SERIES PREVIEW: Jackson at Montgomery

Jackson at Montgomery 5/23-5/27 @ Riverwalk Stadium – Montgomery, AL

Pitching Matchups:

May 23    7:05   LHP Anthony Fernandez (1-0, 8.84) vs. RHP Matt Buschmann (5-2, 2.96)
May 24    7:05   LHP Roenis Elias (2-3, 2.90) vs. RHP Jake Thompson (2-5, 7.09)
May 25    6:35   RHP Chance Ruffin (1-2, 2.87) vs. RHP Merrill Kelly (3-4, 3.81)
May 26    6:05   RHP Taijuan Walker (3-4, 2.77) vs. LHP Enny Romero (2-1, 4.58)
May 27    2:05   RHP Brett Shankin (3-1, 3.89) vs. RHP Victor Mateo (2-5, 6.90)

Scouting the Biscuits:

  • 9-11 record @home
  • Lost 4 of 5 last series @ Huntsville
  • RF Mikie Mahtook: 2nd in SL in RBIs w/ 34  (.227 average)
  • Thursday’s starter Matt Buschmann has some impressive numbers. 3rd in SL in Ks (51) and from 4/26 to 5/13 went a combined 27 innings, only 16 hits, 4 runs and 29 Ks. Definitely considered a strikeout pitcher.
  • Kevin Kiermaier doesn’t have the best average but the kid is a spark plug. Hits .292 when he leads off, 5th in SL in hits (47), 2nd in SL in runs scored (32) and triples (5). Only 1 error in 98 chances (.990)
  • The team is second to last in hitting (.233) and last in pitching (4.71). They don’t strike out a ton compared to other teams, 283 times, least in the SL.  On the opposite end of spectrum, they give up a lot of long balls. 41 HRs, the most in SL.
  • Juan Sandoval, their closer, is 9 of 10 in save opportunities. Lefties hit really well against him in limited innings. (5IP, 7.20 ERA).
  • Sandoval: Batters hitting .368 with runners in scoring position against him
  • Enny Romero, Biscuit’s Sunday starter, has pitched 12.2 scoreless innings over the last two starts, allowing only 6 hits, but 7 walks. He does have a 6.06 ERA at home though, not very impressive.
  • Famous alumni: Carl Crawford, Jorge Cantu, Johnny Gomes
  • 4/22: C.J. Riefenhauser was named SL pitcher of the week.
  • Catcher Keith Castillo was just called up from SS-A Hudson Valley on 5/18
    – Scouting report by Grant Braden –

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