FRI 29 SOMERSET (L 4-3)
SAT 30 SOMERSET (W 3-1)
SUN 1 SOMERSET (W 5-4)
WED 4 at Lancaster (W 2-1)
THU 5 at Lancaster (L 3-1)
FRI 6 ROAD WARRIORS (W 14-4)
SAT 7 ROAD WARRIORS (W 5-4)
SUN 8 ROAD WARRIORS (W 3-0)
2011 BLUE CRABS
TUE 10 at Long Island (L 4-3)
WED 11 at Long Island (L 3-1)
THU 12 at Long Island (L 4-3)
FRI 13 at York (W 8-5) vs. Road Warriors
SAT 14 at York (W 6-1)
SUN 15 at York (W 13-9) PITCHING MATCHUPS
TUE 17 LONG ISLAND (W 4-0) Tuesday (7:05) SOMD Virgil Vasquez (RHP, 2-0, 0.00 ERA) vs. RW Luke Massetti (RHP, 1-1, 3.37 ERA)
WED 18 LONG ISLAND (W 4-2, 5 Wednesday (7:05) SOMD Nick Green (RHP, 2-1, 7.24 ERA) vs. RW Kelvin Villa (LHP, 0-1, 4.09 ERA
innings) Thursday (7:05) SOMD Keith Ramsey (LHP, 1-0, 1.80 ERA) vs. RW Miguel Martinez (LHP, 3-1, 0.69 ERA)
THU 19 LONG ISLAND (W 7-4) Last Time Out
FRI 20 at Somerset (L 7-5) After two difficult losses to start the season, the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs salvaged on game of their three-game
SAT 21 at Somerset (L 7-2) series with the Somerset Patriots, with a 7-5 10-inning win on Sunday at TD Bank Ballpark. It was the first extra-inning game of
SUN 22 at Somerset (W 7-5, 10 the season for the Blue Crabs.
Southern Maryland started the scoring in the first inning on a two-run single from third-baseman Travis Garcia to make it 2-0. But
TUE 24 ROAD WARRIORS 7:05 p.m.
the Patriots would score the game’s next five runs to take a 5-2 lead.
WED 25 ROADWARRIORS 7:05 p.m.
THU 26 ROAD WARRIORS 7:05 p.m. Somerset got an RBI groundout from designated hitter Josh Pressley in the first before plating four runs in the second. A sac fly by
FRI 27 CAMDEN 7:05 p.m. leftfielder Wayne Lydon and an RBI single by shortstop Fernando Cortez gave the Patriots the lead. First baseman Justin Huber
SAT 28 CAMDEN 6:35 p.m. would cap the scoring with a resounding two-run double to give the Patriots a three-run edge.
SUN 29 CAMDEN 2:05 p.m.
TUE 31 YORK 7:05 p.m. The Blue Crabs would score single runs in innings 3-5 to tie the game. First baseman Ryan Mulhern started the comeback with an
June RBI single, before a sac fly by shortstop Yunesky Sanchez in the fourth pulled the Southern Maryland to within one. In the
WED 1 YORK 7:05 p.m. following inning, Mulhern continued his hot hitting with a solo homerun (6) to tie the game and give him a team-high 21 RBI.
THU 2 YORK 7:05 p.m.
FRI 3 at Lancaster 7:00 p.m. From there each team’s bullpen would lock into a pitcher’s duel that led into the 10th inning. After Garcia led off the inning with an
SAT 4 at Lancaster 6:30 p.m. infield single, catcher Christian Lopez (3) stepped up and lined a two-run homer over the leftfield wall to give Southern Maryland a
SUN 5 at Lancaster 1:30 p.m. 7-5 lead.
MON 6 at Lancaster 6:30 p.m.
Closer Jim Ed Warden continued his good work by pitching a 1-2-3 10th inning to pick up his eighth save of the season in as many
TUE 7 BRIDGEPORT 7:05 p.m. opportunities.
WED 8 BRIDGEPORT 10:35 a.m.
