It may be hard to believe but the Knights have reached the middle of July and have already completed almost three and a half months of their 2016 season.
Although it’s not technically the halfway point in their season having already played a total of 92 games, it is the point in the season where the International League breaks for a few days.
So we thought we’d take a look at how things have gone so far this season for the Knights and also look at some of their statistical leaders.
Playing in the International League’s South Division, the Knights are the primary AAA affiliate for the Chicago White Sox.
The Knights currently sit in first place in the division with a record of 42 wins and 50 losses. They are only a half game in front of Gwinnett and 2 games in front of Durham at this point in the season.
Currently the top teams in the International League reside in the North Division where Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Lehigh Valley boast the league’s best records.
Statistically, one of the Knights players who was promoted to the White Sox is still one of the leaders in several categories.
Tim Anderson (above), who was called up to the big leagues on June 10th, still leads the Knights in Batting Average (.304), Runs (39) and is second in Stolen Bases with 11. At the time of his call up, Anderson led the entire International League in hits with 75.
In the Home Run department, Matt Davison (above) and Danny Hayes (below) are tied with 10 each while Davison has a slight edge on Hayes in RBI’s, 46 to 42.
Leury Garcia (below) leads the team in Stolen Bases with 12 thus far.
From a pitching perspective the Knights have struggled a bit as their team Earned Run Average sits at an International League high of 4.72.
Chris Volstad (above) leads the team in Wins with 6 while Tommy Kahnle (below) has the team lead in Saves with 7 so far. Jacob Turner has the team lead by a large margin in strikeouts with a total of 85 K’s in 107 innings pitched.
While the pitching has struggled so far, the hitters have held their own. Charlotte is currently the 5th ranked team in Batting Average at ..259 and are 4th in Hits and Home Runs and 2nd in RBI’s in the International League.
With 52 more games to go in the season the Knights still have time to go on a run and get over the .500 mark before seasons end. It starts with a visit to Pawtucket for a four game series beginning July 14th followed by a series at home against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
With half of their remaining games at home, there’s still time to get out and see some exciting baseball.