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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 53: Ducks at Patriots

DE6I0525GAME TIME/LOCATION: 7:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark (Bridgewater, N.J.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (26-26) continue their three-game series with the Liberty Division-leading Somerset Patriots (32-20) tonight. The Ducks and Patriots are separated by six games in the standings and will play each other five times in the final 18 games of the first half.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks fell to the Somerset Patriots 7-6 in a walk off Wednesday night at TD Bank Ballpark in the middle game of a three-game series.

The game remained scoreless until the bottom of the third, when the Patriots sent nine batters to the plate and scored three runs against John Brownell. The big blow in the frame was a two-run home run by Somerset catcher Adam Donachie.

The Ducks would get on the board against Patriots starter Dave Kubiak in the top of the fifth when Marc Krauss launched a solo home run to right field. The blast was Krauss’ fifth of the season and second in his last two games played.

In the bottom of the fifth, Somerset pulled back ahead by three when Greg Golson walked, stole second base, and scored on an Aharon Eggleston double. Brownell was done after the fifth, allowing four runs on seven hits, walking four and striking out three. He did not factor into the decision.

Long Island broke out the bats and took a 5-4 lead in the top of the seventh against four Somerset pitchers, with the highlight coming on an Alex Burg three-run, opposite-field home run. However, the Patriots answered back with two runs off Eury De La Rosa in the bottom of the frame to claim a 6-5 advantage.

Dan Lyons drove a double off the wall to lead off the top of the ninth against Jon Hunton, and he scored two batters later on an Anthony Vega sacrifice fly to tie the game at six.

With two outs in the bottom of the 10th, Carlos Guzman and Alfredo Rodriguez collected back-to-back singles against Patrick Crider, and pinch hitter Yovan Gonzalez won the game with another base hit to left, scoring Guzman.

Crider (0-3) was tagged with the loss for the Ducks, while Will Oliver (2-0) got the win after a scoreless inning of relief for the Patriots.

ON THE MOUND: Long Island looks to salvage the final game of this three-game series with Matt Larkins on the mound. The right-hander sports a deceptive 1-5 record and 5.26 ERA heading into tonight’s outing, as he has thrown three straight quality starts. In those three combined starts, Larkins has a 1-1 record with a 2.41 ERA (5 ER/18.2 IP), and has struck out 16 and walked six. The UC-Riverside product has faced the Somerset Patriots just once this year, allowing one unearned run on three hits in four innings in his first start of the year on April 26.

The Patriots counter with right-hander Lucas Irvine, who enters the matchup with a 3-1 record and a 4.88 ERA. However, that number is skewed by a few bad starts in May, as Irvine is 3-0 with a 2.50 ERA (5 ER/18.0 IP) in his last three outings. Last time out, the Kansas City, Missouri native allowed three runs on six hits in six innings at the New Britain Bees on June 9, getting the win in a 12-7 Somerset triumph. Irvine has not faced the Ducks this season.

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 – RF
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#23 Alex Burg – C
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#6 Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#44 Matt Larkins – RHP

Patriots
#2 Scott Kelly – 3B
#7 Greg Golson – RF
#13 Carlos Guzman – 1B
#32 Mark Minicozzi – DH
#4 Yovan Gonzalez – C
#91 Aharon Eggleston – LF
#9 Tyler Bortnick – 2B
#33 Chris Grayson – CF
#8 Alfredo Rodriguez – SS

#16 Lucas Irvine – RHP

UPDATE (7:39) – BOT 2: Matt Larkins looks sharp tonight. No score as we head to the third.

UPDATE (8:10) – BOT 4: Matt Larkins is still cruising. We go to the fifth, still scoreless.

UPDATE (8:41) – BOT 6: We are still scoreless as Matt Larkins has been really good tonight. #Understatement

UPDATE (8:52) – TOP 7: The Ducks take a 1-0 lead on a Giovanny Alfonzo double!

UPDATE (9:16) – TOP 8: The Ducks tack on another as Angelo Songco makes it 2-0 with an RBI single.

UPDATE (9:26) – BOT 8: Matt Larkins has only allowed one baserunner. The Ducks lead 2-0.

