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Game #98 Preview – Dash vs. Myrtle Beach

Game #98 – Home Game #50
Winston-Salem Dash (14-14, 44-53) vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans (15-13, 59-37)
Friday, July 18 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash led wire-to-wire in an 8-3 win over Myrtle Beach at BB&T Ballpark Thursday night in front of 4,995 fans. Winston-Salem will try to earn a series win over the Pelicans tonight.

Tyler Danish has allowed two earned runs during his last three starts. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Tyler Danish has allowed two earned runs over his last three starts. (Dan Barber/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

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

DASH DOTS:

• Outfielder Jason Coats went 3-for-5 with a single, two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored in Thursday’s win. The Texas native is now riding a nine-game hitting streak, during which he is batting .471 (16-for-34).

• Right-hander James Dykstra had a strong debut for the Dash on Thursday, pitching six and two-third innings while allowing three runs (two earned). The 23-year-old kept Myrtle Beach scoreless through six innings, and at one point retired 12 straight Pelicans.

• For the 14th time this season, the Dash scored six or more runs in a game at BB&T Ballpark. Winston-Salem has a 13-1 record on those occasions, with the lone loss coming June 28 against Carolina.

• The Dash tallied the first run of the game on Thursday, improving to 32-17 when plating the initial run. By contrast, Winston-Salem is 12-36 when the opponent dents the scoreboard first.

• Tonight marks the final meeting between the Dash and Myrtle Beach at BB&T Ballpark this season. Winston-Salem has posted a 5-4 record at home against the Pelicans, but Myrtle Beach has won nine of 15 matchups. The clubs will conclude the season series August 26-29 at TicketReturn.com Field.

• Left-hander Chad James will make his Myrtle Beach debut tonight. The 23-year-old previously pitched with Evansville in the independent Frontier League, going 4-2 with a 5.05 ERA. Including tonight’s game, the Dash have faced 13 southpaw starters in 17 games this month. Overall, Winston-Salem is 14-23 against lefties this season.

• Right-hander Tyler Danish will look to continue his hot streak on the mound. During his most recent start last Saturday at Carolina, the 19-year-old allowed one run and five hits over five and one-third innings, finishing with a no-decision in the 2-1 setback against the Mudcats. Overall, Danish is 2-1 with a 3.95 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 #97 Preview – Dash vs. Myrtle Beach

Game #97 – Home Game #49
Winston-Salem Dash (13-14, 43-53) vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans (15-12, 59-36)
Thursday, July 17 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash dropped the opener of a three-game series against Myrtle Beach, 6-2 at BB&T Ballpark on Wednesday night. Winston-Salem has lost four of its last five contests.

Nick Basto had two hits and a run scored on Wednesday. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Nick Basto had two hits and a run scored on Wednesday. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Keenyn Walker – DH
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – RF
Grant Buckner – 1B
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Nick Basto – 3B
Michael Marjama – C
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
James Dykstra – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Outfielder Jason Coats extended his hitting streak to eight games with a third-inning RBI double on Wednesday. The Texas native is batting 13-for-29 (.448) during this recent tear, and ranks fourth in the Carolina League with 59 RBIs.

• Third baseman Nick Basto collected two hits and scored a run in Wednesday’s setback against Myrtle Beach. The 20-year-old now has at least one hit in three of his last four games.

• Despite the loss, the Dash received a tremendous effort from the bullpen arms of Sean Hagan, Euclides Leyer and Dave Putman, who combined to toss four scoreless innings while allowing just one hit and two walks.

• Catcher Omar Narvaez went 1-for-3 with a single and walk on Wednesday. Since he was promoted to Winston-Salem from Low-A Kannapolis on June 18, the 22-year-old has reached base in 15 of 17 games.

• Myrtle Beach has won nine of 14 meetings against the Dash this season, but Winston-Salem has posted a 4-4 record at BB&T Ballpark. That includes last week’s series in the Triad, where the Dash won three-of-four games.

• Left-hander Victor Payano will get the start for Myrtle Beach. Including tonight’s game, the Dash have faced 12 southpaw starters in 16 games this month. Overall, Winston-Salem is 13-23 against lefties this season.

