|Rochester||OFF DAY||@ Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 6:35 p.m.||Adon (1-2, 4.68) vs. Tully (1-1, 5.40)|
|Harrisburg||OFF DAY||@ New Hampshire, 6:05 p.m.||Rutledge (1-1, 4.57) vs. Tiedemann (0-0, 5.00)|
|Wilmington||OFF DAY||@ Hudson Valley, 6:05 p.m.||Huff (1-1, 5.40) vs. Hampton (0-0, 4.61)|
|Fredericksburg||OFF DAY||vs. Down East, 7:05 p.m.||Bennett (0-2, 2.93) vs. Ramirez (0-1, 3.86)|
Editor’s note: Sunday’s announced starters are listed for Rochester, Harrisburg, and Wilmington. With an extra off day, it’s entirely possible these starters could be skipped in favor keeping the rest of the rotation on schedule.
Rochester Red Wings, 9-16, 10th I.L. East, 9½ GB
Cory “Don’t Call Me Roger” Abbott’s 12K start last Friday was good enough for him to earn the International League Pitcher of the Week award for April 24-30, though methinks his call-up to D.C. is a (much) bigger deal to him. This week the Red Wings travel to Central PA to visit the RailRiders for six, with a late-afternoon start on Saturday and an early-afternoon start on Sunday.
Harrisburg Senators, 9-11, T3rd E.L. Southwest, 4GB
Harrisburg makes its one and only trip to New England—they don’t play Portland at all in 2023, home or away—after losing four of five to Somerset last week. If you happen to be within driving distance of the Manchester not by the sea, tomorrow is your day to sneak out to a matinee.
Wilmington Blue Rocks 10-9, 2nd Sally Lg. North, 3GB
It was another three-of-five week for the Blue Rocks, but they only picked up 1/2 a game in the standings. This week it’s another trip north, this time to Wappinger Falls, NY to visit the first-place Renegades for six.
Fredericksburg Nationals, 7-13, 6th C.L. North, 5½ GB
Fredericksburg split its series against Lynchburg but lost ground in the standings. It’s a stoppable force vs. moveable object as the Wood Ducks offense (#9 in the Carolina League, 4.05 R/G) matches up against the FredNats pitchers (#12, 7.75 R/G) for six games this week in Fredericksburg.