Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Seals Bats Go Quiet in 4-2 Loss to OC

The Victoria Seals will have to sweep Wednesday's double header against the Orange County Flyers if they are to claim their third consecutive series victory. The Seals bats went quiet on Tuesday night and were limited to only six hits -- all of them singles. Their record now stands at 6-11.

Starter Eduardo Baeza continued his struggles on the mound and gave up two homers and four earned runs in 5 2/3 innings of work. His record fell to 1-3. On a positive note, Victorian Graham Campbell pitched 1 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to lower his ERA to 4.26. Given the bullpen's lack of consistency, Campbell may eventually move into the setup role for closer Javier Garcia. Another possibility is that Campbell could move into the starting rotation if Travis Wade doesn't turn it around soon.

Seal Blubber Bits:
  • The official provider of statistics for the Golden Baseball League,, seems to be going through some growing pains. Attendance figures for the Seals first six home games have been upgraded from 1,815 per game to 2,104 per game -- while the team was on the road. Either fans have been paying to sit in RAP while the team is in California or something else is up. My guess is that it's just a problem with the number-crunchers at I also noticed a few days ago that Eduardo Baeza's ERA dropped by almost a run without him throwing a pitch. In any event, the Seals have moved up to second in league attendance.

  • Travis Wade (0-2, 6.75 ERA) and Austin "Powers" Bibens-Dirkx (2-0, 3.86 ERA) are the likely starters for Wednesday's double header.

  • Wilver Perez is now leading the team in hitting with a .354 average and seems to have recovered from his shoulder injury.

  • Sergio Pedroza leads the team in both homers (2) and RBIs (12).