• Right-hander James Dykstra will make his Dash debut on the mound tonight. The 23-year-old made 16 starts with Low-A Kannapolis this season, posting a 6-8 record and 2.64 ERA in 99 innings.

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 #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 #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 #89 Preview – Dash vs. Myrtle Beach

Game #89 – Home Game #45
Winston-Salem Dash (10-9, 40-48) vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans (11-8, 55-32)
Tuesday, July 8 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash received six sensational innings from Tyler Danish, leading to a 6-2 win over Myrtle Beach in the opener of a four-game series at BB&T Ballpark on Monday night.

Michael Marjama fell a home run shy of the cycle Monday night. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Michael Marjama fell a home run shy of the cycle Monday night. (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
Grant Buckner – DH
Michael Marjama – C
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
J.B. Wendelken – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Right-hander Tyler Danish surrendered only three hits in his six innings of work on Monday while striking out seven. The 19-year-old fell one strikeout shy of a career-high, which was set on June 3 at Carolina.

• Shortstop Cleuluis Rondon registered a triple and his first homer of the season on Monday while collecting three RBIs. It was the 20-year-old’s first round-tripper since August 3, 2013 when he was with Low-A Kannapolis.

• Catcher Michael Marjama fell a homer short of the cycle on Monday, going 3-for-4 with a single, double, triple, RBI and two runs scored. His three knocks tied a season-high, which was set on April 8 at Salem.

• Infielder Zach Voight had a triple, RBI and run scored in Monday’s win. The Texas native has driven in seven runs in 20 games with Winston-Salem after being promoted from Low-A Kannapolis on May 27.

• The Dash improved to 30-16 this season when tallying the first run of the game, and that includes a 14-7 mark at BB&T Ballpark. By contrast, Winston-Salem is 10-32 when the opponent dents the scoreboard first.

• The Dash have played three consecutive errorless games. Winston-Salem’s last defensive miscue came in the fourth inning on Friday against Wilmington, but the team still leads the Carolina League in errors with 129 this season.

• Monday represented Winston-Salem’s best offensive output against Myrtle Beach this season, scoring six runs. The Dash have been outscored 45-26 by the Pelicans in ten meetings this season, going 3-7 against Myrtle Beach in the process.

• The Dash topped a left-handed pitcher on Monday and will look to do so again tonight. Southpaw Luis Parra will get the ball for Myrtle Beach tonight. Winston-Salem has posted a 10-20 record when facing a lefty starter in 2014.

• Right-hander J.B. Wendelken is on the mound tonight for the Dash. During his most recent outing at Myrtle Beach last Thursday, the 21-year-old allowed four runs and six hits in six innings, suffering the loss in the 4-1 setback against the Pelicans. Overall, Wendelken is 5-7 with a 4.44 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.

- Dave

Game #88 Preview – Dash vs. Myrtle Beach

Game #88 – Home Game #44
Winston-Salem Dash (9-9, 39-48) vs. Myrtle Beach Pelicans (11-7, 55-31)
Monday, July 7 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash were able to avoid a rare home sweep by topping Wilmington 7-1 on Sunday evening. Winston-Salem continues the homestand with a four-game series against Myrtle Beach, beginning tonight.

Tyler Danish allowed one run in his most recent start against Myrtle Beach. (Dan Barber/W-S Dash)

Tyler Danish allowed one run in his most recent start against Myrtle Beach. (Dan Barber/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Keenyn Walker – LF
Jason Coats – RF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Nick Basto – 3B
Grant Buckner – DH
Michael Marjama – C
Zach Voight – 2B
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Tyler Danish – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Since BB&T Ballpark opened in 2010, Winston-Salem has only been swept twice by an opponent in 97 series played. Salem captured all three against the Dash from August 14-16, 2013, while Frederick swept a three-game rain-altered series on April 16-17.

• First baseman Keon Barnum went 2-for-4 with a double and three-run homer on Sunday. The 21-year-old has hits in four of his last five games, and is batting .378 with four homers in 18 games since the All-Star Break.

• After having his Dash season-best 14-game hitting streak snapped on Saturday, second baseman Joey DeMichele collected a single, double, 2 RBIs and a run scored on Sunday. Since the start of June, the Arizona native is batting .316 with 15 RBIs over 31 games.

