A YEAR AGO...
Its been one year since Victor Mateo tossed the first No Hitter at Riverwalk Stadium. He is still in the Montgomery rotation a year later, mowing down double-A hitters and anchoring the Biscuits pitching staff.
|Victor Mateo throws a pitch that won't be hit, July 24 2013|
Ryan Brett left with an injury tonight. I didn't catch what it was that caused him to be lifted for Heck-tor Guevara, but hopefully its not serious.
Brett has been one of our most productive players both with the stick and the glove. The silver lining for Biscuits fans is that this could delay his promotion, hopefully until after the playoffs.
I say that because I am waiting for the annual exodus of Skitz, as though the Tampa front office has a vested interest in Durhams extended stay hotels and short-term apartment leasings.
THE ONLY TIME WHEN GETTING CRABS ISN'T BAD
Guys like Leonardo Reginnato and Patrick Leonard are knocking at the door for the promotions, as are Maxx Tissenbaum and Riverwalk fan-favorite Justin O'Conner.
Pitching wise, we could get a late season look at Austin Pruitt, Reinaldo Lopez or Kevin Brandt late in the season.
Starter Victor Mateo has allowed 19 bases stolen while he was on the mound, only two runners have been caught.
Reliever Parker Markel gets the most swinging strikes and has the lowest Zone Contact rate of any Rays pitcher.
Relief pitcher Matt Neil leads the bullpen in getting hitters to swing at bad pitches, his O-Swing Rate is 17.8%.
Utilityman Heck-tor Guevara is leading the Biscuits in Line-Drive Percentage with 23.3%, hitting the ball hard to all fields.
SS-OF Taylor Motter leads the Biscuits in home runs at Riverwalk, having bashed nine balls onto the railroad tracks. He's also tops in RBI at home, driving in 28 and runs scored with 26.
Of speedy outfielder Willie Argo's 22 stolen bases, 17 have been in road games. Only five have come at home. With just about 35 games to go, the Biscuits record may be out of reach.
Hak Ju Lee and Desmond Jennings each swiped 37 bases.
The Montgomery All-Time SB record is 56, set in 1961 by Michael Holodick (i know, i know, i can't make this stuff up)
BISCUITS WITH 20 STEALS
mahtook 25 2013
Omalley 24 2013
bortnick 23 2012
hak ju lee 37 2012
omalley 24 2011
salem 23 2010
eldridge 20 2009
jennings 37 2009
eldridge 24 2008
perez 32 2007
Owens 24 2006
rayburn 20 2006
johnson 20 2006
rayburn 29 2005
Maile also leads the current lineup in OPS, crushing the ball at home to the tune of .912.
|pretty good at maths|
According to the Pythagorean differential, the Biscuits are lucky to be where they are after having allowed more runs than they have scored.
The old Greek mathematician figures we ought to be five games under .500. Good thing he doesn't have a say in the standings!