Game preview (7/19/16): Struggling hurlers look to rebound

Overview: Much of the story line on Tuesday revolves around starting pitchers who look to rebound in the second half of the season. Cody Reed has gotten off to a slow start to his big league career, while Daniel Wright looks to rebound from a couple of bad starts since being optioned back to Louisville.


Atlanta at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Cody Reed (0-4, 8.39 ERA, 1.90 WHIP, 29 K, 10 BB)

Notes: The struggles for Cody Reed have been well documented since his promotion in mid June. After going seven innings in his debut against Houston, Reed has failed to make it through five innings in three of his other four starts. Though command has been an issue with the 10 walks in five starts, he has also struggled with fastball location and has been more hittable at the next level as well.


Louisville at Columbus, 7:05 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: TBD

Notes: While the starter for Louisville is listed as TBD, it would be Daniel Wright’s turn in the rotation if he sticks there. In his last outing, and first since the break, Wright struggled. He allowed 10 hits and seven runs in five innings of work. However, only two of the runs were earned and Wright fought to last as long in the game as he did. Since returning from Cincinnati on June 17, Wright has allowed five or more runs in three of his six starts. He has also gone at least five innings in five of the six though.


Pensacola at Jacksonville, 7:05 p.m. EST

Pensacola is off on Tuesday and returns to action on Wednesday.


Jupiter at Daytona, 7:05 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: While the starter for Daytona is listed as TBD, it would be Jake Paulson’s turn in the rotation. Paulson has had issues most of 2016 and his last outing was one of the worst he has had this season. Paulson allowed eight hits in 2.1 innings. He has failed to go five innings in each of his outings but two this season. However, two of those were relief appearances.


Dayton at Quad Cities, 8:00 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Jacob Constante (4-7, 4.73 ERA, 1.49 WHIP, 60 K, 41 BB)

Notes: Jacob Contstante saw his worst start in a while during his last outing. Constante lasted just 3.2 innings, allowing six hits and five runs. It was also the second straight start that he walked four hitters. However, coming into the last outing, Constante had worked at least six inning in six of his previous seven starts. In three of those, he worked into the seventh.


Orem at Billings, 9:05 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Antonio Santillan (1-0, 3.41 ERA, 1.31 WHIP, 40 K, 14 BB)

Notes: Antonio Santillan is off to a nice start to his second professional season in 2016. In a hitters league, Santillan is dominating batters with the strikeout. He has posted a 12.4 K/9 total through his six starts this season. Santillan has also worked into the sixth in his last two starts, allowing just four hits in each and striking out eight total.


AZL Reds at AZL Royals, 9:00 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: TBD

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