12 June 2006

Pending Pinstripes: Trenton Thunder Team Report, 6/12/2006

Since my last report on the AA Trenton team, they have "thundered" from last place into second, but that's not really as good as it sounds. They're still just barely at .500, at 31-31, seven games behind the Portland SeaDogs.

Thirdbaseman Shelley Duncan's batting average is down from .297 to .253, but he leads the Eastern League with 15 homers, and he leads the team with 19 doubles, 39 RBI and 34 runs scored. 2B Gabe Lopez is hitting a modest .277, but leads the team with 37 walks and a .391 OBP. RF Bronson Sardinha and 1B Randy Ruiz (team-best .281 batting average) are tied for second on the team with eight homers, and OF Vince Faison has seven bombs. Nobody else on the team has more than four homers, a batting average higher than .274, or an OBP higher than .344. OF Justin Christian continues to burn up the basepaths (32 for 35 in steal attempts) whenever he actually get on them (.256 BA, .325 OBP). Shortstop JT Stotts is 4-for-5 in that category, but nobody else on the team has more than 2 steals. As a team, the Thunder are hitting only .243, but they actually lead the Eastern League with 55 homers.

Read the rest at Pending Pinstripes...

Stumble Upon Toolbar

No comments: