Ducks Not Out Of It...Yet

As bad as the Long Island Ducks have played through their first 15 games, they are not completely out of the race for the first half championship. Currently, the Ducks sit five games behind the Liberty Division leading Bridgeport Bluefish.

The Ducks have had their fair share of problems early in the 2013 season. Most notably is an anemic offense which is batting .224. The Ducks don't have a player in the top thirty in league batting average. Ramon Castro is thirty-third on the list with a .256 average.

One glaring offensive stat is that the Ducks have drawn the least amount of walks in the Atlantic League with 34, which could be contributed to over aggressiveness in trying to jump start the offense. If the Ducks are going to right the ship they'll need to start taking more pitches, and waiting for a pitch to hit. Also, the Ducks have many former major league players who are looking to get the call back to the big leagues and they may swinging for the fences to increase their personal stats. The Ducks are second in the Atlantic League with 15 home runs.
Danny Perales is tied for the team lead with 3 home runs this season.
The Ducks pitching has also been dismal, posting a 5.37 ERA so far this season. It's hard to win games when your pitchers are giving up over 5 runs a game.

The Ducks will finish up the last game of a three game set with the York Revolution today, and then travel up the road to face the Lancaster Barnstormers for a four game series next week.

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