About the Author: Alex Filides is the guy most of the league hates for no reason, and some of the league hates for very good reasons. He’s aggressive in the game, eats, sleeps and breathes wiffleball, and left the winning run in two postseason series stranded on third base.
Barnburners win series 2-1.
The wind is projected to blow from the SSE at around 8-10mph for Sunday, which means it will be blowing out on the blue and green field. Barnburners
definitely have the advantage here. Ty Fletcher is the key ingredient to solidify the Barnburners rotation, in fact he could be their best pitcher. Gannon is just
as good as an ace and Tomko isn’t bad for a 3rd option. As mentioned, last week Hitless needed a 3rd hitter to step up, which was Davis, however in this scenario, it has to be the better hitters in the Shannon brothers, if they can’t figure out Thaman, then the whole team is in trouble offensively. A very underrated defensive alignment for a team that has been noted for their offense, Gannon and Shannon as good as they come in the field.
Superman has Thaman on the mound, it is our belief that he will need to keep the Shannon brothers not only from hitting homeruns, but keeping them off base consistently as well, the rest of the team is good enough to put the bat on the ball, which could mean trouble if baserunners start getting on board. Wheelchair has
offensive weapons, however a team that runs hot and cold at times at the plate. They need either Keeven or Nicholson to come up huge offensively, or better yet both. Thaman will be fine, in fact we think he’ll get on base quite often in this series, however they’ll need another guy or two to help him out.
The Barnburners have won a World Series in every season they’ve registered a team, so it’s hard to pick against them. However, keep in mind they also haven’t faced Wheelchair(in the playoffs) or in the regular season since the spring of 2010, so the Barnburners may have a lot of trouble hitting Thaman, since they really haven’t had a great look at him. Thaman was not the same pitcher, which was his first season, he’s added a repetoire of pitches since.
We here at the PWL that the series is close enough where a bounce or two can easily shift the series into Wheelchair’s favor. Sometimes you show up to the field, but it’s just not your day, unfortunately those are the things that are hard to predict.