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Game 54: Ducks at Barnstormers

Vega-Running-5-17-17GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:30 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium (Lancaster, Pa.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (27-26) continue their six-game road trip by beginning a three-game series with the Lancaster Barnstormers (28-25). Tonight’s contest is the first time that the Ducks will play the Barnstormers on the road this season, and is just the fifth matchup between the clubs this year. Lancaster has won three of the first four games, all coming at Bethpage Ballpark in May.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots 3-1 on a near-historic night at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, N.J. on Thursday.

Ducks starter Matt Larkins (2-5) nearly made history, coming just three outs shy of pitching the second no-hitter in franchise history (Rod Henderson, 5/25/01 vs. Atlantic City). The right-hander retired the first 20 batters he faced before allowing a two-out walk in the seventh inning to Carlos Guzman, ending his bid for a perfect game. He set down the next four hitters in order to bring a no-hitter into the ninth. However, he surrendered a leadoff solo home run to Chris Grayson that ended his chance at history.

“It was a little bit of a let down,” Larkins commented following the game. “You want to get through nine with it. It’s one of those things that doesn’t happen too often. I threw a good changeup down and away, and he kind of just got enough of it to get it out. I have no problem with the pitch; He just did a good job of hitting it.”

Larkins finished his night with eight and one-third innings pitched, yielding just the homer and two walks while striking out seven batters. He threw 99 pitches while earning the victory, 67 of which were strikes.

“I felt good pretty much the whole game,” Larkins commented following the game. “I think I knew pretty much the whole game what was going on. It was just one of those nights where I had a really good sinker going – had a lot of movement on it – and then really good command of the other two pitches.”

The Ducks (27-26) were kept off the scoreboard by Patriots starter Lucas Irvine until the top of the seventh inning, when Long Island broke through against reliever Duane Below. Delta Cleary Jr.’s two-out single and Giovanny Alfonzo’s RBI double put the Flock ahead 1-0. Long Island added single runs in the eighth and ninth to build a 3-0 lead on RBI singles by Angelo Songco and Dan Lyons.

Following Grayson’s homer in the ninth, Somerset (32-21) put the tying runs on base via a one-out walk to Scott Kelly and a two-out walk to Carlos Guzman. However, Chin-Hui Tsao struck out former Duck Mark Minicozzi to end the ballgame.

Irvine took a no-decision for the Patriots, tossing six scoreless innings, allowing three hits and three walks while striking out five. Below (3-1) suffered the loss, surrendering two runs on four hits and a walk in two innings of relief with four strikeouts. Tsao collected his seventh save of the season after recording the final two outs of the game, both on strikeouts.

Marc Krauss led the Flock offensively with two hits in the victory, while Elmer Reyes added a hit and three walks.

ON THE MOUND: The Ducks begin the series by sending Alfredo Simon to the mound to make his Long Island debut. The nine-year MLB vet was a National League All-Star in 2014 while pitching with the Cincinnati Reds, going 15-10 with a 3.44 ERA in 196.1 innings. In 2016, Simon appeared in 15 games (11 starts) with Cincinnati, in his second stint with the club, going 2-7 with a 9.36 ERA. “Big Pasta” also pitched for the Baltimore Orioles and Detriot Tigers in his big league career.

Lancaster counters with Atlantic League veteran Bryan Evans, in his third season with the club. Evans is 3-2 with a 4.88 ERA in his first nine starts of the season, which marks his third with the Barnstormers. The 30-year-old has not faced the Ducks yet this season, but in his last start on June 10, he allowed one run on three hits in six innings to get the win over the York Revolution. Evans was an Atlantic League All-Star in 2016, and was the Barnstormers’ Opening Day starter in 2015 and 2016. Last year, he set the franchise record with 130 strikeouts, including a single-game record 13 against the Ducks on August 14.

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. 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 Video Center. 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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Ducks
#11 Anthony Vega – LF
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#26 Angelo Songco – RF
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#15 Jordan Pacheco – C
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#25 Alfredo Simon – RHP

Barnstormers
#6 Rico Noel – CF
#15 Caleb Gindl – RF
#2 Blake Gailen – DH
#18 K.C. Hobson – 1B
#19 Sean Halton – 3B
#4 Garrett Weber – 2B
#21 Trayvon Robinson – LF
#32 Anderson De La Rosa – C
#1 Vladimir Frias – SS

#20 Bryan Evans – RHP

UPDATE (7:03) – BOT 2: Elmer Reyes has made a pair of great defensive plays and we are scoreless heading to the third.

