2019 Game 28: Ducks vs. Skeeters

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The Ducks open up a seven-game homestand on Friday night

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks return home after a three-game series in High Point, N.C., and begin a three-game series against the Sugar Land Skeeters. Long Island currently sits in second place in the Liberty Division at 17-10, a half-game behind the High Point Rockers and a half-game in front of the Somerset Patriots. Sugar Land leads the Freedom Division with an 18-10 record in 2019, a full seven games better than the York Revolution. The Ducks took two of three games against the Skeeters at Constellation Field from May 10-12 in the first meeting of the year between the two clubs. This is the first time Sugar Land returns to Long Island since they won the 2018 Atlantic League championship in Game Five last September.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Ducks recovered from an early deficit but could never go in front, as they fell 5-2 to the Rockers in the rubber game of a three-game set.

Ducks starter Alec Asher surrendered single runs in the first and second innings to put High Point ahead. Hector Gomez connected for an RBI double to left field in the first, while former Duck Giovanny Alfonzo lifted a sacrifice fly to center field in the second. Asher would settle down and throw three scoreless innings from that point on, allowing just one hit and one walk.

Long Island’s offense was stifled for the first five innings by Skeeters starter Matt Sergey and reliever Daniel Gibson. However, a double by Rey Fuentes and an RBI single by Steve Lombardozzi off Edwin Carl in the sixth closed the gap to 2-1. Two innings later, Lombardozzi and Kirk Nieuwenhuis collected back-to-back two-out doubles off Sam Runion, evening the score at two apiece.

Despite tying the game, the Rockers went back in front in the bottom of the eighth with three hits off Vin Mazzaro. Quincy Latimore’s RBI single to left gave High Point the lead back, and Brett Austin’s two-run homer to right capped the scoring on the night. Trevor Frank pitched a 1-2-3 ninth inning to earn the save.

ON THE MOUND:

Friday’s series opener between the Ducks and Skeeters will feature Darin Downs on the hill for the Flock. The southpaw comes in with an 0-1 record and a 3.96 ERA in five starts this season. He was victimized by the longball in his last outing, allowing a first-inning solo homer to Ozzie Martinez and a second-inning grand slam to Alexi Amarista in a loss against New Britain last Sunday. Downs was tagged for five runs on five hits and three walks over five innings while striking out six. Tonight will be his first action against the Skeeters since July of 2016. The three-year MLB veteran made two starts against Sugar Land in his first two seasons with the Ducks (2015-16), winning both and posting a 2.77 ERA. He walked just two batters and struck out 11 over 13 innings against Sugar Land.

Former Duck Mitch Talbot will make his sixth start of the year as well on Friday and comes in at 1-2 with a 4.22 ERA thus far. His most recent outing came at home against the York Revolution last Saturday, and he tossed five innings of one-run ball, allowing six hits and a walk while striking out three to earn his first win of 2019. Talbot has allowed one earned run in each of his past four outings after surrendering six runs on Opening Day. Included in that stretch was a start against the Ducks in Texas on May 12 where he took the loss. Talbot yielded three runs (one earned) over five innings on four hits and three walks while strikin gout four, as the Ducks took the rubber game of the series with a 3-1 win.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2019, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a live account of tonight’s game via the Atlantic League website by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#15 Rey Fuentes – CF
#2   Steve Lombardozzi – 2B
#24 Kirk Nieuwenhuis – RF
#11 L.J. Mazzilli – DH
#17 Matt den Dekker – LF
#21 Mike Olt – 3B
#30 David Washington – 1B
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS

#23 Darin Downs – LHP

Sugar Land Skeeters
#7   Ryan Jackson – SS
#2   Jared Mitchell – CF
#21 Anthony Giansanti – 2B
#12 Cody Stanley – C
#24 Chris Colabello – 1B
#17 Zach Borenstein – RF
#27 Juan Silverio – 3B
#29 Denis Phipps – DH
#26 Jabari Henry – LF

#20 Mitch Talbot – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

END 1: We’re underway in the series opener at Bethpage Ballpark, as both teams are kept off the scoreboard in the first inning.

TOP 3: Darin Downs works out of a second-and-third, one-out jam, as he strikes out Jared Mitchell and gets Anthony Giansanti to fly out to right field!

