Today on Twitter, we debuted a new hashtag: #DashWinStreakFacts. Here are all the ones we sent out, along with more detail on some of the tweets:
– The Dash have won as many games over the last 8 days as Potomac and Frederick, two Carolina League teams, have won all year.
(both the Nationals and Keys are 8-13)
– The Dash have more wins over their last 8 games than 5 MiLB teams have all season.
(Daytona, Nashville, Portland, Rome and Tucson)
– Winston-Salem has the longest winning streak (8) in the Carolina League this year…by 3 wins!
(Lynchburg’s 5-game streak to start the season is second)
– Winston-Salem’s 8-game winning streak is the 6th longest in the Minor Leagues this season.
– The 5 win streaks that are longer: @BakoBlaze (11), @ChasRiverDogs (10), @stluciemets (10), @PawSox (9) & @SJGiants (9)
(The Bakersfield Blaze [High-A, Cincinnati] have the minors’ longest streak, 11-game run from April 16-27. The St. Lucie Mets [High-A, NY Mets] posted a 10-game win streak from April 13-23, as did the Charleston RiverDogs [Low-A, NY Yankees] from April 14-25. The Pawtucket Red Sox [AAA, Boston] won nine in a row from April 16-24. Also, the San Jose Giants [High-A, San Francisco] had a nine-game run from April 10-18.)
– During their 8-game win streak, the Dash have outscored their opposition 66-26 and have posted 98 hits, or 12.3 per game.
(Mike Blanke has an 11-game hitting streak, and Michael Earley has a five-game multi-RBI run)
– The Dash have hit 14 home runs during their 8-game winning streak. Black/Earley with 4. Semien/Shoemaker with 2.
(Winston-Salem is second in the CL with 25 homers this year)
– Winston’s 8-game win streak was part of a 15-8 April mark, the Dash’s best record for a month since April of 2010 (15-6).
(The Dash went to the Mills Cup Championship Series in 2010)
This is really, really fun. Send us any of your #DashWinStreakFacts, even if they aren’t necessarily facts! Talk to you tonight at 6:50 on wsdash.com.