The nightmare of Karl Gélinas continues

Le cauchemar de Karl Gélinas continue

Karl Gélinas displays its worst record (1-8), his worst average points earned (4,46) and his low number of innings pitched (70,2) of the last 10 years with the Capitals.

August 25, 2019 17: 15

Updated at 21h54

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The nightmare of Karl Gélinas continues

Le cauchemar de Karl Gélinas continue

Olivier Bossé

The Sun

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Another defeat of the Capitals, another defeat of Karl Gélinas. The veteran pitcher is living a nightmare. Sunday, he brought his personal record this season to 1-8 in the back of their 4-1 against Sussex.

This explains it, and vice versa, the club of Quebec is now provided to compile his lowest number of wins in a season in 21 years of history. At 35-53 and still seven games to play, the Capitals will not be able to do better than 42 wins in 2019, one less than the 43 of 1999, campaign, inaugural of only 86 games against 95 this year.

Gélinas displays its worst record (1-8), his worst average points earned (4,46) and his low number of innings pitched (70,2) of the last 10 years with the Capitals. Its sole victory was way back on 26 may, in the beginning of the calendar, there are three months now!

The gunner quebec 36-year-old still has a outlet in Ottawa, Friday, or Saturday. But his performance Sunday was his last in Quebec city this summer. The 3334 fans gathered at the Stage Canac, and maybe even a few of the 30 dogs invited on this day the dog gave him applause when he was removed from the game in the sixth inning.

“I do not run to the height of my talent. I am far from providing the expected performance,” admitted Gélinas, after having retired to the locker room. “I suffered an injury to the calf [mid-June] and I’ve had the misery to get over it. My legs are weaker, which affects the velocity of my shots”, a-t-he first explained.

Lack of attack

But he then spread the fact that his teammates have rarely, if ever, supported in attack. “I think I launched it once with the advance this year and we won 2-1 (his only victory). It is something that follows me since a few years, but this season, it really is worse than ever.”

“It becomes a weighing of never having a using offensive”, he admits. “Each run, each runner becomes crucial. It is very heavy…” let there be fall. During the 12 departures Gélinas this season, the Capitals have scored more than three points in the match only three times.

Yet Sunday, with only one point for Quebec on four hits against 12, the margin was thin. In this series of three meetings in Quebec in the face of the leaders in the standings, the Capitals have scored four small points as opposed to 19 for the Miners.

On 11 hits and the three runs in 5.2 innings Sunday, Gélinas “not really, given that a single bad start to the circuit” from two points of Audy Ciriaco in the third inning, claimed the manager Patrick Scalabrini.

The only point of the premises was also the result of a long ball, his 11th of the campaign Jhalan Jackson. Jackson, however, makes it pass through the mitten on the momentum in the ninth, as Stayler Hernandez and Jesse Hodges after him to close the party.

White injured?

“Best player” of the Capitals to the words of the boss, T. J. White took a leave of absence Sunday, in the aftermath of a collision with a runner at the first cushion by the end of the meeting, which has left him a few ribs damaged. Possible that White submit to a chest x-ray on Monday.

As a participation in the playoffs is virtually excluded, the Capitals begin Tuesday, their final series to Quebec in 2019, for three days, against the Eagles of Trois-Rivières. Scalabrini hope to leave a good last impression in what could be for some of its players their last lap around the track in Quebec city.

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