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Game 64: Ducks at Skeeters

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GAME TIME/LOCATION: 7:05 p.m. CDT at Constellation Field (Sugar Land, Texas)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (33-30) will try to build on their three-game winning streak when they face the Sugar Land Skeeters (26-37) in the fourth game of a seven-game series. Long Island has now won five of their past seven games, while Sugar Land has dropped six consecutive games. The Ducks now lead the season series four games to two over Sugar Land and have taken all three games thus far in Texas.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: An outstanding start from Matt Larkins and a ninth inning rally gave the Ducks a 4-1 victory over the Skeeters on Sunday night.

Larkins and Skeeters starter Brett Marshall locked up in a terrific pitcher’s duel for the majority of the ballgame. Long Island plated a run in the first inning when Fehlandt Lentini tripled and came home on Lew Ford’s RBI groundout. Larkins worked out of a first-and-second, no-out jam in the first, but he surrendered a run in the third when Kevin Ahrens walked with two outs and scored on Travis Scott’s double to right-center.

Both starters would keep their opponent off the scoreboard from that point on. Larkins pitched seven innings of one-run ball, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out six. Marshall lasted six innings, yielding a run on three hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

The Skeeters threatened to break the tie in the eighth inning when Ahrens walked with one out and went to second on a groundout by Scott. However, Zac Treece (5-1) came on and struck out Bryan Pounds to end the inning. Long Island took the momentum into the ninth and rallied for three runs against reliever Evan Reed (1-1) to take a 4-1 lead. Following a double by Alex Burg with one out, Jordan Pacheco lined an RBI single to right-center on the first pitch to give the Flock a 2-1 lead. Giovanny Alfonzo and Lentini followed later in the frame with two-out RBI singles to extend the advantage to three.

Rob Rogers entered in the ninth inning, in search of his first save of the season. After allowing a leadoff double to Anthony Giansanti, the Long Island native retired the next three hitters on two flyouts and a groundout sandwiched in between to seal the victory.

ON THE MOUND: The Ducks will send Alfredo Simon (0-1, 4.00 ERA) to the mound as they go for a guaranteed series victory. The right-hander, who will be making his third start of the year, is coming off of a strong start against the Somerset Patriots on Wednesday at Bethpage Ballpark. In five scoreless innings, the former big leaguer gave up just one hit, a single to Christian Marrero, and four walks while striking out four batters. He threw 83 pitches in the game, 43 for strikes, and left the game with neither side having plated a run. Long Island went on to win the game 4-2. Tonight will be Simon’s first-ever encounter with the Skeeters.

Sugar Land will give the ball to former Duck Mitch Talbot (1-0, 7.20 ERA), who makes his seventh appearance (fifth start) of the season. He most recently pitched last Tuesday in New Britain, earning the victory in Sugar Land’s last win. The former big leaguer tossed five innings of three-run ball, surrendering six hits and one walk while striking out four. He threw 81 pitches in the outing, 50 of them for strikes. Tonight will be his first time facing the Flock after spending time with them in 2014. He made nine appearances (seven starts) for Long Island, compiling a 3-2 record with a 4.14 ERA and 26 strikeouts in 37 innings. His contract was then purchased by the Lamigo Monkeys of the Chinese Professional Baseball League on August 24.

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
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#26 Angelo Songco – 1B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#25 Alfredo Simon – RHP

Skeeters
#7   Josh Prince – 2B
#4   Kevin Ahrens – SS
#21 Anthony Giansanti – CF
#16 Travis Scott – 1B
#15 Bryan Pounds – 3B
#9   Wilfredo Rodriguez – C
#36 Hector Olivera – LF
#38 Joel Guzman – DH
#6   Derek Miller – RF

#24 Mitch Talbot – RHP

UPDATE (6:34): The tarp is on the field in Sugar Land as rain continues to fall. Tonight’s game is still scheduled to start at 7:05 p.m. CDT.

UPDATE (6:44): Skeeters have announced that tonight’s game will now begin at 7:25 p.m.

UPDATE (7:59): TOP 1: Great start for the Flock! An RBI groundout from Lew Ford & a two-run single from Elmer Reyes give the Ducks a 3-0 lead!

UPDATE (8:31): BOT 2: Sugar Land strings together seven consecutive two-out hits to take a 6-3 lead over the Ducks.

UPDATE (8:54): BOT 3: A sac fly from Hector Olivera makes it a 7-3 game.

UPDATE (9:15): BOT 4: A two-out, two-run error hands the Skeeters a pair of runs to extend their lead to six.

UPDATE (9:30): BOT 5: Newest Duck Roman Gomez retires the Skeeters in order in his first inning with the Flock!

UPDATE (10:04): TOP 7: Ducks draw a run closer on a two-out RBI double down the right field line by Dan Lyons!

UPDATE (10:22): BOT 7: A two-out RBI single by Derek Miller puts Sugar Land back up by six.

