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Game 21: Ducks at Patriots

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The Ducks and Patriots close out their weekend series with the rubber game on Sunday

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

1:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark (Bridgewater, N.J.)

TODAY’S MATCHUP:

Long Island and Somerset wrap up their three-game weekend set with the rubber game of the series on Sunday afternoon. The sides have split the first two games, with the Patriots winning 1-0 on Friday night and the Ducks responding with a 6-2 victory on Saturday. Long Island’s win moved them back to within a game of the first place Patriots, with the Ducks holding a 12-8 record and the Pats sitting at 12-6. Somerset now has a 3-2 lead in the 2018 season series, while the all-time regular season series is tied at 175 wins apiece.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

After being shut out offensively and held to just three hits on Friday night, the Ducks responded in a big way on Saturday, collecting 14 hits in a 6-4 victory to even the series.

Long Island went to work right away against Patriots starter Cory Riordan. Following a single and a walk with one out in the first, Lew Ford drove an opposite-field RBI double to right to open the scoring. David Washington followed with a sacrifice fly to center, and Wilkin Castillo subsequently lined an RBI single to right, capping a three-run opening inning.

The Patriots closed to within one in the second inning, as they rallied with two outs against Ducks starter John Brownell. Alfredo Rodriguez drew a two-out walk, Craig Massey was hit by a pitch, and the pair pulled off a double-steal. That set the stage for Yovan Gonzalez, who lined a two-run double to right-center. However, Brownell settled down after that and tossed six innings of two-run ball, yielding just four hits and two walks, to earn his second win and first quality start.

The score remained 3-2 until the top of the seventh when Long Island jumped on reliever Nate Roe. Travis Snider opened the frame with a long solo home run to right, his second of the year, both at Somerset. Ford and Washington then singled, but on Washington’s, Justin Trapp booted the ground ball and then threw the ball into the dugout trying to throw out Ford advancing to third. The error allowed Ford to score and Washington to advance to third. Castillo then followed with an RBI double to right, increasing Long Island’s lead to 6-2.

Rob Rogers took over on the mound in the seventh, retiring all three Patriots he faced on ground balls. Wander Perez worked around a leadoff single in the eighth to pitch a scoreless inning, and Dennis O’Grady danced around a leadoff walk in the ninth to record the final three outs.

SATURDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: 

ON THE MOUND:

Jake Dunning will make his second start of the week and of the season in Sunday’s matinee. The right-hander comes in with a 1-1 record and a 2.70 ERA through five games (one start). He pitched very well against the Road Warriors on Tuesday night, conceding just one run, two hits and one walk over five innings of work while striking out two. He threw 71 pitches in the start, 41 of which were strikes. Dunning has never faced the Patriots during the regular season, but he did pitch against them at TD Bank Ballpark in Game Four of the 2017 Liberty Division Championship Series. The former big leaguer gave up just one unearned run over five and two-thirds innings while striking out three, helping the Ducks to their second consecutive division title.

Somerset will give the ball to Aaron Laffey in the series finale. The southpaw comes in with a record of 1-0 and a 3.00 ERA over three starts in 2018. His most recent outing came against the Road Warriors on May 10, and he earned the win, pitching six innings of two-run ball, yielding just three hits and two walks while striking out three. The performance was good for his first quality start of the season as well. None of the former big leaguer’s four starts in 2017 came against Long Island. Laffey was 1-1 with a 2.82 ERA last year before his contract was purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks on May 15. He has eight seasons of MLB experience with six different teams, including the Yankees (2011) and Mets (2013).

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
#30 David Washington – 1B
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#12 Dan Lyons – SS
#14 Robert Garcia – RF

#45 Jake Dunning – RHP

Somerset Patriots
#20 Julio Borbon – CF
#47 Endy Chavez – RF
#1   Justin Trapp – LF
#40 Kyle Roller – DH
#18 Alex Castellanos – 3B
#17 Danny Dorn – 1B
#8   Alfredo Rodriguez – SS
#5   Mike Fransoso – 2B
#9   Adam Weisenburger – C

#14 Aaron Laffey – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

END 1: No score after one here in New Jersey. Both Jake Dunning and Aaron Laffey struck out a batter in the first.

BOT 2: Somerset plates the first run of the game, as Alex Castellanos sneaks home from third base on a fielding error at first base.

BOT 3: A two-out rally in the third yields three runs for the Patriots, who increase their lead to 4-0.

