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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

Game #90 Preview – Dash vs. Myrtle Beach

Game #90 – Home Game #46
Winston-Salem Dash (11-9, 41-48) vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans (11-9, 55-33)
Wednesday, July 9 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash rallied from a six-run deficit to top Myrtle Beach, 13-9 for their third straight win. Winston-Salem pounded out a season-high 18 hits while making their biggest comeback since the 2012 season.

Tony Bucciferro is tied for the Carolina League lead in innings pitched. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Tony Bucciferro is tied for the Carolina League lead in innings pitched. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Keenyn Walker – LF
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Jason Coats – RF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Nick Basto – DH
Omar Narvaez – C
Grant Buckner – 3B
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Tony Bucciferro – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Tuesday marked the second-largest comeback by Winston-Salem in a victory during the Dash era. The Dash fell behind Salem 7-0 on May 22, 2009 before rallying for an 8-7 triumph.

• Catcher Michael Marjama went 3-for-4 again on Tuesday after putting forth a three-hit performance in Monday’s series opener. Prior to that, the California native had not recorded a multi-hit game since June 4.

• Outfielder Jason Coats registered three hits and three RBIs in Tuesday’s win. The Texas native now has 57 RBIs on the season, which ranks fourth in the Carolina League. Frederick’s Michael Burgess leads the circuit with 65 RBIs.

• Shortstop Cleuluis Rondon is 4-for-8 with five RBIs and three runs scored in the first two games of this series. The 20-year-old started his Dash career with one hit in his first five games.

• Outfielder Keenyn Walker went 3-for-5 with three singles, an RBI and two runs scored on Tuesday. It was a single-game high for hits by the Utah native this season.

• The Dash can claim sole possession of first place in the Southern Division for the first time since April 20, 2013 with a win and one loss from Carolina at Lynchburg this evening.

• Winston-Salem has won twice with left-handed starters on the mound for Myrtle Beach, and will try to do so again tonight against southpaw Chad Bell. The Dash have posted an 11-20 record when facing a lefty starter in 2014.

• Right-hander Tony Bucciferro will try to pitch the Dash to their fourth straight win tonight. During his most recent outing against Wilmington last Friday, the 24-year-old lasted only four and two-third innings, allowing five runs and 11 hits. He suffered the loss in the 5-0 setback to the Blue Rocks.

• Bucciferro enters the evening tied with Carolina’s Ryan Merritt for the Carolina League lead in innings pitched (104.0). This duo shares third place in all of High-A baseball for their workload.

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 #81 Preview – Dash vs. Carolina

Game #81 – Home Game #40
Winston-Salem Dash (6-5, 36-44) vs. Carolina Mudcats (6-5, 35-43)
Monday, June 30 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

For the second straight game, the Dash scored first but ultimately fell to Carolina 5-4 at BB&T Ballpark on Sunday. The Mudcats tallied four runs in the second inning and never relinquished the lead.

Joey DeMichele is riding a nine-game hitting streak. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Joey DeMichele is riding a nine-game hitting streak. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Courtney Hawkins – DH
Jason Coats – RF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Justin Jirschele – 3B
Zach Voight – SS
Omar Narvaez – C
Keenyn Walker – LF
Terance Marin – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Outfielder Jacob May went 2-for-5 with two doubles, two RBIs and two runs scored on Sunday, extending his hitting streak to nine games. During this stretch, the Ohio native is batting .474 (18-for-38) with 14 runs scored.

• For his efforts during the week of June 23-29, May was named the Carolina League Player of the Week earlier today. You can read more about his accomplishments here.

• Second baseman Joey DeMichele extended his hitting streak to nine games with a first-inning RBI single on Sunday. During this span, the Arizona native is hitting .343 (12-for-35) with six RBIs and three runs scored.

• Outfielder Keenyn Walker has handled the bat well lately, going 1-for-3 with a double on Sunday. The Utah native now has hits in four straight games and six of his last seven contests.

• The Dash have committed 124 errors this season, including six during the first two games of this series against the Mudcats. Winston-Salem has made the most defensive miscues in the Carolina League and the second-most in Minor League Baseball, trailing only the Fort Wayne TinCaps (Low-A, San Diego) of the Midwest League (146 errors).

• Carolina has won six of the last nine meetings with the Dash at BB&T Ballpark, dating back to last July. Winston-Salem had won 32 of the previous 38 matchups in the Triad since the Mudcats joined the Carolina League in 2012.

• This marks the 96th series in BB&T Ballpark history, and the Dash have only suffered two sweeps since the downtown facility opened in 2010. Salem achieved the first sweep with three straight wins from August 14-16, 2013 while Frederick swept a rain-altered three-game set on April 16-17.

Terance Marin will be called upon to avoid the rare home sweep tonight. During his most recent outing, the right-hander allowed three runs (zero earned) in three innings before his start was cut short by rain at Frederick last Wednesday. Overall, the 24-year-old is 1-0 with a 4.09 ERA as a member of the Dash 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.

- Dave

Game #76 Preview – Dash at Frederick

Game #76 – Road Game #39
Winston-Salem Dash (3-3, 33-42) at Frederick Keys (1-5, 33-40)
Wednesday, June 25 – 7 p.m.
Harry Grove Stadium (Frederick, Md.) 

