Series Preview: Lakeland Flying Tigers

Lakeland Flying TigersThe Stone Crabs continue their North Division road trip with a four game series against the Lakeland Flying Tigers. The Stone Crabs have yet to win a game against Lakeland this season as they take an 0-3 record against the Flying Tigers into the series. The Stone Crabs are hitting .257 against them and have a team ERA of 9.32 this season against the Flying Tigers.

The Stone Crabs head into Lakeland with a 20-15 record on the half which puts them tied for first in the South Division. Meanwhile, the Flying Tigers are in third place in the North Division with a 15-16 record.

By the Numbers

Stone Crabs

 

Lakeland

20-15

Record

15-16

.269

Batting Avg

.250

.393

Slugging Pct

.347

.333

On Base Pct

.323

440

Runs Scored

382

924

Hits

833

176

Doubles

147

27

Triples

26

64

Home Runs

41

112

Stolen Bases

54

4.15

Earned Run Avg

3.69

465

Runs Against

405

726

Strikeouts

591

1.36

Walk/Hit per Inning Pitched

1.32

Players to Watch
OF Jason Krizan (leads Lakeland in hitting)
IF Dixon Machado (Tigers 40-man roster)
IF Francisco Martinez (Tigers 40-man roster)
P Kyle Ryan (2013 FSL All-Star, leads Lakeland in hitting, tied for league lead in wins)

Matchups
7/29/13: CHA TBA vs LAK Jeff Ferrell (4-5, 3.57) at Joker Marchant Stadium
7/30/13: CHA TBA vs LAK TBA at Joker Marchant Stadium
7/31/13: CHA TBA vs LAK Wilsen Palacios (5-7, 3.42) at Joker Marchant Stadium
8/1/13: CHA TBA vs LAK Kevin Eichhorn (1-4, 3.68) at Joker Marchant Stadium

Travel Guide
The Lakeland Flying Tigers play their home games at Joker Marchant Stadium which is located at 2301 Lakeland Hills Boulevard in Lakeland, Florida. The stadium is 115 miles or just over 2 hours from Charlotte Sports Park.

Tickets for games at Joker Marchant Stadium can be purchased by visiting www.LakelandFlyingTigers.com and are $6 for box seats and $5 for reserved seats. The Flying Tigers also offer a dollar day promotion in which admission to Monday’s game is just $1. Full-Season Ticket holders with the Stone Crabs can use their VIP card for free admission to the Stone Crabs road games in Lakeland.

The official FSL hotel and hotel for the Stone Crabs is the Howard Johnson Executive Center located at 939 West Robson Street in Lakeland. Room rates start at $59.99. You can call them at (863) 688-7972 or visit their website for more information.

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