Fireflies Take on Greenville Saturday Night at Fluor Field

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Columbia Fireflies (15-13) @ Greenville Drive (14-13)

RHP Tyler Badamo (1-2, 4.74) vs. LHP Logan Boyd (3-1, 3.91)

Saturday, May 7, 2016 — Fluor Field (Greenville, SC) — First Pitch 7:05 p.m. — Game 29

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ABOUT LAST GAME: The Fireflies split a doubleheader with Greensboro on Friday night. After dropping the first game, 5-2, Columbia bounced back and defeated the Grasshoppers 2-1 in the nightcap. Kevin Canelon picked up his second straight win, tossing five shutout innings and striking out 7.

RBI KING: David Thompson continues to drive in runs at a rapid pace. He had RBIs in each game of the doubleheader on Friday. He now has 33 through 28 games and still leads all of baseball.

  1. David Thompson, 33
  2. Robinson Cano, 30 (Seattle Mariners, MLB)
  3. Ryon Healy, 29 (Midland Rockhounds, OAK, AA)

The next closest South Atlantic League hitter behind Thompson is Brendan Rogers’ (Asheville) total of 22 RBIs.

FAMILIAR FOE: The last time the Fireflies visited Fluor Field, they won three of four. Vinny Siena had a marvelous series, going 9-for-16 at the plate with two doubles and four RBIs. Ivan Wilson also impressed the Greenville crowds from April 21-24. The slugger tallied three doubles and smashed a home run.

DIEHL’S DIGS: Jeff Diehl bats fifth in the order on Saturday evening against Greenville. He blasted home runs in consecutive games the last time he was at Fluor Field (April 22-23). He’s tied for the team lead with three.

THE OTHER GUYS: The Drive have seven Red Sox prospects on their team according to MLB.com:

  1. RHP Anderson Espinoza           16. INF Josh Ockimey
  2. OF Luis Alexander Basabe       24. RHP Marc Brakeman
  3. INF Michael Chavis                  25. C Austin Rei
  4. RHP Roniel Raudes
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