Monday, June 4, 2007

This is it...Vanderbilt/Michigan for a shot at the Super Regional

Bottom of the 10th:
Check swing back to the pitcher will end Vanderbilt's season.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 erros, 1 LOB.
FINAL Michigan 4 - Vanderbilt 3

Bottom of the 10th:
3-0 count to Meingasner.
Developing...

Bottom of the 10th:
Flaherty pokes on the other way and the tying run is aboard. Meingasner up, with 2 HRs in the tournament.
Developing...

Bottom of the 10th:
Vanderbilt down to its final strike...1-2.

Bottom of the 10th:
Pedro drove the ball to left and the LF makes a great play to haul it in.
Vanderbilt is down to their last out.
Developing...

Bottom of the 10th:
De la Osa swings at the first pitch and its grounded to the SS. Gets him by a step.
1 out. Pedro zeros in...
Developing...

Bottom of the 10th:
Michigan call to the bullpen. Here comes Powers.

Top of the 10th:
Jacobson gets a grounder and Pedro tags the runner at second.
1 run, 2 hits, 0 errors. 0 LOB.
Michigan 4 - Vanderbilt 3
Vanderbilt's got 3,4,5 coming to the plate and they won't go down without a fight. Stay with us...

Top of the 10th:
Jacobson gives up a 2 out, full-count double. Vanderbilt really needs to hold them here. Developing...

Top of the 10th:
Jacobson gets the 2nd out on a pop-up to RCF.
Developing...

Top of the 10th:
Alan Oaks jacks on to RCF. Michigan 4-3. Jacobson into pitch.
Developing...

Top of the 10th:
Here comes Price, and he will face the 3,4,5 batters (so will the Wolverines when the Commies bat). Price gets the 3 hole to fly out on 2 pitches. 1 out
Developing...

Bottom of the 9th:
Feinberg hits in on the nose, but its hauled in by the CF.
0 runs, 0 hits, 1 error, 1 LOB.
We got to extras.
Michigan 3 - Vanderbilt 3

Bottom of the 9th:
Feinberg steps in after Macias flies out. 2 outs, runner on 2nd.
Developing...

Bottom of the 9th:
Proof positive of why I am live-bloggin and CTC is the top coach in the country. Calls for teh bunt, french lays it down and gets the runner over. Runner on second, 1 out.
Developing...

Bottom of the 9th:
0-2 for French. Let him swing away here...

Bottom of the 9th:
Bad throw from thhe defensive sub for Michigan. Shea Robin is on. French will surely sacrifice (his first attempt was crap).
Developing...

Top of the 9th:
The lead-off walk doesn't hurt'em. Price gets his 194th K of the year.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB
Michigan 3 - Vanderbilt 3
THIS IS IT BABY! 8,9,1 for the Commies.

Top of the 9th:
K for Price (193 on the season). 2 outs.
Developing...

Top of the 9th:
Michigan bunts him over. RISP, 1 out.
Developing...

Top of the 9th:
It is Price. He will face 9,1,2 with a runner on 1st and 0 outs.
Developing...

Top of the 9th:
Weathers walked the lead-off man. That will do it for Weathers as CTC is going to the bullpen. I wouldn't be surprised if it was David Price coming in...

Top of the 9th:
8,9,1 for the Wolverines. It's worth mentioning that Vandy tied the game in the 8th on Saturday and Michigan got another run in the 9th. Let's hope it's not deja vu all over again.

Bottom of the 8th:
Hanks grounds out to second.
2 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB
Michigan 3 - Vanderbilt 3

Bottom of the 8th:
Hanks looking at an 0-2 hole.
Developing...

Bottom of the 8th:
A dying quail for Matt drops. 3-3. WE ARE EVEN AT 3 with the go-ahead run on third.
Michigan 3 - Vanderbilt 3
Developing...

Bottom of the 8th:
Meingasner in an 0-2 hole.
Developing...

Bottom of the 8th:
Flaherty sacrifices Macias over. Vanderbilt gets one. De la Osa moves over to 2nd. Runners at the corners, 2 outs.
Michigan 3 - Vanderbilt 2
Developing...

Bottom of the 8th:
Not surprisingly, they walk Pedro. Bases loaded for Ryan Flarety.
Developing...

Bottom of the 8th:
DE LA OSO DOUBLES. 2nd and 3rd, 1 out, Pedro coming to bat.
Developing...

Bottom of the 8th:
Feinberg with a full count...and pops out. De la Osa now up with 1 on and 1 out.
Developing...

