Thursday, August 02, 2007


That's the feeling watching this game. The Defenders looked lifeless as the Aeros scored five runs in the fifth inning.

Manager Shane Turner wants to see his team rise above challenges on the field but the message seems to have fallen on deaf ears. Let's give Akron starter Chuck Lofgren cedit, but the Defenders have just looked bad tonight.

At one point, I felt as if I went back in time to April or May before realizing it was never this warm during those months.


Wyman said...

At least my boy Bateman is looking strong. Hopefully he can keep it up! What will it take for him to get to Fresno?

thehondohurricane said...

Even though I wasn't too impressed with Lofgren.....control issues and low velocity.....the Akron team impressed me no end. They played sound baseball, ran aggressively, and hit with RISP. One of the better AA teams I remember seeing in some time. To compare them with the locals for the three games:

Akron 15 runs, 34 hits, and 1 error.
Ct. 5 runs, 15 hits, and 4 errors.

To me, those lines say a lot about Dodd's Defs.