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Pregame notes: X-Men Night, Sky Sox starting rotation

Published: July 27, 2013, 5:33 pm, by Joe Paisley

xmennightIt’s X-Men Night for tonight’s 6:05 p.m. game against Fresno, which scored seven in the top of the ninth to prevail Friday night.

Right-hander Cory Riordan (4-3, 7.38 ERA) is scheduled to take on Fresno righty Mitch Lively (3-4, 6.00).  There will be postgame fireworks as well and plenty of good seats remain available at Security Service Field.

Pitcher notes

Righty Jeff Manship (5-8, 5.46 ERA) will start at 5:05 p.m. Sunday against a Fresno foe to be determined. Righty Chris Volstad (5-3, 4.91) closes out the homestand at 12:05 p.m. Monday. The scheduled time moved up 30 minutes to help the Sky Sox make a flight to New Orleans.  … Righty Mitchell Boggs, 29, was optioned down to Colorado Springs to make room for Rockies’ Saturday starter Collin McHugh. Boggs made two appearances for the Rockies after being acquired from the Cardinals on July 9.  After the trade, he was sent to Double-A Tulsa where he made four appearances converting one save in six innings (1.50 ERA).  The Dalton, Ga. native has in 234 career Major League games with 15 starts and has gone 13-15 with six saves and a 4.13 ERA.