Starting lineups for Tuesday’s Eastern League game between the New Britain Rock Cats and the Erie SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park:
New Britain Rock Cats (55-53): 1. Brian Dozier SS, 2. Chris Herrmann C, 3. Joe Benson CF, 4. Chris Parmalee 1B, 5. Yangervis Solarte 2B, 6. Deibinson Romero 3B, 7. Evan Bigley RF, 8. Nate Hanson DH, 9. Mark Dolenc LF.
Starting pitcher: Bobby Lanigan RH (6-8, 4.39 ERA).
Erie SeaWolves (51-57): 1. Jamie Johnson CF, 2. Justin Henry LF, 3. Rawley Bishop 1B, 4. Bryan Pounds 3B, 5. Audy Ciriaco SS, 6. Deik Scram DH, 7. Brandon Douglas 2B, 8. Bryan Holaday C, 9. Brent Wyatt RF.
Starting pitcher: Brooks Brown RH (2-6, 6.33 ERA).
– Mike Copper
The New Britain Rock Cats make their lone series appearance at Jerry Uht Park when they play the new-look Erie SeaWolves in the first of three games Tuesday night.
Erie’s roster is significantly, if not radically different, than the list of players who were available for Wednesday’s 4-2 home loss to Richmond.
Gone is Jacob Turner. The Detroit Tigers summoned the touted right-hander to be their starting pitcher for Saturday’s nationally-televised home game against the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
Gone is Francisco Martinez. The third baseman was part of a deal that saw Detroit send him and former SeaWolves Charles Furbush and Casper Wells to the Seattle Mariners organization the day before Major League Baseball’s trading deadline.
Gone is Ben Guez. The outfielder was promoted to Triple-A Toledo for the second time this season.
Gone is Michael Bertram. The veteran first baseman/designated hitter was released after Wednesday’s game.
Gone is Luis Marte. The reliever’s call-up to the Mud Hens means that Austin Wood should be Erie’s regular closer.
Taking Turner’s roster spot is Drew Smyly. The left-hander, chosen by Detroit in the second round of the 2010 amateur draft, dazzled in his Double-A debut with seven shutout innings of Akron on Saturday.
The Tigers also promoted left-handed reliever Ryan Robowski and outfielder Brent Wyatt from Single-A Lakeland (Fla.) to claim the spots vacated by Martinez and Guez.
Robowski is a Uniontown native. The 23-year-old left-hander signed with the Tigers organization in the offseason after the Arizona Diamondbacks released their 2009 draft pick.
Robowski was 2-1 with two saves for the 2011 Flying Tigers. He’s yet to pitch for Erie, even though he’s made one appearance in a Toledo uniform.
Wyatt, 26, played in two games for Erie earlier this year, and 16 in 2010. He was hitting .290 for Lakeland at the time of his weekend promotion.
Infielder Cale Iorg also returns to Uht Park on Tuesday for his first home game there since being promoted to Toledo late last year. Iorg was recalled to the SeaWolves for their weekend series at Akron.
Erie (51-57) goes into the New Britain series on a three-game winning streak. The Rock Cats come from Connecticut at 55-53, four games behind first-place New Hampshire in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division standings.
All three games in the series have scheduled starts of 7:05 p.m. The probable starters are: New Britain RH Bobby Lanigan (6-8, 4.39 ERA) vs. Erie RH Brooks Brown (2-6, 6.33 ERA) today; RH David Bromberg (1-1, 3.76) vs. LH Casey Crosby (6-5, 4.19) on Wednesday; and LH Blake Martin (1-3, 5.08) vs. LH Jay Voss (6-5, 3.80) on Thursday.
Two Western Division competitors were cited as the league’s latest player and pitcher of the week honorees.
Bowie outfielder L.J. Hoes, playing for his hometown team, is the league’s player of the week after he hit .462 over an eight-game span that ended Sunday. Harrisburg right-hander Tanner Roark helped the Senators remain atop the division standings with a 1.88 earned-run average over his two victories.
The first 1,000 fans age 14 and over who attend Thursday’s game between Erie and New Britain will receive a free SeaWolves T-shirt, courtesy of the Erie Federal Credit Union.
The shirt’s design was determined through online fan voting earlier this season.