• Right-hander Angel Sanchez was stellar in his Dash debut, allowing one run and four hits in seven innings while striking out six. The 24-year-old snapped a personal nine-game losing streak in the process, which was amassed with Double-A Jacksonville (Miami) and Double-A Montgomery (Tampa Bay).

• Outfielder Jacob May registered a double and triple in Sunday’s contest, along with two runs scored. The Ohio native is now fourth in the Carolina League in doubles (22) and tied for second in triples (8). May is also tied for fifth in the circuit with 50 runs scored.

• May had 22 straight successful stolen base attempts before he was caught stealing in the sixth inning of Sunday’s game. Prior to that, the last time the 22-year-old had an unsuccessful theft was on May 28 against Potomac. He ranks third in the Carolina League with 30 swipes this season.

• Winston-Salem has dropped seven of the first nine contests against Myrtle Beach this year, including a 1-2 record at BB&T Ballpark. The Pelicans have outscored the Dash 43-20 during their nine meetings in 2014.

• Left-hander Victor Payano will toe the rubber for Myrtle Beach this evening, and the Dash have struggled against southpaws this season. Winston-Salem has posted a 9-20 record when facing a lefty starter in 2014.

• Right-hander Tyler Danish will look to keep things rolling for the Dash. During his most recent start at Myrtle Beach last Wednesday, the 19-year-old allowed one run and six hits in four and one-third innings. Danish finished with a no-decision in the 5-1 Winston-Salem victory. Overall, Danish is 1-1 with a 5.16 ERA in seven starts with the Dash.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

This evening’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 #84 Preview – Dash at Myrtle Beach

Game #84 – Road Game #44
Winston-Salem Dash (8-6, 38-45) at Myrtle Beach Pelicans (8-5, 52-29)
Thursday, July 3 – 8:05 p.m.
TicketReturn.com Field (Myrtle Beach, SC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash snapped a six-game losing streak against Myrtle Beach with a 5-1 victory over the Pelicans on Wednesday night. Winston-Salem is once again within a half-game of first place in the Southern Division second half standings.

Jacob May slugged his first homer of the year on Wednesday. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Jacob May slugged his first homer of the year on Wednesday. (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
J.B. Wendelken – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Outfielder Jacob May led off Wednesday’s contest with a homer off the left-center field scoreboard. It’s the Ohio native’s first dinger of the season after clubbing eight with Low-A Kannapolis in 2013.

• Second baseman Joey DeMichele went 1-for-3 on Wednesday, improving his hitting streak to 12 games. During this surge, the former Arizona State star is batting .326 (15-for-46), and is now one game away from Justin Jirschele’s team season-high mark of 13 consecutive games with a hit.

• Outfielder Jason Coats extended his hitting streak to seven straight games with an eighth inning double. During this stretch, the Texas native is batting .333 (9-for-27).

• The bullpen trio of Kyle Hansen, Jose Bautista and Braulio Ortiz combined to throw four and two-third scoreless innings in Wednesday’s win, allowing only two hits, a walk and a hit batter while striking out six.

• Bautista has not allowed a run or a hit in any of his last five appearances, spanning seven and two-third innings. Overall, the left-hander has made eight appearances with the Dash, posting a 1-0 record and 4.09 ERA.

• Outfielder Courtney Hawkins has been placed on the seven-day disabled list after crashing into the wall in left field while making a spectacular catch on Wednesday. Replacing Hawkins on the roster is infielder Nick Basto, who was on Winston-Salem’s Opening Day roster. Read more about it and watch the play here.

• Wednesday marked the sixth straight game in which the Dash plated the initial run, going 3-3 in those contests. Overall this season, Winston-Salem is 28-15 when denting the scoreboard first, but 10-30 when the opponent tallies the first run.

• Right-hander J.B. Wendelken will try to pitch the Dash to a series win over the Pelicans tonight. During his most recent start against Carolina last Saturday, the 21-year-old gave up seven runs (six earned) in four and one-third innings. He finished with a no-decision in the 11-9 setback against the Mudcats. Overall, Wendelken is 5-6 with a 4.33 ERA.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game will be nationally telecast live on CBS Sports Network. It will be also 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 7:50 p.m., with the first pitch at 8:05.

