The Lake Elsinore Storm have bounced back from being tied for fourth last week to being tied for first this week with the Lancaster Jethawks. Despite being shutout for the first time all season by the Modesto Nuts on Monday night, May 19 Storm fans will delighted to have the boys back this week as the High Desert Mavericks are in town. Lake Elsinore (26-19) split the series with the Nuts (12-33) and leads 4-3 against them in seven games at The Diamond.
This weekend the Storm will be in Rancho Cucamonga taking on the Quakes and then return next week for a mid week three game home stand against Lancaster which is going to be must watch baseball.
In other Storm news, Tyler Zickel, assistant director of media relations, did confirm that earlier this week the California League and President Charlie Blaney announced that Storm starter Bryan Rodriguez earned Pitcher of the Week honors for the week ending May 18.
On Friday, May 16, Rodriguez turned in a two-hit outing, going seven full innings allowing no runs and recording 10 strikeouts versus the Modesto Nuts (Rockies affiliate).
This season Rodriguez has posted a 2.54 ERA in eight starts for the Storm. In 46 innings Bryan has held opponents to only 19 runs and one home run while striking out 33 batters.
Rodriguez and the Storm pitching staff are currently second in the league with a 3.50 team ERA and have given up a league low 20 home runs in 44 games this season.
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