TOP 4: Downs works around a leadoff double by Cody Stanley, stranding him at third base! Still scoreless on Long Island.

TOP 6: Six scoreless innings thus far from Downs, who has struck out seven batters while allowing five hits and two walks!

END 7: Downs and Mitch Talbot have both tossed seven scoreless innings tonight! Nine strikeouts on the night for Downs, and seven for Talbot.

BOT 8: DUCKS TAKE THE LEAD! David Washington and Rey Fuentes both launch mammoth solo home runs to right field! Washington’s seventh longball and Fuentes’ third have put the Flock in front 2-0!

FINAL: George Kontos retires the side in order in the ninth inning, and the Ducks shut out the Skeeters 2-0 in the series opener!

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2019 Game 27: Ducks at Rockers

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Long Island looks to keep hold of first in rubber match with High Point

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:30 p.m. at BB&T Point (High Point, N.C.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks hope to capture a series victory in the inaugural series matchup with the High Point Rockers. The series is tied at one game apiece going into the rubber game of the series tonight. The Rockers are in their first season in the Atlantic League and currently sit at 16-9 on the year, a half-game behind the Ducks (17-9) in the Liberty Division standings.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

Long Island bounced back from their series-opening defeat on Tuesday with a victory on Wednesday morning, shutting out the Rockers 7-0.

The Flock struck first, taking a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning thanks to a David Washington RBI single to right field off Rockers starting pitcher Stephen Johnson. Long Island added another run in the third inning after L.J. Mazzilli pulled a double down the line in left, scoring Rey Fuentes from second.

Rando Moreno singled up the middle to drive in the third run of the game for Long Island in the sixth. One inning later, the flood gates opened for the Ducks, as four more runs came around to score. An RBI double to right off the bat of Matt den Dekker, a sacrifice fly from Washington and the first home run of the season for Ramon Cabrera, a two-run blast to right field, increased the advantage to 7-0.

Sean Nolin (4-0) got the start for the Ducks and gave another stellar performance, winning his fourth consecutive decision and taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning. The lefty threw seven shutout innings, allowing just one hit and one walk, striking out four. Johnson (2-1) took the loss, letting up three runs (two earned) in five and one-third innings on 10 hits with two strikeouts. Vin Mazzaro and George Kontos each pitched a scoreless inning in relief for the Flock.

Washington led the Ducks offensively going three for three with two RBIs and a run scored.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Alec Asher (1-0, 4.00) toes the rubber for Long Island in the series finale, taking the mound for his second start of the season. The righty did not pick up the decision in his last start, going four innings and allowing one run on four hits and one walk, striking out one last Saturday in the Ducks loss to the New Britain Bees. Asher appeared one other time this season for the Ducks, putting in two innings of relief work against Southern Maryland, allowing one unearned run and striking out two Blue Crabs. He started the season with the Sugar Land Skeeters, making two relief appearances.

High Point will send out Matt Sergey (1-0, 0.82) to face the Ducks in his third start of the season. His last start came on May 2 against Sugar Land where he tossed six hitless innings and struck out three on the way to his first win of the season. Sergey’s last appearance came on May 14 when he entered the game in relief to pitch a scoreless inning in a matchup with Somerset. The righty had been out on the disabled list since that point with a leg injury. This is Sergey’s second season in the Atlantic League; he spent last season pitching for the Sugar Land Skeeters.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2019, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a live account of tonight’s game via the Atlantic League website by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#15 Rey Fuentes – CF
#2   Steve Lombardozzi – SS
#24 Kirk Nieuwenhuis – RF
#11 L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#17 Matt den Dekker – LF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#30 David Washington – 1B
#37 Hector Sanchez – C
#9   Rando Moreno – 3B

#13 Jake Fisher – LHP

High Point Rockers
#9   Tyler Ladendorf – 2B
#33 Breland Almadova – CF
#6   Hector Gomez – 3B
#65 Stephen Cardullo – RF
#23 Quincy Latimore – LF
#29 Brett Austin – C
#11 Myles Schroder – 1B
#8   Richie Shaffer – DH
#1   Giovanny Alfonzo – SS

#27 Matt Sergey – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

We are currently in a sun delay at BB&T Point, as it sets behind home plate. We’ll keep you updated on the status of tonight’s game and when it will begin. Thank you for your patience.

