Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Seals extend latest losing streak to three games

The Victoria Seals have now lost 13 of their last 14 games after dropping a 7-5 decision to the Edmonton Capitals on Tuesday night. This time the culprits were shaky pitching and a lack of clutch hitting. The Seals outhit the Capitals 13-8 in the game, but they couldn't get the big hit when they needed it and they stranded 11 base runners.

Starter Kyle Wilson had his third consecutive horrible start, giving up four earned runs on three hits and four walks in 1 2/3 innings pitched. He has now given up 20 earned runs in his last 9 innings pitched and his ERA for the year stands at 10.29. Needless to say, his future with the club is uncertain.

On the positive side, Andrew Arreola (pictured here) did a great job giving the Seals a chance to get back into the game. He pitched 4 1/3 innings of scoreless baseball to lower his ERA to 4.05. Aaron "Handyman" Easton also chipped in with a perfect inning of relief.

Matt Kavanaugh continues to swing a hot stick. His three hits raised his average to .290. Terrence McClain (2 hits), Colin Moro (2 hits), Brian Rios (3 hits) and Shane Cronin (1 pinch hit) all raised their averages over the .300 mark on the season. Chris Van Rossum also hit his fourth homer of the year.

The Seals hope to salvage the final game of the Edmonton series tomorrow night. Game time is 6 PM PST. Victoria then returns to Royal Athletic Park to start a seven-game home stand on Friday night.