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Starting Pitchers coming 3-game series
THE HAGUE / AMSTERDAM / ROTTERDAM / HOOFDDORP / HAARLEM / BUSSUM / UTRECHT (Neth.) - Seven of the eight Head Coaches of the Dutch big league-teams named their rotations for the next 3-game series, which opens on Thursday-evening and continues on Saturday and Sunday.

Six of the rotations are the same as the last series, while the seventh changed. The eighth coach will announce his rotation on Wednesday.

The upcoming series is the same as three weeks ago, which was the opening weekend in the Dutch big league. This means that the teams who face each other in the coming series will not meet again in the remainder of the regular season. This also means that teams will have played six games against one team, while not having played a single game against four other opponents.

Listed below, are the starters for the upcoming series, but of course, the assigments can always change on game-days.

Standings & Schedule

ADO vs. Corendon Kinheim
Head Coach Eelco Jansen of Corendon Kinheim (6-3) is going with the same rotation as in the first three series of the season. In the last series, Kinheim won one of three games vs. L&D Amsterdam Pirates.

Head Coach Aldric Dunlop of ADO (1-8) will use the same three starters as in the last series, but in a different order. Quincy Lambertina, who was the starter in Game 1 of the last series vs. UVV, now will start Game 3. Lefthanders Nick Martin and Jurandy Girigori therefore will move up a game. Last Sunday, Girigori was the winning pitcher in ADO's first win of the season in the 3-game series vs. UVV.

In their first series this season, Kinheim swept ADO, 3-0.

On Saturday-morning, Dunlop announced that he had switched his Game 2 and 3 starters.

Probable Starting Pitchers
LHP Nick Martin (0-3)
RHP Quincy Lambertina (0-0)
LHP Jurandy Girigori (1-3)
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
RHP David Bergman (2-0)
RHP Duko Jansen (1-0)
LHP Nick Veltkamp (1-1)

L&D Amsterdam Pirates vs. Mr. Cocker HCAW
Charles Urbanus, the Head Coach of league-leader L&D Amsterdam Pirates (10-2), brings back the same rotation he has used throughout the season so far, meaning the three pitchers will start in the same order for the fifth week in a row. In the meantime, Kenny Berkenbosch, who is recovering from a leg-injury, is off crutches which moves him closer to returning on the field. In the last series, Amsterdam won two of the three games vs. Corendon Kinheim.

Bill Froberg, the Head Coach of Mr. Cocker HCAW (1-8), named his starters on Wednesday, as he was not able to be with the team for Tuesday's practice due to the flu. From last weeks series, only Kevin Miner returns, while lefthanders Robin Schel and Venezuelan Moises Levi Melendez Izaguirre will make their first start. In its last series, HCAW was swept in three games by DOOR Neptunus.

In their first series this season, Amsterdam swept HCAW, 3-0.

Probable Starting Pitchers
RHP Rob Cordemans (2-1)
RHP Jos de Jong (2-0)
RHP Ben Grover (3-0)
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
LHP Robin Schel (0-0)
RHP Kevin Miner (1-2)
LHP Moises Melendez (0-0)

DOOR Neptunus vs. Sparta-Feyenoord
Head Coach Jan Collins of DOOR Neptunus (8-4) is going with the same rotation as last weekend against Mr. Cocker HCAW, meaning Australian lefthander Craig Anderson will start Game 3 again. In its last series, Neptunus swept Mr. Cocker HCAW in three games.

Pitching Coach Leo Voogd of Sparta-Feyenoord (3-6) also confirmed he will use the same rotation as in the last series against Vaessen Pioniers. Sparta-Feyenoord also registered a sweep in their last series, winning three games vs. Vaessen Pioniers.

In their first series this season, Neptunus swept Sparta-Feyenoord, 3-0.

Probable Starting Pitchers
LHP Diegomar Markwell (2-1)
RHP Kevin Heijstek (2-1)
LHP Craig Anderson (1-1)
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
RHP Ruderly Manuel (1-0)
LHP Gregory Gustina (1-2)
RHP Bobby Carrington (0-2)

Vaessen Pioniers vs. UVV
Robert Klaver and Royce Holder, the Head Coaches of Vaessen Pioniers (4-5) and UVV (6-3) also kept their rotations intact for the upcoming series.

In its last series, Pioniers was swept by Sparta-Feyenoord, while UVV won two of the three games vs. ADO.

In their first series this season, Pioniers won the first two games vs. UVV, which then avoided a sweep by winning Game 3.

Probable Starting Pitchers
LHP Conrad Orman (1-2)
RHP Eddie Aucoin (2-1)
RHP Lars Huijer (0-0)
Game 1
Game 2
Game 3
RHP Orlando Yntema (2-1)
RHP Jurjen van Zijl (2-1)
LHP Martijn Riphagen (0-1)

(May 3)

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