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Game #135 Preview – Dash at Myrtle Beach

Game #135 – Road Game #66
Winston-Salem Dash (28-37, 58-76) at Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-30, 79-54)
Thursday, August 28 – 7:05 p.m.
TicketReturn.com Field (Myrtle Beach, SC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash suffered their seventh straight setback, losing 16-5 at Myrtle Beach on Wednesday night. Winston-Salem has dropped their last three games at TicketReturn.com Field and seven of eight on the Pelicans’ home turf this year.

Nick Basto is currently on a five-game hitting streak. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Nick Basto is currently on a five-game hitting streak. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Adam Engel – DH
Keenyn Walker – CF
Nick Basto – LF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Trey Michalczewski – 3B
Michael Marjama – C
Jake Peter – 2B
C.J. Beatty – RF
Zach Voight – SS
James Dykstra – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• The Dash are at the brink of postseason elimination. With five regular season contests remaining, Winston-Salem stands five-and-a-half games behind Salem for the final Southern Division playoff spot. One Dash loss, Red Sox win or Carolina Mudcats win would end their postseason hopes.

• Wednesday matched the single-game record for runs allowed in a game during the Dash era (since 2009). Winston-Salem also gave up 16 runs in a six-run loss to Salem on August 31, 2011.

• Outfielder Nick Basto went 1-for-3 with a single and two runs scored on Wednesday. The 20-year-old is now riding a five-game hitting streak.

• Outfielder Keenyn Walker registered a single and an RBI in Wednesday’s contest. The Utah native has hits in four of his last five games, during which he is batting .333 (6-for-18).

• The Dash are 7-17 this month and as a result, have fallen into the Southern Division basement. Nine of those 17 losses have come during the opponent’s last at-bat. Winston-Salem is also 1-10 on the road in August.

• Outfielders Jason Coats and Courtney Hawkins were named to the Carolina League Year-End All-Star team today. You can read more about their 2014 accomplishments here.

• The Dash made a roster move prior to Tuesday’s contest, adding right-hander Brandon Hardin from Double-A Birmingham. It will be the Illinois native’s third stint with Winston-Salem this season. To make room for Hardin on the roster, righty Dave Putman was placed on the disabled list.

• Right-hander James Dykstra will take the mound for the Dash tonight. During his most recent outing against Carolina last Saturday, the California native allowed five runs (four earned) in five and two-third innings, suffering the loss in the 7-4 setback against the Mudcats. Overall, the 23-year-old is 3-3 with a 5.10 ERA in eight starts at the High-A level.

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. The Pregame Dash will begin at 6:50 p.m., with the first pitch at 7:05.

- Dave

Game #134 Preview – Dash at Myrtle Beach

Game #134 – Road Game #65
Winston-Salem Dash (28-36, 58-75) at Myrtle Beach Pelicans (34-30, 78-54)
Wednesday, August 27 – 7:05 p.m.
TicketReturn.com Field (Myrtle Beach, SC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash were dealt their sixth consecutive loss on Tuesday, falling 7-2 at Myrtle Beach. Winston-Salem had a 2-1 lead when the Pelicans exploded for five runs in the sixth inning.

J.B. Wendelken is fourth in the Carolina League in innings pitched. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

J.B. Wendelken is fourth in the Carolina League in innings pitched. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Adam Engel – CF
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Trey Michalczewski – 3B
Nick Basto – RF
Omar Narvaez – C
Jake Peter – 2B
Keenyn Walker – DH
J.B. Wendelken – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• The Dash are nearing the brink of postseason elimination. With six regular season contests remaining, Winston-Salem stands five games behind Salem for the final Southern Division playoff spot.

• Catcher Michael Marjama went 2-for-4 with two singles and a run on Tuesday. During his last eight games, the California native is batting .375 (12-for-32) with five runs scored.

• Outfielder Keenyn Walker tallied two hits and an RBI in Tuesday’s contest. The Utah native has hits in three of his last four games, during which he is batting .313 (5-for-16).

• Outfielder Adam Engel extended his hitting streak to five games with a first-inning single. The 22-year-old has at least one hit in 12 of his 16 games at the High-A level.

• The Dash have fallen into the Southern Division basement due to a tough-luck August. In 16 losses this month, nine have occurred in the opponent’s last at-bat.

