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2019 Game 109: Ducks vs. Patriots

Sherman-Pitching-8-21-19.jpgDucks look to rebound from their defeat to the Patriots on Wednesday

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and the Somerset Patriots play the final game of their four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark on Thursday night.  Long Island possesses a 9-6 season lead on Somerset, including a 4-2 lead for games played at Bethpage Ballpark.  In the all-time series, the Ducks lead 191-187 overall, which includes 100-90 lead at Bethpage Ballpark.  The Ducks carry a one and one-half game lead on the High Point Rockers in the second half standings and look to extend that lead with a win on Thursday night at home.

YESTERDAY’S GAME RECAP:

In a rain-delayed contest, the Long Island Ducks were defeated by the Somerset Patriots by a score of 10-3 on Wednesday night at Bethpage Ballpark.

Prior to the rain delay, the Patriots scored one run on a bases loaded walk by Gabriel Bracamonte.  After the top of the first inning, the rain began to fall and the tarp was placed on the field.  The delay lasted exactly one hour.

After play was resumed, Somerset scored another run on a second bases loaded walk, this time by Craig Massey.  The Ducks responded in the bottom of the fourth inning on an RBI groundout by L.J. Mazzilli, but Long Island failed to score anymore runs that inning.  In the top of the fifth inning, Somerset extended their lead to three runs on an RBI triple by Massey and a solo home run by Teodoro Martinez, his fourth of the season.

In the bottom of the sixth, there were signs of life shown by the Ducks when Hector Sanchez hit an RBI single, but Somerset would answer with a sacrifice fly by Massey, making the score 5-2 in favor of the Patriots.  In the eighth inning, Will Kengor scored on an error committed by Ducks shortstop Vladimir Frias, Bracamonte hit a two-run single, and Massey hit a two-run double to extend the Patriots’ lead to 10-2.  In the bottom of the eighth, Lew Ford hit an RBI single that made the score 10-3, but that would be all for Long Island on Wednesday.

Seth Simmons (6-8) started for the Ducks and picked up the loss in the process.  The Ducks’ right-hander pitched five innings and allowed four runs (three earned) on five hits while walking six and striking out four.  Ducks infielder John Apostolo pitched the ninth inning and did not allow a single baserunner.

Tyler Cloyd was Somerset’s starting pitcher on Wednesday and did not factor into the decision.  The right-hander pitched four innings and allowed one run on two hits while recording four strikeouts.  James Pugliese (4-1) picked up the win for the Patriots, pitching two innings of one-run relief.

YESTERDAY’S HIGLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Brian Matusz will start for Long Island, making his fourth start of the season.  The southpaw possesses a 0-1 record with a 3.86 ERA and nine strikeouts across 14 innings pitched thus far.  Matusz has not yet faced the Patriots in his career.  In his last start, which came on August 16 against the High Point Rockers, Matusz picked up the loss, pitching four innings and allowing three runs on three hits while recording three strikeouts.

Rick Teasley will take the mound for Somerset, making his 12th start of the season.  The southpaw possesses a 4-2 record with a 4.48 ERA and 43 strikeouts across 60 and one-third innings pitched thus far.  Teasley has made one start against the Ducks this season.  On July 26 in Somerset, Teasley pitched nine perfect innings, although the Ducks won the game 1-0 in extra innings.  In his last start, which came on August 17 against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Teasley picked up the loss, tossing four innings and allowing eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits while striking out three batters.

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

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#14 D’Arby Myers – LF
#15 Rey Fuentes – CF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#29 Daniel Fields – RF
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C
#9   John Apostolo – 1B

#28 Brian Matusz – LHP

Somerset Patriots
#7   Will Kengor – 3B
#1   Justin Pacchioli – RF
#53 Edwin Espinal – 1B
#34 Michael Ohlman – C
#22 Michael Crouse – CF
#38 Jimmy Paredes – DH
#21 Rey Navarro – 2B
#5   Teodoro Martinez – LF
#8   Alfredo Rodriguez – SS

#37 Rick Teasley – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

T1: The Patriots jump out in front early with a two-out solo home run.
Ducks trail 1-0.
T3: Somerset adds two more runs with an RBI double and a run-scoring single.
Ducks trail 3-0.
T5: Two more runs in for the Patriots thanks to a two-run double.
Long Island trails 5-0.
T6: The Patriots tack on two more runs with a sacrifice fly and an RBI single.
Ducks trail 7-0.
T8: Clint Freeman gets out of a first-and-second, no-out jam.
B8: The Flock get on the board thanks to a Deibinson Romero two-run double!
Ducks trail 7-2.
B8: Long Island gets one more run thanks to a Ramon Cabrera RBI single!
Ducks trail 7-3.
FINAL (8): Somerset 7 – Long Island 3
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2019 Game 108: Ducks vs. Patriots

