Blue Sox feel the Perth Heat

It looked like it was going to be a similar story to the start of the 2013-14 season. The Perth Heat rebounded late to make sure they ended the weekend in typical Perth Heat style. Here’s a few things that went down.

  • The Perth Heat pitching rotation isn’t going to be as formidable as it has been in the last two season.
  • Offensive bursts are back. Fifteen runs across the last four innings of the Sunday finale to cruise to a 20-9 victory should show the rest of the league that there are no easy outs in Perth.
  • If Trent Oeltjen is on town for the whole season the Blue Sox become more of a contender. Two stolen bases, three RBIs and a .438 average across the series shows the strength he possesses.
  • Dae-Sung Koo may well be ageless. Two outings, three hits, three strikeouts and no walks. They aren’t his best stats but they are reliable.
  • Brian Baker is going to need to throw more strikes. One strikeout in three innings of two hit ball isn’t going to cement his spot as the front-line man the Perth Heat are hoping he is going to be.
  • The atmosphere at Barbagallo Ballpark was subdued than previous seasons. Be it early season cobwebs or fans who naturally expect to win, the crowd must lift.
  • Conservative baserunning was the order of the weekend with the two sides stealing four bases between them, all of which came from the visitors.
Xavier Player
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