What you need to know – doubleheader edition

Winston-Salem and Wilmington square off in a doubleheader tonight, with game one kicking off at 6. Here are some tidbits about last night’s postponement and tonight’s twin bill that fans should know before coming out to BB&T Ballpark:

  • If you had tickets for last night’s game, this article from the Dash’s website contains all the information you need to know. Long story short: you can exchange your tickets from last night for a ticket of equal or lesser value to any game the rest of the season, based on availability. The box office is open throughout the afternoon if you want to exchange seats for tonight’s game, or any game for that matter.
  • Our Primo PINK OUT ceremony will take place during the fifth inning of the first game of tonight’s double dip. As a result, the Dash will don their pink jerseys in game one before changing into their home whites for the night cap.
  • Both games this evening will be seven-inning affairs, with a gap of approximately 30 minutes between the end of the opener and the start of game two. A ticket for tonight will be good for both games.
  • If you are planning on watching the Dash from home, game one of the twin bill will be televised on My 48 in Winston-Salem on tape delay beginning at 7 p.m. Game two will not be televised. You can listen to both games here, while both games will be available on MiLB.tv. However, we have been experiencing some technical difficulties with the video stream, so we apologize if those aren’t corrected by tonight’s game.

Statistically, Chris Beck is the minors’ best pitcher thus far this year (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

Here are a few notes on the Dash in advance of a twin bill in the Triad:

  • Dash righty Chris Beck has yet to surrender an earned run in his first three starts, spanning 18 and two-thirds innings. The Jefferson, Ga., native has logged the most innings in the minor leagues without surrendering an earned run, narrowly beating out John Gast’s 18 innings for Memphis (Triple-A, St. Louis). In the CL, Wilmington’s Kyle Smith, who will start for the Blue Crew in game two, has worked the second-most innings without allowing an earned run, but he has only gone eight and a third frames.
  • Winston-Salem’s pitching staff boasts the CL’s best earned run average (2.79) through 13 games. The Dash trail only Dunedin (2.62), Toronto’s Florida State League affiliate, in ERA among the 30 High-A squads.
  • Outfielder Mark Haddow has hit safely in 11 straight games, which is the longest streak in the league this year. Haddow is hitting .375 (15-for-40) with six RBIs and eight runs scored during the streak. Only seven players in Minor League Baseball currently own a hitting streak longer than Haddow’s, which is good for the longest by a White Sox farmhand thus far this season.
  • Winston-Salem has posted consecutive shutouts for the first time since July 13-14, 2012, when the Dash recorded 5-0 and 2-0 victories at Myrtle Beach. The Dash last rattled off a string of three shutout triumphs in a row from August 24-26, 2011. Winston-Salem has not allowed a run since the seventh inning Tuesday, a span of 19 straight scoreless frames.

We’ll talk to you throughout the night on TV and online. Two games for the price of one!

– Brian

1 Comment

Good to see Mark Haddow back to his old tricks. Last year in Kannapolis he strung together a then-SAL-best 17-game hitting streak as part of a 21-game on-base streak. http://intimidators.mlblogs.com/2012/06/07/ad-vance-d-relief-hankerd-keeps-hammering-and-stop-plunking-our-players/

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