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Game #72 Preview – Dash at Lynchburg

Game #72 – Road Game #37
Winston-Salem Dash (1-0, 31-40) at Lynchburg Hillcats (0-1, 33-38)
Friday, June 26 – 6:30 p.m.
Calvin Falwell Field (Lynchburg, Va.)

GAME BACKGROUND:

Jordan Guerrero pitched into the ninth inning and the Dash led wire-to-wire Thursday to knock off the Hillcats 5-4. Winston-Salem has now won three straight road contests.

Robinson Leyer starts Friday for the Dash in Lynchburg. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Robinson Leyer starts Friday for the Dash in Lynchburg. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Adam Engel – CF
Jake Peter – 2B
Trey Michalczewski – 3B
Keon Barnum – 1B
Omar Narvaez – C
Nolan Earley – RF
T.J. Williams – DH
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Michael Suiter – LF
Robinson Leyer – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • Not only did Guerrero post a new career-high in innings, but he also became the first Winston-Salem starter to pitch more than eight innings since July 20, 2014, when Tony Bucciferro took a no-hitter into the ninth at Frederick before settling for a complete game shutout. Guerrero fell two outs short of becoming the seventh Winston pitcher in the Dash era (2009-present) to toss nine innings in a single game.
  • For just the second time this season, the Dash have rattled off three consecutive road victories. The other such surge took place from April 24-26, when the Dash rallied for a four-game series win at Myrtle Beach. This most recent mini-streak has immediately followed an eight-game road skid, the longest for the franchise since 2006. That funk included a four-game sweep at the hands of the Hillcats from June 5-7. The Dash are 14-22 on the road, which is the second-worst mark in the Carolina League.
  • Several Dash players find themselves at or near the top of some categories in the Carolina League. Adam Engel is tied for first in stolen bases (28) and third in runs scored (44). Trey Michalczewski shares second in RBIs (42). Omar Narvaez is fifth in batting average (.303). On the pitching side, Matt Heidenreich is first in wins (8) and sixth in earned run average (2.77).
  • For a third straight half, Winston-Salem earned a win in the opener. The Dash blasted Salem 12-4 to begin last year’s second half before obliterating Frederick to kick off this season. Before this recent uptick, the Dash had dropped five half lid-lifters in a row. Since the nickname change in 2009, Winston-Salem is 6-8 to begin the half.
  • Dash utility man Toby Thomas logged another strong showing on Thursday. Thomas went 2-for-4 with an RBI, his sixth at the High-A level. Thomas has hit safely in 11 of his first 14 games within the Carolina League. Of his 15 base hits, nine of them have gone for extra bases (seven doubles, one triple and one home run). Plus, the Alabama native has produced well despite playing in both the infield and outfield and hitting anywhere from sixth to ninth in the lineup.
  • Former Dash infielder Carlos Sanchez carried the White Sox past Detroit on Thursday with a three-run triple in the 10th inning of an 8-7 win on Thursday.
  • Winston-Salem improved to 24-10 (.706) when scoring more than three runs.
  • Friday starter Robinson Leyer posted a quality start in his only appearance against Lynchburg on May 27 (6.0 IP, 3 R, 5 H), which did result in a loss for both the Dash and Leyer.
  • Despite the series-opening win on Thursday night, the Dash are just 10-25 (.286) in Lynchburg since the start of the 2012 season. This does not include a pair of losses in the Mills Cup Finals in 2012.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Friday’s game will be available on wsdash.com/broadcast, along with the TuneIn Radio app. The Pregame Dash will begin at 6:15 p.m., with the first pitch at 6:30 p.m.

– Scott

Game #71 Preview – Dash at Lynchburg

Game #71 – Road Game #36
Winston-Salem Dash (0-0, 30-40) at Lynchburg Hillcats (0-0, 33-37)
Thursday, June 25 – 6:30 p.m.
Calvin Falwell Field (Lynchburg, Va.)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The second half of the season begins Thursday, when the Dash start a three-game series at Lynchburg. Winston-Salem will compete with Salem and Carolina for the right to battle Myrtle Beach in the Southern Division Championship Series in September.

