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20th Anniversary Team Voting – First Base

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19 seasons of Long Island Ducks baseball have come and gone. Players from all around the world and of all varieties of baseball experience have worn the Ducks uniform since the first pitch on April 28, 2000. In that time, they have played in front of nearly 8 million fans in Central Islip, and millions more around the rest of the country. Those players and coaches have also earned three Atlantic League Championships, seven Division Championships, 13 half-season Division Championships and over 1,300 victories. As the Ducks 20th Anniversary Season, presented by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, approaches, it is time to determine which members of the Flock have stood above the rest.

We had a great deal of voter input during our first week of balloting, with hundreds of fans casting their ballot for our three catcher nominees: Francisco Morales, Jamie Pogue and J.R. House. This week, we make our way 90 feet towards the right side of the infield to unveil our three options for the first base spot on the 20th Anniversary Team. The Ducks have had their fair share of power bats and stout defenders man the ‘3’ position on the baseball diamond. While there are many deserving candidates for this spot, we at “Quack of the Bat” have chosen three that stood out from the rest:


Doug Jennings
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Five-year Major League veteran Doug Jennings is our first nominee for the coveted first base position. The Atlanta native joined the Ducks during their inaugural season of 2000 and made an immediate impact. In 84 games, he tied for the team lead with a .330 batting average while adding 14 home runs, 64 RBIs, 65 runs and 22 doubles. Thanks to his incredible debut, Jennings would go on to play more seasons at first base than any other player in franchise history. In his six years with the Flock from 2000-05, he posted a batting average of .320, ranking second in franchise history behind only Lew Ford (.322). Additionally, he totaled 62 home runs, 296 RBIs, 305 runs, 445 hits, and 107 doubles in 405 games. Jennings was also a constant on the basepaths, posting an on-base percentage over .410 in each of his first five seasons with the Flock, including a .505 OBP in 2004 that still stands as the Atlantic League’s single-season record. Jennings also had a fielding percentage of .990 or greater at first base each season on Long Island. The former second round draft pick was instrumental in helping the Ducks to their first-ever Atlantic League Championship in 2004 and earned a pair of All-Star Game selections (2000, 2004). He also had his contract purchased twice by MLB organizations while playing for the Ducks (Royals in 2000 and Brewers in 2003).


P.J. Rose
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Our second nominee spent three strong years with Long Island. P.J. Rose, the son of all-time MLB great Pete Rose, joined the Flock in 2005 after playing with six different MLB organizations. Following a year in Bridgeport during the 2006 campaign, he returned to the Ducks for two more seasons in 2007 and 2008. During his three years in the orange and black, Rose Jr. was a model of consistency. He played over 115 games in each season, totaling 364 overall, and posted home run totals of 14, 14 and 15 during that time. After collecting 55 RBIs in 2005, he posted back-to-back 95 RBI seasons in 2007 and 2008. The Cincinnati native finished his Ducks career with 415 hits, 190 runs and 80 doubles. While with Long Island, Rose Jr. helped the Ducks reach the playoffs in all three seasons.


Brandon Sing
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2012 Atlantic League champion Brandon Sing rounds out our nominees for the first base spot on the 20th Anniversary Team. Though he only spent one season with the Flock, the final one of his professional baseball career, he hung up the cleats following a tremendous offensive season and with a ring to boot. The slugger got off to a bit of a slow start, hitting just .220 by June 6th. However, as the weather warmed up, so did his bat. Sing hit .307 in the month of July and followed that up with a .344 batting average in August, second on the team only to Timo Perez (.411). He also led Long Island with 10 homers, 21 RBIs and 32 hits in 24 games during August. By season’s end, Sing had compiled a .284 batting average and 26 home runs, a single-season homer total that no Duck has reached since 2012. Sing’s bat continued to sizzle in the postseason, as he launched three homers during their Liberty Division Championship Series win over Southern Maryland. In total, the Joilet, Ill. native led the Flock with three homers and eight RBIs in the postseason, batting .333 as well to lead the Ducks to their first championship since 2004. For his efforts, Sing was named a Second Team Post-Season All-Star by the Atlantic League.


