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Apr 20

Keys vs. Salem Red Sox – Pregame Things to Know

Welcome back to Nymeo Field at Harry Grove Stadium in Frederick! The Frederick Keys are back home after a trip to North and South Carolina.

After a rough start of the season where they lost 4 of their first 7, they’ve won two straight and are now 6-7 on the season. They in for a tough outing tonight against Salem, who comes in with a 9-5 record.

Starting Lineup For the Keys

  1. Steve Wilkerson – RF
  2. Austin Hays – CF
  3. Ryan Mountcastle – SS
  4. Randolph Gassaway – LF
  5. Jomar Reyes – 3B
  6. Yermin Mercedes – C
  7. Alex Murphy – 1B
  8. Stuart Levy – DH
  9. Drew Turbin – 2B

Watch Out for These Guys

Mountcastle and Gassaway have been on fire to start the season. Both of these guys could possibly go deep tonight, as the weather is getting warmer and, even though the wind isn’t blowing hard.

Looking to Break Out

Pitcher Christian Alvarado is looking to improve on his numbers to start the year. Coming into tonight’s game, he’s 1-1 with a 9.00 ERA. He’ll need to keep the ball down against the Salem lineup, or else it’s going to be a short night for him.

Pregame Prediction

The Keys have the talent to run up the score quick, fast, and in a hurry. Everything just hasn’t clicked yet. It will come with time, but for tonight, it will tough against Salem’s pitcher Dedgar Jimenez, who’s 2-0 on the year with a 3.00 ERA. He’s gone at least 5 innings in both of his starts this year. Unless the Keys can get off to a strong start, this is going to be a tough game.

 

Red Sox 5, Keys 2

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