The Madison Mallards (15-16, 34-32) head north today to face the Green Bay Bullfrogs (10-19, 22-42) at Joannes Stadium in Green Bay. The Mallards are coming off a narrow defeat last night in Lakeshore and will look to right the ship as they head into the final week of the regular season.
After tallying 13 hits on Saturday night, the Mallards could only scrape across five last night. The offense will have to make an impact over the last week of the season for the Mallards to clinch a playoff berth. Currently, Madison trails Lakeshore by a game and a half for the final playoff spot.
Scheduled to take the mound for Madison is Louisville righty Matt McCarty. McCarty has pitched in eleven games this season and will be making his sixth start tonight. McCarty had a fantastic outing in his last start as he went six scoreless innings and allowed only three hits while walking one. Over his last 16.0 innings of work, McCarty has allowed only two runs and seven hits. McCarty will look to follow Matt Horkey’s (UNC-Charlotte) terrific start last night.
The Mallards own a 4-2 record against the Bullfrogs this season and have outscored Green Bay 68 to 24. In five games against the Bullfrogs, Madison centerfielder Doran Turchin (Illinois) has seven hits and nine RBI. Overall, the Madison offense owns an incredible .312 batting average against the Bullfrogs this summer and will look to continue to crush Green Bay pitching tonight.
Setting the Tone
David Vinsky (Northwood) has been Madison’s best hitter recently as he has knocked multiple hits in three straight games. Vinsky hit a solo home run last night and knocked in a pair in Madison’s big win on Saturday night. On the season, Vinsky owns a .346 batting average and has hit seven doubles and a pair of home runs.
Tonight’s game in Green Bay will begin at 7:05 PM. Tomorrow, Warner Park plays host to the 2017 Major League Dreams Showcase. The showcase features the NWL’s best who will play a pair of games in front of Major League scouts. Game one begins at 4:05 PM and game two is scheduled for 7:35 PM. For live updates of today’s game, check out @MadisonMallards on Twitter and listen live on The Zone 1670 AM or 106.7 FM WOZN.