South Atlantic League
What: Four-game series
When: Saturday through Tuesday (6:05 p.m. Saturday; 2:05 Sunday; 7:05 Monday and Tuesday)
Where: McCormick Field (Asheville, N.C.)
Major League affiliates: Houston Astros (Legends), Colorado Rockies
Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Saturday, RH Nick Tropeano (1-2, 2.36) vs. RH Chris Jensen (2-0, 3.76); Sunday, RH Luis Ordosgoitti (0-0, 0.00) vs. RH Daniel Winkler (2-2, 6.75); Monday, RH Mike Foltynewicz (4-1, 1.62) vs. RH Ben Alsup (4-0, 3.98); Tuesday, LH Luis Cruz (1-1, 4.15) vs. RH Alex Gillingham (2-2, 6.08).
Legend to watch: 3B Matt Duffy (6-foot-3, 227 pounds, from Milton, Mass.) is batting .315, leads the team in total bases (53) and is tied for the lead in homers (4). Through 27 games, Duffy is 34-for-108, with seven doubles, 14 RBI, 14 runs and a stolen base. Selected by the Astros in the 20th round of last year’s draft, out of the University of Tennessee, Duffy earned New York-Penn League all-star honors with the Tri-City ValleyCats. For 63 games, he batted .298, with two homers, 37 RBI, 36 runs, 20 doubles and a triple. Duffy, who bats and throws righty, is hitting .333 against right-handers this season, .267 versus left-handers.
Tourist to watch: 1B Harold Riggins (6-2, 240, from Normal, Ill.) leads Asheville with 26 RBI and 51 total bases, and is tied for the lead in homers with five. Batting .311, he is among the top three on the team in OPS (.974), slugging (.567), hits (28), runs (19) and doubles (8). A seventh-round draft pick of the Rockies last June, out of North Carolina State, he was MVP of the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, batting .562 with two doubles, a triple, two homers and five RBI in four games. Last year, as a junior, he batted .314, with 11 doubles and 35 RBI. Then, with the Casper Ghosts of the Pioneer League, Riggins hit .279, with eight homers and 35 RBI over 67 games. He was originally selected by the Chicago White Sox in the 35th round of the 2008 draft but did not sign.
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