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Minor League Ball Gameday: Friday, May 4th, 2018

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Your daily confab for prospect gab

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Detroit Tigers
Andrew Kittredge
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Good afternoon everyone and welcome to the Minor League Ball Gameday discussion thread for Friday, May 4th, 2018.

***Yesterday’s Gameday discussion thread is here.

***Today’s Morning Report is here.

***Today’s minor league schedule and roster of probable starters is here.

***Starters of interest today include Pittsburgh Pirates lefty Taylor Hearn for Double-A Altoona; Chicago Cubs pitching prospect and former LSU star Alex Lange for High-A Myrtle Beach; New York Yankees prospect Chance Adams for Triple-A Scranton; Milwaukee Brewers prospect Marcos Diplan vs. Texas Rangers prospect Michael Matuella in the Carolina/Down East game; Minnesota Twins prospect Brusdar Graterol for Low-A Cedar Rapids; and Los Angeles Dodgers prospect Caleb Ferguson for Double-A Tulsa.

***Today’s MLB schedule and probable pitchers list is here. Rookie Andrew Kittredge will be starting for the Tampa Bay Rays against the Blue Jays, Carson Fulmer of the Chicago White Sox goes up against the Twins, Nick Kingham of the Pirates makes his second MLB start against the Brewers, while rookies Walker Buehler (Dodgers) and Joey Lucchesi (Padres) go to the hill against each other.