Back on the Shore
The bus pulled into Perdue Stadium at about 6:30 in the morning from Hickory. Pretty routine trip at this point in the year. I just went outside (12:30 p.m) and it is scorching hot today. Weather.com says that it is 95 degrees but it feels like 105 degrees. Hottest day of the summer here in Salisbury.
Here are a few notes from the game notes I do…
BREAKDOWN OF OPPONENTS: The Shorebirds have 43 games remaining in 2010. Here is a breakdown of their remaining opponents. The ‘Birds will play: 10 games against Lakewood (17-10), four games vs. Hickory (16-12), nine games against Lexington (14-14), eight games against Hagerstown (10-18), four games against Augusta (15-13), four vs. Kannapolis (11-17) and four against West Virginia (11-17).
THREE STRAIGHT WITH HOMER: For the first time this season, the Shorebirds have connected on at least one home run in three straight games. The string started on 7/21 when Tyler Townsend hit a home run. On July 22, Townsend and Brian Conley went yard. Last night, Conley hit a lead off home run in the first inning.
45 HITS: The Shorebirds pitching staff surrendered 45 hits in the four game series against Hickory.
11 ERRORS: The Shorebirds committed 11 errors in the four game set against Hickory.
SINCE 2005…: Since 2005, only two Shorebirds players have finished a season with an above .300 batting average with 200 or more at-bats. Ryan Adams hit .308 in 2008. Adams played in 119 games and totaled 448 at-bats. In 2005, Jason Fransz hit .308 in 103 games and 396 at-bats.
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