Thursday, July 2, 2015

Game 79 lineups: Gwinnett Braves at Charlotte Knights

Here are the lineups:

Braves (40-38)
Mallex Smith CF
Jose Peraza 2B
Eric Young Jr. LF
Cedric Hunter DH
Sean Kazmar 3B
Todd Cunningham RF
Daniel Castro SS
Barrett Kleinknecht 1B
Jose Yepez C
Pitching: RHP Kanekoa Texeira (0-2, 4.20)

Knights (44-35)
Micah Johnson 2B (hit .295 in the month of June)
Tyler Saladino SS
Matt Tuiasosopo LF
Matt Davidson 3B (tied for the International League-lead in home runs with 13)
Tyler Colvin RF
Trayce Thompson CF (second in the IL with 43 runs scored)
Chris Marrero DH
Kevan Smith C
Chris Curley 1B (batting .381 in seven games with Charlotte)
Pitching: RHP Junior Guerra (0-3, 3.00)

Game time: 7:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MiLB.TV/ ESPN 730

Notes: The Knights enter Thursday's game 1 1/2 games behind the first-place Norfolk Tides in the IL South Division standings. ... Four Knights will represent Charlotte in the Triple-A All-Star game on July 15. Read more here.

Roster moves: RHP Hector Noesi was placed on the temporary inactive list on Thursday. After going 0-4 with a 6.89 ERA in 10 games (five starts) with the Chicago White Sox, Noesi was outrighted to Charlotte from Chicago on June 26. Noesi hasn't pitched for the Knights this season.

RHP Junior Guerra was optioned to Charlotte  on Wednesday and was placed on the Knights' active roster on Thursday. After being promoted to Chicago on June 7, Guerra went 0-0 with a 6.75 ERA in three relief appearances for the White Sox. Guerra opened the season with Double-A Birmingham, and in seven games for the Knights, he went 0-3 with a 3.00 ERA in seven games (five starts) and struck out 30 batters.