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Game #136 Preview – Dash at Myrtle Beach

Game #136 – Road Game #67
Winston-Salem Dash (29-37, 59-76) at Myrtle Beach Pelicans (35-31, 79-55)
Friday, August 29 – 7:05 p.m.
TicketReturn.com Field (Myrtle Beach, SC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash snapped a seven-game losing streak with a 4-1 win in 11 innings at Myrtle Beach on Thursday night. Winston-Salem will try to earn a split in the four-game series against the Pelicans.

Michael Marjama is batting .378 during his last nine games. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Michael Marjama is batting .378 during his last nine games. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Keenyn Walker – CF
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Nick Basto – DH
Omar Narvaez – C
Jake Peter – 2B
C.J. Beatty – RF
Zach Voight – 3B
Nick Blount – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• The Dash are at the brink of postseason elimination. With four regular season contests remaining, Winston-Salem stands four-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.

• Catcher Michael Marjama went 2-for-5 with two singles and scored the go-ahead run in the 11th inning on Thursday. During his last nine games, the California native is batting .378 (14-for-37) with six runs scored.

• Outfielder Nick Basto’s bunt single in the eighth inning extended his hitting streak to six games. It’s the fourth time this season that the 20-year-old has recorded a hitting streak of at least six games.

• First baseman Keon Barnum tallied a double and an RBI in Thursday’s contest. The 21-year-old is now on a six-game hitting streak and has amassed at least one hit in 12 of his last 13 games.

• Right-hander Raul Fernandez tossed three scoreless innings out of the bullpen to earn the win on Thursday. The 24-year-old hasn’t allowed a run in any of his last four outings, spanning nine innings.

• The Dash won for the 11th time in their last at-bat this season and improved to 4-6 in extra-inning games. That includes a 3-2 mark away from BB&T Ballpark.

• Tonight marks the final meeting of the season between the Dash and Pelicans. Myrtle Beach captured 12 of the first 19 matchups and went 7-2 against Winston-Salem at home.

• Right-hander Nick Blount will toe the rubber for the Dash tonight. During his first High-A start against Carolina last Sunday, the Georgia native allowed two runs and five hits in four innings, finishing with a no-decision in the 7-5 setback against the Mudcats. In three appearances with the Dash, the 23-year-old has a 2.25 ERA in eight innings.

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 #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 #133 Preview – Dash at Myrtle Beach

Game #133 – Road Game #64
Winston-Salem Dash (28-35, 58-74) at Myrtle Beach Pelicans (33-30, 77-54)
Tuesday, August 26 – 7:05 p.m.
TicketReturn.com Field (Myrtle Beach, SC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash dropped their fifth straight game on Monday, falling 6-5 against Carolina in 12 innings. Winston-Salem wraps up the regular season slate with a seven-game road trip, beginning tonight in Myrtle Beach.

Tyler Danish tossed six scoreless innings against Myrtle Beach on July 7. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Tyler Danish tossed six scoreless innings against Myrtle Beach on July 7. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

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

DASH DOTS:

• The Dash are now in dire straits for potential postseason action. With seven regular season contests remaining, Winston-Salem stands five games behind Salem for the final Southern Division playoff spot.

• Monday marked only the third time that the Dash have been swept at BB&T Ballpark since the downtown facility opened in 2010. Salem captured all three games against Winston-Salem from August 14-16, 2013, while Frederick swept a rain-altered three-game series from April 16-17 of this season.

• Monday was also the first time the Winston-Salem franchise was swept in a four-game series at home since August 25-28, 2006. The Warthogs lost all four games against Salem at Ernie Shore Field.

• Winston-Salem finished 2014 with a losing record at home for the first time since 2007, when the Warthogs went 32-37 at Ernie Shore Field. The Dash posted a 34-35 record at BB&T Ballpark this season.

• Catcher Omar Narvaez went 3-for-5 with two singles, a double, an RBI and a run scored on Monday. The 22-year-old has at least one hit in five of his last six games, during which he is batting .409 (9-for-22).

• Second baseman Jake Peter collected two singles and an RBI in Monday’s game. The 21-year-old has recorded three straight multi-hit efforts and is batting .444 (12-for-27) during his last six games.

• The Dash made a roster move prior to Tuesday’s contest, activating left-hander Ben Brewster from the disabled list. The Maryland native has made three appearances with Winston-Salem, posting a 1.80 ERA in five innings.

• Winston-Salem has struggled against Myrtle Beach this season, having won only six of 16 matchups. The Dash are 1-5 at TicketReturn.com Field.

• Right-hander Tyler Danish will try to snap the Dash skid tonight. During his most recent outing against Salem last Thursday, the 19-year-old allowed two runs in six and two-third innings, suffering the tough-luck loss in a 2-1 setback against the Red Sox.

• During a combined 23 starts with Low-A Kannapolis and Winston-Salem this season, Danish has posted a 2.03 ERA, which is sixth-lowest among full-season Minor League qualifiers. The Florida native sports a 5-3 record and 2.64 ERA while with the Dash.

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 #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

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