Red Raider Hardball | Texas Tech Travels to Stillwater to Take on Oklahoma St.

Texas Tech (22-17, 3-9) vs. Oklahoma St. (19-17, 5-7)
Official Site Notes: Here
Location: Allie P. Reynolds Stadium | Stillwater, OK
Radio: Affiliates
Date Start Time Texas Tech
Starting Pitcher
Oklahoma St.
Starting Pitcher
Result
4.20.12 6:30 pm Jerad McCrummen
(L, 2-2)
Blake Barnes
(W, 4-3)
L, 1-2
4.21.12 2:00 pm Shane Broyles
(L, 2-2)
Chase Stevens
(W, 4-4)
L, 2-5
4.22.12 1:00 pm Trey Masek
(L, 1-4)
Randy McCurry
(W, 3-2)
L, 1-7
Outfield:
LF - Brennan Moore | CF - Barrett Barnes | RF - Nick Hanslik
Infield:
SS - Tim Proudfoot | 2ND - Jamodrick McGruder
3RD - Reid Redman | 1ST - Scott LeJeune
C - Bo Altobelli
DH - Stephen Hagen

*Click on the score for box score.

TEXAS TECH VS OKLAHOMA BASEBALL THOUGHTS

  • I don't know why Bryant Burleson isn't starting at 2nd base. Maybe he's injured. It is so good to see Redman at third and I think that if Spencer had his way, Burleson would start 2nd and McGruder would be in right field.
  • Saturday night, Ottoson is scheduled to start, but as noted by Oklahoma St. blog, Kyle Porter at Pistols Firing, Ottoson was arrested with a blood alcohol content of .19 and Porter doesn't think he'll start on Saturday night.
  • LAJ's George Watson takes a look at the Oklahoma St. starters and he also writes that the team has an uphill climb in the conference record:

    "The coaches haven’t stressed it, but everybody’s well aware of what we need to do this time of the year and we can’t take any game off or take it for granted," said senior third baseman Reid Redman, who returned Wednesday after missing 15 games with a broken bone in his left foot. "We have to go out and try to win every game. I think we’ll be ready to go this weekend."

    But the Red Raiders will be going in having lost all the momentum from their four-game win streak and weekend sweep of Houston after being swept in a midweek series against New Mexico, where the maladies of struggling clutch hitting and inconsistent relief pitching reared their ugly heads once again.


Game 1 | Texas Tech 1, Oklahoma St. 2 (official site)

John Neely pitched a terrific game but Texas Tech couldn't hang on as Oklahoma St. won the game in the bottom of the 9th on a sacrifice fly. The offense fell into a slump, again, and that's been part of the problem in conference play. Sure, the pitching has been tough at times, but the offense will go into slumps in conference play and that's been disconcerting.


Game 2 | Texas Tech 2, Oklahoma St. 5 (official site)

Starter Duke von Shamann pitches 7 terrific innings, allowing only 2 runs. Shane Broyles comes in for an inning of relief and all heck breaks looks as Broyles manages to give up 3 runs in his 1 inning of work. Still not much help from the offense, only 3 runs in the past two games. Teh suk.


Game 3 | Texas Tech 1, Oklahoma St. 7 (official site)

I'm kinda at a point where I'm not sure what to say. A sweep leaves Texas Tech squarely at the bottom of the Big 12. It wasn't supposed to be this way for this team this year and I now think that I got my hopes up (tell me where you've heard that one before) after the good start in non-conference play. The offense scored 4 runs in three games. Again, the pitching hasn't been great, but it was good enough to win Friday and Saturday. The offense can't put many runs on the board in conference play. I think Athletic Director Kirby Hocutt has said that he's not going to fire anyone in his first year on the job and wants to give Dan Spencer a year to recruit to the new ballpark. I really want this team to win.

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