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Published: Saturday, 4/19/2003

On deck: Hens vs. Norfolk

When: Today at 7 p.m.; tomorrow at 2 p.m.; Monday and Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.

Radio: 1470 AM.

TV: Tonight on TV5.

Affiliation: Norfolk, New York Mets.

Pitching probables (Hens listed last): today, LHP Mike Bacsik (0-0, 5.40 ERA) vs. RHP Shane Loux (1-0, 0.00); tomorrow, RHP Aaron Heilman (3-0, 1.80 ERA) vs. RHP Seth Greisinger (2-0, 2.08); Monday, RHP Jeremy Griffiths (0-1, 5.40) vs. RHP Tyler Walker (0-0, 5.19); Tuesday, TBA vs. LHP Andy Van Hekken (1-2, 10.80).

Tidal waves: Norfolk entered play yesterday with an 8-4 record, the best in the IL. ... The Tides are the only league team that has never won at Fifth Third Field. ... SS Jose Reyes is considered the top prospect in the Mets' organization. He was hitting .304 with 12 stolen bases. ... DH Mike Glavine is the brother of Mets pitcher Tom Glavine. ... The Tides' Mike Bacsik is the son of the Mike Bacsik who pitched for the Hens in 1979-80. ... RHP Jeremy Griffiths pitched for the University of Toledo from 1997-99.

Hen happenings: Toledo lost all four games it played at Norfolk April 12-14. That's a far cry from last season, when the Hens won 10 of the 12 games the two teams played. ... 1B-3B Kevin Witt was ranked second in the IL in both home runs (four) and RBIs (14). ... The Hens have stolen 13 bases in 16 attempts this season, with OF Andres Torres successful in 10 of 11 tries.

Special events: Selected Mud Hens will sign autographs before all four games. ... Today's contest will be broadcast on TV5, and There will be fireworks after tonight's game. ... Tomorrow's game will be preceded by an on-field Easter egg hunt for kids 12 and under. After the game, kids will be allowed to run the bases.

Next home series: vs. Columbus, April 28-29.



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