Series Preview: Palm Beach Cardinals

Palm Beach CardinalsThe Stone Crabs continue their road trip with a three game series against the Palm Beach Cardinals at Roger Dean Stadium. The Stone Crabs have swept both meetings against the Cardinals this year. As a team, the Stone Crabs are hitting .297 and have a team ERA of 2.17 in the head-to-head series this year.

The Stone Crabs enter the series having lost their last two games. They are now 32-16 on the season but still hold an eight game lead in the division. Palm Beach sits just nine games back in a three way tie for third place in the division.

By the Numbers

Stone Crabs

 

Palm Beach

32-16

Record

23-25

.259

Batting Avg

.237

.350

Slugging Pct

.311

.333

On Base Pct

.310

197

Runs Scored

153

402

Hits

377

73

Doubles

62

10

Triples

7

16

Home Runs

14

47

Stolen Bases

42

2.16

Earned Run Avg

2.72

128

Runs Against

158

318

Strikeouts

362

1.17

Walk/Hit per Inning Pitched

1.21

Players to Watch
P Rob Kaminsky (Cardinals #5 Prospect by Baseball America)
OF CJ McElroy (leads league in doubles)
P Jimmy Reed (leads Palm Beach in Pitching, FSL Pitcher of the Week, leads league in WHIP)
P Alex Reyes (Cardinals #2 Prospect by Baseball America, leads league in strikeouts)
IF Luke Voit (leads Palm Beach in Hitting)

Matchups
5/30/15: CHA Buddy Borden (5-1, 1.88) vs PB Alex Reyes (1-4, 2.20) at Roger Dean Stadium (5:35)
5/31/15: CHA Chris Kirsch (3-2, 2.82) vs PB Rob Kaminsky (3-3, 3.14) at Roger Dean Stadium (1:05)
6/1/15: CHA Jacob Faria (8-1, 1.35) vs PB Trey Nielsen (4-3, 2.53) at Roger Dean Stadium (6:35)

Travel Guide
The Palm Beach Cardinals play their home games at Roger Dean Stadium which is located at 4751 Main Street in Jupiter, Florida. The stadium is 154 miles or 3 hours and nine minutes from Charlotte Sports Park.

Tickets for games at Roger Dean Stadium can be purchased by visiting www.palmbeachcardinals.com and are $9 for an adult ticket or $7 for children seniors. The Cardinals use Ticketmaster for their single game tickets which charges an extra $1.00 service fee. Parking at Roger Dean Stadium is $3.

The official FSL hotel and hotel for the Stone Crabs is the Comfort Inn and Suites located at 6752 West Indiantown Road in Jupiter. Rooms start at about $89 a night. You can call them at (561) 745-7997 or visit their website for more information. more information.

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