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Game 93: Ducks vs. Revolution

The Ducks look to bounce back from a streak-snapping loss last night

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The four-game series between the Long Island Ducks and York Revolution continues tonight. The Ducks enter the game at playing their best baseball of the season, winning 10 of their last 12 and taking a half-game lead in the Liberty Division at 19-10 in the second half. The Revolution are 14-15 in the second half, sitting in third place in the Freedom division. Long Island and York have split their 12 meetings this year but York has a 3-2 edge at Bethpage Ballpark.

LAST GAME RECAP:

The Ducks winning streak came to an end yesterday, falling to the Revolution 7-3.

The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on Taylor Ard’s sacrifice fly to center field off Revolution starter Mitch Atkins. A solo homer in the second inning by Telvin Nash off Ducks starter John Brownell tied the game at one, but the Ducks regained the lead in the bottom of the frame on Dan Lyons’ sac fly to center.

York took the lead for the first time with three runs in the fourth inning to go ahead 4-2. A two-run home run to left-center by Melky Mesa and an RBI single by Luis Cruz did the damage. Long Island closed to within one on Jordany Valdespin’s solo homer to right in the fifth.

However, the Revolution got the run back in the sixth on an RBI single by Jared Mitchell. Cruz’s two-run homer to left in the top of the ninth rounded out the scoring at 7-3.

Atkins earned the win, tossing seven innings, allowing three runs (two earned) on five hits and two walks while striking out seven. Brownell took the loss, giving up seven runs on nine hits and two walks over eight innings with four strikeouts. With his eight innings of work, he moved into second place on the Atlantic League’s all-time innings pitched list with 986.1, surpassing former Revolution pitcher Corey Thurman (980.1).

ON THE MOUND:

Jake Fisher takes on the Revolution in the second game of the four-game series, looking for his third consecutive quality start. Fisher’s last outing was his second straight in which he went eight innings, as he allowed three runs on eight hits and struck out six against the Road Warriors. The Oklahoma native is a 2018 Atlantic League All-Star and is currently 6-5 with a 3.90 ERA.

York will have Robert Carson start tonight, who began the season in the bullpen before transitioning to a starting role. The 2018 All-Star took a no decision in his last start, going five and one-third innings and allowing two runs on eight hits. Overall, he is 7-5 with a 3.18 ERA over 25 appearances. The lefty is a three-year Atlantic League veteran, spending time with the Bridgeport Bluefish and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in the past. Carson also has 31 major league appearances under his belt with the Mets dating back to 2012 and 2013.

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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

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

#13 Jake Fisher – LHP

York Revolution
#7   Alonzo Harris – 2B
#4   Alexi Casilla – 3B
#29 Melky Mesa – LF
#23 Telvin Nash – 1B
#15 Welington Dotel – CF
#20 Luis Cruz – C
#2   Jared Mitchell – RF
#21 Michael Burgess – DH
#17 Ryan Dent – SS

#28 Robert Carson – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: A leadoff homer by Alonzo Harris gives the Revs a 1-0 lead.

TOP 4: Telvin Nash hits a no-doubter to push the Revs’ lead to 2-0.

BOT 4: Ducks plate five highlighted by a three-run homer from Dan Lyons! Ducks lead 5-2!

TOP 6: Revs load the bases with nobody out, but Jake Fisher works his way out of it by allowing two runs and keeping the Ducks ahead 5-4.

TOP 7: Fernando Abad comes on and sets down the Revs one-two-three, striking out two! Ducks ahead 5-4!

TOP 8: A wild pitch allows the Revs to tie the game at five.

FINAL: Ducks fall 7-5 after the Revs score two runs in the ninth.

