Series Preview: Palm Beach Cardinals

Palm Beach CardinalsThe Stone Crabs return home to Charlotte Sports Park to kick off a six game homestand with the first three against the Palm Beach Cardinals. The Stone Crabs swept the Cardinals in their last series on the road in Palm Beach. The Stone Crabs are hitting .333 and have a team ERA of 4.33 in the three games against Palm Beach this season.

The series will be a battle for first place as both the Stone Crabs and the Cardinals are deadlocked at the top of the standings with a 9-5 record.

By the Numbers

Stone Crabs

 

Palm Beach

9-5

Record

9-5

.262

Batting Avg

.254

.349

Slugging Pct

.370

.343

On Base Pct

.328

66

Runs Scored

65

118

Hits

120

21

Doubles

27

3

Triples

5

4

Home Runs

6

8

Stolen Bases

12

2.94

Earned Run Avg

2.79

43

Runs Against

49

105

Strikeouts

119

1.20

Walk/Hit per Inning Pitched

1.29

Players to Watch
DH Bruce Caldwell (leads Palm Beach in hitting)
P Rob Kaminsky (Cardinals #5 Prospect by Baseball America, leads Palm Beach in pitching)
P Alex Reyes (Cardinals #2 Prospect by Baseball America, leads league in strikeouts)

Matchups
4/23/15: CHA Jacob Faria (2-0, 1.64) vs PB Trey Nielsen (1-1, 7.27) at Charlotte Sports Park (6:30)
4/24/15: CHA German Marquez (0-0, 7.00) vs PB Corey Littrell (0-2, 6.00) at Charlotte Sports Park (6:30)
4/25/15: CHA Blake Snell (2-0, 0.00) vs PB Arturo Reyes (1-0, 0.82) at Charlotte Sports Park (6:30)

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