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Former big leaguer added to pitching staff

New Dash hurler Evan Crawford made 10 appearances with Toronto in 2012 (Keith Allison via Wikipedia).

New Dash hurler Evan Crawford made 10 appearances with Toronto in 2012 (Keith Allison via Wikipedia).

The White Sox announced a pair of moves affecting the Dash’s bullpen on Friday afternoon, including the addition of left-hander Evan Crawford. Crawford joined the White Sox organization via the Triple-A phase of the Rule 5 Draft after six years within Toronto’s system, which peaked in 2012 when he earned a promotion to the big leagues.

Crawford made his major league debut on April 15, 2012, and logged 10 outings with the Blue Jays. He posted a 6.75 earned run average in eight innings over 10 appearances.

The Alabama native spent much of the 2013 season with Toronto’s Double-A club in New Hampshire. He went 11-22 with a 4.02 ERA in 177 minor league appearances with the Blue Jays, who drafted Crawford in the eighth round in 2008.

To make room on the roster, the White Sox announced the release of righty Terance Marin, who finished his time in Chicago’s system with a 3.28 earned run average in 112 appearances. His last 68 efforts came with Winston-Salem, and he had a 2.42 ERA during the Dash’s spectacular 2012 season.

Marin made two appearances in 2014, and he surrendered 10 runs (four earned) in one inning.

The Dash kick off their four-game series at Wilmington tonight at 7:05. We’ll have a full preview later today.

- Brian

Breaking down the 2014 Dash

With Opening Day arriving on Thursday, the Dash roster has officially been released. Some of the names and faces will be familiar, while others are getting their first look with the Dash. It’s time to take a look at how these 25 Dash players will mesh together.

THE TOP PROSPECT:

SS Tim Anderson

First rounder Tim Anderson will start his first full professional season in Winston-Salem (Ray Marsden).

First rounder Tim Anderson will start his first full professional season in Winston-Salem (Ray Marsden).

Anderson was drafted 17th overall by the White Sox in 2013, and he’s considered the third-best prospect in the White Sox system by Baseball America. Last year in Low-A Kannapolis, Anderson batted .277 with 21 RBIs and 24 stolen bases. The 20-year-old will experience a 140-game schedule for the first time this season.

OTHER RANKED FARMHANDS:

OF Courtney Hawkins, OF Jacob May, 1B Keon Barnum, RHP Braulio Ortiz, RHP Brad Goldberg

In addition to Anderson, there are six other players who appear in Baseball America’s Top 30 prospect list. Hawkins (sixth) slugged 19 home runs with the Dash last season, but also led the Carolina League in strikeouts with 160. It will be interesting to see what adjustments the former first-round pick will make for 2014.

May (10th) arrives in Winston-Salem with a family background in baseball. His father, Lee Jr., played in the minor leagues for eight seasons, while his grandfather, Lee Sr., hit 354 home runs over 18 Major League seasons.

Barnum (15th) needs to stay healthy for a full evaluation. His 2013 season with Low-A Kannapolis didn’t begin until June because of surgery on his right hand, and he spent two weeks in August on the disabled list with a concussion.

Ortiz (21st) made his U.S. debut last year after spending two seasons in the Dominican Summer League. After starting 2013 with Low-A Kannapolis, the 22-year-old pitched in six games with the Dash, posting a 6.91 ERA while averaging more than a strikeout per inning.

Goldberg (29th) was a 10th round draft pick in 2013 who pitched with short-season Great Falls, Low-A Kannapolis and the Dash last season. He compiled a 3-0 record, three saves and a 1.54 ERA in 16 appearances.

RETURNING PITCHERS:

RHP Bryan Blough, LHP Jarrett Casey, RHP Brandon Hardin, RHP Mike Recchia, RHP J.B. Wendelken

Bryan Blough returns to the Dash as a reliever in 2014 (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

Bryan Blough returns to the Dash as a reliever in 2014 (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

Pitching coach J.R. Perdew’s staff led the Carolina League in shutouts and finished second in complete games in 2013, and a handful of players will return to the mix this season.

Blough tied for the league lead in wins last season (11), while topping the Carolina League in innings pitched (172.2). A 24-year-old Georgia native who made his Dash debut in 2012, Blough will start 2014 in the bullpen.

Casey appeared in a combined 37 games with the Dash and Double-A Birmingham in 2013, garnering a 2-4 record with one save and a 3.61 ERA. The 26-year-old is one of two lefties projected for the Dash bullpen.

