Thursday, August 27, 2009

Stone Crabs Week in Review: 8/20 to 8/26

Charlotte Stone CrabsThe Charlotte Stone Crabs were 2-4 on the week and dropped to 30-29 on the half. The Stone Crabs are still in second place of the division, 3 1/2 games back from the leader Fort Myers. Charlotte is still in contention for the FSL playoff. In order for the Stone Crabs to qualify for post season, they need to win the division outright or if Fort Myers wins the second half, the team with the best overall record will qualify. With that being said, the Stone Crabs currently have a 6 1/2 game lead over St. Lucie for the second best overall record behind Fort Myers.

Hitting Leaders:
Average: Ian Paxton (.288)
Slugging: Drew Anderson (.452)
On Base Pct: Shawn O’Malley (.388, first in FSL)
Hits: Shawn O’Malley (98)
Doubles: John Matulia (21)
Triples: Emeel Salem (7, tied for fifth in FSL)
Home Runs: Henry Wrigley (6)
RBI’s: Henry Wrigley (42)
Stolen Bases: Shawn O’Malley (40, fourth in FSL)

Pitching Leaders:
ERA Starters: Alex Cobb (3.14, eighth in FSL)
ERA Overall: Richard De Los Santos (1.04)
Wins: Jeremy Hall (13, tied for first in FSL)
Saves: Richard De Los Santos (8)
Strikeouts: David Newmann (114, fourth in FSL)

Team Hitting Stats (league rank):
Average: .243 (11 of 12)
Slugging: .342 (10 of 12)
On Base Pct: .317 (8 of 12)
Hits: 993 (10 of 12)
Doubles: 186 (8 of 12)
Triples: 32 (6 of 12)
Home Runs: 51 (11 of 12)
Runs Scored: 503 (5 of 12)
Stolen Bases: 143 (2 of 12)

Team Pitching Stats (rank):
ERA: 3.65 (8 of 12)
Runs Allowed: 516 (8 of 12)
Strikeouts: 928 (2 of 12)
Walks: 337 (4 of 12)

Transaction: Ryan Morse promoted to Montgomery (8/20/09). Jose Mejias added to roster from Montgomery (8/20/09).

Disabled List: Stephen Vogt (shoulder), Greg Sexton (foot), and Shawn O’Malley.

The Week Ahead: 8/27/09: vs Jupiter Hammerheads (26-34). 8/28/09-8/30/09: at Sarasota Reds (22-37). 8/31/09: Day Off. 9/1/09-9/2/09: at Jupiter Hammerheads (26-34).

1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to post the playoff procedures for all the leagues the Rays' affiliates play in, but haven't gotten it done. Since Jim mentions the Stone Crabs and their playoff hopes, here is the FSL. Sorry if it's a little sloppy looking, I can't use HTML in comments.

    Florida State League playoff procedures:

    The format provides that four (4) teams will participate in the Florida State League playoffs. Winners of both halves within the Division play each other in a best-of-three series for the Division Championship. The first half winners will be given the choice of hosting game 1 or games 2 & 3 and must notify the League office by August 1, of their decision.

    In the event of a repeat Division winner, the team with the next best overall record in the Division will qualify for the playoffs as a Wild Card team.

    The Division Champions will move on to the League Championship Series. This will be a best-of-five series with a 2-3 setup. The home field advantage alternates yearly between divisions. In 2008, the home field advantage will go to the East Division Champion, 2009 to the South Division Champion and 2010 to the North Division Champion.

    A tie at the end of each half will be settled by the following tie-breakers in the following order:

    1. Winning percentage
    2. Record in head to head competition
    3. Record within the division
    4. Total runs scored
    5. Total runs scored in head to head competition
    6. Total runs scored within the division
    7. a) FIRST HALF - First game between teams in 2nd half
    b) SECOND HALF - A one game playoff the day after the regular season ends. Home team determined by coin flip.

    **** All tie-breakers for Division winners are based ONLY on that particular half.
    **** All tie-breakers for Wild Card are based on overall season.
    **** In the event of a tie involving more than (2) teams, the tie-breakers will be the same as above with #2 & #5 changed from "head to head competition" to "in competition among the tied teams".