Sunday, June 3, 2007

OK, I lied...Michigan Live-Blogging

Game notes:
Vanderbilt lives to fight another day. I said this in the first game and I'll say it again, Vanderbilt has, time and again, had pitchers step up to get the Commies through tough games. Tonight was no exception. Jacobson comes in throws 5 great innings, allowing 2 runs in the 9th (neither earned), 2 hits, striking out 3, and walking just 2. He gets the win, and it's well deserved. Brad French had a big game, driving in 4. The only negative was that Pedro's hit steak was snapped at 24. Granted, he walked 3 times and would much rather have the win than the streak.
Vanderbilt will play tomorrow at 6 central, 7 eastern for a spot in the Super Regional, with Tyler Rosen likely to make the start. Hopefully this game will be on TV in my area, although I certainly wouldn't mind to spend another night with Joe Fisher.

Final in Nashville:
Vanderbilt 10 - Michigan 7


Bottom of the 9th:
Jacobson gets the strikeout to end the game.
2 runs, 2 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.
Vanderbilt 10 - Michigan 7

Bottom of the 9th:
10-7 on a fielder's choice to Feinberg. Joe Fisher says me made the right play to take the out. 1 on, 2 outs.
Developing...

Bottom of the 9th:
Christian gets his 4th RBI of the night on a single. 10-6 Vanderbilt with 2 on and 1 out. 2,3,4 for Michigan...and I'm out of wine.
Developing...

Bottom of the 9th:
Vanderbilt gets the out on a grounder in the gap. Runners at the corners with 1 out and the top of Michigan's order coming to the plate. Vanderbilt would love to get a DP to end this, espeically with Christian at the plate who already has 2 3-RBI doubles against Vanderbilt in their last two games.
Developing...

Bottom of the 9th:
1st and 2nd for Michigan, 0 outs, and the top of the order coming to bat.
Developing...

Bottom of the 9th:
Jacobson starts, lead-off runner reachs for Michigan.
Developing...

Top of the 9th:
Pedro strikes out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB
7,8,9 for the Wolverines. But who will take the hill?
Vanderbilt 10 - Michigan 5

Top of the 9th:
de la Osa got hit and this is (hopefully) Pedro's last chance to extend that streak.
News on Billy Donovan also breaking on ESPN.
Developing...

Top of the 9th:
Joe just said it, but I would love to see Dominic get on so Pedro gets another shot to extend his hit streak (not to mention tack on another run). If you read this Joe, just know that you and I are on the same wave length.
Developing...

Top of the 9th:
Macias hit by the 20th pitch of the season, 1 on 1 out in the 9th.
Developing...

Game note:
With a 5(+) run lead, I let Brett pitch the 9th.
Robinson Cano just hit a triple to center to tie the game, Yanks 5 - Sox 5.

Bottom of the 8th:
1,2,3 and quick one at that.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB
Vanderbilt 10 - Michigan 5

Bottom of the 8th:
Vanderbilt gets the clean-up hitter out on the pop up to CF. Joe Fisher just said that Hawkins Field and Vanderbilt baseball has become a social scene. Don't people know these games are more fun if you read VSL and listen from home?

Top of the 8th:
Shea gave it a ride, but to the deepest part of the park.
Vanderbilt gets a run on the squeeze.
1 run, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
4,5,6 coming up for the Wolverines.
Vanderbilt 10 - Michigan 5

Top of the 8th:
Ryan Davis safety squeezes de la Osa home. Vanderbilt leads 10-5 with 2 outs and Shea coming to the plate.
Developing...

Top of the 8th:
Meingasner walks, Michigan goes to the pen. Bases loaded, 1 out. Davis pinch hits for Parker Hanks.
Developing...

Top of the 8th:
Flaherty, according to Joe, "just missed his second 3 run homer of the day," with a shot hauled in at the track. Still 2 on, 1 out.

Top of 8th:
Pedro walks, 2 on, no one out. Flaherty is 11 for 19 in the tournament so far and shows but to start.
Developing...

Top of the 8th:
3-0 to Alvarez. I green light him here. He took it, that's why CTC is awesome, and I am live-blogging.

Top of the 8th:
Dominic walks to start the inning with Pedro coming up. Pedro needs a hit here (might not get another shot) to extend his hitting streak. Joe Fisher thinks its 80/20 he is swining away. I'm with the 80, Joe. Don't take the bat out of your slugger's hands.
Developing...

Bottom of the 7th:
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB
3,4,5 for the Commies coming to bat (Pedro needs a hit to extend his hit streak to 25)
Vanderbilt 9 - Michigan 5

The Sopranos and Entourage are over, I had a fantastic meal of chicken parm, pasta, and salad prepared by the beatiful lady in my life, and the dishes are done. Why wouldn't I give the 3 VSL readers checking the site around 11pm on a Sunday some comentary on Vanderbilt's game against Michigan. As I write this, we are through 6.2 innings with runners on the corners for Michigan, and Vanderbilt leading 9-5. Settle in, the Yankees are down 5-4 in the top of the seventh with 2 on...I could go all night.

3 comments:

Seamus O'Toole said...

Love me a good old fashioned safety squeeze.

Austen said...

well done gentelmen, though they could make it less of a heart stopper next time.

Stanimal said...

If we blow this and don't get to the super-regional, I am going to freak out.

Seriously, we have the most unreal baseball team in recent Vanderbilt history, and probably the most unreal team of any sport at Vanderbilt of the last ten years.

To not make the CWS with that will make me cry, literally start bawling.