Trey Michalczewski begins the second half of the season in a tie for second in the Carolina League in RBIs. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Trey Michalczewski begins the second half of the season in a tie for second in the Carolina League in RBIs. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Adam Engel – CF
Jake Peter – 2B
Trey Michalczewski – 3B
Keon Barnum – 1B
Omar Narvaez – C
Nolan Earley – RF
Toby Thomas – DH
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Michael Suiter – LF
Jordan Guerrero – LHP

DASH DOTS:

  • During the season’s first 70 games, Winston-Salem recorded the worst single-half record during the Dash era (2009-present). In fact, Winston-Salem three most recent halves have been the franchise’s three worst since the nickname change. A year ago, the Dash were 30-39 and 31-39 in the first and second half, respectively. Since 2009, the Dash are still 40 games over .500 (472-432-1). Only Potomac owns a better record in the CL during this span.
  • This three-game set marks the Dash’s second and final trip to Lynchburg in the regular season. The Hillcats claimed all four games of a weather-condensed four-game series from June 5-7. It marked the franchise’s first four-game road sweep since June 2-5, 2008, the final season of the Warthogs. In the series finale, Lynchburg overcame a 7-0 Winston-Salem advantage, the biggest lead the club had ever surrendered in a loss since the Dash era began six years ago.
  • Several Dash players found themselves at or near the top of some categories in the Carolina League. Adam Engel is tied for first in stolen bases (28) and tied for second in runs (44). Trey Michalczewski shares second in RBIs (42). Omar Narvaez is sixth in batting average (.299). On the pitching side, Matt Heidenreich is sixth with a 2.95 earned run average, while his eight wins are two better than any other CL hurler.
  • The California League cruised to a 9-2 victory in the 19th California-Carolina League All-Star Game on Tuesday in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Omar Narvaez went 1-for-2 with a run scored, while both James Dykstra (1.0 IP, 2 ER) and Matt Heidenreich (0.1 IP, 0 R) appeared on the mound. With the victory, the men from the West Coast snagged a 9-8-2 edge in the all-time series. The 2016 Midsummer Classic will take place in Lake Elsinore, Calif., in a celebration of the California League’s 75th anniversary.
  • The Dash only had two roster moves in advance of the season’s second half. Euclides Leyer has rejoined the club from Low-A Kannapolis, while fellow righty Yency Almonte was assigned to the Intimidators from Winston-Salem.
  • On Sunday, the Dash improved to 10-0 at home when scoring six-plus runs.
  • Jordan Guerrero will make his fourth High-A start in the stadium where he made his first (5.0 IP, 4 R on June 7).

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Thursday’s game will be broadcast live on 600 AM-WSJS and wsjs.com, along with the TuneIn Radio app. The Pregame Dash will begin at 6:15 p.m., with the first pitch at 6:30 p.m.

– Scott

Dash alumni thriving

The second half is upon us! During the Dash’s three-day break, a few Winston-Salem alumni shined. Let’s take a look back:

SALE’S STRIKEOUT STREAK

For the seventh consecutive outing, Chris Sale posted a double-digit strikeout title on Wednesday at Minnesota. Sale became the fourth Major League hurler since 1914 to accomplish this remarkable feat, joining Hall of Famers Nolan Ryan (1977), Pedro Martinez (1999) and Randy Johnson (2001).

Here’s a look back from some tweets last night:

ANDERSON’S AMAZING BIRTHDAY

Infielder Tim Anderson, the White Sox top prospect, celebrated his 22nd birthday in style. With plenty of family in attendance, Anderson claimed the Most Valuable Player award in Tuesday’s Southern League All-Star Game.

MONTAS NAMED TO FUTURES GAME

Former Dash right-hander Frankie Montas, who shined in the Carolina League a year ago, will represent the White Sox in the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game. Montas boasts a 2.55 earned run average in 12 starts with Double-A Birmingham.

