Crazy early-season schedules with the doubleheaders and the rain and all that–and add in a pitcher coming back and two off days and this is how I see the upcoming IronPigs probables:
Tonight (Tuesday): Eflin at Scranton (confirmed)
They’ll need to make roster room, so someone bumps his shin on something, or you go inactive list for Mark Appel who pitched last night. They have an extra bull-pen arm so someone out there could be a candidate over Florimon or Featherston.
Wednesday: Jake Thompson (above) at Scranton
Thursday: Pinto at Scranton
He’s on regular rest and did well in his first AAA start. Can he repeat it? Another shot for him before a potential return to Reading.
Friday: Lively at P’tucket
Saturday (doubleheader): Game 1: Pivetta at P’tucket; Game 2: Appel at P’tucket
Saturday would be regular rest for Appel who pitched last night in Moosic. If he’s inactive or DL they could start Mark Leiter in the second game.
Sunday (Easter): Off
Monday 4/17: Off
The two days off following the Saturday double-dip from P’tucket will allow Manager Dusty Wathan to reset his rotation to his liking a little–or just follow through with the extra rest and consider returning Ricardo Pinto to Reading.
See you at the park,