The Johnson City Cardinals Report: 08/09/09

19-year-old second baseman Ted Obregon, the new leadoff hitter, hit .370 this week and scored nine runs in nine games to help Johnson City (6-3 week, 24-19 overall) pull within five games of first place in the Western Division of the Appalachian League.

The Cardinals moved two games closer to the Elizabethton Twins (30-15) this week and distanced themselves from third place Bristol White Sox (17-25).  Johnson City moved their season record in games decided by one run to an amazing 11-2 by going 4-0 this week.  They are 5-5 against Elizabethton this year with one more game to play.   


A review of the team league leaders shows that Johnson City has hit 45 home runs (2nd in league).  The offense is second in slugging (.436) and is third in wins (24), total bases (619), average (.275), and on-base plus slugging (.771).  The Cardinal hitters are 9th out of ten in triples (9) and walks drawn (117).  They are 4th through 8th in all other offensive categories.  The pitchers remained 2nd in the league in shutouts (4) and fewest walks allowed (121).  The Cardinal pitchers lead the league in holds (16) and are 9th in hit batters (35).  The team ERA (4.67) and walks plus hits per inning pitched or WHIP (1.42) both rank 7th.   


I was able to attend eight of the nine games this week in person and those observations provide the basis for this report.  I missed the second game of Wednesday's doubleheader with Elizabethton since there was about a 1:30 rain delay between the games and the second game didn't start until almost 10 p.m.   


Roster and Injury Updates


Five players were promoted this week from Johnson City.  Four players moved to the Batavia Muckdogs of the New York-Penn League.  Batavia is the highest level short-season affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.  Another player, 3B Rich Racobaldo, who was leading the Appalachian League in hitting, was promoted past Batavia to the Quad Cities River Bandits of the Midwest League.  The River Bandits are the low A, long season affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals.  


DH Richard Racobaldo, hitting in the four-spot of the lineup in his first game with Quad Cities, was 1-for-4 with a double, a stolen base, two runs scored, and an RBI.  The River Bandits scored six runs in the first inning to beat first-place Cedar Rapids 9-4 on Monday night.  Racobaldo was 2-for-19 (.105) this week for Quad Cities. 


CF Michael Swinson led-off for Batavia in his first game.  Swinson was 1-for-4 with a double, a run, and a sacrifice as the Muckdogs beat second-place Williamsport 9-4 on Monday night.  Swinson was 4-for-22 (.182) this week for Batavia.   


1B Matt Adams was the clean-up hitter for the Muckdogs in his first game.  Adams was 1-for-4 with 2 RBIs on Monday night.  Adams has been a hot hitter for Batavia this week as he went 11-for-26 (.423) with three runs, two doubles, and four RBIs. 


P Justin Smith pitched great for Batavia in his first game on Wednesday.  Smith allowed no hits or runs over three innings.  Smith allowed two walks and struck out six. 


P Jesse Simpson got off to a slow start for Batavia in his first game on Thursday.  Simpson picked up the loss by allowing five hits and two runs over three innings pitched.  Simpson walked two and struck out four.


Five replacements joined Johnson City on Tuesday from the Gulf Coast League (GCL) Cardinals in Jupiter, FL. 


LF Joey Hage posted a .311/.360/.422 line in 16 games (.941 fielding percentage in 17 chances) with the GCL this year.  Hage was sick in the off season and during extended spring training.  Hage lost a lot of weight while he was sick but has recovered now and returns to the Johnson City team for his third consecutive year.  Hage posted a .272/.299/.323 line in 37 games for Johnson City last year. 


1B/DH Jonathan Rodriguez was selected in the 17th round of the 2009 First Year Player Draft and was assigned to the GCL.  Rodriguez will turn 20-years-old in about two weeks.  Rodriguez posted a .351/.462/.454 line in 30 games (1.000 fielding percentage in 62 chances) with the GCL this year. 


3B Kleininger Teran was signed in March 2006 out of Maracay, Venezuela.  The now 20-year-old Teran posted a .232/.377/.232 line in 26 games with the 2008 GCL Cardinals.  Teran improved to a .384/.430/.477 line in 25 games (.824 fielding percentage in 17 chances at 3B) with the GCL this year.  Teran looks to have a fielding challenge on his hands at third base.  Teran also played 1B (8 games), LF (4 games), DH (3 games), and RF (1 game) with the GCL this year.  Teran committed only one error in 77 chances (.987 fielding percentage) at 1B. 


