Monday, August 20, 2012

Grizzlies-ThunderBolts..Playoff Preview??

Photo courtesy of Paul Baillargeon
Hello all!  After a rough series @ Evansville, the Gateway Grizzlies  get set for the biggest series of the season.  With only 12 games left in the regular season, the Grizzlies are in the final stretch and in the thick of a tight playoff race.  They begin a three-game series with the Frontier League leading Windy
City ThunderBolts Tuesday.

Currently, the Grizzlies and Schaumburg Boomers trail Windy City by one game in the West Division.  The Boomers take on Evansville Tues-Thurs while the Grizzlies and T-Bolts battle in the biggest series of the season for both teams.  With a series win OR a sweep, the Grizzlies would put themselves in a GREAT position heading into the weekend @ home against the struggling Normal CornBelters.

Photo courtesy of Paul Baillargeon
Here's the rotation for this huge series @ Standard Bank Stadium in the suburbs of Chicago:

Tuesday: Chris Enourato (4-4, 4.60) vs. Mike Recchia (11-2, 2.40)
Wednesday: Paul Tremlin (5-3, 4.04) vs. Dustin Williams (10-6, 5.22)
Thursday: Alex Kaminsky 9-4, 3.66) vs. Blayne Weller (5-2, 4.12)

This is what's all about..playing important games in late August that have playoff implications.  This series will be a tough one for the Grizzlies.  Windy City has great starting pitching and Gateway will face three good ones in Recchia, Williams and Weller.  I'm interested to see how the Grizzlies respond after getting swept on three walk-offs @ Evansville over the weekend.  That was the second time it had happened this season (June 20th-22nd @ River City).  Can't wait for the series!

Listen live all week on the Grizzlies Radio Network (590 AM KFNS, 1400 AM KJFF,, and the FREE KFNS App on your phone).  Budweiser Pregame Show will begin at 6:50 CT all three nights.  Talk to you tomorrow..Go Grizzlies! 

    -Voice of the Grizzlies, Adam Young

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