Stone Crabs Game Notes - Mon, June 10
After a 3-3 road trip, the Stone Crabs return home to Charlotte Sports Park to host the Bradenton Marauders at 6:30 p.m. tonight. LHP Michael Plassmeyer makes the start for Charlotte, against Aaron Shortridge of the Marauders.
Coverage begins at 6:15 p.m. on the Stone Crabs Baseball Network.
Full game notes and lineups are attached.
SUNDAY GAME CANCELLED
The Stone Crabs and Palm Beach Cardinals saw their rubber game get cancelled due to rain in Jupiter Sunday. It marked the first cancellation of the season for Charlotte. They will now play only 66 games in the first half and 139 overall.
MIRACLE OR MARAUDERS?
With four game remaining in the first half, the Stone Crabs have been eliminated from division title contention despite their winning record. However, Charlotte will still have an impact on the Southern Division results. Bradenton enters Charlotte Sports Park Monday trailing the Fort Myers Miracle by one game in the standings. The Miracle visit Tampa in the half's final series.
After going 11-14 in April, the Stone Crabs enjoyed a tremendous turnaround in May, particularly on the offensive side:
W-L R/G XBH/G AVG OPS
April 11-14 3.1 2.0 .232 .623
May 17-12 5.1 2.7 .257 .727
Jim Haley: .318 AVG, 6 HR, 26 RBI, .883 OPS
Thomas Milone: .838 OPS, 8 XBH, 17 R
Ronaldo Hernandez: .315 AVG, 9 XBH, 15 RBI
Moises Gomez: 12 XBH, 17 RBI in 25 G
HERNANDEZ HEATING UP
Rays catching prospect Ronaldo Hernandez fell one double away from hitting for the cycle in Saturday's win over Palm Beach. The Colombia native has been hitting much better over the last month
Games AVG XBH RBI OPS
First 16 .188 2 9 .459
Last 20 .333 9 14 .860
The Stone Crabs stole five bases in their Saturday win over the Palm Beach Cardinals Saturday. They've held a major advantage in the running game all season long:
SB ATT SB%
Stone Crabs 74 106 69.8%
Opponent 35 49 71.4%
The Florida State League announced that Charlotte infielders Vidal Brujan and Jim Haley have been named to the 2019 FSL All-Star Game in Jupiter. Haley ranks top five in the league in five categories and Brujan is tied for fourth in Minor League Baseball in stolen bases (21).
2017 Stone Crab Genesis Cabrera made his MLB Debut last week, starting for the St. Louis Cardinals. He becomes the 35th former Charlotte pitcher to reach the Majors.Cabrera is the third member of the 2017 team to reach the Show, joining a list that includes Brandon Lowe and Nate Lowe.
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