Cabrera-Pitching-8-20-19.jpgDucks look to keep their momentum going in the third game of the current series 

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and the Somerset Patriots play the third game of their four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark on Wednesday night.  Long Island possesses a 9-5 season lead on Somerset, including a 4-1 lead for games played at Bethpage Ballpark.  In the all-time series, the Ducks lead 191-186 overall, which includes 100-89 lead at Bethpage Ballpark.  The Ducks carry a one and one-half game lead on the High Point Rockers in the second half standings and look to extend that lead with a win on Wednesday night at home.

YESTERDAY’S GAME RECAP:

The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots by a score of 6-4 on Tuesday night at Bethpage Ballpark.

Somerset took an early 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by Mike Ohlman (one of two RBI singles on the night).  However, the Ducks would respond in the bottom of the first inning on a groundout by Daniel Fields that scored D’Arby Myers, who got on base with a leadoff triple.

In the bottom of the fourth inning, the Ducks took a 2-1 lead on a solo home run by L.J. Mazzilli, his 10th of the season.  In the top of the sixth inning, the Patriots took a 3-2 lead on a two-run single by Rey Navarro, and in the top of the seventh inning, Ohlman hit his second RBI single of the game to make the score 4-2.

Long Island came back to take the lead with a four-run eighth inning.  Lew Ford drove in John Apostolo on an RBI single with the bases loaded to make the score 4-3 in favor of the Patriots.  Mazzilli, the next batter, then hit a two-run single to take a 5-4 lead.  Later in the inning, with the bases loaded, Hector Sanchez walked, scoring Ford and making the score 6-4.

Darin Downs started for Long Island and did not factor into the decision on Tuesday night.  The southpaw pitched six innings and allowed three runs on five hits and four walks while striking out seven batters.  Ismael Cabrera (1-0) picked up the win after pitching the seventh and eighth innings, allowing one run on two hits while picking up three strikeouts.  Pedro Beato picked up his third save of the season after pitching a scoreless ninth inning.

Zack Dodson took the mound for Somerset and did not factor into the decision.  The southpaw pitched seven and one-third innings and allowed three runs on seven hits while recording only one strikeout.  Luis Cruz (2-4) picked up the loss after allowing three runs in the eighth inning, not recording a single out.

YESTERDAY’S HIGLIGHTS:

 

ON THE MOUND:

Seth Simmons will start for the Ducks on Wednesday night, making his 21st start of the season.  The right-hander possesses a 6-7 record with a 4.43 ERA and 85 strikeouts across 109 and two-thirds innings pitched.  Simmons has faced the Patriots twice thus far, once as a member of the High Point Rockers and once for the Ducks.  On May 15, as a High Point Rocker, Simmons picked up the win, pitching six innings and allowing one run on three hits while recording five strikeouts.  On July 28 as a Long Island Duck, Simmons did not factor into the decision, pitching six innings and allowing one run on two hits while striking out seven.  In his last start, which came on August 15 against the York Revolution, Simmons picked up the first win of his Ducks career, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on four hits while striking out six batters.

Tyler Cloyd gets the nod for the Patriots on Wednesday, making his second start (and 10th appearance) of the season.  The former Philadelphia Phillies and Seattle Mariners pitcher possesses a 0-1 record with a 3.75 ERA and 12 strikeouts across 12 innings pitched.  Cloyd has made one relief appearance against Long Island this season.  On July 26, the right-hander allowed one unearned run on one hit in one inning of relief pitched.  In his last start, which came on August 16 against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Cloyd did not factor into the decision, pitching three innings and allowing one run on three hits while recording two strikeouts.

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

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#14 D’Arby Myers – LF
#15 Rey Fuentes – CF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#37 Hector Sanchez – C
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#29 Daniel Fields – RF
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#46 Clint Freeman – 1B

#31 Seth Simmons – RHP

Somerset Patriots
#7   Will Kengor – 3B
#1   Justin Pacchioli – RF
#53 Edwin Espinal – 1B
#34 Michael Ohlman – DH
#22 Michael Crouse – CF
#20 Gabriel Bracamonte – C
#25 Craig Massey – 2B
#5   Teodoro Martinez – LF
#8   Alfredo Rodriguez – SS

#14 Tyler Cloyd – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 1: Somerset took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first on a bases loaded walk to Gabriel Bracamonte. Rain has begun to fall in the bottom of the first, and we are currently in a rain delay. Stay tuned here for further updates on the status of the game.

