Fireflies Game Notes: May 16 vs. Rome (Game 37)


Columbia Fireflies (19-17) vs. Rome Braves (13-23)

RHP Chase Ingram (3-2, 3.72) vs. RHP Touki Toussaint (1-3, 6.75)

Monday, May 16, 2016 — Spirit Communications Park — First Pitch 7:05 p.m. — Game 37

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ABOUT LAST GAME: The Fireflies walked off against the Asheville Tourists in the bottom of the tenth on Sunday afternoon. J.C. Rodriguez’s triple drove home Vinny Siena and Columbia won, 5-4. The home team erased two deficits in the eighth and ninth innings to force extras and win it.

FRANCHISE FIRST: It was the first walk-off win in franchise history. Sunday was also the first extra inning game the Fireflies have played in.

TIME AFTER TIME: Columbia’s Sunday afternoon game with Asheville lasted 3 hours and 25 minutes. That’s a breeze compared to the length of Rome’s game yesterday. The Braves defeated the Hickory Crawdads in a 19-inning, 5 hour and 17 minute game. That is the longest game in terms of innings in all of Minor League Baseball this season (longest in SAL in time). 

CAN’T STOP HIM: Columbia infielder J.C. Rodriguez has reached base safely in 17 straight games - that streak stretches back to April 24. The switch-hitter is also hitting .458 over his last six games.  

RBI LEADERS: Here are the RBI leaders in all of professional baseball.
            1. Dean Green, 39 - Erie SeaWolves (AA, DET)
            2. Bobby Bradley, 38 - Lynchburg Hillcats (A, CLE)
            3. David Thompson, 36 - COLUMBIA (A, NYM)
            4. Robinson Cano, 34 - Seattle Mariners (MLB)
            5. Anthony Rizzo, 34 - Chicago Cubs (MLB)

THE OTHER GUYS: Rome has seven Braves prospects on its roster according to MLB.com: (6) RHP Touki Toussaint … (7) INF Austin Riley … (10) LHP Max Fried … (13) RHP Mike Soroka … (19) LHP Ricardo Sanchez … (20) C Lucas Herbert … (23) OF Ronald Acuna-DL


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