Bellingham at Wenatchee 7:05 tonight.
Wenatchee vs. Bellingham
Started in 2000 Wenatchee:
leads 53-29 overall, 49-27 league and 4-2 playoff. leads at home 28-11.
has a 3-game losing streak.
at one time lead the series 47-20 (70.1%), but are 6-9 (40.0%) beginning with the final game in 2011.
has played Bellingham 82 times, the second most games against anybody but Kelowna (99 times).
won their first-ever game in franchise history from the Bells 2-1 on June 2, 2000 at Joe Martin Field.
* Wenatchee is 22-17 and tied with Walla Walla for first in the North. Bellingham is 20-18 and a game and a half back in third.
* The AppleSox first road trip of the season was to Whatcom County where the host team won all three games, the only time the Bells have ever swept a series from the Sox.
* A series sweep by the local nine this week would end the league season series tied at 3-3. The only time in the first 13 years Wenatchee has lost a season series to Bellingham was in their initial year of 2000.
As of 10 o’clock this morning the National Weather Service predicts a high for both today and tomorrow of 101.
Sunday’s 6-5 loss to Victoria was the 14th 1-run game Wenatchee has been involved in this season...in fact, three of the last four outings were all decided by a single digit. In extra frame games the AppleSox are 8-6.
A Case for Finding Home Plate
Wenatchee averaged 3.75 runs per game the first 12 games and went 5-7. The next 22 games averaged 6.77 they went 15-7. The last five games averaged 3.40 they were 2-3.
Homers in Consecutive Games
The Mariners bashing the horsehide out of the park for 23 consecutive games recently begs the question, how ‘bout them Sox? Two times in their 13½ seasons Wenatchee sluggers have homered in five straight games. The first time occurred in August of 2009 – Brian Burke, Kevin Komstadius, Ronnie Schaeffer, Brian Burke and Brian Burke. And the second time in August last season – Mitchell Gunsolus, Taylor Sparks, Ryan Howell, Ryan Howell and Taylor Sparks.
July 24 Games
The 24th has been a pretty good day for the AppleSox. All their games have been of the league variety where they are 8-2 and 3-2 at home. They have a 1-game losing streak. They’ve faced Bellingham twice and defeated them both times.
North: WENATCHEE 22-17, Walla Walla 22-17, Bellingham 20-18, Victoria 17-18, Kelowna 14-25
South: Bend 23-14, Corvallis 21-15, Medford 20-19, Cowlitz 18-18, Klamath Falls 17-20, Kitsap 13-26
Who’s Hot: Medford has won 6 straight and 7 of 8.
Who’s Not: Cowlitz has lost 4 straight. Kitsap has lost 5 of 6.