The tarp has been removed from the field, and we are ready to resume baseball at Bethpage Ballpark!

B4: After the Patriots tacked on a run in the third, the Ducks got on the board with an RBI groundout from L.J. Mazzilli!
Ducks trail 2-1.
T5: Two more runs for Somerset after Craig Massey hit a triple and scored on an error and then Teodoro Martinez hit a home run to left-center.
Ducks trail 4-1.
B6: Hector Sanchez provides Long Island with another run in the form of an RBI single to center!
Ducks trail 4-2.
T7: Somerset grabs a run after a sacrifice fly to left.
Long Island trails 5-2.
T8: The Patriots put together a five-run inning.
Long Island trails 10-2.
B8: The Flock get one back thanks to an RBI single from Lew Ford!
Ducks trail 10-3.
FINAL: The Long Island Ducks fall to the Somerset Patriots 10-3.

2019 Game 107: Ducks vs. Patriots

Beato-Cabrera-Handshake-8-19-19.jpgDucks look to continue their winning ways on Tuesday night

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and the Somerset Patriots play the second game of their four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark on Tuesday night.  Long Island possesses a 8-5 season lead on Somerset, including a 3-1 lead for games played at Bethpage Ballpark.  In the all-time series, the Ducks lead 190-186 overall, which includes 99-89 lead at Bethpage Ballpark.  The Ducks carry a one and one-half game lead on the High Point Rockers in the second half standings and look to extend that lead with a win tonight.

YESTERDAY’S GAME RECAP:

In a rain-delayed see-saw battle, the Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots by a score of 14-9 on Monday night at Bethpage Ballpark.

Somerset took a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning thanks to an RBI single by Craig Massey.  However, in the bottom of the inning, Deibinson Romero hit an RBI double that tied the score at one run apiece.  In the bottom of the third inning, Romero hit a sacrifice fly that game Long Island a one-run lead.  In the top of the fourth inning, Somerset would take the lead on a two-run home run by Michael Crouse and would extend their lead to 4-2 on a wild pitch that scored Massey.

The Ducks would begin their six-run fourth inning on a two-run double by D’Arby Myers that tied the game at four (one of four hits on Monday).  Two batters later, Lew Ford hit his third homer of the season, a three-run shot that went over the right field fence.  Long Island would then take an 8-4 lead on a sacrifice fly by Vladimir Frias and a 10-4 lead on a two-run home run by Ramon Cabrera.

There were signs of a potential comeback by the Patriots.  In the top of the fifth inning, Massey hit a sacrifice fly that made the score 10-5, but the Ducks would add another run in bottom of the fifth on an RBI single by L.J. Mazzilli, who also had a four-hit performance on Monday.  In the top of the sixth inning, the Patriots would score three more runs on an RBI single by Justin Pacchioli and a two-run single by Edwin Espinal.  In the top of the seventh inning, Pacchioli hit another RBI single that made the score 11-9.

The Ducks got some much needed insurance runs in the seventh and eighth innings.  In the seventh inning, Mazzilli hit another RBI single, and in the eighth inning, Myers hit another RBI single and Rey Fuentes hit a sacrifice fly that scored Daniel Fields.

Vin Mazzaro (6-4) started for Long Island and picked up the win in the process.  Across five innings pitched, the Ducks’ right-hander allowed five runs on 11 hits while picking up four strikeouts.  David Holmberg (1-4) was the starting pitcher for Somerset and picked up the loss.  The Patriots’ southpaw pitched three and one-third innings and allowed eight runs on 10 hits while recording four strikeouts.

YESTERDAY’S HIGLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Darin Downs will get the nod for the Ducks on Tuesday night, making his 17th start of the season.  The southpaw possesses a 3-3 record with a 2.77 ERA and 102 strikeouts across 84 and one-third innings pitched.  Downs has faced the Patriots this season, both starts taking place in Somerset.  On June 19, Downs picked up the loss, tossing three innings and allowing two runs on six hits while striking out four.  On June 29, Downs did not factor into the decision, pitching six innings and allowing two runs on seven hits while recording eight strikeouts.  In his last start, which came on August 14 against the York Revolution, Downs did not factor into the decision, pitching five innings and allowing two runs on five hits while striking out four batters.