THU 9 BRIDGEPORT 10:35 a.m. Again, Southern Maryland pitching was stout. After starter Jason Waddell allowed five earned runs in the first two innings, he and
FRI 10 YORK 7:05 p.m. relievers Eddie Rodriguez, Charlie Manning, Steve Palazzolo, and Warden combined to retire 24 of the final 27 hitters that the
SAT 11 YORK 6:35 p.m. Patriots brought to the plate, while yielding only one hit in the process and allowing no runners to reach past second base. The
SUN 12 YORK 2:05 p.m. streak began with the final out of the second and lasted through the end of the ballgame.
TUE 14 at Camden 7:05 p.m.
WED 15 at Camden 7:05 p.m. Palazzolo got the win (2-1) after pitching 1.2 scoreless innings. Releiver Luke Sommer (0-1) took the loss for Somerset, allowing
THU 16 at Camden 7:05 p.m. two runs in two innings.
FRI 17 at Somerset 7:05 p.m.
Mulhern led the way offensively for the Blue Crabs by going 2-5 with a homer and two RBI, while Garcia went 3-5 with three
SAT 18 at Somerset 7:05 p.m.
singles, two RBI and two runs scored.
SUN 19 at Somerset 1:35 p.m.
TUE 21 LANCASTER 7:05 p.m. Somerset’s Cortez went 2-5 with an RBI and run and was the only Patriot to have more than one hit.
WED 22 LANCASTER 7:05 p.m.
THU 23 LANCASTER 7:05 p.m. Tonight’s Starter
FRI 24 LONG ISLAND 7:05 p.m. Virgil Vasquez: This will be Vasquez’s fourth appearance and second start with Southern Maryland. He comes into play with a 2-
SAT 25 LONG ISLAND 6:35 p.m. 0 record and a 0.00 ERA. He last pitched on May 18 and got the win, going two shutout innings and allowing no hits in a 4-2
SUN 26 LONG ISLAND 5:05 p.m. victory over the Lon Island Ducks in a game that was shortened to five innings due to rain. Vasquez did not walk anybody and he
TUE 28 at Bridgeport 7:05 p.m. struck out four of the six me he faced.
WED 29 at Bridgeport 7:05 p.m.
THU 30 at Bridgeport 7:05 p.m. Vasquez’s lone start came back on May 8th against the Road Warriors. He went seven shutout innings and allowed four hits, one
July walk, and struck out four in a 3-0 victory.
FRI 1 ROAD WARRIORS 7:05 p.m.
SAT 2 ROAD WARRIORS 6:35 p.m. This is Virgil’s first season with the Blue Crabs after spending spring training with the Anaheim Angels. He made his major-league
SUN 3 ROAD WARRIORS 2:05 p.m. debut in 2007 with the Detroit Tigers. Has a career major-league record of 2-6 in 19 appearances. Played last season in the Rays
MON 4 BRIDGEPORT 6:35 p.m. system at triple-A Durham. Went 6-2 with a 4.88 ERA in 12 starts. Was originally drafted by the Tigers in the 7th. round of the
2003 MLB Draft. His minor-league stats consist of a 68-54 record with a 4.24 ERA in 172 starts. Went 14-6 with a 3.64 ERA in
TUE 5 BRIDGEPORT 7:05 p.m.
2004 with Western Michigan (low-A Detroit). Went 12-5 with a 3.48 ERA for triple-A Toledo (Detroit) in 2007. Pitched
WED 6 BRIDGEPORT 11:05 a.m.
collegiately at UC-Santa Barbara.
FRI 8 at Camden 7:05 p.m.
SAT 9 at Camden 5:35 p.m. Keeping It Close
SUN 10 at Camden 5:35 p.m. Out of 20 games this season, the Blue Crabs have been involved in 15 contests that have been decided by three runs or less. They
11-14 ALL-STAR BREAK are 9-6 in those games. All six of the losses were by two runs or less with the Blue Crabs owning a lead in four of them. The lone
FRI 15 YORK 7:05 p.m. lopsided loss for Southern Maryland was on Saturday when Somerset beat them 7-2.
SAT 16 YORK 6:35 p.m.
