South Atlantic League baseball
West Virginia Power
at Lexington Legends
What: Four-game series
When: Thursday through Sunday (7:05 Thursday through Saturday nights, 2:05 Sunday afternoon)
Where: Whitaker Bank Ballpark
Tickets: Call (859) 422-7867
Major League affiliates: Pittsburgh Pirates (Power), Kansas City Royals
Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Thursday, LH Cody Reed (2-8, 6.00) vs. RH Buddy Borden (7-7, 3.16); Friday, RH Luke Farrell (1-11, 5.11) vs. RH Dovydas Neverauskas (5-10, 5.79); Saturday, RH Pedro Fernandez (1-7, 5.04) vs. RH Luis Heredia (2-4, 3.96); Sunday, RH Alec Mills (1-1, 0.96) vs. TBA.
Power to watch: RHP Isaac Sanchez (6-foot, 170 pounds, age 21, bats right, from Bronx, N.Y.) leads the team with five saves and has not allowed an earned run over his last four appearances, spanning six innings. Overall, he is 3-3 with a 4.35 ERA over 36 relief appearances and 49 2/3 innings. He has struck out 41 and walked 17. Sanchez broke into pro ball with the Dominican Summer League Pirates in 2010, going 1-0, 1.04 over six relief outings. Last year, with Jamestown of the New York-Penn League, he was 1-1, 3.45 over 14 games, including 13 starts. He struck out 47 and walked 26.
Legend to watch: RHP Kevin Perez (6-0, 210, age 21, bats right, from Coral Gables, Fla.) is 1-3 with two saves and 4.89 ERA over 27 relief appearances. Over 53 1/3 innings, he has struck out 58 and walked 29. A 17th round draft pick in 2013, he is a graduate of American Senior High in Hialeah, Fla., where he was coached by former Major Leaguer Ricky Gutierrez. Perez attended Florida Atlantic University before transferring to Miami Dade Community College South. Last year, with the Surprise Royals of the Arizona League, he had no decisions and a 3.52 ERA over 13 relief outings and 15 1/3 innings. He struck out 15 and walked eight.
Radio: WLXG-AM 1300
Promotions: Thursday is Bark in the Park Night. A $2 admission for each dog will benefit the Paris Animal Welfare Society; the first 300 dogs through the gates receive a bandana; there will be a pre-game Doggie Parade and several contests during the game, including best dressed, longest tail and Big L lookalike; and there will be a raffle for a chance to win a year supply of dog food. It’s also Thirsty Thursday, with beer and soft drinks on sale for $1. … Friday, Legends president and COO Andy Shea and catcher Chad Johnson will demonstrate their support for the fight against childhood cancers by having their heads shaved after the game. The Legends also will host Boy Scouts from around the region for an overnight campout. … Saturday is Hearing Loss Awareness Night, with 5,000 disposable earplugs to be given away. There will be a fireworks show to follow the game. … Sunday, a Latin Heritage celebration will feature the Kentucky Salsa All-Stars and Cardinal Valley Folk Dance Group. Radio Vida, 1440-AM, will provide a Spanish play-by-play broadcast of the game.