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Game 43: Ducks vs. Blue Crabs

The Ducks go for the sweep and a six-game win streak tonight against the Blue Crabs

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 close out their mid-week series tonight. This will be the ninth of 18 scheduled meetings between the Ducks and Blue Crabs this season and the 206th all-time meeting between the two teams. Long Island holds a 108-97 advantage all-time, with a 62-47 edge at home. The Ducks bring a 24-18 record to Thursday’s game, winning five in a row and trailing the division-leading Somerset Patriots by just one game. Southern Maryland is 15-26, sitting in last place in the Freedom Division.

LAST GAME RECAP: 

The Ducks simply cannot be stopped, and continued their winning streak by overcoming adversity with their fourth walk-off win of the season.

Southern Maryland kicked off the scoring in the top of the first with an RBI single from former Duck Angelo Songco. Long Island matched in the bottom half of the inning on a run-scoring double play.

The Blue Crabs jumped back in front after a solo home run by another former Duck, Jon Griffin. David Washington and Alec Sole sparked a three-run sixth inning with an RBI single and two-run triple respectively to take a 4-2 lead.

The Blue Crabs knotted things up in the seventh inning with a two-run home run by Ryan Strausborger. Taylor Ard pushed the Ducks back in front in the eighth inning with a two-run bomb to left field.

Southern Maryland was able to tie things up in the top of the ninth after a two-run double to left-center off Francisco Rodriguez. The Ducks didn’t let the blown save shake them, as Travis Snider brought home the winning run with a single up the middle in the bottom of the ninth.

Rodriguez earned his second win of the season despite allowing the tying runs in the top of the ninth. David Wayne Russo took the loss after conceding the walk-off following two walks and Snider’s single.

WEDNESDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: 

ON THE MOUND:

The Ducks will hand the ball to Jair Jurrjens for the series finale. The right-hander has been excellent since skipping a start with shoulder discomfort. The former National League All-Star went the distance for the first time as a Duck in his last start last Friday against York, allowing three runs (two earned) on seven hits over nine innings of work. Since his skipped start, Jurrjens is 2-0 with a 2.25 ERA, going 20 innings and conceding 12 hits. He is 3-2 overall with a 3.50 ERA in five starts this season.

Casey Delgado takes on the Ducks tonight. The righty earned a win his last time out despite the Skeeters plating five runs (four earned) over five and one-third innings last Friday. The victory brought his record to 3-3 this season with a 3.31 ERA, alternating wins and losses in his last five starts. Delgado started his professional career in the Frontier League, spending two-and-a-half seasons there before joining the Mets organization. The Florida native was with Double-A Binghamton for the majority of the last two years.

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 – DH
#35 Taylor Ard – 1B
#30 David Washington – LF
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#28 Daniel Fields – RF
#2   Cody Puckett – 3B
#12 Dan Lyons – SS

#33 Jair Jurrjens – RHP

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
#4   Ryan Strausborger – LF
#9   Edwin Garcia – SS
#5   Teodoro Martinez – RF
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#19 Frank Martinez – 3B
#12 Devon Rodriguez – 1B
#27 Cory Vaughn – CF
#23 Austin Green – C
#2   Francisco Rosario – 2B

#11 Casey Delgado – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 2: The Blue Crabs strike first with a solo home run to right.

TOP 3: The Blue Crabs add another with a sac-fly to right. 2-0 Southern Maryland.

TOP 4: Jair Jurrjens turns a slick 1-6-3 double play to get out of the jam!

BOT 5: Travis Snider cranks one over the billboards in right field to pull the Ducks within one!

TOP 7: The Blue Crabs plate two after a two-out error extends the inning. It’s 4-1 now.

BOT 8: The Ducks score two after a two-out triple from Jordany Valdespin! 4-3 Blue Crabs heading into the ninth!

BOT 9: Cody Puckett ties it up with a two-out double to right field! Bonus baseball!

FINAL: The Ducks fall to the Blue Crabs 5-4 after 11 innings of baseball.