7:04: We are underway at BB&T Point!

BOT 1: Rockers jump in front 1-0 on an RBI double by Hector Gomez.

BOT 2: A sac fly from Giovanny Alfonzo makes it a 2-0 ballgame.

END 4: Rando Moreno starts an inning-ending 5-4-3 double play! Rockers still in front 2-0 after four innings of play.

TOP 6: Ducks are on the scoreboard! Rey Fuentes doubles, and Steve Lombardozzi drives him in with an RBI single! 2-1 High Point.

BOT 7: FOUR, yes four, strikeouts for Enrique Burgos in the seventh inning, as one batter reached on a wild pitch. The righty has struck out five over two scoreless innings of relief.

TOP 8: TIE GAME! Back-to-back two-out doubles by Steve Lombardozzi and Kirk Nieuwenhuis have evened the score at two apiece!

BOT 8: Three runs come home in the bottom of the eighth to give the Rockers a 5-2 lead. Quincy Latimore’s RBI single and Brett Austin’s two-run homer to right did the damage.

FINAL: Rockers claim the series finale 5-2 from the Ducks. We’ll be back on Long Island to open a Memorial Day Weekend series against the Skeeters tomorrow night!

2019 Game 25: Ducks at Rockers

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Long Island ventures to North Carolina for first meeting with Rockers

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:30 p.m. at BB&T Point (High Point, N.C.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks travel to High Point, North Carolina for their first ever series with the High Point Rockers. The Rockers are in their inaugural season in the Atlantic League and currently sit at 15-8 on the year, only a half game behind the Ducks (16-8) in the Liberty Division standings.

SUNDAY’S RECAP: 

The Ducks were defeated by the New Britain Bees 9-3 in the fourth and final game a four-game series on Sunday at Bethpage Ballpark.

Both sides traded runs in the first inning. Ozzie Martinez’s solo home run to left field off Ducks starter Darin Downs and Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ RBI groundout to first off Bees starter Rainy Lara got the scoring started. Alexi Amarista followed in the second with a two-out grand slam to right field, putting the Bees on top 5-1.

Long Island closed to within 5-2 in the fourth on David Washington’s RBI single to right field, marking his ninth RBI of the series. However, the Bees plated a single run in the eighth and three in the ninth to put the game out of reach. Matt den Dekker added an RBI double to right in the ninth to round out the scoring.

Lara (2-1) earned the win, tossing five innings of two-run ball, allowing five hits and no walks, striking out two. Downs (0-1) took the loss, surrendering five runs on five hits and three walks over five innings with six strikeouts. Joe Iorio pitched two scoreless innings in relief for Long Island, striking out three.

Nieuwenhuis led the Ducks offensively with two hits, an RBI, a run and a walk.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Jake Fisher takes the hill for Long Island for his fifth start of the 2019 season. Fisher will look to build upon his most recent start, which was last Thursday at Southern Maryland. He was spectacular in that performance, not allowing a baserunner until the sixth inning and not allowing a hit until the eighth. Fisher went seven and two-thirds innings allowing four unearned runs on four hits and one walk, striking out six. The victory allowed the southpaw to improve his record to 2-1 this season with a 4.03 ERA.

Also making his fifth start of the season will be High Point starting pitcher Seth Simmons. Simmons has posted a 2-1 record with a 6.52 ERA thus far in 2019 for the Rockers. Coming off of his best start of the season, Simmons went six innings  aainst the Somerset Patriots on Wednesday, where he yielded only one run on three hits and one walk, striking out five.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2019, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a live account of tonight’s game via the Atlantic League website by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#15 Rey Fuentes – CF
#2   Steve Lombardozzi – 2B
#24 Kirk Nieuwenhuis – RF
#17 Matt den Dekker – LF
#30 David Washington – 1B
#37 Hector Sanchez – C
#29 Daniel Fields – DH
#9   Rando Moreno – 3B
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS

#13 Jake Fisher – LHP

High Point Rockers
#9   Tyler Ladendorf – 2B
#33 Breland Almadova – CF
#6   Hector Gomez – 3B
#65 Stephen Cardullo – RF
#24 Dante Bichette Jr. – 1B
#23 Quincy Latimore – DH
#11 Myles Schroder – LF
#29 Brett Austin – C
#1   Giovanny Alfonzo – SS

#10 Seth Simmons – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 2: High Point strikes first on a leadoff solo home run in the second inning by Stephen Cardullo.

