Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Victoria pulls within 5 games of division lead

The Seals defeated the Calgary Vipers 7-4 on Tuesday night and have won four of their last five games. Victoria has now pulled to within five games of the division-leading Vipers.

Isaac Hess earned the win and improved his record to a perfect 4-0. His ERA now sits at 2.84. Closer Javier Garcia record his seventh save in seven attempts by shutting the door in the last 1 2/3 innings, his longest outing of the season.

If the Seals can win the last two games of this series, they'll put themselves right in the thick of the race for the first-half division title. I really like the moxie on this squad. Given the momentum they currently have, anything is possible.

Seal Blubber Bits:
  • The scoreboard at RAP will not be installed until mid-July at the earliest. The initial three-week installation estimate has been revised now that those involved have taken into account the fact that Vancouver Island is rather rocky. Turns out, a bit of drilling will be required.

  • Trevor Davidson's two hits on Tuesday night raised his average to .313. Meanwhile, Chris VanRossum sits patiently on the bench.

  • Calgary's Fehlandt Lentini had three more hits on Tuesday night to raise his average to a sparkling .426. He also stole a pair of bases.

  • I heard an interesting assessment of the calibre of play in Golden League from an ex-Rotisserie League opponent on the weekend. He said "The Golden League has double-A hitting and single-A pitching." So true.

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