Monday, August 31, 2009

Seals End Season with Fifth Straight Loss

The Victoria Seals wrapped up their inaugural season in a less than spectacular fashion, dropping a 4-3 decision to the Long Beach Armada on Monday night. The Seals were swept in four straight games by the Armada and they lost their last five games of the year.

Victoria, which went on their final road trip without six of their best players due to recent trades, finished the season with a 32-50 record. Their .390 winning percentage was second-worst in the league, only better than the .382 mark posted by the Yuma Scorpions (who were comprised entirely of Colombian players). The Seals finished a whopping 20 games behind the Calgary Vipers in the overall standings.

The team that took to the field looked nothing like the Seals squad that we all enjoyed watching earlier in the season. The starting lineup for the final game was as follows (Eduardo Baeza was on the mound):
  1. P.Montero LF
  2. M.Kavanaugh C
  3. B.Rios 3B
  4. B.Flowers 1B
  5. G.Riley RF
  6. B.LeVier SS
  7. T.Mermer DH
  8. B.Krause CF
  9. T.Miyoshi 2B

Seal Blubber Bits

  • Ex-Seal (and current Viper) Sergio Pedroza won the GBL home run title with 20 home runs. However, he hit 15 of those 20 homers in a Victoria Seals uniform. Jamar Hill finished second in the league with 19 home runs.
  • The Vipers' Nelson Castro won the GBL batting title with an impressive .410 mark. He finished 34 points ahead of teammate Colin Moro.
  • Edmonton's Darryl Brinkley won the league RBI crown with 82 runs knocked in. You may remember the RAP fans taunting Brinkley with chants of "Darrrrrrryl" this summer. Sergio Pedroza finished a close second to Brinkley with 81 RBIs.
  • The first two games of the North Division playoffs between the Vipers and Capitals are Tuesday and Wednesday nights in Edmonton.