• The Dash made a roster move prior to Tuesday’s contest, adding right-hander Tyler Barnette from Triple-A Charlotte. The Hickory native and UNC-Charlotte product made three appearances for the Knights after 25 outings (11 starts) with Low-A Kannapolis. To make room for Barnette, left-hander Ben Brewster was placed on the disabled list.

• Winston-Salem has only won one of the first seven matchups with Myrtle Beach at TicketReturn.com Field. The Dash have only mustered 13 runs in those seven contests. Overall this season, Winston-Salem is 6-11 against the Pelicans.

• Right-hander J.B. Wendelken will try to get the Dash back on track tonight. During his most recent outing against Carolina last Friday, the 21-year-old gave up seven runs (six earned) in five and one-third innings. He finished with a no-decision in the 8-7 setback against the Mudcats.

• In his first year as a starter, Wendelken ranks fourth in the Carolina League with 137.2 innings pitched. The Georgia native is 16.2 innings behind circuit leader Ryan Merritt of Carolina. Wendelken is 6-9 with a 5.03 ERA in 25 starts with the Dash this season.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 6:50 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05.

- Dave

Game #123 Preview – Dash at Wilmington

Game #123 – Road Game #61
Winston-Salem Dash (25-28, 55-67) at Wilmington Blue Rocks (24-26, 57-61)
Friday, August 15 – 7:05 p.m.
Frawley Stadium (Wilmington, Del.)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash delivered a thrilling 5-4 victory over Lynchburg on Thursday night to avoid a rare home sweep and snap a season-long eight-game losing streak. Winston-Salem now hits the road for three games at Wilmington.

Adam Engel recorded his first three-hit game with the Dash on Thursday. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Adam Engel recorded his first three-hit game with the Dash on Thursday. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Adam Engel – CF
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Michael Marjama – 1B
Trey Michalczewski – 3B
Nick Basto – DH
Omar Narvaez – C
Jake Peter – 2B
Keenyn Walker – RF
Tyler Danish – RHP

DASH DOTS:

Michael Marjama tied a season-high with three hits on Thursday while driving in a run and scoring a run. The California native was pressed into duty at first base for only the second time this season when Keon Barnum was a late scratch from the lineup.

• Outfielder Adam Engel went 3-for-4 with three singles, a walk, an RBI and a run scored. The 22-year-old had amassed only two hits in four games with the Dash prior to Thursday.

• Outfielder Keenyn Walker had the go-ahead single in the bottom of the eighth inning on Thursday. The Utah native also registered a triple, a run scored and a stolen base while snapping an 0-for-14 slump.

• The Dash have only been swept twice in 103 series at BB&T Ballpark since the downtown facility opened in 2010. Salem took three straight from Winston-Salem in the Triad from August 14-16, 2013, and Frederick swept the Dash in a rain-altered three-game series from April 16-17.

• The eight-game losing streak that came to an end on Thursday was tied for the longest in the Dash era (since 2009). Winston-Salem also dropped eight consecutive games from August 11-18, 2013.

• The race for the final Southern Division playoff spot remains tight. Winston-Salem is currently one game behind Salem for the potential berth with 17 regular season games remaining. Carolina is a half-game behind the Red Sox.

• This series marks the final time that the Dash and Blue Rocks will get together during the regular season. So far, the clubs have split 16 meetings, but Winston-Salem is 3-4 at Frawley Stadium.

• Right-hander Tyler Danish will try to maintain his magic on the mound tonight. During his most recent outing at Lynchburg last Saturday, the 19-year-old spun six no-hit innings while issuing two walks and striking out five.

• Danish has been phenomenal during the last month. The Florida native has not allowed a run in his last three starts and is currently riding a 22-inning scoreless streak dating back to July 23. Danish is 5-2 with a 2.57 ERA with the Dash this season. His overall ERA of 1.92 between the Dash and Low-A Kannapolis is the sixth-lowest among full-season Minor League qualifiers.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 6:50 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05.

- Dave

Game #115 Preview – Dash at Potomac

Game #115 – Road Game #56
Winston-Salem Dash (24-21, 54-60) at Potomac Nationals (24-18, 62-49)
Wednesday, August 6 – 7:05 p.m.
Pfitzner Stadium (Woodbridge, Va.)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash fell in the opener of a three-game series at Potomac on Tuesday night, 6-2. Winston-Salem is now tied for first place in the Southern Division standings with Myrtle Beach, thanks to the Pelicans’ win over Wilmington on Tuesday.