SUN 17 YORK 5:05 p.m. Marvelous Ryan Mulhern
MON 18 at Long Island 7:05 p.m. Ryan Mulhern added to his torrid offensive pace on Sunday by going 2-5 with a homer and two RBI. Dating back to the first game
TUE 19 at Long Island 7:05 p.m. against York on May13, Mulhern is batting .438 (14-32) with five homers and 17 RBI; a span of nine games. He has raised his
WED 20 at Long Island 7:05 p.m. batting average from .233 to .316 in the process.
THU 21 SOMERSET 7:05 p.m.
As the Blue Crabs begin their fourth season in 2011, the team will feature two new faces at the top of the organization. Taking
FRI 22 SOMERSET 7:05 p.m. over the reigns as General Manager is baseball veteran Keith Lupton who has spent the majority of his life in Maryland minor
SAT 23 SOMERSET 6:35 p.m. league baseball. He spent several years in the Baltimore Orioles organization helping run their minor league franchises, including
SUN 24 ROAD WARRIORS 5:05 Hagerstown, Delmarva and Frederick.
MON 25 ROAD WARRIORS 7:05 On the field, the Blue Crabs welcome in Southern Maryland great Patrick Osborn who takes over as the second manager in team
p.m. history following the departure of Butch Hobson. After three seasons as a player for the Blue Crabs, Osborn left the field as
TUE 26 ROAD WARRIORS Southern Maryland's all-time leader in hits (423), doubles (84), and RBI (223). In 2008 he set single-season records in all three
11:05 a.m. categories with 162 hits, 39 doubles and 106 RBI. Osborn is also in the top 10 in team history for every major offensive category.
WED 27 at Camden 7:05 p.m.
THU 28 at Camden 11:00 a.m. Last season Osborn hit .298 with eight home runs and 48 RBI in 119 games. It was the fewest number of games played for Osborn
FRI 29 at Camden 7:05 p.m. as a Blue Crab, as he spent several days out of the lineup filling in for Hobson as manager.
SAT 30 at York 6:30 p.m.
SUN 31 at York 5:00 p.m. Also new to the team is pitching coach Larry McCall. McCall spent the last 21 seasons in the Baltimore Orioles organization
managing everywhere from Rookie League to triple-A. He even spent the second-half of the 2006 season as the bullpen coach for
MON 1 at York 6:00 p.m.
WED 3 CAMDEN 7:05 p.m. As a player, McCall pitched parts of three seasons for the Yankees and Rangers. He was a part of the Yankees’ 1977 and 1978
THU 4 CAMDEN 7:05 p.m. squads that won back-to-back world championships, though he did not appear in the postseason either year.
FRI 5 CAMDEN 7:05 p.m.
SAT 6 at Bridgeport 7:05 p.m. Call of the Game
SUN 7 at Bridgeport 2:05 p.m. Also new to the Blue Crabs this season is broadcaster Josh Caray. Caray will call all 126 games on allinbroadcasting.com with
MON 8 at Bridgeport 11:05 a.m. live video webcasts set on ibnsports.com for home games. Caray comes from a long line of broadcasters as he follows his
TUE 9 ROAD WARRIORS 7:05 grandfather (Harry), father (Skip), and brother (Chip) into the broadcast booth.
WED 10 ROAD WARRIORS 7:05 Harry Caray was a major-league baseball broadcaster for 53 years while covering the Cardinals, A's, White Sox and Cubs. He
p.m. became known nationally while with the Cubs on WGN for leading the crowd in "Take Me Out To The Ball Game" during the
THU 11 ROADWARRIORS 7:05 seventh-inning stretch. In 1989, Harry was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame after receiving the Ford C. Frick
p.m. Award, which is presented annually to a broadcaster for making major contributions
FRI12 CAMDEN 7:05 p.m. to baseball.
SAT 13 CAMDEN 6:35 p.m.
