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#41 Matt Cotcher

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 02:33 PM

B7th

 

Marlow - single into CF, runner to 1b, 0 outs

Boswell - K's swinging on 3 pitches, 1 out

Johnson - singles to CF, runners at 1b & 2b, 1 out

Shaw - K's swinging, 2 outs

Barrera - ahead 3-1, then 5-3 bouncer, 3 outs

 

Texas puts 2 on-base, but can't do anything about it.

 

Headed to 8th

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UT 0


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 02:34 PM

B7th

Marlow - single into CF, runner to 1b, 0 outs
Boswell - K's swinging on 3 pitches, 1 out
Johnson - singles to CF, runners at 1b & 2b, 1 out
Shaw - K's swinging, 2 outs
Barrera - ahead 3-1, then 5-3 bouncer, 3 outs

Texas puts 2 on-base, but can't do anything about it.

Headed to 8th
Txt 5
UT 9

we score 9 during the commercial break....

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 02:40 PM

T8th 

 

Floyd - slow roller to Marlow, E4, runner to 1b, 0 out

Davs - Sac bunt, 1-3, advances Floyd to 2b, 1 out

Raley - F7 to warning track, 2 outs

Davis - K's looking, 3 outs

 

Tech does nothing with an extra out.

 

Headed to B8th

TxT 5

UT 0


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 02:43 PM

we score 9 during the commercial break....

 

 

Good catch - thanks.


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 02:43 PM

It-Could-Have-Been-Worse-Samuel-L.-Jacks

 

 

 



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Posted 03 May 2015 - 02:50 PM

B8th

 

Cantu - grounder to 1b, unassisted, 1 out

Hinojosa - full count battle before finally BB, runner to 1b, 1 out

Baker - up 2-0

C out to mound to settle Dusek & its followed by a trip from Tech's dugout

Tech making change to Matt Custred.


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:04 PM

B8th cont'd (runner at 1b, 1 out)

 

Baker (with a 2-0 count) - BB on 2 pitches, runners at 1b & 2b, 1 out

Gurwitz - 3-0, then runs it full; BB, bases loaded, 1 out

Marlow - good battle to 2-2 then K's swinging, 2 outs

Boswell - BB, run scores, bases loaded, 2 out

Johnson - full count; K's looking then gets tossed for arguing

 

Texas plates a run.

 

Going to T9th

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UT 1


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#48 Agamemnon

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:04 PM

what the f*** is wrong with that ump?
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#49 joeywa

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:06 PM

I'm right behind home plate. Those last two were balls. No question about it.
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ignorance with questionable logic in order to reach absurd conclusions."

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#50 Agamemnon

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:12 PM

was that you? "Come on blue!!" or whatever worse was said next.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:13 PM

I can neither confirm nor deny.
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ignorance with questionable logic in order to reach absurd conclusions."

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:14 PM

T9th

 

Kyle Johnston in to pitch.

 

Smith - HBP on first pitch, runner to 1b, 0 out

Neslony - Sac bunt, 1-6, Smith slides hard & breaks up the DP, 1 out

Benches clear and there's words exchanged. Getting really shippy out there.

Gutierrez - runs it up 2-2

Neslony steals and Cantu can't find handle.

Gutierrez - 6-3, 2 outs

Burleson - 6-3, 3 outs

 

Lots of noise, but nothing doing.

 

Last chance for the Horns.

Txt 5

UT 1


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:15 PM

New pitcher for Tech is Matt Withrow.


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 03:23 PM

B9th

 

Shaw - L3 right at him, 1 out

Barrera - BB, runner to 1b, 1 out

Travis Jones to PR for Barrera.

Cantu - full count before F8 in RCF, 2 outs

Hinojosa - L8, 3 out

 

FINAL SCORE:

Texas Tech - 5

Texas 1


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 04:19 PM

Cmon street. Positive thoughts.

I'm positive this team won't easily win the next 4 games.
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Posted 03 May 2015 - 04:20 PM

 

 


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Posted 03 May 2015 - 05:06 PM






Augie just summed up the second half of the season. Where's Mack Brown and his staff accepting blame for the losses? Oh wait, same story different scenario at UT with a familiar horrid ending. Next year is going to kick ass...I hope.

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 06:26 PM

Texas baseball drops 2nd straight Big 12 series
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FINAL: Texas Tech 5 – Texas 1

Stuck in a rut and playing the same game repeatedly, that’s what coaches, teams and fans felt after watching Texas lose on Sunday to Texas Tech, 5-1. On the loss, Tres Barrera said, “I guess it has been reoccurring a lot and that's exactly what it is feeling like. It is over and over.”

The Longhorns committed two errors, hit three batters, stranded 13 baserunners and tossed a wild pitch. It was ugly baseball, and with an Big 12 record of 9-12, Sunday’s game truly did feel like par for the course of the season.

