Brenden Webb came up big for the Frederick Keys last night contributing a go-ahead two run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Keys beat the Salem Red Sox 3-2 at Harry Grove Stadium.
Keys’s starter, Zach Davies, pitched 7 innings only giving up one run, five hits and was awarded the win. David Walters got his second save this season.
The Keys take on Salem tonight in the final game of this three game series. The two teams currently split the series one to one but the momentum is in favor of Frederick.
Eduardo Rodriguez will get the call tonight for the Keys. Rodriguez is 4-2 this season in eight starts. He has racked up 42 strikeouts in 50 innings pitched.
The Frederick Keys host the Salem Red Sox for game two of a three game series tonight at 6 p.m. at Harry Grove Stadium. Last night, the Keys fell 3-2 to the Red Sox despite Jerome Pena’s leadoff solo homer in the bottom of the first inning.
Zach Davies will take the mound for the Keys tonight. The twenty year old, six footer is 3-2 in eight games started this season. He faced Salem in his last appearance and threw seven strikeouts in just 3.1 innings pitched.
Be sure to keep an eye out for designated hitter Michael Ohlman in tonight’s game. He has recently come off the disabled list and will be batting in the third spot in tonight’s lineup.
In other Keys news, tonight is a very special night at the Grove. Not only is it a Saturday night game, not only is it a firework night but tonight we have a very special guest… (drum roll please) The Man On Fire!
Yeah that is exactly what it sounds like. After tonight’s game the Man On Fire himself will run around the bases. You do NOT want to miss this one.
Be sure to come out to tonight’s game and support the Keys!!
The Salem Red Sox are in town for a three game series against the Frederick Keys. The first game is tonight at 7 p.m. at Harry Grove Stadium. The Keys are coming off of a big win against the Potomac Nationals last night 7-4. Frederick’s Travis Adair was awarded Player Of The Game and rightfully so. Adair went 2-for-4 with a two run double that gave the Keys’ the lead in the 6th inning.
On the mound for the Keys in tonight’s matchup is Zach Petersime. The six foot four, 24-year old starter is looking for his second win of the season.
Be sure to keep your eyes open for Michael Ohlman during tonights game. Ohlman played in his first game back from the disabled list last night where he went 2-for-4 with a double and run scored. He will be the designated hitter in tonight’s lineup, batting in the fifth position.
Last night’s Potomac Nationals, Frederick Keys matchup was postponed due to a severe thunderstorm that hit the Maryland/Virginia area late in the evening. The game has been rescheduled for June 14th for a doubleheader here at Harry Grove Stadium.
The skies are beginning to clear here in Frederick this morning so we will be playing baseball. Today’s game is set to start at 11 a.m. gates open at 10. Hope to see you at the ballpark.
Lefty Tim Berry will start today’s game. In eight starts, Berry is 2-2 with 46 strikeouts and a 3.50 ERA. The 22-year old is rated by Baseball America as Baltimore’s 11th-best prospect entering the 2013 season. The Keys ball club is 6-2 in games started by Berry.
Be sure to keep an eye on Michael Ohlman in today’s game. After being recently taken off of the disabled list, Ohlman will be hitting in the fifth spot in the DH position.
Another player to take a look at is Johnny Ruettiger. He will be batting in the number nine position playing left field. Since moving out of the lead-off spot, Ruettiger is hitting .471 (11-23) with four RBIs. He is also in the middle of an eight game hitting streak.
Our very own broadcaster, Tim Murray, sat down with Ruettiger before last night’s postponed game.
STRONGER AS THE GAME GOES ON: Tim Berry tends to improve with the length of the game. The Keys’ southpaw has a 3.38 ERA in first innings and a 5.63 ERA in second frames. From there, his ERA declines to 4.50 in the third, back to 3.38 in the fourth and all the way down 1.29 in fifth innings. In the sixth, Berry’s ERA is 1.93.
OHLMAN RETURNS, BUMBRY TO BOWIE: Keys catcher Michael Ohlman makes his return to the lineup tonight after missing the last six weeks with a shoulder injury suffered on April 15. He will take the roster spot that belonged to outfielder Steve Bumbry, who was promoted to Double-A Bowie. Ohlman was batting just .182 when he was injured and Bumbry hit five homers for the Keys, tying him for the team lead.
The Frederick Keys are set to play game two against the Potomac Nationals tonight at 7 p.m. at Harry Grove Stadium. The P-Nats pulled off a victory last night 6-5 in ten innings.
Last night, Christian Walker went 4-4 with two RBI’s including a two out RBI in the bottom of the ninth that scored Travis Adair to send the game into extras. Walker will bat tonight in the three spot.
Michael Ohlman is back in lineup for the Keys tonight after being reinstated from the disabled list. He will bat in the six spot in tonight’s game. In nine games this season, Ohlman hit .192 (6-33) with three RBI’s.
Another Key’s update, Keys’ outfielder Steve Bumbry has been promoted to Double-A Bowie. The left-handed outfielder, originally from Lutheran, MD and son of former Oriole, Al Bumbry, played in 27 games for the Keys this season. He batted .221 (21-95) with five home runs and 17 RBI’s. Wishing Bumbry the best of luck at the next level.
The Keys’ will start their six-game home stand tonight (May 21) at 7 pm against the Potomac Nationals. After grabbing one of three games from the Red Sox in Salem Virginia, the Keys are looking forward to taking advantage of the home field advantage on a beautiful summer evening in Maryland.
After a hot game against the Red Sox on Sunday, Zane Chavez is hoping to have similar success in the five spot of tonight’s line-up. Chavez went 3 for 5 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. The 27-year old catcher is batting .295 this season with 38 hits.