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Time to wake up the bats in Winston-Salem

Before we get started talking current Keys, let’s take a moment to watch former Key Nick Markakis’ incredible home-run robbing catch. Because I just figured out how to embed videos here, Markakis’ grab becomes the first in a new segment: Former Keys Highlight of the Day.

No homer for you, Adrian Beltre.

Moving on to the current Frederick squad, the Keys lost 3-2 last night, only able to muster five hits. One of them was Allan de San Miguel’s RBI double, which sounded like this:

*The Keys’ catcher was also featured in this week’s edition of Five Questions in the Frederick News-Post. Read it here

Read more on last night’s loss on

*In today’s Keys notebook in the FNP, Greg Swatek takes a look at Matt Hobgood’s 4.1 inning, one-run debut on Saturday.


Tonight’s Keys starter Brady Wager surely hopes his teammates break out of their recent offensive funk.

*Frederick’s offense has been lacking for all but one game in the last five.

The Keys have had five or fewer hits in four of their last five games and have scored two or fewer runs in those four. On Friday, Frederick had 14 hits, 13 of them singles, and scored nine runs, an anomaly during their recent offensive woes. Since being no-hit by Salem on Wednesday, Frederick has had just four extra-base hits and is batting .176 (6-for-34) with runners in scoring position.

Here’s to hoping their bats reawaken tonight, with the Keys just 1.5 games behind Wilmington for a second-half playoff berth.

Brady Wager starts for the Keys against Chris Beck, who, incredibly, is yet to register a no-decision through 17 starts. He’s 9-8, leading the league in wins and has the second-most losses. More on Wager, Beck and tonight’s game in the game notes:

*O’s legend Boog Powell was Frederick’s guest Saturday on Salute to the Orioles Night at The Grove. Tim Murray sat down and talked with the man best known for hitting homers, going sleeveless and making some excellent barbeque:

Have you voted for Keyote yet in MiLB’s #mascotmania? If not, do it right now. If yes, vote again! Either click on the link above, tweet your vote by including #mascotmania @FrederickKeys and @MiLB, or retweet an existing tweet like the one below. If you vote on twitter, the Keys will retweet you, too! You can vote on up to 25 times a day on Twitter.

Vote Keyote and shake your keys.


Keyote needs your vote!

One of hundreds of reasons to vote for Keyote: The ladies love him.

One of hundreds of reasons to vote for Keyote: The ladies love him.

Is Keyote the best mascot in the minor leagues?

The answer is, of course, yes. I know it. You know. Your mom and dad know it, too.

Now, it’s time to spread that knowledge nationwide.

Keyote and all the other minor league mascots are competing to be named number one mascot in the minors. MiLB’s Mascot Mania started July 18 with the League Round that lasts until Aug. 1. Winners of their league will square off the following week to determine Minor League Baseball’s best.

The contest is decided by you, the fans. In order to make Keyote the top dog in the minors, he needs your vote! Voting is easy. There are two ways to cast your ballot for Keyote:

  1. Go here, click on Carolina League and vote for Keyote. While you’re at it, vote for the rest of the Orioles’ minor league mascots:Int’l League -Norfolk Tides -RipTide

    Eastern League – Bowie Baysox – Louie

    South Atlantic League – Delmarva Shorebirds – Sherman the Shorebird

    NY-Penn League – Aberdeen IronBirds – Ferrous

  2. Vote via twitter by tweeting or retweeting something like this:

Or this:

Or this:

You just need @FrederickKeys and #mascotmania somewhere in your 140 characters. Heck, you could just retweet the tweets above.

And remember, you can votes as many times as you’d like. Let’s put Keyote where he belongs, atop the minor league mascot food chain.

Shake your Keys.

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