South Atlantic League
What: Four-game series
When: Monday through Thursday (7:05 each night)
Where: Whitaker Bank Ballpark
Tickets: Call (859) 422-7867
Major League affiliates: Houston Astros (Legends), Colorado Rockies
Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Monday, LH Luis Cruz (3-3, 4.50) vs. RH Nick Schnaitmann (4-1, 1.80); Tuesday, TBA vs. RH Peter Tago (3-4, 6.21); Wednesday, RH Carlos Quevedo (8-5, 3.99) vs. RH Josh Mueller (6-6, 5.15); Thursday, RH Tanner Bushue (6-6, 4.66) vs. RH Josh Slaats (7-2, 4.37).
Tourist to watch: LF Corey Dickerson (6-foot-2, 210 pounds, from Brookhaven, Miss.) leads the league in homers (26) and extra-base hits (57), is second in slugging (.612) and fourth in total bases (213). He also has a five-game hitting streak, going 11-for-23 (.478), with three homers, nine RBI and seven runs. That streak has raised his season average from .271 to .284. Overall, he has driven in 72 runs and scored 69. Dickerson, who bats left-handed and throws righty, was selected by the Rockies in the eighth round of the 2010 draft, out of Meridian (Miss.) Community College. He earned Pioneer League all-star honors last year, batting .348 with 13 HR, 61 RBI and 54 runs over 69 games with the Casper Ghosts.
Legend to watch: Switch-hitting LF/CF Ruben Sosa 5-7, 170, from Lawrence, Mass.) is 3-for-15 (.200), with a double, two RBI, two stolen bases and three runs since joining the Legends. All three hits have come against right-handers. Before coming to Lexington, Sosa played 39 games for the Greeneville Astros of the Appalachian League, batting .248, with six doubles, a triple, 17 RBI, 12 steals and 25 runs. The 20-year-old split time between second base and center field while in the Appalachian League. Selected in the 23rd round of the 2011 draft, out of Oklahoma City University, Sosa is a native of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. He moved to the U.S. at age 12. Sosa batted .389 with five homers and 42 RBI last season, leading Oklahoma City in hits (78), triples (5) and steals (44). He led the Stars to the NAIA World Series, batting .375, with nine hits, three RBI and six runs over nine post-season games.
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