TOP 4: Travis Snider homers for the second day in a row and third time this year at TD Bank Ballpark! His two-run blast to right trims Long Island’s deficit to 4-2.

BOT 6: An opposite-field solo homer by Adam Weisenburger increases Somerset’s lead to 5-2.

BOT 8: Vinnie Pestano strikes out the side in a scoreless eighth inning! He now has 11 K’s in 10 innings of action this season.

FINAL: Ducks plate two in the ninth on Cody Puckett’s RBI double and Ramon Cabrera’s run-scoring groundout. However, the tying run is stranded at third, and Somerset takes the series finale, 5-4.

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Game 15: Ducks vs. Skeeters

The Ducks look to settle the score against the Skeeters in the rubber match of their weekend series

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TODAY’S MATCHUP:

The Ducks take on the Sugar Land Skeeters in the rubber match of their weekend series. Long Island comes in at 8-6 on the year, one-and-a-half games behind Somerset for first place in the Liberty Division, while Sugar Land enters at 9-5, a half-game behind Lancaster for first in the Freedom Division. This will be the third of 18 scheduled games between the two teams this season and their 122nd all-time meeting. The Skeeters have just a one-game lead on the Ducks in the all-time series, going 61-60 against the Flock. Meanwhile, the Ducks have a 37-24 record defending their home against the Skeeters. Last season’s series between the two teams ended in an even split, 10-10.

LAST GAME RECAP: 

Ducks fans witnessed the team’s finest pitching performance of the season thus far, as Long Island was able to shut out a red-hot Skeeters offense that had scored 34 runs in its last five games.

Jordany Valdespin delivered the first blow in the third inning with a single to drive home the opening run. Another run came across during the next at-bat, as Alec Sole scored on a double play ball. The Ducks then put up a four-spot in the seventh inning after two-run singles by Emilio Bonifacio and Lew Ford to make the score 6-0.

Starter Jake Fisher was the shining star of the team on Saturday, going eight shutout innings and striking out a Ducks season-high 10 batters while allowing only six hits. Matt Marsh struck out the side in the ninth inning to put away the Skeeters. Tyler Badamo took the loss after allowing two earned runs over four and two-thirds innings.

SATURDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: 

ON THE MOUND:

Ducks veteran and now pitching coach John Brownell will start Sunday’s matinee. The right-hander will be facing the Skeeters for the 20th time of his career. He has a 12-3 record all-time against Sugar Land, with his last start against the Skeeters coming in August of last year. Overall, Brownell posted a 10-5 record and a 3.44 ERA in 2017, earning his first Atlantic League All-Star Game selection. His ERA ranked third-best in the Atlantic League, while his 10 victories were good for fifth. The Omaha resident is Long Island’s all-time leader in wins (57), innings pitched (880.2), strikeouts (671) and starts (134).

Ben Griset will start for the Skeeters today, sporting an even record of 1-0 with a 0.93 ERA this season. The Modesto, Calif., native went four and two-thirds innings in his last start on Tuesday against the Lancaster Barnstormers, allowing one run and not factoring into the decision. His first start of the year featured five shutout innings of two-hit ball against the New Britain Bees, striking out seven. Griset spent his last three seasons in the Mets’ organization, pitching out of the bullpen for Double-A Binghamton and earning a 4-1 record with a 2.39 ERA.

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 – SS
#5   Emilio Bonifacio – CF
#23 Travis Snider – DH
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#30 David Washington – 1B
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#9   Wilkin Castillo – C
#12 Dan Lyons – 2B
#14 Robert Garcia – RF

#7   John Brownell – RHP

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

#23 Ben Griset – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 1: After one inning of play, the Skeeters are up 2-0.

TOP 2: Another two runs for Sugar Land off a homer by Anthony Giansanti.

TOP 3: John Brownell only needs eight pitches to set down the Skeeters in order!

BOT 4: A pair of two-run blasts by David Washington and Wilkin Castillo pull the Ducks within two!

TOP 8: The Ducks bullpen has been on fire! 15 straight innings of scoreless baseball from Ducks relievers!

FINAL: Despite two men getting on board in the ninth, the Ducks fall to the Skeeters 6-4.

