The puns get worse while the competition gets better.
The Abes won again to extend their season-best winning streak to two, and they did so via some unusual performances. Remember how incredulous you were in 1995 when Ken Caminiti won the Gold Glove in spite of committing more errors than anyone not named Jose Offerman? Well get a load of the following Abes, each of whom put up numbers that, while sucky, if removed from the stats would have resulted in a Babes victory:
- Edwin Jackson - gave up 7 ERs in 10 IP (6.30 ERA), but without his W the Abes would have lost
- Kelly Johnson - hit 0.188 with 0 HR and 0 RBI's, but his 5 runs scored made the difference
- Dan Johnson - hit 0.133 with 1 RBI. But his RBI came on a critical HR
- And finally, Russ Adams. Despite hitting 0.227, Adams wins Player of the Week because two of his stats swung the balance in the Abes' favor: his 1 HR and his 1 SB (he also had an incongruous 9 RBI's, although this didn't make a difference in the final score).
Thanks to these anomalies, the Abes reach their 5 win goal for the season a week early.
The Babes lead the Abes 17-5-2