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Game 105: Ducks at Blue Crabs

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Anthony Vega and the Ducks are hoping to run their winning streak to nine games tonight.

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:35 p.m. at Regency Furniture Stadium (Waldorf, Maryland)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks (19-15; 55-49) continue their week-long matchup with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-21; 51-52) tonight in the third game of a four-game series. Long Island has won the first five games of the seven-game home-and-home mega-series. The Ducks have an 11-7 edge in the season series thus far, and have a 5-4 advantage in Waldorf. This series will wrap up the season series between the two teams, and the Blue Crabs are the first team that the Ducks will finish their slate of games with in the 2017 season.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks won their eighth straight game on Friday night at Regency Furniture Stadium, defeating the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs 8-4 in a rain-shortened eight-inning affair.

The Ducks took an early lead, scoring twice in the top of the first inning against Blue Crabs starter Drew Hayes. Marc Krauss grounded into a fielder’s choice to score Quintin Berry with the first run of the game, and scored on an Angelo Songco double to give Long Island a 2-0 lead.

In the top of the second, the Ducks rallied for four runs on five hits against Hayes (6-6), including a two-run double from Krauss and another RBI double off the bat of Songco to extend a 6-0 advantage. Krauss finished the game 2-for-4 with a double and four RBIs.

Southern Maryland got on the board in the bottom of the second against Rafael Perez with a Tucker Nathans sacrifice fly making it 6-1 Ducks. Long Island tacked on runs in the fourth and sixth innings, while the Blue Crabs added runs in the fourth, sixth and seventh.

In the top of the ninth, Cody Hebner walked pinch hitter Derrick Pyles leading off. Heavy rains then began and the tarp was called for and the game was called after a 32-minute delay.

Perez (8-7) got the win, allowing four runs on nine hits in seven innings, walking one and striking out two. Rob Rogers added a scoreless inning of relief.

The Ducks set a new franchise record by pounding out nine doubles, surpassing the previous mark of eight set on May 31, 2013 at York. Songco and Audie Afenir had two two-baggers each, while five other Ducks had one. Eight out of the nine Long Island batters in the starting lineup had at least one hit.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Jake Dunning takes the mound for the Ducks in Saturday’s matchup, making his first start of the season. In seven appearances as a reliever, the right-hander has no record and a 1.69 ERA, with eight strikeouts and five walks allowed in 10.2 innings pitched. Dunning spent time in the 2013 and 2014 seasons with the San Francisco Giants, and is a former 33rd round pick out of Indiana University. Dunning celebrates his 29th birthday today, and will be facing the Blue Crabs for the first time this season.

Southern Maryland sends David Russo to the mound to try to put an end to the Ducks’ eight-game winning streak. In 22 appearances (three starts) this season, Russo is 0-1 with a 4.83 ERA. He has struck out 26 and walked an incredible 18 in 31.2 innings pitched this year. The lefty last pitched on August 8 at Bethpage Ballpark against the Ducks, allowing a run on one hit in two innings of relief. Russo faced the Ducks just one other time this year – in a 1.2 inning scoreless relief appearance on Opening Day.

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:

Long Island Ducks
#47 Quintin Berry – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#30 Ruben Gotay – 1B
#19 Derrick Pyles – LF
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#45 Jake Dunning – RHP

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
#4   Jose Lozada – 2B
#9   Edwin Garcia – SS
#10 L.J. Hoes – DH
#6   Patrick Palmeiro – 3B
#12 Devon Rodriguez – 1B
#27 Cory Vaughn – CF
#35 Tucker Nathans – LF
#32 Luis Alen – C
#23 Zach Cone – RF

#13 David Russo – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

BOT 2: Jake Dunning looks sharp through two innings, setting the Crabs down 1-2-3. No score as we head to the third.

TOP 3: The Ducks score three times and take a 3-0 lead over the Blue Crabs!

