The Charleston RiverDogs completed a seven-game road trip to West Virginia and Delmarva. The Dogs took two of three from West Virginia while splitting four games against Delmarva. Charleston returned home for a seven-game homestand against the Lakewood BlueClaws (Philadelphia Phillies) and the Delmarva Shorebirds (Baltimore Orioles). “It was long. We played well. Coming out of it four and three. And realistically, we probably could have been six and one. We let a couple of games go there in Delmarva that I thought we should have won, but that’s the way it goes sometimes. Overall, four and three, happy with the way we played,” RiverDogs manager Pat Osborn said.
Here are some news and notes from the past week:
During the last homestand, the offense dominated while the pitching at times struggled. On the road trip, it was the opposite story. During the road trip, the Dogs offense only managed to score 22 runs in seven games. The pitching allowed just 18 runs.
Part of the struggles included Hoy Park going 0-for-12 on the road trip. Leonardo Molina has only collected one hit in his last 17 at-bats.
Blake Rutherford‘s bat started to heat up on the final three games of the road trip in Delmarva. He went 6-for-12 in the last three games, after going 0-for-12 in the first four games.
After the trip, Charleston is now 13-12 on the season. They stand three and a half games out of the Greenville Drive and the Rome Braves, who are tied for first at 16-8.
The RiverDogs pitching staff currently leads the league in strikeouts with 263.
Charleston is looking to break out of a four-game losing streak at home.