It has not been a good time for many of the pitchers in the United League Baseball - at least in this early part of the 2010 season.
It really was bad on Wednesday (June 16) when the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings hammered the Amarillo Dillas, 25-11, breaking the ULB record for runs scored, 23.
In the same game, Wings' Javis Diaz had the first six-hit game in ULB history.
Under normal circumstances, the 11 runs by the Dillas would have been enough to win.
The Dillas only used four hurlers in that loss.
Other recent high scores include San Angelo 17, Rio Grande Valley 14; San Angelo 20, Coastal Bend 12; Edinburg 15, Amarillo 11; and Amarillo 11, and Rio Grande Valley 10.
The Edinburg Roadrunners reached the 17 win mark on Saturday (June 19), not quite as dramatic as in 2006, when the club won 17 straight at the beginning of the season. By Monday, they also had seven losses, but were still in first place.
Starting on Wednesday (June 23) the Roadies travel over to Harlingen for four games with the WhiteWings. The Wings to date are 0-4 against their Valley foe.
The six teams have mostly split wins and losses the past 10 games, as of Monday.
The Roadrunners have won five of their last nine, with one postponement.
The Dillas have the best record, having won six of their last 10 games.