Jason Coats has surged into the Carolina League lead in doubles, with 33. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

With 33 doubles, Jason Coats has surged into the Carolina League lead. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – DH
Keenyn Walker – CF
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – RF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Michael Marjama – C
Jake Peter – 2B
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Zach Voight – 3B
James Dykstra – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Outfielder Keenyn Walker tied a season-high with three hits on Tuesday, recording two singles and a double. The Utah native also had three hits in a game against Myrtle Beach on July 8. Walker is now riding a five-game hitting streak, during which he is batting .421 (8-for-19).

• With his sixth inning double on Tuesday, outfielder Jason Coats took over the Carolina League lead in two-baggers with 33. The Texas native has tallied six doubles in his last seven games.

• Outfielder Jacob May extended his hitting streak to seven games by going 1-for-3 on Tuesday. The Ohio native is batting .357 (10-for-28) during this stretch.

• Infielder Jake Peter had a single in his High-A debut on Tuesday. The 21-year-old batted .388 in 37 games with short-season Great Falls before he was promoted to Winston-Salem.

• Second baseman Joey DeMichele has been promoted to Double-A Birmingham for the first time in his career. The Arizona native holds the Dash-era record with five runs scored in a game at Salem on April 27. He registered hits in seven of his last eight games with the Dash.

• The Dash have owned at least a share of first place in the Southern Division for five straight days, the team’s longest such streak since the final 32 days of 2012 (July 31-September 3).

• Despite Tuesday’s loss, Winston-Salem is 69-49 (.585) against Potomac since becoming the Dash in 2009. Winston-Salem has won or tied the season series against P-Nats in every year since the nickname change. The Dash are 9-9 against Potomac this season.

• Right-hander James Dykstra will take the mound for the Dash tonight. During his most recent start against Lynchburg last Friday, the California native allowed two runs (one earned) in six innings, finishing with a no-decision in the 3-2 Dash victory. Since he was promoted to Winston-Salem from Low-A Kannapolis on July 15, Dykstra is 2-0 with a 2.70 ERA.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 6:50 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 7:05.

- Dave

Game #101 Preview – Dash at Frederick

Game #101 – Road Game #51
Winston-Salem Dash (15-16, 45-55) at Frederick Keys (13-16, 45-51)
Monday, July 21 – 2 p.m.
Harry Grove Stadium (Frederick, Md.) 

GAME BACKGROUND:

Tony Bucciferro fell two outs shy of pitching a no-hitter as the Dash rolled to a 5-0 win over Frederick on Sunday night. The teams will play the rubber game of the series this afternoon.

Terance Marin will make just his second road start of the year on Monday (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

Terance Marin will make just his second road start of the year on Monday (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – DH
Keenyn Walker – CF
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – RF
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Keon Barnum – 1B
Grant Buckner – 3B
Omar Narvaez – C
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Terance Marin – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • Glynn Davis’ one-out single in the ninth inning broke up Tony Bucciferro’s no-hit bid before the right-hander induced a double play to end the game. For more on Bucciferro’s accomplishments Sunday night, click here.
  • Outfielder Keenyn Walker extended his hitting streak to a season-best six games with an RBI triple in the sixth inning on Sunday. The extra-base hit broke a scoreless tie and helped propel the Dash to a four-run inning.
  • Outfielder Courtney Hawkins slugged his 15th homer of the season on Sunday, a two-run blast in the sixth inning. The 20-year-old is now tied for second in the Carolina League with Frederick’s Michael Burgess in home runs.
  • Shortstop Cleuluis Rondon registered three singles on Sunday. Since being promoted to the Dash from Low-A Kannapolis on July 2, the 20-year-old has five multi-hit efforts in 17 games with Winston-Salem.
  • Second baseman Joey DeMichele clubbed a solo homer in the sixth inning for his fourth round-tripper of the season. The Arizona native now has two home runs in 29 games since the All-Star Break, equaling his first half total (64 games).
  • The Dash logged their fourth shutout of an opponent this season and second away from BB&T Ballpark. Their last shutout win on the road was at Wilmington on April 13, a 1-0 triumph. By contrast, Winston-Salem has been blanked eight times in 2014.
  • The Dash have recently enjoyed a lot of success at Harry Grove Stadium. Since the start of the 2012 season, Winston-Salem has posted a 19-8 (.704) record in Frederick, including a 6-3 mark in 2014.
  • Right-hander Terance Marin will try to pitch the Dash to a series win in Frederick this afternoon. During his most recent start against Myrtle Beach last Wednesday, the California native allowed six runs (four earned) in five innings, suffering the loss in the 6-2 setback against the Pelicans. Overall, Marin is 3-1 with a 2.75 ERA this season.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Today’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 1:45 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 2.

