Originally written on Indians Baseball Insider  |  Last updated 11/17/14
From the Bait Shop: There’s struggling… …and then there’s being just plain bad. The Mudcats were officially bad last week, as they only managed a 1-6 record, dropped to 13 games behind the first place Myrtle Beach Pelicans, were outscored by 13 runs, and had the worst record in the entire Carolina League, by five games. Some will point to the offense leading the league with a .269 average, and scratch their heads at how or why this team is so bad. It’s easy. The average doesn’t mean a thing when you aren’t scoring enough runs. The Muddies continue to have some players just scorching on the offensive side of things with regards to hitting the baseball, they are now last in the league in runs scored, last in home runs (by six), and last in RBI. The Mudcats hit a pretty respectable .261 on the week, but were really carried by two or three guys at the top of that lineup this week. They averaged just under four runs a game, which is horribly bad, but never good when your pitching has bee...
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