MARIN DOMINANT IN TRIPLE-A

The White Sox released Terance Marin last April. Since then, he went to independent baseball, rejoined the White Sox, pitched in the Mexican League and earned a jump to Triple-A. With Charlotte, Marin has been incredible. In his four outings, Marin has not permitted a run in 22 innings. No Minor League hurler has logged more innings since June 5 without giving up a run than Marin, who was promoted to the Knights on that day.

It’s always great to see so many Dash alumni perform well at higher levels. Here’s hoping this continues! Stay tuned for our preview of the Dash’s second-half opener in Lynchburg.

– Brian

Game #127 Preview – Dash vs. Salem

Game #127 – Home Game #64
Winston-Salem Dash (27-30, 57-69) vs. Salem Red Sox (27-26, 60-61)
Wednesday, August 20 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash exploded for six runs in the second inning against the Red Sox on Tuesday night before holding on for a 6-4 victory in the series opener. Winston-Salem snapped Salem’s eight-game winning streak while moving closer in the playoff chase.

Keon Barnum had a two-run double in Tuesday's win over Salem. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Keon Barnum tallied a two-run double in Tuesday’s win over Salem. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Adam Engel – CF
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Trey Michalczewski – 3B
Jake Peter – 2B
Nick Basto – DH
Omar Narvaez – C
C.J. Beatty – RF
Brandon Brennan – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Outfielder Courtney Hawkins delivered a two-run single in the second inning on Tuesday. The 20-year-old has rattled off three consecutive multi-RBI games for the first time in his professional career.

• First baseman Keon Barnum went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBIs. The 21-year-old now has hits in four straight games, during which he is batting .375 (6-for-16). Barnum now has 55 RBIs this season, which ranks second among active Dash players.

• Third baseman Nick Basto tied a career-high with three hits in Tuesday’s contest. It’s the fourth time he has compiled three hits in a game this season, with the others coming on April 6 against Wilmington and against Potomac on May 2 and July 22.

• Catcher Omar Narvaez went 2-for-2 with two singles, two walks, an RBI and a run scored on Tuesday. The Venezuelan native had been in a 2-for-26 slump before his breakout performance.

• Shortstop Cleuluis Rondon saw his seven-game hitting streak come to an end on Tuesday. During that stretch, the 20-year-old batted .355 (11-for-31) with five RBIs and six runs scored.

• After his solid start on Tuesday, right-hander Terance Marin earned a promotion to Double-A Birmingham earlier today. Replacing him on the Dash roster is right-hander Adam Lopez from Low-A Kannapolis.

• The Dash are now two games behind Salem for the final Southern Division playoff spot with 13 regular season contests remaining. Carolina sits a half-game behind Winston-Salem in the standings.

• With Tuesday’s win, the Dash have earned at least a split in the season series against Salem, having won ten of 18 meetings. Winston-Salem has a 4-4 record against the Red Sox at BB&T Ballpark.

• Right-hander Brandon Brennan will try to pitch the Dash to their third straight win tonight. During his most recent outing against Lynchburg last Thursday, the California native allowed two runs in five innings and finished with a no-decision in the 5-4 Dash win. While with Winston-Salem, Brennan is 1-0 with a 3.00 ERA in three starts.

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 #126 Preview – Dash vs. Salem

Game #126 – Home Game #63
Winston-Salem Dash (26-30, 56-69) vs. Salem Red Sox (27-25, 60-60)
Tuesday, August 19 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash avoided a sweep at Wilmington on Sunday with a 4-1 win over the Blue Rocks. Winston-Salem begins its final homestand of the regular season tonight with a three-game series against Salem.

Terance Marin is making his first start on the mound since July 31. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Terance Marin is making his first start on the mound since July 31. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Adam Engel – CF
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Trey Michalczewski – DH
Jake Peter – 2B
Nick Basto – 3B
Omar Narvaez – C
Keenyn Walker – RF
Terance Marin – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Right-hander James Dykstra turned in a strong start on Sunday, surrendering one run and six hits in eight innings. The California native struck out four while earning his third win with the Dash.

• Outfielder Courtney Hawkins clubbed a three-run homer in the third inning on Sunday. The 20-year-old drove in eight runs during the three-game series at Wilmington and now has 79 RBIs on the season, tops in the Carolina League.

