From the Bait Shop:
It’s been two weeks since the last visit to the bait shop. The IBI crew got together at Lake County for a fun-filled weekend, and I put the weekly notebook to bed for that week. I’d like to say that we’re back and better and ever, but the Mudcats have only won four games over the last two weeks. That’s just not going to get it done.
The offense wasn’t horrible last week. They managed to hit .256, and they managed four homers and ten doubles. The problem with the offense is that it really was carried by one player, with a bit of help from a couple of other guys. The irony here is that the Carolina Mudcats offense is leading the league in average and on base percentage, and second in OPS. The power numbers just aren’t there, as they are last in home runs, and the all-important runs scored. You can’t win games if you aren’t scoring runs.
The offense was average to below average, but the pitching just wasn’t very good. The starters struggled all week, and while there...