Today is Friday the 13th, considered a very unlucky day to most, but not to the BlueClaws. There were no Friday the 13ths during baseball season last year, but after a loss in 2014 to Hickory the BlueClaws are a robust 7-5 all-time on the unlucky day.
It’s safe to say the BlueClaws are not among the 17-21 million people affected by this one-day phobia.
Repeating from a previous post and updating with the most recent Friday the 13th games…
- 2001: April, W 1-0 vs Hickory (11)…Two future big leaguers, Yoel Hernandez, six, and Eude Brito, three, helped pitch the shutout.
- 2003: June, L 7-5 vs Delmarva…Led 5-1 but gave up six runs in the eighth inning.
- 2004: August, W 7-3 and 11-0 vs Greensboro…Michael Buorn went 4-8 over the double-header and Randy Ruiz hit a home run in game two.
- 2005: May, W 10-4 at Delmarva…Jason Jaramillo went 4-4.
- 2007: April, W 9-5 at Hickory…’Claws pound out 14 hits including two from Quintin Berry, Adrian Cardenas, Tuffy Gosewisch, and three from Jay Miller.
- 2008: June, W 4-0 at DEL…six shutout innings from Chance Chapman.
- 2010: August, W 10-0 vs DEL…Trevor May threw seven shutout innings, Leandro Castro drove in three and Stephen Batts hit a home run.
- 2011: May, L 4-3 vs HAG…8,217 fans were here to see the Bryce Harper and Jesse Biddle struck him out in the first inning. However, Hagerstown scored four in the second before holding on for a 4-3 win.
- 2012: April, L 5-1 vs HAG…Ethan Stewart gave up a run over six innings but the Suns scored three runs off the BlueClaws bullpen in a 4-1 win at FirstEnergy Park.
- 2012: July, W 3-2 vs HIC…Brock Stassi had a pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the 8th inning to give the BlueClaws the lead while Zach Cooper earned the save in his BlueClaws debut.
- 2014: June, L 8-6 vs HIC…Carlos Tocci, Andrew Pullin, and Andrew Knapp all had three hits but the BlueClaws dropped 10-inning decision to Hickory.
In 2016, the BlueClaws will play on Friday, May 13th at home against West Virginia.