Keys Baseball: Father’s Day Edition

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Eduardo Rodriguez to start for the Keys on Father’s Day

After ten innings at Harry Grove Stadium last night, the Frederick Keys could not pull off the win against the Potomac Nationals. Despite a bottom of the ninth comeback to tie the score at six, Frederick could not respond to the P-Nats four runs in the top of the tenth inning and ultimately lost 10-9 in ten innings.

Jerome Pena went 5-6 last night with a double, three runs scored and a RBI.  Delvi Cid also had a big game with three hits and two runs scored in addition to a big RBI double in the bottom of the eighth to give the Keys the lead.

*If you missed the Frederick News-Post’s coverage of last night’s game, you can read Joe Dyton’s article here. Manager Ryan Minor talked to Dyton after the game about Fredericks ability to rally back after a P-Nats run-filled inning.

“(Rallying back) is one of those things you have to do, you can’t just give in, you have to get quality at-bats and these guys have been doing that all year. We have to keep our head up and continue to work and get better.”

The Keys will face the P-Nats again today at 2 pm to finish out this five game series.  Eduardo Rodriguez will start today for Frederick in the final game before the All-Star break. He has been a rock for the Keys this season with six wins and three losses in 12 starts.  His ERA is just under three (2.99) and is 3-2 this season while at pitching at Harry Grove Stadium.

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Be sure to keep an eye out for the designated hitter, Christian Walker, who had three big RBI’s in last night’s game. Walker is batting .303 this season and will be hitting clean-up in today’s lineup.

Robbie Ray (5-2, 2.22) will be pitching for the P-Nats. He was ranked tenth amongst Washington Nationals’ prospects by MLB.com at the beginning of this season.

*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 today for our Father’s Day and Sunday Funday celebration! If you purchased a Father’s Day First Pitch Package, please arrive as early as you can! Gates open at 1PM and we will get the first pitches going shortly after that. The Keys for Reading Parade will take place at 1:30.

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