Game 13: Ducks vs. Skeeters

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The Ducks welcome the Sugar Land Skeeters to Bethpage Ballpark for the first time in 2018

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

After picking up back-to-back wins in New Britain to earn a series victory, the Ducks return home to face the Freedom Division-leading, Sugar Land Skeeters. Long Island comes in at 7-5 on the year, two-and-a-half games behind Somerset for first place in the Liberty Division, while Sugar Land enters at 8-4, a half-game ahead of Lancaster for first in the Freedom Division. This will be the first of 18 scheduled games between the two teams this season and the 120th all-time meet. The Skeeters have a one-game lead on the Ducks in the all-time series, going 60-59 against the Flock. Meanwhile, the Ducks have a 36-23 record defending their home against the Skeeters. Last season’s series between the two teams ended in an even split, 10-10

LAST GAME RECAP: 

The Ducks and Bees got all their work done early on Thursday night after scoring often through Wednesday’s matinee. Both teams plated the entirety of their runs in the first inning of play en route to a 3-1 win for Long Island.

Although the first two batters for the Ducks were set down, the offense rallied with three straight doubles from Travis SniderLew Ford, and David Washington to grab two runs. One more came across after Cody Puckett reached on an error and Washington came around to score. The Bees got on the board in the bottom half of the inning after an RBI double by Reid Brignac, which followed a two-out walk to Deibinson Romero.

Bennett Parry pitched five innings of one-run ball, striking out six and earning the win. Rob RogersAshur Tolliver, and Vinnie Pestano were brilliant in middle relief, allowing only two baserunners and striking out six over their three innings of work. Francisco Rodriguez earned the save for the second straight game, striking out one in a perfect inning of work. Andy Van Hekken took the loss for the Bees, allowing three runs (two earned) over six innings of work.

THURSDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: 

ON THE MOUND:

Jair Jurrjens will take the mound for the Ducks tonight. The former National League All-Star evened up his record at 1-1 in his last start, allowing two runs in six strong innings and striking out five in the Ducks’ 27-9 blowout of Southern Maryland. This came after yielding four runs on eight hits over four innings against the Blue Crabs on Opening Day. Jurrjens spent parts of eight seasons in the big leagues with the Detroit Tigers, Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, and Baltimore Orioles. The Curacao native spent last season with Triple-A Oklahoma City in the Los Angeles Dodgers system, going 4-3 with a 4.64 ERA, striking out 44 batters in 54 and one-third innings.

Brett Marshall will be dealing opposite Jurrjens tonight. The righty has spent parts of the last three seasons with the Sugar Land Skeeters, going 17-14 with a 3.93 ERA in 47 appearances (44 starts) over that timeframe. While Marshall has yet to see the fifth inning in his two starts in 2018, he has not allowed an earned run, although three unearned runs have come across against him. Those came in his most recent start on May 5 against Somerset in a 7-6 defeat, and he lasted just three and two-thirds innings. The 28-year-old spent the first six seasons of his career in the New York Yankees organization, reaching the Majors in 2013. Marshall collected a 4.50 ERA in three relief appearances with the Bronx Bombers, striking out seven batters. The Texan has made five career starts against the Ducks with a record of 0-2 and an ERA of 4.33 ERA, striking out 21 batters in 27.0 innings.

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
#30 David Washington – 1B
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#28 Daniel Fields – LF
#9   Wilkin Castillo – C
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#33 Jair Jurrjens – RHP

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

#2   Brett Marshall – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: Jair Jurrjens tosses a perfect first inning to get the Ducks started against the Skeeters!

TOP 2: Sugar Land strikes first with two runs after loading the bases before recording an out.

TOP 4: Sugar Land tacks on another three runs to make the score 5-0.

BOT 6: The Ducks are on the board after a broken-bat single by Jordany Valdespin!

BOT 8: Jordany Valdespin triples to right field to drive in the Ducks’ second run of the ballgame! Then Emilio Bonifacio sends him home with a sac fly!

FINAL: The Ducks fall to the Skeeters by a score of 5-3 to open the weekend series.

2018 Game 8: Ducks vs. Blue Crabs

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Long Island looks to repeat Friday’s offensive fireworks on Saturday night

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs meet for the middle game of Bethpage Ballpark’s 2018 opening weekend. Since dropping the season opener to the Blue Crabs last week, the Ducks have outscored Southern Maryland by a score of 46-15. This will be the fifth of 18 scheduled meetings between the Ducks and Blue Crabs this season and the 202nd all-time meeting between the two teams. Long Island holds a 105-96 advantage all-time, with a 59-46 edge at home. The Ducks bring a 4-3 record to Saturday’s game, while Southern Maryland is 1-6, having not won since defeating the flock on the opening night.