- Dave

Game #83 Preview – Dash at Myrtle Beach

Game #83 – Road Game #43
Winston-Salem Dash (7-6, 37-45) at Myrtle Beach Pelicans (8-4, 52-28)
Wednesday, July 2 – 7:05 p.m.
TicketReturn.com Field (Myrtle Beach, SC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

After the Dash tallied the first run on Tuesday, Myrtle Beach scored eight times en route to an 8-1 victory over Winston-Salem in the opening tilt of a three-game series.

Jason Coats ranks fourth in the Carolina League with 53 RBI. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Jason Coats ranks fourth in the Carolina League with 53 RBI. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

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

DASH DOTS:

• The Dash have not fared well against left-handed starters this season, posting an 8-18 record. On the road, Winston-Salem has dropped 11 of 13 games when a southpaw toes the rubber for the opponent.

• With his first-inning double on Tuesday, second baseman Joey DeMichele pushed his hitting streak to 11 games. During this surge, the former Arizona State star is batting .326 (14-for-43), and is now two games away from Justin Jirschele’s team-best mark of 13 consecutive games with a hit.

• Outfielder Jason Coats plated the lone Dash run on Tuesday with an RBI single. The Texas native has now driven in 53 runs this season, which ranks fourth in the Carolina League. Teammate Courtney Hawkins leads the circuit with 59 RBIs.

• Winston-Salem did not parlay its June success into the first game in July. The Dash finished the previous month atop the Carolina League in batting average (.297) and ERA (3.69). As a result, the team posted a 15-12 record in June, its best month of 2014.

• The Dash made a flurry of roster moves prior to tonight’s contest against Myrtle Beach, including placing All-Star shortstop Tim Anderson and pitcher Frank Montas on the disabled list. Infielder Cleuluis Rondon joins Winston-Salem from Low-A Kannapolis. You can get full details on the activity here.

• The Dash are winless against Myrtle Beach in four meetings at TicketReturn.com Field this season. Overall, Winston-Salem has dropped six of seven matchups against the Pelicans in 2014. Despite the outcomes, five of those games have been decided by three runs or less.

• Right-hander Tyler Danish has been activated from the disabled list and will start tonight for Winston-Salem. During his last outing on June 22 at Lynchburg, the 19-year-old pitched four innings, allowing three runs and seven hits. He finished with a no-decision in the 8-3 setback against the Hillcats. Overall, Danish is 1-1 with a 5.68 ERA since joining Winston-Salem on May 17.

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

Some very relevant roster moves

Tyler Danish will return to action on Wednesday at Myrtle Beach (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Tyler Danish will return to action on Wednesday at Myrtle Beach (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

The White Sox announced some important roster moves that affect the Dash’s roster on Wednesday. Let’s take a look at these transactions one at a time.

  • As expected, right-hander Tyler Danish’s stint on the disabled list was a short one. He has been activated and will start for Winston-Salem on Wednesday night at Myrtle Beach. Danish, who has only pitched once since June 9, owns a 4-1 record and a 2.70 earned run average in his 13 starts between Low-A Kannapolis and Winston-Salem. He will face first-place Myrtle Beach for the first time in Wednesday’s middle match on the Grand Strand.
  • Unfortunately for Winston-Salem, righty Frank Montas has been placed on the disabled list with a right knee injury, and reports say that he will need surgery. Montas had briefly qualified for the Carolina League’s ERA lead thanks to his 1.60 mark in 10 starts with the Dash. Thus, Montas will not participate in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game next weekend.
  • The Dash have also suffered a notable blow on the infield. Shortstop Tim Anderson has been officially added to the disabled list due to a fractured right wrist and will miss four to six weeks, per Scott Merkin. Through Tuesday’s action, Anderson is eighth in the Carolina League with a .297 batting average to go along with six homers, 31 RBIs, 48 runs and 10 stolen bases.
  • Winston-Salem has received an infield replacement in Cleuluis Rondon, whom the White Sox acquired via the Jake Peavy trade with Boston a year ago. With Kannapolis, Rondon hit .233 with 16 RBIs and 35 runs scored in 77 games. However, his strength is defense, and he is one of the best defenders in the system. He will likely take over as the Dash’s everyday shortstop.

Stay tuned for a full preview of Wednesday’s game against the Pelicans.

- Brian

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