Wilmington Blue Rocks Weekly Recap: 4/16 – 4/22

The Wilmington Blue Rocks offense stayed hot this past week, scoring 47 runs in 7 games, good for an average of 6.71 runs/game. The Blue Rocks finished the week 4-3, and are currently 8-9 on the season.

Star Performers:

  • Khalil Lee: 5 RBI and 8 BB in his last 10 games
  • DJ Burt: slashing .332/.444/.342 with 6 SB in 11 games
  • Meibrys Viloria: hitting .324 with a HR in his last 10 games
  • Bryan Brickhouse: has not surrendered a hit in 5 IP

Frontrunner for team MVP:

Khalil Lee: .291/.444/.509/.954, 2 HR, 4 2B, 1 3B, 5 SB

Frontrunner for team CY Young:

Gerson Garabito: 1-1, 2.12 ERA, 17 IP, 13 K, 5 BB

Recap:

The Wilmington Blue Rocks offense was electric all week, but it exploded over the weekend, as the Blue Rocks scored 31 runs in 4 games against Frederick.

On Thursday night, Wilmington scored 15 runs in an offensive explosion. Rudy Martin finished 3-5 with a walk, and was a HR shy of the cycle. Chase Vallot hit a grand slam, his second HR of the season, and finished the game with 5 RBI. Khalil Lee had a nice game going 1-2 with 3 walks. Pretty much the entire lineup was firing on all cylinders that night.

Then again on Saturday, the Blue Rocks offense went for 12 runs in a 12-10 comeback win. Kort Peterson finished that game 2-5 with 2 HR and 5 RBI. Khalil Lee doubled, and DJ Burt added 2 hits to the tally.

Believe it or not, there was some good pitching in that weekend series. During a 2-0 victory on Friday night, Wilmington starter Arnaldo Hernandez fired 6 scoreless innings and added 2 K’s. Grant Gavin and Bryan Brickhouse combined to throw three scoreless innings in relief to seal the deal for Wilmington.

The Blue Rocks are headed home this week for a 6-game homestand starting on Tuesday night against the Potomac Nationals.

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