Culminating with a 10-8 comeback victory against the Portland Seadogs Wednesday afternoon, the Rock Cats completed their first home stand winning six of seven games in New Britain. After a rough stretch to start the season in the chilly north against New Hampshire and Portland, the Cats showed success in their first two series at home slugging past their opponents and scoring 36 runs.
The offense has been the story so far in 2015 (isn't it always with Colorado) as NB has scored 63 runs in only 14 games. Atop the leaderboard in nearly all offensive categories is prospect catcher Tommy Murphy who currently leads the team with a .378 batting average and three home runs. His OPS currently sits at 1.183 generated from his nine extra base hits.
Shortstop Trevor Story has also started off the season well leading the team with a .475 on-base percentage. He just trails Murphy with six extra base hits and an excellent OPS of 1.026 (aided by a batting average on balls in play over .500).
We are still waiting for top prospect David Dahl to break out, as he's gotten off to a bit of a slow start despite reaching base safely in the club's first seven games. Dahl went cold at home before getting an off-day on Wednesday but will continue to find his stride as the season progresses.
Currently the Rock Cats are two games above .500 at 8--6 and are in the thick of it amidst an Eastern League that appears, at least at the moment, to be mostly evenly matched. New Britain hits the road to face the Richmond Flying Squirrels (Giants) and Harrisburg Senators (Nationals) before returning to Connecticut the first of May to welcome in the Flying Squirrels for a three game series.
All statistics courtesy of MiLB
Steven Martano is a Contributing Prospect Writer for Purple Row & a Featured Writer at Beyond the Box Score. You can follow him on Twitter at @SMartano.