Series Preview: Palm Beach Cardinals

Palm Beach CardinalsThe Stone Crabs finish out the 2013 season with their biggest series of the season, a four game make or break series against the Palm Beach Cardinals. The Stone Crabs and Cardinals are fighting neck and neck for the second half championship and a trip to the Florida State League playoffs. The Stone Crabs hold a slight 8-6 advantage in the season series. They are hitting .284 on the year against Palm Beach and have a team ERA of 3.16 against them this season.

The Stone Crabs head into the series with a two game lead over Palm Beach for the top spot in the division. With four games left in the season, the Stone Crabs must win 3 of the four games of the series to be guaranteed a spot in the post season.

By the Numbers

Stone Crabs

 

Palm Beach

35-26

Record

34-29

.266

Batting Avg

.256

.387

Slugging Pct

.374

.330

On Base Pct

.322

534

Runs Scored

508

1136

Hits

1099

231

Doubles

217

31

Triples

29

75

Home Runs

78

132

Stolen Bases

99

3.87

Earned Run Avg

3.66

553

Runs Against

540

893

Strikeouts

819

1.34

Walk/Hit per Inning Pitched

1.30

Players to Watch
P Kyle Hald (leads Palm Beach in pitching)
P Tyrell Jenkins (#8 Cardinals Prospect by Baseball America)
OF David Pokins (leads Palm Beach in hitting)

Matchups
8/29/13: CHA TBA vs PB TBA at Charlotte Sports Park
8/30/13: CHA TBA vs PB TBA at Charlotte Sports Park
8/31/13: CHA TBA vs PB TBA at Roger Dean Stadium
9/1/13: CHA TBA vs PB TBA at Roger Dean Stadium

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