Some times a hot player can make a difference and other times, not so much. After all baseball is a team sport.
We have been chronicling the exploits this past week of First Baseman/DH Darick Hall for the Lakewood BlueClaws in the SAL and Second Baseman Drew Stankiewicz for the Clearwater Threshers in the FSL.
After last night’s win, Lakewood has won six in row and Hall has played a key roll in the three, one-run wins in the streak.
In the last six games that Stankiewicz has started, the Threshers have won only two and lost four despite him going 14 for 23 (.609) with two homers.
In Hall’s last six starts, he has gone 6 for 20 including three homers, two doubles and seven RBIs. One of his home runs was the winning run in a 3-2 win and his doubles helped provide the winning margins in the two other one-run wins in the streak.
Last night the BlueClaws got off to a big lead against the Columbia S.C. Fireflies. Hall was 0 for 4 with a walk with Lakewood leading 11-2 going into the top of the ninth inning. In his final at bat in the ninth, Hall clubbed a long home run to right for his third homer of the season, one each in his last three games, to keep his home run streak alive. Watch HERE.
Stankiewicz also homered last night in the ninth inning against the Florida Fire Frogs in Kissimmee Fl. But it was too little, too late, as the Threshers went down to defeat, 17-11.
Both Hall and Stankiewicz have put up some amazing numbers in their last six starts but one team went 6-0 and the other went 2-4 to show that baseball is still a team sport.