Starting lineups for Thursday’s Eastern League game between the Bowie Baysox and the Erie SeaWolves at Jerry Uht Park:
Bowie Baysox (2-5): 1. Buck Britton LF, 2. L.J. Hoes CF, 3. Zelous Wheeler 3B, 4. Manny Machado SS, 5. Tyler Townsend DH, 6. Caleb Joseph C, 7. Robbie Widlansky RF, 8. Brandon Waring 1B, 9. Jonathan Schoop 2B.
Starting pitcher: Jacob Petit LH (0-0, 3.00 ERA).
Erie SeaWolves (2-3): 1. Jamie Johnson CF, 2. Niuman Romero SS, 3. Tony Plagman LF, 4. Rawley Bishop 3B, 5. Jordan Lennerton 1B, 6. Bryan Pounds DH, 7. Rob Brantly C, 8. Brandon Douglas 2B, 9. Michael Rockett RF.
Starting pitcher: Jay Voss LH (0-1, 9.64 ERA).
– Mike Copper
Thanks to Wednesday’s postponed game at Binghamton, Erie SeaWolves pitcher Jay Voss will start the team’s 2012 Eastern League opener and today’s home opener at Jerry Uht Park.
Voss got an extra day to prepare for his second start. The left-hander was roughed up April 5, when he allowed five runs and eight hits to the Altoona Curve in their 7-4 victory at Peoples Natural Gas Field.
The SeaWolves and Baysox will play at Uht Park through Sunday. Thursday and Friday’s game have first pitches scheduled for 6:35 p.m., with Saturday’s and Sunday’s at 1:35 p.m.
Probable pitchers for the series are: Bowie LH Jacob Petit (0-0, 3.00 ERA) vs. Erie LH Jay Voss (0-1, 9.64) on Thursday; LH Cole McCurry (0-1, 5.40) vs. RH Zack Segovia (0-1, 5.79) on Friday; RH Zach Clark (0-1, 7.94) vs. Jared Wesson (1-0, 1.80) on Saturday; and RH Tim Bascom (1-0, 2.25) vs. LH Kelvin De La Cruz (0-0, 2.08) on Sunday.
SeaWolves manager Chris Cron had no update on Ben Guez’s status before Thursday’s game. The outfielder was placed on the disabled list April 5 with a hamstring pull he suffered late in spring training.
Guez has played portions of his last two seasons with Erie. The Detroit Tigers’ 2008 draft pick hit .299 in 38 games for the 2011 SeaWolves.
C.J. Cron, son of SeaWolves manager Chris Cron, had the best game of his brief professional career Tuesday.
Cron, playing for the Single-A Inland Empire 66ers, finished 5-for-5 in a 7-2 California League victory at Lake Elsinore. The Los Angeles Angels’ first-round pick in the 2011 amateur draft hit a home run and drove in four runs.
Two former SeaWolves helped the Tigers rebound from Wednesday’s ninth-inning collapse to the Tampa Bay Rays.
Brennan Boesch, on his 27th birthday, recorded two two-run singles in Detroit’s 7-2 victory over the Rays on Thursday afternoon at Comerica Park. Starting pitcher Drew Smyly, in his Major League Baseball debut, allowed one run in four-plus innings.