Afternoon Baseball Today:

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS (67-51, 1st, South)
@ INDIANAPOLIS INDIANS (71-47, 1st, West)
Indianapolis, IN ~  Victory Field ~ 1:05 PM ~

(Game 3 of 4-game series)
Game #119 ~ Road Game #65

TODAY’S PITCHER
WED
: CHA LHP Hector Santiago (0-0, 0.00)

Charles in Charge: Charlie Leesman (9-9, 2.65) came off the DL on Tuesday to make the start and did a solid job. He went five innings and only gave up one run on three hits and struck out three while walking two. Leesman lowered his team-leading ERA to 2.65 and picked up his ninth win, second only to Charlie Shirek’s 10. His ERA is third in the IL.

Dirty Dozen: Charlotte’s 12 runs in Tuesday’s victory were the most they’ve scored in a game since a 13-6 win at the Columbus Clippers on June 12th. It’s only the third time this season they have scored at least 12 runs. Their season-high was on April 16th at Knights Stadium in 14-2 victory over the Durham Bulls.

No Worse Than .500: With Tuesday’s win, the Knights are guaranteed to do no worse than a season split with Indianapolis. The two teams split four games at Knights Stadium in June and have two games remaining in Indianapolis. They could potentially meet again in the first round of the playoffs.

Tuesday’s Too: The Knights have been improving their troubled days of the week and that trend continued Tuesday. They had pulled even on Mondays at 8-8 and now they are 7-7 on Tuesdays. Charlotte’s only remaining day of the week under .500 is Sunday. The Knights are 8-10 on the first day of the week after having their four-game Sunday winning streak snapped this past Sunday in Louisville.

Golden Victory: Tuesday made the Knights 50-7 when leading after five innings.

That’s a Big 10-4: Charlotte likes going west as they are now 10-4 on the road against the International League West Division. They are 16-10 against the West overall.

Oh What a Knight: Drew Garcia was 3-4 with a double, walk, RBI, and a run scored Tuesday. It was his 20th multi-hit game of the season with Charlotte. He has three doubles and five RBI on the road trip.

Hector “Hitman” Gimenez: Hector Gimenez was 2-5 with a double, two runs scored, and a run-driven-in. It was his 22nd multi-hit game of the season. He is hitting .333 on the road trip.

The DAN-imal: Dan Johnson was 2-3 with his IL-leading 87th walk of the year, an RBI, and two runs scored. It was his 24th multi-hit game of the season. He is 7-22 with seven runs scored, four RBI, and two home runs on the road trip.

Home Soon: The Knights return home on Friday to begin an eight-game homestand.

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