Stone Crabs Game Notes - Wed, Aug 14 at Daytona
After a 13-2 win Tuesday, the Stone Crabs bid for their ninth straight victory at 7:05 p.m. in Daytona Wednesday. RHP Stephen Woods Jr. makes the start for Charlotte, against RHP Jared Solomon of the Tortugas.
Coverage of the matchup begins at 6:50 p.m. on the Stone Crabs Baseball Network.
STONE CRABS BLOW OUT TORTUGAS 13-2
The Stone Crabs exploded for seven runs in the fifth inning Tuesday, blowing out the Daytona Tortugas 13-2. Ronaldo Hernandez became the first Charlotte hitter to record 5 RBI in a game this year. Cristopher Sanchez went five scoreless innings to earn his first High-A win. The Stone Crabs take an eight-game winning streak into Daytona Wednesday, with a chance to tie a franchise record for second half wins.
SAY IT AIN'T SO, JOE!
Stone Crabs ace Joe Ryan was promoted to Double-A Montgomery Tuesday. Ryan will go down as one of the best Stone Crabs pitchers of all-time. He ranks 7th in Charlotte single-season history in strikeouts (112) and third in K/9 (Min. 50 IP), despite only wearing a Stone Crabs' jersey for three months. Since the All-Star Break, the California native is 4-0 with a 0.85 ERA, holding the opponent to a .143 average (70 K in 52.2 IP).
Led by three Bowling Green call-ups, the Stone Crabs' starting rotation has been phenomenal over the last 64 games:
Team ERA K/9 H/9 BB/9
Before May 31 28-27 3.31 6.8 8.3 3.4
Since May 31 45-19 1.65 9.0 6.5 1.8
DOMINATING THE DOG DAYS
The Stone Crabs completed their best month in franchise history Tuesday. Their two most recent months are two of the three best ever:
20-8 (.714) - JULY 2019
19-8 (.704) - July 2018
16-8 (.667) - JUNE 2019
18-9 (.667) - August 2017
18-9 (.667) - June 2010
The Stone Crabs have led the league in stolen bases all season, while also shutting down the opposition's running game:
SB ATT SB%
Stone Crabs 151 207 72.9%
Opponent 74 111 66.7%
TRENDING AT THE TOP
The Stone Crabs have gone 39-15 to start the second half, putting them on pace to shatter the team record for second half wins (40) and winning percentage (.585). Amongst the eight leagues that use split seasons in Minor League Baseball, Charlotte boasts the BEST 2nd half record:
1. Charlotte 39-15 (.722)
2. Erie 37-15 (.712)
3. Bowie 35-17 (.673)
4. Kane County 34-16 (.680)
5. St. Lucie 35-19 (.648)
RECORD BOOK BOUND
With three weeks remaining in the season, several Stone Crabs are on the verge of franchise single-season records. The next Moises Gomez home run will break the franchise record (Malm, Segovia - 2013)
1 Tyler Bortnick - 79 (2011) 5 Satow/Garcia - 12 (2011/13)
3 Reid Fronk - 61 (2010) 7 Dalton Moats - 11 (2017)
4 Shawn O'Malley - 58 (2009) 8 Richard De Los Santos - 10 (2009)
5 Garrett Whitley - 56 (2019) 9 Chandler Raiden - 9 (2019)
6 Willy Adames - 54 (2015) Josh Satow - 9 (2010)
7 Thomas Coyle - 52 (2014) Brian Miller - 9 (2016)
Early in July, the Stone Crabs completed the longest winning streak in franchise history (10 games)...Tommy Romero currently ranks sixth in ERA (2.08) amongst full season pitchers in Minor League Baseball.
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