DOWNLOAD / VIEW THE FULL GAME NOTES PACKETKINSTON COLLARD GREENS (TEXAS RANGERS) at CAROLINA MICRO BREWS (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Game 110, Home Game 57 | Five County Stadium (6,500) | Zebulon, NCRADIO: WDWG, 98.5 FM The Big DawgSTREAMING AUDIO:carolinamudcats.com via TuneIn RadioSTREAMING VIDEO: MiLB.tvOverall
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KINSTON COLLARD GREENS (TEXAS RANGERS) at CAROLINA MICRO BREWS (MILWAUKEE BREWERS)
Thursday, August 1, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Game 110, Home Game 57 | Five County Stadium (6,500) | Zebulon, NC
RADIO: WDWG, 98.5 FM The Big Dawg
STREAMING AUDIO:carolinamudcats.com via TuneIn Radio
STREAMING VIDEO: MiLB.tv
Overall Record: CAR: 55-54; DE: 75-34
Streaks: CAR: L8; DE: W3
Last 10 Games: CAR: 2-8, DE: 7-3
Home Record: CAR: 32-24; DE: 34-20
Road Record: CAR: 23-30; DE: 41-14
Division Record: CAR: 20-32; DE: 39-14
Current Series: DE leads 2-0 (of 3)
Season Series: DE leads 13-3 (of 20)
CAR v. OPP: 1-8 @CAR (10), 2-5 @OPP (10)
UPCOMING PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS...
THU, 8/1 vs. DE, 7:00 PM: Down East LHP John King (2-2, 2.03) at Carolina RHP Noah Zavolas (5-5, 3.07)
FRI, 8/2 at WS, 7:00 PM: Carolina RHP Christian Taugner (4-7, 5.04) at Winston-Salem RHP Kade McClure (2-2, 2.56)
SAT, 8/3 at WS, 6:00 PM: Carolina RHP Matt Smith (4-8, 3.29) at Winston-Salem LHP Konnor Pilkington (2-8, 5.98)
TONIGHT: Having lost a season high eight consecutive games, the Mudcats (playing as the Carolina Micro Brews tonight) conclude a three game home stand tonight with the finale of a three game series versus the Down East Wood Ducks... Down East earned a series clinching 4-3 victory yesterday as they took a 2-0 lead in the current series. The Wood Ducks lead the overall season series 13-3 and have additionally won 11 straight game against Carolina dating back to late May when Down East won three of four game versus the Mudcats at Five County Stadium (5/24-5/27). Tonight's game is the third of three in the series, the ninth of 13 second half meetings and the 17th of 20 overall games between the two teams this season.
ICYMI: Nelson Hernandez pitched through a season high seven innings and Mario Feliciano hit his Carolina League leading 16th homer, but the Mudcats came up short again while falling 4-3 to the Wood Ducks on Wednesday afternoon at Five County Stadium. The loss was Carolina's season worst eighth straight; it was also their 11th straight loss in games versus Down East.
TONIGHT'S STARTING PITCHER...
Noah Zavolas: 5-5, 3.07 ERA, 20 GS, 123.0 IP, 20 BB, 90 SO, 1.13 WHIP
Last game, 7/25 at DE: ND, 6.2 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 1 BB, 3 SO, 99 pitches
CL Ranks: 2nd in ERA (3.07), 1st in BB/9 (1.46), 2nd in K/BB (4.50), tied for 1st in WHIP (1.13) & 1st in inning pitched (123.0)
OF LATE: The Mudcats are currently mired in a season high eight game losing streak and have gone 4-16 since 7/10 and since starting the second half 12-8 over the first 20 games following the All-Star break (6/20-7/9)... The Mudcats have combined to hit just .184 with 2.4 runs/game and a run differential of -28 runs since 7/10... The Mudcats have additionally totaled just 12 runs over their last eight games and have been shut out thee times over those same eight games. Carolina has also been shut out four times over the club's last 15 games while falling to 6-8 in shutouts this season. Carolina was 5-3 in shutouts before the All-Star break.
IN JULY: Carolina started July at 6-3 while batting .275 with 5.6 runs/game and a staff ERA of 2.92 between 7/1 & 7/9. They went on to finish July, however, at just 4-16 with a team batting average of .184, 2.4 runs/game and a 3.75 ERA between 7/10 & 7/31.