• Hawkins’ 18 homers is second in the Carolina League to former Myrtle Beach slugger Joey Gallo and is the most among active players in the circuit. The Texas native’s round-tripper on Sunday was his first since July 30, a span of 15 games.

• Winston-Salem has slugged only two dingers in 15 games this month. This is a drastic change for the Dash, which had 11 in April before posting large home run numbers in May (18), June (23) and July (19).

• Shortstop Cleuluis Rondon had a single, a run scored and a stolen base on Sunday. The 20-year-old is riding a seven-game hitting streak, during which he is batting .355 (11-for-31) with five RBIs and six runs scored.

• Third baseman Trey Michalczewski went 2-for-4 with two singles in Sunday’s contest. It was the 19-year-old’s first multi-hit game at the High-A level. He now has hits in three straight games.

• The Dash are currently three games behind Salem for the final Southern Division playoff spot with 14 regular season contests remaining. The Red Sox have won eight straight games coming into this series.

• The Dash and Red Sox are meeting for the first time since June 19-21, when Winston-Salem took two-of-three in the Triad. Overall this season, the Dash hold a 9-8 edge in the season series.

• Right-hander Terance Marin will get the start for the Dash tonight. The California native had pitched in relief of Carlos Rodon during his last two outings, allowing seven runs in eight and two-third innings. Overall this season, the 24-year-old is 3-3 with a 4.06 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. Every Dash home game can be viewed on MiLB.tv.

– Dave

Game #121 Preview – Dash vs. Lynchburg

Game #121 – Home Game #61
Winston-Salem Dash (24-27, 54-66) vs. Lynchburg Hillcats (27-23, 61-59)
Wednesday, August 13 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash fell 9-3 against Lynchburg in Tuesday’s series opener for their season-long seventh straight loss. Former NC State star Carlos Rodon will take the mound tonight to try and snap Winston-Salem’s skid.

Carlos Rodon will make his second start with the Dash tonight. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Carlos Rodon will make his second start with the Dash tonight. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Adam Engel – CF
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Trey Michalczewski – 3B
Nick Basto – DH
Omar Narvaez – C
Jake Peter – 2B
C.J. Beatty – RF
Carlos Rodon – LHP

DASH DOTS:

• Second baseman Jake Peter went 3-for-3 with three singles and two runs scored. The 21-year-old has hits in five of seven games with the Dash since his promotion from short-season Great Falls on August 5.

• Shortstop Cleuluis Rondon tallied a single, double and RBI in Tuesday’s contest. The 20-year-old has ten multi-hit games since he joined Winston-Salem from Low-A Kannapolis on July 2.

• The current seven-game losing streak is the longest of the season for the Dash. Winston-Salem had dropped six in a row from April 14-19.

• Despite their recent skid, the Dash are tied with Carolina for the final Southern Division playoff spot. Winston-Salem has 19 regular season games remaining and they meet with the Mudcats seven times during the final ten days of the year. Meanwhile, Salem sits one game behind in the playoff push.

• With Tuesday’s win, Lynchburg has captured the season series from the Dash. The Hillcats have come out on top in 11 of the 18 meetings between the clubs, but Winston-Salem is 5-3 against Lynchburg at BB&T Ballpark.

• Left-hander Carlos Rodon will be making his second start with the Dash tonight. Last Thursday at Potomac, the 21-year-old surrendered two hits and a walk in three scoreless innings while striking out three.

• Rodon has made three appearances (one start) with Winston-Salem since he was promoted from the Arizona League on July 30. In those outings, the former NC State star has allowed two runs in six innings of work while registering eight strikeouts. His season ERA with the Dash is 3.00.

• Right-hander Terance Marin is slated to pitch behind Rodon tonight. During his last outing at Potomac last Thursday, the California native allowed five runs in four innings to suffer the loss. Marin is 3-3 with a 4.05 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 #117 Preview – Dash at Lynchburg

Game #117 – Road Game #58
Winston-Salem Dash (24-23, 54-62) at Lynchburg Hillcats (23-23, 57-59)
Friday, August 8 – 6:05 p.m.
Calvin Falwell Field (Lynchburg, Va.)

