Baskette LHP (0-0, 2.50)
Chirinos RHP (2-1, 2.53)
SOUTHPAW: Payton Baskette makes his third start for the TinCaps. Baskette has pitched twice in relief this season. Overall, the 20-year-old lefty has a strikeout-to-walk ratio of 11 to 10. His command is something to keep an eye on the first time through the Loons order.
As a starter, Baskette has allowed only two runs in 9 1/3 innings. He was taken in the 16th round of last summer's amateur draft. The TinCaps have given him 10 runs of support in his starts.
FIVE AND ALIVE: The TinCaps are a season-worst five games under .500, but five is still their magic number. When scoring at least five runs, the TinCaps are 7-3.
CLOUDY SKIES: Dark clouds are hovering over Parkview Field and radar shows rain headed toward the downtown area. For now, it appears the game will start on time. The TinCaps have played a shortened game this season. Games become official after the losing team has batted five times. Home plate is currently covered by a tarp, but the field is not.