Knights vs. Tides
Tuesday, 7:05 p.m.
CHA: LHP Eric Surkamp (1-2, 4.38 ERA)
NOR: RHP Kevin Gausman (0-1, 2.08 ERA)
Wednesday, 7:05 p.m.
CHA: TBD, but likely LHP Charlie Leesman (1-3, 2.95 ERA)
NOR: RHP Suk-Min Yoon (1-5, 7.00 ERA)
This is the fourth of eight series between the Knights and Tides. The Knights lead the season series five games to four.
The Knights just finished a two-game series in Norfolk. The Tides won both games, taking the first 7-6 in 13 innings Saturday, before a 4-3 decision Sunday. … Surkamp, who has appeared in relief in his past four outings, will make his sixth start of the season Tuesday. As a starter, Surkamp is 1-2 with a 6.00 ERA. However, in his past three relief appearances (15 innings), he has gone 0-0 with a 1.80 ERA. … White Sox prospect Micah Johnson, 23, likely will make his BB&T BallPark debut Tuesday. A second baseman, he was promoted to the Knights on May 13 from Class AA Birmingham after leading the Southern League with a .329 batting average. In six games for the Knights, Johnson is hitting .296 (8-for-27) with a double and one RBI. He has a five-game hitting streak (eight hits in his past five games). … Over his past 10 games, Charlotte third baseman Matt Davidson is hitting .294 (10-for-34), with two doubles and a home run to go along with five RBIs. He’s hitting .198 on the season. … Norfolk’s Tuesday starter, Gausman, was drafted fourth overall in 2012 and entered the season as the No. 26 prospect in the game, according to Baseball America. He underwhelmed Thursday in his 2014 debut with the Baltimore Orioles, allowing five runs on six hits over four innings in a loss to the Detroit Tigers. In Class AAA, he is averaging nine strikeouts per nine innings pitched. SETH LAKSO
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