UPDATE (8:01) – BOT 4: The Barnstormers take a 4-0 lead as they rally against Alfredo Simon.

UPDATE (8:14) – TOP 5: The Ducks get on the board as Elmer Reyes drives home Delta Cleary Jr. with a base hit. 4-1 Barnstormers.

UPDATE (9:43) – TOP 8: Marc Krauss drives a solo home run to right field and the Ducks climb back to within three. 5-2 Barnstormers.

UPDATE (10:03) – BOT 8: The Barnstormers tack on two insurance runs to extend a 7-2 lead.

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Game 50: Ducks vs. Bluefish

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

TODAY’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (25-24) look to take the rubber game of a three-game series the Bridgeport Bluefish (28-22) this afternoon at Bethpage Ballpark. The first two games of the series have been decided by a total of three runs, and the 2017 Ferry Cup currently swings in favor of the Ducks by a five games to four margin. Today’s contest will be the final game between the Ducks and Bluefish of the first half.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks entertained a standing-room-only crowd of 7,186 Saturday night at Bethpage Ballpark by defeating the Bridgeport Bluefish 3-1.

Bridgeport got on the board first with a solo home run from Andrew Lambo to lead off the top of the third against Matt Larkins, but could muster nothing more.

In the top of the fourth, Lew Ford knotted the score at one with a solo shot of his own against Bluefish starter Jonathan Albaladejo. The Ducks tacked on two more in the fifth on a solo homer from Dan Lyons and an RBI fielder’s choice groundout from Angelo Songco.

Larkins (1-5) was terrific, turning in 6.2 innings of one-run ball, allowing four hits and walking tow and striking out three. The outing marked the right-hander’s third straight quality start.

In a bases loaded, two-out jam in the seventh, Patrick Crider entered and struck out Lambo to end the threat. Bridgeport would not push a runner into scoring position for the rest of the game.

Amalio Diaz worked around a two-out infield single in the eighth to preserve the 3-1 lead, and Chin-Hui Tsao nailed down his sixth save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth inning.

ON THE MOUND: The Ducks send right-hander Dennis O’Grady to the mound in the rubber game of the series with the Bluefish. The Duke product is making his 11th overall appearance and seventh start of the season, and has a 2-2 record and 3.15 ERA. In his last outing on June 7 at the New Britain Bees, O’Grady threw five innings of one-run ball, striking out seven but issuing four walks. The Floral Park native has an impressive 9.0 K/9 rate, but is issuing a troublesome 4.5 BB/9 this season. O’Grady has made one appearance against the Bluefish this season, throwing two shutout innings on June 2.

The Bluefish roll with lefty Chris Rearick in the series finale, making his ninth start of the season. The southpaw is 4-1 with a 3.38 ERA on the season, and defeated Long Island in his last start on June 4. In that outing at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, Rearick threw six innings and allowed just one run on four hits, walking two and striking out seven. He also defeated the Ducks on May 24 at Bridgeport, fanning a season-high 10 in six shutout innings of work.

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. 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 Video Center. 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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Ducks
#24 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#26 Angelo Songco – LF
#15 Jordan Pacheco – C
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#17 Dennis O’Grady – RHP

Bluefish
#2 Luis Hernandez – SS
#10 D’Arby Myers – CF
#6 Tony Abreu – 2B
#15 Sean Burroughs – 1B
#11 Jose Cuevas – 3B
#27 Daniel Fields – DH
#20 Jonathan Galvez – LF
#35 Andrew Lambo – RF
#25 Santiago Nessy – C

#26 Chris Rearick – LHP

UPDATE (2:36) – BOT 3: No score here yet as the Ducks and Bluefish are locked in a Sunday pitcher’s duel.

UPDATE (3:10) – TOP 5: The Bluefish score to take a 1-0 lead

UPDATE (3:55) – BOT 6: The Ducks erupt for five to take a 5-1 lead.

UPDATE (4:21) – TOP 8: Patrick Crider spins a 1-2-3 inning and we take a 5-1 lead into the bottom of the eighth!

