After a league-wide day off for Tuesday's Major League Baseball All-Star Game, the West Virginia Power begins a seven-game homestand tonight, hosting the Savannah SandGnats at 7:05 at Appalachian Power Park.The Power (12-11 second half) is in third place in the South Atlantic League's Northern Division, 21/2 games behind division-leading Hickory.Savannah, which won the Southern Division's first-half title to nail down a playoff berth, is 10-12 in the second half, 31/2 games behind the division-leading Lexington Legends.Right-hander Tyler Glasnow, who owns a 5-2 record with a 2.48 earned run average, will start for the Power.
The SandGnats will be here the next three nights, followed by a four-game home set between the Power and the Kannapolis (N.C.) Intimidators starting Saturday.After an off day July 24, the Power hits the road for four games at the Lexington (Ky.) Legends then heads home to finish out the month against the Delmarva (Md.) Shorebirds for three games.Power second baseman Dilson Herrera and former Power outfielder Gregory Polanco each saw action in the 2013 Futures Game on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field in New York.Polanco, a the 2012 Topps SAL Player of the Year, started in centerfield and went 0-1 with a walk over 51/2 innings of play. Herrera entered the game as a defensive replacement in the bottom of the sixth and went 0-1 at the plate. The U.S. beat the World team 4-2 with Arizona prospect Matt Davidson earning the MVP award.