Hardin tallied six saves and a 3.81 ERA with the Dash last season, after starting the year in Low-A Kannapolis. He was drafted by the White Sox in the 10th round in 2012.

Recchia went unbeaten in 2013, winning five games with Low-A Kannapolis before earning one victory with the Dash. The 25-year-old signed with the White Sox last June.

Wendelken started the 2013 season in the Red Sox organization before a trade that sent Jake Peavy from the White Sox to Boston. Wendelken pitched in six games with the Dash last year, going 0-1 with a 4.82 ERA. He will become a starter for the first time in his professional career this year.

THE COMEBACK CANDIDATE:

RHP Terance Marin

Last season, Marin struggled with the Dash, going 5-5 with a 4.76 ERA in 33 appearances. Prior to that, he boasted a career minor league ERA of 2.18. Will the 24-year-old veteran of four professional seasons bounce back in 2014?

CALLING THE GAME:

C Michael Marjama, C Martin Medina

The Dash feature two catchers on this year’s Opening Day roster, both of whom were drafted by the White Sox in 2011. Marjama comes to Winston-Salem after spending 2013 with Low-A Kannapolis, where he hit .277 with six home runs. He’s a 24-year-old native of California.

Medina was with the Dash for the entire 2013 season, hitting .211 in 55 games. The 24-year-old also hails from California, where he holds the Cal State Bakersfield record for RBIs in a season (55).

INTIMIDATING ARMS:

RHP Tony Bucciferro, RHP Kyle Hansen, RHP Zach Isler, RHP Euclides Leyer, LHP Jefferson Olacio

All of these pitchers spent either part or all of 2013 with the Low-A Kannapolis Intimidators.

Bucciferro has tremendous control, walking only six batters while striking out 96 in 90.2 innings last season in Bristol and Kannapolis.

Hansen started 20 games with the Intimidators last year, posting a 4.10 ERA while striking out 103 batters in 96.2 innings. He’s in the mix for a bullpen slot with the Dash in 2014.

Isler appeared in 27 games with Kannapolis in 2013, earning four saves while garnering a 5.65 ERA. He’ll look for more consistency in Winston-Salem this season.

Leyer pitched in 28 games with the Intimidators last year, making 20 starts. He was second on the team in innings pitched (113.1). The Dominican Republic native signed with the White Sox when he was 17-years-old.

Olacio is also from the Dominican Republic, and he led Kannapolis in innings pitched with 136.2. He threw very well after the All-Star Break last season and hopes to carry that momentum to Winston-Salem.

BACK FOR MORE:

INF Grant Buckner, INF Joey DeMichele, OF Adam Heisler

Grant Buckner will bring his versatility back to the Triad for 2014 (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

Grant Buckner will bring his versatility back to the Triad for 2014 (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

These position players were all with the Dash at some point last season, and they return to Winston-Salem in 2014.

Buckner hit .254 with 10 home runs in 119 games with the Dash in 2013. He set the Dash-era record with 7 RBIs in one game vs. Carolina last June.

DeMichele holds the Dash record for doubles in one season, hitting 37 in 2013. He also slugged the first walk-off grand slam in BB&T Ballpark history against Myrtle Beach last August.

Heisler was a 2013 MiLB.com Organization All-Star, hitting a combined .273 with Winston-Salem, Low-A Kannapolis and Triple-A Charlotte.

NEW TO THE MIX:

OF Jason Coats, INF Michael Johnson

Coats tied for second in the South Atlantic League in RBIs last season, with 84. He also led Low-A Kannapolis in home runs (12) and games played (133).

Johnson actually played in a handful of games with the Dash in 2012, but spent all of last season with Low-A Kannapolis, where he hit a career-high .286 in 70 games.

THE KID:

INF Nick Basto

Basto, who just turned 20 on Tuesday, is the youngest player on the Dash Opening Day roster. He had an 11-game hitting streak with short-season Great Falls before moving to Low-A Kannapolis for the rest of 2013.

There you have it, the 25 players on your 2014 Winston-Salem Dash roster for Opening Day. Who will live up to expectations? Who will surprise? We will begin to find out on Thursday night at BB&T Ballpark against the Wilmington Blue Rocks.

- Dave

Top 10 of 2013 – #9: Comeback in Delaware

Brent Tanner starred in one of the Dash's biggest wins of 2013 (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Brent Tanner starred in one of the Dash’s biggest wins of 2013 (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

The 2013 season is over, but there were plenty of memorable moments. Over the next two weeks, we will count down the Top 10 moments of the Dash era’s fifth season.