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Game 88: Ducks vs. Road Warriors

The Ducks attempt to take the series from the Road Warriors today

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TODAY’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks look to make it three in a row today against the Road Warriors. Long Island comes in at 45-42 on the year, and 15-9 in the second half, two games behind Somerset for first place in the Liberty Division, while the Road Warriors are 21-66, with a 4-20 second half record, seated at the bottom of the Liberty Division. This will be the 13th of 19 scheduled games between the two teams this season and their 121st all-time meeting. The Ducks have dominated the series, winning 97 of 120 games, but have split 12 games with the visitors this season. The Ducks put up a 17-1 record against the Road Warriors in their last year of action, 2011.

SATURDAY’S RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks made history last night, with John Brownell taking sole possession of the Atlantic League strikeout record, and Dan Lyons tying the franchise record for most games played. On top of that, the Ducks defeated the Road Warriors 10-0.

After Brownell stranded five men on base over the first two innings, David Washington gave the Ducks a 1-0 lead on an RBI single up the middle. One inning later, Jordany Valdespin launched a solo home run to right-center field, and Travis Snider clubbed a two-run homer to right, increasing the advantage to four.

It stayed that way until the sixth inning when an RBI single to right by Ramon Cabrera and a run-scoring fielder’s choice off the bat of Anthony Vega extended the Ducks lead to 6-0. Four more runs in the seventh rounded out the offense for the night. Cabrera’s two-run double to right and Vega’s RBI triple to right center did the damage.

Brownell (8-8) was superb on the mound to earn the win, tossing seven shutout innings, allowing just three hits and three walks while striking out four. Road Warriors starter Raul Rivera-Alicea (3-11) suffered the loss, conceding six runs on nine hits and a walk over five and one-third innings with four strikeouts. Fernando Abad and Chris Pike each turned in a scoreless inning of relief for Long Island.

YESTERDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: 

ON THE MOUND:

Jake Fisher takes on the Road Warriors in the series finale, attempting to keep the momentum from his last outing. Fisher’s last start was a brilliant one, dealing eight innings against the Somerset Patriots last Tuesday. The Oklahoma native is a 2018 Atlantic League All-Star and is currently 5-5 with a 3.94 ERA.

Kelvin Villa starts for the Road Warriors today, bringing in a 5.78 ERA and a 3-8 record over 17 appearances (15 starts). The Dominican Republic native is coming off a loss to the New Britain Bees in his last start in which he gave up five runs on eight hits and four walks over five innings. This is the lefty’s sixth season in the Atlantic League dating back to 2010. In his career against the Ducks, Villa owns a 3-7 record in 13 games (10 starts). Villa did not play professionally in both 2016 and 2017.

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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#28 Daniel Fields – CF
#23 Travis Snider – DH
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#35 Taylor Ard – 3B
#30 David Washington – 1B
#27 Dioner Navarro – C
#2   Cody Puckett – 2B
#9   Anthony Vega – RF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#13 Jake Fisher – LHP

Road Warriors
#2   Osvaldo Martinez – SS
#32 Daniel Aldrich – LF
#24 Jorge Fernandez – RF
#17 Gustavo Pierre – 3B
#29 Jose Julio-Ruiz – 1B
#10 Edwin Gomez – DH
#23 Geraldo Valentin – 2B
#7   Ermindo Escobar – C
#3   Anthony Ray – CF

#18 Kelvin Villa – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

By playing in tonight’s game, Dan Lyons has set the franchise record for most games played with 864! Congrats Dan!

TOP 1: Jake Fisher had a man on third with no outs, but got out of the inning unscathed!

TOP 2: A two-run home run gives the Road Warriors an early 2-0 lead.

BOT 3: The Ducks plate six in the inning, highlighted by a three-run home run by Dan Lyons! 6-2 Ducks!

BOT 4: Dioner Navarro gets his first RBI as a Duck, giving Long Island a 7-2 lead!

BOT 8: David Washington hits a GRAND SLAM to push the Ducks ahead 12-3!

FINAL: Jose Cuas closes out the game to solidify a 12-3 victory for the Ducks!