UPDATE (10:48): FINAL: Skeeters get their first win of the series by a 10-4 margin. Long Island will look to start a new winning streak tomorrow night.

Game 62: Ducks at Skeeters

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GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:05 p.m. CDT at Constellation Field (Sugar Land, Texas)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (31-30) take on the Sugar Land Skeeters (26-35) in game two of a seven-game series. Long Island has now won two of their past three games after taking the opener on Friday, and Sugar Land has now lost four consecutive games dating back to game two of Tuesday’s doubleheader. Both teams are in third place in their respective division, with the Ducks sitting six games in back of first in the Liberty Division and the Skeeters trailing the Blue Crabs by nine and a half games in the Freedom Division. The season series between the teams is tied at two.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: A pair of multi-run innings and a strong start from Rafael Perez led the Ducks to a 5-1 win on Friday night in Texas.

Long Island got their night started in the second inning against Sugar Land starter Jake Hale (4-2). After retiring the first five batters he faced, Hale allowed back-to-back two-out singles to Elmer Reyes and Ruben Gotay. That set the stage for Giovanny Alfonzo, who connected on a two-run double down the right field line.

It remained 2-0 until the top of the sixth inning when the first four Ducks batters picked up hits off of Hale to knock him out of the game. After back-to-back singles by Lew Ford and Angelo Songco, Alex Burg grounded an RBI double down the left field line and Reyes drove a two-run single to left-center. Hale finished with five runs and nine hits allowed in five innings of work.

Meanwhile, Perez (5-2) cruised over the first five innings of the ballgame, retiring 15 of the first 16 batters he faced. His only blemish in that time was a single by Derek Miller in the third. However, he seemed to run out of gas on a hot and humid night in the sixth. Perez allowed back-to-back singles to open the frame and nearly surrendered home runs to both Josh Prince and Anthony Giansanti. However, both balls went just foul down the left field line. Perez retired both but walked Travis Scott with two outs, and that was followed by a passed ball that scored Hector Olivera.

After a walk to Kevin Ahrens that brought the tying run to the plate, Kevin Baez summoned Rob Rogers from the bullpen. The Long Island native got Bryan Pounds to hit into a force out at third on the first pitch he threw to end the threat. Rogers would then pitch back-to-back scoreless innings in the seventh and eighth to keep the 5-1 lead intact. Amalio Diaz got into some trouble in the ninth, allowing a walk and a single to begin the frame. However, he rebounded to strike out the side and seal the win.

ON THE MOUND: Saturday night will feature a pair of former teammates and two-time Atlantic League champions on the mound. John Brownell (4-1, 3.15 ERA) will take the baseball for the Ducks. The right-hander got off to a rough start on Monday night, surrendering six runs in three and two-thirds innings against the Patriots before rain postponed the game and erased the stats. Prior to Monday, he allowed four earned runs in back-to-back starts on June 9 against Bridgeport and June 14 at Somerset, with the Ducks dropping both games. Brownell will be making his first start against the Skeeters this season but has faced them 16 times in his career, compiling an 11-3 record and a 2.48 ERA.

On the other side will be Bobby Blevins (4-3, 4.63 ERA), who spent time with the Ducks from 2012-16 and won championships with Brownell in the first two seasons. The righty took a no-decision his last time out, surrendering three unearned runs on five hits and a walk. He also struck out three in Sugar Land’s 7-6 loss at Bridgeport on Sunday, June 18. Blevins lost his two outings prior to that as well and has compiled a 5.29 ERA in his last three outings (10 ER in 17 innings). The Briarcliff, N.Y. native defeated the Flock in his first matchup with his former team on June 1 at Bethpage Ballpark, tossing six scoreless innings and yielding five hits and two walks with six strikeouts.

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
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#26 Angelo Songco – 1B
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#15 Jordan Pacheco – C
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#7   John Brownell – RHP

Skeeters
#7   Josh Prince – 2B
#4   Kevin Ahrens – SS
#16 Travis Scott – 1B
#15 Bryan Pounds – 3B
#21 Anthony Giansanti – RF
#38 Joel Guzman – DH
#36 Hector Olivera – LF
#9   Wilfredo Rodriguez – C
#6   Derek Miller – CF

#19 Bobby Blevins – RHP

UPDATE (6:22): We are underway in Sugar Land, as both sides trade zeroes in the opening inning.

UPDATE (6:56): TOP 3: Ducks strike first! An RBI double by Fehlandt Lentini and a two-run double by Lew Ford give the Flock an early 3-0 lead!

UPDATE (7:27): END 5: John Brownell tosses his third consecutive 1-2-3 inning and has now retired 10 straight Skeeters! Onto the sixth inning we go.

UPDATE (7:54): TOP 7: A two-out double by Lentini and a single by Anthony Vega, along with an error, give the Ducks a 4-0 lead!

