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Winston-Salem Dash Game Notes (May 14 at Myrtle Beach)

May 14, 2019 - Carolina League (CarL) - Winston-Salem Dash News Release

The Dash look to snap a four-game slid on Tuesday against the Pelicans in Myrtle Beach. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m..

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WINSTON-SALEM DASH (18-18) at Myrtle Beach Pelicans (13-25)

RHP Zach Lewis (2-1, 6.91 ERA) vs. RHP Paul Richan (3-2, 3.64 ERA)

7:05 p.m. - TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)

Game #37 (Away Game #17)

WALKER HOMERS IN 11-1 LOSS

Steele Walker smacked his first homer of the season on Monday night, but the Dash dropped their series opener against Myrtle Beach 11-1 at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark. In the top of the fifth, Walker drilled a 409-foot shot to right-center against Pelicans starter Erling Moreno. But, Myrtle Beach took an early lead in the ballgame and never looked back. The Pelicans scored a run in the first, followed by four in the fourth and five in the fifth.

PUTTING THE "WALK" IN WALKER

Along with hitting a moonshot last night, Walker drew a free pass for Winston-Salem. In 11 games played now for the Dash, Walker has walked 11 times, which has played a big part in him posting a .404 on-base percentage at the High-A level. The 22-year-old was a second-round pick last year by the White Sox after starring collegiately with the Oklahoma Sooners.

SOMETHING TO NOT BE GRUMPY ABOUT

Dash shortstop Zach Remillard was named the CL Player of the Week for May 6-12, the league office announced on Monday. In five games played last week, Remillard went 10-for-18 with a homer, a triple and a double and five RBIs. Remillard is currently riding an eight-game hitting streak that dates back to May 2. A 10th-round pick by the White Sox in 2016, Remillard is tied for the team lead among current position players (along with Jameson Fisher) with a 127 wRC+ (Weighted Runs Created Plus), meaning he has created 27% more runs than the average CL player.

HE WAS DEFINITELY ON SPORTSCENTER

Before joining the White Sox farm system, Remillard was an integral piece of the 2016 College World Series Champion Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. That season, Remillard led the team with 19 home runs. During his time with the Chanticleers, Remillard played his home games at Pelicans Ballpark as a freshman and a sophomore while Charles Watson Stadium (now Springs Brooks Stadium) was being renovated.

PLAYING THE DEVELOPMENT CARD

With Monday's loss, the Dash have now lost four consecutive games for the second time this year. During this four-game stretch, the Dash pitching staff has posted a 7.31 ERA while the offense has recorded a .168 batting average (19-for-133). In this four-game stretch against the Pelicans and the Wood Ducks, the Dash have been outscored 31-4.

LENDING A HAND IN TWO ROLES

Right-hander Zach Lewis will get the ball in Tuesday's matchup against the Birds. Lewis, who is from Palos Heights, Illinois, is pitching for the organization he grew up loving as a kid. When he was younger, he was a big fan of White Sox third baseman Joe Crede, a key member of the 2005 Chicago White Sox team that won a World Series. Lewis has pitched in the bullpen and in the rotation for Winston-Salem this season. In his first outing of the season, he replaced an injured Lincoln Henzman on Opening Day to earned a victory over the Keys by tossing 6.2 strong innings. As a reliever this year, Lewis has thrived, posting a 2.08 ERA in three appearances. Meanwhile, in a starting role, the right-hander is 0-1 with a 11.30 ERA in four starts.

THE MAN DUCKING BEHIND HOME

Dash catcher Carlos Perez, who has two older brothers with the the same first and last name, has been one of the bright spots for Winston-Salem this season. Overall, the backstop has posted a .360 on-base percentage while throwing out 16 of 40 would-be base stealers behind home plate. Perez, who has the middle name Jesus, is the third of his brothers to play professional ball. His middle brother, Carlos Eduardo Perez, spent time with the Angels at the big league level from 2015-17. Meanwhile, his oldest brother, Carlos Tomas Perez played three seasons in the Minors with the Cubs from 2006-08.


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