Legends continue homestand versus Braves

May 30, 2012
Baseball

South Atlantic League

Lexington Legends
vs. Rome Braves

What: Four-game series

When: Thursday through Sunday (7:05 Thursday through Saturday nights, 1:35 p.m. Sunday)

Where: Whitaker Bank Ballpark

Tickets: Call (859) 422-7867

Major League affiliates: Houston Astros (Legends), Atlanta Braves

Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Thursday, RH Jonas Dufek (1-1, 5.56) vs. RH Ryan Weber (1-1, 6.30); Friday, RH Nick Tropeano (3-3, 3.05) vs. RH Navery Moore (3-1, 3.28); Saturday, LH Evan Grills (1-0, 3.80) vs. RH Greg Ross (0-3, 5.93); Sunday, RH Mike Foltynewicz (6-1, 2.27) vs. RH Ernesto Silva (0-4, 6.47). 

Kyle Kubitza

Brave to watch: 3B Kyle Kubitza (6-foot-3, 190 pounds, from Arlington, Texas) leads Rome in runs (32), triples (4), homers (7), RBI (23), walks (31) and total bases (79), while batting .247. Selected by Atlanta in the third round of the 2011 draft, out of Texas State, Kubitza is the highest-drafted position player in Bocats history and third-highest overall. He set school a record for walks (125) and ranked second in homers (27). He signed for $261,000 and  is rated by Baseball America as the 17th-best prospect in the Braves’ system. Last summer, with Danville of the Appalachian League, Kubitza batted .321 with a homer, 34 RBI and 36 runs over 44 games. He bats left-handed and throws right-handed.

Jason Chowning

Legend to watch: RHP Jason Chowning (6-2, 178, from Louisville) leads Lexington with nine saves and an 0.75 ERA. He has made 17 appearances, all in relief, spanning 24 innings. With a 1-2 record, he has held opponents to a .133 batting average, while striking out 36 and walking eight. Out of Eastern High School, Chowning briefly attended the University of Kentucky before moving to Texarkana Community College. The Astros selected him in the 28th round of the 2010 draft, out of the University of Oklahoma. That summer, pitching for the Tri-City ValleyCats of the New York-Penn League, Chowning went 2-2 with a 3.22 ERA. Last year, with the Legends, he finished 4-4, with two saves and a 2.45 ERA.

Radio: WLXG-AM 1300


The Red Coats … er, GreenJackets are coming!

April 29, 2011
Baseball

South Atlantic League

Lexington Legends vs. Augusta GreenJackets

What: Four-game series

When: Saturday through Tuesday (7:05 Saturday, Monday and Tuesday nights; 2:05 p.m. Sunday)

Where: Whitaker Bank Ballpark

Tickets: Call (859) 422-7867

Major League affiliates: Houston Astros (Legends), San Francisco Giants

Foltynewicz

Foltynewicz

Bushue

Bushue

Quevedo

Quevedo

Dydalewicz

Dydalewicz

Probable pitchers (Legends listed first): Saturday, RH Mike Foltynewicz (0-3, 5.32) vs. RH Taylor Rogers (0-3, 4.20); Sunday, RH Tanner Bushue (3-0, 2.70) vs. RH Justin Schumer (2-1, 7.52); Monday, LH Brad Dydalewicz (0-3, 6.62) vs. LH Mario Rodriguez (0-1, 4.07); Tuesday, RH Carlos Quevedo (2-0, 4.29) vs. RH Seth Rosin (0-1, 3.63).

Adam Duvall

Adam Duvall

GreenJacket to watch: DH/3B Adam Duvall (6-foot-1, 205 pounds, from Louisville) returns to the commonwealth batting .247 with three homers and 14 RBI over 20 games (through Thursday). Out of Butler High School and the University of Louisville, Duvall was selected by the Giants in the 11th round of last year’s draft. Duvall broke in with the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes of the Northwest League last summer, batting .245 with four homers and 18 RBI over 54 games. This season, he is batting .314 at home, .204 on the road. He was batting .284 until falling into a 3-for-22 slump over the last week. He has batted third in the order in all but one game this season. He is batting .400 (6-for-15) when runners are on with two outs.

Jason Chowning

Jason Chowning

Legend to watch: RHP Jason Chowning (6-2, 178, from Louisville) is the lone Kentuckian on the Legends roster. A three-year letter-winner and two-time team MVP at Eastern High School, Chowning went on to play for Texarkana College and the University of Oklahoma before being drafted by the Astros in the 28th round of last year’s draft. Assigned to the Tri-City ValleyCats of the New York-Penn League, Chowning went 2-2 with a 3.22 ERA last year. He struck out 23 and walked nine over 22 1/3 innings. With the Legends, he is 1-0 and has yet to surrender a run over five appearances and 7 2/3 innings. He has recorded six strikeouts, three walks and hit a batter, while holding opponents to a .120 batting average.

Transaction: Legends RHP Yordany Ramirez was activated Friday night. To make room for Ramirez, RHP Murilo Gouvea was assigned to Tri-City. Ramirez, 26, is a 6-1, 197-pounder from the Dominican Republic. He made five relief appearances for the Legends last season, with no decisions and a 4.76 ERA. He was a Triple-A outfielder last season before being converted to a pitcher. Over nine seasons of minor-league ball, Ramirez batted .246 with 46 homers and 303 RBI.

Radio: WLXG AM-1300