LAST GAME RECAP: 

The Ducks had a performance for the record books last night, scoring 27 runs against the Blue Crabs in their home opener.

The onslaught started in the second inning when David Washington and Cody Puckett hit back-to-back home runs off starter Brandon Cumpton. The Ducks plated four more runs in the inning to jump out to a 7-0 lead early on.

Runs came across for the Ducks in each inning after a scoreless first, with seven in the eighth inning to set the franchise record for runs in a single game. Notable performances include David Washington’s 4-5 night with a pair of dingers, six runs, and three RBI; Cody Puckett going 3-5 with five runs, a home run, two doubles, and six RBI; Wilkin Castillo went 4-6 with three RBI, two runs, and was a home run short of the cycle; hitting coach Lew Ford added a 2-4 night with three RBI, all on a second-inning double.

Overshadowed by the offensive explosion was a quality start for Ducks ace Jair Jurrjens. The former Atlanta Brave went six strong innings allowing two runs while striking out five. Former major leaguer Sean O’Sullivan took the loss for the Blue Crabs, as he allowed 10 runs (seven earned) and could not get out of the third inning.

FRIDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: 

ON THE MOUND:

Jake Fisher makes his second start of the season tonight for the Ducks, both against the Blue Crabs. The Oklahoma native took care of business last time out, not letting eight hits get to him as only two runs came across en route to a 12-2 victory. Fisher joined the Ducks in September last year and immediately made an impact by becoming the third pitcher in team history to pitch a complete game in the postseason in game three of the Liberty Division Championship Series against the Somerset Patriots. The 27-year-old lefty spent his last four years with the Windy City Thunderbolts of the Frontier League, after his first year in professional baseball was in the Dodgers organization.

Brandon Cumpton will be on the mound for the Blue Crabs. Cumpton has made 22 appearances in the major leagues with the Pittsburgh Pirates dating back to 2013 and 2014. An arm injury kept the Georgia native on the sidelines for both the 2015 and 2016 seasons before making his return to the Pirates organization last year, reaching Triple-A Indianapolis. Cumpton allowed seven runs in four and two-thirds innings against the Ducks in what was his Atlantic League debut last weekend.

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
#14 Robert Garcia – RF
#23 Travis Snider – DH
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#30 David Washington – 1B
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#28 Daniel Fields – CF
#9   Wilkin Castillo – C
#12  Dan Lyons – SS

#13 Jake Fisher – LHP

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
#2   Johnny Bladel – LF
#1   Joey Wong – 2B
#19 Frank Martinez – DH
#12 Devon Rodriguez – 1B
#23 Austin Green – C
#16 Cory Vaughn – CF
#30   Andrew Daniel – 3B
#28  Teodoro Martinez – RF
#9   Edwin Garcia – SS

#32 Brandon Cumpton – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: Southern Maryland strikes first with a single to left field. Jake Fisher got out of the jam by forcing a double-play and a fly out to the next two batters.

TOP 2: Blue Crabs add two more after a dinger by Edwin Garcia.

BOT 2: The Ducks are on the board after the red-hot Cody Puckett drives in Lew Ford with a double off the wall!

BOT 3: An RBI double from Travis Snider brings the Ducks within one!

TOP 5: Two-out trouble bites the Ducks again after three Blue Crabs hits with two gone bring in another run. 5-2 Blue Crabs.

BOT 5: Robert Garcia brings the Ducks within one after a two-run single to right field!

BOT 7: The Ducks tie it up at five after a gutsy play by Jordany Valdespin who tagged up on a flyball to shallow center!

TOP 9: K-Rod is on the mound for the first time in a Ducks uniform! It’s all knotted up at five.

TOP 9: K-Rod retires the side after catching a bunt and turning two at first!

BOT 9: JORDANY VALDESPIN WALKS IT OFF! A HOME RUN TO RIGHT FIELD!

FINAL: Ducks win 6-5 after K-Rod pitches a scoreless ninth, then Jordany Valdespin hits a waddle-off solo shot to right field in the bottom half of the frame!

2018 Game 7: Ducks vs. Blue Crabs

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The Ducks open up Bethpage Ballpark for the first time in 2018

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs meet for their second series of the young 2018 season. The Ducks won the first series last weekend, taking the final two games by a combined score of 19-6. This will be the fourth of 18 scheduled meetings between the Ducks and Blue Crabs this season and the 201st all-time meeting between the two teams. Long Island holds a 104-96 advantage all-time, with a 58-46 edge at home. The Ducks come into the home opener with an even 3-3 record, looking to put an end to a two-game skid, while Southern Maryland is a lowly 1-5 after being swept by the Lancaster Barnstormers at home.

