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.
Oakland Athletics (Sonny Gray) @ Toronto Blue Jays (Aaron Sanchez), 7:07 PM EDT, Rogers Centre
Philadelphia Phillies (Aaron Nola) @ Milwaukee Brewers (Zach Davies), 8:10 PM EDT, Miller Park
Baltimore Orioles (Yovani Gallardo) @ Kansas City Royals (Chris Young), 8:15 PM EDT, Kauffman Stadium
Seattle Mariners (Felix Hernandez) @ Los Angeles Angels (Nick Tropeano), 10:05 PM EDT, Angel Stadium of Anaheim