South Oakland Ducks of the North Side (6-6)
Pittsburgh D2 (8-2)
South Oakland finds itself hanging around the middle of the pack despite only averaging around 4.3 runs a game, with a team batting average .90 points down from last year (.280 compared to .370). The Ducks have scored 2.4 fewer runs per game this season than last with pretty much the same lineup. I’m not sure of the reason for this. Maybe we all got old at the same time, maybe its the new field, maybe the pitching is better. Maybe it’s just bad luck and we’re due to regress (progress?) to the norm, collectively.
If the Ducks are going to get finish in the top 3 and get a bye, the offense will have to get right this week, as we face D2 twice, and Bauerstown on Saturday.
South Oakland is 1.5 games behind the third place Oilers, and 3 games out of first with 12 games left. The Ducks have won two straight over good teams, after a bad loss to the Warriors followed by 2 rainouts.
We usually do well against teams that throw hard, and I think D2 has a bunch of hard throwing young guys, so maybe we will break out today. Maybe we need a ringer.
Bad News for D2