Legends’ final road trip at first-place Augusta

South Atlantic League baseball

lexington-legends-new-logosal-logo-augustaLexington Legends
at Augusta GreenJackets

What: Three-game series

When: Tuesday through Thursday (7:05 each night)

Where: Lake Olmstead Stadium (Augusta, Ga.)

Major League affiliates: Kansas City Royals (Legends), San Francisco Giants (GreenJackets)

Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Tuesday, LH Daniel Stumpf (10-8, 2.26) vs. RH Martin Agosta (8-3, 1.97); Wednesday, RH Christian Binford (8-6, 2.32) vs. RH Kendry Flores (9-6, 2.65); Thursday, LH Crawford Simmons (2-3, 3.05) vs. RH Chris Stratton (8-3, 3.16).

Chas Byrne

Chas Byrne

Legend to watch: RHP Chas Byrne (6-foot-3, 185 pounds, age 24, from Johnson City, Tenn.) has made 28 relief appearances spanning 48 2/3 innings. Byrne is 3-2 with a 4.07 ERA, 40 strikeouts and 17 walks. In seven games this month, he is 0-1 with a 1.88 ERA. Selected in the 16th round of the 2010 draft, out of East Tennessee State, where he also batted .351 as a switch-hitting outfielder. He lead ETSU in 2010 with 79 strikeouts in 83 1/3 innings. After going 1-1 with six saves in 2010 with two clubs, Byrne went 3-3 with a 3.93 ERA and nine saves for Kane County of the Midwest League in 2011. He missed the 2012 season due to an injured right elbow. His grandfather, Tommy Byrne, pitched 13 seasons in the majors. His brother, Shane, played in the Diamondbacks organization, and sister Tara is the all-time winningest women’s tennis player at ETSU. Mother Betsy is in the Cumberland College Hall of Fame as a basketball player.

Tyler Mizenko

Tyler Mizenko

GreenJacket to watch: RHP Tyler Mizenko (6-1, 200, 23, from Wallingford, Conn.) shares the league lead in saves, 24. In eight appearances against the Legends, Mizenko is 1-0 with four saves and no runs allowed, with 11 strikeouts and four walks. Selected in the 28th round of the 2011 draft, out of Winthrop, he went 3-0 with 13 saves and a 1.99 ERA last year with Salem-Keizer of the Northwest League. He struck out 29 and walked five. This season, he is holding opponents to a .226 batting average. At the all-star break, he was 1-1 with 15 saves and a 0.61 ERA. Since the break, he is 0-3 with nine saves and a 6.10 ERA.

Radio: WLXG-AM 1300


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