Game #16 Preview – Dash vs. Salem

Game #16 – Home Game #9
Winston-Salem Dash (4-11) vs. Salem Red Sox (8-7)
Saturday, April 19 – 7:00 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash fell to Salem 8-2 on Friday night for their fifth straight loss and fourth consecutive setback at BB&T Ballpark. Red Sox starter Brian Johnson had a perfect game through six innings.

Jacob May (above) and Tim Anderson have switched places in the order for Saturday's game (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Jacob May (above) and Tim Anderson have switched places in the order for Saturday’s game (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

STARTING LINEUP:

Tim Anderson – SS
Jacob May – CF
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Jason Coats – RF
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Michael Marjama – C
Nick Basto – 3B
Adam Heisler – DH
Mike Recchia – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • With Friday’s loss to Salem, the Dash have now lost four consecutive games at BB&T Ballpark. Since the facility opened in 2010, Winston-Salem has lost five in a row at home only once: August 6-16, 2013.
  • Shortstop Tim Anderson ended the Salem perfect game bid on Friday with a one-out single to left field against reliever Dayan Diaz. Winston-Salem has not been victimized by a no-hitter since July 3, 2003, when Frederick’s John Maine shut down the Warthogs in a seven-inning game.
  • Outfielder Courtney Hawkins snapped an 86-inning Dash homerless drought when he blasted a solo shot to left field in the ninth inning Friday night. The 20-year-old has slugged all four Winston-Salem home runs this season.
  • Third baseman Nick Basto’s RBI double in the eighth inning Friday ended Salem’s bid for a shutout. It was the 20-year-old’s first run-scoring hit in eight games, when he had an RBI double during a 12-11 loss at Salem on April 8.
  • With three errors Friday night, the Dash are now tied with the Lake Elsinore Storm (High-A, San Diego) of the California League for the most in Minor League Baseball. Both teams have made 31 defensive miscues this season.
  • The Dash have allowed 73 runs this season, which is the second-highest total in the Carolina League, but only 44 of those runs are earned, the circuit’s third-fewest. The 29 unearned runs are the most in Minor League Baseball. The Tampa Yankees (High-A, New York Yankees) of the Florida State League have the next-highest total with 23.
  • Probable starting pitcher Mike Recchia will toe the rubber for the third time this season. In his last outing, the 25-year-old tossed five and two-third shutout innings at Wilmington, surrendering only two hits and three walks while striking out seven. He was the winning pitcher in a 1-0 Dash victory last Sunday. Recchia is 1-1 with a 6.48 ERA this season.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s tilt is available live via telecast on My 48 (WMYV-TV) in Winston-Salem, with Brian Boesch and Lary Sorensen on the call. The game is also live on wsdash.com/broadcast, with Dave Polaski providing play-by-play.

- Dave

More moves in the Dash’s bullpen

Dash righty Brandon Hardin is heading to the seven-day disabled list (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Dash righty Brandon Hardin is heading to the seven-day disabled list (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Two days after receiving left-hander Sean Bierman from Low-A Kannapolis, the Dash have added another former Intimidator southpaw to their bullpen. Sean Hagan will make his first trip to High-A, the White Sox announced Saturday morning. To make room for Hagan, the Sox placed right-hander Brandon Hardin on the disabled list, retroactive to Thursday.

A 31st-round pick from 2013, Hagan spent all of last season with short-season Great Falls, amassing a 6.19 earned run average in 17 relief efforts. He broke camp with Kannapolis and performed well in four outings. The St. John’s product surrendered just two runs in seven and two-thirds innings against South Atlantic League hitters.

Hardin, who has been a strong arm in the Dash’s bullpen over the last 12 months, has also made four appearances thus far this season. In three and a third innings, the Pinckneyville, Ill., native has given up just one run. Hardin’s last outing was last Saturday at Wilmington.

With the moves, the Dash’s roster sits at the Carolina League maximum of 25 players, along with four men on the disabled list. Stay tuned for a full preview of tonight’s game between the Dash and Salem Red Sox.