P Zach Russell was selected in the 49th round of the 2007 First Year Player Draft out of Harmony Grove High School in Camden, AR.  He was assigned to the GCL in 2007 where he made 8 relief appearances (2.71 WHIP, 7 IP, 12 BB, 8 K).  Russell returned to the GCL in 2008 where he made 12 relief appearances and 1 start (2.55 WHIP, 13.1 IP, 21 BB, 10 K).  Russell just turned 20-years-old in late July.  This year in the GCL, Russell, still looking for his first professional win, was 0-3 with a 4.98 ERA in 7 games and 5 starts (1.71 WHIP, 21.2 IP, 17 BB, 27 K). 


P Angel DeJesus was signed in 2008 out of San Cristobal, Dominican Republic.  The now 20-year-old DeJesus was 2-4 with a 1.75 ERA in 17 games and 5 starts (1.23 WHIP, 46.1 IP, 19 BB, 40 K) in the 2008 Dominican Summer League.  This year in the GCL, De Jesus was 0-1 with a 2.51 ERA in 7 games and 4 starts (1.08 WHIP, 32.1 IP, 10 BB, 23 K). 


Two more players joined Johnson City on Friday from Jupiter, FL. 


P Pat Daugherty was selected in the 12th round of the 2009 First Year Player Draft and was assigned to the GCL.  Daugherty, a lefty who will turn 21-years-old in three weeks, was 1-1 with a 2.89 ERA in 9 games and 2 starts (1.07 WHIP, 28 IP, 14 BB, 31 K) in the GCL. 


Outfielder Rainel Rosario (.286, 7 doubles, 15 games) has completed rehabbing his right leg in Jupiter, FL and has returned to Johnson City.  Rosario's last game was July 10.  Rosario is expected to start either Sunday (@ Kingsport) or Monday (vs. Bristol) of next week.     


Outfielder CJ Beatty (.179, 2 HR) injured his right wrist on a strikeout in his first at bat Tuesday night (August 4).  He had to come out of the game early and is now out for the season.  This is a new injury to add to his bruised elbow suffered earlier in the year.  Beatty had been restricted to DH prior to injuring his wrist.  His last game in the outfield was June 26.  Beatty will begin a rehab in Jupiter, FL next week. 


After six deletions and seven additions this week, the active roster moves to 32 players (35 maximum) with one member of the roster rehabbing his injury in Jupiter, FL.  The roster has 17 pitchers (10 tandem starters and 7 relievers) and 15 position players (3 catchers, 4 outfielders, and 8 infielders).


Pablo Ortiz (2-0, 6.75 ERA), a starting tandem pitcher, missed his scheduled start on Monday July 20 due to weakness in his shoulder and elbow.  Ortiz is rehabbing in Jupiter, FL.  There is no specific time frame scheduled for his return to Johnson City.   


Infielder Romulo Ruiz (.136, 3 HR) continues to see most of his action as a designated hitter.  Ruiz will slowly be integrated back into a day-to-day fielding position according to the coaches. 


Second baseman Luis Mateo (.319, 3 HR, 5 SB, 18 games) suffered a hamstring injury on July 12 that was re-injured during warm-ups on July 23.  Mateo has missed 23 games so far.  Luis was on a four-game hit streak (7-for-16, .438) when he was injured. Mateo may be healthy enough to return to the lineup in about 8 days. 


The Week in Review


Sunday:  The last game of the year against the Bluefield Orioles was a 6-2 victory.  The Cardinals won the home series 2-1 and won the annual series 4-2.  P Jesse Simpson (3-0, 1.24 ERA) made his last appearance for Johnson City a victorious one as he moved into second place in the league in walks-plus-hits per inning pitched (0.86 WHIP) and took the league lead in ERA. 


Simpson tossed five scoreless innings for the first time in eight appearances.  Simpson's key point in the game was getting out of a bases-loaded, nobody-out, jam in the fifth inning with a 5-2 groundball force-out from Rich Racobaldo and Audry Perez and a 4-6-3 groundball double play from Ted Obregon, Hector Alvarez, and Matt Adams.  Simpson finished his outing with eight groundball outs on his 73 pitches (42 strikes, 11-for-18 first-pitch strikes).  Simpson allowed three singles and a walk while striking out four. 


