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JACKSONVILLE SUNS GAME NOTES Tennessee Smokies (24-16, 58-51) at Jacksonville Suns (24-16, 58-49)
Jacksonville Suns Double-A Affiliate of the Miami Marlins Proud Member of the Southern League of Professional Baseball
Southern League Champions 1996, 2001, 2005, 2009, 2010 Saturday August 3, 2013 - 7:05 p.m.
Bragan Field at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville Jacksonville, Fla. Tennessee: RHP Dae-Eun Rhee (3-0, 2.13) vs. Jacksonville: LHP Adam Conley (10-4, 3.22)
Game #108 Home Game #56 (32-23)
Last Game: Anthony DeSclafani tossed seven scoreless innings and the Jacksonville Suns (24-16, 58-49) won their eighth straight game, beating the Tennessee Smokies (24-16, 58-51) by a score of 1-0 in their series opener at Bragan Field. DeSclafani struck out seven batters and walked just one over his seven frames of work, surrendering six hits in earning his third career Double-A victory. What can you say about this kid? said Suns manager Andy Barkett. "Hes attacking the strike zone and doing all we ask of him. Hes doing all you can ask of a pitcher, especially in a pennant race. The Suns had their own troubles at the plate against Tennessees right-hander Eduardo Figueroa (0-1), who limited Jacksonville to just one run on four hits in five innings. The Suns scored the games lone run on Michael Mains fifth inning RBI single, but could not manage another hit after Figueroa left the game. But Jacksonvilles bullpen made the one-run lead stand. Pete Andrelczyk set down the Smokies in order in the eighth, and Michael Brady got Brett Jackson to line out to Derek Dietrich with runners on second and third to end the game in the ninth. That was a big out, Barkett said. [Brady] got it when he had to. The Suns have won eight straight games for the first time since 2010 and are tied with the Smokies for the Southern Leagues best record in the second half of the season.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE AND PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS DATE OPP. TIME SMOKIES STARTER SUNS STARTER Sun. Aug. 4 TNS 6:05 p.m. RHP A.J. Morris (3-1, 4.33 ERA) RHP Bryan Evans (3-3, 3.91 ERA) Mon. Aug. 5 TNS 7:05 p.m. RHP Matt Loosen (1-2, 6.92 ERA) LHP Justin Nicolino (1-2, 6.43 ERA) Tues. Aug. 6 TNS 7:05 p.m. RHP Kyle Hendricks (10-3, 1.87 ERA) LHP Andrew Heaney (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
NEWS AND NOTES Nine Would Be Just Fine: The Suns won their eighth straight game with their 1-0 series-opening victory over the Tennessee Smokies. During this stretch, Suns starting pitchers have combined for a 1.43 earned-run average (7 ER in 44.0 IP), walking six while striking out 37 batters. The win marks the first time Jacksonville has won eight consecutive contests since May 6-14, 2010. The last time the Suns won nine games in a row was between July 19-29, 2009. That winning streak began with a 7-5 victory over the Tennessee Smokies at Bragan Field on July 19. The longest winning streak in the Southern League this season is 11 by the Birmingham Barons, which lasted from April 28 to May 10.
No Runs For You!: Tonights Suns starting pitcher Adam Conley enters tonight having not allowed an earned run in his last 22.0 innings pitched, which marks the longest such streak by a Jacksonville starter this year. During that time, Conley has allowed 16 hits, four walks and has fanned 17 in his 22.0 frames. The stretch for Conley is the fifth longest for a Suns pitcher since 2005, with reliever Mark Alexanders 26.1 innings between May 21 through September 9, 2006 the club best in that time span. Since 2005, Omar Poveda (24.0 IP) owns the second longest stretch without allowing an earned run, while Bryan Evans and Jarrett Santos are tied for third-best, having fired 22.2 straight frames without yielding an earned run. Suns starting pitchers (Justin Nicolino, Andrew Heaney, Anthony DeSclafani) havent allowed a run in the last fifteen innings on the mound.
Home Sweet Home: Dating back to July 14, the Suns have won each of their last eight contests at Bragan Field, and own a 15-5 record in Jacksonville in the seasons second half. In 55 home games this year, the club has combined to club 49 longballs at Bragan Field, compared to 38 in 52 road contests. Jacksonville is also averaging 4.3 runs per game at Bragan Field this year, as opposed to a 3.9 clip on the road. In 23 games at home this year, OF Michael Main owns a .323 average (21-65), while C Taylor Krick (.310, 13-42) and INF Chris Gutierrez have also hit above the .300 mark at the Baseball Grounds in 2013.