UPDATE (8:06): BOT 7: Sugar Land scratches out a run on a sacrifice fly to right from Joel Guzman. Long Island’s lead is now 4-1.

UPDATE (8:38): BOT 8: A two-out, two-run triple by Bryan Pounds makes it a 4-3 game. However, Henry Hirsch comes on to strike out Anthony Giansanti!

UPDATE (8:52): TOP 9: Ducks get their three-run lead back! Ford’s RBI double and a passed ball give the Flock a 6-3 advantage!

UPDATE (9:07): FINAL: Tremendous diving stop by Elmer Reyes to start a game-ending 4-6-3 double play!! Ducks win again in Texas, 6-3!

Game 60: Ducks vs. Patriots

lew-ford-5.jpgGAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (30-29) host the Somerset Patriots (36-23) in the final game of a four-game series. Long Island looks for the series win after taking two of the first three games, and would move to within five games of Somerset for the first-half division crown with just 10 games left with a win.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks defeated the Somerset Patriots 4-2 on Wednesday night in the third game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

Both sides were held off the scoreboard over the first five and a half innings. Ducks starter Alfredo Simon pitched well in his Bethpage Ballpark debut, throwing five scoreless innings, allowing just one hit and four walks while striking out four. Patriots starter Jerome Williams pitched 4.1 innings of scoreless baseball before leaving with an injury and gave up four hits and a walk with four strikeouts.

Long Island broke through in the bottom of the sixth inning on a two-run home run to right-center field by Marc Krauss off of Alex Gouin. Somerset pulled even at two in the top of the eighth with an RBI single by Greg Golson and a bases loaded walk to Christian Marrero from Patrick Crider.

The Ducks took the lead back for good in the bottom of the frame. RBI singles by Alex Burg and Giovanny Alfonzo put the Flock back in front 4-2.

Zac Treece (4-1) picked up the win after recording the final out of the eighth inning, leaving the bases loaded. Justin Wright (2-1) took the loss after surrendering two runs on four hits in his one inning of relief. Amalio Diaz earned his second save of the year with a perfect ninth inning.

Krauss, Burg, Alfonzo and Angelo Songco each had two hits to pace the Flock.

ON THE MOUND: Long Island sends right-hander Dennis O’Grady to the mound to make his ninth start of the season and 13th overall appearance. O’Grady is coming off his roughest start of the season on June 17 at Lancaster when he allowed season-team-highs with nine runs and 12 hits in 5.0 innings of work in a 10-0 Barnstormers win. The right-hander is 3-3 with a 4.32 ERA on the season, and has struck out 50 batters but walked 26 in 50.0 IP.

Somerset counters with Dave Kubiak, making his second start of the series, although his first outing on Monday was cancelled out by rain. Kubiak is 2-5 with a 3.58 ERA on the season in 11 appearances (eight starts). The 6-7 righty has struck out 56 and walked only 15 in 52.2 innings, but has suffered from a lack of run and bullpen support. In his last start which counted for his stats, Kubiak threw 6.1 innings against the Ducks on June 14, allowing two runs on four hits, striking out six and walking two while getting no decision in a 7-6 Patriots 10-inning 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
#11 Anthony Vega – CF
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#26 Angelo Songco – 1B
#23 Alex Burg – DH
#34 Marc Krauss – RF
#15 Jordan Pacheco – C
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#17 Dennis O’Grady – RHP

Patriots
#2 Scott Kelly – SS
#91 Aharon Eggleston – LF
#13 Carlos Guzman – 1B
#7 Greg Golson – CF
#40 Kyle Roller – DH
#32 Mark Minicozzi – 3B
#14 Christian Marrero – RF
#9 Tyler Bortnick – 2B
#4 Yovan Gonzalez – C

#5 Dave Kubiak – RHP

UPDATE (7:09) – TOP 2: The Patriots scratch across a run and take a 1-0 lead.

UPDATE (7:48) – TOP 4: Somerset nets another run and now has a 3-0 lead.

UPDATE (8:03) – TOP 5: A solo home run for Greg Golson puts the Patriots on top 4-0.

UPDATE (8:23) – TOP 6: The Patriots cash in on another run and now lead the Ducks 5-0.

UPDATE (8:51) – TOP 7: Time to stretch. The Patriots lead 7-0.

UPDATE (8:57) – BOT 7: LEEEEEEEEEWWWWWWWWWW Ford smacks his third home run of the season and the Patriots lead is cut to 7-1.

UPDATE (9:09) – TOP 8: Two more runs for the Patriots run the score to 9-1.

UPDATE (9:22) – BOT 8: Jordan Pacheco crushes a monster home run out to left field. 9-2 Somerset.

UPDATE (9:47) – FINAL: Patriots 9, Ducks 2.

W: Kubiak (3-5)
L: O’Grady (3-4)

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.

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)

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