Winston-Salem Dash Game Notes (May 15 at Myrtle Beach)
ter falling below .500 for the first time since April 22, the Dash look to snap a five-game losing streak on Wednesday against the Pelicans. First pitch is set for 7:05 p.m..
WINSTON-SALEM DASH (18-19) at Myrtle Beach Pelicans (14-25)
LHP Cristian Castillo (1-4, 4.85 ERA) vs. RHP Javier Assad (1-3, 2.70 ERA)
7:05 p.m. - TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark (Myrtle Beach, S.C.)
Game #38 (Away Game #18)
WINSTON DROPS FIFTH STRAIGHT
Winston-Salem outhit Myrtle Beach in Tuesday's contest at TicketReturn.Com Field at Pelicans Ballpark, but the Dash dropped their fifth consecutive game by falling 5-2 against the Pelicans. Despite registering nine hits to the Birds' six, Winston-Salem fell down early, as Zach Davis broke a scoreless tie with a sacrifice fly in the third. The Dash tied the game in the fourth with a JJ Muno run-scoring single, but Cam Belego and Kevonte Mitchell each hit a solo homer in the bottom of the fourth against Zach Lewis to give Myrtle Beach the lead for good. On the other side, Paul Richan tossed 6.2 innings and allowed just seven hits and one run in a winning effort.
LOOKING A LITTLE SHEEPISH
With Tuesday's loss, the Dash have now lost five consecutive games for the first time this year. During this five-game stretch, the Dash pitching staff has posted a 6.98 ERA while the offense has recorded a .166 batting average (28-for-168). In this five-game stretch against the Pelicans and the Wood Ducks, the Dash have been outscored 36-6. During Winston-Salem's 84-54 regular season last year, the Dash never lost five straight games. The last time Winston-Salem lost five consecutive contests was between August 19-August 24, 2017.
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 a nine-game hitting streak that dates back to May 2. A 10th-round pick by the White Sox in 2016, Remillard is second among current position players with a 127 wRC+ (Weighted Runs Created Plus), meaning he has created 27% more runs than the average CL player. Before joining the White Sox farm system, Remillard was an integral piece of the 2016 College World Series Champion Coastal Carolina Chanticleers. That season, the Cohoes, New York native led the Chanticleers with 19 home runs.
AN EXPECTED FISH SIGHTING
Following a 3-for-4 effort on Tuesday night, Jameson Fisher upped his team-leading OPS to .820. Fisher also leads the team with a 135 wRC+. A fourth-round pick by the White Sox out of Southeastern Louisiana University in 2016, Fisher has been tearing the cover off the baseball in the month of May. In 11 games this month, Fisher is posting a .415/.478/.610 batting line with seven runs scored. Fisher has specifically thrived in the four spot of the lineup this year, where he's hitting .409 in 12 games played.
CHARGING UP THE WIN COLUMN
Left-hander Cristian Castillo will make his seventh start of the season on Wednesday night at Myrtle Beach. The southpaw is coming off his best outing of the season, when he tossed six innings and allowed seven hits and one unearned run in a victory against Lynchburg on May 9 at BB&T Ballpark. Castillo, who pitched for the Wilmington Blue Rocks in 2017 and 2018, was traded over from the Kansas City Royals to the Chicago White Sox for cash considerations on March 21. For a majority of the season, Castillo has been unlucky with balls in play, as his BABIP (Batting Average on Balls in Play) is .367. More info is available on page 3.
STAKING CLAIM TO FIRST BASE
Along with hitting a moonshot on Monday, Steele Walker drew a free pass for Winston-Salem. In 12 games played now for the Dash, Walker has walked 11 times, which has played a big part in him posting a .373 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. Prior to joining the Dash, Walker recorded a .365/.437/.581 batting line in 20 games with Low-A Kannapolis.
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