- Brian

Game #15 Preview – Dash vs. Salem

Game #15 – Home Game #8
Winston-Salem Dash (4-10) vs. Salem Red Sox (7-7)
Friday, April 18 – 7:00 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash will try to shake off the second opposing sweep in BB&T Ballpark history and snap a four-game losing skid, beginning a four-game series against the Salem Red Sox. Winston-Salem lost to Frederick, 7-3 on Thursday night.

Braulio Ortiz would be fifth in the CL in ERA if he had enough innings to qualify (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Braulio Ortiz would be fifth in the CL in ERA if he had enough innings to qualify (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Tim Anderson – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Jason Coats – RF
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Martin Medina – C
Nick Basto – 3B
Grant Buckner – DH
Braulio Ortiz – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • With his third inning triple on Thursday, shortstop Tim Anderson moved into a tie for the Carolina League lead in three-baggers with Myrtle Beach’s Chris Garia. The 20-year-old also shares the circuit’s lead in doubles (6) and extra-base hits (9).
  • Outfielder Courtney Hawkins continue to lead the Carolina League in RBIs with 15. Myrtle Beach’s Joey Gallo sits in second place with 13 runs driven in, and Gallo’s teammate Preston Beck is third with 10 RBIs.
  • The Dash have had a power outage in recent days. Their last home run occurred 78 innings ago, and it came off the bat of Hawkins during the April 8 game at Salem in a 9-8 setback.
  • The Dash allowed two unearned runs to score against Frederick Thursday night, pushing their Minor League Baseball-leading total to 26 this season. The Tampa Yankees (High-A, New York Yankees) of the Florida State League have the next-highest total with 23 unearned runs surrendered.
  • Winston-Salem has boasted the best record in the Carolina League (385-323-1) since becoming the Dash in 2009, but they have traditionally run into trouble against Salem. The Dash own a 46-56-1 record against the Red Sox, and have not won a series against their division rival since a rain-shortened two-game set from May 21-23, 2013.
  • Probable starting pitcher Braulio Ortiz will make his third start of the season. In his last outing, the 22-year-old allowed three runs (one earned) on two hits in five innings at Wilmington last Saturday. He suffered the loss in a 4-0 contest. For the season, Ortiz is 0-1 with a 0.96 ERA.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 6:45 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 7 p.m. Every Dash home game is also available on MiLB.tv.

- Dave

A rare sight at BB&T Ballpark

The Dash have done plenty of high-fiving at BB&T Ballpark (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

The Dash have done plenty of high-fiving at BB&T Ballpark (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Since moving into BB&T Ballpark for the 2010 season, the Dash have quickly made the downtown facility one of the most-feared destinations for opposing teams.

Winston-Salem has posted the fourth-best home record in full-season Minor League Baseball during the BB&T Ballpark era, entering tonight with a 173-115 (.601) mark. Only the Savannah Sand Gnats (Low-A, San Francisco) of the South Atlantic League (172-110, .610), the Durham Bulls (Triple-A, Tampa Bay) of the International League (181-116, .609) and the Hagerstown Suns (Low-A, Washington) of the South Atlantic League (170-112, .603) have better winning percentages at home during that span.

While all teams will have the occasional hiccups at their ballpark, the Dash have done an incredible job of bouncing back from lackluster performances. In BB&T Ballpark’s history, Winston-Salem has only been swept twice in 86 previous series!

Unfortunately, one of those sweeps just occurred this week. The Frederick Keys won three straight in the Triad, capturing both ends of Wednesday’s doubleheader, 5-3 and 2-0, before leaving town with a 7-3 victory Thursday night.

The only other sweep came at the hands of the eventual Carolina League champion Salem Red Sox on August 14-16, 2013. The Dash put up a great fight in all three games, losing 5-4 in 10 innings during the opener before being dealt consecutive 2-1 setbacks. This first sweep did not take place until the 82nd series in the facility’s history.