BOT 5: Giovanny Alfonzo makes an acrobatic play at third base to retire the side. Ducks lead 3-0!

TOP 6: The Ducks break the game open by sending 11 to the plate and scoring six runs in the inning to take a 9-0 lead!

BOT 7: The Blue Crabs strike for five runs, but the Ducks still lead 9-5.

Tonight’s game has been called in the top of the ninth due to inclement weather.

FINAL/8: Ducks 9, Crabs 5
W: Dunning (1-0)
L: Russo (0-2)

Game 102: Ducks vs. Blue Crabs

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The Ducks have won five in a row and enter play today in a share of first place in the Liberty Division Second Half Standings.

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

After  sweeping a doubleheader last night, the Long Island Ducks (16-15; 52-49) have won five games in a row and go for the series sweep of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-18; 51-49) tonight. After tonight’s contest, both clubs will head to Waldorf, Maryland to begin a four-game series. These five games complete a run of seven games in six days between the inter-divisional rivals which completes their season series. The Blue Crabs are the first team that the Ducks will finish their slate of games with in the 2017 season.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks swept a single admission doubleheader from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs on Tuesday night at Bethpage Ballpark, routing the Blue Crabs 10-0 in game one before rallying for a 4-2 victory in game two.

Ducks starter Alfredo Simon (2-3) was the story in game one, as the right-hander came within two outs of completing a no-hitter. The right-hander allowed just two walks over the first six and one-third innings and struck out seven batters. After retiring 11 consecutive batters, his no-hit bid came to an end on a one-out single in the seventh by Michael Snyder. Southern Maryland would collect two more singles before a groundout ended the game. Simon threw 108 pitches in the outing, 65 of them for strikes.

Long Island took a 2-0 lead in the second inning on RBI singles from Giovanny Alfonzo and Dan Lyons. Four more runs in the third extended the advantage to six. Angelo Songco’s two-run double and RBI singles from Anthony Vega and Alfonzo did the damage.

The offense continued in the fifth inning when Ruben Gotay crushed a solo home run to left field off Blue Crabs starter Eric Fornataro. A three-spot in the sixth rounded out the scoring, as sacrifice flies from Delta Cleary Jr. and Songco, along with an RBI single by Gotay, highlighted the inning.

Fornataro (0-4) suffered the loss, giving up six runs on nine hits and a walk in three innings with two strikeouts. Alfonzo led the Flock with three hits and two RBI. Gotay, Vega and Lyons each added two hits, while Songco drove in three runs.

The Ducks plated the first run of game two in the third inning when Alex Burg scored from third on a passed ball by Blue Crabs catcher Ryan Wiggins. Southern Maryland answered in the fourth when Snyder hit a two-run homer to center field off Ducks starter Tyler Levine.

It stayed 2-1 until the bottom of the sixth when Long Island rallied for three runs off Blue Crabs starter Brian Grening to take a 4-2 lead. Elmer Reyes’ two-run double to left and a sac fly off the bat of Burg accounted for the scoring.

Levine did not factor into the decision but pitched four and one-third innings of two-run ball, yielding two hits and two walks with a strikeout. Rob Rogers (4-0) collected the win after pitching one and two-thirds scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit. Grening (7-5) took the loss, surrendering four runs (three earned) on eight hits and two walks in five and one-third innings with one strikeout. Amalio Diaz picked up his seventh save with a scoreless ninth.

Reyes and Angelo Songco each had two hits to lead the offense.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

The Ducks go for the sweep of the Blue Crabs tonight behind former major leaguer Henderson Alvarez. In four starts this season, the right-hander is 0-1 with a 3.60 ERA, and has allowed 19 hits, struck out seven and walked seven in 15 innings. Alvarez, who was signed in July, has been in the process of being stretched out to full strength and completed five innings for the first time in his last start on August 4. In an 11-10 win over Bridgeport, Alvarez allowed five runs on nine hits, striking out one and walking one while getting no decision. He has not faced the Blue Crabs this season.