Simpson has a very good cut-fastball and slider to go with his four-seam fastball.  He can throw them all for strikes but lacks a little bit of command with his slider from time to time.  Simpson does an excellent job of keeping his cut-fastball and slider down in the zone.  He is hittable when he is behind in the count and has to go with his four-seamer but that obviously didn't happen often while he was with Johnson City.  All the fans wish Jesse the best of luck in Batavia the rest of this year.


The offense on Sunday was supplied by CF Michael Swinson (.347).  The number "three" was the story early in the game.  Swinson gave the Cardinals a 3-0 lead in the third inning with his third home run, a three-run shot.  Swinson pulled a "3"-1 pitch that just barely cleared the right field wall.  You guessed it; the "tale of the tape" was a little over "three" hundred feet.  Swinson added an RBI double in the fifth inning to finish the game 2-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBIs. 


DH Christian Beatty (.179) hit his second home run of the year in the fifth inning to give the Cardinals a 6-0 lead.  Beatty pulled a 1-1 pitch about 380 feet high over the right field fence. 


Second tandem starter Cale Johnson (1-0, 4.00 ERA) struggled with his control and allowed two earned runs over just one inning pitched.  Johnson hit two batters, walked another, and allowed three hits.  Johnson retired only three hitters on 39 pitches (22 strikes, 2-for-8 first-pitch strikes).


Reliever Jose Rada (3-0, 1.80 ERA) was impressive in his appearance.  Rada escaped a runners-on-first-and-second, nobody-out jam in the seventh inning on 12 pitches (one strikeout, 10 strikes, 3-for-3 first pitch strikes).  Rada followed that up with a nearly perfect eighth inning (one single) by recording two strikeouts on 14 pitches (12 strikes, 4-for-4 first-pitch strikes). 


2B Ted Obregon (.303) has firmly established himself as the best bunter on the team and one of the best Cardinal bunters I have ever seen.  Obregon had at least his fourth bunt single of the year and added his team leading sixth stolen base.  The switch hitting Obregon is probably the fastest runner on the team now that Michael Swinson has been promoted. 


Monday:  The Appalachian League had a scheduled off-day but that didn't stop the Cardinals organization from adding some excitement by moving 25 different players throughout the organization.  Besides the 5 members of this year's team that were promoted and the 5 newest members, 9-of-the-25 movers were former Johnson City Cardinals:


·         OF Jairo Martinez (2008) was released from Batavia.

·         RP Casey Mulligan (2007) was promoted from A-Palm Beach to AA-Springfield.

·         1B Osvaldo Morales (2008) was promoted from Quad Cities to A-Palm Beach.

·         IF Jose Garcia (2007) was promoted from Quad Cities to A-Palm Beach. 

·         OF Ryde Rodriguez (2008) was promoted from Batavia to Quad Cities.

·         SP Eric Fornataro (2008) was promoted from Batavia to Quad Cities.

·         IF Domnit Bolivar (2007) was demoted from A-Palm Beach to Quad Cities.

·         OF Travis Mitchell (2008) was demoted from Quad Cities to Batavia.

·         OF Jon Edwards (2007) was demoted from Quad Cities to Batavia.


Tuesday:  Game 1:  The first game was a resumption of the rain suspended game from Wednesday July 29 in Elizabethton.  The Twins were leading 8-3 in the bottom of the third.  The good news is that the Cardinals outscored the Twins.  The bad news is that they lost 10-6. 


P Zach Russell (0-0. 2.70 ERA) made his debut by retiring his first eight batters in succession.  However, Russell ran into control problems in the bottom of the sixth (3 BB, 0.2 IP, 29 pitches, 13 strikes).  Russell finished the game with 59 pitches (31 strikes, 6-for-13 first pitch strikes). 


1B Jonathan Rodriguez (.240) made his debut a memorable by turning his first Johnson City swing (1-1 pitch) into a 400+ foot home run to left centerfield that pulled the Cardinals to within three runs of the Twins (8-5).


Game 2:  Johnson City won this game 4-3.  Starter Chris Notti (1-1, 6.95 ERA) pitched pretty well over his four innings (67 pitches, 46 strikes, 13-for-18 first pitch strikes).  A Ted Obregon (.303) single and stolen base set the stage for a Robert Stock (.337) RBI single in the first inning.  The Cardinal 1-0 lead wouldn't last long though as the Twins scored three unearned runs on Notti's 27 second-inning pitches.  Besides allowing three hits and a double, Notti threw two wild pitches and walked one.  A Yunier Castillo throwing error (8th) and a Stock passed ball (4th) gave the Twins a 3-1 lead.


