Texas Tech (12-13, 2-3) vs. Texas (17-6, 3-2)
Location: Dan Law Field : Lubbock, TX
|Date||Start Time||Texas Tech
|3.26.10||6:30 p.m.||John Neely
|3.27.10||6:30 p.m.||Bobby Doran
|3.28.10 (FSN)||12:00 p.m.||TBA
LF - Michael Reed (Sr.); CF - Taylor Ashby (Sr.); RF - Barrett Barnes (Fr.)
SS - Joey Kenworthy (Sr.) 2ND - Jamodrick McGruder (Fr.);
3RD - Bo Altobelli (Fr.) 1ST - Jeremy Mayo (So.)
C - Kevin Whitehead (So.)
DH - Scott LeJeune (So.)
*Click on the score for boxscore. Texas Tech series preview (pdf).
Recap: SP Bobby Doran (6.0 IP; 10 H; 6 ER; 2 BB; 7 SO) didn't have his best day pitching today, although he's been pretty good most of the year. He gave up a ton of hits, but he's still striking folks out, which gives me hope in the sense that he understands how to miss some bats. RP Brett Bruening (3.0 IP; 2 H; 2 ER; 1 BB; 1 SO) wasn't awful, but Texas Tech couldn't must much offense, so his relife work really wouldn't have mattered very much. The top of the lineup was pretty good getting on base but just couldn't drive home many runs. SS Joey Kenworthy (2-3; 2 R; 1 RBI), LF Michael Reed (2-3; 1 R; 1 RBI) and Barrett Barnes (1-4; 1 RBI) each drove in a run and these are your 2, 3 and 4 hitters for the game.
Don't forget that today's game, a noon start, will be on FSSW and head coach Dan Spencer says that Chad Bettis may start today's game:
"We're thinking about it (starting Chad Bettis). We'll know for sure, obviously in the morning, but we'll talk about it tonight. If not it would be Colt Farrar, I would assume."
"I feel good about either one of them. I feel good about having those guys rested. The only thing about Colt (Farrar) is the fact he hasn't started and us just saying, `hey go ahead, you have a tie-breaker game three against the Longhorns. Go ahead and make your first start.' He's been used in smaller roles so far. That'd be the strike against him plus he's been very effective out of the bullpen."
And Spencer also talked about the team's performance yesterday:
On his team's performance tonight: "We had a number of opportunities to score more runs than the three we got. We'll take that again tomorrow. If we can get those kind of runners, we're going to score some runs. We had the right guys up; we had guys that we wanted to hit in those situations. I thought we even got some balls to hit and just didn't hit them. That's baseball. We made a lot of good pitches, but the ones we missed, they hit and hit hard. That's baseball. I felt good about the fact that once we got behind we stayed in the game long enough to force them to put their closer out there and extend him a little bit. That's good because now we've seen him. We need to do a better job of scoring men in scoring position. That was the difference in us getting three and them getting eight. Their guys pitched around some jams, they are veteran guys. Their starter, (Cole) Green, he's a very competitive kid and he made an adjustment after the first inning and went to some secondary stuff. He kept us off balance. He just pitched out of jams and looked like a veteran, a quality guy. We'll show up tomorrow."
Game Recap: LAJ's George Watson has the recap:
When the wind turned direction on Saturday at Dan Law Field, so did the direction of the Big 12 Conference series between Texas Tech and No. 8 Texas.
Cole Green scattered three runs over 6 2/3 innings, and the Longhorn lineup made Tech pitchers pay for every mistake — of which there were many — in an 8-3 win, evening the series at one win apiece in front of a season-high crowd of 4,010.
Jordan Etier and Brandon Loy each drove in a pair of runs, and eight of Texas’ 12 hits went for extra bases. Tant Shepherd had a pair of doubles, Cohl Walla and Etier both had triples and Kevin Lusson added a seventh-inning home run to essentially seal the deal for the Longhorns (17-6, 3-2 in Big 12) on a night where the wind blew heavily out to right after blowing out to left the night before.