The active Atlantic League ERA leader Gaby Hernandez takes the mound for the Blue Crabs in the series finale. In 17 starts, Hernandez is 8-2 with a sparkling 2.56 ERA, and has notched 111 strikeouts against 25 walks in 108.2 innings pitched. Last time out, Hernandez allowed only one run on three hits to the Somerset Patriots on August 4, but got the loss in a 1-0 Pats win. Against Long Island this season, the Atlantic League All-Star has no record and a 5.40 ERA after allowing three runs in five innings in his only start against the Ducks on May 6 at Bethpage Ballpark.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for today’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 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
#11 Anthony Vega – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#34 Marc Krauss – LF
#26 Angelo Songco – 1B
#30 Ruben Gotay – DH
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#37 Henderson Alvarez – RHP

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
#4   Jose Lozada – 3B
#9   Edwin Garcia – SS
#10 L.J. Hoes – 2B
#16 Michael Snyder – DH
#27 Cory Vaughn – CF
#6   Patrick Palmeiro – 1B
#35 Tucker Nathans – RF
#32 Luis Alen – C
#7   Alex Glenn – LF

#18 Gaby Hernandez – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 3: The Blue Crabs get on the board with a Cory Vaughn RBI double and take a 1-0 lead.

BOT 3: The Ducks retaliate with a big inning plating four runs and taking a 4-1 lead.

TOP 6: John Lannan throws a scoreless inning of relief and the Ducks still lead 4-1.

FINAL: Ducks 4, Blue Crabs 1

W: Alvarez (1-1)
L: Hernandez (8-3)
SV: Diaz (8)

The Ducks sweep the Blue Crabs and have won six straight!

Game 98: Ducks vs. Bluefish

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After a Waddle-Off win last night, the Ducks look to make it two in a row against the Bluefish.

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TODAY’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks (12-15; 48-49) continue their four-game series with the Bridgeport Bluefish (15-13; 56-42) at Bethpage Ballpark. This series is pivotal for the Ducks, who enter Saturday’s matchup 2.5 games behind the Bluefish in the Liberty Division Second Half standings. Bridgeport took two-of-three from Long Island at The Ballpark at Harbor Yard last weekend, but the 2017 Ferry Cup Series favors the Ducks by a narrow 8-7 margin through 15 contests. This four-game set wraps up a stretch of seven games between the cross-sound rivals in 10 days.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks defeated the Bridgeport Bluefish 11-10 in waddle-off fashion on Friday night in the second game of a four-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

Bridgeport took a 2-0 lead in the first inning on RBI singles by Jose Cuevas and Jonathan Galvez off Ducks starter Henderson Alvarez. Long Island answered with a three-run bottom of the first to leapfrog in front. A wild pitch that scored Quintin Berry, an RBI triple by Marc Krauss and a sacrifice fly from Angelo Songco plated the runs.

The Ducks extended the lead to 8-2 with a five-spot in the fourth. RBI doubles from Ruben Gotay and Delta Cleary Jr., an RBI single by Elmer Reyes and a two-run double by Berry highlighted the inning. The Bluefish closed to within 8-5 in the fifth on a pair of run-scoring groundouts and an RBI double by Tony Abreu.

In the sixth, a five-run inning of their own put the Bluefish on top 10-8. Ozney Guillen’s RBI double, Cuevas’ RBI single and a three-run homer to left by Galvez did the damage. However, Long Island answered back again in the bottom of the inning to tie the game at 10 on Songco’s two-run single to right.

It remained even until the bottom of the ninth when Long Island broke through for the win. Following a walk to Alex Burg, a single by Dan Lyons and an intentional walk to Cleary Jr., Jordan Pacheco drove a walk-off single to right that scored the winning run.

