September 10, 2008

Minor League Baseball: News: Article

Minor League Baseball: News: Article: "Batavia Muckdogs (46-28) vs. Lowell Spinners (40-33)
Best-of-3 Round 1 series begins Monday, Sept. 8

It could end up being a historic season for one of these clubs as neither has ever won a league title. It's Lowell's first time even qualifying for the postseason, while Batavia is making its first playoff appearance since becoming affiliated with the St. Louis Cardinals (2000). The outcome could well be determined by Batavia's pitching staff, which is the second-deepest in the playoff pool. With three hurlers who have won six games, the Muckdogs own the third lowest team ERA in the league (3.30). Lowell doesn't stand out in any one category, but is solid across the board. Still, the Spinners have got to be concerned about slinking into the playoffs, having won just four of their last six, while Batavia was victorious in seven of its last 10 games."

... The St. Louis Cardinals' Low-A affiliate Batavia Muckdogs has made the playoffs at their level, and will play the Lowell Spinners. This MiLB article includes all the important information on the match-up, plus other minor league match-ups.

Having brought much of the Cardinals' affiliate news to you over the course of the season, it is great to hear that the Low-A Muckdogs have made the grade this time around. Congrats from Cardinal Nation and 4thebirds.