If that is not enough, we move onto the Pitchers Duel that will be Athlone and Maitland. 4 or more of Cape Town’s best pitchers are going to be at this game. Both teams are struggling with the bat Giants have scored 18 more runs than Athlone. They are going to have trouble with the line up that Athlone can put together and now the hurler Shelton Trotsky is also in the mix. So Athlone is not really going to be bothered by Sundays game against Crusaders having 4 National pitchers in their mix (of different age groups).
Maitland need to find their local pitcher to hold the 4 innings that they need to get through after Jaz and new comer Connor finish their 5 innings stint. Fortunately for Giants we believe the rules were recently changed that a foriegn pitchers can throw 5 innings in both games on a double header weekend. So Maitland will certainly go 5 with one of their imports and both will be a hand full for Athlone, Jaz with his Jazz and Connor a hard fast ball throwing lefty. So much depends on Giants 4 innings. The game will be won or lost here, as was the case last week when VOB only got their 1st hit in the 7th innings but managed to score 14 runs in two innings once they got the ascendancy. We think that this game will go the way of Athlone who need to just stay close and then jump on the pitching change.
|November 25, 2017||3:30 am||Major League||2017 - 2018|