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Game 73: Ducks vs. Patriots

The Ducks open up an important series against the Somerset Patriots

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks look to open up a series against the first place Somerset Patriots on the right note. Long Island comes in at 6-3 in the second half, just one game back of the Patriots, who are 7-2 in the second half of the season. This will be the 10th of 18 scheduled games between the two teams this season and their 355th all-time meeting. The Patriots are winning the all-time series by just two games, 178-176, and are up 6-3 on the Ducks in 2018. However, the Ducks hold a 93-85 advantage against Somerset at Bethpage Ballpark.

THURSDAY’S RECAP: 

The Ducks and Bees went back and forth on Thursday night, with Long Island coming out on top in an instant classic by a score of 9-8.

The Ducks jumped out to a 4-0 lead quickly, started by a first-inning run by Jordany Valdespin on an error by the Bees. Three more came across in the next inning on a Daniel Fields sacrifice fly, a run-scoring groundout by Dan Lyons, and a bunt single by Emilio Bonifacio.

The Bees plated a pair in the third inning, but the Ducks answered with a Fields home run and an RBI single by Travis Snider. Jonathan Galvez drove in a run in the sixth inning to make it 6-3 Ducks. Then the Bees jumped in front in the eighth after a grand slam by Jamar Walton on the first pitch he saw.  Matt Tuiasosopo added a solo home run in the ninth to give the Bees a two-run cushion.

Bonifacio then drove in Lyons in the bottom of the ninth, but was then thrown out trying to steal second. Snider tripled off the wall with two outs and the bases empty, then Lew Ford drilled a game-winning two-run home run over the left field wall to walk-off the Bees.

Bennett Parry took a no-decision after going six innings and allowing three runs on seven hits and a walk, along with four strikeouts. Mark Hamburger of the Bees went five innings in his start and allowed six runs (five earned) on 10 hits and two walks, striking out three. Jose Cuas picked up the win in his first appearance at Bethpage Ballpark despite allowing a run on three hits in the ninth inning. Evan Scribner took a rare loss, giving up three runs on four hits in two-thirds of an inning.

THURSDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: 

ON THE MOUND:

John Brownell will open the series for the Ducks. The team’s pitching coach will look to keep his two-start win streak alive after defeating the York Revolution in his last appearance. Brownell went six innings and allowed four runs on seven hits and a walk while adding five strikeouts in a 13-4 victory. 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 1-1 in his starts against the Patriots this season, allowing just four runs over 13 innings of work.

David Kubiak will take the mound against the Ducks tonight. The 6’7″ righty is coming off a brilliant start against the Barnstormers in which he dealt seven innings of one-run ball, allowing just four hits and three walks while striking out five. The second-year Patriot is 5-1 with a 2.31 ERA this season over nine starts. The New York native pitched to a 5-10 record over 21 appearances (18 starts) with a 3.83 ERA, striking out 117 batters to 34 walks, earning an All-Star selection last season. Kubiak made three appearances at Double-A in the New York Yankees organization in 2016 between stints with the Bridgeport Bluefish.

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
#5   Emilio Bonifacio – CF
#23 Travis Snider – RF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#35 Taylor Ard –  3B
#30 David Washington – 1B
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#28 Daniel Fields – Lf
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#7   John Brownell – RHP

Somerset Patriots
#25 Craig Massey – 2B
#11 Ramon Flores – LF
#8   Alfredo Rodriguez – SS
#19 Jermaine Curtis – 3B
#47 Endy Chavez – DH
#4   Yovan Gonzalez – C
#9   Mike Blanke – 1B
#5   Mike Fransoso – CF
#1   Justin Trapp – RF

#24 David Kubiak – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 3: Patriots strike first after RBI singles by Ramon Flores, Jermaine Curtis, and Yovan Gonzalez.

TOP 4: Ramon Flores homers to give the Patriots a 4-0 lead.

BOT 4: The Ducks are on the board after David Washington doubles home a run!

BOT 6: Jordany Valdespin drives in a pair with a bloop single to left! Ducks are within one, it’s 4-3 Patriots!

BOT 6: Dan Lyons dribbled a ball down the third base line and reached first to tally his 1,000 hit in his professional career! Congrats Dan!

TOP 7: The Patriots strike back with a pair of runs of their own after an RBI single and sacrifice fly. They lead 6-3.

TOP 9: Ramon Flores hits his second home run of the night to make it 7-3 Patriots. Then an RBI double from Endy Chavez extends their lead.

