Huge series with New Britain starts tonight
As spelled out on the bottom of the Thunder game notes, here are the pitching matchups for the series:
Tonight: TRE LHP Jeremy Bleich vs. NB Deolis Guerra
Tomorrow: TRE RHP Ryan Pope vs. NB Matt Fox
Sunday: TRE RHP Jason Stephens vs. NB Mike McCardell
Monday: TRE RHP Lance Pendleton vs. NB Ryan Mullins
If the Thunder ever needed a solid start from Bleich, it's tonight. He allowed two earned runs in five innings against the Rock Cats in his last time out, and will probably need to repeat that performance tonight. The opposition, Deolis Guerra, has been equal parts dominant and dismal. He's allowed five or more earned runs three times in his last 10 outings, but held the Thunder to just one in his last turn.