Alright fans, it’s up to you! Cast your ballot now by clicking the button below to help decide who the 20th Anniversary Team first baseman will be. Fans are able to vote as often as they would like from now through next Thursday, December 20th. The winner, along with the remainder of the 20th Anniversary Team, will be unveiled at the beginning of the 2019 season!

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Be sure to check back again next week, as we’ll reveal our three nominees for the second base position.

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20th Anniversary Team Voting – Catcher

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19 seasons of Long Island Ducks baseball have come and gone. Players from all around the world and of all varieties of baseball experience have worn the Ducks uniform since the first pitch on April 28, 2000. In that time, they have played in front of nearly 8 million fans in Central Islip, and millions more around the rest of the country. Those players and coaches have also earned three Atlantic League Championships, seven Division Championships, 13 half-season Division Championships and over 1,300 victories. As the Ducks 20th Anniversary Season, presented by Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center, approaches, it is time to determine which members of the Flock have stood above the rest.

Today begins the voting of our 20th Anniversary Team, featuring the best players in team history at each position as decided by you, the best fans in baseball. Of the hundreds of players to have donned the orange and black, there have been many who have stood out from the rest of the Flock. Whether they became fan favorites for how they played the game, how successful they were on the diamond or how much they interacted with those in the crowd, this elite group of Ducks have forever etched their name into the franchise’s history books.

We begin our fan voting for the 20th Anniversary Team behind home plate. Throughout their history, the Ducks have had a wide range of players fill the catcher position. Some of had extensive Major League experience while others have needed to fill in fresh out of college. Through 19 seasons of play, there have been a bunch of standout backstops that have certainly made their case for a spot on the 20th Anniversary Team. Here are the three nominees for the coveted catcher position:


Francisco Morales
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The first catcher to put on a Long Island Ducks uniform turned out to be one of the best backstops in franchise history. Morales joined the Flock for the inaugural 2000 season after spending time in the Cubs, Cardinals and Expos organizations. He ended up spending three seasons (2000-02) in Central Islip, totaling at least 20 home runs, 85 RBIs and 20 doubles each year. The Dominican Republic native amassed 63 homers, 261 RBIs, 213 runs, 408 hits and 79 doubles in his 367 games with Long Island. Though he was unable to play postseason baseball with the Ducks, he earned a pair of All-Star selections, including the chance to represent the Ducks during the 2002 All-Star Game played on Long Island. Defensively, Morales compiled a .986 fielding percentage with the Ducks and threw out almost 30% of runners attempting to steal. Previously, he was chosen as catcher on the Ducks 10th and 15th Anniversary Teams in 2009 and 2014, respectively. After his time with the Ducks, Morales went on to serve as the bullpen catcher for the Cleveland Indians.


Jamie Pogue
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Our second catcher nominee for the 20th Anniversary Team also spent three seasons with the Ducks. Pogue first joined Long Island in 2003 and played 71 games that season, hitting .255 while scoring 38 runs. The native Canadian returned to the Flock in 2007 after spending one season apiece in the Atlantic League with Nashua and Bridgeport. He went on to play two more seasons with the Ducks in 2007 and 2008, increasing his totals in nearly every offensive category each year. Pogue ended his Ducks career with a .257 batting average, 17 homers, 85 RBIs, 130 runs and 210 hits in 245 regular season games. Defensively, Pogue was one of the best backstops in team history, committing just 13 errors in three seasons and totaling a .991 fielding percentage. He helped lead the Flock to a pair of postseason appearances in his final two years and earned a pair of All-Star Game selections (2003, ‘08). Pogue eventually took on the role of bullpen catcher for the St. Louis Cardinals, a position he still holds today.