Solo home runs by Edgar Lara (.255) and Ross Smith (.178) in the second inning tied the game at 3-3.  Lara's shot (5th HR) was about 440 feet over the center field fence while Smith's drive (3rd HR) was pulled high over the left field netting above the fence at about 380 feet. 


The Cardinals would go ahead for good and would end the scoring for the game in the fourth inning.  1B Jonathan Rodriguez (.240) led off with a 310 foot opposite field double to the base of the right field wall.  Rodriguez scored after reaching third on an infield single by Kleininger Teran (.269) and getting home on a sacrifice fly by LF Joey Hage (.143). 


Reliever Aaron Terry (5-0, 3.06 ERA) and closer David Kington (2-1, 4.05 ERA) shutdown the Twins the last three innings.  Terry got his 4th win (27 pitches, 2 IP, one hit, two strikeouts) and Kington got his 7th save (11 pitches, 1 IP, 9 strikes, two strikeouts). 


Wednesday:  Game 1:  The Cardinals were outhit in this one 8-6 but they outscored the Twins 3-1.  Johnson City scored all three of their runs in the first two innings and took a 3-0 lead to the top of the fourth.  A Ted Obregon (.303) lead-off double (his 2nd) to the base of the right center field wall (2-2 pitch) and a Ross Smith (.178) home run (his 4th) over the left field wall (1-1 pitch) gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead.  Audry Perez (.191) hit an 0-1 pitch to the opposite field that just barely cleared the right field fence and fell just inside the foul pole in the second inning. 


Starter Anthony Ferrara (1-1, 3.72 ERA) got into trouble in the fourth inning (one run on three hits including two doubles) but limited the damage despite less than stellar control.  Ferrara went four innings (65 pitches, 38 strikes, 10-for-18 first-pitch strikes) and gave a 3-1 lead to the bull pen. 


Reliever Jose Rada got the win (3-0, 1.80 ERA) and closer David Kington recorded his 8th save by scattering four singles over the last three innings.  Rada threw 29 pitches over his two innings and Kington threw 16 pitches (11 strikes) in his one inning.  


Game 2:  Johnson City won this game 6-5.  I couldn't stay late for this one but this is what I noticed of interest when I reviewed the box score:

·       Another one-run victory for the Cardinals.

·       Travis Lawler (1-1, 3.77 ERA) earned his 1st professional victory.

·       Every batter had a hit, run, or walk. 

·       Aaron Terry threw a perfect 7th inning (3 groundouts) and recorded his first save.

·       CF Ross Smith had an outfield assist (his 3rd at home). 

·       The Cardinals were 5-for-10 with runners in scoring position and left just four runners on base. 


Thursday:  Here is where the weekly summary gets a little brief since I am running out of time.  Here are the highlights:

Game 1: 

·         Johnson City won Game 1 by, you guessed it, one run (7-6).

·         Starter John Durham (1-1, 9.90 ERA) pitched well except for the 2nd inning.

·         Durham went 5 IP and threw just 32 pitches (22 strikes, 8-for-12 first-pitch strikes) over his last three innings. 

·         Durham got his first professional win. 

·         Reliever Jose Rada got his 1st save with a 22 pitch, heart-pounding 7th inning.

·         The bases were loaded in the 7th when Rada got back-to-back outs via a swinging strikeout (9th pitch of the at-bat) and a ground out (0-2 pitch). 

·         The eventual winning run scored on a throwing error.

·         There were five errors and four unearned runs in the game.

·         The Cardinals were 6-for-12 with runners in scoring position.   

Game 2: 

·         Johnson City was shut out 7-0. 

·         The Cardinals only had three hits and all three barely eluded gloves or outs.

·         Starter Randy Santos (1-4, 5.23 ERA) struggled with his control all night long.   

·         Santos went four innings (78 pitches, 45 strikes, 9-for-19 first-pitch strikes).

·         Reliever Kyle Heim had his longest outing of the year.

·         Heim had control problems early that were corrected with a pitching coach visit.

·         Heim threw 22 pitches (7 strikes) to his first five batters (two walks).

