Jenrry Mejia returns to the Bisons rotation after working in relief since June 6th. As a starter he posted a 1.13 ERA allowing just 12 baserunners in 16 IP. Batters have better hit and walk rates, and hit less ground ball outs against the reliever version of Mejia.
AA: Binghamton Mets (51-56) off
After a scheduled off day the B-Mets resume their homestand with three against Harrisburg. Zach Wheeler is scheduled to make the start, but the off day could facilitate his promotion to AAA.
Edgar Ramirez was placed on the DL and Gonzalez Germen was activated.
A+: St. Lucie Mets (17-20) @ Clearwater Threshers [PHI] (21-15) 7:00 ET
LHP Chase Huchingson 5-7, 4.63 vs. RHP Juan Sosa 5-4, 4.42
T J Rivera is hitting .400/.400/.525 over his last ten, raising his St. Lucie line to .299/.377/.452 in 35 games. Alonzo Harris has taken 7 walks in the last 9 games.
A: Greensboro Grasshoppers [MIA] (16-21) @ Savannah SandGnats (16-21) 7:05
RHP Scott Lyman 1-6, 9.17 vs. RHP Jacob DeGrom 6-3, 2.47
Cole Frenzel went 4 for 9 with a double over the weekend, Cam Maron went 3 for 3 with a walk on Saturday and then say out on Sunday. Scott Lyman has allowed 44 hits and 24 BB over 36.1 IP, and at least 3 runs all 8 times he has taken the mound for Greensboro.
SSA: Brooklyn Cyclones (24-17) @ Mahoning Valley Scrappers [CLE] (21-19) 7:05
RHP Rainy Lara 4-1, 3.03 vs. RHP Luis Morel 2-1, 3.86
Rainy Lara is 21st in the NYPL in ERA, and has 44 K to 4 BB this year. Brandon Nimmo had a 4 hit game Sunday, with a homer and a double, and has not had a walk in the last 4 games. Phillip Evans also homers in a 3 for 5, 4 RBI day.
R: Kingsport Mets (12-24) @ Johnson City Cardinals (19-17) 7:00
RHP Miller Diaz 0-1, 6.00 vs. RHP Juan Bautista 1-3, 6.59
Miller Diaz takes the rotation spot that was held by Akeel Morris although its likely both will see time on the mound tonight. Diaz has pitched in long relief of Morris in his last three starts. Saturday Gavin Cecchini hit his first professional home run, a grand slam in support of Corey Oswalt who pitched into the 8th inning.