8 wins and 2 losses in the first 10 games. The ranking of 1st in all of major league baseball in runs scored per game (6.4), batting average (.283) and on base percentage (.359). It’s as if Kreskin has hypnotized the entire offensive team to believe they are the Yankees.
As for the pitching…well, it has been average at best. Some quality starts, especially from Taillon, but the bullpen has helped sour the overall pitching stats with a ranking of 19th in earned run average (4.13) and a ranking of 18th in WHIP (1.33). That spells trouble if no improvement comes but has been missed in the shuffle with the outpouring of so much offense.
As for overmanager Hurdle, he has continued to win despite himself, and has made some surprising decisions. (Williams comes out while throwing a no-hitter). Was shocked to see him actually give a strong Taillon a chance to throw a complete game 1 hitter a week later. Consistent? No. But it has worked in the win column.
Let’s keep the wins coming as long as we can.