In Game 2 of the Carolina League playoffs tonight in Frederick, lefty Rick Zagone will take the mound trying to pitch the Keys to a 2-0 edge in the best-of-five series with Potomac.
Zagone, the Orioles’ sixth-round pick in 2008, spent a lot of this season with Double-A Bowie, going 4-6 with a 4.84 ERA over 19 games and 16 starts. He went 4-2 with a 2.97 ERA in seven starts for Single-A Frederick.
The Nationals’ starter tonight is lefty Sammy Solis, Washington’s second-round pick in 2010. He is 6-2 with a 2.72 ERA.
Frederick won 5-1 last night as Miguel Abreu homered and drove in four runs in a game shortened to six innings by rain.
The Keys are in the playoffs for the fifth time in seven years and 10th time in their 23-year history.
Myrtle Beach beat Kinston 4-1 in the other Carolina League series last night.