Sunday, April 18, 2010

4/18: Today's Games

Norfolk Tides (BAL) at Durham Bulls -- 5:05 ET
Bulls probable starter: RHP Jeremy Hellickson (2-0, 1.59 ERA)
Notes: Hellickson has 13 SO's and 2 BB's in 11.1 IP. Elliot Johnson is 7-15 in the first 3 games of this series against the Tides.

Montgomery Biscuits at Carolina Mudcats (CIN) -- 2:00 ET
Biscuits probable starter: RHP Jeremy Hall (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Notes: Hall is making his second start of the year. In his first he went 7.0 shutout innings, allowing 4 hits and a walk while striking out 5.

Jupiter Hammerheads (FLA) at Charlotte Stone Crabs -- 5:35 ET
Stone Crabs probable starter: RHP Chris Andujar (0-1, 4.50 ERA)
Notes: Henry Wrigley has an eight-game hitting streak to open the season.

Bowling Green Hot Rods at Lansing Lugnuts (TOR) -- 2:05 ET
Hot Rods probable starter - RHP Alex Colome (0-1, 6.00 ERA)
Notes: Despite the high ERA, Colome has 12 SO's and only one walk in 9.0 innings over 2 starts. The Hot Rods lead the Midwest League with 24 stolen bases, 7 more than the 2nd place team.

What a great start to the season. Entering today's games, other than the Hot Rods, every team is either in 1st place alone (Biscuits), in a tie for 1st (Rays, Bulls), or within a half game of 1st (Stone Crabs). The Hot Rods are in 7th, 6 games out of 1st.

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