·         Heim finished with 59 pitches over three innings (33 strikes). 

·         The Cardinals were 0-for-4 with runners in scoring position.


Friday:  This game was a frustrating 4-2 loss for the Cardinals.  Starter Andy Moss threw an absolute gem of a ball game.  Moss went the deepest of any pitcher this year with his pitch count and shutout the Kingsport Mets in game one of a three game series on just two hits.  Here are the highlights:

·         Andrew Moss (0-1, 1.70 ERA) allowed only an infield two-hop single to 3B Kleininger Teran and a bloop single near the right field line over seven innings. 

·         Moss allowed only two walks while striking out eight hitters, all swinging. 

·         Most of the strikeouts were on a wickedly effective curve ball that had Mets knees buckling most of the night. 

·         Moss threw 84 pitches (53 strikes, 13-for-25 first-pitch strikes). 

·         Moss' first pitch in the fifth inning to RF Cesar Puello was actually hit for a home run.  The ball was fair by about six feet.  Everyone in the stadium, including the Cardinals players and coaches, could see it was fair.  Home plate umpire Rich Gonzalez called it foul (strike one).  Moss ended up striking out Puello on three more pitches. 

·         The Cardinals took a 2-0 lead to the bottom of the eighth inning.

·         Johnson City hitters had five hits, no walks, and 11 strikeouts through eight innings. 

·         Second tandem starter Reynier Gonzalez (2-4, 6.08 ERA) continued his struggles in the reliever role of the piggy-back system.

·         Gonzalez got his first blown save and his second loss. 

·         Gonzalez allowed four eighth inning runs on three singles, a walk, and a hit batter.

·         One of the singles and the hit batter were on 0-2 pitches. 

·         The eventual winning run scored on a single off of an 0-1 pitch. 


Saturday:  The Cardinals won yet another one-run game; this one by a score of 6-5 in ten innings in Kingsport over the Mets.  Highlights:

·         DH Robert Stock (.337) hit his 4th home run off the scoreboard in right field in the first inning to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead.  It was about 350 feet. 

·         The Mets "ran wild' on C Travis Tartamella and whoever was pitching.  They stole six bases without being caught once.  Catching coordinator Dann Bilardello was in town watching.  It certainly wasn't all due to Tartamella and the pitchers.  The Mets have some very good base stealers.   

·         Starter Cale Johnson (1-0, 4.00 ERA) appears to be a classic pitch-to-contact pitcher.

·         Johnson went five innings (63 pitches, 43 strikes) allowing seven hits and two runs while striking out none. 

·         Second tandem starter Angel De Jesus (0-0, 13.50 ERA) made a shaky debut with Johnson City. 

·         De Jesus allowed two runs, three hits, and a walk with his 36 pitches over 1.1 innings. 

·         Reliever Travis Lawler got his second blown save. 

·         Reliever Aaron Terry (5-0, 3.06 ERA) pitched great again. 

·         Terry got his fifth win by throwing 31 pitches (22 strikes) over two innings. 

·         Five of the six outs Terry recorded were on swinging strikeouts and Terry never went to a three-ball count. 

·         SS Yunier Castillo (.269) was 3-for-4 with two runs, a double, and an RBI. 

·         C Travis Tartamella (.220) had some sweet revenge for all the base running going on against him.  "Tart" had the game winning RBI single in the tenth on a 1-2 pitch that bounced just fair between the Met third baseman and the bag. 

·         Every position player except the right fielders (Audry Perez and Edgar Lara) had at least one hit. 


Tandem Starting Pitchers


Listed below are the pairings for Johnson City.  The experienced starters are now up to about an 85 pitch limit while the less experienced starters are up to about 65 pitches.  The primary starter of the game rotates every five days.  LHP John Durham has been removed from the tandem starters and has become one of the seven pitchers in the bull pen. 


RHP Reynier Gonzalez and RHP Andy Moss

RHP Cale Johnson (replaced Ortiz) and RHP Angel De Jesus (replaced Simpson)

RHP Chris Notti and RHP Zach Russell (replaced Smith)

LHP Anthony Ferrara and RHP Michael Thompson

RHP Randy Santos and LHP Patrick Daugherty (replaced Durham)


Who's Hot (Hitters)


SS Yunier Castillo (.269) had a good week and has a 4-game hit streak.  In five games this week, the slick fielding 20-year-old was 7-for-15 (.467) with four runs, two doubles, and an RBI.  Castillo is the only hitter (besides Joey Hage who has only 21 at-bats in 8 games) who has yet to take a walk this year (119 at-bats and 28 strikeouts).


