Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Where We Stand
The Bulls are off to Toledo, who we split a series with at the beginning of the month. The last time we took a look at this chart (Game 55), we were 15 games above .500. Now, after the awful slide of recent weeks, we’re at 7 above .500 (39-32), still leading in the wild card, still behind Norfolk, and just slightly ahead of Gwinnett. Scranton still leads in the North (41-27) and Louisville (38-32) leads in the West.
The Bulls team ERA has grown to 3.89 and we’ve slipped from 5th to 7th in the league. The team batting average (.258) is, oddly, unchanged and we’ve gone from 9th back up to 4th. Our team OPS dropped slightly to .732 from .752. Only one of our batters (Henry Mateo) is above .300. Mateo also leads the team in OBA and OPS. Odd for a second baseman.
On the trip we will also be playing Columbus, who we saw at the DBAP in April and split a series with. If they are anything like the Bulls, they will have had a lot of turnover in their roster as well.
I’m hoping that Chris Richard and Mitch Talbot get off the DL during the trip, but I haven’t heard anything about them recently.
If this trip goes true to form, a lot of roster changes will come down while they roam about the midwest. I’ll do my best to keep you informed.