LEADING OFF: Tim Bascom, who started for Bowie Tuesday, was the Orioles' Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Jim Palmer Award winner a year ago when he went 9-4 with a 3.11 ERA in 130 1/3 innings for the Baysox.
SAFE AT FIRST: The Curve have scored first in only 10 of their 29 games. That mark is last in the Eastern League. The Baysox, Tuesday's opponent, are the second worst, scoring first in 12 of 21 games.
STEALING SECOND: Altoona leads the all-time series against Bowie, 116-115.
ROUNDING THIRD: Despite being one man short in the bullpen, Phillip Irwin, who threw a bullpen session during Tuesday's game, will not make his 2012 Curve debut until his start Friday at Erie regardless of the pitching situation Wednesday.
HEADING HOME: Today's promotion is the first Education Day of the season. It is also a WALY 4-Pack Wednesday, which means fans can get four hot dogs, four sodas and four tickets for $35.
- Michael Boytim