From the Bait Shop:
It’s never good to go from first place-to-last place in a week, even if it’s only the second full week of the Carolina League season. The only good news for the Mudcats is that it is only the second week of the season, and the Muddies are only three games out of first place.
Things will definitely need to improve quickly after they went 1-6 this week.
The offense had high points, but overall, it just wasn’t any good. They struggled getting on base, and struggled scoring runs. They did manage 13 doubles on the week, but only one homer and 20 runs overall in their seven baseball games. When your pitching is busy giving up 39 runs, you know it’s going to be a hard week.
The pitching wasn’t much better. The starters could manage only one win, and while there were a few notable performances, there wasn’t any consistency, which was needed with the poor output. In other words, nothing was really clicking for the Muddies in what turned out to be a moving week for the tea...