Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (46-35) vs Pawtucket Red Sox (33-47)
McCoy Stadium | Pawtucket, RI
LHP Daniel Camarena (2-3, 6.71) vs RHP Erasmo Ramirez (2-4, 4.85)
Camarena is 2-3 with a 6.75 ERA in 10 games, nine starts, for the RailRiders. He has yet to face the PawSox this season. Scranton is coming off a 10-7 loss to the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs on Sunday.
As a team, the RailRiders pitching staff has a combined 4.65 ERA with 770 strikeouts over 679 1/3 innings of work. Pawtucket, on the other hand, has a team ERA of 4.96 with 680 strikeouts over 662 1/3 innings. PawSox pitchers have allowed 98 home runs this season, versus the 87 that SWB pitchers have allowed.
Garcia is 4-2 in 9 starts for the Thunder. He faced the Sea Dogs on 5/20 earning a win in 6.0 innings of work. He has not allowed a hit in 2 consecutive starts. Portland is coming off a 3-2 loss against the Reading Fightin’ Phils on Sunday.
As a Team, the Trenton pitching staff has a combined 3.54 ERA with 681 strikeouts over 660 1/3 innings. Portland pitchers have allowed a league-low of 42 home runs, one less than Trenton pitchers have allowed.
Trevor Stephan made his first start of the season for High-A Tampa on 6/25 against the Tortugas after starting the season in AA. He went 3.0 innings allowed 5 runs (4 earned) on 4 hits. The Tarpons are coming off a 2-1 over the Florida Fire Frogs on Sunday.
As a team, Tarpons pitchers have a combined 3.77 ERA with 690 strikeouts in 668.0 innings. Daytona pitchers have allowed a league-high 61 home runs to the Florida State League opponents.
Cortijo will make his 5th start of the season for the Riverdogs and has yet to face the Green Jackets this season. Charleston is coming off a 6-1 loss against the Ashville Tourists on Sunday.
As a team, the RiverDogs hold a 3.81 ERA with 753 strikeouts in 708 1/3 innings. Augusta pitchers are second in the South Atlantic League with 788 strikeouts. They have allowed 44 home runs versus Charleston’s 39.
Class-A Short Season
Tri-City Valleycats (6-9) vs. Staten Island Yankees (9-6)
Richmond County Bank Ballpark | Staten Island, NY
RHP Wellington Diaz (0-1, 1.00) vs TBD
Diaz last pitched on 6/25 against Hudson Valley where he picked up the Loss after allowing only 1 earned run on 5 hits. He will be making his first start of the season against Tri-City. Staten Island is coming off a 3-0 win over the Vermont Lake Monsters on Sunday.
As a team, the Staten Island Yankees hold a 2.60 ERA with 136 strikeouts in 121 1/3 innings pitched. Tri-City pitchers currently hold a 3.76 ERA in 122.0 innings pitched, and trail only West Virginia in the league lead in walks allowed with 67.
NOTE: Yankees 4th round pick LHP Jake Agnos may start instead of Diaz for SI.
Elizabethtown Twins (7-5) vs. Pulaski Yankees (6-5)
Calfee Park | Pulaski, VA
RHP Yoendrys Gomez (2-0, 0.82) vs. TBD
Yoendrys Gomez is making his 3rd start of the season for Pulaski. He last pitched on 6/25 against Princeton where he went 6.0 innings, allowing 0 runs on 3 hits in a quality start. He will be facing Elizabethtown for the first time this season. Pulaski is coming off an 8-5 loss against the Danville Braves on Sunday.
As a team, the Pulaski Pitching staff has a combined 3.43 ERA with 96 strikeouts in 84.0 innings. These two teams have the fewest and second fewest home runs allowed in the Appalachian league (PUL 7 and ELZ 6).