The New Milford Blazers finish Chapter 3 at 18-6 and complete interleague play with a sparkling 12-4 record, adding to it’s record dominance over the Eck League in the past decade.
Pitcher of the Chapter was Clayton Kershaw who was 5-0 and has won 10 straight decisions. “We expect him to start dominating in the second half, as he has the wins, but not the peripherals,” explains GM Anthony Peburn. Jose Quintana was 3-0 with a 2.29 ERA and Brett Anderson was 2-1 with a 1.61 ERA. As a team, the Blazers pitched to a 2.59 ERA and a .629 OPS against and 1.10 WHIP.
Hitter of the Chaper was David Peralta, who lead the team with 5 HR and 23 RBI while slashing 313/344/566. Mookie Betts went off for 340/409/610 with a team leading 21 runs and was 6-0 in SB.
At 58-22, the Blazers have an 18 game lead in the division and would have to be 6 games worse each of the next 3 chapters than either the ‘Tippers, ‘Buffs, or Lightning, so Blazers fans can pop the corks at the half way point.