Jumbo Shrimp vs. Mobile
When: 5:05 p.m., Friday (first game of doubleheader)
Where: Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville
Probable starters: Pablo Lopez (0-1, 0.35 ERA) vs. Jose Rodriguez (2-4, 4.78 ERA); Kolton Mahoney (2-2, 1.14 ERA) vs. TBA
Turning two: The Jumbo Shrimp returned home Thursday after winning three of five at Montgomery, a nice recovery after losing four of five against visiting Tennessee and all five at Biloxi to begin the month. They play six games in five days — a doubleheader Friday makes up for an April rain out — before an off day Tuesday.
Around the horn: The Jumbo Shrimp roster stands at 24 active players after right-handed pitcher Merandy Gonzalez was placed on Jacksonville's disabled list due to a blood blister on his pitching hand. The move is retroactive to Tuesday. Gonzalez was removed from his start Monday after two scoreless innings because of the issue. At the time, Jumbo Shrimp manager Randy Ready said the decision was precautionary. Gonzalez has spent time with the Jumbo Shrimp and the Miami Marlins this season. He is 0-1 with a 3.75 ERA in 12 innings of work at the Double-A level.
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