4/12/14 recap: Knights pick up first home win

The Charlotte Knights opened BB&T Ballpark last night, but lost 8-6. Tonight they got in the win column at the beautiful new downtown stadium. Baseball America has a great story on the stadium, which is absolutely worth reading.

Knights 4, Norfolk 2

Tyler Saladino 2-5, 2B, HR, K
Carlos Sanchez 2-5, K
Josh Phegley 2-5, K
Matt Davidson 0-2, 2 BB, 2 K, error #1
Jared Mitchell 0-2, BB, SB #1
Charlie Leesman 5 IP, R, 4 K, 3 BB, 6 H

Barons 8, Jacksonville 2

Micah Johnson 2-4, HR, BB
Trayce Thompson 1-4, BB, 3 K
Chris Curley 3-4
Miguel Gonzalez 2-4, 2B, K
Terry Doyle 5.1 IP, 2 R, 5 K, 2 BB, 6 H

Wilmington 4, Dash 0

Jacob May 0-4, 2 K
Tim Anderson 0-3, 2 K, error #7
Courtney Hawkins 0-3
Keon Barnum 0-3, 3 K
Jason Coats 1-3, 2B, K
Braulio Ortiz 5 IP, 3 R, 1 ER, 7 K, 2 BB, 2 H

Tim Anderson has had a strange start to the season. His strike out rate is up to a very concerning 41% after sitting at a more respectable 25.9% last season. His power is also way up (.243 ISO this year vs. .086 ISO last year). Anderson also has seven errors.

Greenville 4, Intimidators 1

Adam Engel 0-4, BB, K
Cleuluis Rondon 0-5, K
Danny Hayes 2-5, 2B, K
Trey Michalczewski 2-3, BB, K
Carl Thomore 1-2, 2 BB, SB
Sean Bierman 5 IP, 4 R, 2 K, 3 BB, 4 H
Andre Wheeler 3 IP, 4 K, 2 BB, 1 H

Star of the day: Tyler Saladino

Saladino had a double and a home run tonight while batting leadoff for the Knights. After a pair of disappointing seasons spent primarily in AA Birmingham, Saladino is off to a hot start for Charlotte. He draws a lot of walks and showed big time power in 2011 with Winston-Salem. The power had evaporated in Birmingham. Maybe he’s getting back on track.

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