J.R. House
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Last, but certainly not least, is our third nominee for the 20th Anniversary Team catcher: J.R. House. House only spent one season in a Ducks uniform, but his 2011 campaign was unquestionably one of the best by a backstop in franchise history. After some initial struggles, which he attributed recently to being away from his family and some mechanical issues, the five-year MLB veteran took off. House went on to play 113 games for the Ducks and batted .305 with 19 home runs, 81 RBIs, 73 runs, 128 hits and 22 doubles. His .365 on-base percentage was due in large part to striking out just 37 times during the season while drawing 40 walks. Behind the plate, and a bit at first base, House did not make a single error all year. He also guided a pitching staff that led the league in wins (78) and saves (41) while ranking second in ERA (4.17) and strikeouts (863). The Charleston, W.Va. native deservedly earned an All-Star Game selection and helped the Ducks to their first Atlantic League Championship Series appearance since 2004. House has since put together a successful coaching career, leading to his recent appointment as the Cincinnati Reds Third Base/Catching Coach.


The time has come to cast your ballot for the 20th Anniversary Team catcher. Click the link below to be taken to the voting page and select which of our three nominees is most deserving. Fans can vote as many times as they would like over the next week. The winner, along with the remainder of the 20th Anniversary Team, will be unveiled at the beginning of the 2019 season!

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Be sure to check back again next week, as we’ll unveil our three nominees for the first base position.

2019 Schedule Features Many Mouthwatering Matchups

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It’s been a busy past couple of weeks at Bethpage Ballpark! With the Atlantic League awards season now wrapped up, the focus has shifted primarily towards the 2019 season. In recent days, the league’s schedule has been announced for next season, featuring the addition of the High Point Rockers to the eight-team circuit. The North Carolina-based club, which will replace the Road Warriors in the Liberty Division. The league-operated Road Warriors bridged the one-year gap between the end of the Bridgeport Bluefish lease and the completion of construction of the new High Point ballpark, which is slated to open on May 2, 2019. With a schedule now in place, the Ducks also debuted the team’s official logo for the 20th Anniversary Season (pictured above), which will be celebrated in 2019. The logo will be featured on promotional items, merchandise and marketing platforms leading up to and throughout next year.

With the addition of the Rockers to the league, the schedule returns to a 140-game regular season after being trimmed to 126 in 2018. The Ducks will play 70 home games at Bethpage Ballpark along with 70 road games, and the first and second half will be separated by the Atlantic League All-Star Game, which will be played at PeoplesBank Park in York, Pa. on July 10th. The schedule is not completely balanced though, as the Ducks do not play each team 20 times nor have an even home/road or first/second half split with each opponent. This chart helps break down their matchups against league opponents:

OPPONENT

OVERALL GAMES

HOME GAMES

ROAD GAMES

FIRST HALF

SECOND HALF

High Point Rockers

19

9 10 10

9

Lancaster Barnstormers

21

10 11 11

10

New Britain Bees

21

11 10 11

10

Somerset Patriots

19

10

9

9

10

So. Maryland Blue Crabs

21

10

11

10

11

Sugar Land Skeeters

19

10

9

10

9

York Revolution

20

10

10

9

11

Let’s take a look at some of the most notable games/series on the schedule for the 2019 season:

OPENERS

Two games that are always circled on the calendar of every baseball fan are Opening Day and the Home Opener for their favorite team. Sometimes, they end up being on the same date. However, for the Ducks, it has almost always proven to be on separate dates. 2019 will mark the ninth consecutive season in which Long Island begins the season on the road, as they will open against the York Revolution in Pennsylvania. The Ducks and Revs will play a three-game series to kick off the season, with the opener taking place on Friday, April 26th at PeoplesBank Park. The Ducks last opened the season in York on April 24, 2015, coming away with a 5-2 victory. Meanwhile, the Ducks will return home following a week-long trip in Pa. for the Home Opener, which will take place on Friday, May 3rd. Coincidentally, that game will also be against the Revolution, who will be in town for a three-game weekend series. The last time the Ducks played their Home Opener against York was in 2014, when the Flock fell 6-1 on May 2nd.

CHAMPIONSHIP REMATCH

After a thrilling Atlantic League Championship Series in 2018 that saw the Ducks and Skeeters need a decisive Game Five to determine a league champion, Ducks fans will surely be wondering when the two sides will collide again. Long Island will face Sugar Land, looking to exact a measure of revenge after this past season’s tough series loss, in Texas from May 10th-12th. Constellation Field was the site of that memorable Game One between the sides that took 13 innings and a total of four hours, 57 minutes. The Ducks will host the Skeeters for the first time in 2019 on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24th-26th, which will mark Sugar Land’s first visit since celebrating the 2018 championship at Bethpage Ballpark.

