Despite having made a career high 26 starts, Jeurys Familia is ten innings shy of his career best 134 three years ago. The case could be made to let him continue pitching deep into September, but its more likely he sees action in the fall or winter. Buffalo is 13-26 since July 15th and have lost their last six against the SWB Yankees.
In his last ten games Wilmer Flores has hit .425/.489/.625 with 5 walks and 5 strikeouts. After the spot start last night for Buffalo Armando Rodriguez is headed back to Binghamton with reliever Andrew Carpenter going to Buffalo.
A+: Charlotte StoneCrabs (23-35) @ St. Lucie Mets (29-29) Listen
Friday 6:30 – RHP Victor Mateo (5-4, 4.06) vs. RHP Jacob DeGrom (1-0, 0.90)
In his last start, last Saturday Jacob DeGrom allowed a run on two hits over 3 innings before rain cut his outing short. Mateo allowed 4 runs over 5 IP to St. Lucie last Friday.
David Starn allowed 5 runs (4 ER) on 9 hits and 3 BB over 4 IP against Savannah on July 21st. In the same game Jim Fuller went 6 IP of 1 hit shutout ball, however five days later against Rome he allowed 11 runs (9 ER) on 10 hits and 2 BB over 3 IP. Brittany Viola will be on hand pregame signing autographs. With Historic Grayson's ability to hold water maybe a diving class will break out...
Over his last five starts Luis Mateo has gone 0-4, 4.40 with 33 hits, 4 BB, and 33 K over 28.2 IP. Staten Island has a NYPL worst team ERA of 4.41 and WHIP of 1.49.
R: Kingsport Mets (22-39) @ Bluefield Blue Jays (26-35) Friday 3:00 – RHP Andrew Massie (0-2, 5.68) vs. Griffin Murphy (1-0, 1.05)
This late afternoon contest is tied 4-4 going to the 5th. Tomas Nido has a homer and a single in two trips to the plate.