Red Barons' Update: Scranton Needs Offense

The Red Barons offense wasn't exactly a juggernaut to begin with and now, they've lost Chris Roberson and Carlos Ruiz to the big league club. Now, any success is going to have to come from the pitching staff, which has been the highlight of the season, so far.

The Red Barons have seen a lot of players come and go lately. Having Cole Hamels was nice while it lasted, but everybody figured he wouldn't be in Scranton for too long. Chris Roberson is also getting an audition with the big league club, leaving a hole in the Scranton outfield.

Pitchers Talley Haines and Brian Mazone have joined the Red Barons from AA Reading, as have outfielder Peter Bergeron and infielder Marc Tugwell.

Over the last ten games, the Red Barons have hit just .192, continuing their struggles at the plate. On the season, the Red Barons are hitting .253 as a team.

On the other hand, the pitching has been simply awesome. As a team, Scranton pitchers have posted a 1.78 ERA over the last ten games, but thanks to the lack of offense, they've gone just 4-6 in those contests.

With Roberson and Carlos Ruiz now with the Phillies, Joe Thurston looks to pick up the slack as the team's offensive leader. Thurston is having a solid season, hitting .270 and is second to Ruiz in homeruns, with four on the season. The Dodgers cast-off won't be able to carry the offense alone.

On the mound, Eude Brito has pitched wonderfully after a slow start in the spring. In seven starts, the left-hander is 4-1 and has a 1.58 season ERA.

  LAST 10 GAMES
PLAYER AVG G AB R H HR RBI
*Bergeron, Peter,CF .273 4 11 1 3 0 0
Chavez, Angel,3B .217 8 23 1 5 0 1
Coste, Chris,3B .152 9 33 0 5 0 0
*Fleming, Ryan,OF .174 9 23 1 4 0 2
#Garrett, Shawn,LF .091 6 22 0 2 0 0
King, Brennan,3B .188 10 32 3 6 1 3
*Kroeger, Josh,RF .162 10 37 1 6 1 1
#Roberson, Chris,CF .308 6 26 0 8 0 0
#Sandoval, Danny,SS .185 8 27 1 5 0 1
Sosa, Juan, .083 5 12 2 1 0 1
*Thurston, Joe,2B .265 10 34 3 9 0 2
Tugwell, Marc,3B .000 1 3 0 0 0 0
Wathan, Dusty,C .211 6 19 2 4 1 1
TOTALS .192 10  302 15 58 3 12

 

  LAST 10 GAMES
PITCHER W-L SV G IP H ER BB SO
Booker, Chris 0-0 0 2 2 1 0 1 1
*Brito, Eude 2-0 0 2 14 4 1 4 10
Cameron, Ryan 0-0 1 3 3.2 5 0 1 6
Condrey, Clay 1-0 0 3 6.2 4 0 2 1
*Crowell, Jim 0-1 0 3 5.1 7 1 1 0
Cummings, Jeremy 0-1 0 2 11.1 11 5 3 11
Giese, Dan 0-1 0 3 4 4 1 1 1
Haines, Talley 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
*Hamels, Cole 0-0 0 1 7 5 1 0 10
Lee, Seung Hak 0-0 0 1 6 4 1 0 1
*Mazone, Brian 0-0 0 1 5 4 1 1 3
Minix, Travis 0-0 0 3 3 3 0 0 5
Sanches, Brian 1-1 1 3 3 2 1 0 2
*White, Matt 0-2 0 2 14 12 5 2 7
TOTALS 4-6 2 10 86 67 17 16 58

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