Bottom of the 8th:
Abraham into pitch with a .261 average against. 1-0 count and the first pitch is high. 2-0
Developing...

Bottom of the 8th:
Macias walks and the lead-off man is aboard. Its worth mentioning that Vanderbilt was down 3-1 in the 8th on Saturday night and tied it up. Feinberg is 2-3 and the crowd is alive. Michigan's coach will take a trip to the mound and appears to have lost his control. He's getting the hook. 1 on, 0 outs, 1-1 count to Feinberg...
Developing...

Bottom of the 8th:
Fetters is back out. Crowd is getting into it. 2-0 count.
Developing...

Top of the 8th:
Infield single puts a runner on, but Vanderbilt gets a break and doubles-off the runner.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB
This is the inning to listen to (or read). 1,2,3 due up and the Commodores running out of outs.
Michigan 3 - Vanderbilt 1

Top of the 8th:
Casey gets his second K of the game.
Developing...

Top of the 8th:
5,6,7 for Michigan and I am starting to get nervous.

Bottom of the 7th:
3 up, 3 down for Vanderbilt.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB
Michigan 3 - Vanderbilt 1

Bottom of the 7th:
According to Joe Fisher, this was the point in the game when Vanderbilt got to Fetters last year. Let's hope they can make something happen. Bottom 3 of the line-up due up.
Developing...

Top of the 7th:
Walk doesn't hurt'em.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB
Michigan 3 - Vanderbilt 1
Need something soon

Top of the 7th:
Weathers catches the Recknagel looking. 2 outs, runner on second.
Developing...

Top of the 7th:
Michigan sacrifices the man over. RISP, 1 out.
Developing...

Top of the 7th:
Casey walked the first batter he faced.

Top of the 7th:
In comes Weathers. Vanderbilt is not going down with a fight, and Joe Fisher thinks Casey can go at least 2.
Top of the order for Michigan.
Developing...

Bottom of the 6th:
Meingasner goes down and time is running out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB
Michigan 3 - Vanderbilt 1

Bottom of the 6th:
Pedro flied out, Flaherty grounded out, with Meingasner coming to bat. They need to get something going, and fast...

Top of the 6th:
Minor gets a pop out, a 2 strike outs.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB.
4,5,6 coming to bat...
Michigan 3 - Vanderbilt 1

Top of the 6th:
Matt Minor is into pitch and CTC is pulling out all the stops.
Developing...

Bottom of the 5th:
Dominic strikes out.
0 runs, 2 hits, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Michigan 3 - Vanderbilt 1

Bottom of the 5th:
Feinberg lines a double into left with Dominic coming to bat. He is 1 for 2 tonight.
Need something here with 2 outs.
Developing...

Bottom of the 5th:
Hit and run was on and Macias lined out to 3rd. French couldn't get back and just like that, 2 down.
Developing...

Bottom of the 5th:
Vanderbilt needs to be a little more patient as Fetters has fallen behind almost every batter he's faced. They've only got 1 run and get to start putting something together. Brad French gets an if single and we now have top of the order coming up. Developing...

Top of the 5th:
Joe Fisher is pumped! And he is right, as Joe just said, "if Vanderbilt wins this game, remember that inning." Both teams had a chance for a big inning and weren't able to capitalize.
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
Michigan 3 - Vanderbilt 1

Top of the 5th:
Cody gets another and Vanderbilt really needed those outs. Need another out.
Developing...

Top of the 5th:
CODY GETS THE K! Still 2 on, but Vanderbilt is now sent up for the double play.
Developing...

Top of the 5th:
After 3 straight hits in the inning, CTC's seen enough. He's called for the lefty, Cody Crowell. Runners at the corners, 0 out, and the heart of the Michigan order coming up.
Vanderbilt needs to get some outs, and needs them quick.
Developing...
Michigan 3 - Vanderbilt 1

Top of the 5th:
Wolverines get another run as a ball bounces over Pedro's head and into LF. 1 on, 0 out.
Developing...
Michigan 3 - Vanderbilt 1

Bottom of the 4th:
Flaherty gets caught up in a run-down and gets picked off. Hanks advanced to 2nd, but Shea grounded out to SS. Vanderbilt squandered a great opportunity and only get 1 run on Alvarez's blast.
Michigan 2 - Vanderbilt 1

Bottom of the 4th:
CTC and I are on the same wave-length and Meingasner sends one into right. 1st and 2nd, 0 outs...I let Parker hit, and it appears CTC agrees. Fetters is having a tough time finding the plate. Hanks grounds into a FC, with runners at the corners and 1 out. Double play still effect with Shea coming to bat.
Developing...