UPDATE (9:36) – TOP 9: Dan Lyons comes through with an RBI single and the Ducks lead it 3-0!

UPDATE (9:53) – FINAL: Ducks 3, Patriots 1

W: Larkins (2-5)
L: Below (3-1)
SV: Tsao (7)

Game 51: Ducks at Patriots

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The Ducks scored a pair of waddle-off victories over the Patriots in the last installment of their season series in May at Bethpage Ballpark. Giovanny Alfonzo was responsible for both of the game-winning plays.

GAME TIME/LOCATION: 7:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark (Bridgewater, N.J.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (26-24) hit the road to begin a pivotal three-game series with the Liberty Division-leading Somerset Patriots (30-20) tonight. The Ducks and Patriots are separated by four games in the standings and will play each other seven more times before the end of the first half. The Ducks recently swept a three-game set with the Patriots at Bethpage Ballpark in May.

SUNDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks used a five-run outburst in the sixth inning to blow past the Bridgeport Bluefish 8-1 Sunday afternoon at Bethpage Ballpark.

The game was scoreless until the top of the fifth, when Dennis O’Grady allowed a one-out triple to Andrew Lambo. Lambo scored on a wild pitch to give the Bluefish a 1-0 lead in the middle innings.

O’Grady allowed just the one run in five innings of work, scattering four hits and three walks while striking out five and getting no decision. Eury De La Rosa allowed a two-out double to Sean Burroughs in the sixth, but threw a scoreless inning.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Ducks offense exploded for a five-spot to take a lead they would never surrender. Danny Burawa walked  the only three batters he faced to load the bases with nobody out, before Brian Moran struck out Angelo Songco for the first out.

Zac Grotz then came in and promptly allowed Jordan Pacheco to poke a two-run single through the right side of the infield. Elmer Reyes followed with an RBI single, and Marc Krauss broke the game open with a two-run double to extend the Long Island lead to 5-1.

Zac Treece and Patrick Crider turned in scoreless frames of relief in the seventh and eighth innings, and homers from Songco and Krauss in the bottom of the eighth plated three more runs for the Ducks.

Rob Rogers worked around an infield single in the ninth to close out the 8-1 win in a non-save situation.

ON THE MOUND: Long Island opens the series by sending southpaw Rafael Perez to the slab, making his ninth start of the season. The former big leaguer is 4-1 with a 3.05 ERA on the year, and has struck out 35 and walked just eight in 41.1 innings pitched. In his last start on June 8 at New Britain, Perez threw six innings and allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits, while striking out three and not issuing a walk. In his last three starts, the lefty has a 0.60 ERA (1 ER/15.0 IP), and has struck out 14 and walked just two, going 2-0. That includes a start against Somerset on May 19 at Bethpage Ballpark, where he went five scoreless innings, striking out six.

The Patriots roll with Rick Teasley, making his 10th appearance of the season and sixth start overall. The port paw is 4-1 on the season with a 2.21 ERA and has struck out 28 and walked nine in 44.2 innings pitched this season. In his last start on June 7 against Bridgeport, Teasley allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits in 7.2 innings, getting the win in a 7-2 Patriots victory. In two appearances against the Ducks this season, Teasley sports a 1.54 ERA (2 ER/11.2 IP) and has allowed six hits while striking out 11 and not walking a batter.

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

DUCKS GAME NOTES: For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

Ducks
#24 Fehlandt Lentini – RF
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#23 Alex Burg – C
#26 Angelo Songco – LF
#15 Jordan Pacheco – 1B
#6 Giovanny Alfonzo – 2B
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#40 Rafael Perez – LHP

Patriots
#2 Scott Kelly – SS
#1 Justin Pacchioli – CF
#13 Carlos Guzman – 1B
#85 Mark Minicozzi – 3B
#4 Yovan Gonzalez – DH
#7 Greg Golson – RF
#91 Aharon Eggleston – LF
#9 Tyler Bortnick – 2B
#21 Adam Donachie – C

#37 Rick Teasley – LHP

UPDATE (7:14) – BOT 1: Rafael Perez sets the Patriots down 1-2-3 in the first. No score yet in Somerset.

