2010 Kinston Indians Preview
For the second straight season, the Indians advanced Single-A affiliate Kinston Indians failed to reach the playoffs. Kinston finished the year with a disappointing 60-78 record, the fewest wins in K-Tribe history. The Indians sandwiched a hot start and strong finish with a season of struggle, thanks to injuries and roster upheaval.
On May 14th, Kinston was in first place. A nine-game losing streak dropped the Indians out of first place for the remainder of the season. Their 38-65 record at the end of July was the worst in minor-league baseball. Still, the Indians would begin August with a 13-2 record, and would finish out the month at 19-9. The K-Tribe stayed in the hunt for the second half title in the Southern Division until the final days of the season, finishing out of a wild card berth by only two games.
Lonnie Chisenhall and Eric Berger, the offensive and defensive stars during the bulk of Kinston