Keys News 5-6-14

Hope you had a fun Cinco Keys fans!

Tonight the Keys take on the Potomac Nationals at 7:05 pm from Pfitzner Stadium in the second game of a three game series. The starters tonight will be RHP Brady Wager (2-2, 6.12) for the Keys and RHP John Simms (0-0, 1.80) for the P-Nats.

In the opening game last night the Keys were shutout 4-0 with Jesse Beal taking the loss. It was the 14th defeat in the last 21 games against Potomac for Frederick dating back to last season. The Keys have had very little success against the Nationals in recent years and have gone 7-13 against the P-Nats in both 2012 and 2013, and have not claimed a season series since 2010.

However it has not been all bad news for the Keys.

On the mound both RHP Branden Kline and LHP Matt Taylor’s ERAs are in the top 10 of the Carolina League. Within the Orioles system Taylor is atop the O’s minor leaguers with his 1.32 ERA and Kline is 3rd with his 2.36. Taylor also is tied for second in the CL with his three wins.

From the plate, two outfielders have been hot as soon as their Keys seasons began.

Glynn Davis is leading the CL with his 40 hits and is second in batting average (.370), runs scored (23) and on base percentage (.424). He continued a six-game hit streak after going 2-4 in last nights loss. During this streak he is batting .458 (11-24) with two doubles and seven runs scored. So far in 2014 this is his second longest streak behind his 11-game hit streak from April 3-14. Davis has recorded 14 multi-hit games with four in his last five contests.

Lucas Herbst, too, went 2-4 last night for the Keys and has now recorded three straight two-hit games. Since being called up to Frederick from Low-A Delmarva, Herbst has done nothing but hit. He has recorded seven total multi-hit games and is currently riding a nine game hit streak where he is batting .389 (14-36) with three doubles, seven RBIs and five runs scored. So far on the season the right fielder has recorded a .351/.387/.439 slash line.

The Keys are hoping to continue these good fortunes tonight, as well as getting back on the winning track. You can listen to Doug Raftery’s call from 1450 AM The Source and on with coverage beginning at 6:45 pm.

Tune in fans and Shake your Keys!


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