- Dave

Game #100 Preview – Dash at Frederick

Game #100 – Road Game #50
Winston-Salem Dash (14-16, 44-55) at Frederick Keys (13-15, 45-50)
Sunday, July 20 – 6 p.m.
Harry Grove Stadium (Frederick, Md.) 

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash fell 5-3 at Frederick on Saturday night in the opener of a three-game series. Winston-Salem has now lost four of its last five contests.

Jacob May is tied for the Carolina (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Jacob May is tied for the Carolina League lead in stolen bases with 35 (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Keenyn Walker – LF
Courtney Hawkins – DH
Jason Coats – RF
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Keon Barnum – 1B
Nick Basto – 3B
Michael Marjama – C
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Tony Bucciferro – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • Outfielder Jacob May stole his 35th base of the season on Saturday, placing him in a tie atop the Carolina League in that category. Former Lynchburg star Jose Peraza also had 35 stolen bases this season before he was promoted to Double-A Mississippi in June.
  • Outfielder Jason Coats saw his ten-game hitting streak come to an end by going 0-for-4 on Saturday. During that stretch, the Texas native batted .447 (17-for-38).
  • Aside from Coats, every member of the Dash starting lineup on Saturday had at least one hit. Keon Barnum and Omar Narvaez each tallied two knocks against Frederick.
  • Despite the loss, the Dash received another solid showing from the bullpen. Sean Hagan allowed one unearned run in his lone inning of work, while Dave Putman put forth two scoreless innings with three strikeouts.
  • Outfielder Keenyn Walker extended his hitting streak to a season high-tying five games with a third-inning double. The Utah native also had a hit in five consecutive games from June 26-30.
  • The Dash have fallen two games below .500 for the first time during this second half of the season. Winston-Salem had been one game below the break-even mark on three other occasions and immediately bounced back with a win.
  • Saturday’s loss aside, the Dash have enjoyed a lot of success at Harry Grove Stadium. Since the start of the 2012 season, Winston-Salem has posted an 18-8 (.692) record in Frederick.
  • Right-hander Tony Bucciferro will try to bounce back tonight against Frederick. The 24-year-old has failed to reach six innings in his last three starts, allowing 17 runs (16 earned) in 15 innings during that stretch. Overall, Bucciferro is 6-9 with a 4.33 ERA.
  • Despite his recent struggles, Bucciferro ranks second in the Carolina League with 114.1 innings pitched. The former Michigan State star trails Carolina’s Ryan Merritt by four innings for the circuit lead.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 5:45 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 6.

- Brian

Game #99 Preview – Dash at Frederick

Game #99 – Road Game #49
Winston-Salem Dash (14-15, 44-54) at Frederick Keys (12-15, 44-50)
Saturday, July 19 – 6 p.m.
Harry Grove Stadium (Frederick, Md.) 

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash were downed by Myrtle Beach in the rubber game of the series at BB&T Ballpark, 10-1 on Friday night in front of 6,449 fans. An inside-the-park home run by the Pelicans’ Christopher Bostick and a six-run seventh inning led to the Winston-Salem setback. The Dash now embark on a three-game road series against Frederick.

J.B. Wendelken returns to the rotation after missing a start (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