Previous Top 10 Moments:
#10: Dash clinch winning record

Moment #9 – June 13
Comeback keeps playoff hopes alive

Despite a winning record, Winston-Salem did not qualify for the Carolina League postseason in 2013, but the Dash were in the first-half hunt until the second-to-last day. Winston stormed back into the playoff chase with Myrtle Beach by making up 6.5 games in a three-week span. Before losing a three-game series to Lynchburg from June 10-12, the Dash and Pelicans were tied for the top spot in the Southern Division.

However, that series loss to the Hillcats meant that the Dash were facing an uphill battle. The club made an overnight journey to Wilmington, Del., to start a four-game set to complete the first half. Facing a two-game deficit with four to play, Winston could not lose more than two games to have any chance. The Dash knew they probably needed to win out in order to have a chance to celebrate in Wilmington for a second consecutive season.

In the series opener on June 13, Wilmington took a 3-1 lead into the top of the ninth. Quite frankly, the Dash’s first half was on the line in that frame, and the offensive delivered. Josh Richmond’s sacrifice fly pulled Winston within one, and Brent Tanner’s two-out RBI single forced extra innings.

Reliever Terance Marin escaped a jam in the seventh and rolled through the eighth, ninth and 10th to keep the Dash in it. Then, in the 11th, Tanner stepped up again. The well-traveled slugger, who played with the Dash in three different stints this year, clubbed a two-run homer that proved to be the difference.

Despite winning eight of their final 11 games, the Pelicans were a bit better down the stretch, claiming 10 of their last 11. Still, Winston-Salem’s late-season victory in Wilmington embodied this club’s resolve, which was evident throughout an up-and-down season. After a tough two-out-of-three series loss, a seven-hour bus ride, a few hours of sleep and a two-run deficit in the ninth, the Dash kept their first-half hopes alive in dramatic fashion.

For the first time in this Top 10 countdown, we will return to BB&T Ballpark for the eighth-best moment of the 2013 season. If you like pitching, do not bother checking out tomorrow’s post.

- Brian

Suspended Twin Bill Preview – Dash vs. Potomac

Games #91 & 135 – Home Game #48 & 68
Winston-Salem Dash (30-33, 68-65) vs. Potomac Nationals (39-24, 30-33)
Wednesday, August 28 – 6 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, N.C.)

GAME BACKGROUND:

Winston-Salem, winners of its last eight games, kick off its final home series of the season tonight at 6. First, the Dash and Potomac Nationals will finish their suspended game from July 11, which was tied at 4-4 in the bottom of the fourth inning. Then, the two clubs will square off in a seven-inning contest beginning approximately 30 minutes after the end of the suspended game.

ADJUSTED STARTING LINEUP – SUSPENDED GAME:

Micah Johnson – 2B Jake Brown – SS
Joey DeMichele – SS 2B
Chris Curley – DH
Kevan Smith – C
Courtney Hawkins – CF
Rangel Ravelo – 1B Mark Haddow – RF
Jeremy Farrell – 3B
Grant Buckner – RF 1B
Adam Heisler Joe De Pinto – LF
Chris Beck Terance Marin – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • Two games into its last road trip, Winston-Salem was in the midst of an eight-game skid, the longest losing streak in the Dash era (2009-present). Since then, the Dash have won a season-high eight games in a row. Winston-Salem has not won more than eight straight games since the Dash era-record 10-game spurt from April 22 to May 1 of 2012.
  • All statistics from the suspended game, even those recorded tonight, will be applied back to July 11. Thus, the result of the first end of this de facto double dip will not affect the Dash’s current winning streak one way or the other.
  • Bryan Blough became the third pitcher in the Dash era to log a nine-inning complete game shutout by himself. Chris Beck accomplished the feat earlier this season with a gem at BB&T Ballpark against Wilmington on June 7, while Matt Heidrenreich became the first Dash hurler to pull it off on June 25, 2012, at home against Salem.
  • Blough also has become the first Dash pitcher to record three complete games, while Winston has five as a team for the first time since the franchise became the Dash in 2009. He also climbed to fourth in the minor leagues in innings pitched (165.2), a mark that leads all of High-A baseball.
  • With seven games remaining in the second half, Winston trails Salem by seven games for first place in the Southern Division. The Dash have an elimination number of one in the playoff hunt. If the Dash lose or Salem wins Wednesday, Winston-Salem will be eliminated from the playoff race.
  • Mark Haddow notched the 11th four-hit game by a Dash hitter this season. His effort Monday represented his third such effort in his minor league career.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Both ends of this de facto doubleheader will be heard on wsdash.com/broadcast, while it can be seen on MiLB.tv.

