Series Preview: Stone Crabs vs Fort Myers Miracle

Fort Myers MiracleEvery game counts as we head into the final three series of the regular season against teams that stand between the Stone Crabs and playoffs. The Stone Crabs continue their push for the post season with a big series against the first half champion Fort Myers Miracle. The Stone Crabs are just 3-12 on the year against the Miracle. As a team, the Stone Crabs are hitting .268 against Fort Myers and have a team ERA of 6.09.

The Stone Crabs head into the series with a 29-27 record and are in fourth place in the division. They are currently sitting 5 ½ games back from first place. The Miracle come to Port Charlotte on a five game winning streak as they sit in second place in the division.

By the Numbers

Stone Crabs

 

Fort Myers

29-27

Record

36-24

.263

Batting Avg

.261

.384

Slugging Pct

.384

.332

On Base Pct

.388

537

Runs Scored

665

1100

Hits

1119

208

Doubles

225

54

Triples

30

62

Home Runs

91

116

Stolen Bases

122

3.90

Earned Run Avg

3.32

564

Runs Against

508

770

Strikeouts

880

1.38

Walk/Hit per Inning Pitched

1.31

Players to Watch
IF Niko Goodrum (leads league in stolen bases)
P David Hurlburt (2014 FSL All-Star)
OF Max Kepler (Twins 40-man roster)
P Brett Lee (2014 FSL All-Star)
IF Aderlin Mejia (leads Fort Myers in hitting)
P Matt Tomshaw (leads Fort Myers in pitching)
OF Adam Brett Walker (leads league in home runs and RBI’s, 2014 FSL All-Star)

Matchups
8/22/14: CHA Blake Snell (5-5, 3.92) vs FTM Matt Tomshaw (10-5, 3.47) at Charlotte Sports Park
8/23/14: CHA Jaime Schultz (1-0, 2.92) vs FTM TBA at Charlotte Sports Park
8/24/14: CHA Jared Mortensen (1-1, 3.74) vs FTM TBA at Charlotte Sports Park

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