Aug 30-Sept 2, 2019

STORM vs. JETHAWKS

Following a seven-game road trip, the Storm return home to The Diamond for the final homestand of the regular season over Labor Day weekend. The home stretch will wrap up with four against the Lancaster JetHawks, which will be the last time these two clubs meet in 2019. The JetHawks, Class-A Advanced affiliate of the Colorado Rockies will be visiting Lake Elsinore for the fourth time after the Storm took two of three back at the beginning of July. With 28 head-to-head matchups in the books, the Storm and JetHawks have split the series 14-14 with the Padres’ affiliate winning five of the last seven at The Hangar in the month of August. As the Storm have bounced back in the season series, they have taken the lead in all major stat categories offensively such as batting average (.292 to .262), runs scored (163 to 137), home runs (31 to 23) and walks (91 to 87). On the mound, the Storm staff is more than a run better in ERA (4.13 to 5.27) and totaling 100-plus more strikeouts (271 to 169).

MORE ABOUT THE JETHAWKS: Following a third-place finish in the South division with a record of 34-34 to conclude the first half, they are currently on the outside looking in at the 019 California League Playoffs where they have been consecutively the last five years. In a season where Lancaster has put up high offensive numbers within the entire league, they had seven players selected to the California League All-Star game, which included 1B Sean Bouchard, 1B Luis Castro, SS Carlos Herrera, OF Casey Golden (HR Derby Champion), OF Matt Hearn and OF Ramon Marcelino. Rounding out the final spot was Colorado Rockies No. 3 prospect (according to MLBPipeline.com) LHP Ryan Rolison.    

PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

LAKE ELSINORE STORM

8/30 – Adrian Martinez - RHP

8/31 – Edwuin Bencomo - RHP

9/1 – Reiss Knehr - RHP

9/2 - TBD

STOCKTON PORTS

8/30 – Ryan Rolison - LHP

8/31 – Kyle Olliges - RHP

9/1 – Garrett Schilling - RHP

9/2 - Lucas Gilbreath - LHP