Game preview (8/30/16): Sal Romano has been extremely good over the last two months

Overview: Tim Adleman looks to bounce back on the West Coast, while Sal Romano, Tejay Antone, and Scott Moss try to continue strong stretches.


Cincinnati at Los Angeles, 10:05 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Tim Adleman (2-1, 3.68 ERA, 1.34 WHIP, 20 K, 11 BB)

Notes: Tim Adleman made his return to Cincinnati earlier in the month after an oblique injury ultimately cost him his big league spot prior during the season. In his first three Reds starts in May, Adleman worked 16 innings, allowing  six runs. In his first two starts, Adleman certainly did not allow a shortage of base runners, as he allowed five hits in five innings in each and had two walks in the first start. However, he was able to pitch around it all and allowed no runs the first start. The second start, it caught up with him and he allowed five (four earned).


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

Starting pitcher: Daniel Wright (5-5, 6.18 ERA, 1.42 WHIP, 79 K, 27 BB)

Notes: The 2016 season got off to a strong start for Daniel Wright, who even saw time with the Reds earlier in the campaign. However, that has gone south of the past two month. Wright has seen a serious base runner issues, with most of those coming from hard contact. In April, Wright posted a 0.55 ERA in six outings and two starts. However, by June, his ERA had skyrocketed to 10.38 in five appearances. In June to present, Wright has allowed 106 hits in 69 innings of work.


Jacksonville at Pensacola, 7:30 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Sal Romano (5-11, 3.61 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 134 K, 33 BB)

Notes: 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 been just as good. He has posted a 2.30 ERA in five starts and 31.1 innings. Two starts ago, he had his best start of the season and earned a no decision after working eight shutout innings, allowing four hits and striking out eight. In his last start, Romano worked six innings, allowing seven hits and two runs, while striking out seven more.


Daytona at Lakeland, 1:00 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Tejay Antone (14-6, 3.51 ERA, 1.29 WHIP, 105 K, 28 BB)

Notes: Tejay 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. In five August starts, he has been just as solid, posting a 2.81 ERA and struck out 26 in 32 innings. In all of his last three starts, he has allowed 10 hits. The first two were six-inning starts, and he went seven in the most recent. In the first, he allowed three runs, and a pair of unearned runs in the second. In the last start, he allowed four earned runs.



Dayton is off on Tuesday and return to action on Wednesday.


Billings at Great Falls, 9:00 p.m. EST

Starting pitcher: Scott Moss (3-0, 1.73 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, 27 K, 12 BB)

Notes: Scott Moss will make his 10th start of the season for Billings after being selected in the fourth round of the June draft. Moss has done nothing but live up to the hype in those starts so far. He has worked into at least the fifth in his last five starts and in six of his last seven. However, two starts ago was the best of his pro career, as he went six shutout innings, allowing just four hits and striking out seven. In his last start, Moss worked five innings and allowed five hits and two runs. Over his last two starts, the strikeouts have improved and he has 12 in 11 innings.


AZL Reds

The AZL Reds are off on Tuesday and will begin the playoffs soon.

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