Game Three vs. Bulls on Monday…
SERIES INFO: Last season, the Bulls went 12-9 against the Knights in the overall series. Before last night’s game, the Knights had won five-straight games against the Bulls. After sweeping their four-game series from Knights Stadium in their last meeting, the Knights picked up where they left off on Saturday night – beating the Bulls by a score of 7-1. On Sunday, the Bulls got the better of the Knights and snapped their five-game losing streak against Charlotte with a 6-0 win. The Knights are now 6-3 against Durham this season. Earlier this season at the
DBAP, Charlotte lost two of three games (April 9-11). Overall, the Bulls lead the All-Time series 117-93. Saturday’s win put the Knights to a season-high three games over .500 (23-20).
Vs. Durham: Dallas McPherson returned to the lineup yesterday after a stint on the disabled list. The Knights third baseman returned to face a team he has thrived against. Last season, McPherson hit .343 with six home runs and 18 RBIs against in 19 games. This season, he’s hit .414 with two home runs and nine RBIs in eight games.
Doubling Up on Doubles: The Knights only managed three hits Sunday, but they were able to maintain their International League lead in doubles. Two of the three hits were doubles as Greg Golson and Jordan Danks each hit one. They now have 93 for the season to stay ahead ofColumbus (92). Golson continues to lead the IL in hits with 49.
Danks for the Hits: Jordan Danks continues to provide Gold Glove defense in center field, but has now had a hit in seven of his last eight games – including four-straight games. The Knights defensive whiz has enjoyed hitting on the road this season for the Knights. He’s hitting .299 on the road with three of his five home runs and 11 of his 16 RBIs. Jordan has a hit in five of six games he’s played in during this road trip.
Still Spotless: Leyson Septimo has still not been scored on in 18.2 innings pitched this season over 11 games. He pitched another scoreless inning Sunday againstDurham and left-handed hitters are batting .077 (2-26) against him. Septimo, a former position player
Hector’s Greatest Hits: Hector Gimenez had one of the Knights’ three hits Sunday and now has a five-game hitting streak. He has a base knock in seven of his last eight contests, and he has reached safely in 29 of his 32 games this season. Gimenez is 7-for-16 on the current road swing.
On the Right-y Track: The Knights will face another right-hander today and that’s great news for some of the hitters in the Knights lineup. Charlotte has 20 of their 23 wins this season against right-handed pitchers and players like Greg Golson (.303), Dan Johnson (.340), Hector Gimenez (.290) and Dallas McPherson (.304) have all excelled against righties this season. All nine of Johnson’s home runs this season have come against right-handed pitchers.
Who’s Hot: Jim Gallagher is hitting .329 (9-29) over his last eight games with six RBIs, while Hector Gimenez is hitting .353 (12-34) with three home runs and eight RBIs over his last eight games.
The Return of Dallas: Dallas McPherson was activated off the Disabled List on Sunday. He had not played since April 22nd against Gwinnett. McPherson was 0-for-3 with a walk and has now reached base safely in his last nine games. Kyle Shelton was placed on the DL.
Don’t Blink: Sunday’s game against the Durham Bulls was played in two hours and two minutes. It was the Knights’ fastest nine-inning game of the season.