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Fireflies Roster Move and Game Notes: August 5 at Asheville (Game 109)

August 5, 2018 - South Atlantic League (SAL) - Columbia Fireflies News Release

Please note the following New York Mets minor league transactions.

Effective Friday, August 3, 2018

- RHP Chris Viall transferred to Columbia's disabled list

- OF David Miranda transferred to Columbia from short-season A Brooklyn

Columbia Fireflies (17-24, 51-57) @ Asheville Tourists (21-20, 48-62)

LHP Jake Simon (0-5, 3.70) vs. RHP Erick Julio (3-2, 4.04)

Sun., August 5, 2018 - McCormick Field (Asheville, NC) - First Pitch 2:05 p.m. - Game 109

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ABOUT LAST GAME: Matt Winaker doubled in each game of the doubleheader on Saturday but the Fireflies dropped both games by scores of 5-1 and 8-0, respectively. Winaker has doubled in all three games of the series at McCormick Field.

STREAKIN': Matt Winaker has hit safely in all three games of the series in Asheville. That's not all: Winaker has reached base safely in 16 straight games.

STREAKIN' Pt. II: Winaker joins a now lengthy list of Fireflies that have posted on-base streaks of 15 games or longer this season:


1. Jeremy Vasquez, 29* April 5-May 6

2. Raphael Gladu, 28 May 2-June 9

3. Blake Tiberi, 17 June 13-July 6

4. Scott Manea, 16 April 21-May 12

5. Matt Winaker, 16 July 19-pres

*franchise and 2018 SAL record

FUN FACT: Vasquez's 29 game on-base streak - and Raphael Gladu's 23-game hit streak - still lead the South Atlantic League in 2018.

WHO'S IN CENTER?: Four different Fireflies have played in center this season: Quinn Brodey (79), Edgardo Fermin (17), Raphael Gladu (6) and Hansel Moreno (4). On Sunday, Dionis Paulino makes his first start in centerfield.

LEAGUE LEADER: Scott Manea's .376 on-base percentage is second best in the South Atlantic League in 2018.

THE OTHER GUYS: Asheville has three Rockies prospects on its roster, according to

7. INF, Ryan Vilade

28. RHP, Will Gaddis

30. RHP Tommy Doyle

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