The Whitecap's season is over, and I am in my annual state of mourning the end of the season. It is a serious condition I call BBGDS (baseball game deficiency syndrome). Right now it is a mild case because the Tigers are still playing and looking good to win the Central, but in another month or so, the symptoms will increase.
The Whitecaps faced the Great Lakes Loons in the first round. They played the first game in Midland and the last two at home. The Dodgers wanted to give Midland
We just finished up a three or four game series in Lansing depending on how you view it. There were three official games of which we took two out of three, and then there was a fourth game that was, for the most part, invisible, except for the Whitecaps starting pitcher, Casey Crosby.
Casey pitched four innings, receiving a no decision in a 5-0 win in a simulated game. I know he gave up one hit, and hit one batter, and I know he struck out a few, but the only stat I saw recorded
It seemed, Gustavo Nunez was destined to only be able to hit home runs in Dayton, but he finally found a way to hit home runs at fifth third ballpark---use his speed. Granted, the outfielder did slip, but even so, most batters would have only made it to third. Nunez did not even think about slowing down, so it was a good thing that acting manager, Benny Distefano was waving him around third. Gustavo Nunez hit an inside the park homerun. I had my camera aimed at third, and had to make some quick
Updated 09-10-2009 at 12:03 AM by whitecapwendy
The other day, as we watched Billy Nowlin get hit by a pitch once again, a fan nearby called out to the catcher, "Hey Perez, what is the sign for plunk?"
I have never seen a team get hit by pitches more often than the Whitecaps this year. As of Brent Wyatt's two hit by pitches in the first and ninth inning of tonight's (8-20-09) game, the Whitecaps have 102 HBP's so far this season as a team. Who are the team leaders? I did manage to find out that information.
Updated 08-20-2009 at 10:25 PM by whitecapwendy
(update HBP stats)
Gustavo Nunez loves hitting in Dayton. Last night as part of a 9 run first inning, Gustavo hit a grand slam--it was his second home run of the season (both in Dayton). Later in the game, Gustavo hit another solo home run. He hit two home runs one from each side of the plate. Not bad. He went 4-5 with two singles (one a bunt single), three runs scored and 5 RBI.
Ben Guez also had a fantastic night
Updated 08-14-2009 at 11:01 PM by whitecapwendy
(update end of game)