CAROLINA CLASH

As we detailed earlier, the High Point Rockers will be making their debut in the Atlantic League this season. There is always excitement around a new club when it enters the league, and this should be no different. The team will be playing their home games in a brand new, state-of-the-art ballpark and for a fan base that has shown tremendous support in anticipation of the team’s arrival. The Ducks are slated to get their first look at the Rockers and BB&T Point Ballpark when they make the trek to High Point, N.C. for a three-game set May 21st-23rd. Meanwhile, the Rockers will make their first visit to Long Island for a three-game weekend series June 7th-9th.

DIVISIONAL BATTLE

2018 saw the Ducks and Patriots both clinch postseason berths and meet in the Liberty Division Championship Series for a fourth consecutive year. In what has become an annual installment between the two teams, fans around the Atlantic League often expect the two sides to be in close division races down to the wire during each half. Last year, the two teams played all of their meetings in each half early, with clubs wrapping up their nine first half games against one another by May 27th and their second half meetings by August 8th. That prevented the teams from playing some tense, dramatic games late in the halves. This year will be a different story. Long Island and Somerset will meet nine times in the first half, all during the month of June. During the 20-day span between June 11th and 30th, Long Island will host Somerset for three games and visit the Patriots twice, including a three-game set at TD Bank Ballpark June 28th-30th after which there are just seven games left in the half. These matchups could very well decide the first half Liberty Division champion. Should the Ducks be battling another team for the first half title, June will still be an important month. Of Long Island’s 28 games in June, 23 are against Liberty Division opponents. The Ducks and Patriots will also face off in two important series against Somerset late in the second half, hosting Somerset for four games August 19th-22nd and three more games August 30th-September 1st.

FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION

The Ducks and the Fourth of July have almost become synonymous with one another on Long Island. Fans have frequently been able to enjoy celebrating the holiday at Bethpage Ballpark in recent years, with the team often having home games on and around the holiday. However, 2018 represented a rare instance when that was not the case, as the team played a three-game set in New Britain July 3rd-5th. That marked just the second time since 2011 the Ducks did not have a home game on July 4th, with 2016 being the other as the team played in Lancaster. However, Long Island hosted home games July 1st-3rd. This year, the Ducks will be back home for a seven-game homestand during the first seven days of July. Long Island will host a four-game series against the Skeeters July 1st-4th to begin the month before welcoming in the Blue Crabs for a three-game set to wrap up the first half. While fireworks dates have yet to be announced, fans can expect to enjoy the best fireworks show on Long Island July 4th! Stay tuned for the announcement of additional fireworks shows, as well as the full promotional schedule.

HOME FINISH

It has not been often that the Ducks have finished the regular season at home in recent years. During each of the past two seasons, the Ducks have ended their year in Texas against the Skeeters, needing road wins to clinch a playoff berth in each season. In fact, you must go all the way back to 2014 to find the last time the Ducks ended their regular season at home. That year, Long Island ended their season with a six-game homestand, including three against the Barnstormers and three against the Blue Crabs. Now, five years later, the Ducks will end the 2019 season with three home games. The Rockers will come to town for the series the weekend of September 20th-22nd. Though the Ducks hope to have a postseason spot clinched prior to that point, it is typically a bit more comfortable for a team to be playing in its home ballpark for games with added importance.

Which games are you most looking forward to in 2019? Let us know in the comments section of this post!

ALCS Game Five: Ducks vs. Skeeters

The 2018 Atlantic League Championship will be decided tonight

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

5:05 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TODAY’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks have reached the Atlantic League Championship Series for the third straight season, and for the second time in those three years, they will play the Sugar Land Skeeters. The Ducks jumped out to a big lead and held it last night, winning 6-3. Long Island won the 2018 regular season series against the Skeeters by a margin of 10-8, winning five of nine games at home and in Texas. The Ducks won seven of nine second-half games against Sugar Land, including a 4-2 series win to close out the 2018 season. Long Island is coming off a five-game LDCS victory over the Somerset Patriots, while the Skeeters took game five of the FDCS against the Lancaster Barnstormers.

