May 20: Off Day
May 21 thru 24
- Lugnuts 3 games, Silver Hawks 1 game
- Lugnuts are 23-24 (.489)
- Third place, 3.5 games behind the Whitecaps, one game behind the Battle Cats. The Wizards are two games back.
- Beltran and Blosser are on the DL. Doug’s broken his wrist and will be out until July. The team seems to expect Carlos back soon, which will make the outfield interesting.
- Rick Pitts was returned to extended spring. I expect he’ll go to one of the short-season teams when they’re made up in June.
Jose Cepeda was Baseball Weekly‘s “Hot Prospect of the Week” in this week’s issue.
Better baseball, this series. [Blaine] Mull and [Todd] Thorn had good outings, and [Scott] Key had a terrific relief appearance. [Matt] Treanor and [Gary] Coffee have been improving their hitting marks.
The Nuts are just past the midpoint of a three-week stretch against the Eastern Division, mostly playing home-and-away sets of four games. With the season’s midpoint nearing, these sets should help determine the division’s first-half championship.