Neither started factored into the decision. Alvarez lasted five innings, allowing five runs on nine hits and a walk with one strikeout. Lara pitched four and one-third innings, surrendering eight runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out six. Rob Rogers (3-0) earned the win with two scoreless innings of relief, giving up a hit and a walk while striking out two. Manny Delcarmen (2-2) took the loss, yielding a run on two hits and two walks in one-third of an inning.

Cleary Jr. and Lyons each had three hits to lead the Flock. Berry, Pacheco and Marc Krauss each added two.

HIGHLIGHTS:

ON THE MOUND:

Long Island hands the ball to right-hander Matt Larkins in the pivotal third game of the four-game series tonight. In 19 appearances (18 starts) Larkins is 4-6 with a 4.26 ERA this season, and has struck out 85 while walking just 25 in 103.1 innings pitched. In his last start on July 31 at York, the right-hander didn’t have his best stuff, allowing three runs on eight hits in five innings, but escaped with no decision in a 10-7 Ducks triumph. Larkins has made three previous starts against Bridgeport this season, and is 1-2 with a 3.06 ERA, though he has not faced the club since June 10.

Bridgeport sends Cuban righty Reinier Roibal to the slab. Roibal has made five appearances (three starts) this season, and is 1-0 with a 3.56 ERA. In 17.2 innings pitched, the 10th-year pro has struck out 20 batters and walked nine while allowing 19 hits. In his last outing at Southern Maryland on July 31, Roibal completed his first quality start of the season, allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings, striking out seven and not walking a batter. He has not faced the Ducks this season.

FOLLOW ALONG: 

Fans can follow all the action for today’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 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
#47 Quintin Berry – RF
#5   Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#15 Jordan Pacheco – DH
#34 Marc Krauss – LF
#26 Angelo Songco – 1B
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#6   Giovanny Alfonzo – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#44 Matt Larkins – RHP

Bridgeport Bluefish
#2   Luis Hernandez – SS
#11 Jose Cuevas – 3B
#32 Welington Dotel – CF
#27 Daniel Fields – DH
#5   Jose Gil – C
#6   Tony Abreu – 2B
#20 Jonathan Galvez – 1B
#35 Andrew Lambo – RF
#3   Angelys Nina – LF

#16 Reinier Roibal – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 2: The Bluefish take a 1-0 lead on a solo home run from Jose Gil.

BOT 2: That was fast. Alex Burg crushes an opposite-field home run to tie the game at one! Ninth of the year for the All-Star catcher!

TOP 4: Bridgeport adds a run in the top of the second with three hits and takes a 2-1 lead.

BOT 4: Another one! Marc Krauss goes yard for the 15th time this season as the Ducks grab a 3-2 lead over the Bluefish!

BOT 6: Dan Lyons gets hit with a pitch with the bases loaded to bring home another run and the Ducks lead 4-2.

TOP 8: The Bluefish add a run to cut our lead to 4-3, but Dan Lyons throws the potential tying run out at the plate to end the inning!

FINAL: Ducks 4, Bluefish 3

W: Larkins (5-6)
L: Roibal (1-1)
SV: Diaz (5)

Game 89: Ducks vs. Skeeters

Ducks Win (19)GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TODAY’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (8-10, 44-44) square off against the Sugar Land Skeeters (8-10, 38-50) in the rubber game of a three-game series. The skirmish wraps up a short three-game homestand for Long Island after which the club departs for a six-game road trip to Bridgeport and York. Tonight’s game marks the 13th game of the year between the Skeeters and the Ducks, with Sugar Land owning a 7-5 advantage thus far.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks took an early lead but fell to the Sugar Land Skeeters 5-4 Wednesday afternoon at Bethpage Ballpark.

Long Island took the lead in the bottom of the first inning when Anthony Vega and Delta Cleary Jr. drew back-to-back walks against Sugar Land starting pitcher Bobby Blevins. After a wild pitch advanced the runners to second and third, Marc Krauss tripled to centerfield to give the Ducks a 2-0 lead.

