What’s on Tap: Previewing Thursday evening’s action

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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…

New York Mets (Bartolo Colon) @ New York Yankees (Nathan Eovaldi), 7:05 PM EDT

Oakland Athletics (Jesse Hahn) @ Los Angeles Angels (Ricky Nolasco), 7:05 PM EDT

Texas Rangers (A.J. Griffin) @ Baltimore Orioles (Wade Miley), 7:05 PM EDT

Pittsburgh Pirates (Ryan Vogelsong) @ Atlanta Braves (Tyrell Jenkins), 7:10 PM EDT

Toronto Blue Jays (J.A. Happ) @ Houston Astros (Mike Fiers), 8:10 PM EDT

Los Angeles Dodgers (Kenta Maeda) @ Colorado Rockies (Tyler Chatwood), 8:40 PM EDT

Boston Red Sox (Drew Pomeranz) @ Seattle Mariners (Ariel Miranda), 10:10 PM EDT