SUN 14 CAMDEN 5:05 p.m. Skip Caray became known for his 33 years of broadcasting Atlanta Braves baseball games while also serving as a broadcaster for
TUE 16 at Somerset 7:05 p.m. Turner Sports' coverage of the NBA, NFL, college football, college basketball, and the Goodwill Games. Skip is best known in
WED 17 at Somerset 7:05 p.m. Atlanta for his final call of Game 7 of the 1992 NLCS when a bottom of the ninth, Francisco Cabrera base hit and a safe slide at
THU 18 at Somerset 7:05 p.m. home by Sid Bream, catapulted the Braves to a 3-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates and into the World Series. Caray was later
FRI 19 LANCASTER 7:05 p.m. inducted into the Atlanta Braves Hall of Fame in 2004.
SAT 20 LANCASTER 6:35 p.m.
SUN 21 LANCASTER 5:05 p.m. Chip Caray is currently a television broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves and their regional television station Fox Sports South. In
MON 22 at Long Island 7:05 p.m. the past he has also served as the lead commentator for TBS' Game of the Week and one of their voices for college football. Chip
TUE 23 at Long Island 7:05 p.m. has also called games for the Chicago Cubs, Seattle Mariners, and Orlando Magic in his career.
WED 24 at Long Island 7:05 p.m.
THU 25 at Bridgeport 7:05 p.m. Josh comes to Southern Maryland from San Angelo, TX where he was a broadcaster, media relations director, and marketing
FRI 26 at Bridgeport 7:05 p.m. director for the San Angelo Colts of United League Baseball. In the past, Josh has also called games for the Gwinnett Braves of
SAT 27 at Bridgeport 7:05 p.m. the International League and the Rome Braves of the South Atlantic League.
SUN 28 ROADWARRIORS 5:05
p.m. Jeremy Owensing Plenty of Records
MON 29 ROAD WARRIORS 7:05 Back with the ball club for his fourth season and second as a player/coach is outfielder Jeremy Owens. Owens, a Johnson City,
p.m. TN native, is Southern Maryland’s all-time leader in games played (392), home runs (61), extra-base hits (145), runs scored (251),
TUE 30 ROAD WARRIORS 7:05 stolen bases (54), and walks (187).
WED 31 BRIDGEPORT 7:05 Three Times a Charm?
p.m. After back-to back playoff appearances the Blue Crabs will try to reach the postseason for a third-straight time this season.
September Last season, the Blue Crabs won the first-half Liberty Division title en route to an 82-57 overall record, the best finish in Southern
THU 1 BRIDGEPORT (DH) 1:05 Maryland history. The team, however, lost the Liberty Division Playoff Series to Bridgeport 3-1.
THU 1 BRIDGEPORT (DH) 7:05 In 2009, the Blue Crabs finished a Liberty Division-best 79-61 before defeating the Long Island Ducks in the Liberty Division
p.m. Championship Series 3-2. However, the Somerset Patriots ended the Blue Crabs championship run by winning the Atlantic
SAT 3 at Lancaster 6:30 p.m. League Championship Series 3-1.
SUN 4 at Lancaster 6:00 p.m.
MON 5 at Lancaster 3:00 p.m. Win, Win, Win, That’s All We Ever Do
WED 7 SOMERSET 7:05 p.m. The Blue Crabs have the fortune of being one of the more successful franchises in the League. In addition to the playoff teams of
THU 8 SOMERSET 7:05 p.m. 2009 and 2010, Southern Maryland finished with a 74-66 record in its inaugural season of 2008. In addition, the team has
FRI 9 SOMERSET 7:05 p.m. increased its win total every season; 74 wins in ’08, 79 in ’10, and 82 in ’11. The team’s overall record is 237-185.
SAT 10 LANCASTER 6:35 p.m.
SUN 11 LANCASTER 2:05 p.m. Game Over After Seven
MON 12 LANCASTER 7:05 p.m. The Blue Crabs are currently 8-0 when leading after seven innings this season. Set-up man Steve Palazzolo is 1-1 with a 0.00
ERA in nine relief appearances this season, having allowed an unearned run in 11.1 innings of work.
