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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.
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.)
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 –
Chris Curley – DH
Kevan Smith – C
Courtney Hawkins – CF
Rangel Ravelo – 1B Mark Haddow – RF
Jeremy Farrell – 3B
Grant Buckner –
Adam Heisler Joe De Pinto – LF
Chris Beck Terance Marin – RHP
- 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.
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.
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.)
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.
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
- 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).
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.)
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.
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
- 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.
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.
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.
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:
Terance Marin chipped in with his barber skills by shaving the head of fellow right-handed hurler Chris Bassitt.
Right-hander J.R. Ballinger showed his support as well.
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!
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)
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.
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.
- 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.
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).
The Dash and Blue Rocks continue their series tonight at 7:05. Catch the Pregame Dash beginning at 6:50 here.
With the Dash set embark on a six-game road trip tonight in Salem, Va., let’s take a look back at the weekend that was at BB&T Ballpark in a Tuesday edition of Dash Dots:
- With their three-game sweep of the Potomac Nationals this weekend, the Dash have now beaten the P-Nats 13 consecutive times at BB&T Ballpark dating back to April of 2012.
- After overcoming a two-run deficit with three tallies in the eighth inning to win 5-4 on Friday, the Dash rallied with two outs in the ninth to tie Saturday’s game and eventually win in 10 innings on a walk-off single by Joey DeMichele. Those two last at-bat victories marked the first time since August 13-14, 2012, that the Dash have had back-to-back last at-bat victories.
- DeMichele now has both walk-off hits for Winston-Salem after his walk-off single on Saturday. His other walk-off hit was a three-run home run in the 11th inning on May 8 against Frederick.
- With a pair of singles on Friday and a walk and a triple on Saturday, Adam Heisler has now reached base in 41 consecutive games dating back to the end of last season. Heisler now has the longest such streak in the majors, as High Desert’s Jamal Austin had his 47-game streak snapped when we went 0-for-4 on Friday. However, Heisler did not play in Sunday’s series finale, and he is not in tonight’s lineup.
- Myles Jaye gave Winston-Salem his second straight quality start since he was called up from Kannapolis in Sunday’s 7-3 victory, surrendering three runs in six innings. The righty is now 2-0 and has struck out six in each of his first two High-A starts.
- The Winston bullpen was excellent this weekend against Potomac. Over the three games, Dash relievers did not yield an earned run across 10.2 innings while giving up just six hits. The bullpen also did not allow a walk in the series against the P-Nats while picking up two of the three wins. Terance Marin (3-2) was the winner in Friday’s series opener, and Brandon Hardin (1-0) was rewarded for his three scoreless innings of relief in Saturday’s walk-off win.
- Yesterday was the second off day for Winston-Salem in the last 12 days, but now they will not have another until the All-Star Break. The Dash will now play 28 games in the next 27 days, including a doubleheader against Frederick which the Dash announced today has been moved from Memorial Day, May 27, to May 28.
The Dash open up a six-game road trip tonight with the first of a three-game set at the Salem Red Sox. Join Brian here at 6:50 for the Pregame Dash, with first pitch scheduled for 7:05.
This afternoon, the White Sox have announced a pair of roster moves affecting the Winston-Salem Dash. Infielder Rangel Ravelo has been activated from the disabled list after having recovered from a left thumb laceration that landed him on the DL back on May 5. Prior to his injury, the Miami, Fla., native went 4-for-5 in two games with Winston-Salem after starting the season with Low-A Kannapolis.
To make room on the roster for Ravelo, infielder Brent Tanner his been transferred back to the Intimidators. The former South Alabama Jaguar will be making his second trip to Kannapolis after Ravelo’s initial call-up from the Intimidators saw Tanner go the other way back on May 2. In his two stints in Winston so far this year, Tanner is hitting .333 with three RBIs in 13 games.
In other news, the Dash held their annual Community build in conjunction with Lowe’s and Habitat for Humanity of Forsyth County today. Several Dash players were on hand to pitch in for a great cause. Here are some photos from their efforts:
Being on the disabled list didn’t stop Courtney Hawkins from helping out this morning.
Last night’s winning pitcher, Terance Marin, hammers away at a piece of sheet metal.
Right-hander Cody Winiarski showed off his handiwork this morning, too.
Righty Jason Van Skike lends a helping hand with some flooring panels.
The Dash continue their three-game series with the Potomac Nationals tonight, with first pitch set for 7 at BB&T Ballpark. Join me here at 6:45 for the Pregame Dash. Talk you to then!
(Thanks to Nikki Caldwell for the photos from today’s event)