Thursday, August 6, 2015

Two More

Wrap, Box, Herald-Sun

Season: 53-58; Home Stand: 1-5
Wrap, Box, Herald-Sun

Writing about the 2015 Durham Bulls has become a painful experience. I spent all day yesterday at a hospital and didn’t tune into the game until a few batters in to the 6th inning. Wish I’d left the radio off. Ugly, ugly inning.

Since coming back to Durham, the Bulls have scored just 12 runs over 6 games. Their pitchers (and defense) have let in 32 runs over those same 6 games. Hard to get ahead when that’s happening. Yes, there is a bit of chaos in the Rays system, but doesn’t seem too much worse than what has been going on all year.

If we expand out look out to the all-star break (July 16) the Bulls have played 21 games, won 6 and lost 15. They have been shut out or scored just one run in 7 of those games. I’d put up a bunch of charts, but you get the story. Somehow the Bulls got off track over the break and have not come back.

Apparently rehabbing Drew Smyly is to start tonight. As will Desmond Jennings.

We can keep hoping for a turnaround …

Personal Note: Most of you who have met me have also met Fran, my wife. She had knee replacement surgery yesterday and I’m pleased to report that she’s doing just fine. The old knee was the reason she had not been at many games this year. Maybe the new knee will at least let her get to a game or two before the season ends.

1 comment:

  1. Prayers for a rapid and easy recovery for Fran; tell her Sue and I are thinking of her.