There have been eight other attempts to sweep Winston-Salem within their home confines, and the Dash have emerged victorious on each occasion. In those contests, Winston-Salem outscored their opponents by a 58-31 margin.

For comparison’s sake, the Dash have successfully swept their opponent 18 times at BB&T Ballpark. 18-2 is still quite a lopsided score!

The Dash will look to get back to their winning ways tonight, with the beginning of a four-game series against the Salem Red Sox. We will have a preview of tonight’s game later on the blog.

- Dave

Game #14 Preview – Dash vs. Frederick

Game #14 – Home Game #7
Winston-Salem Dash (4-9) vs. Frederick Keys (5-8)
Thursday, April 17 – 7:00 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash look to snap a three-game losing streak and avoid a rare home sweep tonight against Frederick. Winston-Salem dropped both ends of Wednesday’s doubleheader to the Keys by scores of 5-3 and 2-0.

Tony Bucciferro will make his third start of the season on Thursday night (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Tony Bucciferro will make his third start of the season on Thursday night (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Tim Anderson – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Jason Coats – RF
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Michael Marjama – C
Grant Buckner – 3B
Adam Heisler – DH
Tony Bucciferro – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • Tonight’s clash with Frederick marks the 10th time that a Dash opponent has attempted to sweep Winston-Salem at BB&T Ballpark. The Dash have avoided a sweep during the first eight tries, but the Salem Red Sox completed the feat last August.
  • With his 1-for-3 performance in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, catcher Michael Marjama now has hits in six of the seven games in which he has played this season.
  • Since moving into BB&T Ballpark for the 2010 season, the Dash have boasted the third-best home record in full-season Minor League Baseball. Including the six home contests this season, Winston-Salem is 173-114 (.603) at BB&T Ballpark.
  • Thanks to Frederick’s five unearned runs during Wednesday’s doubleheader, the Dash have now allowed 24 unearned runs this season, the most in Minor League Baseball. The Tampa Yankees (High-A, New York Yankees) of the Florida State League have the next-highest total, with 20.
  • Left-handed reliever Jefferson Olacio tossed three scoreless innings during the second game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, surrendering only one hit and a hit batter while striking out four. In four appearances this season, the 20-year-old has posted a 0.96 ERA in nine and one-third innings, with 14 strikeouts.
  • Dash starter Tony Bucciferro will get the ball for the third time this season. In his last outing, the 24-year-old was saddled with the loss against Wilmington, allowing four runs and six hits in six innings during a 5-0 setback. Bucciferro is 0-1 with a 3.00 ERA in 2014.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game will be broadcast live on 600 AM-WSJS in the Winston-Salem area, as is the case with every Thursday game throughout the season. Fans from outside the Winston-Salem area can catch the action on wsjs.com, with a special extended pregame show starting shortly before 6 p.m. Every Dash home game is also available on MiLB.tv.

- Dave

Winston-Salem tweaks bullpen

After two outings in Kannapolis, southpaw Sean Bierman has made the leap to the Dash (photo via the Kannapolis Intimidators).

After two outings in Kannapolis, southpaw Sean Bierman has made the leap to the Dash (photo via the Kannapolis Intimidators).

The Dash’s roster has not changed much thus far this season, but the White Sox did announce a pair of promotions affecting the Winston-Salem bullpen on Thursday afternoon. Evan Crawford has jumped up to Double-A Birmingham after two efforts in the Carolina League, while fellow southpaw Sean Bierman has earned a spot in the Dash’s clubhouse after starting the season in Low-A Kannapolis.

Crawford, who logged 10 appearances with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2012, joined the White Sox organization via the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft. He tossed two and two-thirds innings with Winston-Salem over two outings and surrendered two runs (one earned) on one hit. He will head to the Double-A level, where he has made 80 appearances over his seven-season minor league career.

