A full slate of night games tonight.
Among the interesting matchups is Sonny Gray for the A’s vs. the BSOHL All-Star Aaron Sanchez. A battle of Jons in Cincinnati, one you’ve heard of, one you probably haven’t. Jonathon Niese is going too. I feel like he used to be a Jon, but the probables list him as “Jonathan.” Another Jon is pitching in Colorado.
Bunch of parents prejudiced against the letter “h” I guess. Well, not Zach Davies’ parents. They went with the “h” instead of the “k” which has become far more prominent. He’s pitching tonight. No Zacks though.
In other name news, this will be the 214th start from the same man named “Gio” without it being interrupted by any other Gios starting. That has to be some kind of record. We have a Jarred going. Tough name. A lot of different ways to spell it. Between that and the Derek/Derrick problems that have plagued the league for a good two decades, it’s almost impossible to write about baseball correctly. My job is really hard you guys.
Minnesota Twins (Kyle Gibson) @ Washington Nationals (Gio Gonzalez), 7:05 PM EDT, Nationals Park
Tampa Bay Rays (Matt Moore) @ New York Yankees (CC Sabathia), 7:05 PM EDT, Yankee Stadium
Oakland Athletics (Sonny Gray) @ Toronto Blue Jays (Aaron Sanchez), 7:07 PM EDT, Rogers Centre
Chicago Cubs (Jon Lester) @ Cincinnati Reds (Jon Moscot), Great American Ball Park
Cleveland Indians (Josh Tomlin) @ Detroit Tigers (Justin Verlander), 7:10 PM EDT, Comerica Park
New York Mets (Matt Harvey) @ Atlanta Braves (Bud Norris), 7:35 PM EDT, Turner Field
Boston Red Sox (Steven Wright) @ Houston Astros (Collin McHugh), 8:10 PM EDT, Minute Maid Park
Philadelphia Phillies (Aaron Nola) @ Milwaukee Brewers (Zach Davies), 8:10 PM EDT, Miller Park
Texas Rangers (Martin Perez) @ Chicago White Sox (Jose Quintana), 8:10 PM EDT, U.S. Cellular Field
Baltimore Orioles (Yovani Gallardo) @ Kansas City Royals (Chris Young), 8:15 PM EDT, Kauffman Stadium
Los Angeles Dodgers (Scott Kazmir) @ Colorado Rockies (Jon Gray), 8:40 PM EDT, Coors Field
Pittsburgh Pirates (Jonathan Niese) @ Arizona Diamondbacks (Patrick Corbin), 9:40 PM EDT, Chase Field
Seattle Mariners (Felix Hernandez) @ Los Angeles Angels (Nick Tropeano), 10:05 PM EDT, Angel Stadium of Anaheim
Miami Marlins (Jarred Cosart) @ San Francisco Giants (Jeff Samardzija), 10:15 PM EDT, AT&T Park