It was Krauss’ first three-base hit of the season, and his first since 2015 while playing for the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens of the International League.

Krauss was in the middle of the action again in the bottom of the third, this time scoring Jordan Pacheco with an RBI double, and later coming home to score on an Angelo Songco single.

Staked to a 4-0 lead through three innings, Ducks starter Matt Larkins pitched effectively into the sixth inning, during which he allowed a two-run home run to Josh Prince. Larkins threw 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out four.

The Skeeters got within a run by scoring a tally in the seventh off Rob Rogers, and tied the game at four in the eighth with a score against Jake Dunning. In the top of the ninth, David Aardsma allowed a run to hand Sugar Land a 5-4 lead, which was saved by Mark Haynes.

ON THE MOUND: Rafael Perez takes the mound for the Ducks in the rubber game of the series, looking to right the ship of what has been a turbulent month of July. Overall in 16 starts this season, Perez is 6-6 with a 4.22 ERA, but in July he is just 1-3 with an unsightly 6.30 ERA (14 ER/20.0 IP). He has pitched well against Sugar Land this year, notching a 1-1 record with a 3.27 ERA (4 ER/11.0 IP) in two outings. Last time out, Perez allowed four runs on seven hits in four innings at Lancaster on July 21, getting tagged with the loss.

The Skeeters send lefty Dustin Richardson to the hill to make a spot start, which is his first start of the season. In 37 relief appearances, the former Long Island Duck is 1-4 with a 3.99 ERA and four saves. He has made four appearances against Long Island this year, an has not allowed a hit or a run in 2.2 innings. The southpaw spent parts of two seasons in the major leagues with the Boston Red Sox, making 39 appearances.

FOLLOW ALONG: Fans can follow all the action for today’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 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:

Ducks
#47 Quintin Berry – RF
#5 Delta Cleary Jr. – CF
#15 Jordan Pacheco – 1B
#34 Marc Krauss – LF
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#13 Elmer Reyes – 2B
#23 Alex Burg – C
#30 Ruben Gotay – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#40 Rafael Perez – LHP

Skeeters
#5 Joe Benson – RF
#11 Cole Gillespie – CF
#21 Anthony Giansanti – SS
#9 Wilfredo Rodriguez – DH
#15 Bryan Pounds – 3B
#16 Travis Scott – 1B
#3 Albert Cordero – C
#18 Dickie Thon – 2B
#6 Derek Miller – LF

#34 Dustin Richardson – LHP

UPDATE (7:03) – TOP 1: The Skeeters plate three runs on four hits and take a 3-0 lead.

UPDATE (7:20) – BOT 1: @MarcKrauss25 hits his sixth home run in his last 10 games and we’re tied at 3!

UPDATE (7:49) – BOT 2: The Ducks score a pair of runs thanks to a Quintin Berry triple! Sugar Land leads 7-5.

UPDATE (8:24) – TOP 4: John Lannan holds the Skeeters off the board and we remain tied 8-8!

UPDATE (9:21) – TOP 7: Eury De La Rosa works around a pair of walks to keep the game tied at eight as the Ducks turn their third double play of the game.

UPDATE (10:11) – FINAL: Ducks 9, Skeeters 8

W: De La Rosa (3-1)
L: Corpas (0-4)
SV: Diaz (4)

Game 82: Ducks vs. Bees

Zac Treece (6)GAME TIME/LOCATION: 6:35 p.m. at Bethpage Ballpark (Central Islip, N.Y.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP: The Long Island Ducks (41-40, 5-6) take on the New Britain Bees (31-49, 5-5) to continue a three-game series Tuesday night at Bethpage Ballpark. This marks the second of 10 second-half games between Long Island and New Britain, and the first trip to the Island for the Bees since April 28-30.

YESTERDAY’S RECAP: The Long Island Ducks defeated the New Britain Bees 5-3 on Monday night in the opener of a three-game series at Bethpage Ballpark.