Thanks to this promotion, the Dash have added another left-hander in Bierman, who made two starts with the Intimidators to begin the season. Bierman, who went 0-1 with a 7.00 earned run average in those efforts, was 11-8 with a 3.00 ERA in 31 outings with the Tampa Bay organization. He came over to the White Sox from the Rays as one of the players to be named later in the Jesse Crain trade, which was agreed to in July and completed in October.

As a result, the Dash’s roster remains at 25, with 13 of those men being pitchers. Winston-Salem aims to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Frederick Keys tonight at 7. A full preview is on the way later.

- Brian

Doubleheader Preview – Dash vs. Frederick

UPDATE – 1:20 p.m.

Here is the Dash’s lineup for the finale of this twin bill, which follows Frederick’s 5-3 victory in the opener.

Jacob May – DH
Adam Heisler – CF
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Martin Medina – C
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Grant Buckner – RF
Nick Basto – 3B
Michael Johnson – SS
Bryan Blough – RHP

Games #12/13 – Home Games #5/6
Winston-Salem Dash (4-7) vs. Frederick Keys (3-8)
Wednesday, April 16 – 11 a.m. (Doubleheader)
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash begin a seven-game homestand with a doubleheader against Frederick today at BB&T Ballpark. The Dash and Keys’ contest Tuesday was washed out due to rain.

Brad Goldberg will toe the rubber for Winston-Salem in the opener Wednesday (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Brad Goldberg will toe the rubber for Winston-Salem in the opener Wednesday (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

GAME ONE STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Tim Anderson – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Jason Coats – RF
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Michael Marjama – C
Nick Basto – 3B
Grant Buckner – DH
Brad Goldberg – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • After scoring 23 runs during their three-game series at Salem last week, the Dash could only muster two runs in the four-game set at Wilmington. That is the lowest scoring output for a series in the Dash era (2009-present), eclipsing the old mark of three runs against Wilmington from April 29-May 1, 2011.
  • During their seven-game road trip, Winston-Salem scored the opening run twice, winning both of those contests. The Dash are 2-0 this season when scoring first and 2-7 when the opponent draws first blood.
  • With his run-producing single in the eighth inning Monday night, outfielder Courtney Hawkins continued to lead the Carolina League in RBIs. The 20-year-old has now driven in 15 runs during the season, three more than Joey Gallo of Myrtle Beach.
  • This will be the first meeting of the season between the Dash and Frederick Keys. Last year, Winston-Salem went 12-8 against Frederick, but only 5-5 at BB&T Ballpark. Since 2012, the Dash have a 23-16 record against the Keys.
  • The Dash took part in five doubleheaders in 2013, posting a 6-5 overall record in those contests. This record does include the back end of a twin bill getting washed out due to rain in Salem on May 23.
  • Brad Goldberg is the scheduled starting pitcher for the opening game of the doubleheader, and he will toe the rubber for the third time this season. In his last outing, the 24-year-old was roughed up for six runs and eight hits in a career-high four and one-third innings at Salem last Thursday, but ended up with a no-decision in the 9-8 loss.
  • Bryan Blough is scheduled to get the ball for the second game against Frederick. The 24-year-old has appeared in three games out of the bullpen this season, posting a 2.45 ERA in three and two-third innings. Blough led the Carolina League in starts (28) and innings pitched (172.2) in 2013.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Today’s doubleheader is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 10:45 a.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 11. The opening pitch of second game will take place approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of the first game.

- Dave

A look around the White Sox system

Each team in the system is at least 10 games into the season, so let’s spin around the organization and see how each team is doing thus far this season.

MLB: Chicago White Sox (7-6)

Former Dash star Jordan Danks (right) is ready to fill in for Avisail Garcia in the White Sox outfield (photo via chicagonow.com).

Former Dash star Jordan Danks (right) is ready to fill in for Avisail Garcia in the White Sox outfield (photo via chicagonow.com).

Chris Sale improved to 3-0 this season after Friday’s outing against the Indians, but the White Sox bats played a big role in the outcome. Sale grinded through five innings, allowing three runs and six hits while striking out five. The ace spoke with the Chicago Sun-Times following his start.