GAME BACKGROUND:

Despite a strong outing from Carlos Rodon in his first High-A start, the Dash were swept at Potomac, 6-4 on Thursday afternoon. Winston-Salem will try to snap a three-game losing streak in the series opener at Lynchburg tonight.

Jacob May has recorded hits in eight of his last nine games. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Jacob May has recorded hits in eight of his last nine games. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – RF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Omar Narvaez – C
Jake Peter – 2B
Keenyn Walker – DH
Justin Jirschele – 3B
Brandon Brennan – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Left-hander Carlos Rodon tossed three scoreless innings in his longest professional outing on Thursday, lowering his season ERA with the Dash to 3.00. The former NC State star allowed two hits and one walk while striking out three.

• Righty Terance Marin followed Rodon out of the bullpen, surrendering five runs and seven hits in four innings. The California native suffered the loss, dropping to 3-3 this season.

• Outfielder Jacob May went 3-for-5 with two singles, a double and a run scored on Thursday. The Ohio native has at least one hit in eight of his last nine games and is batting .351 (13-for-37) during that stretch.

• Outfielder Jason Coats drove in a run on Thursday, raising his season total to 68 RBIs. That trails teammate Courtney Hawkins (71) for the most RBIs among active players in the circuit. Former Myrtle Beach catcher Jorge Alfaro leads the league with 73 RBIs.

• First baseman Keon Barnum went 2-for-3 with a single, double and an RBI in Tuesday’s contest. The 21-year-old has posted back-to-back two-hit games and now has 31 multi-hit games this season.

• The Dash have struggled at Calvin Falwell Field in recent history. Winston-Salem has dropped five of seven contests at Lynchburg this season. Since 2012, the Hillcats are 20-9 (.690) against the Dash at home.

• Winston-Salem’s lead for the final Southern Division playoff spot has dwindled to a half-game over Carolina with 23 games remaining. The Dash and Mudcats are scheduled to meet seven times during the final ten days of the regular season.

• Right-hander Lucas Sims will be on the mound for Lynchburg tonight. The 20-year-old is rated by Baseball America as the top prospect in the Atlanta Braves system. Sims is 7-9 with a 4.42 ERA in 23 starts with the Hillcats this season.

• Right-hander Brandon Brennan will make his second High-A start this evening. During his Dash debut against Lynchburg last Saturday, the California native allowed two runs in five innings. He earned the win in the 5-4 victory over the Hillcats.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 5:50 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 6:05.

– Dave

Game #116 Preview – Dash at Potomac

Game #116 – Road Game #57
Winston-Salem Dash (24-22, 54-61) at Potomac Nationals (25-18, 63-49)
Thursday, August 7 – 12:05 p.m.
Pfitzner Stadium (Woodbridge, VA)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash dropped their second straight game against Potomac, falling 10-2 on Wednesday night. Winston-Salem will try to avoid the sweep in today’s matinee contest, with former NC State star Carlos Rodon making his first High-A start.

Carlos Rodon will make his first start with the Dash today. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Carlos Rodon will make his first start with the Dash today. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – DH
Keon Barnum – 1B
Omar Narvaez – C
Jake Peter – 2B
Keenyn Walker – RF
Justin Jirschele – 3B
Carlos Rodon – LHP

DASH DOTS:

• Right-hander James Dykstra struggled against Potomac on Wednesday, allowing a career-high eight runs in just three and one-third innings. The California native had not pitched fewer than six innings in any of his previous four starts with the Dash.

• First baseman Keon Barnum went 2-for-4 with two singles and a run scored on Wednesday. The 21-year-old snapped an 0-for-12 slump and now has 30 multi-hit games this season.

• Outfielder Jacob May saw his seven-game hitting streak come to an end on Wednesday. During that stretch, the Ohio native batted .357 (10-for-28).

• Despite Wednesday’s loss, the Dash still maintain a one-and-a-half game lead over Carolina for the second half Southern Division postseason spot. Winston-Salem did fall from first place, however, as they are now one game behind Myrtle Beach.

