Saturday, June 04, 2005

Norfolk Tides AAA Report

Since the Mets are rained out, let's take a look down on the farm. Also be sure to check out my latest Tom Seaver Retrospective. Note that everything is through June 1, which is what's been updated on Minor League

The Tides have gone into a bit of a slump the last week. They've lost their last three games, and four out of their last five. Their 29-27 still puts them in first place in the International League South by three games over the Durham Bulls. There's a box score for June 3 showing they lost a close game to the Rochester Red Wings, so it looks like their in an even deeper slump then I first thought.

Brian Daubach continues to tear it up, and there's rumors that he might be headed for the big league club. He's hitting at a very impressive .353/.421/.615 clip, and he leads the team in homers with eight.

On the pitching side, Jae Soe continues to throw well for the Tides. He's now struck out 56 batters in 55 innings, and he stands at 3-1 with a 3.60 ERA. On top of that, he's only given up fifteen walks. In his last outing on June 3, he lost a close affair (his first loss of the season) as he pitched six innings, gave up eight hits, and struck out four batters.

The Tides play three more against the Red Wings before playing a odd home and home series against the second best team in their division. They play the Bulls two games at home, then immediately travel and play two games at Durham. So by the end of next week, things could shake out in the division further.


Post a Comment

<< Home