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Game 42: Ducks vs. Blue Crabs

The Ducks look to continue their four-game win streak against the Blue Crabs

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 to continue their mid-week series. This will be the eighth of 18 scheduled meetings between the Ducks and Blue Crabs this season and the 205th all-time meeting between the two teams. Long Island holds a 107-97 advantage all-time, with a 61-47 edge at home. The Ducks bring a 23-18 record to Wednesday’s game, winning four in a row and trailing the division-leading Somerset Patriots by just one and a half games. Southern Maryland is 15-25, sitting in last place in the Freedom Division.

LAST GAME RECAP: 

The Long Island Ducks kept the good times rolling with a one-sided victory over the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in the series opener.

The scoring started in the second inning when David Washington crushed a solo shot to left-center field for his team-leading seventh home run of the season. Emilio Bonifacio followed that up in the next inning with a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0.

The Blue Crabs were able to tie it up with runs in the fourth and fifth inning, but that was as close as it would get. The Ducks stormed ahead with five runs in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jordany Valdespin kicked things off with an RBI single, then a second Bonifacio sac-fly scored another run. Travis Snider brought home Valdespin with a single up the middle, then Lew Ford hit one off the scoreboard to make it 7-2.

The score remained that way for the rest of the game, giving Bennett Parry his third win of the season. Parry went seven innings, allowing two runs on six hits while striking out 12. Drake Britton took the loss on the other side. The former big leaguer was tagged for seven runs on seven hits over five innings of work.

TUESDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: 

ON THE MOUND:

Jake Fisher looks to rebound from a tough outing against the Barnstormers in which he gave up five runs (four earned) over six and one-third innings. The Oklahoma native is currently 2-1 with a 3.53 ERA. In his two career starts against the Blue Crabs, the lefty has gone 1-0, allowing seven runs over 10 innings of work, striking out five.

Paul Clemens takes on Fisher and the Ducks tonight. The righty is 1-1 with a 2.49 ERA in six appearances this season, half of which were starts. The South Carolina native dealt five and one-third scoreless innings in his last start against the Road Warriors, striking out five. Clemens reached the major leagues in 2013 with the Houston Astros and went on to make 66 appearances in the bigs with Houston, San Diego, and Miami.

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 – SS
#23 Travis Snider – RF
#20 Lew Ford – DH
#30 David Washington – LF
#35 Taylor Ard – 3B
#31 Ramon Cabrera – C
#6   Alec Sole – 1B
#9   Anthony Vega – CF

#13 Jake Fisher – LHP

Southern Maryland Blue Crabs
#4   Ryan Strausborger – LF
#9   Edwin Garcia – SS
#5   Teodoro Martinez – RF
#26 Angelo Songco – DH
#13 Jon Griffin – 3B
#12 Devon Rodriguez – 1B
#27 Cory Vaughn – CF
#23 Austin Green – C
#15 Angelys Nina – 2B

#16 Paul Clemens – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: Jake Fisher strikes out two but the Blue Crabs push a run across to make it 1-0.

BOT 1: The Ducks tie the game after Jordany Valdespin comes around to score!

TOP 4: Jon Griffin’s leadoff solo homer to left-center puts the Blue Crabs back in front, 2-1.

BOT 6: The Ducks plate three in the inning capped by a two-out two-run triple by Alec Sole!

TOP 7: Ryan Strausborger’s two-run home run to left field has evened the score at four apiece.

BOT 8: Taylor Ard goes yard with a two-run MOONSHOT to left to make it 6-4 Ducks!

TOP 9: The Blue Crabs tie things up with a two-run double to right. It’s now 6-6.

FINAL: Travis Snider walks it off with a single to center field! 7-6 Ducks!

Game 10: Ducks at Bees

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The Ducks are back on the road to battle the New Britain Bees tonight

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

6:35 p.m. at New Britain Stadium (New Britain, Conn.)

TONIGHT’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks take on the New Britain Bees for the first time in 2018. This will be the first of 18 scheduled meetings between the Ducks and Bees this season and the 41st all-time meeting between the two teams. Long Island trails New Britain by two games all-time with a 19-21 record against the Bees. The Bees defend their home well, with a 13-7 record over the Ducks in Connecticut. The Ducks bring a 5-4 record to Tuesday’s game, while New Britain holds a 2-7 record after taking two of three from the Road Warriors in their last series.