UPDATE (4:32) – BOT 8: The Ducks score three more runs thanks to home runs from Angelo Songco and Marc Krauss! We now lead Bridgeport 8-1!

UPDATE (4:43) – FINAL: Ducks 8, Bluefish 1

W: De La Rosa (2-1)
L: Burawa (2-2)

Game 48: Ducks vs. Bluefish

Zac Treece (6)GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (24-23) begin a three-game home series with the Bridgeport Bluefish (27-21) tonight at Bethpage Ballpark. The Fish are visiting the Ducks Pond for the first time this season, and hold a 2-1 lead in the 2017 Ferry Cup. The series marks a short three-game homestand for the Ducks, who begin a six-game road trip on Tuesday.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: Behind strong pitching from Rafael Perez, the Long Island Ducks completed a three-game sweep of the New Britain Bees, winning 3-2 Thursday night at New Britain Stadium.

The Ducks broke out the bats in the top of the second, touching up Bees starter Anthony Marzi for three runs. Giovanny Alfonzo plated Marc Krauss with a single and later scored on a Delta Cleary Jr. single. Cleary Jr. came around thanks to a Fehlandt Lentini double to extend a 3-0 lead.

Perez yielded a tally in the bottom of the second when he allowed a leadoff homer to Conor Bierfeldt to cut the lead to 3-1. The southpaw allowed just one other unearned run in his six innings of work, allowing five hits and striking out three while not issuing a walk.

Eury De La Rosa and Amalio Diaz each contributed scoreless innings of relief, while Chin-Hui Tsao shut the door in the ninth for his fifth save of the season.

ON THE MOUND: The Ducks send John Brownell to the mound in the series opener with the Bluefish, making his team-leading 10th start of the season. The right-hander is 4-0 on the season for the Ducks, and has posted a dazzling 2.52 ERA – which ranks third in the Atlantic League. Last time out, Brownell threw seven innings of one-run ball against the Bridgeport Bluefish on June 3, striking out six, walking one and getting his 50th win as a Duck. The franchise’s all-time winningest pitcher is working on a streak of three straight starts with at least seven innings pitched.

The Bluefish roll with Cory Riordan in the series opener, making his ninth start of the year. The 6-4 righty is 3-2 with a 3.65 ERA on the season for Bridgeport this year. Riordan also has accomplished the rare-for-a-pitcher feat of a .500 batting average and has collected 3 RBIs in four at-bats. In his last start on June 2 against the Ducks, Riordan allowed two runs (one earned) in six innings, and getting the win in a 5-2 Bluefish win.

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. 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 Video Center. 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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Ducks
#24 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#11 Anthony Vega – LF
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#23 Alex Burg – C
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#6 Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#7 John Brownell – RHP

Bluefish
#6 Luis Hernandez – SS
#10 D’Arby Myers – CF
#11 Jose Cuevas – 3B
#15 Sean Burroughs – DH
#5 Jose Gil – C
#27 Daniel Fields – LF
#20 Jonathan Galvez – 1B
#13 Ozney Guillen – RF
#7 Angel Rosa – 2B

#22 Cory Riordan – RHP

UPDATE (7:03) – TOP 2: The Bluefish take a 2-0 lead thanks to three hits and an error.

UPDATE (7:24) – TOP 3: The Bluefish tack two more tallies on to extend their lead to 4-0.

UPDATE (7:32) – BOT 3: An RBI single from Anthony Vega gets the Ducks on the board, but Bridgeport still leads 4-1.

UPDATE (8:38) – BOT 7: The Ducks scratch across two big runs thanks to an Anthony Vega double and a sac fly, but still trail 5-3.

UPDATE (9:16) – FINAL: Bridgeport 5, Ducks 4.

W: Riordan (4-2)
L: Brownell (4-1)
SV: Carpenter (19)

Game 34: Ducks vs. Barnstormers

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Keith Couch makes his return to the mound tonight for the Ducks.

GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:35 pm at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (17-16) host the Lancaster Barnstormers (18-15) for the first time this season, beginning a four-game, three-day series tonight. The Ducks, who have been on a roll lately, will face a stiff challenge from the Freedom Division-leading Barnstormers, who have been one of the best offensive clubs in the league this year.

WEDNESDAY’S RECAP: The Ducks and Bluefish split a single admission doubleheader on Wednesday at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, with Bridgeport taking the opener 2-0 and Long Island answering back with a 7-5 win in game two.

