We arrived in Charleston at about 1 AM this morning. It was a long trip but we all expected it.
Bus movies: Anger Management, Miracle and 300.
Very nice hotel here in Charleston. One of the better in the league. The main reason I say that is because the breakfast is excellent. They have a hot buffet (hash browns, eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, waffles) and they have someone making omelets. Perfect! And, I have two televisions in my hotel room. I have a separate room with a couch and then another area with the bed.
We are leaving for the park at 2:30 today. Here are some notes for the game today.
KING JULIUS: Shorebirds right-fielder Jacob Julius had his best series of the season against the Hagerstown Suns. He hit his first home run of the season in game four (8/7) and then hit his second home run of the season the following night (8/8) in the finale. Julius recorded back-to-back multi-hit games. He had three total multi-hit games entering the series. Julius started four straight games for the first time this season.
BERNARDO HOT: Shorebirds backstop Luis Bernardo is riding a five-game hit streak into game one against the Riverdogs. During the recent homestand, he hit .315 (6-19) with six RBIs and two runs scored. He also connected on his first home run of the season on 8/5 and his first triple of the season on 8/8. His .231 batting average is the highest since May 23rd when he was hitting .235.
ROAD OFFENSIVE WARRIORS: Several Shorebirds have hit much better on the road than at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium. Tyler Kolodny is hitting .276 on the road, but only .169 at home (107). Ron Welty is batting .332 on the road and just .272 at home (60). Elvin Polanco is hitting .283 on the road but just .215 at home (68). Overall, the Shorebirds are hitting .262 on the road and .245 at home. Power numbers are also skewed greatly. The Shorebirds have connected on 28 homers on the road versus just 14 at home.
I’ll check in from the park with pictures. I hear its nice.
Until next time, Go Shorebirds!