UPDATE (7:22) – TOP 2: Angelo Songco goes deep for the 12th time this season and the Ducks lead 1-0!

UPDATE (7:37) – BOT 2: Somerset scratches across a pair of runs to take a 2-1 lead.

UPDATE (8:22) – BOT 4: The Patriots score four more runs to take a 7-1 lead.

UPDATE (9:08) – TOP 7: Angelo Songco strikes for his second home run of the night! Patriots still lead 7-2.

UPDATE (9:28) – FINAL: Patriots 7, Ducks 2.

W: Teasley (5-1)
L: Perez (4-2)

Game 50: Ducks vs. Bluefish

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DUCKS GAME NOTES: For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS:

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

#17 Dennis O’Grady – RHP

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

#26 Chris Rearick – LHP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Games 41 and 42: Ducks at Bluefish

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GAME TIME/LOCATION: 5:12 p.m. (DH) at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard (Bridgeport, Conn.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (19-21) open up a four-game series against the cross-sound rival Bridgeport Bluefish (23-18) with a single admission doubleheader. Game one will the makeup from last Thursday’s postponed game, while game two will be tonight’s originally scheduled contest. Both games will be slated for seven innings. The Ducks come into the game three and a half games behind the Bluefish for second in the Liberty Division and five and a half games in back of the division-leading Somerset Patriots. Bridgeport sits two games in back of first.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Ducks were held off the scoreboard in the rubber game of a three-game set and homestand finale against the Sugar Land Skeeters, falling by a final count of 6-0.

Henry Hirsch (0-1) made his debut on the mound for the Flock after Dennis O’Grady was scratched late due to illness. The right-hander, who was signed by the team earlier in the day, was able to give the Flock five innings of three-run ball, yielding five hits and four walks while striking out five.

Sugar Land plated a couple of runs against him in the first inning on sacrifice fly to center field off the bat of Kevin Ahrens and a two-out RBI double to right from Travis Scott. Hirsch worked around a leadoff triple in the second and a two-on, two-out jam in the third before surrendering a run in the fifth on an RBI single to left by Anthony Giansanti, which followed back-to-back walks.

The Skeeters plated their final three runs against Zac Treece in the sixth and seventh innings. A leadoff solo homer to right by Scott in the sixth and a two-run single with two outs in the seventh by Ahrens did the damage. Patrick Crider and Amalio Diaz tossed scoreless eighth and ninth innings, respectively, to round out the evening.

Offensively, Long Island was stymied by former Ducks pitcher Bobby Blevins, who ended up taking the mound instead of the originally scheduled Mitch Talbot. The righty, who spent parts of five seasons with the Flock, gave up just five hits and two walks over six scoreless innings while striking out six. The Ducks had opportunities with two on and no outs in the first, two on and two outs in the second and a runner at third with two outs in the fourth after Giovanny Alfonzo’s triple, but they failed to dent home plate. Three Sugar Land relievers combined to retire nine of the last 10 Ducks to bat in the game.

ON THE MOUND: Game one will feature Tim Melville (2-3, 3.60 ERA) on the mound for the Ducks. The right-hander will be looking to bounce back after his shortest outing of the season this past Saturday against Lancaster. He pitched just three and two-thirds innings, yielding six runs (five earned) on seven hits but did collect seven strikeouts. Melville had entered the outing with 11 consecutive scoreless innings of work over his previous two starts. Tonight will be his first-ever start against Bridgeport and just his second road start of the season, with the first coming way back on April 23 in Southern Maryland in game two of a doubleheader.

Opposing Melville will be Cory Riordan (2-2, 3.94 ERA) of the Bluefish. The right-hander earned the victory in his most recent outing on Sunday in Somerset, tossing seven innings of three-run ball to defeat the Patriots 4-3. He gave up six hits, did not walk a batter and struck out five. Riordan has allowed three earned runs in each of his past two starts and has struck out 44 batters while walking only six in seven starts this season. Tonight will be his first start of the year against the Ducks, but he made three starts against the Flock in 2015 while with Bridgeport, going 1-1 with a 7.23 ERA.

