Saturday, July 18, 2009

Cortez can tie team record

Infielder Fernando Cortez can tie the Biscuits' record tonight by getting a hit in his 20th straight game. Cortez is 28-for-81 in his streak. Rico Washington was 29-for-71 when he hit in 20 straight in 2005.

Don't forget the world-record attempt that's coming in the fifth inning tonight when Steve Carrier tries to break 24 bats within a minute.

Gorgeous day with spring-like temperatures in the mid-80s right now, which makes me wonder who made a deal with the devil ... particularly since it's Family Faith Night.

With Rays bigwig Gerry Hunsicker on hand, it's an important start for Montgomery's Jeremy Hellickson tonight. The Rays have to decide whether Hellickson deserves a spot on their 40-man roster this offseason.

If you're curious, here's a PDF of the Biscuits stats package and locals' stats that will be in Sunday's paper.

Lineups ...
Desmond Jennings, cf
Rashad Eldridge, lf
Chris Nowak, 3b
Fernando Cortez, dh
Matt Fields, 1b
Cody Cipriano, 2b
Joe Gaetti, rf
Nevin Ashley, c
Jason Bowers, ss
Jeremy Hellickson, rhp

Brent Johnson, lf
Greg Halman, cf
Marshall Hubbard, 1b
Mike Wilson, rf
Johan Limonta, dh
David Espinosa, 2b
Matt Mangini, 3b -- apparently a late change: Travis Gracia
Guillermo Quiroz, c
Jimmy Mojica, ss
Steve Bray, rhp


Biscuits2004 said...

Why no mention of Rays night????It was great and should have been mentioned in the paper

Stacy Long said...