- Brian

Sunday shakeup

Jason Van Skike is headed to the DL after suffering a knee injury Friday night at Potomac (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Jason Van Skike is headed to the DL after suffering a knee injury Friday (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

The Chicago White Sox announced a pair of roster moves affecting the Winston-Salem Dash’s roster. The first move was to place right-hander Jason Van Skike on the seven-day disabled list with a right knee injury.

Van Skike, who boasts a 2.80 earned run average in 30 appearances this season with Winston-Salem, was injured in Friday’s series finale at Potomac. He collided with Nationals infielder Adrian Sanchez while trying to cover home plate after a passed ball in the second inning. The former Indiana State Sycamore was taken out of the game immediately and replaced by Terance Marin.

To fill Van Skike’s spot on the roster, the Dash have received infielder Jake Brown from the Bristol White Sox of the Appalachian League. The Kansas State University product has split this season between Bristol and Kannapolis, hitting a combined .231 in 45 games between the B-Sox and the Intimidators.

A 30th round pick in 2012 by the White Sox, Brown will be playing at the High-A level for the first time in his career. He has seen action at both middle infield spots throughout his young minor league career and will provide depth up the middle for Winston-Salem.

Brown may be needed for a few days after Micah Johnson left Saturday’s game in the ninth inning due to a left shoulder injury. He is day-to-day at this point but is still on the active roster.

After last night’s walk-off grand slam by Joey DeMichele, the Dash will look to make it two straight over the Myrtle Beach Pelicans and seven in a row overall this afternoon. Check back later for a preview of today’s game.

- Rob

Game 131 Preview – Dash vs. Myrtle Beach

Game #131 – Home Game #64
Winston-Salem Dash (27-33, 65-65) at Myrtle Beach Pelicans (34-27, 74-56)
Saturday, August 24 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, N.C.)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash have matched their longest winning streak of the season by claiming the final five games of their most recent road trip. Tonight at 7, Winston-Salem return to BB&T Ballpark for the first of three against Myrtle Beach.

Jeremy Farrell's RBI double gave the Dash their fifth straight win Friday (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Jeremy Farrell’s RBI double gave the Dash their fifth straight win Friday (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

STARTING LINEUP:

Micah Johnson – 2B
Joey DeMichele – SS
Chris Curley – 3B
Mark Haddow – RF
Courtney Hawkins – CF
Josh Richmond – LF
Jeremy Farrell – DH
Grant Bucker – 1B
Martin Medina – C
Mike Recchia – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • Two games into its recent road trip, Winston-Salem was in the midst of an eight-game skid, the longest losing streak in the Dash era (2009-present). Since then, Winston has won a season high-tying five consecutive games, matching the club’s win streak from May 17-23.
  • This is the longest streak for the franchise since a six-game run from August 12-17, 2012. The Dash have also claimed five consecutive road games for the first time since April 18 to May 1 of last year.
  • Before their 5-2 road swing to Frederick and Potomac, the Dash suffered their first home sweep at BB&T Ballpark in its 82nd regular season series. when Salem took all three from Winston August 14-16. Since August 6, Winston has also lost five home games in a row for the first time in the stadium’s history. Those five games have been decided by just seven runs.
  • The bullpen trio of Terance Marin, Brandon Hardin and Jeremy Erben combined to blank the P-Nats over nine and two-thirds frames Friday. Marin logged five and two-thirds innings, which is good for the longest appearance by a Winston reliever since Stephen McCray’s six-inning effort April 22, 2012.
  • Winston-Salem catcher Kevan Smith enjoyed a huge road trip. In his six starts, Smith went 12-for-23 (.522) with two homers, seven RBIs and six runs scored. Smith is seventh in the CL with 67 RBIs, and he enjoys a 17-RBI lead on every other catcher. He trails only Frederick’s Michael Ohlman (13) among backstops in homers (11).

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game can be seen live on My 48 in the Winston-Salem area, with coverage beginning at 7 p.m. Plus, fans can listen live on wsdash.com/broadcast or watch on MiLB.tv.