2B Ted Obregon (.303) was 10-for-27 (.370) with 8 runs in 8 games this week.   Obregon added a double, two RBIs, and three stolen bases.  Obregon now leads the team with 8 stolen bases (10 attempts). 


C/DH Robert Stock (.337) was 7-for-19 (.368) this week with four runs, a home run, and four RBIs in 5 games.  Stock has an 8-game hit streak during which he is 13-for-33 (.394).


C Travis Tartamella (.220) was 4-for-12 (.333) with a run, a walk, and two RBIs in 4 games this week.   


IF Hector Alvarez (.265) was 3-for-7 (.429) with a run and a stolen base in 3 games this week.


Who's Not Hot (Hitters)


RF Edgar Lara (.255) was 4-for-22 (.182) in 8 games this week.


C/DH/RF Audry Perez (.191) was 1-for-12 (.083) in 5 games this week.


CF Ross Smith (.178) was 4-for-24 (.167) in 8 games this week.


LF Joey Hage (.143) was 3-for-21 in his first 8 games this week. 


DH Romulo Ruiz (.127) was 1-for-8 (.125) in 4 games this week. 


Who's Hot (Pitchers)


Andy Moss (0-1, 1.70 ERA pictured) is now the best remaining original starter in batting average allowed (.192).  There is a significant gap between Moss and the rest of the starters that have more than two starts at Johnson City this year.  Moss has an impressive walks-plus-hits per inning pitched (WHIP) of 0.97.  Moss is in the top ten of the Appalachian League in three categories:  ERA (2nd), WHIP (3rd), and holds (6th). 


Zach Russell (0-0, 2.70 ERA) is off to a good start.  He has only pitched one game but he didn't allow a single hit over 3.1 innings pitched.  He did allow one earned run and three walks though.  


Closer David Kington (2-1, 4.05 ERA) is leading the league in saves (8) by two saves and is 1st in both games finished (14) and games (15).  Kington has not allowed a home run in 13.1 IP.  Kington pitched three scoreless innings this week while allowing two hits and no walks.  Rada allowed just two hits (0.67 WHIP) while striking out four (12 strikeouts per nine-innings-pitched).   


Reliever Jose Rada (3-0, 1.80 ERA) was 1-0 with one save and one hold in 3 games this week.  Rada pitched five innings this week while allowing no runs and one walk.  Rada allowed just four hits (1.00 WHIP) while striking out five (9.0 strikeouts per nine-innings-pitched).    


Reliever Aaron Terry (5-0, 3.06 ERA) was 2-0 with a save in three games this week.  Terry pitched five innings this week while allowing no runs and no walks.  Terry allowed just two hits (0.40 WHIP) while striking out seven (12.6 strikeouts per nine-innings-pitched).   


Who's Not Hot (Pitchers)


Several pitchers struggled this week.  Starters Randy Santos (1-4, 5.23 ERA), Michael Thompson (0-2, 7.33 ERA), Reynier Gonzalez (2-4, 6.08 ERA), and Angel De Jesus (0-0, 13.50 ERA) all recorded WHIPs of 2.0 or greater this week.   


Relievers Jason Novak (0-1, 6.08 ERA), Travis Lawler (1-1, 3.77 ERA), and Kyle Heim (0-1, 8.36 ERA) also all recorded WHIPs of 2.0 or greater this week. 


Week Eight Schedule


Game 46 (Sun):  Chris Notti followed by Zach Russell @ Kingsport Mets

Game 47 (Mon):  Anthony Ferrara followed by Michael Thompson vs. Bristol White Sox

Game 48 (Tue):  Randy Santos followed by Patrick Daugherty vs. Bristol White Sox

Game 49 (Wed):  Reynier Gonzalez followed by Andy Moss vs. Bristol White Sox

Game 50 (Thu):  Angel De Jesus followed by Cale Johnson vs. Kingsport Mets

Game 51 (Fri):  Zach Russell followed by Chris Notti vs. Kingsport Mets

Game 52 (Sat):  Michael Thompson followed by Anthony Ferrara vs. Kingsport Mets


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