Saturday, June 7, 2014

Pitiful; Let's Worry About Norfolk

Season: 37-26; Home Stand: 5-3
Wrap, Box, Herald-Sun

Last night was the worst offensive performance by the Bulls this year. Just three hits (two singles and a double) and no walks added up to a team OPS of a sorrowful .233.

Meanwhile the erratic Enny Romero gave up 6 runs in 3 innings, which could not be overcome. Nevertheless, it was an improvement over his start on May 27 when he gave up 8 runs in 1⅔ innings. Merrill Kelly had six innings in relief (!), and did just fine.


The Tides are back. The Bulls last played them on April 21, in Norfolk. The Baltimore Orioles Triple-A franchise recently ran off six wins in a row, but they lost last night to the RailRaiders to break the string.

What’s worth noticing in the table is that they lead the Bulls in hitting both average and OPS. To win the Bulls are going to have to go after their weakness, their pitching, which shows up in their ERA and the distorted Pythagorean Expectation.

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