Saturday, June 4, 2016

Three in a Row!

Game 56, June 3, DBAP
Gwinnett Braves: 4
Durham Bulls: 5
Season: 24–32; Home Stand: 4–1
Wrap, Box, Herald-Sun
Game Score: Wilk–33; YTD Avg–51
OPS: Game .947; Season .644
wOBA: Game .422; Season .291

Lots of heros in this game. The first bunch would be be the grounds crew who spread and recovered the tarp twice in this game. That is simply very hard work. (A bit of honesty here: After the first tarp pull we left and were home watching the game on TV before the play resumed.)

Then the hitting crew came back after the first rain delay situation to pick up three runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning. And they kept chipping away in the 4th to get the go-ahead run.

But without Parker Markel’s three scoreless innings things would have been very different. And not just last night. As it is, the next couple of games are going to reflect the problem of using a bunch of pitchers. Every extra inning Markel worked should help.

Nice to see Eddie Gamboa off the DL. He pitched just one inning last night, but it was a clean one.

Three in a row is a big deal for the 2016 Durham Bulls. It has not happened since the third, fourth, and fifth games of the year.

Stats Definitions:
Game Score
Weighted On-Base Average (wOBA)
On-Base Percentage plus Slugging (OPS)

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