Knights vs. Tides, At BB&T BallPark
Thursday, 7:05 p.m.
CHA: TBD; NOR: RHP Mike Wright (5-0, 3.00)
Friday, 7:05 p.m.
CHA: TBD; NOR: RHP Kevin Gausman (0-1, 0.00)
Saturday, 7:05 p.m.
CHA: TBD; NOR: RHP Tyler Wilson (3-5, 3.06)
Sunday, 5:05 p.m.
CHA: TBD; NOR: RHP Zach Davies (3-5, 2.70)
Head to head: This is the sixth series between Charlotte (52-40) and Norfolk (50-39) this season. The Knights have won nine of the 16 games. The most recent series between the teams was in Norfolk this past weekend, and Charlotte took three of four games to enter the All-Star break with a half-game lead over the Tides in the International League South Division.
Briefly: Knights outfielder Chris Marrero is batting .412 (14-for-34) with three home runs and nine RBIs over his past 10 games. Signed by the Chicago White Sox to a minor league contract June 5, Marrero was promoted to Charlotte from Class AA Birmingham on June 16 and is batting .343 with the Knights. … Charlotte outfielder Jason Coats is hitting .318 with two home runs and eight RBIs in July. He leads the Knights with 51 RBIs and is fifth in the IL in that category. … The Knights are 34-23 against right-handed starting pitchers, and all four probable starters for this series are right-handers. Charlotte is 17-17 against left-handed starters.