FINAL: The Ducks fall to the Patriots 8-3.

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Game 69: Ducks at Revolution

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The Ducks and Revs battle for the series win this afternoon (Photo courtesy of Joe Doll)

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

1:00 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park (York, Pa.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

It’s a Sunday matinee and the rubber game of a three-game series this afternoon between the Long Island Ducks and York Revolution. The Ducks enter the game at 4-1 in the second half, just one game behind the Somerset Patriots in the Liberty Division, and 34-34 overall this year. The Revolution are now tied with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs for first in the Freedom Division at 3-2 in the second half, and they have a 35-33 overall record. Long Island is now victorious in six of their 10 meetings with York this year and has a 4-2 record at PeoplesBank Park.

LAST GAME RECAP:

After getting blown out on Friday night, the Ducks returned the favor on Saturday evening with a 13-4 triumph over the Revolution.

Long Island took a 1-0 lead into the third inning after Travis Snider drove in a run with a groundout in the first. Then, for the second time this year, the Ducks plated eight runs in the third with right-hander Dominic Severino on the mound. Jordany Valdespin and Taylor Ard had RBI singles in the frame, Lew Ford went the opposite way for a two-run triple, Daniel Fields lined a two-run single to center, and a pair of runs scored on a little league home run for Dan Lyons, who went from home to third on a throwing error and then scored from third on another throwing error.

The Revolution looked to make a comeback against John Brownell, who did not allow a hit over the first three innings. However, Welington Dotel lifted an opposite-field solo homer to right in the fourth to put the Revs on the board. An RBI double by Jared Mitchell and a run-scoring infield single by Alexi Casilla in the fifth closed the gap to 9-3. Zach Wilson then connected for an RBI double in the sixth to make it a five-run game. York would get no closer though.

The Ducks took advantage of an error in the eighth to plate four unearned runs with two outs against southpaw Luke Westphal. Snider grounded a two-run double down the left field line, and Ford followed with a two-run home run to right-center. The bullpen trio of Wander PerezDennis O’Grady and Colton Murray locked the game down with a perfect final three innings, and they combined for five strikeouts. Murray struck out the side in the ninth to seal the deal.

ON THE MOUND:

The Ducks will have Tyler Badamo toe the rubber in the series finale on Sunday. The right-hander has turned in back-to-back quality starts to begin his Ducks career, combining to yield just five runs in 13 innings of work and posting a 1-1 record. He most recently pitched on July 7th against the Skeeters and tossed six innings of two-run ball, allowing seven hits and a walk while striking out four in Long Island’s 7-5 win. Overall with the Ducks, Bees and Skeeters this year, Badamo is 3-5 with a 4.50 ERA in 11 games (10 starts). Today will be his first start of the season against the Revolution, though he threw five innings of one-run ball against them in 2017 while pitching for Bridgeport.

2018 Atlantic League All-Star Game selection Mitch Atkins will take the mound for the Revolution. The righty pitched a scoreless inning of relief in Wednesday’s All-Star Game for the Freedom Division, yielding just one walk in the second. He brings a 6-3 overall record and a 4.43 ERA over 13 starts into Sunday’s ballgame. Prior to the All-Star appearance, Atkins last pitched for the Revs on July 6th when he tossed a complete game shutout against the Blue Crabs. The former big leaguer gave up just three hits over nine innings and struck out 10 batters, throwing 114 pitches (77 strikes). He comes into the game having won six consecutive starts and posting a 2.25 ERA in that span after going 0-3 with a 7.09 ERA in his first seven starts of the season. He is 2-0 with a 1.42 ERA in his two starts against the Ducks.

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
#15 Jordany Valdespin – 2B
#5   Emilio Bonifacio – CF
#23 Travis Snider – DH
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#35 Taylor Ard – 3B
#30 David Washington – 1B
#24 Audie Afenir – C
#9   Anthony Vega – RF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#25 Tyler Badamo – RHP

York Revolution
#2   Jared Mitchell – RF
#4   Alexi Casilla – 2B
#15 Welington Dotel – LF
#29 Melky Mesa – DH
#21 Michael Burgess – 1B
#11 Jose Cuevas – 3B
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#30 Tyler Clark – C
#1   Travis Witherspoon – CF

#16 Mitch Atkins – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 1: Revolution plate an unearned run in the first on a double, a sac bunt and a throwing error. York leads 1-0.

END 3: Back-to-back scoreless frames for Tyler Badamo, who has struck out four batters thus far!

