Funny thing is, I said to myself "I think it's time for a Traffic Jam report" as I opened up the blog and saw the last War Cry Gazette post wondering where the Traffic Jam report is.
The team has started 6-5, losing the first game of our 3 game set with Norfolk (a bit of a disappointing game), but I think the fans have to be encouraged by going 6-4 against Atlanta, Washington, and Salt Lake City- a tough way to open the season. After finishing with Norfolk, the Traffic will embark on a 6 game road trip to San Juan and Helena, who are both 3-8 at this point.
While the offense isn't clicking on all cylinders, a few hitters are off to blistering starts. Stephen Mills is hitting .375 with 5 homers and 12 RBI in 11 games, and Vasco Lopez has driven in 10. 5 guys (Mills, Lopez, Watty Miller, Cap Herrera, and Dewey Greenwood) are hitting above .300. On the cold side, Ryan Snyder is hitting .208 and Bret King is hitting .255.
The pitching is a tale of two units. The starting staff is having the best of times, with David Dunwoody (1-0, 4.91) the only starter with an ERA over 2 thus far. The bullpen has seen the worst of times, with no reliever who has pitched more than 3 innings being able to hold the league to under .300.