Jovan Rosa put the Bees on top first with a solo home run to left field in the opening inning off Ducks starter Tyler Levine. The Ducks answered in the bottom of the second when Alex Burg launched a mammoth solo home run to left off Bees starter Greg Nappo.

New Britain went back ahead in the third on Rosa’s two-out RBI double to right-center. However, a line drive solo homer to left by Giovanny Alfonzo in the fifth tied the game at two.

Angelo Songco put Long Island on top for good one inning later when he crushed a two-run home run to right field on the first pitch he saw. Elmer Reyes delivered an RBI single to center in the eighth to increase the Ducks’ lead to 5-2.

The Bees plated a run in the ninth on an RBI single to left by Jordan Hinshaw. However, Michael Crouse struck out to end the ballgame.

Neither starter factored into the decision. Levine pitched five innings, giving up two runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts. Nappo also threw five innings of two-run ball, yielding six hits and striking out four. Rob Rogers (2-0) earned the win with three scoreless innings of relief, allowing just one hit while striking out three. Brandon Fry (0-3) took the loss, surrendering two runs on a hit and two walks in one inning. David Aardsma collected his ninth save of the year despite yielding a run on two hits in the ninth while striking out two.

Songco and Lew Ford each had two hits to pace the Flock offensively. Songco drove in two runs while Ford scored twice.

ON THE MOUND: Henderson Alvarez makes his Long Island Ducks debut tonight after signing with the club late last week. The right-hander spent five seasons in the major leagues with Toronto (2011-12) and Miami (2013-15). He is notable for having thrown a no-hitter on the final day of the 2013 season with the Marlins, and was a National League All-Star in 2014 when he posted a 12-7 record with a 2.65 ERA. Alvarez joined the Marlins organization as part of the seven-player return for the November 2012 mega-trade that sent Josh Johnson, Mark Buehrle and Jose Reyes to the Blue Jays.

The Bees send former big-leaguer Jonathan Pettibone to the mound, making his 13th start of the season, and second against the Ducks. Overall the former Philadelphia Phillies hurler is 1-4 with a 4.76 ERA, and has allowed 55 hits, while striking out 36 and walking 10 in 51 innings. Against the Ducks on April 28, Pettibone threw five shutout innings, allowing four hits and not walking or striking out a batter in getting no decision. Last time out on July 2, Pettibone was rocked by the Bridgeport Bluefish, allowing eight runs on nine hits in five innings.

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

#37 Henderson Alvarez – RHP

Bees
#8 Yusuke Kajimoto – 2B
#3 James Skelton – C
#35 Jovan Rosa – 3B
#24 Craig Maddox – 1B
#28 Conor Bierfeldt – LF
#19 Jordan Hinshaw – RF
#10 Michael Crouse – CF
#6 Jamar Walton – DH
#2 Jake McGuiggan – SS

#32 Jonathan Pettibone – RHP

UPDATE (6:47) – TOP 1: The Bees take an early 1-0 lead, but Henderson Alvarez is able to escape a bases loaded, one-out jam thanks to a great double play.

UPDATE (7:17) – TOP 2: The Bees plate an unearned run to extend their lead to 2-0.

UPDATE (7:35) – TOP 3: Alfredo Simon yields three unearned runs in the inning as the Bees take a 5-0 lead.

UPDATE (8:08) – TOP 5: Conor Bierfeldt connects on a solo home run, and New Britain extends its advantage to 6-0.

UPDATE (9:07) – BOT 7: New Britain leads 7-0 as Patrick Crider enters the game making his team-leading 35th appearance of the year.

UPDATE (9:25) – TOP 8: The Bees put another tally on the board and now lead 8-0.

UPDATE (9:33) – BOT 8: Boom! Marc Krauss blasts a two-run home run to get Long Island on the board. Bees lead 8-2.

UPDATE (9:49)

FINAL: Bees 8, Ducks 2.

W: Shimo (5-2)
L: Alvarez (0-1)

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