RailRiders (31-26)
1. Ben Gamel RF
2. Aaron Judge CF
3. Jake Cave LF
4. Tyler Austin DH
5. Nick Swisher 1B
6. Pete Kozma SS
7. Jonathan Diaz 2B
8. Eddy Rodriguez C
9. Dan Fiorito 3B

RHP Chad Green (4-4, 1.45)

Charlotte Knights (29-29)
1. Tim Anderson SS
2. Carlos Sanchez 2B
3. Danny Hayes 1B
4. Matt Davidson 3B
5. Jason Bourgeois CF
6. Nicky Delmonico RF
7. Vinny Rottino Dh
8. Omar Narvaez C
9. Andy Parrino LF

RHP Scott Carroll (0-2, 5.84)

— LHP Phil Coke was placed on the seven-day disabled list today. No corresponding move has been made so the RailRiders will play with a 24-man roster at least for tonight. Coke left Sunday’s game after injuring his right ankle going to back up home plate on an RBI single. That play came in the fifth inning and it happened to be Coke’s 92nd pitch so I do tend to believe that may have been his last batter regardless of whether he was injured or not. Coke was slated to start again Friday at Columbus but that’s obviously no longer the case. I’ll try to find out whether that spot has been filled in the rotation yet.

— While they assume their usual spot in the batting order, Ben Gamel and Aaron Judge are changing things up in the outfield tonight. Gamel makes just his second start this season in right field, while Judge starts in center for the fourth time. Both players have started to turn it around at the plate recently. Gamel is hitting .308 (14 for 46) with slashes of .373/.457/.829 over his last 11 games. He also has recorded multipled hits in three of the last four, which includes three doubles. Judge is slowly breaking out of his worst slump of the season, as he’s 5 for 11 with three doubles and three RBIs over his last three games.

— Wasn’t exactly the best week for the RailRiders, as they went 2-5, which included losing three of four to Columbus, which continued its utter dominance between the two clubs. The RailRiders have lost 20 of their last 25 games against the Clippers dating back to their first meeting in 2013, which was a RailRiders victory. The RailRiders’ recent skid also has dropped them out of first place in the International League North Division, as they now trail Rochester (32-25) by one game.

— The RailRiders welcome IL South-leading Charlotte for a four-game series. From 2005-13, the RailRiders owned the Knights, having not lost a season series. During that time, the RailRiders owned a 45-26 record and went 25-12 in Moosic. Over the past two seasons, though, the RailRiders have lost five of seven to Charlotte at PNC Field and are just 5-10 overall.