Whitecaps wrap up first half on winning note

Dean Green and Colin Kaline

Wow, where has the season gone? The West Michigan Whitecaps ended the first half of the 2012 season playing some very good baseball, though. They went 15-5 in the last twenty games, to end up with a winning record of 36-34. They came up just short of landing the wildcard spot for the Midwest League‘s West Division, as they were  beat out by the Bowling Green Hot Rods. The ‘Caps did beat BG in Kentucky two out of three games, and did the same thing to South Bend, including a 14 inning win on the last day. No team was going to catch Lansing, who went 47-22 in the first half. West Michigan’s recent play, though, has fans optimistic that they can capture a play-off spot in the second half. The team also tied a record of hitting a home run in eight consecutive games, first set by the 2004 team. They were led offensively by Eugenio Suarez, who hit a team high .311 in the first half. Dean Green and Steven Moya tied for the team lead in homers with nine, and Moya led the ‘Caps with 43 RBI’s. The team leaders on the mound were Wilsen Palacious with seven wins, Marcelo Carreno with 58 strike-outs, and Daniel Bennett with nine saves. The Whitecaps return to action on June 22 to start the second half of the season after the All-Star break.

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8 Comments

Awe, I wish I could get to a park to enjoy the games. We’re going to go see a Chiefs game in August. Another reason to love the game: Going into All Star breaks winning.

Mark-Have fun in Syracuse! We don’t get to a whole lot of games, but appreciate the ones we do get to!
–Mike

Thanks for the tips about McCoy!
http://nybisons.mlblogs.com/
-Danny

Danny-no problem, have a great time!
–Mike

Very cool seeing your blog on the front page of mlblogs!!!! Your Trip Looked Awsome!! I leave for mine in 1 day!
Mike

Mike-thanks, the trip was great! Have a great time on yours, and I look forward to your posts on the games.
–Mike

I saw you on the home page of mlblogs! Congratulations!!!
-Danny

Danny-thanks a lot. I actually had no idea until I read the comments from you and Mike!
–Mike

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