TUE 13 LONG ISLAND 7:05
WED 14 LONG ISLAND 7:05 Closer Jim Ed Warden is continuing his good work. At 6’7” and 215 lbs., Warden enters tonight as the Blue Crabs all-time leader
p.m. in saves (51). The 11-year veteran has racked up 84 saves over his career. He is 8-8 in save opportunities this season and owns a
0.00 ERA in nine appearances.
THU 15 LONG ISLAND 7:05
FRI 16 at York 6:30 p.m. He’s Back
SAT 17 at York 6:30 p.m. Returning to Southern Maryland after a one-year absence is pitcher Joe Gannon. The 35-year-old knuckleballer is the team’s all-
time leader in innings pitched (369.1) and seems poised to break several others this season. The Buffalo, NY native is second on
SUN 18 at York 1:00 p.m.
the all-time list in strikeouts (200), starts (52), and wins (21). Should he break all three records, Gannon would surpass former
pitcher Ryan Bicondoa in all three categories. Currently, Bicondoa has 218 strikeouts, 55 starts, and 24 wins.
BLUE CRABS ALL-TIME RECORDS
Games Played: Jeremy Owens (321)
Runs Scored: Jeremy Owens (251)
Hits: Patrick Osborn (423) BY THE NUMBERS
Home Runs: Jeremy Owens (61) Overall 13-7
Liberty Division 3-3
Triples: Eric Crozier (14) Freedom Division 10-4
Doubles: Patrick Osborn (84) Home 8-1
Extra Base Hits: Jeremy Owens (145) Away 5-6
RBI: Patrick Osborn (223) Day 4-0
Stolen Bases: Jeremy Owens (54) Night 9-7
Walks: Jeremy Owens (187) Vs. Left-Handed Starters 5-3
Vs. Right-Handed Starters 8-4
Doubleheader Games 0-0
Game-One of Series 4-3
Wins: Ryan Bicondoa (24) Game-Two of Series 4-3
Appearances: Ryan Schweitzer (126) Game-Three of Series 5-1
Starts: Ryan Bicondoa (55) Game Four of Series 0-0
Saves: Jim Ed Warden (51) Sunday 4-0
Innings Pitched: Joe Gannon (369.1) Monday 1-0
K’s: Ryan Bicondoa (218) Tuesday 1-1
BLUE CRABS SINGLE SEASON RECORD HOLDERS Friday 2-2
Offensive Saturday 3-1
Games Played: 137, Jeremy Owens (2009) One-run games 3-3
Runs Scored: 102, John Ramistella (2008) Extra-Inning Games 1-0
Hits: 162, Patrick Osborn (2008) Longest Winning Streak 6
Home Runs: 28, Jeremy Owens (2009) Longest Losing Streak 3
Games SOMD scores first 7-3
Triples: 9, Eric Crozier (2010)
Games opponent scores first 6-4
Doubles: 39, Patrick Osborn (2008) When SOMD scores <5 6-0
RBI: 106, Patrick Osborn (2008) When opponent scores <5 1-2
Stolen Bases: 18, Jeremy Owens (2008, 2010) When SOMD leads after 7 innings 9-0
Walks: 77, Eric Crozier (2008) When SOMD trails after 7 innings 1-5
When tied after 7 innings 2-1
Defensive When SOMD leads after 8 innings 11-0
Wins: 18, Dan Reichert (2010, League Record) When SOMD trails after 8 innings 0-4
When tied after 8 innings 1-2
Games: 64, Matt Schweitzer (2009) When SOMD hits 2 or more HR 6-0
Starts: 30, Joe Gannon (2009) When SOMD homers 9-3
Saves: 30, Jim Ed Warden (2010) When SOMD hits no home runs 4-4
Innings Pitched: 202.1, Joe Gannon (2009) When opp. hits 2 or more HR 2-2
Strikeouts: 148, Dan Reichert (2010) When opp. Homers 6-4
When opp. Hits no home runs 7-3
When SOMD has more hits 11-3
When SOMD has fewer hits 1-4
Games won on final at-bat 3
Games lost on final at-bat 2
Come-from-behind wins 6
Losses when SOMD held lead 4
Blown saves 4