Game 84: Ducks vs. Patriots

The Ducks attempt to extend their three-game winning streak against the Patriots

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The series between the Long Island Ducks and Somerset Patriots concludes tonight. The Ducks enter the game three games behind the Patriots for first place in the second half Liberty Division standings. Somerset is ahead nine games to five over the Ducks in 2018, but Long Island is looking for a sweep in this series. The Patriots now have a 181-178 lead in the all-time series, though the Ducks are 95-88 on their home field.

TUESDAY’S RECAP: 

The Ducks produced some late-inning magic in a pitcher’s duel to defeat the Somerset Patriots 2-1 with an eighth-inning double.

Both teams exchanged zeroes until the top of the fourth inning. Mike Fransoso singled with two outs and then came around to score on an RBI double by Justin Pacchioli to put the Patriots in front.

It stayed that way until the bottom of the seventh. Taylor Ard doubled down the left field line off Patriots starter Vince Molesky, moved to third on a groundout and scored on Ramon Cabrera’s sacrifice fly to right, tying the game at one.

One inning later, the Ducks took the lead for good. Emilio Bonifacio singled to center with two outs and then came around to score on Travis Snider’s RBI double to left-center field. Somerset put the tying run at second and the go-ahead run at first in the ninth, but Pacchioli struck out to end the ballgame.

Ducks starter Jake Fisher earned the win, tossing eight innings of one-run ball, allowing just four hits and two walks while striking out seven. Logan Kensing took the loss, yielding a run on two hits in one inning of relief. Francisco Rodriguez picked up his 18th save of the season with a scoreless ninth. Molesky did not factor into the decision but gave up a run on four hits and two walks over seven innings with four strikeouts.

TUESDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: 

ON THE MOUND:

Tyler Badamo will start for the Ducks in the series finale. The Mount Sinai, N.Y., earned the win against the Lancaster Barnstormers, pitching five innings, giving up five runs on six hits and striking out two. The righty has been with both the Skeeters and Bees this year, accumulating a record of 2-4 and an ERA of 4.81 in nine appearances (eight starts). With Long Island, he is 2-2 in five starts with a 3.72 ERA.

Duane Below will look to avoid the sweep for the Patriots today. Below has been great over 14 starts this season, going 6-2 with a 3.54 ERA and earning an Atlantic League All-Star selection. The lefty bounced back from getting rocked against the Ducks on July 22 by going eight strong innings against the Road Warriors on Friday. The 33-year-old allowed three runs (one earned) on 10 hits in the start, but the Patriots would go on to lose in extra innings. Below reached the major leagues with both the Detroit Tigers and Miami Marlins, appearing in 43 games from 2011 to 2013. The Florida resident is now in his second year with the Patriots, also earning Atlantic League All-Star honors in 2017.

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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#15 Jordany Valdespin – 2B
#27 Dioner Navarro – DH
#23 Travis Snider – RF
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#35 Taylor Ard – 3B
#30 David Washington – 1B
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#28 Daniel Fields – CF
#2   Cody Puckett – SS

#25 Tyler Badamo – RHP

Somerset Patriots
#25 Craig Massey – 2B
#11 Ramon Flores – LF
#8   Alfredo Rodriguez – SS
#21 Nate Coronado – 3B
#47 Endy Chavez – DH
#7   Matt Oberste – 1B
#5   Mike Fransoso – CF
#3   Justin Pacchioli – RF
#4   Yovan Gonzalez – C

#36 Duane Below – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 2: Six up, six down for Tyler Badamo in the series finale against the Somerset Patriots!

BOT 2: David Washington hits a moonshot to left field to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead!

TOP 5: Somerset ties the game at one after an RBI double by Craig Massey.

BOT 6: Daniel Fields adds a two-run home run of his own to make the score 5-1 Ducks!

TOP 7: Dennis O’Grady works his way out of a bases-loaded jam by forcing a double play and fly-out! 5-2 Ducks!