- Brian

Game 125 Preview – Dash at Frederick

Game #125 – Road Game #62
Winston-Salem Dash (22-32, 60-64) at Frederick Keys (21-32, 55-67)
Sunday, August 17 – 2 p.m.
Harry Grove Stadium (Frederick, Md.)

GAME BACKGROUND:

Winston-Salem’s losing streak, the longest in the Dash era, spilled to seven games with a walk-off loss Saturday in the first of four in Frederick. The Dash and Keys meet again today at 2 p.m. from Harry Grove Stadium, where the Dash have won 12 times over their last 15 games.

Grant Buckner gave the Dash a short-lived lead in the ninth Saturday (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

Grant Buckner gave the Dash a short-lived lead in the ninth Saturday (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

STARTING LINEUP:

Micah Johnson – 2B
Joey DeMichele – DH
Chris Curley – SS
Mark Haddow – RF
Courtney Hawkins – CF
Josh Richmond – LF
Jeremy Farrell – 3B
Grant Buckner – 1B
Martin Medina – C
Braulio Ortiz – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • Rangel Ravelo is day-to-day with an elbow injury suffered in the bottom of the fifth inning Saturday. Terance Marin struck out Jason Esposito, but a passed ball set up a play at first base. Ravelo put his left arm in the baseline in order to try to make the play, and Esposito collided with his arm. Grant Buckner replaced Ravelo and later notched a two-run single in the top of the ninth.
  • Winston-Salem has dropped seven consecutive games for the first time in the Dash era (2009-present). The club has not suffered a skid of seven or more games since at least the 2004 campaign. The Dash have lost these seven contests by a combined eight runs.
  • For the first time since August 2, the Dash scored more than five runs in Saturday’s narrow loss. This offensive output snapped a streak of 13 games with five runs or less for the Dash’s offense, during which Winston mustered only 40 runs (3.1 per game).
  • Winston is 10.5 games behind Myrtle Beach in the Southern Division’s second-half standings, which is the largest deficit for the club during the Dash era (2009-present). This gap is a half-game worse than the previous low-water mark, which the Dash endured from May 5-7, 2011.
  • Even with their series-opening loss Saturday, the Dash are still 5-2 against the Keys in Frederick this season. In fact, Winston-Salem has won 12 of its last 15 games at Harry Grove Stadium dating back to early last season. In those 15 matchups, the Dash have scored a total of 108 runs, or 7.2 runs per game.
  • The Dash lead the Carolina League with 103 home runs, but Winston-Salem has not gone yard in its last nine games. Josh Richmond’s fifth-inning solo shot on August 8 at Salem is the Dash’s most recent blast, so Winston has gone 85 innings without a long ball.
  • The Dash still enjoy a 10-homer lead on Frederick for the top spot in the CL as the Dash attempt to lead the circuit in homers for the fourth season in a row.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

The Pregame Dash begins at 1:45 p.m. and features a chat with Terance Marin, who worked four scoreless innings out of the bullpen Saturday. Fans can listen live here.

- Brian

VIDEO: Life in the bullpen

The Dash’s bullpen is a fascinating place. From learning how to juggle to drawing faces on “rally cups,” Winston-Salem relievers watch the game in unique ways.

Learn about it in this hilarious video, which features a cameo from a Dash outfielder who feels the relievers’ wrath in certain situations.

- Curt

Relive last year’s head shaving event

The Winston-Salem Dash and VS. Cancer are teaming up to raise funds and awareness for childhood cancer this Friday at BB&T Ballpark. After the game, several Dash players will have their heads shaved on the field, a la last August’s Basebald event. Thanks to two of the Dash’s stellar photographers, Steve Orcutt and Jody Stewart, here are some of the sights from last year’s event:

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Terance Marin chipped in with his barber skills by shaving the head of fellow right-handed hurler Chris Bassitt.

08242012_SO-500Michael Earley, who hit .291 with 73 RBIs for Winston-Salem in 2012 and now plies his trade for Double-A Birmingham, takes his turn in the barber’s chair.

08242012_SO-544Former Dash right-hander Justin Collop gets his head shaved by survivor Grant Ivey, who threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game.

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Right-hander J.R. Ballinger showed his support as well.

082412_JS_0893Some of the Dash’s participants pose with Grant to show off their new looks. (From left to right: Ballinger, Earley, Nick Ciolli, Bassitt, Juan Silverio and Kevin Vance)

Come out and join us Friday night to see whose head gets shaved this year and show your support for VS. Cancer in the fight against childhood cancer!

