Erie MLN: A Flat Finale

Erie hoped to end the 2012 season on a high note, but unfortunately the club lost its last five games to end the year. The ‘Wolves dropped their final road game to Bowie 6-8 and then returned to the Port City where the team was swept in a four game series against Altoona.

Erie played very flat in the final week of the season. There was very little "pep" and enthusiasm in the team's final week performances. The lack of enthusiasm was reflected on the scoreboard where the team was outscored 12 -26. Erie also gave up the "big inning" to their opponents this past week, causing the team to trail their opponents and play from behind, which was a leading cause in the club's five consecutive losses.

Chasing Omar

Shortstop Niuman Romero came close to tying Omar Infante's single season hit record for a SeaWolves player. Romero fell just four hits short of tying Infante's single season hit record of 161. The All-Star infielder and ended the season with a total of 157 hits (most on team in 2012) and had 67 runs batted in (2nd most on team in 2012).

A Lesson from Wesson

In the final game of the season Erie lost to Altoona 1-2 but starting pitcher Jared Wesson might have had his best outing of the year. Despite the loss Wesson had a season high ten strikeouts allowing only two runs in seven innings. The left hander ended the season with a 7-11 record for the howlers and posted earned run average of 5.90.

Final Moves

There were a few late season roster moves for the SeaWolves this past week, with the biggest move occurring when outfielder Avisail Garcia was transferred to the Detroit Tigers. Garcia made a big splash in Erie late in the season and greatly helped improve the team's offense. Garcia had an average of .312 with 67 hits and 22 runs batted in, in 55 games with Erie this year.

As Detroit looks to make a late season playoff push, the Tigers hope that Garcia can help add some offensive power to their lineup and help the club see some post season action.

Erie pitcher Rob Waite was transferred to Triple-A affiliate Toledo while Carlos De Los Santos was transferred to Erie from Class-A Lakeland. De Los Santos was only with Erie for two games before being transferred to Class-A Connecticut.

The Final Tally

Erie ended the year with a record of 57-84 finishing in 6th place of the Western Division, 25 games behind division winner Akron.

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