BOT 6: A two-out error leads to York’s second run of the game, as Michael Burgess connects for an RBI double. 2-0 Revolution.

TOP 7: David Washington slugs a solo home run over the batter’s eye in center field! His 10th longball of the season cuts the deficit to 2-1.

MID 8: Still a 2-1 game in favor of York. Wander Perez takes over after one and one-third scoreless innings from Dennis O’Grady.

FINAL: A leadoff walk goes for naught, as the Ducks drop the series finale to the Revolution 2-1. We’ll see you back on Long Island Tuesday night as we open a homestand against the New Britain Bees!

Game 68: Ducks at Revolution

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Long Island looks to rebound from a series-opening loss (Photo courtesy of Joe Doll)

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:30 p.m. at PeoplesBank Park (York, Pa.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and York Revolution play the middle game of a three-game series in Pennsylvania. Entering Saturday’s game, the Ducks sit one game behind the Patriots for first place in the second half Liberty Division standings at 3-1. The Revolution are also 3-1 in the second half and maintain a one game lead over Southern Maryland for first place in the Freedom Division. Long Island has taken five of the nine meetings between the Ducks and Revs thus far, including three of five in York.

LAST GAME RECAP:

Despite a strong first three innings from starter Lee Sosa, the Ducks could not contain a strong Revolution offense over the middle three innings, as York claimed the series opener 16-1 on Friday.

The Ducks took a 1-0 lead in the first inning on three singles, including a two-out RBI base hit from Taylor Ard. However, they left two on base in the inning and proceeded to leave five on base over the first three innings of the game. York took advantage in the fourth inning after Sosa allowed just one walk over three scoreless innings to begin the game. The Revs sent 10 men to the plate and plated five runs on five hits and one error, which led to two unearned runs in the inning.

York continued to swing the bats in the fifth against Sosa and then Branden Pinder. Sosa walked Melky Mesa and Michael Burgess on four pitches each before he was lifted from the game. Pinder then allowed a single to Zach Wilson, a sac fly to Luis Cruz and a two-out, three-run home run to Ryan Dent. Leading 9-1, the Revolution then tacked on seven more runs against Pinder and Carlos Pimentel in the sixth inning. York collected seven consecutive hits in the inning, the first five off Pinder, and finished the frame with eight hits overall.

Jose Cuas was the only Ducks pitcher to avoid yielding runs, as he tossed a perfect eighth inning in his debut with the Flock. Ard, Travis Snider and Dan Lyons each had two hits for Long Island, who collected 10 hits in the game but left eight men on base.

ON THE MOUND:

John Brownell will look to even the series for the Ducks on Saturday night. The seventh-year Duck is coming off his longest start of the season, in which he went eight innings and threw 141 pitches in a 12-4 win over the Sugar Land Skeeters on July 6th. He allowed just two runs over eight innings, with both runs coming on a two-run homer in the first by Colin Walsh. The righty gave up eight hits and five walks but stranded 10 men on base while striking out four. Brownell has faced the Revolution twice this season and has yet to allow an earned run in 13 and two-thirds innings of work. He’s given up just one unearned run on nine hits and four walks while striking out eight. Overall, Brownell is now 4-7 in 13 games (12 starts) this season and has lowered his ERA from 6.53 to 3.96 over his past seven starts, with a 2.13 ERA in that span.

York will give the ball to Dominic Severino in the middle game of the set. The right-hander comes into tonight’s start with a 4-4 record and a 4.37 ERA, also pitching in 13 games (12 starts). His most recent outing was also his longest, as he tossed seven innings and alloewd just one unearned run in a 4-3 loss to the Blue Crabs on July 8th. Severino took a no-decision but gave up only seven hits and no walks while striking out five batters. It was an impressive turnaround for the Connecticut native, who had five runs in five innings combined during his first two starts after returning for a rib injury that caused him to miss 12 days. Severino was roughed up in his lone start against the Ducks this year, allowing nine runs on 10 hits and a walk over two and two-thirds innings on June 8th in York.

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
#5   Emilio Bonifacio – CF
#23 Travis Snider – RF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#35 Taylor Ard – 3B
#30 David Washington – 1B
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#28 Daniel Fields – LF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#7   John Brownell – RHP

York Revolution
#2   Jared Mitchell – RF
#4   Alexi Casilla – 2B
#15 Welington Dotel – LF
#29 Melky Mesa – DH
#21 Michael Burgess – 1B
#14 Zach Wilson – 3B
#20 Luis Cruz – C
#17 Ryan Dent – SS
#1   Travis Witherspoon – CF

#26 Dominic Severino – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: A grounder to short by Travis Snider scores Jordany Valdespin with the opening run of the ballgame!

