Series Preview: GCL Rays vs GCL Orioles

OriolesThe GCL Rays wrap up the week with their weekly two game series with their neighbor to the north the GCL Orioles. The Rays are 9-5 in the season series and have outscored the Orioles 53-32. The Rays are hitting .189 as a team and have a team ERA of 1.73 against the Orioles this season.

The Rays head into the series on a five game skid and have relinquished the lead of the division. They are currently in second place in the division with a 24-18 record. The Orioles are four games behind them in third place.

By the Numbers

GCL Rays

 

GCL Orioles

24-18

Record

20-22

.239

Batting Avg

.212

.329

Slugging Pct

.290

.319

On Base Pct

.281

176

Runs Scored

121

318

Hits

275

75

Doubles

55

14

Triples

10

6

Home Runs

9

36

Stolen Bases

33

2.87

Earned Run Avg

2.89

156

Runs Against

157

318

Strikeouts

329

1.21

Walk/Hit per Inning Pitched

1.15

Players to Watch
P Brian Gonzalez (Orioles #3 Draft Pick in 2014 Draft)
P Jonatan Isenia (leads Orioles in pitching, leads league in WHIP)
IF Ronarsy Ledesma (leads Orioles in hitting)
P Tanner Scott (Orioles #6 Draft Pick in 2014 Draft)

Schedule
8/8/14: GCL Rays vs GCL Orioles at Charlotte Sports Park (12:00)
8/9/14: GCL Rays vs GCL Orioles at Ed Smith Stadium (10:00)

Travel Guide
The GCL Orioles play their games at Ed Smith Stadium located at 2700 12th Street in Sarasota, Florida. The complex is approximately 40 miles from Charlotte Sports Park and will take just under an hour to get there on a normal day. From Charlotte Sports Park head east on El Jobean Road until Toledo Blade Blvd. Turn left on Toledo Blade Blvd towards I-75. Once you reach I-75, head north until Exit 210 (Fruitville Road). After exiting at Fruitville Road, head west on Frutiville Road. Turn right on Tuttle Avenue and head north until you reach 12th Street. The stadium and sports complex will be on your left at the southwest corner of Tuttle Avenue and 12th Street.

Game locations vary for road games against the Orioles. They can be held on the backfields or on the main stadium. Your sign on where the game is being played will be which set of gates are open when you arrive.

Admission to Gulf Coast League games is free.

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