Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Charlotte Knights vs. Indianapolis Indians series probables

Indianapolis Indians vs. Charlotte Knights
At BB&T BallPark
Thursday, 7:05 p.m.
CHA: RHP Hector Noesi (1-3, 4.05 ERA)
IND: RHP Vance Worley (1-0, 3.60 ERA)
Friday, 7:05 p.m.
CHA: RHP Kyle Drabek (7-7, 3.27 ERA)
IND: RHP Tyler Glasnow (0-0, 1.29 ERA)
Saturday, 12:05 p.m.
CHA: RHP Brad Penny (6-7, 4.16 ERA)
IND: RHP Chris Volstad (9-6, 3.35 ERA)
Sunday, 5:05 p.m.
CHA: RHP Scott Carroll (5-4, 3.80 ERA)
IND: RHP Wilfedo Boscan (9-3, 3.07 ERA)

Head to head: This is the third and final series between Charlotte (65-60) and Indianapolis (73-52) this season, but the only time the two will play a four-game series. The Knights are 3-3 against the Indians this season, sweeping a three-game set at BB&T BallPark on June 19-21, only to lose all three games to the International League West frontrunners at Indianapolis’ Victory Field on July 31-Aug. 2.

Notes: Third baseman Matt Davidson hit his 20th home run of the season Monday during the Knights’ road series against Columbus. It not only tied Davidson for the IL lead with Durham’s J.P. Arencibia, but it was his 120th career homer in the minor leagues, and 40th with the Knights, 10th-best in franchise history. … The long ball has been good for Charlotte at BB&T BallPark since the facility opened in 2014. Last year, the Knights hit 105 of their league-best 176 home runs on their home field, and this season have put 79 of their 115 homers over the wall at BB&T. … The past four weeks have been rough on Charlotte’s playoff hopes. The Knights have not posted back-to-back wins since taking four straight between July 19-22, and have fallen from atop the IL South division standings to third place, eight games behind Norfolk (72-51) and 1½ games behind second-place Gwinnett (66-58).
Bill Kiser