Game preview (8/9/16): Amir Garrett looks to bounce back

Overview: Amir Garrett has struggled tremendously with command in his last two starts, and he looks to bounce back on Tuesday. Brandon Finnegan looks to build on two of his strongest starts of the season. Scott Moss makes another start with Billings, and Jonathon Crawford will make his second healthy start.


Cincinnati at St. Louis, 8:15 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Brandon Finnegan (7-8, 4.45 ERA, 1.37 WHIP, 90 K, 59 BB)

Notes: Brandon Finnegan seems to be putting it all together past the midpoint of the season with two of his strongest outings in a row. Tuesday night will be a rematch of one of those against the Cardinals. Last time out against the Cardinals, Finnegan allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings. In the start prior, in San Diego, he also worked six scoreless inning, allowing four hits and three walks.


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

Starting pitcher: Amir Garrett (2-3, 4.00 ERA, 1.19 WHIP, 25 K, 21 BB)

Notes: Command has been the biggest issue for Garrett of late, and that appears heavily in his last start. Garrett walked four hitters and allowed three runs, while retiring just two hitters and leaving the bases loaded in the first when removed from the game. In his start prior, Garrett walked six hitters in 4.2 innings of work. It was the second time since his promotion to Louisville that he had walked six in a game. He had allowed just three walks in his 25 innings before the last two outings.


Pensacola at Biloxi, 7:40 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: TBD

Notes: Though it is listed as TBD on the Pensacola website, it would be Barrett Astin’s turn in the rotation.


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

Starting pitcher: Jonathan Crawford (1-0, 0.00 ERA, 0.60 WHIP, 3 K, 1 BB)

Notes: Crawford has seen very little but injuries since he was traded to the Reds, but saw success in his first non-rehab start of the season last time out. In his last start, Crawford allowed just two hits in five shutout innings, while striking out three.


Dayton at Lake County, 7:00 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Jesus Reyes (5-2, 1.94 ERA, 1.18 WHIP, 43 K, 26 BB)

Notes: Jesus Reyes earned another start after a strong outing last time out in the second game of a double header. In that game for Dayton, Reyes allowed just two hits in five innings of work. It was the second consecutive start for Reyes going five shutout innings. Reyes has only four starts on the season, and that last start was June 17, as he has been used mostly in relief.


Idaho Falls at Billings, 9:05 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Scott Moss (1-0, 2.30 ERA, 1.15 WHIP, 10 K, 4 BB)

Notes: Scott Moss had his longest professional start on Thursday in just his fifth outing. Moss worked five strong outing, and his only real blemish was a third inning solo home run. In 15.2 innings this season, Moss has struck out 10 batters and walked four.


AZL Reds at AZL Brewers, 9 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: TBD

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