Zack Dodson will start for Somerset, making his second start of the season.  The Patriots’ southpaw possesses a 0-1 record with a 4.50 ERA and six strikeouts across six innings pitched.  Dodson has not yet faced the Ducks this season.  In his last start, which came on August 15 against the Lancaster Barnstormers, Dodson picked up the loss, allowing three runs on six hits while striking out six batters.

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

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#14 D’Arby Myers – RF
#29 Daniel Fields – CF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#37 Hector Sanchez – DH
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#9   John Apostolo – 1B
#57 Nick Garland – C

#23 Darin Downs – LHP

Somerset Patriots
#7   Will Kengor – 3B
#1   Justin Pacchioli – RF
#53 Edwin Espinal – 1B
#34 Michael Ohlman – DH
#22 Michael Crouse – CF
#38 Jimmy Paredes – LF
#8   Alfredo Rodriguez – SS
#21 Rey Navarro – 2B
#20 Gabriel Bracamonte – C

#32 Zack Dodson – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

B1: The Patriots jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first, but the Ducks had an answer!
D’Arby Myers got things started with a leadoff triple and then was driven in with an RBI groundout to tie the game at one!
MID 4: Darin Downs works out of a jam, leaving runners stranded at second and third to end the inning!
Still tied at one heading into the bottom of the fourth at Bethpage Ballpark.
B4: MAZZILLI GOES DEEP!
L.J. Mazzilli launches a solo home run to put the Flock ahead!
Long Island leads 2-1!
T6: Somerset takes the lead with a two-run single from Rey Navarro.
Ducks trail 3-2.
T7: The Patriots extend their lead to two after Michael Ohlman lined an RBI single to center.
Ducks trail 4-2.
B8: The Ducks take the lead in the eighth with a four run inning, highlighted by an RBI single from Lew Ford and a two-run single from Mazzilli!
Ducks lead 6-4!
FINAL: Beato comes in and gets his third save of the year, cementing the Ducks 6-4 victory over the Patriots!

2019 Game 106: Ducks vs. Patriots

Outfielder-High-Fives-8-15-19.jpgDucks look to extend their second half standings lead and current winning streak on Monday night

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and the Somerset Patriots begin their four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark on Monday night.  Long Island possesses a 7-5 season lead on Somerset, including a 2-1 lead for games played at Bethpage Ballpark.  In the all-time series, the Ducks lead 189-186 overall, which includes 98-89 lead at Bethpage Ballpark.  The Ducks carry a one and one-half game lead on the High Point Rockers in the second half standings and look to extend that lead with a win tonight at home.

YESTERDAY’S GAME RECAP:

The Ducks defeated the High Point Rockers by a score of 11-4 on Sunday afternoon at BB&T Point in High Point, North Carolina.

Long Island took an early 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on a two-run home run by Rey Fuentes, his tenth of the season.  In the top of the third inning, Hector Sanchez hit a solo home run that made the score 3-0.  In the bottom of the fourth inning, High Point answered with an RBI double by Quincy Latimore and a sacrifice fly by Richie Shaffer that made the score 3-2.  The Rockers took a 4-3 lead on a two-run double by Hector Gomez, but that would be all for High Point on Sunday.

In the top of the sixth inning, the Ducks regained the lead on a three-run double by Clint Freeman, making the score 6-4.  Long Island got some insurance runs with a two-run single by Vladimir Frias in the seventh inning and an RBI single by Sanchez in the eighth inning.  In the same inning, L.J. Mazzilli scored on a passed ball by Rockers pitcher Matt Jones, and Lew Ford hit an RBI double that made the Ducks’ lead seven runs.

Brandon Beachy (2-0) started for Long Island and picked up the win.  The right-hander pitched five innings and allowed four runs on six hits while recording eight strikeouts.  Zack Weiss and Brandon Sherman pitched four combined scoreless innings to preserve the win for the “Flock”.  Joe Van Meter (6-4) started for High Point and picked up the loss.  Van Meter tossed five and two-thirds innings and allowed five runs on nine hits while picking up eight strikeouts.

