The Series: 6:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 2:05 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Media: MiLB TV, 1350, WARF-AM, TUNEDIN Radio (available at http://www.milb.com/multimedia/audio.jsp?sid=t402 )
Weather: Dry but windy with temperatures in the 40s and headed down. Dress like a football game.
Opponent: Bowie Baysox (7-6), an affiliate of the Baltimore Orioles. The RubberDucks are 6-7.
Familiar faces: Baysox pitching coach Alan Mills pitched in the Majors 12 years, mostly with the Orioles. First baseman Sean Halton got 101 at bats with the Brewers in 2013.
Prospects: RHP Dylan Bundy, the Orioles’ top prospect; LHP Tim Berry, No. 7; OF Mike Yastrzemski (grandson of Hall of Famer Carl), No. 9; RHP Parker Bridwell, No. 22; LHP Brandon Kline, No. 26.
Rotation: Kline vs. Mike Clevenger on Thursday, Bundy vs. Ryan Merritt on Friday, Berry vs. Will Roberts on Saturday, TBD vs. Cody Anderson on Sunday. That means the RubberDucks will face three highly rated pitching prospects in this series.
Numbers: The Baysox ERA is 4.13, ninth in the Eastern League. Akron’s is 3.18. Bowie’s team OPS is .648, better than only four other EL teams, including Akron (.624). None of the Baysox rank high in individual batting average or ERA. Ollie Linton is hitting .310 for the RubberDucks.
Bowie is 7-6, in second place. The RubberDucks are 5-7 and fifth in the Western Division, prior to Wednesday.
Promotions: Thursday, Dollar draft beer and soft drinks (on what could be the coldest night of the year); Friday, fireworks; Saturday, Webster bobblehead to first 1,000 fans and a high school doubleheader, Hoban vs. St. Vincent St. Mary with gates opening at 9:30 a.m.; Sunday Kids run the field and play catch before the game. .