Week #18 recap 8/6/10- 8/13/10
The Storm had a tough week, with the pitching staff struggling against the hitters of Lancaster and Rancho Cucamonga. In the 2 three game series, with double digit hits in 3 of the 7 games by the opponents, the pitchers had only one game in which they gave up less than 5 runs. In 6 of the 8 games the hitters were kept in single digits on hits, not usual for the Storm batters. Overall, they lost 5 of the 7 games played during the week.
There were bright spots, however. Left fielder Jaff Decker went 7 for 24 with 6 runs, 3 HR (including a grand slam), 10 RBI, a double and 5 BB. His average hovers around .250 but his power numbers are sky rocketing with 6 HR in the last 14 games and 13 for the season.