Jason Adam looks like a whole different pitcher when he gets run support and that was evident as the Blue Rocks won the rubber match to win the series versus the Potomac Nationals. In fact over Jason’s last 6 starts, he’s 4-2 with an ERA of 3.36 and getting an average of 4.8 runs of offense per game during this stretch.
Last night was a great example of how different of a pitcher Jason can be as the Rocks put up 7 runs in the 1st inning and he took care of the Nats’ offense. In 6 innings of work he gave up only 4 hits with no runs allowed and 5 strikeouts. If the team can continue to give Jason and the rest of the starters then the Blue Rocks can make some noise come playoff time.
Oh and what of these playoffs? Right now the Rocks lead the Frederick Keys by one whole game with a little over 2 weeks to play. The Blue Rocks next 14 out of 18 game will be against Northern division foes so I’m sure the Nationals and the Keys are going to have their say on whether the Rocks can hang on to 1st place.
And yes the team has been playing great as of late winning their last 5 out of six and last 7 out of 10 so the team is coming together. I like to think that Rocks manager’s Vance Wilson painting the wall one night due to the team’s uninspired effort. Honestly if he could light into these guys once a week cause seeing this team seems to on the within reach of a long offensive run, they fall back into their ruts. I hope when he did go off it was like this:
The Rocks continue their playoff push at home this weekend against 1st half Northern Division winner Lynchburg this weekend at home.