Chris Rearick (2-1) was outstanding for the Bluefish on the mound in game one and earned the victory. The southpaw pitched six scoreless innings, surrendering just four hits and a walk while striking out 10 batters. In addition, he stranded five Ducks on base, preventing a comeback from the Flock.

Matt Larkins (0-4) meanwhile turned in a nice start for the Ducks, but a two-run third inning prevented him from avoiding a fourth consecutive loss. Bridgeport plated their runs courtesy of an RBI single by D’Arby Myers and an RBI triple by Luis Hernandez. They both followed a bunt single by Ozney Guillen, coupled with a two-base throwing error from Larkins, after the right-hander retired the first seven batters he faced.

The Ducks found themselves behind the eight-ball again in game two, as Jack Snodgrass got off to a rough start in his season debut. The Bluefish scored four times in the first inning and once more in the second against the southpaw on an RBI single by Sean Burroughs, RBI doubles by Jose Gil and Alberto Callaspo and an error by Dan Lyons that scored two more.

Rob Rogers came in to relieve Snodgrass and pitched a scoreless third inning before the Ducks offense finally broke through against Bluefish starter Charles Brewer. The righty had allowed just one walk through the first 11 batters he faced but then surrendered five straight hits and a sac fly in the fourth that helped the Ducks close to within 5-4. Marc Krauss’ two-run double, Giovanny Alfonzo’s RBI single and Dominic Blanco’s sac fly did the damage.

One inning later, RBI singles by Elmer Reyes off Brewer (3-1) and Alfonzo off reliever Drake Britton put the Ducks in front by a 6-5 margin. Brewer’s day ended after four and one-third innings with six runs allowed on seven hits and two walks while striking out six. Long Island added a seventh unanswered run in the seventh inning on an RBI single to right by Krauss off former Major Leaguer Manny Delcarmen.

Meanwhile, Long island’s bullpen was superb to earn the win. Eury De La Rosa (1-0) got the win after pitching two scoreless innings and allowing just two hits. Amalio Diaz tossed a 1-2-3 sixth inning, and Chin-Hui Tsao retired three straight after the leadoff man reached on an error in the seventh to earn his third save.

ON THE MOUND: Long Island native Keith Couch heads to the mound in the series opener for the Ducks. He will be making his first start since April 28 against New Britain after missing nearly a month due to arm soreness. The Elmont resident has gone 0-1 in two starts this season, yielding seven runs (six earned) in seven innings on eight hits and three walks with four strikeouts. In Couch’s most recent outing, he gave up a three-run home run to Craig Maddox in the first inning but followed that up with three scoreless frames, allowing just one hit in that span. This will be his first-ever regular season start against the Barnstormers.

Former big leaguer Elih Villenueva gets the start for Lancaster tonight, making his sixth start of the season. So far the righty is 3-1 with a 2.39 ERA. In his last start on May 19, he got the win over the New Britain Bees, throwing five innings and allowing just one run on five hits. Impressively, Villenueva has struck out 27 batters in 26.1 innings this season, and has issued only nine walks in that span.

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. 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 Video Center. 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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Ducks
#24 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#20 Nolan Reimold – DH
#26 Angelo Songco – LF
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#25 Keith Couch – RHP

Barnstormers
#3   Darian Sandford – CF
#24 Rico Noel – 2B
#15 Caleb Gindl – RF
#18 K.C. Hobson – 1B
#19 Sean Halton – 3B
#2   Blake Gailen – DH
#5   Lastings Milledge – LF
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#32 Anderson De La Rosa – C

#37 Elih Villenueva – RHP

UPDATE (6:49) – TOP 1: The Barnstormers plate two runs off Keith Couch to start the game and take the lead.

UPDATE (7:10) – TOP 2: The Barnstormers tack on another tally to take a 3-0 lead over the Ducks.

UPDATE (7:29) – TOP 3: Lancaster strikes again and now has a 4-0 lead.

UPDATE (8:14) – BOT 4: The Ducks quack back with a trio of tallies, including a two-run blast from Cody Puckett.

UPDATE (8:50) – BOT 6: The Barnstormers still lead 4-3.