After the game, Connor Mayes summed it up, “We're all putting our heart as much as we can into it. It really hurts. We're trying our best and we all know that. It just hasn't gone our way.”

After steadily stranding a total of six baserunners in the first four innings, the Red Raiders broke open their one-run lead by plating three scores in the top of the fifth frame. After an RBI single from Eric Gutierrez, the big blow came off the bat of Bryant Burleson – a two-run homerun blasted over the left field fence.

Following Burleson’s round-tripper, Tech’s lead stood at 4-0 and based on recent Texas performances, the margin seemed insurmountable. For good measure, Cory Raley tacked on an insurance run in the top of the sixth inning to finish the Red Raider’s scoring.

After stranding nine runners in the first seven innings, including a bases loaded opportunity in the home half of sixth frame, Texas broke their scoring drought in the eighth on a bases loaded walk. Following the walk, Ben Johnson was called out on strikes with the bases loaded and was ejected for arguing with the umpire.

With only one Big 12 series and four total games left to play before the Big 12 tournament in Tulsa, whether Texas has anything left to play for is debatable. Barrera disagreed, “There is still a chance; we're not giving up, we're going to keep fighting 'til the very end.”

POST-GAME

Augie Garrido

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Opening statement: “Basically we didn't manage our strike zone well on offense. We continue not to take quality at bats, especially with runners in scoring position. When we have opportunities to score runs, we fail offensively to take our walks when they are available and to sustain the rally to the extent that we need to score runs. We do it over and over again. This is what happens when you lose focus of quality at-bats, which is an extension of an offensive approach that includes all four of the major games in baseball – bunting, base running, hitting, and bat control. When pitchers walk hitters or the rallies get sustained, they then get wild and start to feel pressure. We don't apply enough pressure long enough offensively to score the runs that creates that kind of pressure on the defense and the pitcher.”

On the season’s collapse: “I know what happened. I know what's happened, I'm not confused. I know how to fix it. But it has to start like it did last year in the fall. We really assumed and thought we had the leadership on this team as a result of how close they were and how many guys were coming back from last year. That's what led us to believe that we had the leadership in place and the spirit that it takes. We didn't work them as hard on attitude as we did with last year's team. It's all about attitude. “

On the team is unable to score runs: “By moving from total offense and quality at-bats mentally to fixing their swing and trying to regain their confidence by getting hits. We became one dimensional, we only had one goal. Anyone that's been around baseball for a long time or even a short period of time knows the biggest demon of all of the ones around is batting average. Ask any baseball expert.”

Connor Mayes

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On today’s start: “Came out pretty strong I felt like. They just got some timely hits on us and ended up scoring three and getting some more. They got lucky today I felt like. Hopefully our luck will change pretty soon.”

On the offense’s struggles: “I know they are trying their best. They've been working really hard at it and that's all I can ask as a teammate of theirs and that's what they are doing every day when they come to practice and to the field. They are staying within the process that Coach talks about. That's all we can do. We may be unlucky but we have to stay with it.”

On the mindset in the locker room: “It really hurts. We're all putting our heart as much as we can into it. It really hurts. We're trying our best and we all know that. It just hasn't gone our way. All we can do is to look to tomorrow and try our best.”

Tres Barrera

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On Sunday’s loss: “It's hard to put into words. It's happened a lot this year, we just haven't capitalized when we needed to. We got what, eight hits on the board, and one run? That can't happen and win ball games. We haven't been able to put timely at-bats or timely hitting [together] when we have had runners in scoring position. That's just the way it's been.”

On if it feels like the pattern of losing is repeating itself: “We go in with the mindset that every game is opening day. But, I guess it has been reoccurring a lot and that's exactly what it is feeling like. It is over and over. We just have to snap out of it, and we have been trying to do that for a while now.”

If there is an explanation for not getting timely hits: “There are a lot of excuses right now. When you're losing, everybody is trying to magnify [something] or make an excuse why we are losing, but bottom line some of us just have to get the job done, and we haven't been doing that. We've been just trying too hard; that's what losing causes, especially at The University of Texas. You want to win so bad, when you see runners out there you just try harder and that doesn't work very well in baseball.”

On how to break the mindset of losing: “We gotta comeback Tuesday ready to play. Like I said, come back with an opening day mindset and just fight it. We have a bunch of fighters in this locker room. We have everybody back from last year's team and we know what it takes to be in the College World Series. We just haven't been able to put it together. There is still a chance; we're not giving up, we're going to keep fighting 'til the very end.” 

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#59 streettopeschel

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 07:01 PM

Matt, no bullchit, your coverage of UT baseball has been outstanding.

And your diligence in post game wrap ups in this lousy season would make the string quartet on the Titanic proud.

Tip-o-the hat to you
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#60 Agamemnon

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Posted 03 May 2015 - 07:30 PM

Yup, he's always "on". I enjoy reading his wrap ups more than other sites and lately, I've enjoyed them more than the games.
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