AAA Round Rock Express looks to being a home stand against the New Orleans Zephyrs. The 10-14 Express look to the possibility of getting back to .500 at the end of this series. Round Rock is sending Zach Jackson to the mound. The last time the big lefty was in action was against these same Zephyrs and pitched a 6 inning gem. If he can repeat that performance tonight he can improve to 2-2 for the year. This is game 25 for the Express.
In AA Frisco the RoughRiders are playing the final game of the series against the Corpus Christi Hooks. To finish out the series Jake Brigham will be given the start. The 24 year old out of Florida is 1-1 on the year with a 4.01 ERA. He struggled in his last outing against the Hooks as well as his last performance. The right handed pitcher looks to improve the ‘Riders to 15-9. This is game 25 of the season.
In advanced class A action the Myrtle Beach Pelicans are sending Nick Tepesch to the mound to start the series against the Frederick Keys. The Pelicans are 12-10 on the year, while Tepesch is 1-2 with a 2.95 ERA. His last start was on April 25 also against the Frederick Keys and it was a quality 6.0 inning start in which he allowed a mere 3 hits. This will be game 23 for the Pelicans.
In Hickory the Crawdads played an afternoon game against the Charleston Riverdogs. Hickory had Santo Perez on for the start and he pitched 6.0 innings allowing 8 hits and 2 runs. The Crawdads won 6-4 and pushed Perez to 1-1 for the season and the Crawdads to 16-8 for the season. This was game 24 for Hickory who have an off day tomorrow.
Good luck to all the starters today.