J.B. Wendelken returns to the rotation after missing a start (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Keenyn Walker – RF
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – DH
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Keon Barnum – 1B
Nick Basto – 3B
Omar Narvaez – C
Zach Voight – SS
J.B. Wendelken – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • The inside-the-park home run by Myrtle Beach’s Christopher Bostick was only the second in BB&T Ballpark history and the first by a visiting player. Former Winston-Salem outfielder Nick Ciolli was the first to accomplish the feat, a grand slam on August 2, 2011 against Wilmington.
  • With his fourth inning single on Friday, outfielder Jason Coats extended his hitting streak to ten consecutive games. During this span, the Texas native is batting .447 (17-for-38).
  • Coats has now amassed a hitting streak of double-digit games for the second time this season. The 24-year-old had a stretch of 11 consecutive games with at least one hit, from May 30 through the first game of a June 10 doubleheader against Wilmington.
  • Despite the loss, Tyler Danish pitched well for the Dash, surrendering two runs (one earned) while registering six strikeouts in six innings. Danish lowered his Winston-Salem season ERA from 3.95 to 3.64 in the process.
  • Outfielder Keenyn Walker went 1-for-3 with a single, hit-by-pitch and two stolen bases in Friday’s contest. The Utah native now has a four-game hitting streak, and has swiped seven bases during that stretch.
  • The Dash committed four errors on Friday night, pushing their season total to 151. That is the most in the Carolina League and second-highest total in Minor League Baseball, trailing only the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low-A, San Diego) of the Midwest League, which has made 164 defensive miscues.
  • The Dash and Keys have met 14 times this season, with each club winning seven games. Winston-Salem has posted a 5-2 record at Harry Grove Stadium this season, including a three-game sweep from June 25-27.
  • Right-hander J.B. Wendelken comes off the disabled list to start this evening’s game. The 21-year-old last pitched on July 8 against Myrtle Beach, allowing nine runs (eight earned) in three and one-third innings. He ended up with a no-decision in the 13-9 Dash victory. Overall this season, Wendelken is 5-7 with a 5.02 ERA.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 5:45 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 6.

- Dave

Game #96 Preview – Dash vs. Myrtle Beach

Game #96 – Home Game #48
Winston-Salem Dash (13-13, 43-52) vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans (14-12, 58-36)
Wednesday, July 16 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash lost three of four games at Carolina, falling 6-4 to the first-place Mudcats on Monday afternoon to conclude the series in Zebulon. Winston-Salem returns home to begin a three-game set against Myrtle Beach tonight.

Courtney Hawkins ranks second in the Carolina League in RBI. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Courtney Hawkins ranks second in the Carolina League in RBI. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Keenyn Walker – RF
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – DH
Keon Barnum – 1B
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Nick Basto – 3B
Omar Narvaez – C
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Terance Marin – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Outfielder Courtney Hawkins had a single, RBI and run scored in Monday’s contest. The 20-year-old ranks second in the Carolina League with 63 RBIs, trailing only Michael Burgess of Frederick (67) for the top spot.

• Outfielder Jason Coats had a run-scoring triple in Monday’s setback against Carolina. The Texas native is fourth in the Carolina League with 58 RBIs, and is currently riding a seven-game hitting streak.

• Outfielder Keenyn Walker matched a career-high with three stolen bases on Monday. The Utah native now has 135 swipes in his four-year professional career.

• Left-hander Jefferson Olacio pitched two and one-third scoreless innings in relief on Monday, surrendering only a hit and a hit batter. The 20-year-old has now made three straight appearances without allowing a run, spanning six innings.

• The Dash and Pelicans have met 13 times this season, with Myrtle Beach coming out on top on eight occasions. Winston-Salem has a 4-3 record against the Pelicans at BB&T Ballpark in 2014.

• Right-hander Terance Marin will look to keep things rolling for the Dash tonight. During his most recent outing against Myrtle Beach last Thursday, the California native pitched seven and one-third innings, allowing one run and six hits while striking out seven.

• Marin has been dazzling since his return to Winston-Salem on June 19. In five starts with the Dash, the 24-year-old is 3-0 with a 1.08 ERA, logging seven or more innings in four of those starts. Overall, Marin is 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA this season.

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. Every Dash home game can be viewed on MiLB.tv.

- Dave

Game #92 Preview – Dash at Carolina

Game #92 – Road Game #45
Winston-Salem Dash (12-10, 42-49) at Carolina Mudcats (13-9, 42-47)
Friday, July 11 – 7 p.m.
Five County Stadium (Zebulon, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash took three-of-four from Myrtle Beach, clinching the series with a 3-2 win over the Pelicans on Thursday night at BB&T Ballpark. Winston-Salem now hits the road for a key four-game series at Carolina, beginning tonight.

