Tuesday, September 5, 2017

On to the Playoffs!

The Bulls wrapped up a great season down at Gwinnett yesterday and have a day off before their first round playoff game against the Indianapolis Indians tomorrow. First pitch: 6:35.

Statistically, these two teams are a wash in essentially everything but the won-loss column and, probably, the performance of their bullpens. We'd expect the Bulls to have a better bullpen. On the other hand, the Bulls offensive performance since mid-season has been nothing special.

Recent days: The Bulls are 9-6 over the last 15 games; the Indians are 9-6 over the last 15 games.

It may come down to call-ups and in that regard, the Bulls' relief pitching may be at a slight disadvantage. On the other hand, the first couple of starters are awfully good (Yarborough, Chirinos, & Honeywell).

The Bulls have an edge on the season against the Indians, 6-4, and just recently won 2 out of 3 at the DBAP.

Meanwhile, a shout-out to the IronPigs who put together a 6-game winning streak to grab the wild card slot on the last day of the regular season!  They get to play Scranton/Wilkes-Barre in the first round, the same team they've played for their last four regular season games (and they won them all).


  1. As a Phillies/Bulls fan, I'm always a bit conflicted when the IronPigs are in town...happy they made it in! Todd

  2. Could be even more conflicted if the IronPigs play the Bulls in the 2nd round.

  3. Indeed. Could be a somewhat easier path for the Bulls since Hoskins and now Crawford are with the big club.