Grizzlies today: Fresno looks to extend its dominance over Albuquerque, with the Grizzlies sending their most effective pitcher this month to the mound in LH Brett Oberholtzer (5-3, 4.20 ERA). The 26-year-old is 2-0 with a 0.63 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 141/3 innings in August. He will face fellow lefty John Lannan (6-6, 5.37). Fresno leads the season series 9-1, including seven straight wins. First pitch is at 5:35 p.m.
Wednesday recap: Mark Appel struck out eight and held the Isotopes to four hits and one run in eight innings as the Grizzlies captured an 8-2 victory. The Grizzlies finished with 11 hits.
Stat of the day: .167 — Grizzlies 1B Jon Singleton at the plate (4 for 24) since his return to the team Aug. 3 from a call-up to parent club Houston. He has a .276 on-base percentage, no homers, one run and three RBIs. He also has racked up 10strikeouts compared to four walks.