LAST GAME RECAP: 

While the last four games against the Blue Crabs were marked by fantastic offense, the bats were simply not there in the series finale on Sunday. The Blue Crabs pitching staff surrendered just three hits in the ballgame. The Ducks pitching staff had a showcase game as well, striking out 14 Blue Crabs batters.

The Blue Crabs got on the board right away, as the red-hot Johnny Bladel doubled to kick off the ball game, then was driven home by a pair of groundouts to the second baseman. The score remained that way until the fifth inning, when John Brownell allowed a pair of runs after a single and sacrifice fly with two men on.

Brownell was pulled the next inning in favor of Ashur Tolliver after allowing a two-out hit. The pitching coach left the ballgame with a very solid seven strikeouts through five and two-thirds innings. The Ducks bullpen was lights out the rest of the way, with Tolliver striking out three of five batters faced, along with Matt Marsh and Rob Rogers who struck out four batters combined in the final two innings. The bullpen allowed just three baserunners in the final three and one-third innings.

John Brownell took the loss after allowing three earned runs, and Drake Britton got the victory after pitching five one-hit innings in his first start since 2015.

SUNDAY’S HIGHLIGHTS: 

ON THE MOUND:

Andrew Barbosa will be the starter for the Ducks on Tuesday. Barbosa got the job done in his first start of the season, allowing one earned run over five innings in a 6-4 victory against Somerset exactly one week ago. The 6-foot-8 lefty had great success during his first stint on Long Island in 2015, going 4-1 over nine starts with a 2.82 ERA and striking out 59 batters over 51 innings. The performance caught the eye of the Atlanta Braves, who purchased his contract and assigned him to Double-A Mississippi for the remainder of the season. Barbosa had a great 2016 in the New York Mets organization, dealing a 1.51 ERA across four levels in the organization, including Triple-A Las Vegas. The Florida resident then spent last season exclusively with Triple-A Colorado Springs of the Milwaukee Brewers organization. Barbosa owned a 7-3 record primarily out of the bullpen last year with a 5.29 ERA and 65 strikeouts over 66 and one-third innings. The Bees were not yet members of the Atlantic League when Barbosa last spent time with the Ducks, making this his first career start against New Britain.

Atlantic League mainstay Kyle Simon will face the Ducks on Tuesday. After spending the first four seasons of his career in the Philadelphia Phillies and Baltimore Orioles organizations, reaching Triple-A Lehigh Valley in 2014, Simon has been an Atlantic League arm since 2015. Simon was named an All-Star in 2016 with the Bees, pitching to the tune of a 2.77 ERA over 120 and one-third innings. The 6’6″ right-hander lost in his first 2018 appearance against the first-place Sugar Land Skeeters, allowing five runs in as many innings. The California native is 2-3 in his career against the Ducks with a 3.72 ERA in 10 appearances (6 starts), striking out 30 batters in 38 and two-thirds 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

#21 Andrew Barbosa – LHP

New Britain Bees
#8   Darren Ford – CF
#3   James Skelton – C
#24 Deibinson Romero – 3B
#15 Reid Brignac – SS
#10 Jonathan Galvez – 1B
#4   Conor Bierfeldt – LF
#23 Jamar Walton – DH
#7   Angelys Nina – 2B
#13 Ozney Guillen – RF

#18 Kyle Simon – RHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

UPDATE (6:45): TOP 1: Emilio Bonifacio’s first Ducks at-bat ends with his first Ducks hit, a double to right!

UPDATE (6:57): TOP 2: Long Island gets the early lead, as Wilkin Castillo’s RBI groundout scores David Washington! 1-0 Ducks.

UPDATE (7:05): BOT 2: Andrew Barbosa exits tonight’s game after recording the first out of the second inning. Jake Dunning is on to pitch.

UPDATE (7:15): BOT 2: Conor Bierfeldt puts the Bees in front with a two-run home run to left field.

UPDATE (7:45): END 4: Jake Dunning has tossed back-to-back scoreless and hitless innings! Long Island’s offense has seven hits thus far tonight as well.

UPDATE (8:02): BOT 5: New Britain adds a pair on a sac fly from James Skelton and an RBI single by Deibinson Romero. 4-1 Bees.

UPDATE (8:30): BOT 7: Former big leaguer Daniel Schlereth retires the Bees in order in his first inning as a Duck!