GAME FOUR RECAP:

Two runs in each of the first three innings were all the Ducks needed to force a decisive game five in the Atlantic League Championship Series.

Sugar Land grabbed an early 1-0 lead in the first inning on a two-out RBI double to right field by Matt Chavez off Ducks starter Dennis O’Grady. Long Island responded right away in the bottom of the inning, as Jordany Valdespin and Daniel Fields scored on wild pitches by Skeeters starter Dallas Beeler.

The Ducks extended their lead to 4-1 in the second with three consecutive two-out hits, including a two-run double to right by Valdespin. Two more runs in the third on a two-out, two-run single to center by Cody Puckett widened Long Island’s advantage to five.

The Skeeters closed to within 6-2 in the seventh on Alvaro Rondon’s RBI single to left. Another run in the ninth on back-to-back two-out doubles by Albert Cordero and Denis Phipps made it a 6-3 ballgame, but pinch-hitter Javier Betancourt then struck out to end the ballgame.

O’Grady earned the win, tossing seven innings of two-run ball, allowing six hits and two walks while striking out four. Beeler suffered the loss, surrendering six runs on seven hits and a walk over two and one-third innings with five strikeouts. Carlos Pimentel and Fernando Abad pitched the eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to secure the win.

GAME FOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

In a matchup identical to game one, Jake Fisher will close out the postseason for the Ducks. The 2018 Atlantic League All-Star was 8-7 this season with a 3.91 ERA winning three of his last four starts. In the first game of the series, the lefty allowed just two runs through six and two-thirds innings, giving up just four hits in a no-decision. The Oklahoma native has been great against the Skeeters this season, owning a 3-1 record and 0.67 ERA in four regular-season starts (22 innings) against Sugar Land.

James Russell will man the rubber for the Skeeters in the decisive Game Five. The seven-year major league veteran was 8-4 with a 2.36 ERA after joining Sugar Land in late May, making 20 appearances (18 starts). The southpaw made two appearances against the Flock in the regular season, throwing five scoreless innings and giving up three hits through two appearances (one start). In Game One of the series, the Texan gave up a first-inning three-run home run, but did not give up a run for the next five innings despite allowing nine runs and walking four. Russell has played with the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, and Philadelphia Phillies, making 394 MLB appearances to the tune of a 4.09 ERA from 2010 to 2015.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for today’s game, and every Ducks game in 2018, 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 pitch-by-pitch account of today’s game via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For today’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE. For the Ducks complete playoff history, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#15 Jordany Valdespin – 2B
#28 Daniel Fields – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#38 Ramon Cabrera – DH
#30 David Washington – 1B
#27 Dioner Navarro – C
#5   Miles Williams – RF
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#13 Jake Fisher – LHP

Sugar Land Skeeters
#27 Barrett Barnes – LF
#21 Anthony Giansanti – CF
#33 Derek Norris – C
#19 Juan Silverio – SS
#16 Matt Chavez – 1B
#3   Albert Cordero – 3B
#10 Tony Thomas – RF
#29 Denis Phipps – DH
#20 Javier Betancourt – 2B

#34 James Russell – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 2: A two-out home run by Denis Phipps gives the Skeeters a 1-0 lead.

TOP 3: An Albert Cordero RBI single gives the Skeeters a 2-0 lead.

BOT 5: Dan Lyons gets the Ducks on the board with a solo homer to left! Ducks trail 3-1.

TOP 6: Skeeters put up another, extending their lead to 4-1.

FINAL: The Ducks are unable to comeback, and the Skeeters win the 2018 Atlantic League Championship by a score of 4-1.

ALCS Game Four: Ducks vs. Skeeters

The Ducks look to force a decisive Game Five tonight

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks have reached the Atlantic League Championship Series for the third straight season, and for the second time in those three years, they will play the Sugar Land Skeeters. After a dramatic victory last night, the Ducks extended the series to a fourth game. Long Island won the 2018 regular season series against the Skeeters by a margin of 10-8, winning five of nine games at home and in Texas. The Ducks won seven of nine second-half games against Sugar Land, including a 4-2 series win to close out the 2018 season. Long Island is coming off a five-game LDCS victory over the Somerset Patriots, while the Skeeters took game five of the FDCS against the Lancaster Barnstormers.

