I apologize for the three-day hiatus here on the Dash Board blog, but I couldn’t mention anything. I made a surprise trip home to Ohio to take care of a family matter, but I’m back with some unique stories we missed here on the blog.
- NBA players at BB&T Ballpark: Winston-Salem outfielder Trayce Thompson has quite a family background. His brother Klay averaged 12.5 points per game with the NBA’s Golden State Warriors last season, while his other brother Mychel earned a brief stint with the Cleveland Cavaliers. Both were in town for yesterday’s game, and they each threw a first pitch to Trayce. It was certainly a cool moment for the Thompson family.
- Baseball Academy continues: This week marks the final Baseball Academy session at BB&T Ballpark. Many Dash players have helped out, and apparently Terance Marin has a future in managing because he squad was the best earlier today:
- Dash starters continue to thrive: Over the Dash’s last nine games, the club’s starting pitcher has worked at least five innings and allowed no more than four earned runs every time. During that span, the Dash own a 7-2 record. The last time a Dash hurler did not fulfill these requirements was July 22 when Matt Wickswat, who was only making a spot start, went four and two-thirds in a rubber match loss to Frederick.
- July fireworks for Winston-Salem: The Dash posted a league-best 18-10 (.643) record during July, and Winston-Salem’s month-long win total is the highest number of wins for a Carolina League team in a single month this season. The Dash had not won 18 games in a month since May of 2010 (18-12), while Winston has not posted a better win percentage since April of 2010 (15-6; .714).
- Hair battle is on: Just check this out from Ben Hill, the best blogger and tweeter in the minors. It is safe to say the challenge was accepted by Dash graphics czar Caleb Pardick and me.
As you can tell, it has been a busy few days here in Winston. I’ll be back tomorrow.