Friday, April 27, 2018

Bulls Off to Georgia After Great Week

The Durham Bulls did a fine job in this 6-game home stand, winning 4 games against decent North Division teams. They ended up two games below .500 and in second place in the South Division, 2 1/2 games behind Norfolk. Standings

Team ERA showed a modest improvement, going from 2.72 down to 2.63. Team OPS improvement was impressive, from .642 to .692 in just six games.

The individual player story-of-the-week was, of course, Willy Adames, who hit a grand slam on Sunday, then hit for the cycle on Monday. Those heroics were still not enough to get noticed by the Durham Herald-Sun, but did merit a mention several days later in the Raleigh News & Observer. In addition to Adames' 2 homers, we saw 5 other home runs by Jason Coats (2), Adam Moore (1), Brandon Snyder (1), and Jake Bauers (1).


The Bulls are off to Lawrenceville, Georgia to play three games against Atlanta's AAA affiliate, the Gwinnett Stripers. They then take the bus and drive past Durham to get to Norfolk for three games against the Tides.

I failed to mention that one of our favorite guys from 2016 is now with the Stripers, Jaff Decker. I liked the way he played the game in his time with the Bulls.

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