After losing 7-1 at Potomac last night, the Frederick Keys need to win two games in two days to advance to the Mills Cup finals vs. Winston-Salem.
Frederick trails the best-of-five series, 2-1, heading into tonight's game four at Potomac where Luis Noel (3-2, 6.18) pitches for the Keys vs. right-hander Marcos Frias (7-5, 5.69).
Frias is 1-1, 7.31 in three starts vs. Frederick on the year.
How some Keys hitters have fared in this series:
Miguel Abreu: 3 for 12
Xavier Avery: 0 for 10
Pedro Florimon: 4 for 12
L.J. Hoes: 4 for 12, 2 rbi
Kyle Hudson: 3 for 12
Billy Rowell: 3 for 12
Tyler Townsend: 0 for 7
Brian Ward: 4 for 7, HR, 6 rbi
Ronnie Welty: 2 for 13
Should Frederick win tonight, game five will be at Potomac on Sunday at 1 p.m.
Winston-Salem, which swept three straight from Kinston, hosts game one of the finals on Monday night vs. Frederick or Potomac.
By the way, on this date in history, September 11, 2007, Frederick won its last Carolina League championship with a 5-1 win over Salem as Chorye Spoone pitched a complete game for the win.
So the Orioles are 22-14 under Buck Showalter. The Orioles have 21 games left.
If they go:
*9-12 or better, they avoid a 100-loss season.
*11-10 or better, they top last year's 64 wins
*7-14 or better, they will finish with a winning record under Showalter of at least 29-28 or better.