Tarp Is Up, Game Is ON
Last night’s Potomac Nationals, Frederick Keys matchup was postponed due to a severe thunderstorm that hit the Maryland/Virginia area late in the evening. The game has been rescheduled for June 14th for a doubleheader here at Harry Grove Stadium.
The skies are beginning to clear here in Frederick this morning so we will be playing baseball. Today’s game is set to start at 11 a.m. gates open at 10. Hope to see you at the ballpark.
Lefty Tim Berry will start today’s game. In eight starts, Berry is 2-2 with 46 strikeouts and a 3.50 ERA. The 22-year old is rated by Baseball America as Baltimore’s 11th-best prospect entering the 2013 season. The Keys ball club is 6-2 in games started by Berry.
Be sure to keep an eye on Michael Ohlman in today’s game. After being recently taken off of the disabled list, Ohlman will be hitting in the fifth spot in the DH position.
Another player to take a look at is Johnny Ruettiger. He will be batting in the number nine position playing left field. Since moving out of the lead-off spot, Ruettiger is hitting .471 (11-23) with four RBIs. He is also in the middle of an eight game hitting streak.
Our very own broadcaster, Tim Murray, sat down with Ruettiger before last night’s postponed game.
STRONGER AS THE GAME GOES ON: Tim Berry tends to improve with the length of the game. The Keys’ southpaw has a 3.38 ERA in first innings and a 5.63 ERA in second frames. From there, his ERA declines to 4.50 in the third, back to 3.38 in the fourth and all the way down 1.29 in fifth innings. In the sixth, Berry’s ERA is 1.93.
OHLMAN RETURNS, BUMBRY TO BOWIE: Keys catcher Michael Ohlman makes his return to the lineup tonight after missing the last six weeks with a shoulder injury suffered on April 15. He will take the roster spot that belonged to outfielder Steve Bumbry, who was promoted to Double-A Bowie. Ohlman was batting just .182 when he was injured and Bumbry hit five homers for the Keys, tying him for the team lead.