A rainy morning at Dow Diamond in Midland, Michigan has pushed back the start time of today’s contest between the Cougars and Great Lakes Loons. First pitch will now be at 11:40 a.m., two hours after the initial scheduled start time.
It’s the finale of a three-game series and six-game road trip for the Cougars which has not produced many runs or wins. The Cougars have scored just eight times on the trip while picking up just one victory.
With 22 hits in 147 at-bats on the trip, the Cougars are only batting .150. They’ve managed just three extra-base hits and zero home runs. They have also not had more than six hits in any contest during the trip. With an off day tomorrow, the Cougars are hoping to re-energize what was the top hitting offense in the Midwest League.
Here’s today’s lineup from manager Brian Buchanan:
Justin Trapp 2B
Danny Mateo 3B
Jorge Bonifacio RF
Lane Adams CF
Orlando Calixte SS
Murray Watts DH
Henry Moreno 1B
Jin-Ho Shin C
Tim Ferguson LF
RHP Aaron Brooks
Brooks is hoping to notch his third victory of the season with his father, Terry, celebrating a birthday today. You can listen to the contest on AM 1280 WBIG and http://www.kccougars.com. Feel free to email me (email@example.com), write on the Cougars’ Facebook timeline (www.facebook.com/kanecountycougars) or send a tweet (@kccougars; @WayneRandazzo).
The Cougars return to Fifth Third Bank Ballpark on Wednesday night with the Peoria Chiefs (Chicago Cubs Affiliate) in town for a 6:00 first pitch. Buy your tickets by calling (630) 232-8811 or by visiting http://www.kccougars.com. More details about the three-game homestand will be coming soon!