Infielder Marcus Semien has played well of late, recording hits in nine of his last ten games. Among those was this solo homer on Sunday against Cleveland:

In this whitesox.com article, learn more about Erik Johnson’s standing in the Chicago pitching rotation. Plus, Semien takes part in Jackie Robinson Day festivities on Tuesday and who Sale credits for the development of his changeup:

Thanks to the season-ending shoulder injury to Avisail Garcia, outfielder Jordan Danks was called up from Triple-A Charlotte to help fill the void. The Dash alumnus spoke with CSN Chicago about the opportunity:

Triple-A: Charlotte Knights (6-6)

Catcher Josh Phegley is off to a solid start in 2014. His .286 batting average currently ranks second on the team among qualifying players, and he has scored four runs in eight games.

The other BB&T Ballpark looks pretty darn good, too (photo via Charlotte Knights).

The other BB&T Ballpark looks pretty darn good, too (photo via Charlotte Knights).

The Knights opened their sparkling new Uptown Charlotte facility, the second BB&T Ballpark, on Friday night against the Norfolk Tides. For a recap of their historic evening, click here.

Double-A: Birmingham Barons (5-5)

The defending Southern League champions won three of five games against the Jacksonville Suns to reach the .500 mark. The Barons were washed out at Mobile on Monday night, so a doubleheader is on tap this evening.

Former Dash outfielder Trayce Thompson was recently profiled on MiLB.com talking about some of the valuable lessons he learned during Spring Training with the White Sox.

Low-A: Kannapolis Intimidators (4-7)

The Intimidators were swept in a four-game series at Greenville this weekend, the last contest a heartbreaking 5-4 setback to the Drive in 14 innings. Kannapolis looks to regain its footing this week in Hickory. That series opener was also postponed, so the Intimidators and Crawdads will play two this evening.

Infielder Cleuluis Rondon continues his development at the Low-A level. The Venezuelan native, who celebrated his 20th birthday on Sunday, is batting .298 with six RBIs, three runs scored and three stolen bases in 11 games.

Stay tuned for a preview of tonight’s homestand opener against Frederick.

- Dave

Game #11 Preview – Dash at Wilmington

Game #11 – Road Game #7
Winston-Salem Dash (4-6) at Wilmington Blue Rocks (4-6)
Monday, April 14 – 6:35 p.m.
Frawley Stadium (Wilmington, DE)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash conclude their seven-game road trip Monday evening at Wilmington. Winston-Salem edged the Blue Rocks 1-0 on Sunday afternoon, and will try to salvage a split in the four-game series at Frawley Stadium.

Jacob May posted a three-hit game in Sunday's victory at Wilmington (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Jacob May posted a three-hit game in Sunday’s victory at Wilmington (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Tim Anderson – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Jason Coats – RF
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Martin Medina – C
Nick Basto – 3B
Grant Buckner – DH
J.B. Wendelken – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • With their third-inning run on Sunday afternoon, the Dash snapped a franchise record for futility. Winston-Salem had gone 23 innings without tallying a run, having last scored in the seventh inning on Thursday at Salem. The previous Dash-era record for consecutive scoreless offensive innings was 19, which happened twice in 2009.
  • Sunday’s game marked the first shutout victory for the Dash since August 28, 2013 versus Potomac (5-0) at BB&T Ballpark. It was their first road blanking since July 31, 2013 at Myrtle Beach (3-0). Since becoming the Dash in 2009, Winston-Salem boasts the best shutout record in the Carolina League with a 53-34 (.609) mark.
  • With his run-scoring double on Sunday, shortstop Tim Anderson now leads the Carolina League in extra-base hits with eight. He shares the top spot in doubles (6) with Wilmington’s Zane Evans, and is tied for the league lead in triples (2) with teammate Adam Heisler and Carolina’s Jeremy Lucas.
  • Despite a recent 0-for-8 funk, outfielder Courtney Hawkins still ranks at or near the top of the Carolina League in several offensive categories. The 20-year-old leads the league with 14 RBIs, ranks second in slugging percentage (.658), second in extra-base hits (7), tied for second in home runs (3) and 10th in batting average (.316).
  • Dash reliever Euclides Leyer is one of five qualifying pitchers in the Carolina League with a 0.00 ERA. The 21-year-old struck out four batters and surrendered just one hit in two and two-third innings on Sunday, and has not allowed a run in nine and one-third innings pitched this season (four appearances).
  • In the first 10 games of the season for the Dash, four have been decided by one run. Winston-Salem has posted a 2-2 mark in those contests. Both wins have come against Wilmington, while both losses were at the hands of Salem.
  • Probable starting pitcher J.B. Wendelken earned his first professional win as a starter in his last outing.The 21-year-old was perfect through the first four innings at Salem last Wednesday, finishing the evening with two runs and four hits allowed in six innings pitched.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Today’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 6:20 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 6:35.

