May 4 thru 7
- Cougars 3 games, Lugnuts 1 game
- Lugnuts are 15-16 (.484)
- Third place, 5 games behind the Battle Cats. The division’s now spread to 7.5 games.
[Jose] Cepeda’s hit streak has reached 28 games.
After a long string of games where one team usually clobbered the other, the Nuts went on the road and played four fairly close games. Unfortunately they lost three of them, but at least they played well.
The good news of the road trip is that [manager Brian] Poldberg’s finding ways to use the bullpen. Scott Key had a good outing, which I hope is an omen, and Modesto Villareal has evidently been assigned to relief work. I still expect one or two of the relievers to improve dramatically, but we need better relief now, regardless.