GAME THREE RECAP:

The Ducks had their backs against the wall until an eighth-inning comeback, winning 3-2 in what could have been their last game of the season.

The Skeeters took a 1-0 lead in the first inning following a two-out walk by Matt Chavez and an RBI double by Albert Cordero off Ducks starter Lorenzo Barcelo. An unearned run in the third on Tony Thomas’ two-out RBI double, which came three batters after an inning-opening error, extended the lead to two.

Long Island closed to within a run in the bottom of the third on doubles by Jordany Valdespin and Lew Ford off Skeeters starter Lucas Irvine.

Both teams would then trade zeroes until the bottom of the eighth inning. Ramon Cabrera blooped a double down the right-field line with two outs off reliever Dan Runzler. That set the stage for David Washington, who followed with a two-run home run to right-center on a 1-0 pitch.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Barcelo tossed seven innings, allowing two runs (one earned) on six hits and a walk while striking out five batters. Irvine pitched four innings, yielding a run on four hits and two walks with three strikeouts. Carlos Pimentel earned the win with a scoreless eighth inning, yielding a hit while striking out one. Runzler took the loss, conceding two runs on two hits in one inning while striking out two. Fernando Abad pitched a scoreless ninth to earn his first save of the playoffs, striking out one.

GAME THREE HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Game four of the series will see Dennis O’Grady get the start for the Flock. The right-hander went 6-4 this season with a 3.81 ERA in 52 games (four starts), leading the team in appearances. O’Grady starter the decisive Game Five in the Liberty Division Championship Series, taking a no-decision after allowing two runs on six hits and two walks. The Floral Park native gave six earned runs in 17.1 innings in the regular season as a starter, good for a 3.12 ERA. O’Grady faced the Skeeters five times this season, with the last one being a start. As a reliever, he pitched 3.2 scoreless innings against Sugar Land, yielding just one walk while striking out two. In his final start of the season against Sugar Land, the Duke University Alum took a 3-1 loss despite dealing a quality start.

Dallas Beeler will be called upon by the Skeeters in his second stint with the team this year. Overall, Beeler had a brilliant 2.29 ERA this season along with an 8-2 record through 19 appearances (14 starts). The righty had his contract purchased by the Kansas City Royals in July, but had an ERA over 13 in four appearances at the Double-A level. Since returning to the Skeeters, Beeler has a 3.54 ERA and has given up over five hits in six of his nine appearances. Beeler did not play professionally last year and had five Major League starts with the Chicago Cubs in 2014 and 2015.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2018, 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 pitch-by-pitch account of tonight’s game via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: 

For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE. For the Ducks complete playoff history, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#15 Jordany Valdespin – 2B
#28 Daniel Fields – CF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C
#30 David Washington – 1B
#5   Miles Williams – RF
#23 Rubi Silva – LF
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#17 Dennis O’Grady – RHP

Sugar Land Skeeters
#27 Barrett Barnes – LF
#10 Tony Thomas – RF
#21 Anthony Giansanti – CF
#16 Matt Chavez – 1B
#19 Juan Silverio – SS
#33 Derek Norris – C
#3   Albert Cordero – 3B
#29 Denis Phipps – DH
#7   Alvaro Rondon – SS

#32 Dallas Beeler – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: Skeeters drive in a run with an RBI double by Matt Chavez.

BOT 1: A couple of wild pitches give the Ducks a 2-1 lead!

BOT 2: A two-run double for Jordany Valdespin gives the Ducks a 4-1 lead!

BOT 3: For the third straight inning, the Ducks put a pair of runs on the board! This time it’s a Cody Puckett single doing the damage! 6-1 Ducks!

TOP 6: Dennis O’Grady only needs six pitches to retire the side with the Ducks ahead 6-1!

TOP 7: Skeeters get a run back, but it’s still 6-2 Ducks.

FINAL: We’re heading to Game 5! Ducks win 6-3! #BringItOnHome

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