BOT 4: High Point doubles the lead to two with an RBI single to left field by Quincy Latimore.

BOT 6: Rockers plate three runs, all with two outs, to extend their lead to 5-0.

FINAL: Ducks drop the series opener in High Point. Quick turnaround tomorrow for a 10:30 a.m. start at BB&T Point.

2019 Game 24: Ducks vs. Bees

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The Ducks try and take the weekend series against the Bees on Long Island

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

1:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TODAY’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks wrap up their four-game series withe the New Britain Bees on Sunday afternoon. Long Island has won two of the first three games and sits at 16-7 this season, currently leading the Liberty Division a game and a half over Somerset and High Point. New Britain is 8-12 on the year and sits six and a half games back in the division. The Ducks have a 31-30 lead in the all-time series against the Bees and are 20-12 against New Britain at Bethpage Ballpark.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Ducks and Bees split a day/night doubleheader at Bethpage Ballpark on Saturday. Long Island took the opening game 5-4 before dropping the nightcap 12-2.

David Washington was the story for the Ducks in the opener. After falling behind 1-0 early, the first baseman launched a three-run homer to right in the second inning off Anthony Marzi, Washington’s second home run in as many games. He added another RBI int he sixth on a two-out single to right which broke a 4-4 tie after the Bees rallied with three runs in the fifth. Lew Ford also collected a sac fly in the game for the Flock.

Bennett Parry struggled, allowing four runs on five hits and four walks over four innings, though he struck out seven. However, Long Island’s bullpen was superb to collect the win. Jose Cuas pitched out of a jam in the fifth, Vin Mazzaro tossed a 1-2-3 sixth to earn the win, and George Kontos escaped a two-on, no-out jam in the ninth to get his third save of the year.

The teams traded runs early in game two, with New Britain scoring on an RBI single by Alexi Amarista in the third and the Ducks answering with a sac fly by Rey Fuentes in the bottom fo the inning. Alec Asher started strong for Long Island with four innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and a walk with one strikeout. However, the bullpen took over in the fifth and struggled.

Brett Marshall surrendered three runs in the fifth on a two-run homer by Darren Ford and an RBI double by Alejandro De Aza to take the loss. The Bees would score run in the sixth, three in the seventh and fourth in the eighth to put the game out of reach.

Jed Bradley started and did well for the Bees, yielding a run on two hits and two walks while striking out four in five innings. Long Island’s only other run came in the seventh on Washington’s RBI double to right-center, his fifth run driven in during the doubleheader.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

The series finale will feature Darin Downs on the hill for Long Island. The southpaw enters with no record and a 2.70 ERA through four starts this year, striking out 23 batters and walking just three in 20 innings. He has been dominant in his past two starts, allowing one run on four hits over seven innings and striking out 10 on Tuesday at Southern Maryland and tossing six scoreless innings, yielding two hits while striking out five against the Blue Crabs at Bethpage Ballpark on May 9th. Today will be his first-ever start against the Bees on Long Island. Downs faced New Britain just once in 2016 with the Ducks, taking the loss on April 27th in Connecticut after allowing five runs on seven hits and five walks over four and two-thirds innings.

New Britain will counter with Rainy Lara as they hope to salvage a series split. The right-hander has gone 1-1 with a 4.30 ERA through four games (three starts) in 2019, striking out 10 and walking five over 14.2 innings. He took the loss in his most recent outing, allowing five runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk over four and two-thirds innings with four strikeouts on Tuesday at home against the Lancaster Barnstormers. It was his first home start of the season after making three road appearances. Lara faced the Ducks four times (three starts) in 2018 and struggled, going 1-2 with a 6.11 ERA, yielding 14 runs (12 earned) on 24 hits in 17.2 innings of work.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for today’s game, and every Ducks game in 2019, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a live account of today’s game via the Atlantic League website by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For today’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#15 Rey Fuentes – CF
#2   Steve Lombardozzi – 2B
#24 Kirk Nieuwenhuis – RF
#17 Matt den Dekker – DH
#30 David Washington – 1B
#29 Daniel Fields – LF
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#9   Rando Moreno – 3B

