The Travelers Report

The Arkansas Travelers have suffered through a 7-12 month of May and are a league worst 1-18 when trailing after five innings of play.

They have not won a game when trailing after six and are 15-4 when leading by that time. While they are 14-6 when the team scores first, they are last in the league in one-run games at 4-8.

At 17-26 for the year, Arkansas is last in the North Division, 6.5 games off the pace and 4-6 over their last 10 contests.

The team batting average of .239 sits last in the Texas League, as does their 184 runs scored and 332 hits. They are fifth in the eight-team league in homers with 30 but do lead pace the league in stolen bases with 53. The three top spots individually are all held by Travelers. Cody Fuller (10) and Greg Porter (9) sit second and third, respectively, in stolen bases. Porter also has three triples, tying him for third in the league.

Freddy Sandoval is in the midst of a Texas League best 30-game o base streak that began on April 17. He is 38-for-105 with 20 walks over that span, a .355 average and .450 on base percentage. He has nine extra base hits and has scored 16 runs during that time.

Sandoval ranks third in the Texas League in average at .322, sits atop the league in steals with 11, is second in on base percentage at .413, and ranks fifth in hits with 47.

Aaron Peel is in the midst of a 13-game hitting streak, two shy of the best mark in the league. He is hitting .308 over that span with 16 hits in 52 at bats. He has also scored 12 runs over that stretch of games and has whiffed just five times.

Adam Morrissey has a 13-game home hitting streak, batting .408 on the strength of 20-for-49 hitting with 10 walks for an impressive .508 on base percentage. Morrissey also has a current on base streak of 16 games with 13 hits and 14 walks. Morrissey ranks third in the league with a .412 on base percentage and is tied for the league lead with 31 runs scored.

On the pitching front, Arkansas is sixth with a 4.36 team ERA. They have allowed the fewest homers in the league (25) but are tied with a league-worst seven saves.

Nick Green ranks fourth in the league in innings pitched with 54. Green fell two outs shy of a complete game on May 12 and has allowed two runs or less in four of his nine starts. He has walked just one batter over his last 19.2 innings.

Chris Saenz is tied for the Texas League lead in losses with five – all coming in his last five starts. The right-hander has allowed four runs or more in six of his eight starts and has surrendered 64 baserunners in 28 innings of work on the year. He has made it into the fifth inning just twice.

Nick Adenhart is tied atop the leaderboard with 23 walks. He has walked three batters or more in four contests and is coming off his worst outing as a pro, one that saw him allow seven runs on nine hits in 2.2 innings. He has held the opposition to one run or less in four of his nine starts but has allowed 19 runs in 16.1 innings over his last four starts.

Arkansas ranks second in the league in fielding percentage (FP) at .980 with 31 errors in 43 games. Michael Collins leads all first baseman with a .993 FP and Fuller and Porter have each contributed four outfield assists.

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