WHERE THEY RANK: Mario Feliciano is 1st in the CL in home runs (16), 2nd in RBI (70), 3rd in slugging (.456), 9th in hits (99), tied for 2nd in extra-base hits (38) and 2nd in total bases (172)... Payton Henry is tied for 7th in the CL in home runs (10) and tied for 5th in RBI (59)... Matt Hardy is currently tied for 6th in the CL in wins (7) and tied for 8th in games (31)... J.T. Hintzen is tied for 3rd in the CL in games (33)... Cody Beckman is tied for 3rd in the CL in games (33)... Noah Zavolas is currently 2nd in the CL in ERA (3.07), 1st in innings pitched (123.0) and tied for 1st in WHIP (1.13). Zavolas is also 2nd in the CL in FIP (3.20), 2nd in xFIP (3.38), 1st in BB/9 (1.46) and 2nd in K/BB (4.50)... Matt Smith is currently 3rd in the CL in ERA (3.29), 2nd in LOB% (77.4%) and 6th in WHIP (1.28).
ROAD WOES: The Mudcats are just 1-13 over their last 14 road games and just 4-14 away from home since the All-Star break... Carolina started the season 16-11 over their first eight road series, but have gone 7-18 since. Overall Carolina is 23-29 on the road this season.
LET'S NOT GO STREAKING: Carolina's franchise record for consecutive losses is 12 and was first set in 1992, but last occurred in 2015 when the Mudcats lost 12 straight between 5/15/15 and 5/28/15 following the bus accident (overnight from Salem to Myrtle Beach) on 5/12/15... The longest losing streak in Carolina League history is 22 straight and was set by the 1991 Peninsula Pilots.
SINCE THE BREAK: Matt Smith has pitched to a stellar 1.91 ERA over seven starts since the All-Star break and is currently 6th among qualified CL starters in second half ERA... Noah Zavolas is currently 2-2 with a 2.25 ERA over seven second half starts and is currently 8th among qualified CL starters in ERA in the second half.
KINGS OF THE NORTH: The Mudcats are currently 35-22 versus Carolina League Northern Division teams this season. They have also gone 17-8 versus Northern Division teams since 6/11 (at FRE)... The Mudcats are, however, just 4-23 vs. Southern Division teams since 5/24 (vs. DE, 3.5 GB of first before 5/24) and had suffered nine straight losses in games versus Southern Division teams (6/16 vs. WS - 7/3 at MB) before defeating the Pelicans 3-2 on 7/19 in Zebulon. They are also just 20-32 overall versus their own division this season.
BACK STOP SPLITS: Payton Henry and Mario Feliciano have split catching duties this season with Henry starting 55 games behind the plate and Feliciano starting 52 games at catcher... The Carolina pitching staff is 30-25 and has totaled a 3.52 ERA (3.0 BB/9, 8.6 SO/9) in games started by and caught by Henry... Carolina's pitchers are 24-28 with a 4.23 ERA (3.1 BB/9, 7.9 SO/9) in games caught by Feliciano.
ALL THE Ks: Carolina batters have combined to total a Carolina League high 1,099 strikeouts this season (6th most in MiLB). The Mudcats are on pace to set a league and franchise record for strikeouts for the third straight season... Carolina batters combined to total a CL and franchise record 1,311 strikeouts last season; breaking the previous CL and franchise record of 1,245 SO set by Carolina in 2017.
MUDDY'S HISTORY: August 1, 2008: OF Grant Psomas, C Brad Davis and SS Chris De La Cruz hit back-to-back-to-back (2-out) home runs in the fourth inning off P Esmailin Caridad in Tennessee.
THE TOP 30: The Carolina roster currently features five of Milwaukee's Top 30 prospects (as rated by MLBPipeline.com) including No. 1 INF Brice Turang, No. 2 OF Tristen Lutz, No. 8 LHP Aaron Ashby, No. 9 C Mario Feliciano and No. 16 C Payton Henry.
THE MUDCATS HAVE…
... played in Zebulon, NC since 1991 (29th season).
... played in the Carolina League since 2012 (8th season).
... been an affiliate of the Brewers since 2017 (3rd season).
... not made the playoffs since the 2008 season.
... not made the playoffs during their Carolina League era.
... operated under the ownership of the Brewers since Oct. 2017.