Bottom of the 4th:
Meingasner coming to up. Joe Fisher is asking whether or not Matt should swing away or bunt him over. I say swing away...let's have a big inning right now.
1-1 count for Meingasner.
Developing...

Bottom of the 4th:
Flaherty extends his hit streak to 35, one shy of the SEC record.
One on, no one out.
Developing...

Bottom of the 4th:
Pedro cuts the Michigan lead in half.
Developing...
Michigan 2 - Vanderbilt 1

Top of the 4th:
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB
Michigan 2 - Vanderbilt 0

Top of the 4th:
6,7,8 due up for Michigan

End of 3:
de la Osa swings at the first pitch and fouls out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
Michigan 2 - Vanderbilt 0

Bottom of the 3rd:
Feinberg fouls off ball 3 but drives one to left for a single. de la Osa coming to the plate, and the crowd shows some signs of life. 2 on, 2 out.
Developing...

Bottom of the 3rd:
Fetters is having trouble finding the zone, but Macias bailed him out by swining at a bad pitch. 1 on, 2 outs.
Developing...

Top of the 3rd:
I missed an out somewhere.
1 run, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB
Michigan 2 - Vanderbilt 0

Top of the 3rd:
Shea Robin catches Putnam's pop-up. One out. Seamus thinks CTC should be yanked. I think he's being reactionary.
Developing...

Top of the 3rd:
Recknagel jacked a HR.
Developing...
Michigan 2 - Vanderbilt 0

Top of the 3rd:
3,4,5 due up for Michigan.

Bottom of the 2nd:
Meingasner strikes out and Parker Hanks flied out.
0 runs, 0 hits, 0 errors, 0 LOB
Michigan 1 - Vanderbilt 0

Bottom of the 2nd:
Flaherty grounded out to first, Meingasner waits for the 3-1.
Developing...

Top of the 2nd:
French makes the play, despite the Wolverine claiming the ball hit him on the foot. His arguement goes unheeded, but Michigan gets a run.
1 run, 3 hits, 0 errors, 2 LOB.
Michigan 1 - Vanderbilt 0

Top of the 2nd:
Sacrifice fly for the #9 hitter, Rose, gets Michigan on the board. Two on, two outs.
Top of the order coming up.
Developing...
Michigan 1 - Vanderbilt 0

Top of the 2nd:
Wolverines threatening. Based loaded, 1 out on a check-swing base hit.
Developing...

Bottom of the 1st:
Pedro grounds into a force out.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 0 LOB
Vanderbilt 0 - Michigan 0

Bottom of the 1st:
Feinberh robbed of a hit by the right fielder. Dominic coming to back, he is 4 of 16 so far in the tournament. Dominic caught the 3B back and bunted a beauty up the line. Pedro steps in with a runner on. Pedro is also 4 of 16 in the tournament. He was the other guy Joe Fisher said put on a show during BP.
Developing...

Bottom of the 1st:
Michigan's pitcher took the loss against Vanderbilt when these two teams met last year in the NCAA tournament. This season, opponents are battling .308 aganist Fetters. Macias popped out on the infield with his first at-bat with Feinberg waiting for the 3-1.

Top of the 1st:
Roden strikes out Brad Roblin, who was unable to check his swing. He then gave up a single to Rechnagel. Joe Fisher said Putnam (the guy now batting) put on a show during BP. Didn't put on a show at his first at bat as he lifted the ball weakly to right.
0 runs, 1 hit, 0 errors, 1 LOB.
Michigan 0 - Vanderbilt coming to bat

Top of the 1st:
Battles back to work the count full with Brad French making a great play at first to knock the ball down and flip to Roden who was covering. Joe Fisher's excited (and so am I). Developing...

Top of the 1st:
Tyler Roden is out of the zone early, missing on his first 3 pitches...

It seems like #1 seeds are dropping like flies. Vanderbilt is looking to avoid the fate of other national seeds like Florida State, Arkansas, and San Diego. They'll have to beat Michigan for the second time in as many days. With Tyler Roden at the mound (see Seamus' prep-post below), Vanderbilt has a hurler with experience in elimination games, if not in any other games. We are about to get under way, I'm listening with Joe Fisher and hope you will follow on on VSL.

2 comments:

J.B., M.D. said...

I'm so nervous right now... bottom of the 9th BABY!

Austen said...

heartbreaker...I can't believe it