UPDATE (8:38): TOP 8: A booming RBI double by Travis Snider, which followed Bonifacio’s third hit of the day, has closed the gap to 4-2!

UPDATE (8:55): BOT 8: Reid Brignac’s RBI double makes this a three-run ballgame once again. 5-2 Bees as we head to the ninth.

UPDATE (9:06): FINAL: Jordany Valdespin picks up his third hit of the night, and Bonifacio earns his fourth! However, the Bees hang on for the 5-2 victory.

Game 9: Ducks vs. Blue Crabs

The Ducks will attempt to sweep the Blue Crabs in today’s afternoon matchup

GAME TIME/LOCATION:

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

TODAY’S MATCHUP:

The Long Island Ducks and Southern Maryland Blue Crabs meet to wrap up 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 52-20. This will be the sixth of 18 scheduled meetings between the Ducks and Blue Crabs this season and the 203rd all-time meeting between the two teams. Long Island holds a 106-96 advantage all-time, with a 60-46 edge at home. The Ducks bring a 5-3 record to Sunday’s game, while Southern Maryland is 1-7, having not won since defeating the flock on the opening night.

LAST GAME RECAP: 

The Ducks matched the excitement of last night’s firework spectacular by earning a come-from-behind a waddle-off victory over the Blue Crabs by a score of 6-5.

Long Island found themselves in a 3-0 hole early on after runs came across in the first and second innings. The Ducks got on the board in the bottom half of the second inning, when Cody Puckett drove in a hustling Lew Ford all the way from first on a double to center field. Another RBI double occurred in the following inning off the bat of Travis Snider to make the score 3-2.

Two-out troubles hurt the Ducks in the next two innings, as starter Jake Fisher allowed a run with two gone in both frames, pushing the Blue Crabs’ lead to 5-2.

An error on a double-play ball gave the Ducks a chance to come back in the bottom of the fifth, and Robert Garcia delivered. The outfielder drove in two runs with a single to right field to bring the flock within one. Two innings later, Jordany Valdespin miraculously tagged up from third on a fly ball that barely left the infield to tie the game at five.

With an even score in the top of the ninth, the long-awaited Ducks debut of Francisco Rodriguez, otherwise known as “K-Rod.” While a runner was able to get aboard, he did not stay there long as the closer caught a popped bunt and threw out the runner at first before he could get back safely.

Valdespin was the hero again in the bottom of the ninth, sending a solo shot to right field to win the game for the Ducks, and giving K-Rod the win in his first Ducks appearance. Sam Runion took the loss after two and one-third innings of relief. Ducks starter Jake Fisher allowed five runs on 11 hits in five innings, while Southern Maryland’s Brandon Cumpton went six innings and allowed four runs.

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 Blue Crabs for the 18th time of his career. He has a 10-5 record all-time against Southern Maryland, winning against the Blue Crabs exactly a week ago on the road. 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).

Drake Britton will be the starting pitcher for the Blue Crabs opposite Brownell. Britton will be making his first appearance as a starter, after pitching a scoreless inning of relief on May 2 against the Lancaster Barnstormers. The Lefty reached the major leagues in 2013 with the Boston Red Sox, and has made 25 appearances in the bigs dating back to 2013 and 2014. Britton spent last season with the Bridgeport Bluefish, going 4-1 with a 3.68 ERA in 34 appearances, striking out 19. The Texas native has made four career appearances against the Ducks, going 1-0 and not allowing a run in four appearances.

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

#7 John Brownell – RHP

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

#50 Drake Britton – LHP


LIVE GAME UPDATES:

TOP 1: Blue Crabs strike first with some small ball. A double and two groundouts successfully get the runner home.

TOP 3: John Brownell has retired nine straight batters after the first batter of the game got aboard.

TOP 5: A diving catch from Daniel Fields limits the Blue Crabs to two runs in the inning.

TOP 6: That’s it for John Brownell today, who struck out seven batters through 5.2 innings.

BOT 8: Quiet day for the Ducks at the plate, just two hits so far as they trail 3-0.

FINAL: After scoring 33 runs in the first two games of the series, the Blue Crabs hold the Ducks off the scoreboard for a 3-0 loss.

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!

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