Canhas Streak Snapped: INF Mark Canha saw his 11-game on-base streak snapped last night with an 0-for-3 outing. Prior to last night, Canha had also recorded a hit in 12 of his previous 15 contests, including a streak of nine straight games between July 20-29. Despite the hitless game Friday, Canha since July 1 has accumulated a .354 average (28-79), adding 17 runs, six doubles, one triple, four homers, 20 RBI and ten walks in 26 games. UPCOMING SCHEDULE AT BRAGAN FIELD: (904-358-2846) or jaxsuns.com TENNESSEE SMOKIES AUGUST 2-6 BUFFETT NIGHT/MINI-BAT GIVEAWAY: (Sat. Aug. 3, 7:05 p.m.) Join us for one of the most popular nights of the year with Buffett Night! Enjoy Cheeseburgers in Paradise, Margarita & Landshark specials plus see the Suns in special Beach Themed Jerseys that will be available for silent auction benefiting Wolfson Childrens Hospital! You can win the jersey off of your favorite players back! Be usre to arrive early as the first 1,500 fans will get a Suns Mini-Bat! Ronald McDonald will also be on hand entertaining the crowd! Plus enjoy Steak Me Out to the Ballgame! Get a tender 8 oz. bacon-wrapped filet mignon, baked potato, salad, non-alcoholic beverage and general admission to the game for only $25! Plus stick around after the game for a Buffett style concert from the George Aspinall Band! Sponsored by Jacksonville Chrysler Jeep Dodge, McDonalds, Landshark, First Coast News 12 & 25 & Lite 96.1! DOG DAZE OF SUMMER: (Sun. Aug. 4, 6:05 p.m.: All dogs get in for just $2.50 and get access to our pet expo with prizes and giveaways! Plus bring the pooches early for our pre-game dog parade on Bragan field at 5:30, courtesy of RadioNOW 97.9! Its also Library Day and one lucky boy and lucky girl will win a bicycle courtesy of the Jacksonville Public Library summer reading program! Also bring your library card to the ticket windows for special admission to the game! Plus stop by your local Jiffy Lube for Free General Admission Tickets! Be sure to stick around after the game for Kids Run the Bases, presented by VyStar Credit Union! BELLY BUSTER MONDAY/ST. JOHNS COUNTY: (Mon. Aug 5, 7:05 p.m.) Join us in celebrating all things St. Johns County, courtesy of Mowrey, Shoemaker & Beardsley, P.L.! Plus its a Belly Buster Monday! Get a HomePlate Box ticket plus all you can eat Hog Dogs, Hamburgers, Popcorn, Ice Cream Treats and Soft Drinks from 6-8 for just $20! Plus stop by your local Jiffy Lube for Free General Admission Tickets! Sponsored by 100.7 The Bull & 94.1 WSOS! FIFTY CENT FAMILY FEAST NIGHT: Tues. Aug. 6, 7:05 p.m.) The homestand comes to an end on Tuesday with Fifty Cent Family Feast Night & Gate Tuesday Night Tickets! Enjoy $.50 hot dogs, peanuts and ice cream treats, sponsored by Oscar Mayer, Hampton Farms, Blue Bell Ice Cream, Folio Weekly and 99.9 Gator Country! Plus stop by your local Jiffy Lube for Free General Admission Tickets! Present a receipt from any local GATE Convenience Store at the Suns Box Office for Buy One-Get-One Tickets!
2013 VS. TENNESSEE 4-2 Home: 1-0 Road: 3-2 DATE: PLACE: W-L/SCORE: WP/REC: LP/REC: SAVE: NOTEWORTHY: 7/18 TNS W/7-6 Morey/4-6 Jokisch/8-8 Brady/14 Yelich 3-4, 2R, 2B, BB. Fisher 2-5, 2RBI. Ciriaco 2-4, 2RBI. 7/19 TNS L/3-2 10 inn. Rosscup/2-0 Caminero/3-2 None Alcantara GW RBI 2B in 10th. Yelich, Marisnick, Baez HR 7/20 TNS L/7-4 Kirk/2-3 Nicolino/0-1 Batista/12 Bour 3R HR in 1st. Alcantara 3-4, 2R, 2B. Baez 2-5, 2RBI 7/21 TNS W/8-1 Coney/9-4 Morris/3-1 None Marisnick 3R HR in 7th. Canha 5-6, 2RBI, 2B. Yelich 2-5. 7/22 TNS W/5-4 Caminero/4-2 Rosscup/2-1 Brady/15 Canha go-ahead 3R HR in 8th. 2-5, 3RBI. 8/2 JAX W/1-0 DeSclafani/1-0 Figueroa/0-1 Brady/18 Main RBI 1B in 5th lone run. DeSclafani 7.0 IP, 0R, 7K.
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TONIGHTS SUNS STARTING PITCHER 4 ADAM CONLEY, LHP 10-4, 3.22 ERA, 20 games and 19 starts 2013: 10-4, 3.22 ERA (38 ER/106.1 IP) in 20 G and 19 GS. 2013 vs. TNS: 1-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/7.0 IP) in 1 G and 1 GS. CAREER: 21-9, 3.33 ERA (87 ER/235.1 IP) in 48 G and 45 GS. CAREER vs. TNS: 1-0, 0.00 ERA (0 ER/7.0 IP) in 1 G and 1 GS. LAST OUTING: Conley became the first Suns pitcher to record 10 wins when he picked up a victory against Chattanooga on Sunday July 28 at Bragan Field. Conley worked six scoreless innings, scattering eight hits, walking none, and striking out six batters. Suns won 3-0. SMOKIES WIN: Conley was dominant in his ninth win of the year at Smokies Park on Sunday July 22. Conley worked seven innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits with three walks and six strikeouts. The Suns won in a rout 8-1. BAYBEARS WIN: Conley turned in a victorious masterpiece in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday July 14 against the Mobile BayBears. Conley turned in a complete game shutout, working seven innings allowing only three hits while walking none and striking out four as the Suns routed Mobile 8-0. SOUTHERN LEAGUE ALL-STAR: In only his first season at the Double-A level, Conley was named a Southern League All-Star in 2013, going 6-2 with a 3.80 ERA in the first half. Conl