ON THE MOUND:

Vin Mazzaro gets the nod for Long Island, making his fifth start of the season.  The right-hander possesses a 5-4 record with a 4.29 ERA and 47 strikeouts across 56 and two-thirds innings thus far.  Mazzaro has made four relief appearances against Somerset this season (June 12, June 18, June 20, and June 28).  In those appearances, Mazzaro has given up no runs on four hits and struck out three batters across four innings pitched.  In his last start, which came on August 14 against the York Revolution, Mazzaro did not factor into the decision, tossing seven shutout innings and allowing four hits while striking out seven batters.

David Holmberg will start for Somerset, making his 14th start of the season.  The southpaw possesses a 1-3 record with a 4.25 ERA and 32 strikeouts across 53 innings pitched.  Holmberg has pitched once against the Ducks thus far.  On June 20 in Somerset, Holmberg picked up the loss, pitching five innings and allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits while striking out three.  In his last start, which came on August 14 against the Lancaster Barnstormers, Holmberg did not factor into the decision, pitching five innings and allowing three runs on eight hits while striking out two batters.

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

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#49 D’Arby Myers – RF
#15 Rey Fuentes – DH
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#38 Ramon Cabrera – C
#29 Daniel Fields – CF
#9   John Apostolo – 1B

#34 Vin Mazzaro – RHP

Somerset Patriots
#7   Will Kengor – 3B
#1   Justin Pacchioli – RF
#53 Edwin Espinal – 1B
#38 Jimmy Paredes – DH
#22 Michael Crouse – CF
#4   Yovan Gonzalez – C
#25 Craig Massey – 2B
#5   Teodoro Martinez – LF
#8   Alfredo Rodriguez – SS

#40 David Holmberg – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

Following a delay due to inclement weather, the start of tonight’s game against the Somerset Patriots is now scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Thank you for your patience!

MID 1: We are underway at Bethpage Ballpark! Vin Mazzaro gets out of a jam with a double play!

T2: The Patriots strike first with an RBI single to center.
Ducks trail 1-0.
B2: The Deibinson Romero wastes no time and ties the game at one with an RBI double!
B3: The Ducks pull in front thanks a sacrifice fly from Deibinson Romero!
Long Island ahead 2-1!
T4: Patriots strike back thanks to a two-run home run and a wild pitch.
Somerset now leads 4-2.
B4: The Flock retake the lead with an eight-run inning!
Both Lew Ford and Ramon Cabrera went deep!
Ducks lead 10-4!
T5: The Patriots get one run back after Craig Massey lifted a sacrifice fly to center.
Ducks lead 10-5.
B5: Lew Ford collects his third hit today, a double to left, and is driven in by an RBI single from L.J. Mazzilli!
Long Islands leads 11-5!
T6: Somerset collects an RBI single and a two-run single to pull to within three.
Ducks ahead 11-8
T7: The Patriots scratch another run across the board with a run-scoring single.
Long Island leads 11-9.
B7: Ford slashes his fourth hit of the night and Mazzilli has himself another RBI single!
Ducks lead 12-9!
B8: The Flock tack on two insurance runs in the inning!
D’Arby Myers sliced an RBI single, his fourth hit of the evening, to center and Rey Fuentes skied a sacrifice fly to right!
Ducks lead 14-9!
FINAL: DUCKS WIN!
Long Island claims their third straight victory!
Ducks 14 – Patriots 9

2019 Game 102: Ducks vs. Revolution

Backman-Mason-Lineup-Exchange-8-14-19Ducks look to sweep the series against the Revolution after a successful doubleheader

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and the York Revolution conclude their three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark on Thursday night.  Long Island leads the season series 8-3 thanks to two “waddle-off” wins last night. The Ducks hold the all-time series lead over the Revolution at Bethpage Ballpark with a record of 67-51, along with a 123-117 record in the overall series.

YESTERDAY’S GAME RECAPS: 

Game One

In game one of the single-admission doubleheader at Bethpage Ballpark on Wednesday night, the Ducks defeated the York Revolution by a score of 3-2 in eight innings.

Long Island took an early 1-0 lead thanks to an RBI single by Hector Sanchez that scored Cade Gotta in the bottom of the first inning.  In the top of the fourth inning, the Revolution would respond with a solo home run by Carlos Franco, his eighth of the season.  York would then take the lead in the top of the fifth inning on a bases loaded walk by Angelys Nina.

In the bottom of the fifth, the Ducks would tie the game at two runs apiece on a D’Arby Myers solo homer to left field, his second of the season.  In the bottom of the eighth, Deibinson Romero hit a waddle-off single to left field to win game one for the “Flock”.

