"We had confidence in our staff, apparently too much. Don't get me wrong, the starters are great, just that I haven't taken full advantage of the bullpen." Despite carrying only four relievers, every Skillet reliever is well below his allowed appearances pace.
On the flip side, many position players are on pace to blow away their stolen base attempts allowed by the all-star break. "Its just another area I haven't run the team well in, and the boys haven't executed particularly well either," stated Nims. "Our offense hasn't been bad, just inconsistent. Generally my ballclubs' chemistry improves as the season progresses." Last year, Nims' Mountain View Masters were 22-18 after 40, not bad but not great. They finished out the season by winning their final 15 five-game series on their way to a 73-49 record after the quarter post. Can the Skillet heat up? The talent makes it possible.