LAST GAME RECAP: 

A tough to swallow walk-off loss preceded last night’s game and the Ducks had to shake it off in order to begin 2018’s slate of home games with a winning record. Unfortunately, history repeated itself and the Somerset Patriots walked-off again with a 6-5 victory in extra innings.

For the first time since the season opener, the Ducks did not strike first. The Patriots plated three runs in the second inning on four hits. Long Island tied things up with one swing of David Washington’s bat in the top of the second inning.

Somerset reclaimed the lead in the fourth after a solo shot from Mike Fransoso, making the score 4-3. Lew Ford continued his hot start in the sixth inning, hitting a single then coming around to score off a Daniel Fields base hit. The back-and-forth continued in the seventh inning, as the Ducks took a 5-4 lead thanks to an RBI double by Ford. But the lead did not last, as the Patriots scored in the bottom half.

Neither team was able to score in the eighth and ninth innings, and the game went to extras. The game was within inches of ending in the 10th inning, when Robert Garcia threw out Justin Pacchioli at home from right field. The Ducks could not capitalize in the 11th inning, and Somerset took advantage. With the bases juiced and two outs, Pacchioli redeemed himself by hitting a walk-off base-knock and Somerset won their second consecutive game via walk-off.

Dennis O’Grady took the loss after coming out of the bullpen in extra innings. Ducks starter Bennett Parry was knocked around a bit, giving up four runs and eight hits in five innings. Reliever Randy Curry earned the win for the Patriots, setting down the side in the 11th inning.

THURSDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: 

ON THE MOUND:

Jair Jurrjens will take the mound for the Ducks after starting on opening day. The former National League All-Star took the loss in his Atlantic League debut on opening day to the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Jurrjens spent parts of eight seasons in the big leagues with the Atlanta Braves, Colorado Rockies, and Baltimore Orioles. Jurrjens burst onto the scene quickly, finishing third in NL Rookie of the Year voting in 2008. The Curacao native spent last season with Triple-A Oklahoma City in the Los Angeles Dodgers system, going 4-3 with a 4.64 ERA, striking out 44 batters in 54 and one-third innings.

Sean O’Sullivan will be dealing for the Blue Crabs tonight. The righty spent parts of seven seasons in the major leagues with the Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals, San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies, and Boston Red Sox. O’Sullivan spent last season in the Washington Nationals organization, making 10 appearances with Triple-A Syracuse. O’Sullivan started against the Ducks last Saturday, giving up six runs (five earned) in just three innings.

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   Tyler Holt – CF
#23 Travis Snider – DH
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#30 David Washington – 1B
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#28 Daniel Fields – LF
#9   Wilkin Castillo – C
#12  Dan Lyons – SS

#33 Jair Jurrjens – RHP

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
#2   Johnny Bladel – RF
#1   Joey Wong – 2B
#12 Devon Rodriguez – 1B
#19 Frank Martinez – 3B
#24 Ryan Strausborger – DH
#27 Cory Vaughn – CF
#6   Xavier Paul – LF
#17 Jose Gonzalez – C
#9   Edwin Garcia – SS

#22 Sean O’Sullivan – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: We’re underway from Bethpage Ballpark for the first time in 2018 and Jair Jurrjens has tossed a scoreless first inning!

BOT 2: Back-to-back jacks from David Washington and Cody Puckett make the score 3-0, then Lew Ford clears the bases with a double to left field! 7-0 Ducks!

BOT 3: Three more runs come across after a two-run single from Jordany Valdespin and a run-scoring grounder by Tyler Holt. Double-digits in the third inning!

BOT 4: Doubles galore in the fourth! David Washington, Cody Puckett, and Dan Lyons all hit two-baggers to bring in two more runs!

BOT 5: Want more runs? We got ’em. Four runs come across in the fifth to make it 16-2 Ducks.

BOT 6: The Ducks bat around for the 3rd time! Three more runs score to make it 19-2.

BOT 7: David Washington hits a MOONSHOT over the right field billboards! His second of the game! It’s 20-5 Ducks!

BOT 8: The Ducks have set a franchise record with their 27th run of the game! Doubles from Daniel Fields, Cody Puckett, and a triple from Wilkin Castillo brought in seven runs in the eighth!

FINAL: The Ducks win a historic one, setting the franchise record with a 27-9 victory over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs!

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