Darin Downs started for the Ducks and did not factor into the decision.  The Ducks’ southpaw pitched five innings and allowed two runs on five hits and three walks while striking out four.  Zack Weiss pitched two scoreless innings of relief and recorded four strikeouts while allowing only one hit.  Cody Mincey (6-0) picked up the win for Long Island after pitching a scoreless eighth inning.  Julio Eusebio started for York and did not factor into the decision.  The right-hander pitched four and one-third innings and allowed two runs on five hits while recording one strikeout.  Philip Walby (0-1) took the loss after allowing the waddle-off single by Romero in the eighth inning.

Game Two

In game two of the doubleheader last night, Long Island would waddle-off again in eight innings, this time by a score of 1-0.  The game was a duel of starting pitchers as they combined to allow only nine baserunners.  With Daniel Fields on third base after a sacrifice bunt by Ramon Cabrera, Hector Sanchez hit a pinch hit sacrifice fly to left field that won the game for the Ducks in the eighth inning.

Vin Mazzaro got the nod for the Ducks in game two and did not factor into the decision.  The Ducks’ right-hander pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed four hits while striking out seven batters.  Pedro Beato (2-2) picked up the win after pitching a scoreless eighth inning for Long Island.  Mitch Atkins started for York and did not factor into the decision.  Atkins pitched a very similar game to Mazzaro’s, allowing no runs on four hits while recording nine strikeouts.  Jameson McGrane (2-2) picked up the loss after allowing the waddle-off sacrifice fly by Sanchez.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Seth Simmons will start for Long Island on Thursday night, making his 20th start of the season and his seventh with the Ducks.  The right-hander possesses a 5-7 record with a 4.51 ERA and 79 strikeouts across 103 and two-thirds innings pitched thus far.  As a member of the High Point Rockers, Simmons has made two starts against the Revolution this season.  On June 6 in High Point, Simmons picked up the loss, pitching six innings and allowing three runs on six hits while recording three strikeouts.  On June 11 in York, Simmons picked up the loss, tossing three innings and allowing six runs (three earned) on seven hits while striking out two.  In his last start, which came on August 8 against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, Simmons picked up the loss, allowing six runs (five earned) on five hits and recording three strikeouts across six and two-thirds innings.

Dan Minor will take the mound for York on Thursday, making his 18th start of the season.  The right-hander possesses a 7-6 record with a 4.24 ERA and 80 strikeouts across 85 innings pitched.  Minor has made two starts and one relief appearance against the Ducks thus far.  On April 28, Minor pitched one inning, allowing one run on two hits while recording one strikeouts.  On May 3, Minor did not factor into the decision, pitching three and two-thirds innings and allowing two runs on two hits while striking out six.  On June 1, Minor picked up the loss for the Revolution, pitching two and two-thirds innings and allowing eight runs on ten hits (including four home runs) and recording two strikeouts.  In his last start, which came on August 9 against the High Point Rockers, Minor picked up the loss, pitching five and two-thirds innings and allowing five runs on nine hits while striking out six.

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

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#49 D’Arby Myers – RF
#15 Rey Fuentes – LF
#2   L.J. Mazzilli – 2B
#37 Hector Sanchez – DH
#21 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#29 Daniel Fields – CF
#9   John Apostolo – 1B
#57 Nick Garland – C
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS

#31 Seth Simmons – RHP

York Revolution
#2   Justin Trapp – CF
#15 Welington Dotel – RF
#23 Telvin Nash – DH
#13 Carlos Franco – 3B
#16 Isaias Tejeda – 1B
#29 Melky Mesa – LF
#12 Angelys Nina – 2B
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#33 James Skelton – C

#11 Dan Minor – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

MID 1: Seth Simmons gets things started with a 1-2-3 first inning! Myers-Fuentes-Mazzilli due up for the Flock!

B2: Deibinson Romero rockets a leadoff home run to left to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead!

B2: Rey Fuentes launches a grand slam to give Long Island a 6-0 lead!

B3: The Ducks slash five hits and drive in two runs to extend their advantage to 8-0!

T5: The Revolution get on the board with a home run to lead off the fifth.
Ducks still ahead 8-1.
T6: York tacks on another run thanks to an RBI single.
Ducks lead 8-2.
B7: Long Island adds two after a bases loaded walk to Nick Garland and an RBI single from Vladimir Frias!
Ducks lead 10-2!
FINAL: 🧹🧹🧹
Ducks complete the three-game sweep of the York Revolution!
Long Island 10 – York 2
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