A downright ugly (kooky)* series in Norfolk as LHV drops 3 of 4 to the Tides with a team batting average of .211 with 10 walks and 24 Ks. There was 1 Grand Slam for good measure and the only HR in the series.
Where’s Domonic Brown anyway?
Domonic Brown has been on fire over the last week as he plays in a rehab assignment with the GCL Phils. Brown has hit safely in all five games in which he’s appeared. He’s 11-for-19 (.579) with seven doubles and four RBIs. He had been down with a knee strain since mid-June. The Phils had targeted a post All-Star break return so he’s right on schedule.
It’s after the all-star break isn’t it and there surely are 1000′s of players who would love to hit .579 with a bad knee. Isn’t it time for Kratzie to make his return trip back to LHV? Surely would much rather have him hitting home-runs for the “winning” Phils but we know that ain’t happening. So, where are they?
Of course what would a losing series be without going 6 for 37 (.162) with RISP while stranding 25. I patiently await the day when I can trash the RISP spreadsheet once and for all!
Anything that could go wrong did from catchers throwing to 2nd 3 times from their knees – once to the CF, 3rd baseman playing 1B, infielders playing outfield and pitchers dropping balls out of their gloves as LHV was outscored 22-12 and were out-hit by Norfolk 40-28.
Listen, I’m not a player, manager, announcer, or coach – I’m just a dude whose Nike’s say Iron – Pigs on the back. But to me it seems the ‘Pigs are just “going through the motions” and no one seems to really give a shit at this point.
Still it’s not about winning we all realize that and getting beat is one thing, but beating yourself (all too often) is what makes it so frustratingly painful to watch at times.
At this point of the season there’s no point for us fans to give up – let’s just hope the players and coaching staff haven’t – yet…
Click below for Matt Provence’s shut-out wrap-up.
Click below for Matt’s victory call.
Click below for this “painful” wrap.
*Click below for this “heart-wrenching, kooky” wrap. (it’s here and he didn’t miss the bus.)
LET’S GO PIGS!
Dishing – SMH