Game preview (8/19/16): Tim Adleman makes big league return

Overview: Tim Adleman will return to the Reds after his oblique injury, and Cody Reed is likely to make his return start to Louisville. Sal Romano and Tejay Antone look to continue hot stretches.


Los Angeles at Cincinnati, 7:10 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Tim Adleman (1-1, 3.72 ERA, 1.41 WHIP, 16 K, 9 BB)

Notes: Tim Adleman will make his return to Cincinnati after an oblique injury ultimately cost him his big league spot earlier in the season. In his first three Reds starts, Adleman worked 16 innings, allowing  six runs. The hits can be deceiving in those three starts. He allowed seven combined in his first two outings and eight in his third. The fourth start was the one that Adleman left due to the injury after 3.1 innings. Adleman was also strong for Louisville, and has been nothing but consistent since his return from the DL. Outside of the one sideways start that he had with 10 hits allowed, Adleman has allowed 29 hits and three earned runs in 34 innings with Louisville. He has also struck out 25 over the span. In his last three starts, he has lasted at least seven innings. In the last outing, he worked seven innings with six hits and two unearned runs.


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

Starting pitcher: TBD

Notes: While the starter is listed as TBD on the Louisville website, it is Robert Stephenson’s turn in the rotation. It is also possible that Cody Reed could get the start, as he was previously schedule to start for the Reds before being optioned.


Pensacola at Mississippi, 8:00 p.m. EST

Game one Starting pitcher: Barrett Astin (7-3, 2.60 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, 75 K, 23 BB)

Game two Starting pitcher: Sal Romano (5-11, 3.87 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 119 K, 32 BB)

Notes: Barrett Astin will get the nod again for Pensacola and has bounced back and forth from starter to reliever this season. His last two appearances have been out of the bullpen, but he made three starts prior. In those starts, he allowed just seven hits and three runs in 16.2 innings of work. However, his last appearance in relief, he allowed five hits and three runs in 3.1 innings.

Sal Romano has been hot from July into August. He posted a 2.25 ERA in six starts for Pensacola in July. So far in August, Romano has posted a 3.12 ERA in three starts and 17.1 innings. In his last start, he allowed six hits and two runs in 6.1 innings of work.


Daytona at Clearwater, 6:15 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: TBD

Notes: While the starter is listed as TBD on the Daytona website, it is Tejay Antone’s turn in the rotation. Antone was named Pitcher of the Month for Daytona for July. For the month, Antone started five games and posted a 2.32 ERA with a 1.16 WHIP. After average numbers for the first two months, and struggling his way though June with an ERA near six. In three August starts, he has been just as solid, posting a 2.84 ERA and struck out 14 in 19 innings. In his last start, he allowed 10 hits in six innings, but three runs.


Dayton at West Michigan, 7:00 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Jesus Reyes (5-3, 2.34 ERA, 1.23 WHIP, 51 K, 29 BB)

Notes: Jesus Reyes has more relief appearances than starts this year, but success has vaulted him into the role. Reyes has only six starts on the season, but he has started his last three appearances. In his last outing, Reyes tossed five innings, allowing five hits and seven runs. In the other two starts, he worked nine innings, allowing just six hits and two runs (none earned).


Missoula at Billings, 9:15 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Andrew Jordan (1-3, 4.04 ERA, 1.32 WHIP, 43 K, 15 BB)

Notes: Andrew Jordan will make his 10th start of the season for Billings on Friday. Jordan has worked into the fifth in all but one of his starts in the 2016 season coming into his last start. In that start, he allowed one walk, eight hits and eight runs in just 1.2 innings, while striking out two. Through those eight starts, Jordan has posted a 1.16 WHIP and struck out 41 in 40.2 innings, coming into that last start.


AZL Reds at AZL A’s, 9 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: TBD

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