Saturday Night Baseball, Jimmy Buffett and Luau

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Zach Davies hopes to ride the momentum from last night’s 9-4 victory over the P-Nats

There’s really is no better combination.  The Keys split yesterday’s doubleheader with the P-Nats. Frederick got shut out in the first game 4-0 but scored nine runs in the second game to beat Potomac 9-4.  Delvi Cid hit a two-run bomb over the left field wall in the bottom of the fourth inning.

The win over the P-Nats ended their four-game winning streak and stopped the Keys’ five game skid.

*In case you missed Adam Vencill’s Frederick News-Post story last night, you can read it here. Vencill had the opportunity to talk to Keys starters, Nicky Delmonico and Michael Ohlman about their rather strange post game superstitions. If one of them has a bad game, they go home and vacuum their entire house. Ohlman explains:

“I didn’t have the best day at the plate yesterday but I come back and go 1-for-2 in the second game with a home run, I’ve got the vacuum to thank for that, the Bissell.”

Zach Davies will get the start for this Keys this evening.  Davies (4-3, 3.82) is 2-0 at home this season in five games started. Third baseman, Nicky Delmonico, had two hits including a home run in last night’s so be sure to keep an eye out for him hitting in the third spot in tonight’s lineup.

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Manager Ryan Minor’s lineup for tonight’s game

Today’s starting shortstop, Sammie Starr, sat down with our Intern, Jeff Kurkjian, and talked about Frederick’s composure in the clubhouse going into the final games before the break.

Blake Schwartz will start for the Potomac Nationals. Schwartz was five wins and two losses this season in nine games started.  He was selected by the Washington Nationals in the 17th round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft out of Oklahoma City University.

You can find all the information for tonight’s game information in the games notes below.

*Be sure to come out to Harry Grove Stadium tonight for the annual Jimmy Buffett Luau Night.  We have a special menu set up for tonight’s game including pulled pork BBQ and chicken kabobs!! See you at the park.

*Former Keys player, Manny Machado, is leading the charge for the Baltimore Orioles. Read David Schoenfield’s article on ESPN.com here that explains Machado’s hitting tendencies and how he may end the season the American League double’s leader.

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