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.
Posted a day late: I was working on this yesterday morning when the power failed–which killed our router. New router this morning; working now….
The Midwest League on the Web in 1996 (part 1)
When I started posting these Lugnuts Notes, minor league baseball information on the web was really quite sparse. By the end of the 1996 season things had improved, but only half of the Midwest League’s teams (and a similar number of MWL-covering newspapers) were on line. Today, let’s look at the official team websites at season’s end–the list is accurate; the descriptions, though, are from memory:
Enough for now. I’ll discuss some other team-specific sites in a few days, then walk you through the Midwest League’s early on-line press coverage.
In the event you’ve just stumbled onto this entry, here’s an explanation of what I’m up to.