A long weekend in Thunderland
Thank goodness for the mediocrity of the Eastern League North. Let's put it this way: The last-place team in the North (Rock Cats) is four games out of first. The second-place team in the South (SeaWolves) is 5.5 games out.
The Thunder will get a taste of a little Southern discomfort when the Aeros come to town starting Tuesday. They get a little bit of a break though, as they will miss ace Hector Rondon (5-1, 1.95 ERA, .242 BAA). They do, however, get Jeanmar Gomez (3-0, 1.45, .136) and Chuck Lofgren (3-0, 1.59, .153)
***STAT ONLY INTERESTING TO ME: There are six players named Rondon in the minors, but only one named Lofgren***
One good thing to come out of the weekend, though, was the breakout of Jorge Vazquez. My goodness did he have himself a doubleheader, his line today: 5-7, four 2B, a HR and three of the team's four RBIs on the day. He also raised his batting average by 31 points, from .292 to .323.