Tortugas-Fire Frogs matchup postponed on Friday

Doubleheader scheduled for Saturday evening at 4 p.m. ET

By Justin Rocke / Daytona Tortugas | April 19, 2019 6:05 PM

KISSIMMEE, Fla. -- The Daytona Tortugas' scheduled game Friday evening against the Florida Fire Frogs at Osceola County Stadium has been postponed due to inclement weather.

As a result, there will be a doubleheader on Saturday, April 19, with the first pitch of game one scheduled for 4:00 p.m. ET. Both games will be seven-inning affairs with a roughly 30-minute break in between games. 

Friday's scheduled starting pitchers - LHP Reiver Sanmartin  (0-1, 3.63 ERA) for Daytona and RHP Troy Bacon  (0-1, 3.38 ERA) for Florida - are expected to go in game one. RHP Ryan Lillie  (0-0, 3.24 ERA) is projected to get the ball for the Tortugas in the second contest. The Fire Frogs are slated to counter with RHP Tristan Beck  (0-1, 7.82 ERA).

The Tortugas Pre-Game Show will kick off the broadcast at 3:45 p.m. ET, leading up to the 4:00 p.m. ET start at Osceola County Stadium. Both of Saturday evening's games can be heard on daytonatortugas.com or via the TuneIn Radio and MiLB First Pitch apps.

Following Sunday's league-wide off day, the Tortugas will return to The Jack to take on the Dunedin Blue Jays, High-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, on Monday, April 22. It will be the team's first Belly Buster Monday of the year presented by Marco's Pizza. For just a $13 ticket, fans will be treated to an all-you-can-eat buffet of their favorite ballpark foods such as hot dogs, hamburgers, pizza, and popcorn.

Season ticket and multi-game plans are still currently available and can be purchased online at www.daytonatortugas.com, or by calling the Tortugas' Ticket Office at (386) 257-3172.

 

ABOUT THE DAYTONA TORTUGAS

The Daytona Tortugas are the High-A Affiliate of the Cincinnati Reds and a member of the Florida State League. The Tortugas play at Jackie Robinson Ballpark in downtown Daytona Beach, Fla. Jackie Robinson Ballpark also plays host to Bethune-Cookman University, the Beijing Shougang Eagles of National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and many large community events and initiatives throughout the season.

This story was not subject to the approval of the National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues or its clubs.

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