South Atlantic League
What: Three-game series
When: Sunday through Tuesday (7 Sunday and Tuesday nights, 12:30 p.m. Monday)
Where: NewBridge Bank Park (Greensboro, N.C.)
Major League affiliates: Houston Astros (Legends), Florida Marlins
Legend to watch: LHP Alex Sogard (6-foot-3, 215 pounds, from Austin, Texas) is 1-1 with four saves and a 3.54 ERA over 11 relief outings spanning 20 1/3 innings. He has recorded 22 strikeouts to five walks, holding the opposition to a .221 batting average. A 26th-round draft pick last year, out of North Carolina State, Sogard made 22 appearances for the Tri-City ValleyCats of the New York-Penn League last year, including three starts. He worked 41 innings, going 1-2 with a 3.51 ERA, 36 strikeouts and 12 walks. At N.C. State, he came on late in the 2010 season after struggles while recovering from shoulder surgery. He wound up 2-2 with a 5.26 ERA over 15 games, 11 of them starts. With starts in three of his last four games, he went 2-0 with a 3.12 ERA. He transferred to N.C. State from Oregon State.
Grasshopper to watch: RHP Michael Brady (6-0, 200, from Laguna Beach, Calif.) is 3-0 with seven saves over 16 games and 20 2/3 innings. Want more? He has a 0.44 ERA and is holding opposing batters to a .189 average, has struck out 24 while walking five. The only run he has allowed came in a May 5 game against Hickory. A 24th-round draft pick out of California-Berkeley, Brady broke in last year with the Jamestown Jammers of the NYPL by going 1-1 with three saves and a 1.59 ERA over 26 appearances totaling 28 1/3 innings. He also played one game this season with the Double-A Jacksonville Suns of the Southern League, giving up a run and three hits in two innings.
Radio: WLXG AM-1300