The season is almost half over for minor league baseball. Most teams have seen their best players move up to AAA or even to the major league parent teams. Some Sea Dogs players have moved up as well. Fans might expect a negative impact to the team when players advance. Not so for the 2014 Sea Dogs.
The numbers tell the tale
In just under half a season Sea Dogs' players and coaches are delighting fans with league leading numbers. The totals for the first three innings of play are impressive.
- 1st inning: the Sea Dogs have scored 53 runs to their opponents 33 runs.
- 2nd inning: the Dogs scored 58 runs to the opponents 34 runs.
- 3rd inning: the Dogs have scored 53 runs opposed to 32 by opponents.
The Dogs have won 33 games and lost 4 if they are leading after the sixth inning.
When the Dogs have scored four or more runs, they have won 40 games and lost 10.
Their longest losing streak so far is three games.
The Dogs are leading the Eastern League in batting averages and ERAs.
Whether it is a combination of the strength of the coaching staff, the determination of the players or a combination of both, seeing a game at Hadlock Field is sure to entertain.
North Woods Law
Friday the Dogs are hosting North Woods Law Night and the first 1,000 fans will receive a Webkinz provided by Northeast Delta Dental. Fans can meet stars from North Woods Law, and the gates will open at 4:30 p.m.
Five games in three days
The Dogs will face the Altoona Curve for a three day five game series. Friday and Saturday's games are both doubleheaders. The start time for Friday's game has been moved from 7:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and is a continuation of a suspended game followed by a seven inning game. Saturday's doubleheader will start at 5:00 p.m.
Remember to bring your glove, and I'll see you at Hadlock Field.