Series Preview: Fort Myers Miracle

Fort Myers MiracleThe Stone Crabs head south to Hammond Stadium for a three game series against the division leading Fort Myers Miracle (Twins). Historically, the Stone Crabs have struggled against Fort Myers, holding a lifetime 44-52 record against their southern foe.

The Stone Crabs head into the series on a 3 game losing streak and are currently tied for fourth in the FSL South Division. The Miracle have won three of their last four and are tied for the division lead.

By the Numbers

Stone Crabs   Fort Myers

1-3

Record

3-1

.172

Batting Avg

.250

.238

Slugging Pct

.350

.273

On Base Pct

.314

11

Runs Scored

29

21

Hits

35

3

Doubles

6

1

Triples

1

1

Home Runs

2

4

Stolen Bases

1

6.62

Earned Run Avg

3.00

28

Runs Against

13

22

Strikeouts

19

1.94

Walk/Hit per Inning Pitched

1.19

Players to Watch
P Jose Berrios (#5 Twins prospect by Baseball America)
OF Byron Buxton (#1 Twins prospect by Baseball America)
IF Niko Goodrum (leads Miracle in hitting)
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IF Jorge Polanco (#10 Twins prospect by Baseball America)

Matchups
4/8/14: CHA Leonel Santiago (0-0, 0.00) vs FTM Mason Melotakis (0-0, 18.00 ERA) at Hammond Stadium
4/9/14: CHA Roberto Gomez (0-0, 3.60) vs FTM Jason Wheeler (1-0, 1.59) at Hammond Stadium
4/10:14: CHA Reinaldo Lopez (0-1, 20.25) vs FTM Tyler Duffy (1-0, 4.50) at Hammond Stadium

Travel Guide
The Fort Myers Miracle play their home games at Hammond Stadium which is located at 14400 Six Mile Cypress Pkwy in Fort Myers, Florida. The stadium is 50 miles or about an hour from Charlotte Sports Park.

Tickets for games at Hammond Stadium can be purchased by visiting www.miraclebaseball.com, and are $8.50 for box seats or $6.50 for general admission. These prices are a dollar more for Fireworks Nights. The Miracle charge $4 for parking 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 Fort Myers.

The official FSL hotel for visiting teams to Hammond Stadium is Fairfield Inn by Marriott located at 7090 Cypress Terrace in Fort Myers. Rooms start at about $136 a night. You can call them at (239) 437-5600 or visit their website for more information.

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