Chance Adams will make his 12th start of the season for the RailRiders and his first against Syracuse. He last pitched on 7/5, taking a loss against Rochester after going 6.0 innings and allowing four runs on nine hits and striking out 3. The RailRiders are coming off a 4-3 victory over the Mets on Friday.
The RailRiders will be facing right-handed pitcher Walker Lockett. They previously faced him on June 8 and connected for two home runs, scoring three runs over seven innings. The RailRiders are hitting .296/.321/.593 against him over 27 at-bats.
Trenton Thunder (47-40) vs. Reading Fightin’ Phils (54-36)
First Energy Stadium | Reading, PA
RHP Brian Keller (0-0, 3.45) vs. TBD
Brian Keller will make his fourth start of the season for Trenton and his first against Reading. He last pitched on 7/5 against Hartford giving up four earned runs on nine hits in 5 2/3 innings pitched. Keller took a no-decision. The Thunder are coming off a 3-0 victory against Reading on Friday.
Jio Orozco will make his 7th start of the season for Tampa and his first against the Stone Crabs. He last pitched on 7/8 against Dunedin where he took a no-decision after going 5.0 innings of scoreless baseball, allowing only three hits. The Tarpons are coming off a 5-2 loss to Charlotte on Friday.
Alexander Vizcaino will make his 15th start of the season for the RiverDogs and his second against Columbia. He last faced the Fireflies on 4/28 where he threw 7.0 scoreless innings allowing only two hits and striking out five in a quality start, earning a win. In his previous outing on 7/6 against Greenville, Vizcaino pitched 4 2/3 innings allowing an earned run on five hits and 6 strikeouts. The RiverDogs defeated Columbia 4-3 on Friday.
The 21-year-old Jose Butto will take the mound for Columbia. This season he is 3-7 with a 3.83 ERA and 80 strikeouts over 82 1/3 innings of work The RiverDogs have faced off against him four times already this season, they are hitting .226/.306/.377 against him over 53 at-bats. Josh Stowers and Brandon Lockridge each have three hits off Butto.
Short Season Single-A
T.J. Sikkema will make his third start of the season for the SI Yanks and his first against State College. He last pitched on 7/7 against the Connecticut Tigers going 3.0 innings allowing only one hit and stuck out three. The Yanks look to turn things around after getting blown out by Hudson Valley 16-4 on Friday.
On the mound for the Spikes is left-hander Jacob Schiesener. The 12th round pick of the Cardinals in the 2015 draft is 1-2 with a 3.76 ERA in six games, five starts, for the State College Spikes.
Leonardo Pestana will make his fourth start of the season for Pulaski and his first against Bristol. He last pitched on 7/6 against Burlington where he allowed four earned runs on four hits in just an inning and a third. The Pulaski Yanks are coming off a 9-3 victory over Bluefield on Friday.
Thomas, 20, is a right-handed pitcher out of the Bahamas. He is 0-2 with a 5.56 ERA in four starts this season for the Bristol Pirates. He has only thrown 11 1/3 innings over that time and previously faced Pulaski on July 7.