• The Dash own a winning record in day games this season. Winston-Salem has posted a 12-10 mark in matinee contests, including a 5-4 record away from BB&T Ballpark.

• Potomac has a chance to win the regular season series against Winston-Salem for the first time since 2008, when the franchise was known as the Warthogs. In the Dash era, the clubs split the 20 meetings in 2009 before Winston-Salem captured the season series in every year since then.

• Left-hander Carlos Rodon will make his first High-A start today. The third overall pick in this year’s MLB Draft has pitched out of the bullpen in his previous two appearances with the Dash, allowing two runs in three innings while recording five strikeouts.

• Right-hander Terance Marin is expected to follow Rodon out of the bullpen today. The California native will be making his first relief appearance since rejoining the Dash in mid-June. The 24-year-old had two relief outings with Winston-Salem in April before the White Sox released him, allowing ten runs (four earned) in one inning.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Today’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 11:50 a.m., with the first pitch at 12:05.

– Dave

Game #110 Preview – Dash vs. Frederick

Game #110 – Home Game #56
Winston-Salem Dash (21-19, 51-58) vs. Frederick Keys (16-22, 48-57)
Thursday, July 31 – 7 p.m.
BB&T Ballpark (Winston-Salem, NC)

GAME BACKGROUND:

The Dash walloped Frederick 12-2 on Wednesday afternoon for their fourth straight win. Winston-Salem goes for a three-game sweep of the Keys tonight.

Courtney Hawkins had an inside-the-park homer in Wednesday's win. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

Courtney Hawkins had an inside-the-park homer in Wednesday’s win. (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash)

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – RF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Joey DeMichele – 2B
Nick Basto – 3B
Omar Narvaez – C
Keenyn Walker – DH
Terance Marin – RHP

DASH DOTS:

• Left-hander Carlos Rodon made his High-A debut on Wednesday, allowing two runs (both earned) and one hit in one inning of relief. The former NC State star threw 33 pitches, striking out three while walking two. Read more about Rodon’s Dash debut here.

• Right-hander J.B. Wendelken carved up the Frederick batting order on Wednesday, striking out a Dash-era record 13 batters in seven shutout innings. The 21-year-old surrendered only two hits and two walks.

• The previous record for strikeouts by a Winston-Salem pitcher in the Dash era (since 2009) was 11, and it had been reached twice. Hector Santiago whiffed 11 Kinston batters on April 16, 2011 at BB&T Ballpark and Frank Montas struck out 11 at Salem on May 22 of this year.

• Outfielder Courtney Hawkins tied a season-high with three hits and three runs scored on Wednesday. Hawkins previously had three hits in a game at Salem on April 8 and scored three runs at Salem on April 27.

• Hawkins also registered the third inside-the-park home run in BB&T Ballpark history and second this season. Myrtle Beach’s Christopher Bostick had an inside-the-parker on July 18, while former Dash player Nick Ciolli had an inside-the-park grand slam on August 2, 2011 against Wilmington.

• First baseman Keon Barnum went 2-for-5 with a single and home run in Wednesday’s win. The 21-year-old is batting .313 with five homers, 21 RBIs and 21 runs scored in 39 games since the All-Star Break.

• The White Sox announced four moves today that affect the Dash roster. Pitchers Tony Bucciferro and Jefferson Olacio have been promoted to Double-A Birmingham, while reliever Brandon Hardin returns to Winston-Salem from Birmingham. In addition, pitcher Brandon Brennan has been promoted from Low-A Kannapolis.

• Tonight’s meeting is the last between the Dash and Keys during the 2014 regular season. Winston-Salem is currently 10-9 against Frederick this year and that includes a 4-5 mark at BB&T Ballpark.

• The Dash are seeking their third sweep of the season and second at BB&T Ballpark. Winston-Salem captured all three games at Frederick from June 25-27 and swept a rain-shortened two game series against Wilmington in mid-June.

• The Dash have tied a season-best with four straight wins, but have yet to achieve a five-game winning streak in 2014. Winston-Salem also strung together four straight victories from June 7-10 and June 24-27.

