Charlotte Knights

Charlotte Knights Gameday 05.25.15

Charlotte Knights Neftali Soto, left, congratulates Leury Garcia, center, following Garcia's two-run home run with teammate Tyler Saladino, right, during an exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox at BB&T BallPark in Charlotte, April 3, 2015.
Charlotte Knights Neftali Soto, left, congratulates Leury Garcia, center, following Garcia's two-run home run with teammate Tyler Saladino, right, during an exhibition game against the Chicago White Sox at BB&T BallPark in Charlotte, April 3, 2015. jsiner@charlotteobserver.com

Knights vs. Clippers

At BB&T BallPark

Monday, 7:05 p.m.

CHA: RHP Erik Johnson (4-3, 3.96)

COL: LHP TJ House (0-0, 0.00)

Tuesday, 7:05 p.m.

CHA: RHP Kyle Drabek (0-2, 2.32)

COL: LHP Nick Maronde (0-5, 5.95)

Wednesday, 7:05 p.m.

CHA: RHP Chris Beck (3-2, 3.30)

COL: RHP Toru Murata (2-1, 2.85)

Thursday, 7:05 p.m. (Pitchers TBD)

Head to head: Charlotte (24-19) and Columbus (25-19) will be squaring off in their second series of the season. The Clippers swept the Knights in a three-game series in Columbus during early May.

Briefly: Charlotte second baseman Leury Garcia entered Sunday’s game with a team-best 18 stolen bases, ranking second in the International League behind Gwinnett’s Eury Perez’s 22. Garcia entered Sunday with six stolen bases in his past six games. … Despite an 0-2 record, Kyle Drabek has excelled recently for the Knights. He carries a 1.96 ERA in his past four starts, and opponents are hitting .173 against the right-hander this season. … As of Sunday, the Knights were tied with Indianapolis for second in the league with a .266 batting average, just behind Rochester’s .272. The team is second in the league in RBIs with 173. … At 9,389 in 22 home games this season, BB&T BallPark leads minor league baseball in average attendance. Pat James

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