Worcester will take to the road looking for some better results after a tough homestand that resulted in a 1-6 record with six straight losses. The Tornadoes will be playing in Rockland for the third and final time this season after taking two of the first six games, Worcester and the Boulders will begin a four-game set Thursday night at 7 p.m.
Here are some Tornadoes updates:
1. Brandon Pinckney and Ryan Brockett two of the smallest players in stature on the Tornadoes roster both had huge home-stands. Pinckney hit .414 on the homstand (12-for-29) and extended his on-base streak to 27 games and his hitting streak to 11 games. The Tornadoes second baseman is second in the league in batting average by three points at .348 (Nick Giarraputo .351) and is second in on-base percentage by just two percentage points at .409 (Qualon Millender .411).
Brockett started in all seven games of the homestand in left field and extended his hitting streak to 9 games, while boosting his batting average by almost 50 points to .245. The rookie infielder also made a series of running catches in left field and recorded his first multi-RBI and multi-hit game as a Tornado with a 2 hit, 2-RBI contest Wednesday.
2. Brendon Kelliher and Phil Negus are both out of action right now due to injury. Kelliher suffered a right shoulder injury in the final game of the El Paso series on a diving catch. The Tornadoes left fielder is day-to-day and is hoping to be back within a week or two. Negus is dealing with an arm injury and his recovery timetable is still uncertain.
3. The Tornadoes 3-game sweep at the hands of the Jackals marked the first time this season that the Tornadoes have been swept at home this season. Worcester has only been swept three times this season (Amarillo and Laredo on the Texas trip) with all three series sweeps occurring in month of July.