Fireflies Take on Greenville Saturday Night at Fluor Field
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.
- David Thompson, 33
- Robinson Cano, 30 (Seattle Mariners, MLB)
- 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:
- RHP Anderson Espinoza 16. INF Josh Ockimey
- OF Luis Alexander Basabe 24. RHP Marc Brakeman
- INF Michael Chavis 25. C Austin Rei
- RHP Roniel Raudes