BOT 7: The Ducks add another after an RBI double by Lew Ford!

FINAL: After the Ducks get into a bit of trouble, K-Rod comes on and gets the one-out save! His 19th of the season, and the Ducks win 6-4!

Games 77 and 78: Ducks at Barnstormers

The Ducks close out a four-game series with a doubleheader on the road against the Lancaster Barnstormers

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

5:00 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium (Lancaster, Pa.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and Lancaster Barnstormers close out their rain-plagued series with a single-admission doubleheader. This will be the 12th and 13th of 17 scheduled meetings between the Ducks and Barnstormers this season and the 266th and 267th all-time meeting between the two teams. Lancaster leads the all-time series by just two games, 133-132, with the Barnstormers up 6-5 in the 2018 series. The Ducks bring a 37-39 record to Wednesday’s games, going 7-6 in the second half and trailing the Somerset Patriots for the Liberty Division lead by five games. Lancaster holds a 43-32 record with a 5-7 second half record, trailing the Sugar Land Skeeters by three games in the Freedom Division.

LAST GAME RECAP:

After two days away from the diamond, the power bats showed up for the Ducks as the Flock used three home runs to defeat the Barnstormers 3-1.

Long Island opened the scoring in the second inning when David Washington drilled a solo shot over the center-field wall. Lancaster answered in the bottom of the third inning with an RBI single by Blake Gailen off the glove of Washington to tie the game at one.

Lew Ford pushed the lead to 2-1 with an opposite-field homer in the top of the fourth inning. The score remained the same until the top of the seventh inning, when Taylor Ard hit a solo home run to left field. The game was called due to inclement weather following the top half of the seventh inning.

John Brownell (6-8) earned the win with a complete game six-inning performance for the Ducks, yielding one run on six hits and two walks with six strikeouts. Jonathan Albaladejo (6-5) took the loss, surrendering three runs on seven hits, striking out six over six and one-third innings.

Game two of tonight’s doubleheader was postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up on a later date that has yet to be determined.

WEDNESDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Jake Fisher takes on the Barnstormers in the first game of the doubleheader, attempting to keep the momentum from his last outing. Fisher’s last start was also in the night game of a doubleheader, dealing six and one-third shutout innings against the New Britain Bees last Wednesday. The Oklahoma native is a 2018 Atlantic League All-Star and is currently 4-4 with a 3.95 ERA.

John Anderson starts the first game for the Barnstormers, making his fourth start and 26th appearance of 2018. The second-year Barnstormer is 0-2 this season with a 3.72 ERA. He struggled in his last outing last Tuesday, giving up five runs in two and one-third innings against the Revolution, striking out five. The lefty pitched in the Blue Jays organization for the first eight seasons of his career.

Tyler Badamo will start for the Ducks in the nightcap of the doubleheader. The Mount Sinai, N.Y., native pitched against the Somerset Patriots last Saturday, pitching five and one-third innings, giving up four runs (two earned) on 10 hits and striking out four. The righty has been with both the Skeeters and Bees this year, accumulating a record of 2-4 and an ERA of 4.81 in nine appearances (eight starts). With Long Island, he is 1-2 in four starts with a 2.62 ERA.

Joe Gardner will face the Ducks tonight in game two. The fifth-year Barnstormer owns a 3-6 record with a 4.71 ERA over 13 starts this season. The righty took a no-decision in his last outing despite allowing just one run over five innings of work on three hits and four walks last Wednesday. The California native has spent time in the Indians, Rockies, Cubs and Braves organizations in his career, having his contract purchased by the latter two in 2014.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s games, 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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#15 Jordany Valdespin – 2B
#5   Emilio Bonifacio – CF
#23 Travis Snider – DH
#20 Lew Ford – RF
#35 Taylor Ard – 1B
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#28 Daniel Fields – lF
#24 Audie Afenir – C
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#13 Jake Fisher – LHP

Lancaster Barnstormers
#7   Darian Sandford – CF
#16 Tyler Bortnick – 2B
#2   Blake Gailen – RF
#3   Ryan Casteel – C
#20 Jimmy Paredes – 3B
#21 Trayvon Robinson – DH
#27 KC Hobson – 1B
#10 Grant Desme – LF
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS

#22 John Anderson – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 3: Barnstormers strike first with a two-out RBI single from Ryan Casteel.

