Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pitching Matchups; Game of the Day 8/14/11

Erie Seawolves (Casey Crosby 7-5, 3.84)
vs. Portland Sea Dogs (Charlie Haeger 2-0, 3.71)

Lowell Spinners (Jason Garcia 3-2, 4.34)
vs. Jamestown Jammers (Jose Urena 4-5, 4.37)

Vermont Lake Monsters (Seth Frankoff 3-3, 3.40)
vs. Batavia Muckdogs (Corey Baker 3-1, 3.94)

Akron Aeros (Matt Packer 5-11, 4.61)
vs. New Hampshire Fisher Cats (Joel Carreno 7-9, 3.52)

Pawtucket Red Sox (Matt Fox 7-4, 4.55)
vs. Gwinnett Braves (Erik Cordier 4-8, 5.35)

New Britain Rock Cats (Andrew Albers 3-1, 4.24) GAME 1
vs. Bowie Baysox (Tim Bascom 8-2, 3.19)

New Britain Rock Cats (Matt Schuld 0-2, 8.18)
vs. Bowie Baysox (N/A)

Connecticut Tigers (Luis Angel Sanz 5-3, 3.36)
vs. State College Spikes (Michael Jefferson 2-1, 4.71)

Game of the DaySpinners vs. Jammers – They are eleven games under .500 with the third worst record in the New York-Penn League, yet the Lowell Spinners (22-33) the slighest glimmer of hope remains as they are only 6 games back in the Stedler Division with twenty to play. Sure it seems like a monumental task, but it’s something worth looking at in the ever-unstable Stedler, where things should come down to the final out of the regular season. The Jamestown Jammers (29-27) are in a similar situation in the Pinckney Division, although they are on the positive side of .500 and sit only 4 games back. The Spinners have 18-year-old Jason Garcia on the hill in their last game before the All Star break. Today will be the youngster’s tenth start of the season and he will be looking to get back on track after a couple of stinkers over his last three outings. Garcia fired a decent five innings against State College back on July 30th, but he sandwiched that performance with two stale outings where he lasted only 1 2/3 innings in both and allowed a total of 11 earned runs. Garcia’s last win came on July 19th against Vermont. He will be opposed by 19-year-old righty Jose Urena who gets his twelfth start of the season today. He is coming off of back-to-back losses against Tri-City and Connecticut. Urena’s 55 2/3 innings pitched is seventh most in the league and his 23 walks are tied for fifth most…Lowell is 3-9 for the month of August, Jamestown is 5-8…This is the only series that these two teams play against each other this year and today will be the rubber match after these two squads split the first two of the set…Jamestown catcher, and one of my favorite first names in all of baseball, Jobduan Morales is sixth in the league in batting average (.311), eighth in doubles (10), second in triples (5), tenth in runs (28) and eleventh in walks (24)…Spinners outfielder Seth Schwindenhammer has only 36 hits on the season, but 17 have been for extra bases. Also, “The Hammer” has advanced to Round Three of the Minors Moniker Madness tournament, so be sure to keep voting to move him on to the Quarterfinals…The Lowell Spinners will host the NYPL All-Star Game on Tuesday night at LeLachuer Park and select tickets are still available.

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