- Rob

Game #68 Preview – Winston-Salem at Wilmington

With three days remaining in the first half, the Dash are two games behind Myrtle Beach in the Southern Division standings. Thus, we will have a game preview available for every game until either the Dash or the Pelicans claim the first-half crown.

Game #68 – Road Game #32
Winston-Salem Dash at Wilmington Blue Rocks
Friday, June 14 – 7:05 p.m.
Current Position: 2nd (2.0 GB)

Bryan Blough has given up just one run in 14 innings against Wilmington this year (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

Bryan Blough has given up just one run in 14 innings against Wilmington this year (Steve Orcutt/W-S Dash).

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash remained two games behind first-place Myrtle Beach with a come-from-behind win in Wilmington by a score of 5-3 in 11 innings Thursday night. Brent Tanner’s two-out RBI single capped a two-run ninth inning to knot the score, and his two-run blast in the top of the 11th proved to be the difference. However, the Pelicans won their seventh game in a row to lower their magic number to two with three days left in the first half.

STARTING PITCHERS:

Winston-Salem – RHP Bryan Blough (4-4, 4.66 ERA): Blough has been Winston-Salem’s workhorse throughout the season, amassing a team-high 75.1 innings (T-2nd in the Carolina League). His two starts in June have been tremendous (14.0 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 9 K, 2 BB). Blough, who entered this season with only six career minor league starts on his resume, has not lost since May 2. Against Wilmington this season, the Newnan, Ga., native is 2-0 with just one earned run allowed in 14 innings of work. This includes a gem on April 27 in Delaware, during which he took a no-hitter into the sixth frame.

Wilmington – RHP Kyle Smith (4-2, 2.59 ERA): Wilmington’s lone All-Star, Smith has been the Blue Rocks’ strongest starter in 2013. Prior to his last start, Smith owned the 11th best earned run average in the minors, but the Dash banged him around to the tune of six earned runs in five innings. In three outings against Winston-Salem, the righty has allowed 11 runs (all earned) in 16 innings, which calculates to a 6.19 ERA. His other nine starts have amounted in just eight earned runs in 50 frames, or a 1.44 ERA.

Brent Tanner hit his first career High-A home run in the 11th inning Thursday (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Brent Tanner hit his first career High-A home run in the 11th inning Thursday (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

DASH DOTS:

  • Winston-Salem collected its eighth last at-bat victory of 2013 on Thursday. This is the second time the Dash have earned a come-from-behind victory at Wilmington. In a series opener on April 26, the Dash rallied for one in the ninth and one in the 10th to secure a 5-4 win over the Blue Rocks at Frawley Stadium.
  • The Dash improved upon their Carolina League-leading record in extra innings with their fifth win in six tries. Winston is a perfect 3-0 on the road when playing bonus baseball.
  • Brent Tanner continues to swing well at the High-A level. In 14 Carolina League games, Tanner is hitting .364 with six RBIs and four runs scored. He has become familiar with the drive between Kannapolis and Winston-Salem because this is his third different stint with the Dash.
  • It was an odd game for the top of the Dash’s order. Joey DeMichele (0-for-6) saw his team-high 12-game hitting streak come to an end, while Adam Heisler (0-for-5) failed to reach base for just the second time in 48 games between Winston-Salem and Kannapolis here in 2013.
  • Winston had a chance to rally late because of Jake Cose’s ability to minimize damage early on in the contest. Cose induced a double play in each of the first three innings, all of which helped him escape a tough jam.
  • How about the bullpen duo of Terance Marin and Cody Winiarski. Marin turned in his best outing of the campaign by retiring all 10 men he faced. Winiarski then worked around a pair of singles in the 11th for his eighth save in as many tries this season. Winiarski is second to Lynchburg’s Nate Hyatt (nine) for the CL lead in saves.

BIRD’S-EYE VIEW:

The first-place Pelicans extended their winning streak to seven with a 3-1 win over Carolina in the opener of a five-game, four-day series Thursday. Carolina attempted to rally in the ninth, and the Muddies had runners at second and third with one out and a run already in during the frame. However, a pair of groundouts doomed Carolina. Tonight at 7:05, these two teams continue their set. Alec Asher (4-4, 3.23 ERA) is scheduled to start for the Birds against fellow righty Michael Peoples (0-1, 4.58 ERA).

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

The Dash and Blue Rocks continue their series tonight at 7:05. Catch the Pregame Dash beginning at 6:50 here.

- Brian

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