This just in...

The Lansing Lugnuts are the best hitting team in the Midwest League.

I don't know if this is true or not, but the statistics say it's so.

The Lugnuts are first in batting average (.279), first in hits (171, 15 higher than the next best team), first in total bases (255), tied for first in doubles (43), and first in stolen bases (28).

They've already knocked out 18 hits in two separate games, one of them last night's wild 9-8 10-inning win over Dayton.  Even more impressive, they're winning games without Mark Sobolewski or Brad Glenn in the starting lineup, perhaps their two best hitters this year.

The defense still isn't great.  The pitching hasn't been spectacular.  The starters are starting to get hurt -- Matt Fields and Dave Sever were each put on the DL the last two days.

But they're winning games -- seven of their last eight, as a matter of fact.  Win today and it'll be another sweep for the hottest team in the Midwest League.


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