Overview: Homer Bailey looks to build on a strong first start in over a year, while Antonio Santillan looks to regain his form at a new level. Tim Adleman makes his first start since being optioned.
Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, 7:05 p.m. EST
Starting pitcher: Homer Bailey (1-0, 3.18 ERA, 1.35 WHIP, 6 K, 3 BB)
Notes: In his first start in over a year, Homer Bailey dominated the Padres for most of the afternoon. Bailey tossed 89 pitches in 5.2 innings. He allowed just four hits and two runs. He did walk two hitters, which was the main issue on his rehab stint. However, he also struck out six.
Columbus at Louisville, 6:05 p.m. EST
Starting pitcher: Tim Adleman (3-1, 3.16 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, 29 K, 8 BB)
Notes: Tim Adleman will make his first start with Louisville since being optioned by the Reds last week. Outside of one sideways outing on July 21 where he allowed 10 hits, Adleman has been strong in most recent stint with Louisville. The last time out, he worked 7.2 innings, allowing just five hits and a run, while striking out six.
Pensacola at Biloxi, 8:10 p.m. EST
Starting pitcher: TBD
Notes: Though the starter is listed as TBD on the Pensacola website, it will be the replacement for Rookie Davis in the rotation.
Daytona at Tampa, 7:00 p.m. EST
Starting pitcher: Seth Varner (4-7, 4.19 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 63 K, 21 BB)
Notes: Varner has gone at least five innings in three of his last four starts. However, the hit totals have been rolling in as well. Over those outings, he has allowed 37 hits in 19.2 innings of work. The run totals have followed, with 22 earned runs over that span.
Dayton at West Michigan, 7:00 p.m. EST
Starting pitcher: Antonio Santillan (0-1, 18.90 ERA, 2.70 WHIP, 2 K, 5 BB)
Notes: In his first start above rookie level earlier in the week, Santillan really struggled. He will look to rebound on Saturday for Dayton. In that first start, Santillan walked five and allowed four hits in 3.2 innings of work. However, he was extremely strong missing bats with Billings, so he will eye regaining that form at the new level to wrap up the season.
Ogden at Billings, 8:05 p.m. EST
Starting pitcher: Moises Nova (0-5, 4.82 ERA, 1.57 WHIP, 27 K, 18 BB)
Notes: In his last start, Nova worked into the fifth for the first time since his first start of the season. He also broke a string of allowing four hits in back-to-back start. The main issue is that he has walked seven batters in his past three outings.
AZL Brewers at AZL Reds, 9:00 p.m. EST
Starting pitcher: TBD