TOP 3: For the second time this year, the Ducks score eight runs in the third inning at York! Eight runs on eight hits and two errors balloon Long Island’s lead to 9-0!

BOT 4: Welington Dotel’s opposite-field solo home run to right has put the Revs on the scoreboard. Ducks lead is now 9-1.

BOT 5: An RBI double by Jared Mitchell and an RBI infield single by Alexi Casilla have closed the gap to 9-3 in favor of the Flock.

BOT 6: An RBI double to left-center by Zach Wilson makes it a 9-4 ballgame.

BOT 7: All-Star Wander Perez with a 1-2-3 inning in the seventh after taking over for Brownell!

TOP 8: CLUTCH two-out hits for the Flock! Snider sneaks a two-run double down the left field line, and Ford follows with a two-run home run to right-center! Ducks now lead 13-4!

BOT 8: A 1-2-3 eighth inning for Dennis O’Grady, who gets two groundouts and a strikeout! Onto the ninth we go.

FINAL: Colton Murray strikes out the side in the ninth! Nine up and nine down tonight for the Ducks bullpen! Long Island tops York 13-4 to even the series at one!

Game 65: Ducks vs. Skeeters

The Ducks look to pick up where they left off after scoring 12 runs last night

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

Long Island has an overall record of 31-33, and a second half record of 1-0 coming into this game. Sugar Land clinched a playoff spot with a 41-22 record in the first half, but has started the second half 0-1. This will be the 11th of 18 scheduled games between the two teams this season and their 130th all-time meeting. The Skeeters have a three-game lead on the Ducks in the all-time series, going 66-63 against the Flock, while winning the 2018 series 6-4. Long Island has defended their home at a 39-27 rate from the Skeeters. Last season’s series between the two teams ended in an even split, 10-10.

LAST GAME RECAP:

The Ducks offense delivered in a huge way last night, hitting three longballs en route to a great 12-4 win to open the second half.

Sugar Land scored first with a home run of their own in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. It took the Ducks over three innings to tally their first run, with Ramon Cabrera hitting a sacrifice fly in the fourth inning.

The Ducks stormed ahead with a five-run fifth inning with a three-run home run off the bat of Travis Snider, and a two-run Taylor Ard bomb. Long Island added six more when two runs came in off bases-loaded walks. Ard then stepped to the plate and smacked the first grand slam of the season for the Ducks to push their lead to 12-2.

The Skeeters added two runs in the top of the ninth inning, finalizing the score at 12-4.

John Brownell pitched a marathon of a game, throwing 141 pitches over eight innings of work, allowing two runs on eight hits and five walks, striking out four. Konner Wade took the loss, allowing 10 runs on 13 hits and three walks over five and one-third innings.

FRIDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Tyler Badamo will start for the Ducks tonight for the second time this season. The Mount Sinai, N.Y., native pitched against the Road Warriors in his Ducks debut last Friday, pitching seven innings of three-run ball, giving up six 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). Badamo spent last season with the now-defunct Bridgeport Bluefish, going 4-3 with a strong 2.62 ERA before having his contract purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks and reaching Triple-A Reno. The 25-year-old spent his first three professional seasons in the Mets organization, reaching Single-A Columbia, before entering the Atlantic League last year.

Kraig Sitton will take the mound tonight for the Skeeters. This will be his 29th appearance and first start of the 2018 season. The reliever comes in with a 1-0 record and 4.15 ERA. The lefty has not allowed a run in nine straight appearances (10 innings pitched). Sitton pitched at Triple-A in the San Francisco Giants organization last year, and has also spent time in the Seattle Mariners and Colorado Rockies organizations in his nine professional seasons.

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
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#23 Travis Snider – RF
#35 Taylor Ard – 1B
#30 David Washington – LF
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#9   Anthony Vega – CF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#25 Tyler Badamo – RHP

Sugar Land Skeeters
#27 Barrett Barnes – RF
#16 Matt Chavez – 1B
#4   Colin Walsh – 2B
#12 Courtney Hawkins – LF
#21 Anthony Giansanti – CF
#33 Derek Norris – C
#3   Albert Cordero – 3B
#29 Denis Phipps – DH
#7   Alvaro Rondon – SS

#15 Kraig Sitton – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: A homer from Matt Chavez gives the Skeeters a 1-0 lead.

