Friday, June 5, 2015

Game 54 lineups: Norfolk Tides visit Charlotte Knights in battle for first place

Here are the lineups:

Tides (30-23)
Henry Urrutia DH
Dariel Alvarez CF
Chris Parmelee RF
Nolan Reimold LF
Christian Walker 1B
Audry Perez C
Michael Almanzar 3B
Derrick Gibson 2B
Paul Janish SS
Pitching: LHP Eddie Gamboa (3-3, 3.98)

Knights (30-23)
Micah Johnson 2B
Leury Garcia CF
Jason Coats RF
Matt Davidson 3B
Trayce Thompson LF
Tyler Colvin DH
Neftali Soto 1B
Kevan Smith C
Drew Garcia SS
Pitching: RHP Erik Johnson (4-4, 4.14)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MiLB.TV / ESPN 730

Notes: Charlotte and Norfolk enter tonight's game in a three-way tie with the Durham Bulls (31-24) for first place in the International League South Division standings. ... The Knights and Tides are almost complete opposites. Charlotte is currently first in the International League with 236 runs scored this season, while Norfolk's 188 runs scored rank the team 13th out of 14 IL teams. The Tides, however, boast one of the IL's top pitching staffs. Norfolk's 2.81 ERA is the second best in the IL, while Charlotte's 3.87 ERA is 10th in the league.

Roster moves: The Knights added RHP Terance Marin to the team's active roster today. He was on loan by the Chicago White Sox to the Toros de Tijuana of the Mexican League before being reinstated on Friday. In 10 games with the Toros, he posted a 2-5 record with a 4.94 ERA. After being signed by the White Sox on July 12, 2010, he split time between the Winston-Salem Dash and the Double-A Birmingham Barons in 2014. He posted a 4-3 record along with a 4.22 ERA in 14 games with the Dash. In two starts for the Barons, he went 0-2 with a 4.97 ERA.