Keys on the Right Track
The Frederick Keys, despite losing a four game series at home to the Lynchburg Hillcats, went on to sweep the Winston-Salem Dash and win their first series of the season, which happened to be on the road. With the first game of the series against the Dash being rained out, the Keys would be forced to play a doubleheader the following day.
The keys only gave up three runs in the first game and allowed no runs in the second game of the day, propelling them into a brief, but necessary, four game winning streak.
The winning streak would eventually be broken up by the Carolina Mud Cats in the second game of the series, losing 6-1.The Keys also will participate in their second doubleheader of the season tonight against the Mud Cats, giving them the opportunity to hopefully win or tie the four game series.
Even though the Keys have not had a winning record since the first game of the season, they have showed vast improvement and show potential to continue winning this season. If the Keys hope to achieve success they must continue to win on the road and at home, the latter happens to be something very uncommon for them.
The Keys have the third best road record in the Carolina League, 6-2, only behind Myrtle Beach and Salem, who each have at least seven wins. This is a huge jump from last years 32-38 road record. However, the 1-6 home record weighs down the Keys.
The starting pitcher for the first game tonight against the Mud Cats will be Matt Taylor. Taylor has only given up three runs in 16 innings and boasts a 1.13 ERA. Taylor will be looking for his second win of the season tonight and will likely achieve this if the Keys continue their batting success.
Glynn Davis has continuously provided for the Keys this season, hitting .414 which leads the league, despite breaking an 11 game hit streak. Davis also leads the team and league in hits (24), constantly providing for the Keys as they continue into the season.
The line up for the Key’s first game is provided below.
Here is the lineup cars for game one of the DH pic.twitter.com/N7VM94uKuz
— Frederick Keys (@FrederickKeys) April 21, 2014