BOT 3: Dan Lyons hits his second home run of the season and the Ducks are up 2-1!

TOP 6: The Skeeters tie it up at two after a base hit to center.

BOT 6: David Washington CRUSHES one over both walls in right field with the bases loaded! Ducks lead 6-2!

BOT 6: By the way, that was the second night in a row that the Ducks have hit a grand slam.

BOT 7: A sacrifice fly brings in an insurance run to make it 7-5 Ducks!

FINAL: K-Rod gets Derek Norris looking and converts his 14th save of the year! Ducks win 7-5!

Game 64: Ducks vs. Skeeters

The Ducks look to start the second half on a strong note against the Skeeters

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

Long Island starts the second half 30-33, hunting for a second-half title to claim a playoff spot. Sugar Land clinched a playoff spot with a 41-22 record in the first half. This will be the 10th of 18 scheduled games between the two teams this season and their 129th all-time meeting. The Skeeters have a four-game lead on the Ducks in the all-time series, going 66-62 against the Flock, while winning the 2018 series 6-3. Long Island has defended their home at a 38-27 rate from the Skeeters. Last season’s series between the two teams ended in an even split, 10-10.

LAST GAME RECAP:

The Ducks had an early lead but could not hold it, as the Bees won the series finale 4-1.

The Ducks got on the board right away in the first inning after Lew Ford and Travis Snider roped a pair of doubles to bring in the first run of the ball game. Long Island held the lead until the third inning, when Reid Brignac drove in a pair with a base hit up the middle.

A run-scoring fielder’s choice off the bat of Brock Stassi in the fifth inning and an RBI single from James Skelton in the sixth inning finalized the scoring for the Bees.

Jake Fisher (3-4) suffered the loss, lasting four and one-third innings, allowing three runs on four hits and two walks, striking out five. Mark Hamburger earned the win for the Bees, throwing seven and two-thirds innings of one-run ball, allowing five hits, walking a pair, and striking out six.

THURSDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

John Brownell will open the series for the Ducks. The team’s pitching coach will be looking to bounce back from having his last start cut short. Brownell was ejected on Saturday against the Road Warriors after three and two-thirds innings of work. Before leaving the game, he struck out six while allowing three runs (two earned) and taking the loss. Overall, the franchise leader in wins, strikeouts, innings pitched and starts is 3-7 with a 4.17 ERA in 11 games (10 starts) this season. Brownell is 0-2 in his starts against the Skeeters this season, allowing 10 runs (seven earned) over 11 innings of work.

Konner Wade will take the mound today for the series opener after scheduled starter Dallas Beeler had his contract purchased earlier today. Wade went five innings in his last start, allowing four runs (one earned) on four hits and a walk against the Barnstormers on Sunday, earning the victory. The righty owns a 4-1 record alongside a 2.71 ERA in 14 appearances this season, eight of which were starts. Wade spent his first five professional seasons in the Colorado Rockies organization, spending 2016 and 2017 with Double-A Hartford.

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
#5   Emilio Bonifacio – CF
#23 Travis Snider – RF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#35 Taylor Ard – 3B
#30 David Washington – 1B
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#28 Daniel Fields – LF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#7   John Brownell – RHP

Sugar Land Skeeters
#27 Barrett Barnes – RF
#4   Colin Walsh – 2B
#16 Matt Chavez – 1B
#12 Courtney Hawkins – LF
#21 Anthony Giansanti – CF
#33 Derek Norris – C
#3   Albert Cordero – 3B
#29 Denis Phipps – DH
#7   Alvaro Rondon – SS

#11 Konner Wade – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: A two-run home run brings in the first runs of the ballgame, but John Brownell recovers to strand the bases loaded.

TOP 4: For the second time tonight, John Brownell gets out of a bases-loaded jam! Skeeters still lead 2-0.

BOT 4: The Ducks are on the board after a sacrifice fly from Ramon Cabrera!

BOT 5: Travis Snider puts the Ducks in front with a three-run homer! Then Taylor Ard goes yard with a two-run blast! It’s 6-2 Ducks!

BOT 6: A couple of bases loaded walks then a GRAND SLAM from Taylor Ard make it a 12-2 game! Ard has gone yard twice tonight!

TOP 8: John Brownell strands the runners on the corners to keep the score at 12-2! He’s thrown 141 pitches!

FINAL: The Ducks hit three longballs (two by Taylor Ard) and John Brownell goes eight innings en route to a 12-4 win!

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