- Dave

Game #10 Preview – Dash at Wilmington

Game #10 – Road Game #6
Winston-Salem Dash (3-6) at Wilmington Blue Rocks (4-5)
Sunday, April 13 – 1:35 p.m.
Frawley Stadium (Wilmington, DE)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash look to snap a three-game losing streak Sunday afternoon in the third of a four-game series against Wilmington. Winston-Salem was shut out by the Blue Rocks for the second time in a row last night, 4-0.

Tommy Thompson made some changes to his lineup to try to snap out of this offensive funk (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Manager Tommy Thompson made some changes to his lineup to try to snap out of this offensive funk (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Tim Anderson – SS
Courtney Hawkins – DH
Jason Coats – RF
Michael Marjama – 1B
Martin Medina – C
Adam Heisler – LF
Nick Basto – 3B
Michael Johnson – 2B
Mike Recchia – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • Winston-Salem has not scored a run since the sixth inning of Thursday’s 9-8 loss at Salem, a span of 21 innings. That is a new Dash-era record for futility, surpassing the old record of 19 innings, which was set twice in 2009.
  • The Dash have been shut out in consecutive games for the first time since August 23-24, 2009, when they were blanked 6-0 at Lynchburg and then 7-0 at Salem. Since becoming the Dash in 2009, this is the first time the same team has shut them out on consecutive days.
  • With his 0-for-3 outing on Saturday, outfielder Courtney Hawkins had his career-high nine-game hitting streak come to an end. The 20-year-old Hawkins and Frederick’s Glynn Davis were the only two Carolina League batters to record a hit in each of the first eight games of the season.
  • Despite the back-to-back shutouts, Courtney Hawkins still comfortably leads the Carolina League in RBIs (14). It’s tied for the third-best mark in Minor League Baseball, trailing only Marquez Smith (16) of High-A Bakersfield in the California League and Bryan Peterson (15) of Triple-A Round Rock in the Pacific Coast League.
  • The Dash committed two more errors last night, resulting in three unearned runs for the Blue Rocks. Winston-Salem has allowed a league-high 48 runs this season, and 18 of them (38%) have been unearned.
  • Winston-Salem has now made 19 defensive miscues through nine games. That leads the Carolina League, and ranks fourth in Minor League Baseball. The Lake Elsinore Storm (High-A, San Diego) of the California League lead the way with 22 errors, the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low-A, San Diego) of the Midwest League have made 21, and the Midland Rockhounds (Double-A, Oakland) of the Texas League have committed 20 errors.
  • This afternoon, the Dash will be playing their second day game of the season. Last Sunday, Winston-Salem bested Wilmington 7-1 in a matinee affair at BB&T Ballpark. In 2013, the Dash went 13-11 in day games, including a 6-4 road record.
  • Probable starting pitcher Mike Recchia will take the ball for the second time this season. In his 2014 debut last Tuesday, the 25-year-old gave up six runs and seven hits in two and two-third innings at Salem, suffering the loss in a 12-11 setback.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Today’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 1:20 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 1:35.

- Dave

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