A lot of Thursday’s schedule was underway this afternoon, but we still have seven games left this evening.
Pirates starter Ryan Vogelsong will make his return to the mound against the Braves, opposing Tyrell Jenkins in a 7:10 PM EDT start at Turner Field. Vogelsong had been out since May 23 when he took a Jordan Lyles fastball to the face. He suffered multiple facial fractures including the orbital bone around his left eye. Needless to say, it was a scary injury.
Vogelsong started a rehab assignment on July 10 and made four rehab starts in total. He’ll resume play at the big league level with a 3.74 ERA and a 16/10 K/BB ratio in 21 2/3 innings across two starts and 10 relief appearances.
The rest of Thursday evening’s action…
Pittsburgh Pirates (Ryan Vogelsong) @ Atlanta Braves (Tyrell Jenkins), 7:10 PM EDT
Boston Red Sox (Drew Pomeranz) @ Seattle Mariners (Ariel Miranda), 10:10 PM EDT