Courtney Hawkins has been activated from the disabled list and will start tonight's game. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Courtney Hawkins returns from the disabled list and will start tonight. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Keenyn Walker – RF
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – DH
Keon Barnum – 1B
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Omar Narvaez – C
Justin Jirschele – 3B
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Angel Sanchez – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Outfielder Courtney Hawkins was activated from the disabled list this afternoon. The 20-year-old had been sidelined with a concussion since July 2 at Myrtle Beach, when he crashed into an outfield fence while making a catch. In a corresponding move, right-hander J.B. Wendelken has been placed on the disabled list, retroactive to July 9.

• Outfielder Jacob May slugged a leadoff homer in the bottom of the first inning on Thursday night. The 22-year-old now has two round-trippers this season, both coming this month against Myrtle Beach.

• Second baseman Joey DeMichele smacked his third home run of the season with a solo shot in the bottom of the third inning The Arizona native has now registered at least one hit in 17 of his last 19 games.

• First baseman Keon Barnum continued his recent surge at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a single, double and RBI. The 21-year-old now has hits in three straight games and five of his last six contests, all of them multi-hit efforts. During this stretch, Barnum is batting .435 (10-for-23).

• Outfielder Keenyn Walker recorded a single and stolen base on Thursday. During his last three games, the Utah native is batting .429 (6-for-14).

• Right-hander Terance Marin continues to shine during his second stint with Winston-Salem this season, allowing only one run in seven and one-third innings on Thursday. The California native has now allowed four earned runs in 33 and one-third innings since rejoining the Dash on June 19, spanning five starts.

• The Dash and Mudcats have met nine times this season, with Carolina holding a 5-4 series lead. The Mudcats took two-of-three at Five County Stadium on June 3-5. Carolina currently holds a one-game lead over the Dash for first place in the Southern Division.

• Right-hander Angel Sanchez will be making his second start with the Dash tonight. During his initial outing on Sunday against Wilmington, the 24-year-old surrendered just one run and four hits in seven innings, earning the win in the 7-1 victory over the Blue Rocks.

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.

- Dave

Game #91 Preview – Dash vs. Myrtle Beach

Game #91 – Home Game #47
Winston-Salem Dash (11-10, 41-49) vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans (12-9, 56-33)
Thursday, July 10 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash had their three-game winning streak snapped on Wednesday, falling 12-3 to Myrtle Beach. Winston-Salem wraps up the seven-game homestand tonight with a chance to capture the four-game series against the Pelicans.

Jacob May is tied for the Minor League lead in stolen bases since June 1. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Jacob May is tied for the Minor League lead in stolen bases since June 1. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Keenyn Walker – LF
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Jason Coats – RF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Nick Basto – 3B
Omar Narvaez – C
Zach Voight – DH
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Terance Marin – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Shortstop Cleuluis Rondon went 2-for-4 in Wednesday’s loss, with two singles and a run scored. The 20-year-old has posted three consecutive multi-hit games, all coming in this series against Myrtle Beach.

• Outfielder Keenyn Walker registered two singles and two RBIs on Wednesday. The Utah native is now 5-for-10 during his last two games after being mired in an 0-for-20 slump.

• Outfielder Jason Coats recorded a single and double in Wednesday’s defeat. The Texas native has hits in four of his last five games and is batting .346 in 21 games since the All-Star Break, with three homers and 14 RBIs.

• Outfielder Jacob May tallied a single, double, stolen base and run scored against the Pelicans on Wednesday. Since the beginning of June, the 22-year-old is batting .346, is tied for first in Minor League Baseball with 23 stolen bases during that stretch and is second in the Minors with 33 runs scored.

• Winston-Salem will face a fourth consecutive left-handed starter from Myrtle Beach in this series, with Martire Garcia taking the mound tonight. The Dash have posted an 11-21 record when facing a southpaw starter in 2014.

• Right-hander Terance Marin will look to keep his hot streak going on the hill tonight. During his most recent start against Wilmington last Saturday, the 24-year-old allowed two runs and six hits while tying a career-high with eight innings pitched. He finished with a no-decision in the 3-2 setback against the Blue Rocks.

• Marin was released by the White Sox on April 11, but after he was re-signed on June 19, the California native has been stellar as a starter. The righty is 2-0 with a 1.04 ERA in his return to Winston-Salem, allowing three earned runs in 26 innings. Overall, Marin is 2-0 with a 2.33 ERA this season.

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. The Pregame Dash will begin at 6:45 p.m., with the first pitch at 7. Every Dash home game can be viewed on MiLB.tv.

- Dave

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