Friday, July 3, 2015

Game 80 lineups: Knights and Braves open day-night doubleheader

Here are the lineups:

Braves (41-38)
Mallex Smith CF
Jose Peraza 2B
Eric Young Jr. DH
Adonis Garcia 3B
Cedric Hunter LF
Christian Bethancourt C
Sean Kazmar 1B
Daniel Castro SS
Mycal Jones RF
Pitching: LHP Greg Smith (2-3, 2.26)

Knights (44-36)
Micah Johnson 2B
Tyler Saladino SS
Jason Coats DH
Matt Davidson 3B
Matt Tuisasosopo LF
Trayce Thompson CF
Chris Marrero RF
Kevan Smith C
Alexander Simon 1B
Pitching: Miguel Chalas (0-3, 4.58)

Game time: 12:05 p.m.

TV/Radio: MiLB.TV/ ESPN 730

Roster moves: First baseman Chris Curley was placed on the disabled list on Friday morning. Since being promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham on June 24, Curley was batting .381 with two runs scored, one home run and two RBI. In 23 games with the Barons this season, Curley was batting ,145 with five runs scored, two home runs and nine RBI.

With Curley being placed on the disabled list, first baseman Alexander Simon was promoted to Charlotte from Class A Kannapolis and will start Game 1 of the Knights' doubleheader against the Gwinnett Braves. In 23 games with the Intimidators, Simon was hitting .293 with 12 runs scored, four doubles, two triples, one home run and 13 RBI. Simon started the 2015 season in the Tampa Bay Rays organization and was acquired by the Chicago White Sox organization on May 30 in exchange for cash.