Friday, April 5, 2013
Positives: The starting pitching wasn't too bad. Ricky Nolasco and Kevin Slowey had decent outings despite the low inning total. LeBlanc wasn't awful. Despite all the jokes, the Fish were in every game and just need to string a few hits together and perhaps they may take a lead sometime soon.
Negatives: Where do we begin? The first two days at the plate were awful (0 R, 7 H). In the finale they managed eight hits, but also stranded eight and scored just a run. Have your pick of the lot of which hitter is struggling, they all look pretty uncomfortable. As mentioned earlier, the team pitching was good (3.38 ERA) but they allowed Bryce Harper to go off. And the defense fell apart in game three. There's also the matter that the club doesn't have a first baseman. The win column seems like an unreachable enchanted land.
Line of the Series: Error 404 Not Found
Highlight of the Series: Placido Polanco made a nice catch in foul territory reaching into the seats.
Looking Ahead: The Fish visit New York for three against the Mets.