Game 14: Bulls 3, Tides 4
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Somehow it just doesn’t seem fair. First on Wednesday I pointed out that, although Chris Richard and Jon Weber had a good game, the Bulls weren’t hitting well. Then Ryan Campbell at Indy Week made a persuasive argument that the Bulls really weren’t hitting well. And then Doug Mihoan over at Rays Prospects (using a stat I’m not very familiar with) implied at they truly were not hitting well.
I'm not entirely sure that any of us are quite right about what's going on with the hitting. These are close games that we're winning and losing. Two of our guys (Ruggiano and Johnson) are having bad years and Richard isn't far behind, but this division seems to have some strong pitching as well and all we've seen so far is Southern Division teams.
In the meantime, last night they got three runs on seven hits, but mostly the bats were quiet (11 strikeouts).
Sigh. Maybe tonight. Tides are only a 1/2 game back of us. They've won 8 in a row. New pitcher, James Houser, gets his first start.