Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Grizzlies Back on the Road for three

Photos Courtesy of Paul Baillargeon/ActionImaging.com
Hello all!  Back on the road we go..after a brief three-game homestand, the Grizzlies hit the road for three more away from home against the Freedom in Florence, KY.  The Grizzlies are coming off a 6-1 win Monday night against the Southern Illinois Miners to avoid the series sweep. 

It was been a tough stretch of games for the Grizzlies, but even with the skid they are still just six games back of Schaumburg in the West Division.  The Grizzlies currently stand 17-19 and have a 9-12 mark on the road.  The offense is still sputtering, but six runs on seven hits was an encouraging sign Monday.  One guy who is really seeing the ball well is outfielder Aaron Conway.  The Edwardsville, IL native has four hits in his last two games, including a double, triple and his first professional home run.  Conway has upped his average to .267 (my preseason prediction was .320+). 

The Grizzlies bullpen continues to be one of the biggest bright spots.  Meanwhile, the starting rotation is trying to find its groove.  Chris Enourato tossed seven strong innings, giving up only one run in the last game.  Gateway has only two quality starts in their last six games.  A big key for the rotation is to go deeper in games.  It's just a bump in the road in my opinion..the Grizzlies have a lot of great arms in their rotation. 

Only 12 games remain in the first half of the season..6 @ home and 6 on the road.  Below is the Grizzlies rotation for the series with the Freedom!

  Wednesday: RHP Tim Brown (3-2, 1.92)
  Thursday: RHP Ja-Vaun West (1-2, 6.75)
  Friday: RHP Alex Kaminsky (5-2, 4.39)

I head on the air @ 6:50 EST on Wednesday from Florence, KY.  First pitch is set for 7:05 EST.  Tune in on the Grizzlies Radio Network: 590 AM KFNS, 1400 AM KJFF, gatewaygrizzlies.com, kfns.com and the FREE KFNS App on your phone.  Go Grizzlies!

       -Voice of the Grizzlies, Adam Young

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