Series Preview: Daytona Tortugas

DaytonaTortugasThe Stone Crabs will face the inaugural Daytona Tortugas in a four game home and home series starting Monday night at Charlotte Sports Park. The Tortugas are the affiliates of the Cincinnati Reds and mark the return of a Reds affiliate to the Florida State League since they relocated their Advanced-A operation at the end of the 2009 season.

The Stone Crabs come into the second series of the season 2-2 on the year and are in second place in the FSL South Division. Meanwhile the Tortugas lead the FSL North Division with a 2-1 record.

By the Numbers

Stone Crabs

 

Daytona

2-2

Record

2-1

.210

Batting Avg

.191

.250

Slugging Pct

.309

.274

On Base Pct

.294

9

Runs Scored

8

26

Hits

18

5

Doubles

0

0

Triples

1

0

Home Runs

3

1

Stolen Bases

6

1.73

Earned Run Avg

3.12

7

Runs Against

9

36

Strikeouts

21

1.02

Walk/Hit per Inning Pitched

1.12

Players to Watch
P Amir Agarrett (Reds #7 Prospect by Baseball America, on Reds 40-man roster)
OF Philip Ervin (leads Daytona in hitting)
P Nick Howard (Reds #5 Prospect by Baseball America, leads Daytona in pitching)
IF Robert Ramirez (leads league in slugging)
P Nick Travieso (Reds #8 Prospect by Baseball America, leads league in WHIP)

Matchups
4/13/15: CHA German Marquez (0-0, 0.00) vs DAY Jackson Stephens (0-0, 0.00) at Charlotte Sports Park (6:30)
4/14/15: CHA Drew Smyly (0-0, 0.00) vs DAY Nick Travieso (1-0, 1.35) at Charlotte Sports Park (10:00)
4/15/15: CHA Ryne Stanek (0-1, 3.60) vs DAY Sal Romano (0-1, 13.50) at Jackie Robinson Ballpark (7:05)
4/161/15 CHA Alex Colome (0-0, 0.00) vs DAY Amir Garrett (0-0, 0.00) at Jackie Robinson Ballpark (7:05)

Travel Guide
The Daytona Tortugas play their home games at Jackie Robinson Ballpark which is located at 105 East Orange Avenue in Daytona Beach, Florida. The stadium is 220 miles or just under 4 hours from Charlotte Sports Park.

Tickets for games at Jackie Robinson Ballpark can be purchased by visiting www. daytonatortugas.com and are $12.50 for a VIP ticket (with in-seat waiter service), $8 general admission, $6 senior/child/military. Parking is $2.

The official FSL hotel and hotel for the Stone Crabs is the Acapulco Hotel and Resort located at 2505 South Atlantic Avenue in Daytona Beach Shores. Room rates start at $79 a night. Call them at (386) 245-3580 or visit their website for more information.

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