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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 #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 #87 Preview – Dash vs. Wilmington

Game #87 – Home Game #43
Winston-Salem Dash (8-9, 38-48) vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks (8-8, 41-43)
Sunday, July 6 – 5 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash suffered their third straight defeat on Saturday, falling 3-2 against Wilmington in front of 6,541 fans at BB&T Ballpark. Winston-Salem will try to avoid the rare home sweep this evening.

Keon Barnum is batting .369 since the All-Star Break. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Keon Barnum is batting .369 since the All-Star Break. (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
Justin Jirschele – DH
Omar Narvaez – C
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Angel Sanchez – RHP

DASH DOTS:

Terance Marin put forth another strong outing on Saturday, tying a career-high eight innings while allowing two runs on six hits. Since returning to Winston-Salem on June 19, the right-hander has surrendered just three earned runs in 26 innings.

• Second baseman Joey DeMichele’s 14-game hitting streak was snapped on Saturday after going 0-for-4. It’s the longest stretch of consecutive games with a hit by a Dash player this season. During that span, the Arizona native batted .315 (17-for-54)

• Outfielder Jason Coats went 3-for-4 with three singles and two runs on Saturday. Since the All-Star Break, the Texas native is batting .333 with three homers and 10 RBIs in 17 games.

• First baseman Keon Barnum went 2-for-3 on Saturday with a single, double and RBI. The 21-year-old has registered hits in three of his last four contests, and is batting .369 in 17 games since the All-Star Break.

• Winston-Salem is batting only .159 (10-for-63) in the first two games of this series against Wilmington. The Dash have scored 32 runs in the first 11 meetings with the Blue Rocks, averaging 2.67 per-game. As a result, Winston-Salem has a 5-7 record against Delaware’s Carolina League squad.

• The Dash have only been swept twice at BB&T Ballpark since the facility opened in 2010. Salem won three straight from the Dash on August 14-16, 2013, while Frederick took all three contests in a rain-altered series on April 16-17.

• Right-hander Angel Sanchez will make his first Dash start this evening. The 24-year-old has spent most of 2014 in Double-A, pitching with Jacksonville (Marlins’ affiliate) and Montgomery (Rays’ affiliate) before he was claimed off waivers by the White Sox on July 4. He has a combined record of 0-9, with a 7.04 ERA this season.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

This evening’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 4:45 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 5.

- Dave

Game #86 Preview – Dash vs. Wilmington

Game #86 – Home Game #42
Winston-Salem Dash (8-8, 38-47) vs. Wilmington Blue Rocks (7-8, 40-43)
Saturday, July 5 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash were blanked by Wilmington 5-0 on Friday night, suffering their fourth straight loss on Independence Day. A record crowd of 8,184 came out to BB&T Ballpark to witness the contest.

Euclides Leyer pitched two and one-third scoreless innings in relief Friday. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Euclides Leyer pitched two and one-third scoreless innings in relief Friday. (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
Omar Narvaez – C
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Terance Marin – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Wilmington starter Glenn Sparkman held the Dash hitless for the first six and one-third innings. The last time Winston-Salem was no-hit was in a seven-inning game against Frederick on July 3, 2003, when John Maine accomplished the feat.

• Second baseman Joey DeMichele broke up the no-hit bid with a seventh inning single, extending his hitting streak to 14 games in the process. It’s the longest stretch of consecutive games with a hit by a Dash player this season, surpassing Justin Jirchele’s mark of 13 straight from May 1 through June 4.

• The Dash bullpen turned in another solid performance on Friday, with Euclides Leyer allowing just one hit in two and one-third innings, while Brad Goldberg tossed two perfect innings with four strikeouts. Winston-Salem relievers have not allowed a run in their last 11 innings pitched, spanning three games.

• With Friday’s loss, the Dash have never won a Fourth of July game at BB&T Ballpark in four attempts. Salem defeated Winston-Salem 9-7 in 2011, while Myrtle Beach knocked off the Dash in 2012 (8-4) and 2013 (8-5 in 11 innings).

• Winston-Salem was shut out for the eighth time this season on Friday. Prior to 2014, they had not suffered more than six shutout losses in any single campaign, and were blanked a combined 15 times from 2011 through 2013.

• The Dash have scored just 30 runs in their first 11 meetings (2.7 per-game) with Wilmington this season, posting a 5-6 record against the Blue Rocks along the way.

• Right-hander Terance Marin will start on the mound for Winston-Salem tonight. During his most recent start against Carolina on Monday, the California native tossed a career-high eight innings, allowing just two hits and a walk. Overall this season, Marin has a 2-0 record and 2.37 ERA.

• Since returning to the Dash on June 19, Marin has excelled as a starter. In three outings, the righty is 2-0 with a 0.50 ERA. The 24-year-old was released by the White Sox on April 9 and regained his form with independent league Evansville before the White Sox re-signed him in mid-June.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game will be telecast live in the Winston-Salem area on My 48, beginning at 7 p.m. The contest is also available live on wsdash.com/broadcast, with the Pregame Dash starting at 6:45 p.m.

- Dave

Game #82 Preview – Dash at Myrtle Beach

Game #82 – Road Game #42
Winston-Salem Dash (7-5, 37-44) at Myrtle Beach Pelicans (7-4, 51-28)
Tuesday, July 1 – 7:05 p.m.
TicketReturn.com Field (Myrtle Beach, SC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash avoided a rare home sweep by blanking Carolina 3-0 at BB&T Ballpark on Monday night. Winston-Salem opens a three-game series at first-place Myrtle Beach tonight.

