Series Preview: Stone Crabs vs Tampa Yankees

The Stone Crabs head to Tampa for a four game series against the Tampa Yankees. The Stone Crabs have struggled this season against the Yankee as they trail the season series 3-1. So far this season, the Stone Crabs have a .246 batting average against the Yankees while holding a 5.25 team ERA in the season series.

The Stone Crabs have moved into second position in the South Division, just a ½ back from the leader with a 19-15 record. The Yankee currently lead the North Division with a 20-14 record.

By the Numbers

Stone Crabs

 

Tampa

19-15

Record

20-14

.264

Batting Avg

.264

.367

Slugging Pct

.399

.337

On Base Pct

.333

477

Runs Scored

483

913

Hits

932

182

Doubles

191

30

Triples

31

37

Home Runs

74

137

Stolen Bases

67

3.88

Earned Run Avg

3.83

449

Runs Against

442

716

Strikeouts

739

1.34

Walk/Hit per Inning Pitched

1.35

Players to Watch
IF Walter Ibarra (leads Tampa in hitting)
RHP Brett Marshall (leads Tampa in pitching)

Matchups
7/29/11: CHA Merrill Kelly (8-3, 3.28) vs TAM Francisco Gil (3-1, 3.61) at George M Steinbrenner Field.
7/30/11: CHA Alex Koronis (7-5, 4.17) vs TAM Jose Quintana (8-0, 1.50) at George M Steinbrenner Field.
7/31/11: CHA TBD vs TAM TBD at George M Steinbrenner Field.
8/1/11: CHA TBD vs TAM TBD at George M Steinbrenner Field.

Travel Guide
The Tampa Yankees play their home games at George M Steinbrenner Field which is located at 1 Steinbrenner Drive in Tampa, Florida. The stadium is 105 miles or about an hour from Charlotte Sports Park.
Tickets for games at George M Steinbrenner Field can be purchased by visiting their website and are $6 for reserved seats and $4 for general admission. The Yankees use Ticketmaster for their ticket server so a $2.15 service charge applies to all tickets purchased on-line. Parking is free at the stadium. Full-Season Ticket holders with the Stone Crabs can use their VIP card for free admission to the Stone Crabs road games in Tampa.
The official FSL hotel and hotel for the Stone Crabs is the La Quinta Inn Clearwater Central located at 21338 US Highway 19 North in Clearwater. Room rates start at $81. You can call them at (727) 799-1565 or visit their website for more information.

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