BOT 4: Barnstormers take a 3-0 lead after a two-run homer from KC Hobson.

FINAL: Ducks drop the first half of the doubleheader by a score of 5-0.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#15 Jordany Valdespin – 2B
#5   Emilio Bonifacio – SS
#23 Travis Snider – RF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#35 Taylor Ard – 3B
#30 David Washington – 1B
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#28 Daniel Fields – CF
#9   Anthony Vega – LF

#25 Tyler Badamo – RHP

Lancaster Barnstormers
#7   Darian Sandford – CF
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS
#2   Blake Gailen – RF
#3   Ryan Casteel – DH
#20 Jimmy Paredes – 3B
#27 KC Hobson – 1B
#21 Trayvon Robinson – LF
#32 Anderson De La Rosa – C
#6   Carlos Garcia – 2B

#18 Joe Gardner – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 2: An RBI single by Jordany Valdespin gives the Ducks a 1-0 lead!

BOT 2: Barnstormers jump out to a 4-1 lead after a homer and a two-run double.

TOP 3: Taylor Ard extends his hitting streak to 20 games with an RBI double! Ducks trail 4-2.

BOT 3: Blake Gailen hits his 17th homer of the season to give the Barnstormers a 5-2 lead.

BOT 4: Tyler Badamo follows up the five-run inning with a one-two-three frame! Ducks lead 7-5!

TOP 5: RBIs from Travis Snider, Taylor Ard, David Washington, and Ramon Cabrera push the Ducks lead to 11-5! They’ve batted around two innings in a row!

BOT 6: Ashur Tolliver comes in and strikes out the side in order!

FINAL: Logan Ondrusek closes out the game in his Ducks debut to finalize an 11-6 victory!

Games 76 and 77: Ducks at Barnstormers

The Ducks open up a four-game series with a doubleheader on the road against the Lancaster Barnstormers

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

5:00 p.m. at Clipper Magazine Stadium (Lancaster, Pa.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and Lancaster Barnstormers kick off a run of four games in two days with a single-admission doubleheader. This will be the 11th and 12th of 17 scheduled meetings between the Ducks and Barnstormers this season and the 265th and 266th all-time meeting between the two teams. Lancaster leads the all-time series by just two games, 133-131, with the Barnstormers up 6-4 in the 2018 series. The Ducks bring a 36-39 record to Wednesday’s games, going 6-6 in the second half and trailing the Somerset Patriots for the Liberty Division lead by five games. Lancaster holds a 43-31 record with a 5-6 second half record, trailing the Sugar Land Skeeters by two and a half games in the Freedom Division.

LAST GAME RECAP:

Long Island was unable to avoid the sweep at the hands of their rival Somerset Patriots, falling in a high-scoring 12-9 game.

Somerset opened the scoring in the first inning on an RBI single by Alfredo Rodriguez. Long Island answered with four runs in the bottom of the frame on an RBI double by Travis Snider, a two-run double by Lew Ford and an RBI single by Daniel Fields.

After a sac fly by Yovan Gonzalez in the second made it a 4-2 game, Ford connected for a two-run homer to left field in the bottom of the inning to put the Ducks ahead 6-2. The Patriots trimmed the lead to 6-5 in the fourth on Mike Fransoso’s sac fly to left and a two-run single by Gonzalez. However, a three-run bottom of the fourth, highlighted by RBI singles from Ford and Fields and a run-scoring double from Cody Puckett restored the Ducks four-run advantage at 9-5.

