Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Durham Bulls Offense Has Worst Night of the Year

Game 52, May 31, DBAP
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders: 2
Durham Bulls: 0
Season: 21–32; Home Stand: 1–1
Wrap, Box, Herald-Sun

The Durham Bulls offense returned to form last night with just three hits, all singles, and the Bulls were shut out for the 10th time this season. Yes, give some credit to a superb pitching performance by the RailRider pitching crew. However, the team OPS dropped from Monday’s season best of 1.061 to last night’s season second-worst of .237. For those of you into more reliable stats, the team wOBA (Weighted On Base Average) for Monday was .422 (not quite season best) and last night was an awful .095, which was the season worst.

Scranton is a very patient team. Much like Monday’s game they simply outwaited the starting pitching. The Bulls’ Blake Snell was at 95 pitches in 5 innings. It took Steve Geltz 32 pitches to get past his 8 batters and he gave up the only two runs allowed by Bulls pitching. That was at the expense of the RailRiders’ $15 million man, Nick Swisher, who hit a single that brought in the only two runs in the game.

Day game today.

Outside the game —
  • Need to think about something more interesting than recent Bulls baseball? How about duckpin bowling?

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