Thursday, June 11, 2015

Biscuits Bury Pennant Hopes, Welcome Wahoos


 The Biscuits swept a doubleheader and took four out of five games from the Braves, sending them packing and now we prepare to host the P-Cola Blue Wahoos.
 the Biscuits held a pre-game ceremony to bury their first-half pennant hopes

The Skitz played very good ball against the Braves, getting to just one game under .500 and evening their wins and losses at Riverwalk at 15 apiece this season.

Only former Biscuit no-no author Victor Mateo kept the Braves from being swept, tossing nine good innings against his former team.


WELCOME WAHOOS
However the Biscuits have a habit of playing to the competition, even the South Division cellar-dwelling Wahoos could be a threat as Montgomery let last place Jackson show them up in four of five games a few short weeks ago.

The Blue Wahoos are the Cincinnati Reds affiliate but the Pensacola crew has been woeful where it comes to the wins category. At 23w-35L only the aforementioned Jackson Generals are worse.

The Wahoos manager, Pat Kelly, is a former Yankee infielder and moonlights in the offseason as the general manager of the Brisbane Bandits of the Australian Baseball League (ABL).


WHAT TO LOOK FOR

Look for good pitching on both teams, especially strikeouts.
SP Snell
The Biscuits have three pitchers who have tossed their way onto the AllStar roster, Mortensen-Snell-Schultz-Pruitt are as good or betterh than any Montgomery rotation in the past fifteen years.

strikeouts are facist
Yet the Wahoos have their own arms, top prospect Robert Stephenson's 71 strikeouts are second in the Cinci organization only to Johnny Queto with 73. 
P'cola starting pitcher Timothy Adleman has an ERA in the leagues top five.



Montgomery relievers Jimmy Patterson and Kyle Winkler are among the best in the league at getting swinging strikes.

Three Montgomery hitters are among the top ten in the futile stat, O'conner+Field+Leonard are creeping up on a combined 200 strikeouts.



Last but not least, look for prospects.
Jesse Winker, outfielder, is ranked as the #2 Reds prospect, teammate cornerman Kyle Waldrop #13 according to MLB.com. Look for Winker to hit the ball on the ground, especially to the right side of the infield.

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