Erie MLN: Hot at Home, Absent Away

Erie's performance this past week was a microcosm of the SeaWolves season. In the three games played at Jerry Uht Park, the ‘Wolves were 3-0 and looked like a top tier team. On the other hand, while out on the road the team went 0-3 and struggled to put runs on the scoreboard. The team has had this type of ebb and flow all season, a main reason why the team currently sits in 6th place.

Home Heroics

Ramon Garcia set the tone for the SeaWolves at home by mowing down the New Hampshire Fisher Cats lineup en route to a complete game shutout last Thursday night. Garcia was on top of his game and had his best outing of the season by only allowing only four hits and no walks with six strikeouts.

The left handed Dominican's amazing performance was accompanied by a sound night from the Erie bats where Jordan Lennerton, Nick Castellanos, and Avisail Garcia helped supply a majority of the offense for the club.

After a great night on the mound Ramon Garcia is 8-8 for season with an earned run average of 4.92, which he has been slowly bringing down over his last few starts.

The Walk-off

Nothing is more exciting in baseball than a walk-off home run. Just two nights after Ramon Garcia's shutout victory, Daniel Fields came through in the clutch for the ‘Wolves. After eight and a half innings of a hard fought game against the Portland Sea Dogs, Fields blasted a solo shot to right, giving Erie the 5-4 win. This was only Fields second homerun of the season, which couldn't have come at more opportune time.

Traveling Blues

Erie who has been playing a like a top notch team at home lately, the club just can't find their stride while out on the road. Erie has dropped three in a row away from home and six of their last eight road games dating back to the beginning of August. In the remaining road games in the 2012 season, the club looks to find the same success away from the Port City as it is having at Jerry Uht Park.

Revolving Roster

There was only one roster transaction for the howlers this past week. Outfielder Jamie Johnson was transferred back to Erie from the Toledo Mud Hens.

Trudging Ahead

Tonight the ‘Wolves look to avoid the four game road sweep at the hands of Bowie Baysox, game time 7:05pm. Erie returns home on Friday for a six game homestand and will host the Harrisburg Senators for three games followed by a three game series versus the division leading Akron Aeros.

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