Jump to content

Join Our Community

Do you bleed Burnt Orange? Come talk about the Longhorns! Registration is FREE and EASY!
Sign Up for FREE
Sign in to follow this  
Jameson McCausland

***Texas @ Texas A&M Game Thread***

Recommended Posts

Texas (22-12) at Texas A&M (23-9)
April 10, 2018

WhereBlue Bell Park (College Station, Texas)
Time6 p.m.

TV: SEC Network

Radio: 104.9 The Horn, AM 1260
All-time series: Texas leads, 243-125-5

           
PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS

TUESDAYTexas A&M LHP Chandler Jozwiak (2-0, 3.72) vs. Texas RHP Nico O’Donnell (2-1, 3.51)

 

GAME NOTES

THE MATCHUP—Texas returns to the road for a midweek matchup at No. 22 Texas A&M…last season, Texas won, 4-3, in Austin…Texas A&M won, 5-4, on a walk-off HR in 2016 in College Station.

 

A LOOK AT THE AGGIES—Texas A&M is coming off a SEC series win over then-No. 20 LSU…the Aggies dropped the opener before taking the next two…junior second baseman Michael Helman paces the Aggies offense with a .402/.481/.568 line while sophomore left fielder Logan Foster has racked up a team-high six homers and sophomore shortstop Braden Shewmake has a team-best 31 RBI…as a team, Texas A&M has compiled a 2.79 ERA in 32 games.

 

A LOOK AT THE LONGHORNS—Texas has won six straight and 13 of its last 16 games overall…the six-game winning streak is the longest of the season for the Horns…over the weekend, the Longhorns completed their second Big 12 Conference series sweep with a three wins over Baylor…the Longhorns held Baylor to one run over the final two games…Kody Clemens continues to lead the offense, compiling a .358/.470/.683 line to go along with a team-high 9 homers and 32 RBI…he hit his 9th homer of the season on Saturday, which would stand as the game-winner…the Texas bullpen combined to allow just one run in 11 innings pitched over the weekend against Baylor.

 

NEXT UP—Texas will stay on the road this weekend for a three-game Big 12 Conference series at No. 16 Oklahoma…the Sooners are 8-1 in Big 12 action so far this season.

 

MIDSEASON ALL-AMERICA—Perfect Game/Rawlings and D1Baseball.com each announced their Midseason All-America teams last week and 2B Kody Clemens was named to the first team on both…the Longhorns have not had an end-of-season first team All-American since Corey Knebel in 2011… Clemens went 0-for-5 on 3/27, snapping his 26-game reached base streak and his nine-game hitting streak, but has amassed an eight-game streak since…the junior has opened the 2018 campaign on a tear…he began 2018 with a 13-game hit streak, the longest for a Longhorn since Madison Carter’s 15-game streak in 2014…Clemens has 27 walks to 20 Ks on the season, is 4-for-5 in stolen bases, and holds a team-best 1.153 OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage)…he hit his 9th homer of the year on Saturday, setting a new career-high after hitting 5 in 54 games last season…he ranks first in the Big 12 in homers, second in walks (27), fourth in RBI (32), first in total bases (84), and first in slugging percentage (.683).

 

ZUUUBOMB—Redshirt-freshman Zach Zubia was named Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Week on Monday after hitting .368/.400/.632 with his sixth homer of the season…it is the first league honor of Zubia’s career…he has reached base safely in each of the last 33 games in his rookie campaign and is second on the team with 28 RBI.

 

GO DJ, THAT’S MY DJ—After the first five attempted stolen bases against him were successful, junior catcher DJ Petrinsky has caught 13-of-18 since, improving his caught stealing percentage to over 50% for the season. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

i do think this game will tell us a lot about this year's team  Can we win a game against a good team on the road --Can our pitcher meet the challenge  that a hostile crowd represents and throw strikes -Can we get a key hit  when needed--I have concerns that theses things will happen Hope I am wrong !

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Royal 60 said:

i do think this game will tell us a lot about this year's team  Can we win a game against a good team on the road --Can our pitcher meet the challenge  that a hostile crowd represents and throw strikes -Can we get a key hit  when needed--I have concerns that theses things will happen Hope I am wrong !

Texas is probably hoping to get 4 quality innings out of Nico O'Donnell tonight. That would allow them to turn it over to Elder, Fields, Sawyer and McGuire in the bullpen. Whelan or Elder are probably the first guys out of the bullpen if Nico can't get through 4.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bottom 1

Helman- 6-3 groundout. Nice play by Hamilton on the slow chopper behind the mound

Foster- Works a full count and smacks a hard line drive into CF for a base hit

Shewmake- 4 pitch walk

Coleman- Another full count, walk

Bases loaded

Kam Fields running down to the bullpen

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bottom 2

Helman- Strikeout swinging

Foster- 6-3 groundout

Shewmake- Infield single. Fields fields a comebacker and no one is covering first base. Fields beats Shewmake to the bag, but the first base umpire must have said his foot never touched the bag

Coleman- (Shewmake steals 2nd base) Strikeout swinging

4-0 A&M after 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bottom 4

Blake- Hard single into RF

Helman- Bunt to Reynolds at 3rd, nice barehand play and throw for the out

Foster- Walk

Shewmake- 1-6 fielders choice. Foster is out at 2nd. Runners at the corners and 2 outs.

Coleman- 6-3 groundout. Beautiful play by Hamilton on a slow roller

4-0 after 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  


Franchise Quest


×