May 26 Joliet Slammers Game NotesMay 26, 2012 - Frontier League (FL) Joliet Slammers
Saturday, May 26 - 6:05 p.m. CT
Silver Cross Field - Joliet, IL
Game #9 - Home Game #5 (3-5), (2-2)
RHP #19 Eric Binder (0-0) vs. LHP #21 Garrett Bullock (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Last time out.
The Slammers edged the Otters by a score of 3-2 Friday night. Evansville scored in the top of the second against Joliet starter Jeremy Tietze. Jon Karcich walked and advanced to third on a hit-and-run ground-out. With the infield back, Brett Chamberlain hit a slow grounder that scored Karcich. Chamberlain reached thanks to an error and the Otters loaded the bases with one out. But Tietze got out of the jam and the Slammers tied the game in the bottom of the second. Brad Netzel drove in Hector Pellot with a sacrifice fly to right field. The Otters took the lead again in the third on a DeAngelo Mack RBI single. But the Slammers responded in the sixth as Pellot hit a home run to tie the game. Joliet took the lead for good in the seventh on an Abel Nieves RBI single. Chase Doremus picked up his first professional win and Daniel Carela earned the save for the Slammers.
RHP Eric Binder makes his first start for the Slammers tonight. He spent 2011 in the Cardinals organization. Binder pitched in Rookie Ball and Short-Season Single-A with the Cardinals. He signed with the Cardinals as an undrafted free agent out of Trinity University. Binder started his collegiate career with Northwestern University of the Big Ten conference. Binder is a Hinsdale Central High School alum.
A winning streak!
With yesterday's victory the Slammers have won two in a row for the first time in the 2012 season. Their longest winning streak of 2011 was seven games.
At the top.
The Slammers' team batting average of .271 is tied with the Rockford RiverHawks for the highest batting average in the league. Catcher Ben Hewett is leading the way for Joliet, currently hitting .381, good for a tie for fifth in the league.
Getting on base..
The Slammers have done a good job early in the 2012 season getting men on base as they rank first in the Frontier League with a .360 OBP.
Abel Nieves is currently tied with three other players for the most hits on the 2012 Frontier League season with 11.
RHP Daniel Carela picked up the first save of the Slammers' 2012 season last night. Joliet native Ryan Quigley set a Frontier League single-season record with 28 saves in 2011. He is currently in High Single-A in the Padres organization.
Success against the Otters.
With last night's victory the Slammers move their franchise record against the Otters to 6-1.
The Slammers have surrendered the most unearned runs in the league (16) while committing 11 errors on the season (tied for third most in the league).
Movin' on up!
RHP Gaby Hernandez became the fourth Slammers player to move on to affiliated baseball when his contract was purchased by the Arizona Diamondbacks on Monday. He joins LHP Aaron Dott, Joliet native RHP Ryan Quigley and Darien native RHP Chris Pack as former Slammers in MLB organizations.
The Slammers signed RHP Eric Binder today. They also acquired RHP Michael Perconte from the Gary South Shore RailCats for LHP Chuck Lukanen and future considerations.
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