The Charleston RiverDogs are famed for their minor league baseball promotions but the South Atlantic League club gets an unplanned gift tonight: Dylan Bundy Night.
Bundy, perhaps the top pitching prospect in baseball, will take the mound for the Delmarva Shorebirds in the 7:05 p.m. game against the RiverDogs at Riley Park.
Bundy, a 19-year-old right-hander, received a $4 million bonus last summer as the fourth overall pick in the 2011 Major League Draft. The Baltimore Orioles prospect is 0-0 this season with a 0.00 earned run average, but those aren’t the most impressive numbers: Bundy has given up only one hit in 17 innings with 25 strikeouts and two walks.
South Atlantic League hitters are 1-for-50 against him.
At Owasso High School outside of Tulsa, Okla., last season, Bundy went 11-0 with a 0.20 earned run average as a senior.
But he will get quite a challenge tonight. Charleston is 20-8 this season, best in the league.
Delmarva is 14-15. Reach Gene Sapakoff at 937-5593 or on Twitter @ sapakoff