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July 13 - Carolina Mudcats Game Information

July 13, 2018 - Carolina League (CarL) - Carolina Mudcats News Release

LYNCHBURG HILLCATS (CLEVELAND INDIANS) at CAROLINA MUDCATS (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)

Friday, July 13, 2018 | 7:00 PM | Game 91, Home Game 44 | at Five County Stadium | Zebulon, NC

RADIO: WDWG, The Big Dawg 98.5 FM

STREAMING AUDIO: www.carolinamudcats.com, TuneIn Radio

STREAMING VIDEO: MiLB.tv

Overall Record: CAR: 46-44; LYN: 41-47

Streaks: CAR: L2; LYN: L3

Last 10 Games: CAR: 7-3, LYN: 5-5

Home Record: CAR: 26-17; LYN: 23-22

Road Record: CAR: 20-27; LYN: 18-25

Division Record: CAR: 30-38; LYN: 28-30

Current Series: First game (of 4)

Season Series: CAR leads 2-1 (of 13)

CAR v. OPP: 0-0 @CAR (7), 2-1 @OPP (6)

UPCOMING PROBABLE STARTERS:

FRI, 7/13, 7:00 PM: Lynchburg RHP Eli Morgan (6-2, 2.06) at Carolina RHP Braden Webb (5-5, 3.63)

SAT, 7/14, 5:00 PM: Lynchburg RHP Zach Plesac (6-4, 4.79) at Carolina RHP Conor Harber (4-4, 2.20)

SUN, 7/15, 2:00 PM: Lynchburg TBA at Carolina RHP Victor Diaz (5-5, 4.24)

TONIGHT: The Mudcats begin a new seven game home stand tonight with game one of a four game series at Five County Stadium. Tonight's game is the 4th of 13 meetings between the two teams this season.

ICYMI: Last night's game between the Mudcats and Pelicans at TicketReturn.Com Field was postponed due to rain in Myrtle Beach. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on a yet-to-be-determined date.

ABOUT THE LAST ONE: Carolina totaled nine hits in Wednesday night's to the Pelicans. All nine of those hits were singles as the Mudcats were held without an extra-base hit in a game for the 12th time this season. Carolina's season high for most hits in a game without an extra-base hit is 11 (11 singles) and came on June 22 at Buies Creek.

STARTING OFF: RHP Braden Webb has tonight's series opening start against the Hillcats. Webb is currently 5-6 with a 3.58 ERA and has also totaled 79 strikeouts, 45 walks and a .223 average against over 16 starts and 78.0 innings this season. He last pitched on July 7 against Frederick and ended up taking a tough luck home loss after allowing two runs on five hits over 6.0 innings pitched. He also walked two and struck out two while working through a quality start his last time out.

WHERE THEY RANK: RHP Conor Harber is currently 1st in the Carolina League in earned run average (2.20) and is 2nd in average against (.209)... LHP Cam Roegner is currently 2nd in the Carolina League in earned run average (2.38), 1st in innings pitched (98.1), tied for 2nd in wins (8), tied for 4th among starters in lowest batting average against (.246) and 4th among starters in fewest baserunners/9ip (10.89)... RHP Braden Webb is currently 5th in the CL in most strikeouts (79), 2nd among CL starters in lowest batting average against (.223) and 1st among starters in highest SO/9ip ratio (9.12)... RHP Luke Barker is currently tied for CL lead in saves (12). Barker is also 2nd in the CL in games (30), tied for 2nd in games finished (23), 3rd among CL relievers in lowest batting average (.179), 3rd in lowest BB/9ip ratio (1.90) and 1st in fewest baserunners/9ip ratio (7.59).

OF LATE: The Mudcats have gone 16-9 over their last 25 games and have combined to pitch to a 3.00 ERA while also owning a +7 run differential since June 14... During that same span the Carolina offense has combined to hit just .237 with an average of 3.68 runs per game (since 6/14). The Carolina starting rotation, meanwhile, has gone 10-6 with nine quality starts and a 3.03 ERA over that same stretch. The bullpen has combined to pitch to a 2.96 ERA and has gone 6-3 with 13 saves (15 SVO) and 82 strikeouts over 91.1 innings since June 14. They have also combined to allow only four of 26 inherited runners to score since June 14.

TRENDING: Weston Wilson has hit safely in a season best 12 straight games and is batting .409/.417/.614 with a 1.030 OPS during the streak (18-for-44, 6 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 15 RBI)... Devin Hairston has hit safely in 8 straight games and is batting .382/.417/.471 during the streak (.887 OPS, 13-for-34, 7 R, 1 2B, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 2 BB).

MUDDIES ON THE POND: The Carolina offense is currently last in the Carolina League when batting with runners on base (.236 / .670 OPS), last when batting with runners in scoring position (.236 / .692 OPS) and 9th when batting with runners in scoring position with 2-outs in an inning (.225 / .687 OPS).

LATE LOSSES: Carolina has a league high 10 losses when leading after six innings this season. They have also totaled a league worst seven losses when leading after seven innings.

HITS AND Ks: The Carolina offense has totaled 149 more strikeouts than hits (839 SO, 690 H) so far this season. Carolina's difference in strikeouts over hits is currently the 7th largest in MiLB. Since 1991, only the 2017 and 2007 Mudcats have finished a season with more strikeouts than hits. Carolina totaled 164 more strikeouts than hits in 2017 (1,245 SO [franchise record], 1,081 H) and 70 more strikeouts than hits in 2007 (1,219 SO, 1,149 H).

ALL THE Ks: The Mudcats offense has combined to total a Carolina League high 839 strikeouts this season (on pace for 1,305 SO). The Carolina offense struck out a Carolina League and franchise record 1,245 times last season. The previous league record (per the 2017 Carolina League Media Guide) was 1,198 strikeouts and was set in 1990 by the Lynchburg Hillcats.

INTRA-DIV: The Mudcats are currently just 30-38 in games against Southern Division opponents and own the Carolina League's 3rd worst in division winning percentage (.441) this season. Carolina, however, currently 16-6 (.727) over 22 games against Northern Division (vs. FRE: 6-2, vs. LYN: 2-1, .vs WIL: 5-2, vs. SAL: 3-1) teams this season and own the CL's best winning percentage in games outside their own division. The Mudcats have 26 games remaining against CL Northern Division teams this season.

THE MUDCATS HAVE...

... Averaged the 2nd fewest runs per game in the CL (3.99).

... Totaled the 3rd fewest runs (359) in the CL this season.

... Allowed the 2nd fewest runs (342) in the CL this season.

... Totaled the worst K% (offense) in the CL this season (25.4%).

... Averaged the 2nd longest 9-inn. game times in the CL; 2:58 (h:mm)

... Not made the playoffs since the 2008 season.

... Not made the playoffs during their Carolina League era.

... Been in Zebulon, NC since 1991 (28th season).

... Been in the Carolina League since 2012 (7th season).

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