Series Preview: GCL Rays vs GCL Red Sox

Red SoxThe GCL Rays oppose the GCL Red Sox in a crucial four game series which will make or break the Rays run at the division title. Currently the season searies is tied at 6 games each. The Rays are hitting .297 as a team and have a team ERA of 2.72 in the season series.

The Rays and Red Sox are in a battle for first place in the division. The Rays currently lead the division with a two game lead over the Red Sox.

By the Numbers

GCL Rays

 

GCL Red Sox

24-14

Record

22-16

.242

Batting Avg

.237

.335

Slugging Pct

.320

.325

On Base Pct

.334

165

Runs Scored

188

294

Hits

287

67

Doubles

61

14

Triples

9

6

Home Runs

7

33

Stolen Bases

33

2.47

Earned Run Avg

2.64

130

Runs Against

122

287

Strikeouts

221

1.19

Walk/Hit per Inning Pitched

1.18

Players to Watch
IF Michael Chavis (Red Sox 1st Round Draft Pick in 2014 Draft)
P Keith Couch (on AA rehab assignment)
P Jake Cosart (Red Sox 3rd Round Draft Pick in 2014 Draft)
IF Javier Guerra (leads Red Sox in hitting)
P Dedgar Jimenez (leads Red Sox in hitting)
IF Josh Ockimey (Red Sox 5th Round Draft Pick in 2014 Draft)

Schedule
8/4/14: GCL Ray vs GCL Red Sox at Charlotte Sports Park (12:00)
8/5/14: GCL Ray vs GCL Red Sox at JetBlue Stadium (12:00)
8/6/14: GCL Ray vs GCL Red Sox at Charlotte Sports Park (12:00)
8/7/14: GCL Ray vs GCL Red Sox at JetBlue Stadium (12:00)

Travel Guide
The Red Sox play at JetBlue Park. The stadium is located at 11500 Daniels Parkway near Southwest Florida International Airport. It is 50 miles from Charlotte Sports Park or about an hour drive. From Charlotte Sports Park, head east on El Jobean Road until you reach Toledo Blade Blvd. Turn left on Toledo Blade and follow it north until you reach I-75. Head south on I-75 until you reach Exit 131 (Daniels Parkway). Head east on Daniels Parkway until you reach the ballpark.
Admission to Gulf Coast League games is free.

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