Have Yourself A Merry Little (July) Christmas Night

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Photo Courtesy of Eric Bickel

The Keys pulled off a 2-1 win over the Salem Red Sox after Frederick was no-hit the night before.  Zach Davies, who started and pitched five innings for Frederick, gave up just one run on three hits and struck out seven batters.  Sammie Starr, who has been in a slump lately batting just .169 in the second half of the season, came up big in the eighth inning last night with an RBI single to put the Keys ahead 2-1.  He also had multiple great defensive plays last night as well.

*Check out the Keys game story on our website here. You can also check out the Frederick News-Post’s article here as well.

With two games in the scorebooks and two games to play in this series, the Keys are hoping to take this four-game set away from Salem who is 15-12 in the second half of the season.

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Ryan Minor’s lineup for tonight’s 7pm game

Jason Esposito will be batting in the seventh spot tonight on his 23rd birthday. He has been consistent in July batting .319 playing both corners of the infield.

Zach Clark will start tonight for the Keys.  He is currently 0-1 in the Carolina League this season with a 21.60 ERA. He is hoping to find a little more success than  his first start with Frederick this season in which he gave up eight runs in just a little of three innings.

*For everything you need to know about tonight’s game, check out the game notes.

*Speaking of Keys pitchers, Matt Hobgood, recently promoted from Class-A Delmarva, sat down with our broadcaster Tim Murray.

*In other news, Keys lefty pitcher, Trent Howard, was promoted to Double-A Bowie today.

*Michael Ohlman is getting a little bit of love from Fangraphs. In their most recent article, Ohlman was called one for their “Five Sleeper Catching Prospects” around professional baseball. You can check it out here.

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Photo Courtesy of Eric Bickel

*Tonight is Christmas Night In July here at Harry Grove Stadium and it is safe to say that the interns are really in the Christmas spirit.

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*Jeff Kurkjian, an intern here at Harry Grove Stadium, also interns with The Sports Junkies in the mornings on 106.7 The Fan. One of the Junkies, Eric Bickel, visited yesterday’s  game to take photos and was fascinated by the minor league atmosphere. Jeff was brought into the show to talk about the Frederick Keys baseball team.

*To check out all of Bickel’s photos from yesterday, use the link below! You can also follow him Twitter @EBJunkies and be sure to listen to The Sports Junkies on 106.7 FM Monday through Friday from 6am-10am.

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