August 2010

Hanging around

It hasn’t been the kind of homestand the Zephyrs were hoping for, losing five of the first six to Reno and Las Vegas, and yet the Z’s are still just 5.5 games behind first-place Oklahoma City with a crucial series in Albuquerque beginning tomorrow night. First, the Z’s will play their final game in front of the Cox Sports Television cameras tonight at Zephyr Field, a situation in which they are 6-1 this season.

The lineup:

RF Cousins
CF Maybin
3B Lamb
1B Saccomanno
2B Richar
DH Raynor
LF Petersen
SS Dawkins
C   Wilson

P   Whisler

Double the pleasure

Early this week brought a tropical depression to New Orleans and the rain has hit Zephyr Field hard.  Friday brought a rain out and Saturday the well rested Zephyrs open a 8 game homestand. 

The Z’s are in second place and are 3.5 games back of OKC. 

Saturday the Zephyrs will play a doubleheader against the Reno Aces.  NOLA has swept a doubleheader, been swept once and split four.  Reno has played in two doubleheaders and have been swept both times. 


The Long Ball

The Zephyrs are in Colorado Springs, 6,531 above sea level.  The ballpark in Colorado Springs is the highest elevation of any ballpark in North America.  Zephyr Field is the lowest. 

Here is a run down of home runs by ballpark this season:

ABQ  143
LV   128
RENO 114
FRE  111
MEM  110
CSP  108
IWA  105
NVL   99
OMA   98
SLC   94
RR    93
SAC   90
TAC   89
OKC   89
POR   83
NOZ   81

Zephyr Field allowing the fewest so far this season, as of Aug 5th.