Game preview (7/28/16): Jackson Stephens looks to continue consistency

Overview: With a light night on the schedule, only three teams in the system are in action.

reds

Cincinnati

The Reds are off on Thursday night and return to action Friday night in San Diego.

louisville

Louisville

 

The Bats are off on Thursday night and return to action on Friday night at Durham.

pensacola

Pensacola at Montgomery, 8:05 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Jackson Stephens (6-9, 3.34 ERA, 1.20 WHIP, 86 K, 32 BB)

Notes: Stephens has been nothing but consistent for Pensacola this season. He has gone at least five innings in 17 of his 18 starts. He also had a 5.1-inning relief appearance. His WHIP has remained under 1.20 most of the season and he has struck out at least five in eight of his outings. In three of his last five starts, he has went at least six innings, with the other two being five-inning outings. In fact, the last time that he failed to go five innings was back on June 5. In his last start, he allowed seven hits and two runs over six strong innings.

daytona

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

Starting pitcher: TBD

dayton

Great Lakes at Dayton, 7:00 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Austin Orewiler (2-8, 3.34 ERA, 1.38 WHIP, 52 K, 30 BB)

Notes: After allowing seven runs in back-to-back outings, Orewiler was much better in his last two starts. On July 16, he went five innings, allowing six hits and two runs, while striking out four. Then, on July 22, he tossed five shutout, one-hit innings. He also struck out four in each of his last two starts.

billings

Billings

The Mustangs are off on Thursday night and return to action on Friday.

reds

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

The AZL Reds are off on Thursday night and return to action on Friday.

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