Down on the Farm: Playoffs
Daytona stranded 13 runners in a 5-3 loss to Fort Myers in Game 3 of the Florida State League’s best-of-five championship series…the Cubs get another crack at securing the FSL championship tonight at 7:05 ET…if necessary, Game 5 is tomorrow night at Daytona.
Daytona earned the playoff berth by winning the FSL East Division’s second half with a 38-24 record, a .613 winning percentage…the Cubs have won three FSL championships: 1995, 2000 and 2004 (co-champions due to storms wiping out the championship series).
LHP James Russell (L 0-1, 6.75) 5.2 IP, 8 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 0 BB, 3 K
HOMERS – Tony Thomas (1)
? 2B Tony Thomas went 3-for-5 with a home run, two runs scored, two RBI and a stolen base … he is 12-for-25 (.480) with a homer, eight runs scored, seven RBI and a stolen base in the postseason.
? LF Ty Wright reached base three times, going 2-for-4 with a walk…he is hitting .333 (4-for-12) in the series.
? C Steve Clevenger recorded a multi-hit game, going 2-for-5 … he is hitting .370 (10-for-27) in the postseason with a run scored.
? SS Darwin Barney went 2-for-4 with a run scored…he is hitting .375 (9-for-24) with six runs scored and an RBI in the postseason.
? RHP Jordan Latham and LHP Dustin Sasser combined for 3.1 innings of scoreless relief, allowing no hits and two walks while striking out one.
? Through six post-season contests, the Cubs boast a .323 (74-for-229) batting average, more than .100 points higher than the next best teams (Dunedin and Fort Myers, .222).