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Jumbo Shrimp at Norfolk Tides: Series glance, Sept. 14

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Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp helmets line up before a game against the Mississippi Braves at the Baseball Grounds on May 18, 2017. [Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union] © Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp helmets line up before a game against the Mississippi Braves at the Baseball Grounds on May 18, 2017. [Bruce Lipsky/Florida Times-Union]

Who: Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp at Norfolk Tides.

When: Tuesday through Sunday (7:05 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 12:05 p.m. Thursday; 1:05 p.m. Sunday).

Where: Harbor Park, Norfolk, Va.

Series wrap-up: The Jumbo Shrimp won four of six over the Charlotte Knights at 121 Financial Ballpark, a series compressed to five days because of the New Orleans Saints-Green Bay Packers NFL game at TIAA Bank Field. Despite the series victory, the Jumbo Shrimp officially fell out of contention for the Triple-A Southeast title.

Highlight: How about three go-ahead home runs in one week? That's the story for Monte Harrison, who came up big for Jacksonville throughout the Charlotte series.  He hit a two-run first-inning home run that proved decisive as Jacksonville won 2-1. Harrison slugged a walk-off blast in the bottom of the 10th to win Thursday's game 6-5. Then, on Saturday, his two-run blast in the first held up as the winning margin in a 2-1 victory.

Crustacean sensation: Andrew Bellatti continues to shine as the Jumbo Shrimp closer. Bellatti secured three more saves this week, and hasn't allowed a hit in September. Since returning to Jacksonville on July 26, he has allowed four hits and one run in 16 innings, with 19 strikeouts and nine saves.

Up next: The Jumbo Shrimp play their next-to-last road series of the season against the Tides, who stand sixth of seven teams in the Triple-A Southeast with a 46-68 record. Tides to watch include catcher Adley Rutschman, the No. 1 overall selection in the 2019 MLB Draft for the Baltimore Orioles. He's batting .323 with three home runs and 11 RBIs for Norfolk this season.

Pitchers: To be announced.

Clayton Freeman/Florida Times-Union

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