Keys Hope To Split Series Tonight

The Keys have now dropped two straight to the Carolina Mudcats here at Harry Grove Stadium but are hoping to split the series with a win tonight at 7pm.

Last night, Julio Rodriguez took to the mound for his third start of the season with Frederick and gave up four runs and five hits in five innings pitched. The Keys just fell short to Carolina, 5-3. Michael Ohlman hit his eleventh home run of the season in the eighth inning.

*Ohlman is batting .383 with seven home runs and 23 RBIs in the second half of the season.

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Ryan Minor’s lineup for tonight’s game.

*Glynn Davis will be batting in place of Johnny Ruettiger, who has been hitting leadoff for the past couple weeks for the Keys. Davis is batting just .197 in 19 games in the leadoff spot this season.  Also, Nicky Delmonico makes his first start at first base this season.

Another guy to look out for is Tucker Nathans, batting in fifth spot tonight for the second straight night. Nathans is batting . 571 (8-14) in the last five games.

Tim Berry makes the start for the Keys tonight.

Tim Berry will start for the Keys tonight.

Tim Berry will take the mound tonight against the Mudcats. Berry is 7-5 this season with a 4.09 ERA however, in the second half of the season, Berry is 3-1 in four starts with a 2.84 ERA.

*For everything you need to know about tonight’s game against the Mudcats, check out the game notes below!

*In other exciting Keys news, first baseman, Christian Walker has been promoted to Double-A Bowie after the All-Star Futures game at Citi Field.

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Photo Courtesy of The Baltimore Orioles

*Keys pitcher, Zach Petersime, sat down with our intern, Jeff Kurkjian, before yesterday’s game to talk about his experiences in Frederick and the transition from starter to reliever.

*The Frederick Keys are all about helping out the local community and are always looking for new ways to give back. Earlier today, second baseman Jerome Pena and catcher Michael Ohlman went out to Poolesville, MD to hang out with some other ball players at the Stevens Park Summer Rec Program.

Keys catcher Allan de San Miguel visited Frederick’s Seed of Life Nurseries today as well to talk to the kids about eating healthy.

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Photos Courtesy of Ashley Dickson

*We have about 200 hundred full-time and game-day staffers here at Harry Grove Stadium, so it is safe to say that running a professional ball club is somewhat of a big production.  Despite the sheer number of staffers, there is only one Robbie.  The Frederick News-Post sat down with part-time staff member, Robbie Shaffer, his family and other staff members of the Keys to discuss how much of an influence just one teenager has on the entire ball club. You can read Stan Goldberg’s entire article here.

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Robbie Shaffer with his dad and Assistant General Manager of The Frederick Keys, Adam Pohl
Photo Courtesy of The Frederick News-Post

“It means a lot because I love sports and I love being around people,” Robbie said of his job. “It has helped my self-esteem.”

*Congratulations to last night’s Twit Pic winner of the game, Nick Dabruzzo!

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