Allan Dykstra matched his career-high with his 19th home run two nights ago. He also hit 19 when he was with Binghamton in 2011. Dykstra matched Cesar Puello for the team lead with 73 RBI. Binghamton’s magic number to clinch a playoff spot sits at 4. Their magic number to secure the Eastern Division is at 10. The B-Mets have not made the postseason since 2004 nor won a division title since 2000.
Jonathan Pettibone has made 18 starts for the Phillies and gone 5-4 with a 4.04 ERA, 66K/38BB over 100.1 IP, now makes his first AA start of the year.
Matt Tomshaw limited St. Lucie to 2 runs on 7 hits and 2 BB over 8 IP back on June 29th.
Matt Bowman's strike out numbers have faded some down the stretch as well, with 20 in the last 28 IP after 66 in his first 63.2 IP.
Julian Hilario had his longest outing of the year in his last start going 5 IP for the first time (3 H, 1 R, 2 BB, 4 K)
Lucas Sims struck out 9 over 7 IP in his last start, allowing 4 hits and 1 walk.
Dawrin Frias will get his first start as a pro after Gsellman and Miller Diaz both pitched an inning in the NYPL all star game. Over 24.1 IP in 8 relief appearances Frias has allowed 25 hits (.263) 6 walks and struck out 33.
R: Bristol White Sox [CHA] (13-38) @ Kingsport Mets (30-22) Thursday 7:00 ET – RHP Thaddius Lowry (1-4, 7.24) vs. RHP Robert Whalen (2-1, 1.72)
Thaddius Lowry held Kingsport to 1 run on 4 hits over 4 IP, striking out 3 on July 27th.
Robert Whalen won at Bristol on July 28th, striking out 7 walking 2 and allowing 3 hits over 6 IP.
Sam Dyson pitched to 2.63 ERA over 75.1 IP at the AA level, striking out 41 and walking 23. This will be his third PCL start.
Rafael Montero has pitched 65 IP for Las Vegas, striking out 54 and walking 21 while allowing batters a .257 BAA compared to 66.2 IP for Binghamton when he struck out 72, walked 10 and allowed batters a .204 BAA. He struck out a AAA personal best 9 in his last start, after striking out 7 three times previously.