Game #3 Preview: Dash vs. Rome

Winston-Salem Dash (0–2) vs. Rome Braves (2–0)

Thursday, May 6–7 p.m.

Truist Stadium (Winston-Salem, N.C.)

GAME 2 RECAP

The Dash plated five in the second inning after home runs from Luis Curbelo and Bryce Bush gave the Dash a 5–2 lead. The Dash were unable to hold the lead late, faltering down the stretch in an 8–7 loss to Rome on Wednesday night. The Dash look to pick up their first win of the season in the third game of a six-game series against the Braves.

STARTING LINEUPS

ROME

  1. Andrew Moritz-LF
  2. Riley Delgado-3B
  3. Michael Harris II-DH
  4. Bryce Ball-1B
  5. Rusber Estrada-C
  6. Beau Philip-SS
  7. Jose Bermudez-CF
  8. Shean Michel-RF
  9. Cody Milligan-2B

Starting Pitcher: Ricky DeVito

DASH

  1. Duke Ellis-CF
  2. Bryce Bush-DH
  3. Alex Destino-RF
  4. Lenyn Sosa-SS
  5. Luis Mieses-LF
  6. Yolbert Sanchez-2B
  7. Evan Skoug-C
  8. Johan Cruz-3B
  9. Lazaro Leal-1B

Starting Pitcher: Johan Dominguez

INSTANT IMPACT

With runners on first and third, Luis Curbelo sent a pitch to the left field lawn for a three-run homer in his first at-bat with the Dash. The third baseman from Carolina, Puerto Rico later lined a double to left-field to plate a run, ending his night 2-for-5 with a homer and four runs driven in. Curbelo currently leads the team in batting average (.400) is tied second in the High-A East league with four RBIs.

WE CAN’T GET THIS GUY OUT

Yolbert Sanchez reached base four times against Rome on Wednesday night, going 3-for-4 with a walk and run scored. The White Sox № 21 prospect according to MLB Pipeline, Sanchez is hitting .333 with two runs scored.

GOOSE EGGS

Dash relievers Caleb Freeman and Hansen Butler had impressive season debuts on Wednesday night, each tossing a shutout inning and combining for three strikeouts.

SCORING SPREE

The bats have been hot for the Dash, scoring 12 runs in their first two games. The Dash are second in the league in home runs (3), third in runs batted in (12) and third in on-base percentage (.402).

SMOOTH CRIMINALS

Duke Ellis and Travis Moniot swiped their first stolen bases of the season for the Dash on Wednesday night. Ellis stole seven bases through 17 games in his senior year at the University of Texas in 2020. Moniot stole three in 19 games with Single-A Kannapolis and Winston-Salem in 2019.

YOU DON’T MESS WITH THE JOHAN

Johan Dominguez makes his Dash debut on Thursday night as the starter for Ryan Newman and the Dash. The 6–4 right-hander from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic held a 6–5 record with a 2.98 ERA in 15 starts with Class-A Kannapolis in 2019.

First pitch is slated for 7:00 and listen live at https://www.milb.com/winston-salem/fans/audio-listen-live

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