In the fifth inning, a sac fly to right by Oberste coupled with an error that scored Nate Coronado cut Long Island’s lead to two. It stayed that way until the eighth when the Patriots plated four runs to take the lead for good. Craig Massey’s RBI double, Rodriguez’s RBI single, a bases-loaded walk to Oberste and an RBI infield single by Fransoso did the damage.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Matt Larkins pitched three innings for the Ducks, yielding two runs on three hits with three strikeouts. Duane Below lasted four innings for the Patriots, allowing nine runs on 14 hits and a walk while striking out five. Mike Antonini earned the win with two scoreless innings, yielding one hit while striking out four. Colton Murray took the loss, surrendering four runs on four hits and a walk. Nate Roe collected his first save with a scoreless ninth.

SUNDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

John Brownell will open the series for the Ducks in game one of the twin bill. The team’s pitching coach will look to rebound from his first loss in three starts in his last outing five days ago. Brownell went six innings against the Somerset Patriots and allowed four runs on 11 hits while adding six strikeouts. Overall, the franchise leader in wins, strikeouts, innings pitched and starts is 5-7 with a 4.12 ERA in 14 games (13 starts) this season. Brownell is 6-8 in his career against the Barnstormers, sporting a 4.41 ERA in 21 career appearances. The veteran is also just eight strikeouts away from tying the Atlantic League career strikeout record of 737.

Jonathan Albaladejo will be on the mound against the Ducks tonight for game one. He brings in a 6-4 record with a 3.49 ERA over 13 starts including three complete games. The 6-foot-5 righty faced the Revolution last Tuesday, allowing one run on five hits, striking out five over six innings in a no-decision. Albaladejo pitched at the major league level with the Nationals, Yankees and Diamondbacks, and is a former Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year winner. The Florida native is 1-4 in eight career starts against the Ducks, allowing 18 earned runs in 51 innings, good enough for a 3.18 ERA against the Flock

Jake Fisher takes on the Barnstormers in the nightcap of the doubleheader, attempting to keep the momentum from his last outing. Fisher’s last start was also in the night game of a doubleheader, dealing six and one-third shutout innings against the New Britain Bees last Wednesday. The Oklahoma native is a 2018 Atlantic League All-Star and is currently 4-4 with a 3.95 ERA.

John Anderson starts the second game for the Barnstormers, making his fourth start and 26th appearance of 2018. The second-year Barnstormer is 0-2 this season with a 3.72 ERA. He struggled in his last outing last Tuesday, giving up five runs in two and one-third innings against the Revolution, striking out five. The lefty pitched in the Blue Jays organization for the first eight seasons of his career.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for tonight’s games, 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.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Long Island Ducks
#15 Jordany Valdespin – 2B
#5   Emilio Bonifacio – SS
#23 Travis Snider – RF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#35 Taylor Ard – 3B
#30 David Washington – 1B
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#28 Daniel Fields – CF
#9   Anthony Vega – LF

#7   John Brownell – RHP

Lancaster Barnstormers
#7   Darian Sandford – CF
#16 Tyler Bortnick – 2B
#2   Blake Gailen – RF
#3   Ryan Casteel – DH
#20 Jimmy Paredes – 3B
#27 KC Hobson – 1B
#21 Trayvon Robinson – LF
#32 Anderson De La Rosa – C
#1   Vladimir Frias – SS

#34  Jonathan Albaladejo – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 2: David Washington CRUSHES one over the centerfield wall to give the Ducks a 1-0 lead!

BOT 3: Blake Gailen ties the game at one with an RBI single.

TOP 4: Lew Ford adds a home run of his own to push the Ducks lead to 2-1!

TOP 7: Taylor Ard crushes a home run to left to make it 3-1. But we’re now in a rain delay as the Ducks are three outs away from winning the first half of the doubleheader.

FINAL: The game has been called off and the Ducks win 3-1! Unfortunately, the second leg of the doubleheader has been postponed due to inclement weather.

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