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash avoided a sweep at Lynchburg Tuesday by defeating the Hillcats, 3-1. Keon Barnum and Courtney Hawkins each blasted solo homers in the win.

Grant Buckner is hitting .281 thus far this season (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

Grant Buckner is hitting .281 thus far this season (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

STARTING LINEUP:

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

DASH DOTS:

  • The White Sox announced some roster moves affecting the Dash before Wednesday’s action. Keenyn Walker has been activated from the disabled list, while fellow outfielder Adam Heisler has been placed on the restricted list. Walker is hitting .194 (7-for-36) with three RBIs and four runs in 13 games with Winston-Salem since rejoining the club from Double-A Birmingham, where he began the season. Heisler owns a .283 mark with two homers and nine RBIs in his 33 games with the Dash.
  • On the pitching side, righty Tyler Danish, the White Sox second-round pick, was placed on the disabled list with an undisclosed injury, and the move is retroactive to Monday. This is simply precautionary, and it is not expected to keep Danish out of action for long, manager Tommy Thompson said Wednesday. Kannapolis right-hander David Putman will take Danish’s spot on the Dash’s pitching staff. He was 0-2 with a 3.86 ERA in 14 relief appearances with the Intimidators.
  • Tony Bucciferro allowed only one run, four hits and a walk in seven strong innings Tuesday night. The right-hander retired the first 10 Lynchburg batters he faced and recorded six strikeouts in the contest.
  • Bucciferro paces the Carolina League in innings pitched (92.1), seven innings ahead of Frederick’s Branden Kline for the top spot in the circuit. The former Michigan State star has logged ten quality starts this season.
  • First baseman Keon Barnum finished the three-game series at Lynchburg with a .500 batting average (6-for-12), and has now hit safely in nine of his last ten contests. The 21-year-old’s fifth inning homer was his first dinger since May 30, a span of 21 games.
  • Outfielder Courtney Hawkins launched his 12th homer of the season Tuesday, tying him with teammate Jason Coats for the most among active Carolina League players. The duo trails former Myrtle Beach slugger Joey Gallo by nine for the top spot in the circuit.
  • Euclides Leyer registered his third save of the season with two scoreless innings on Tuesday. The current corps of Winston-Salem relievers has only converted eight of their 21 save opportunities in 2014.
  • With Tuesday’s win, the Dash are now 24-12 in games where they tally the initial run of the game. That includes a 13-8 road mark when denting the scoreboard first.
  • The Dash have struggled against Frederick in 2014, dropping seven of the first 11 meetings between the clubs. Winston-Salem has historically fared well at Harry Grove Stadium, however, winning 15 of 22 contests at the Keys’ home since 2012.
  • Terance Marin will look to keep the momentum rolling from his fantastic outing last week. In his return to Winston-Salem, the right-hander pitched a career-high seven innings and struck out a career-best ten batters in a 5-1 victory over Salem on Sunday. In two stints with the Dash this year, Marin is 1-0 with a 5.63 ERA in three appearances.
  • Right-hander Frank Montas, who is scheduled to pitch Thursday at Frederick, was recently named to the World Team roster for the upcoming SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in Minneapolis. Read more about the prestigious honor here.

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.

- Brian and Dave

Roster, rotation tweaks for second half

Martin Medina has earned his first career promotion to Double-A (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

Martin Medina has earned his first career promotion to Double-A (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

After a three-day All-Star break, the Dash are back in action Thursday night for the first of three against the Salem Red Sox at BB&T Ballpark. The Dash will have a different look when they take the field at 7 p.m. thanks to some roster moves and a new rotation.

The White Sox announced the following roster moves that affect the Dash’s roster on Wednesday:

- C Martin Medina promoted to Double-A Birmingham from Winston-Salem
– RHP Myles Jaye promoted to Double-A Birmingham from Winston-Salem
– OF Keenyn Walker placed on seven-day disabled list (retroactive to 6/16)
– INF Nick Basto returns from extended spring training and is placed on seven-day disabled list
– OF Adam Heisler activated from seven-day disabled list
– C Omar Narvaez promoted to Winston-Salem from Low-A Kannapolis

Congratulations to both Martin and Myles on their promotions to Double-A. Both are tremendous players and people, and we are thrilled to see them move up to the Southern League.

The White Sox did make some unfortunate moves, releasing outfielder Joe De Pinto and infielder Michael Johnson, both of whom logged time in Winston-Salem. Both men were with Birmingham at the time of their release.

Finally, the Dash’s starting rotation is almost set for the second half. Here is how it looks, with one slot still to fill:

Thursday – RHP Tony Bucciferro
Friday – To be announced
Saturday – RHP Frank Montas
Sunday – RHP Tyler Danish
Monday – RHP J.B. Wendelken

At this point, we are still waiting to see if Friday’s rotation spot will be filled by a current member of the Dash’s pitching staff or with the available spot that Winston-Salem has on its roster, which currently sits at 24 players.

Stay tuned for a full preview of Thursday’s second-half lid-lifter.

- Brian

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