2010 start for Nashville vs 2009 is NO comparison
Wow! What a difference a year makes.
The Sounds opened the 2009 season at home. We lost five of our first eight games last year. The average margin of loss in the first eight games in 2009? Try 7.2 runs per game/loss. When we lost last year in the first month or so, we lost badly.
So far in 2010, in the first eight games, all away games, we’ve only lost one game (a 4-0 shut out).
We have won 7 of 8 and the average margin of victory has been just 1.4 runs per game. We’ve one a lot of tight ones so far including three 1-run games.
That’s the good news.
The bad news? Our hitting has been horrible. If it weren’t for our pitching so far in 2010 we’d be sucking wind big time.
So far we are batting just .209 as a team. 3rd from the bottom in the PCL. Of our regulars players so far. the highest batting average is just .250 (Cruz).
Our pitching is tops in the PCL with a combined .188 ERA for our starters and relievers.
Thank God for Chris Smith, who has notched a league leading 5 saves so far. Smith alone has more saves (5) than the second place team has in total (4).
Let’s hope the Sounds’ bat become uncorked during our first home series against Iowa. Go Sounds!