Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Bats Come Alive in Charlotte

Wrap, Box
Season: 3-3
Wrap, Box, Charlotte Observer

The Bulls ended their road trip with a bang(s), three home runs (included a grand slam by DHing Cory Brown), 3 doubles, and 12 runs. The slam in the 6th made it 10 to 5, but three unearned runs put the game back in reach if not for Luke Maile’s first AAA homer in the 8th.

Dylan Floro, who is the IL’s pitcher of the week, gave up a bunch of runs, but the young prospect stayed in there for the win.

The 12 runs on 17 hits (29 total bases) sets the bar pretty high for this year. Are we seeing a hint of an old-fashioned Bulls team? Maybe.

Meanwhile, we simply haven’t seen these guys at all (except through Patrick Kinas’ word pictures and some not-very-good MiLB streaming). It will be good to finally see the team on the field.

Four more errors last night. That’s 13 so far this season. Of the 23 runs scored on the Bulls in six games, 9 were unearned.

Outside the game —
  • The South Division looks competitive. After six games every team in the South is 3-3.
  • Fellow blogger Noise Nation, who writes about the Lehigh Valley IronPigs, got a peek at the hardware driving the new pitch clocks. Gonna be interesting. Sounds like the ‘Pigs fans don’t think too much of them.
  • How seriously do I take my baseball. Let’s just say that I scheduled my cataract surgery for last Monday so that I would be able to see tonight’s game!

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