• Right-hander Terance Marin will try to pitch the Dash to a sweep tonight. During his most recent outing at Wilmington last Saturday, the California native was dominant, allowing just one run and two hits while striking out six. He finished with a no-decision in the 2-1 Dash win in 11 innings. Overall, Marin is 3-2 with a 3.16 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 #107 Preview – Dash at Wilmington

Game #107 – Road Game #54
Winston-Salem Dash (18-19, 48-58) at Wilmington Blue Rocks (18-16, 51-51)
Sunday, July 27 – 5:05 p.m.
Frawley Stadium (Wilmington, Del.)

GAME BACKGROUND:

Jason Coats’ solo homer in the 11th inning lifted the Dash to an exciting 2-1 victory over Wilmington at Frawley Stadium on Saturday night. Winston-Salem can capture the three-game series with a win today.

Jason Coats' first homer in July was the difference in Saturday's thriller (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

Jason Coats’ first homer in July was the difference in Saturday’s thriller (Jody Stewart/W-S Dash).

STARTING LINEUP:

Jacob May – CF
Cleuluis Rondon – SS
Courtney Hawkins – LF
Jason Coats – RF
Keon Barnum – 1B
Nick Basto – DH
Grant Buckner – 3B
Omar Narvaez – C
Justin Jirschele – 2B
James Dykstra – RHP

DASH DOTS:

  • Jason Coats’ go-ahead home run on Saturday was his first round-tripper since June 30 against Carolina, a span of 24 games. Despite that power drought, the Texas native is tied for fourth in the Carolina League in homers with 14.
  • This bomb marked only the 13th home run by a visiting hitter at Frawley Stadium this year, and it was the first by a Winston-Salem slugger in Delaware since the regular season finale last year (September 2) when Jeremy Farrell hit a three-run dinger.
  • Right-hander Terance Marin was strong on Saturday, allowing just one run and two hits in seven innings while striking out six. The California native carried a no-hit bid into the sixth inning.
  • For the third time in a week, a Dash hurler posted a legitimate no-hit bid. Tony Bucciferro went 8.1 hitless innings on Sunday in Frederick before a Glynn Davis single denied him of Winston-Salem’s first solo, nine-inning no-hitter since 1988. Five days later, Bucciferro retired the first 12 he faced before a leadoff single in the fifth by Mark Threlkeld.
  • Before these three lengthy bids, the Dash had only taken two no-hit bids into the fifth frame: Braulio Ortiz (4.1 IP on April 12 at Wilmington) and Frank Montas (6.1 IP on May 22 at Salem).
  • Reliever Kyle Hansen made a huge difference out of the bullpen once again, tossing three scoreless innings while allowing one hit. The 23-year-old has not allowed a run since June 22, spanning nine appearances and 15 and two-third innings.
  • Thanks to this strong effort, Hansen locked down his eighth victory of the season. Not only is Hansen tied for third in the CL in wins, but he is the only true reliever with more than six on the circuit. These eight wins account for half of the victorious decisions from Winston-Salem’s bullpen in 2014.
  • Outfielder Jacob May was caught trying to steal second base in the sixth inning. That ends a stretch of seven consecutive stolen bases that dates back to July 9 against Myrtle Beach. The Ohio native still paces the Carolina League in swipes with 37.
  • By scoring two runs, the Dash actually doubled their offensive output at Frawley Stadium this season. Winston-Salem had only amassed two runs during the first five games in Delaware, going 1-4 in the process.
  • Right-hander James Dykstra will try to pitch the Dash to a series win. During his most recent start against Potomac last Tuesday, the California native allowed four runs and rang up four strikeouts in six innings. He finished with a no-decision in the 6-5 win over the P-Nats. Since his promotion from Low-A Kannapolis on July 15, Dykstra is 1-0 with a 4.26 ERA in two starts with Winston-Salem.

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Tonight’s game is available live on wsdash.com/broadcast. The Pregame Dash begins at 4:50 p.m., with the first pitch scheduled for 5:05.

– Dave

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