BlueClaws Update: Golson Struggling

Center field prospect Greg Golson is off to a tough start at Lakewood, as are many of the hitters. One guy who's not struggling is Clay Harris, who's off to a fast start. Unfortunately for the BlueClaws, they're still looking for their first win of the season.

Northern Div. W L PCT GB
DelMarVa 6 2 .750 -
Lexington 6 2 .750 -
Greensboro 5 3 .625 1.0
Lake County 5 3 .625 1.0
West Virginia 4 4 .500 2.0
Hagerstown 3 5 .375 3.0
Hickory 3 5 .375 3.0
Lakewood 0 8 .000 6.0
Thursday's Game: The BlueClaws got RBI singles from Cooper Osteen and Clay Harris to jump out to a 2-0 lead in the third inning, but couldn't hold the lead and lost to DelMarVa 9-2. The loss, in what was Lakewood's home opener, drops the BlueClaws to 0-8 on the season.

Matt Maloney (0-2, 4.91) started strong, but ran into trouble in the top of the fourth inning. Juan Gutierrez' three-run homerun highlighted a four-run inning for DalMarVa and they never looked back. When Maloney was done, he had pitched five innings, giving up five earned runs. Justin Blaine gave up two more runs in two innings of work.

Four DelMarVa pitchers scattered five hits. Chorye Spoone (1-0) got the win, going five innings.

BlueClaws Notebook: Greg Golson has struggled in the early going. Golson took an 0-for-4 Thursday night and saw his season average drop to .074 (2-for-27). Golson has struck out eight times this season... Clay Harris went 1-for-4 Thursday and is hitting .450 (9-for-20) on the season. He's one of the few Lakewood hitters doing much this season. In fact, coming into Thursday night's game, only five BlueClaws players had averages over .200 through the first seven games of the season... Welinson Baez is having a good season at the plate, hitting .360 (9-for-25), but has already made three errors... To make matters worse, Lakewood is just 1-for-5 in the stolen base department... Lakewood starters have two complete games, both of which came in seven-inning games that were part of a double-header. Matt Maloney went the distance, but took the loss in one game, while Carlos Carrasco went the distance and also took the loss in the second game of the twin bill... Lakewood pitchers hadn't given up a homerun until Maloney surrendered the longball in Thursday night's loss.

Team Stats
Through April 12th.

HR RBI AVG G AB R H 2B 3B SB BB KO OBP
2 12 .196 7 204 16 40 9 0 1 23 54 .278
W L ERA SV G IP H R ER BB KO WHIP OPP AVG
0 7 3.66 0 7 51.2 48 29 21 19 47 1.30 .241

Stats and Streaks
Through games of April 12th.

PLAYER HR RBI AVG G AB R H 2B 3B SB BB KO NOTES
Baez, Welinson 1 5 .360 7 25 2 9 4 0 0 0 4 1G hit streak (3-for-5)

H in 2 of 3 Gs (5-for-13)

Cheesman, Aaron 0 3 .222 3 9 2 2 1 0 0 1 1 1G hitless streak (0-for-4)

H in 2 of 3 Gs (2-for-9)

Diaz, Dennis 0 1 .143 3 7 0 1 0 0 0 2 2 1G hit streak (1-for-6)
Frith, Ryan 0 2 .250 7 20 2 5 1 0 1 4 7 3G hit streak (4-for-11)
Gamble, Sean 0 0 .167 5 18 1 3 0 0 0 1 3 1G hitless streak (0-for-5)

H in 2 of 3 Gs (2-for-14)

Golson, Greg 0 0 .087 6 23 2 2 0 0 0 1 6 1G hit streak (1-for-4)

H in 2 of 3 Gs (2-for-12)

Hardy, John 0 0 .100 3 10 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 1G hitless streak (0-for-4)

H in 1 of 2 Gs (1-for-8)

Harris, Clay 1 1 .500 5 16 4 8 1 0 0 2 3 1G hit streak (1-for-5)

H in 3 of last 4 (8-for-15)

Hernandez, Fidel 0 0 .105 6 19 0 2 0 0 0 1 7 2G hitless streak (0-for-7)
Kennelly, Tim 0 0 .133 5 15 0 2 1 0 0 0 6 1G hit streak (1-for-5)
Marson, Lou 0 0 .000 5 13 1 0 0 0 0 5 3 5G hitless streak (0-for-13)
Osteen, Cooper 0 0 .231 5 13 1 3 0 0 0 4 3 2G hit streak (2-for-8)
Williams, Julian 0 0 .125 5 16 0 2 1 0 0 1 6 1G hit streak (1-for-4)
PITCHER W L ERA SV G GS IP H R ER BB KO NOTES
Barb, Andrew 0 1 1.80 0 2 0 5.0 3 1 1 0 4 4.1 scoreless IP
Blaine, Justin 0 0 0.00 0 1 0 1.0 1 1 0 2 1 1.0 IP w/o ER
Carrasco, Carlos 0 1 1.50 0 1 1 6.0 3 1 1 0 7 0.2 scoreless IP
De La Cruz, Maximo 0 0 1.80 0 1 1 5.0 6 4 1 1 1 2.1 scoreless IP
Harker, Brett 0 0 23.14 0 2 0 2.1 4 7 6 2 2 2.0 scoreless IP
Hill, Ronald 0 1 0.00 0 2 0 1.2 1 1 0 0 0 1.2 IP w/o ER
Kendrick, Kyle 0 0 3.38 0 2 2 10.2 12 5 4 6 11 0.0 scoreless IP
Maloney, Matt 0 1 1.50 0 1 1 6.0 3 1 1 1 5 5.0 scoreless IP
Mitchinson, Scott 0 1 6.75 0 1 1 4.0 4 3 3 1 3 1.2 scoreless IP
Outman, Josh 0 1 1.80 0 1 1 5.0 4 2 1 4 4 2.1 scoreless IP
Overholt, Patrick 0 0 9.00 0 2 0 2.0 4 2 2 1 4 0.0 scoreless IP
Zagurski, Michael 0 1 3.00 0 2 0 3.0 3 1 1 5 5 0.0 scoreless IP


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