Game two will see Rafael Perez (2-1, 3.73 ERA) return to the starting rotation after missing a pair of starts due to a groin injury. The former big leaguer last pitched on May 19 at Bethpage Ballpark when he tossed five scoreless innings against the Patriots. He allowed just three hits and a walk in his outing while striking out six before leaving with the injury. 44 of his 61 pitches that night were thrown for strikes. Perez has allowed three runs or less in each of his past four starts and has compiled a 2.25 ERA in that span (six earned runs in 24 innings). This will be his first-ever start against the Bluefish.

Bridgeport counters with Rainy Lara (3-1, 2.67 ERA) in the second game of the twin bill. The righty has made six starts this season but suffered his only loss during his most recent outing last Saturday in Somerset. He gave up four runs (three earned) on seven hits and a walk over five innings while striking out five. Prior to that, Lara had won back-to-back starts and allowed just one earned run in 13 and one-third innings of work between the two. Overall, he has struck out 21 and walked 12 in his 34 innings this season. This will be Lara’s first-ever start against Long Island.

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all the action for both games, 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 both games via Pointstreak’s Game Live application by CLICKING HERE.

DUCKS GAME NOTES: For tonight’s full Ducks game notes, please CLICK HERE.

STARTING LINEUPS (GAME ONE):

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

#33 Tim Melville – RHP

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

#22 Cory Riordan – RHP

UPDATE (5:25): END 1: We are underway in Bridgeport and scoreless after one inning of play.

UPDATE (5:41): BOT 2: The Bluefish open the scoring on an RBI single by Jose Cuevas and a passed ball that scores Daniel Fields.

UPDATE (5:54): TOP 3: Ducks tie the game! Elmer Reyes delivers a two-out RBI single, and Dan Lyons scores on an error! 2-2 in the third.

UPDATE (6:13): BOT 3: Bridgeport takes the lead back with a three-run third. Sean Burroughs’ two-run double and Tony Abreu’s RBI single does the damage.

UPDATE (6:44): END 5: Tim Melville retires the side in order and now has four strikeouts on the night.

UPDATE (7:05): FINAL: Bridgeport takes game one, 5-2. Game two of the doubleheader begins in about 30 minutes.

STARTING LINEUPS (GAME TWO):

Ducks
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#20 Lew Ford – LF
#26 Angelo Songco – RF
#23 Alex Burg – DH
#15 Jordan Pacheco – C
#34 Marc Krauss – 1B
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#12 Dan Lyons – SS
#30 Zach Goldstein – 3B

#40 Rafael Perez – LHP

Bluefish
#2   Luis Hernandez – SS
#10 D’Arby Myers – CF
#20 Jonathan Galvez – RF
#15 Sean Burroughs – DH
#6   Tony Abreu – 2B
#11 Jose Cuevas – 1B
#25 Santiago Nessy – C
#3   Angelys Nina – LF
#7   Angel Rosa – 3B

#14 Rainy Lara – RHP

UPDATE (8:00): BOT 1: Rafael Perez strikes out two in a scoreless first inning, stranding a runner at second base!

UPDATE (8:32): TOP 3: Ducks take a 2-0 lead! Zach Goldstein’s double gives him his first professional hit and RBI! He then scores on Lew Ford’s RBI single!

UPDATE (9:06): END 4: Four scoreless innings thus far from Perez! He’s allowed two hits and a walk while striking out five. Still 2-0 Ducks.

UPDATE (9:20): TOP 5: Back-to-back home runs by Lew Ford and Angelo Songco increase the Ducks lead to 5-0! Ford’s first longball of the season and Songco’s team-leading 10th!

UPDATE (9:44): END 6: Back-to-back scoreless innings for Dennis O’Grady! He has struck out three while giving up just one hit.

UPDATE (9:51): TOP 7: Elmer Reyes launches his first home run of the season, a solo blast off of former big leaguer Manny Delcarmen! 6-0 Long Island!

UPDATE (9:59): FINAL: Chin-Hui Tsao works a scoreless seventh, striking out two, and the Ducks shut out the Bluefish 6-0 to split the doubleheader!

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