Thursday, March 20, 2008

Update from the Nest


Update from the nest…………….

As expected, the NL North is paced by Montreal this season with Pittsburgh chasing closely behind. I only wish the Loons could close the gap. Not to panic, currently at 33-37. Last season we did not get over the .500 mark until the 93rd game of the year (47-46).

Well the off-season acquisition of Alberto Cruz has not worked out as well as hoped. Although he leads the team with 107.2 IP, he is only 4-7 in 15 starts. He leads the starters with .243 OAV but the ERA of 4.85 has been hard to overcome. The starting pitching has been OK, but the hitting has not generated the runs needed to win more games.

Last season the RPGS was 5.73 and RPGA was 5.26. This season, those numbers are 5.34 and 5.47 respectively. Although we are hitting well (.276 team BA), scoring runs needs to improve.

Robert McGee has done well so far this season hitting .338-17-55. He leads the team in BA, R, 2B, HR and RBI’s. He has clearly been the team MVP to this point.

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