The BlueClaws will be the next team to take a crack at Dylan Bundy, the 4th overall pick in last year’s MLB amateur draft, who has not allowed a run in 20 innings pitching for Delmarva (2 hits, 32 Ks). The Stat of the Night in the Delmarva game notes is that including his final year of high school, Bundy has struck out 191 hitters in his last 91 innings. He has strikeouts in 18 of his 20 innings.
Here are today’s game notes. First pitch is at 7:05.
Pitching coach Les Lancaster joins the pre-game show tonight at 6:59. We’ll post that here a bit later today.
BlueClaws Against Top Picks…The BlueClaws have played 12 games this year (tonight is the 13th) started by an opponent who was selected within the top two rounds of the 2011 amateur draft…Greenville (Boston): Matt Barnes, 19th pick, twice, 1-1 & Henry Owens, 36th pick, twice, 0-2; Greensboro (Marlins): Adam Conley, 72nd pick, three times, 1-2 & Jose Fernandez, 14th pick, twice, 0-2; Hagerstown (Nationals), Alex Meyer, 22nd pick, once, 1-0; Savannah (Mets): Michael Fulmer, 44th pick, once, 0-1…Total Record: 3-8…The BlueClaws have scored 16 runs in 55.1 innings against this group, including five in .2 innings against Meyer on April 12th and five in three innings against Owens on April 7th.
The Bundys…Tonight the BlueClaws face Delmarva RHP Dylan Bundy…In 2010, they faced his older brother Bobby, an 8th round pick in the 2008 draft…The elder Bundy gave up five ER in 20 innings over three starts against Lakewood…He is the last pitcher to throw a nine-inning complete game against the BlueClaws, when he beat Lakewood on August 16th, 2010 (9 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER).
Welcome Back…1B Kelly Dugan (.245 with 2 HRs and 9 RBIs) was activated off the disabled list today…Dugan had been out since spraining his right ankle on April 20th at Hagerstown…C John Hill was transferred to Clearwater.