Ethan Stewart tries to snap Lakewood’s two-game win streak and run his personal win streak to four this afternoon in Hagerstown.
About Stewart: LHP Ethan Stewart (3-6, 3.76) makes his 15th appearance (14th start) for Lakewood on Sunday afternoon…After going 0-6 over his first 10 starts, Stewart has won his last three, allowing five ER in 18 IP in wins over Lexington, Delmarva, and Hickory…He gave up one run in six innings on Sunday against Hickory in his last start…He is one of two BlueClaws pitchers (Kleven) from Canada and was ranked 16th in the GCL last year by Baseball America.
Opposing Starter, RHP Alex Meyer…RHP Alex Meyer, 22, makes his 15th start of the year and second against Lakewood…He gave up six runs in 2/3 of an inning against the BlueClaws on April 12th, Lakewood’s home opener…Meyer has allowed just six ER over his last six starts, covering 32 innings pitched (4-0, having allowed 19 hits, 33 strikeouts)…Last time, out, he gave up two ER in five innings at West Virginia on Sunday…He was selected to the Futures Game earlier this week and was a SAL All-Star…Meyer was a first round pick last year (22nd overall) out of the University of Kentucky…He was taken in the 20th round out of high school by the Red Sox.
26 and 9…Chris Duffy has reached base by either hit or walk in all 26 games he has played with the BlueClaws this year and has a nine-game hitting streak…He is 33-87 with 12 walks and has walked in the four games that he has not hit safely…The on-base streak spans two stints with Lakewood – seven games from Opening Day through April 17th and 19 games since returning to the BlueClaws on May 29th…He hit his first home run with Lakewood (he hit two with Clearwater) on June 11th.
About the Hitting Streak… Duffy is 16-33 over the current nine-game hitting streak…Duffy’s nine-game hitting streak includes one game in which he delivered a pinch-hit single in his lone at bat…The hitting streak includes four two-hit games and two three-hit games (six multi-hit games of nine).