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Texas Tech Friday Morning Baseball Notes - A Little Good Feeling Edition

Texas Tech Baseball:

Date Texas Tech Kansas State Result
Fri. 04/18/08 @ 6:05 p.m. AJ Ramos (1-4, 6.95) Brad Hutt (3-3, 2.98) Boxscore
Sat. 04/19/08 @ 3:00 p.m. Chad Bettis (3-3, 5.21) Justin Murray (2-0, 2.58) Boxscore
Sun. 04/20/08 @ 1:00 p.m. Zach Stewart (2-0, 2.93) Lance Hogue (1-3, 3.94) Boxscore

What an important series for morale. This team needs wins like no one's business. I'm sending all good mojo the way of Hays, Spencer, Kieschnick, Ramos, Bettis, Stewart, etc. I've also purchased a Kansas State voodoo doll in an attempt to sabotage the series. Whatever works.

As you'll note above, there is a change in the rotation, or rather a number of changes. LAJ's George Watson reports that Nate Karns is out as the Friday starter and inserted in is Zach Stewart. Here's Spencer on the change:

"If we've got to use Stewart to win (Friday or Saturday) then we'll use him," associate head coach Dan Spencer said. "If not, then we'll think about starting him on Sunday, and if we use him then I guess we'll go back to Karns on Sunday. We've had a bad vibe on Friday nights and it's not just completely Nate by any means and I told him that. We're hoping that having our most veteran guy on the mound in Ramos, the guy with the most college innings, can get us off to a good start because we need to get off to a good start on the mound. If we can get a little good feeling then maybe we can get this thing going."

I'm sure as hell hoping that this change works and let's hope that Ramos has solved his control problems from last Saturday where he was awful from the beginning and took blame for the loss. I'm curious as to why it's not Bettis, especially with Ramos' control problems. From all accounts Bettis threw a couple of bad pitches whereas Ramos didn't have any sort of control on Saturday. Again, sending good Mojo towards Lubbock this weekend.

Hays is staying positive:

"It can all change in a hurry," Hays said. "We've been saying for three weeks now that all we've got to do is get it going, and it just hasn't happened yet. They can't feel good about certain things but they continue to work hard, they're playing hard and they're sticking together. I'd like for them to have more success than they're having because in one way they deserve it. We just haven't done everything in all areas to be able to take the pressure off."