Series Preview: Tampa Yankees

Tampa-YankeesThe Stone Crabs head north to George Steinbrenner Field for a four game series against the Tampa Yankees. The Stone Crabs are a lifetime 21-28 against the Yankees including two championship series losses to them in 2009 and 2010. But the Stone Crabs have played considerably better in Tampa, going 14-10 in games played at Steinbrenner Field.

Both the Stone Crabs and the Yankees head into the series in fourth place in their respective divisions. The Stone Crabs are 28-28 and trail the South Division leader by 7 ½ games. Tampa is 28-30 and trail the North Division leader by 12 ½ games.

By the Numbers

Stone Crabs

 

Tampa

28-28

Record

28-30

.254

Batting Avg

.251

.364

Slugging Pct

.375

.329

On Base Pct

.312

241

Runs Scored

230

489

Hits

484

99

Doubles

95

17

Triples

11

26

Home Runs

41

65

Stolen Bases

40

3.97

Earned Run Avg

3.28

279

Runs Against

245

330

Strikeouts

453

1.43

Walk/Hit per Inning Pitched

1.29

Players to Watch
IF Dante Bichette Jr (2014 FSL All-Star)
IF Greg Bird (Yankees #8 Prospect by Baseball America)
P Dan Camerena (2014 FSL All-Star, leads Tampa in pitching)
OF Jake Cave (2014 FSL All-Star, leads Tampa in hitting)
IF Eric Jagielo (Yankees #5 Prospect by Baseball America, 2014 FSL All-Star)
IF Zach Wilson (2014 All-Star)

Matchups
6/4/14: CHA Leonel Santiago (1-5, 8.17) vs TAM Dan Camarena (4-3, 2.31) at George Steinbrenner Field
6/5/14: CHA Blake Snell (0-1, 4.50) vs TAM Miguel Sulbaran (0-1, 5.02) at George Steinbrenner Field
6/6/14: CHA Austin Pruitt (3-1, 4.56) vs TAM Rafael DePaula (1-3, 4.18) at George Steinbrenner Field
6/7/14: CHA Reinaldo Lopez (3-2, 3.67) vs TAM Conner Kendrick (2-2, 2.45) at George 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 and 40 minutes from Charlotte Sports Park.
Tickets for games at George M Steinbrenner Field can be purchased by visiting their website and are $8.30 for reserved seats and $6.30 for general admission. The price includes a sevice fee by Ticketmaster. 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 $75. You can call them at (727) 799-1565 or visit their website for more information.

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