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Games 83 & 84: Tides at Jumbo Shrimp

Sunday, August 8, 2021 — Game 1 will start at 4:05 p.m. ET, Game 2 will start approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of Game 1

Norfolk Tides (32–48) at Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (46–36)

121 Financial Ballpark — Jacksonville, Fla.

LAST TIME OUT:

The Jumbo Shrimp lost 4–2 to the Norfolk Tides last night. Jacksonville only mustered two hits through the whole ballgame. The Jumbo Shrimp scored their two runs on a Justin Twine sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second and Payton Henry running home on a wild pitch in the bottom of the fifth inning. J.C. Escarra brought home the winning run for the Tides in the top of the fourth with an RBI single that scored Zach Jarrett.

The bright spot for the Jumbo Shrimp was Edward Cabrera tossing six innings and getting 11 strikeouts. He was one strikeout off his season-high and two punchouts from his career-high.

Justin Twine hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second inning to tie Saturday’s game. (Joey Mims/Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp)

GAME INFO:

The Jumbo Shrimp enter tonight’s game up three games to two on the Norfolk Tides and have two chances to clinch a series victory tonight. The Jumbo Shrimp are 6–7 in potential series-clinching games.

MEET THE TIDES:

Norfolk is the Triple-A affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. The Tides enter with a 32–48 record and are sixth in the Southeast Division.

Norfolk is managed by Gary Kendall, who returns for his second season with the Tides. Before joining the Tides in 2019, Kendall was the manager for the Bowie Baysox for eight seasons, setting the franchise managerial record for career wins at 570. Kendall led the Baysox to three postseason appearances, including the franchise’s lone Eastern League Championship in 2015.

Norfolk, like Jacksonville, is a very big Navy town, which is why the regular season series between these two teams has been dubbed “The Navy Town Showdown.” The winner of the series will receive a ship’s bell as a trophy. Jacksonville leads the series 14–7.

J.C. Escarra hit an RBI single in the top of the fourth to bring home the winning run. Escarra was drafted by the Orioles in 2017. He made his Triple-A debut this year on June 23. He has played 31 games with the Tides and his slashing .221/.319/.368 with 13 RBIs.

PITCHING MATCHUP:

Game 1

RHP Konner Wade (3–1, 2.72 ERA)

Konner Wade will make his sixth start for the Norfolk Tides in game one of today’s doubleheader. Wade was drafted out of the University of Arizona by the Colorado Rockies in 2013. He spent five years in the Rockies’ organization before going to independent ball. He then pitched one year in the Red Sox farm system and was signed by Baltimore as a free agent in February of this year. Wade has spent most of his time in the Tides’ bullpen, but also has started five games. He has pitched in three games against Jacksonville this season, all of them being relief appearances. His last start was August 1 against the Durham Bulls where tossed five innings and allowed two runs on five hits. He has three pitches in his arsenal: a sinker, changeup, and a cutter.

RHP Nick Neidert (4–1, 2.25 ERA)

Nick Neidert will make his seventh start for the Jumbo Shrimp tonight. Neidert’s last start for the Jumbo Shrimp came on July 27 at the Charlotte Knights. He tossed 5.2 innings and allowed four runs on five hits, earning his fourth win of the season. Neidert was recalled to Miami on August 3, and started that night for the Marlins against the Mets. He pitched 5.2 innings and struck out five batters in his first MLB win. The righty has four pitches in his repertoire: a fastball, slider, changeup, and curveball.

LINEUP

  1. Bryson Brigman, SS
  2. Monte Harrison, CF
  3. Lewin Díaz, 1B
  4. Nick Fortes, DH
  5. Brian Miller, LF
  6. Payton Henry, C
  7. Zack Zehner, RF
  8. Justin Twine, 3B
  9. Devin Hairston, 2B

NEWS FROM THE TROUPE:

  • Deven Marrero rejoined the team yesterday. Marrero has played 43 games for the Jumbo Shrimp, slashing .252/.327/.397.

TRIPLE-A SOUTHEAST DIVISION STANDINGS

FISH FAMILY

Here is a look at the other Marlins’ Affiliates:

Low-A: Tampa Tarpons (56–26) at Jupiter Hammerheads (41–40) was cancelled due to rain

High-A: Wisconsin Timber Rattlers (38–44) at Beloit Snappers (39–44) @ 3:05 p.m. ET

Double-A: Pensacola Blue Wahoos (42–41) at Biloxi Shuckers (31–52) @ 6:05 p.m. ET

MLB: Miami Marlins (47–64) at Colorado Rockies (50–61) @ 3:10 p.m. ET

BROADCAST INFORMATION:

Sunday’s games will be broadcast on the following platforms:

Radio: ESPN 690 AM

Online Stream: MiLB.TV

Phone/Tablet: ESPN690.com, JaxShrimp.com, MiLB First Pitch App

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