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Friday, August 12, 2005

Rock Cats end skid, 9-5

Could you take Doug out? Alex Romero

The Rock Cats halted their 6-game losing streak with a win in Harrisburg last night against the Senators, 9-5. Doug Deeds gave New Britain the lead for good with a 3-run homer in the top of the 6th inning, his 14th of the year. Alex Romero also homered in the 6th, and extended his hitting streak to 18 straight games. Romero has also reached base in each of his last 33 games, this according to an AP report that I read in today's Hartford Courant-- the Rock Cats' own web site has nary a whisper about this. I'm not sure what the hit streak record is for the Eastern League; my EL media guide that I got a couple of years ago is missing, and the League seems more interested in flaunting their yearly attendance totals than they do in keeping any detailed hitting records anyway.

New Britain stands 11 games out of first in their division, only a game and a half ahead of last-place Binghamton. Rock Cats catcher Kyle Phillips has batted 6-for-11 (.545) with a home run since being promoted from Ft. Meyers to replace the injured Bryan Kennedy (back), and shortstop J.R. Taylor has batted .292 since his own promotion from A ball two weeks ago.