Jefferson Olacio will make his second straight start tonight at Myrtle Beach. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Jefferson Olacio will make his second straight start tonight at Myrtle Beach. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – DH
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – RF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Grant Buckner – 3B
Zach Voight – SS
Michael Marjama – C
Keenyn Walker – CF
Jefferson Olacio – LHP

DASH DOTS:

• In the 96 series that have taken place at BB&T Ballpark, only two have resulted in sweeps for the opponent. Salem won three straight in the Triad from August 14-16, 2013, while Frederick swept the Dash in a rain-altered three-game series on April 16-17.

Terance Marin threw a career-high eight innings on Monday, surrendering just two hits and one walk while striking out four. Since returning to Winston-Salem on June 19, the right-hander has allowed only one earned run in 19 innings.

• First baseman Keon Barnum went 4-for-4 with two singles, a double and a solo homer in Monday’s win. The Florida native’s four knocks tied a career-high, and was his second four-hit game in the last eight days.

• Second baseman Joey DeMichele extended his hitting streak to ten games with a third-inning double on Monday. It’s the sixth double-digit hitting streak recorded by a Dash player this season.

• Outfielder Jacob May fell just shy of a double-digit hitting streak, going 0-for-3 with a sacrifice bunt in Monday’s win. The reigning Carolina League Player of the Week batted .474 (18-for-38) during his stretch of nine straight games with a hit.

• Outfielder Jason Coats slugged his 13th homer of the season on Monday, pulling into a three-way tie for second place in the Carolina League with teammate Courtney Hawkins and Frederick’s Michael Burgess.

• The Dash and Myrtle Beach have met six previous times this season, with the Pelicans winning five of those contests. That includes a three-game sweep at TicketReturn.com Field from May 12-14.

• Left-hander Jefferson Olacio will be making his second straight start and fourth of the season tonight. Last Friday at Frederick, the 20-year-old threw four scoreless innings while striking out three. Olacio has not allowed an earned run in any of his previous three starts, spanning 10 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 #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

Games #76/77 Preview – Dash at Frederick

UPDATE – 2:20 p.m. 
Game two lineup

Tim Anderson – SS
Jacob May – CF
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – DH
Keon Barnum – 1B
Justin Jirschele – 3B
Zach Voight – 2B
Michael Marjama – C
Keenyn Walker – RF
Frank Montas – RHP

Games #76/77 – Road Games #39/40
Winston-Salem Dash (3-3, 33-42) at Frederick Keys (1-5, 33-40)
Thursday, June 25 – 12 p.m. 
Harry Grove Stadium (Frederick, Md.) 

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash and Keys had Wednesday’s contest suspended by rain in the middle of the fourth inning, with Winston-Salem trailing 3-2. The clubs will finish this game, then play the regularly-scheduled game, which will now be seven innings, afterward.

Sean Hagan will enter in relief to begin the conclusion of Wednesday's suspended contest (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Sean Hagan will enter in relief to begin the conclusion of Wednesday’s suspended contest (Jody Stewart/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 – SP
Sean Hagan – in relief

DASH DOTS:

  • Outfielder Courtney Hawkins had a sacrifice fly in the first inning, raising his season RBI total to 53. The 20-year-old paces the Carolina League in RBIs, three ahead of former Myrtle Beach slugger Joey Gallo, who was promoted to Double-A shortly before the All-Star Break.
  • Following a six-game hitting streak, shortstop Tim Anderson went hitless in nine straight at-bats to fall from the Carolina League’s top ten in batting average. However, the 21-year-old is 1-for-2 with a single, run scored and RBI in Wednesday’s suspended game.
  • Catcher Omar Narvaez has a double and a run scored in Wednesday’s suspended contest. Since joining Winston-Salem from Low-A Kannapolis on June 19, the Venezuelan native is batting .429 (6-for-14) with two doubles, two homers and five RBIs in five games.
  • Left-hander Sean Hagan is slated to toe the rubber for Winston-Salem in the bottom of the fourth when play resumes. Hagan, the owner of 38 career Minor League appearances, has never tossed more than three innings in a professional appearance. The Dash have leaned on Hagan in recent weeks. Since May 29, Winston-Salem has played 24 times, and the Larchmont, N.Y., native has pitched in 10 of them, which leads the CL is the second-highest total among all High-A hurlers during this span.

  • The Dash have had to endure plenty of weather-related issues throughout the 2014 season. Thus far, Winston-Salem has experienced six postponements, three suspensions and one cancellation. All four series between the Dash and the Keys have included either a rainout or a suspended affair. In their previous two instances of a suspension, Winston-Salem has dropped the resumed contest and won the finale.

  • Right-hander Frank Montas, who is scheduled to pitch Thursday’s regularly scheduled game 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.
  • During his last start, Montas tossed four scoreless innings against Salem last Saturday before a rain delay forced his early removal from the contest. Overall, the 21-year-old is 3-0 with a 1.64 ERA in nine starts this season.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Today’s games are available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 11:45 a.m., with the resumption of Wednesday’s suspended game scheduled for noon. 600 AM-WSJS in the Winston-Salem area will carry the conclusion of Wednesday’s game, too.

- 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

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