Salem’s Rotation & My Ultimate Weekend Ahead
It’s a beautiful day for a double-dip here in the Roanoke Valley, and the Sox and Dash are ready for two on Thursday evening.
A quick update on Salem’s coming rotation for its weekend series against Frederick:
Friday: RHP Mike Augliera
Saturday: LHP Henry Owens
Sunday: RHP Heri Quevedo
Owens will be pitching on extra rest after the Red Sox skipped him on Wednesday, while Quevedo will make his second start of the year (his first in a nine-inning scheduled game). Quevedo enters William Cuevas’ spot in the rotation, with Cuevas getting a bit of extra rest for the first time this season.
On Memorial Day, the Sox will be in Woodbridge, VA to face Potomac, and it’s unclear who will be on the mound on Monday.
Tonight, Salem has Kyle Stroup in game one and Mike McCarthy in game two.
If you’re interested, here’s Salem’s game one lineup:
First pitch comes your way at 5:05 tonight!
Lastly, this blog may be slightly less busy for the next four days. While I’m sad to leave the Salem Sox for the long weekend, I’m very excited to have the opportunity to work for ESPN as the color analyst for the College National Championships of Ultimate Frisbee. I’m off to Madison, Wisconsin on Friday morning for the four day events.
I’ll be handling the color commentary for all four semifinals on Sunday (two mens’, two womens’) and the two finals on Monday, all of which can be watched on ESPN3. On Wednesday night, both championship games will air on ESPNU.
If you’ve never seen ultimate before, check it out! It’s much more complex that you could possibly imagine, with 20 mens’ and womens’ teams from around North America having qualified for Nationals in pursuit of a championship. Just like basketball and football, there are offensive and defensive sets, plays, and strategies. And if you love watching Torii Hunter make diving catches in the gaps in baseball, amazing horizontal layout snags are commonplace on the ultiamte field, one of the many reasons I love the sport.
I played four years of competitive club ultimate in college and can’t wait to share my passion for the game with a national audience!
But first, a doubleheader is on tap at the LG…
Talk to you at 5 PM on ESPN Radio in VA, AM 1240 WGMN Roanoke and online at salemsox.com…