Centaur of Attention - 2048.3 - April Recap

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Centaur of Attention - 2048.3 - April Recap

Post by jeheinz72 » Sat Sep 11, 2021 12:35 am

All things considered, April* ended up better than expected for the Centaurs. They battled to a 15-10 month, 1st place in the Bancroft and highlighted by a pair of sweeps (and a 6-3 record) against presumptive favorite, Mumbai

What went right: Surprisingly, it was the pitching! The Centaurs lead the division in team ERA (both SPs and RPs). Leading the way was SP Felipe Mendez who went 3-1 in the month with a 2.62 ERA and 0.90 WHIP, walking just 5 in 34.1 innings of work. Offensively the team averaged over 5 runs per game, good for 2nd in the division, keyed by a division-high 34 HR. OF Quinn Greene was the main catalyst, hitting .306 with 7 HR on the month.

What went wrong: Not all that much. 5th SP Takeo Aoki certainly struggled as he's still got a WHIP that's over 2 and a nearly even K:BB ratio. But if your 5th SP is the biggest issue, you're really scrounging for complaints. RF Eamon Sherrill also struggled, hitting just .181 with a pair of HR, but it's also early. Also filed under "not ideal" would be the extended injury to DH Sosa Seki. He was blistering the ball in the early going, hitting .339 with 8 HR in 19 games before going down. He should be back around the All-Star game, so the team just needs to make due in his absence.

Down on the Farm: SP Mick Joo is definitely a name to keep an eye on. The 2045 15th rounder pitched well in repeating AA, going 2-1 with a 3.90 FIP. LF Pang Zhou hit .371 in his first month in AA himself. His OPS was 1.085 as he also walked 9 times.

The Road Ahead: May brings a number of road games, 18 to be exact and 10 games against an improved Cairo team. 7 games against 1st place Tripoli as well.

April Starting Pitcher of the Month: SP Felipe Mendez - 3-1, 2.62 ERA, 0.90 WHIP
April Reliever of the Month: RP Shigekazu Kikuchi - 1-0, 0.69 ERA, 0.85 WHIP, 4:1 K:BB
April Batter of the Month: OF Quinn Greene - .306, 7 2B, 7 HR, 14 RBI, 16 R, .979 OPS
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Re: Centaur of Attention - 2048.3 - April Recap

Post by scottsdale_joe » Sat Sep 11, 2021 8:42 am

Great start.
Congrats.
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