Game 33: Carlos Sanchez promoted, Micah Johnson returns to Charlotte

Here are the lineups:

Bats (13-20)
Hernan Iribarren 2B
Irving Falu DH
Ivan De Jesus 3B
Chris Dominguez 1B
Roman Cabrera C
Ryan LaMarre CF
Yorman Rodriguez RF
Eugenio Suarez SS
Jose Constanza LF
Pitching: LHP David Holmberg (1-3, 6.44)

Knights (19-13)
Leury Garcia 2B
Jason Coats LF
Neftali Soto 1B
Matt Davidson 3B 
Dan Black DH
Trayce Thompson CF
Matt Tuiasosopo RF
Kevan Smith C
Drew Garcia SS
Pitching: RHP Brad Penny (2-3, 6.17)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MiLB.TV / ESPN 730 

Roster movesThe Chicago White Sox have optioned second baseman Micah Johnson to Class AAA Charlotte. Johnson, 24, is hitting .270 (20-74) with two doubles, three RBI, eight runs scored, five walks and three stolen bases over 27 games this season, his first in the major leagues. Johnson entered the season rated by Baseball America as the No. 4 Prospect and Fastest Baserunner in the White Sox organization. The White Sox will make a corresponding roster move prior to tomorrow night’s series opener at Oakland.

While not yet official, word is that Carlos Sanchez will join the White Sox in Oakland tomorrow. 

Sanchez entered today fifth in the International League in batting average (.344) and second in hits (45) despite spending the first week of the season in Chicago. 

Johnson is not in tonight's Knights' lineup and it likely to report to the team sometime on Friday. 

Notes: Earlier today, Baseball America named BB&T Ballpark the "Best Ballpark in Minor League Baseball". ... A win today would be the Knights' sixth in a row. The last time they won that many in a row was back in 2012 (8/11-18). ...  The Knights entered today tied atop the IL South Division standings with the Durham Bulls. ... Tonight's Bats' starter David Holmberg was originally drafted by the White Sox in the second round in 2009. He was then moved to Arizona (when he was the White Sox No. 8 prospect) along with Daniel Hudson in exchange for Edwin Jackson. The Diamondbacks then flipped Holmberg to Cincinnati in 2013 in a three-team trade that also sent Heath Bell to Tampa Bay, Justin Choate to Arizona and Ryan Hanigan to Tampa. Holmberg, 23, who stands 6-3 225, entered 2015 as the Red No. 21 prospect according to Baseball America