#23 Darin Downs – LHP

New Britain Bees
#2   Alexi Amarista – SS
#1   Ozzie Martinez – 3B
#8   Alejandro De Aza – CF
#9   Jason Rogers – 1B
#24 Deibinson Romero – DH
#10 Jonathan Galvez – 2B
#11 Jared James – RF
#30 Logan Moore – C
#15 Darren Ford – LF

#14 Rainy Lara – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: A solo homer to left-center by Ozzie Martinez gives the Bees an early 1-0 lead.

BOT 1: Ducks answer right back! Kirk Nieuwenhuis’ RBI groundout to first ties the game at one!

TOP 2: A two-out grand slam to right by Alexi Amarista puts the Bees back in front 5-1.

TOP 4: Some fine defense from the Ducks in the fourth inning! Both Rando Moreno and Daniel Fields make diving grabs to rob base hits by the Bees!

BOT 4: Ducks close the gap to three on an RBI single to right field from David Washington! 5-2 ballgame

TOP 8: New Britain adds a run on two hits and a wild pitch. 6-2 Bees.

FINAL: Matt den Dekker picks up an RBI double in the ninth, but the Ducks drop the series finale 9-3.

Long Island heads to North Carolina for the first time ever on Tuesday to face the High Point Rockers. We’ll see you back at Bethpage Ballpark on Friday night!

2019 Games 22 & 23: Ducks vs. Bees

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The Ducks play their first doubleheader of the 2019 season

GAME TIMES/LOCATION:

1:05 and 6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TODAY’S MATCHUPS:

The Ducks and Bees take the field on Long Island for a day/night doubleheader on Saturday. The Ducks are 15-6 and hold the best record in the Atlantic League, sitting one game ahead of Somerset in the Liberty Division. New Britain is now 7-11 and six and a half games behind the Flock. Long Island now holds a 30-29 advantage in the all-time series and a 19-11 lead at Bethpage Ballpark. Long Island won the 2018 season series 10-8 over New Britain and took six of nine meetings at the Duck Pond.

YESTERDAY’S GAME RECAP: 

The Ducks struck first in the four-game series against the Bees, taking the opener 5-2.

Early power from Kirk Nieuwenhuis and David Washington gave the Ducks a 3-0 lead after two innings. Nieuwenhuis hit a solo blast in the first off Cory Riordan, while Washington followed with a two-run shot in the second.

New Britain scratched a run across in the fourth off Ducks starter Sean Nolin, but an RBI double to right-center by Washington in the bottom of the inning restored the three-run lead at 4-1. L.J. Mazzilli then collected an RBI on an infield single to third in the seventh that boosted the lead to four. New Britain rounded out the scoring in the seventh with a run on three hits but could not inch closer.

Nolin improved to 3-0 on the season with the win, allowing a run on seven hits and no walks in five innings while strikin gout six. Enrique Burgos recorded his third save with a 1-2-3 ninth inning. Riordan took the loss to fall to 1-2, allowing four runs on eight hits in six innings.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Game one of Saturday’s twin bill will feature Bennett Parry on the mound for the Ducks. The lefty is 1-0 with a 2.38 ERA through four starts this season. He pitched six scoreless innings on Monday in Southern Maryland, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out eight. However, he took a no-decision with the Blue Crabs rallied against the Ducks bullpen. Parry faced the Bees three times in 2018 and had some ups and downs, posting a 1-1 record with a 5.63 ERA.

Anthony Marzi will start opposite Parry in game one. The left-hander has no record and a 6.00 ERA in three starts this season. He most recently pitched last Saturday at Southern Maryland and took a no-decision for the Bees. Marzi lasted four innings, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks, though he struck out seven batters. Marzi has 17 strikeouts to four walks over 15 innings thus far. The Connecticut native spent 2018 in the Minnesota Twins organization, combining to go 1-9 with a 4.62 ERA in 28 games (16 starts) Advanced-A Fort Myers and Double-A Chattanooga.