UPDATE (9:45) – FINAL: Barnstormers 4, Ducks 3

W: Villanueva (4-1)
L: Couch (0-2)
SV: Carter (6)

Game 30: Ducks vs. Patriots

DE6I2357.JPGGAME TIME/LOCATION: 1:35 pm at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (14-15) finish off the homestand strong against the Somerset Patriots (18-12). The Ducks have taken the first two games of the three-game series on waddle-off wins, and are 4-1 in the first five games of the homestand. Long Island has won three of the first five contests with Somerset this season, with all but one of the games being close, one-run games. A win would get the Ducks back to the .500 mark on the season.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks waddled off with a 4-3 win for the second straight night over the Somerset Patriots on Saturday at Bethpage Ballpark.

With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth Giovanny Alfonzo hit a dribbler up the middle that was booted by Tyler Bortnick, allowing Marc Krauss to score the winning run.

The game was scoreless into the bottom of the fifth, when Alex Burg launched a solo home run to left off Patriots starter Rick Teasley to put the Ducks up 1-0.

Dennis O’Grady pitched his best game of the season for Long Island, allowing only one hit in seven-plus innings of work, striking out a season-high eight. He was relieved by Chin-Hui Tsao in the eighth, who loaded the bases twice but escaped without a blemish.

In the bottom of the eighth, Dan Lyons scored on an Anthony Vega base hit to pad the lead to 2-0. However, Somerset plated three in the top of the ninth off Eric Gagne to take a 3-2 advantage.

Krauss doubled off Ronnie Shaban to drive home Angelo Songco and tie the game with no outs in the bottom of the ninth, and three batters later, Bortnick’s error won it for the Ducks.

It was the Ducks second waddle off win of the season, and second in as many nights.

ON THE MOUND: The Ducks send Tim Melville to the mound going for the series sweep of the rival Patriots. The righty is 1-2 on the season with a 3.19 ERA, and is coming off his best start of the year. On May 16 vs. York, the former Cincinnati Red threw five shutout innings, allowing just four hits and striking out three en route to his first win of the season. Melville has not faced the Patriots yet this season.

Somerset answers with David Kubiak, making his seventh appearance and fourth start of the year. The righty is 2-2 with a 2.45 ERA, and has struck out 27 batters in 22.0 innings. On May 16 vs. Sugar Land, Kubiak went six shutout innings and struck out nine to get the win. The SUNY Albany product has faced Long Island once this year and got no decision after allowing one run in five innings on April 26 in a start.

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s game, and every Ducks game in 2017, on the Long Island Ducks Broadcast Network. Streaming HD video and audio via BoxCast will be available on the Ducks’ official YouTube channel and at LIDucks.com in the Video Center. In addition to updates in this post, fans can follow a pitch-by-pitch account of the game via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please click here.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Ducks
#24 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#26 Angelo Songco – LF
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#2 Cody Puckett – DH
#6 Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#33 Tim Melville – RHP

Patriots
#1 Justin Pacchioli – CF
#91 Aharon Eggleston – LF
#24 Bryan LaHair – 1B
#20 Jerry Sands – RF
#10 Olmo Rosario – 3B
#13 Carlos Guzman – DH
#4 Yovan Gonzalez – C
#9 Tyler Bortnick – 2B
#8 Alfredo Rodriguez – SS

#5 David Kubiak – RHP

UPDATE (2:07): TOP 2: A couple of nasty breaking balls from Tim Melville to strike out Carlos Guzman and Yovan Gonzalez!

UPDATE (2:15): BOT 2: Alex Burg positively crushes a two-run home run down the left field line! His fifth longball of 2017 gives the Flock a 2-0 lead!

UPDATE (2:37): BOT 3: Angelo Songco smokes a three-run homer down the right field line! It’s his eighth of the year. Ducks now lead 5-0!

UPDATE (3:01): MID 5: Melville has struck out six batters through five scoreless innings thus far! He’s allowed two hits and a walk.

UPDATE (3:17): TOP 6: Melville strikes out Olmo Rosario looking to strand a pair on the bases! Ducks still lead 5-0 in the sixth.

UPDATE (3:39):  MID 7: Both starting pitchers have finished their day.
Melville: 6.0 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 8 K
Kubiak: 6.0 IP, 5 H, 5 R, 2 BB, 5 K

UPDATE (4:30): FINAL: Ducks 8, Patriots 1
W – Melville (2-2)
L – Kubiak (2-3)

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