The Revs released RHP Corey Walter & LHP Ian Thomas prior to Sunday’s game. Walter is heading home to finish school this fall, and Thomas was coming off a shoulder injury that wiped out his last two seasons, and struggled to get built up as a starter. The Revs have signed a pair of young RHPs who will make their debuts on this road trip in Ricky Schafer and Joe Jones.
Schafer is a 26-year-old from Mission Viejo, CA who began his pro career in the Pacific Association before pitching in the Can-Am League last season. He has also established himself as one of the top starters in the Empire League the last two years, going a combined 13-2 with an ERA in the low 2.00s. Schafer will make his debut on Thursday night at Somerset.
Jones is a 6’5 righty from Cookeville, TN who has seen time in the American Association, Pacific Association, and Frontier League. He’ll make his Atlantic League debut Friday night at New Britain.
Here are tonight’s game notes for the opener at Somerset, including lots of nuggets from Sunday’s 19-1 thrashing of the Bees: 7-30-19 at SOM