Alec Asher makes his Ducks starting debut in game two. The right-hander pitched two innings in relief on Wednesday at Southern Maryland, allowing an unearned run on two hits while striking out two. Combined between the Ducks and Skeeters, he has made three relief appearances this season and is 1-0 with a 5.40 ERA. All three of his outings thus far have been against the Blue Crabs, so today will be the former Major Leaguer’s first outing against the Bees.

Jed Bradley will get the ball for New Britain in the nightcap. The lefty has made five appearances this season, all out of the bullpen, and has no record along with a 3.60 ERA. He has given up four runs on 11 hits and two walks in 10 innings while striking out four. Bradley last pitched on Tuesday against the Barnstormers, yielding a run on four hits while striking out one in three and one-third innings of relief work. That was good enough for his longest outing of the season. Today marks his first career start against Long Island. Last year, the former Brewers first round draft pick did not pitch after announcing his retirement in 2017.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for today’s games, and every Ducks game in 2019, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Live streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the team’s official Facebook page through Facebook Live, on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Ducks Video Center on the homepage. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a live account of today’s games via the Atlantic League website by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For today’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#15 Rey Fuentes – CF
#2   Steve Lombardozzi – 2B
#24 Kirk Nieuwenhuis – RF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#17 Matt den Dekker – LF
#21 Mike Olt – 3B
#30 David Washington – 1B
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS

#32 Bennett Parry – LHP

New Britain Bees
#2   Alexi Amarista – SS
#1   Ozzie Martinez – 2B
#8   Alejandro De Aza – CF
#9   Jason Rogers – 1B
#24 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#10 Jonathan Galvez – DH
#28 Bijan Rademacher – RF
#13 Tyler Clark – C
#15 Darren Ford – LF

#26 Anthony Marzi – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: Bees take a 1-0 lead early on Jason Rogers’ two-out RBI double to right field.

BOT 2: David Washington uncorks his second home run in as many days, a three-run blast to right field! His Atlantic League leading sixth longball of the year puts the Ducks in front 3-1!

BOT 3: A sacrifice fly to right field off the bat of Lew Ford increases the Ducks lead to 4-1!

TOP 4: Bennett Parry strikes out the side in the fourth inning and escapes a bases loaded, one-out jam! The southpaw’s got seven strikeouts on the afternoon.

TOP 5: New Britain plates three in the fifth inning to tie up the ballgame at four.

BOT 6: Washington comes through with a two-out RBI single to right! Daniel Fields scores the go-ahead run, and the Ducks go back in front 5-4!

FINAL: George Kontos shuts the door! He works out of a first-and-second, no-out jam to record his third save of the season! Ducks win game one of the twin bill 5-4!


STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#2   Steve Lombardozzi – 2B
#15 Rey Fuentes – CF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#17 Matt den Dekker – LF
#37 Hector Sanchez – C
#30 David Washington – 1B
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#29 Daniel Fields – RF
#9   Rando Moreno – 3B

#48 Alec Asher – RHP

New Britain Bees
#2   Alexi Amarista – SS
#1   Ozzie Martinez – 3B
#8   Alejandro De Aza – CF
#9   Jason Rogers – 1B
#11 Jared James – RF
#10 Jonathan Galvez – 2B
#28 Bijan Rademacher – DH
#30 Logan Moore – C
#15 Darren Ford – LF

#27 Jed Bradley – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

END 2: No score after two innings at Bethpage Ballpark. Alec Asher has walked one and struck out one, facing the minimum six batters thus far.

TOP 3: Bees scratch out a run on an RBI infield single by Alexi Amarista, but Asher induces an inning-ending double play to avoid any further trouble.

BOT 3: Ducks answer right back! Rey Fuentes lines a sacrifice fly to right field, scoring Daniel Fields to tie the game at one!

TOP 5: A two-run home run from Darren Ford and an RBI double by Alejandro De Aza have given the Bees a 4-1 lead.

TOP 6: Logan Moore’s RBI single extends the Bees lead to 5-1.

TOP 7: New Britain adds three in the seventh to lead 8-1.

BOT 7: David Washington collects his fifth RBI of the day with a double to right-center! Ducks close to within six.

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