For the first time in forever, it looks like it’ll be a non-parka weather across the board tonight.
|Team||Today’s Game (ET)||Pitching Matchup (’18 Stats at Level)|
|Fresno||vs. Reno, 10:05 p.m.||McGowin (3-2, 1.20) vs. TBD|
|Harrisburg||vs. Bowie, 6:30 p.m.||TBD vs. Molina (1-9, 6.66)|
|Potomac||vs. Fayetteville, 7:05 p.m.||Johnston (5-2, 4.94) vs. Javier (5-4, 3.41)|
|Hagerstown||@ Greensboro, 7:00 p.m.||Alastre (4-8, 5.32) vs. TBD|
Now for the annual reminder: These pitchers are not necessarily the team’s #1 starter. They are, within a spot or so, how the Nationals would like the starters to align from Low-A to MLB in the event of promotions or injuries.
Only the Grizzlies’ press release indicated the starting rotation, alphabetically: Scott Copeland, Paolo Espino, Kyle McGowin, Joe Ross and Austin Voth. I’d project Joan Baez, Erick Fedde, Wil Crowe, Sterling Sharp, and Tyler Mapes as starters for the Sens but Ben Braymer is also an option if, for example, Fedde is returned to a relief role or called up (that TBD could also mean “let’s see how Aníbal Sánchez’s hip is today”).
At Potomac, beyond Johnston it would seem to be Malvin Peña, Nick Raquet, Luis Reyes, and Jackson Tetreault, though I’m sure someone will point out that Andrew Lee finished the season in the Suns rotation. In Hagerstown, Tim Cate, Jake Irvin, Jackson Stoeckinger, and Carson Teel would be the most logical candidates, though if you believe the front-office chatter delivered via MASN and BA, Joan Adon could be in that mix as well.
Settle in, kids – we’re off like a herd of turtles.