Thursday, April 15, 2010

Game Day: Evening descends on Hammons Field . . .

Bears trip up Missouri (
"It felt good, especially coming against Mizzou," Maddox said. "They were talking a lot."

Maddox had the final word. He blasted a one-ball, two-strike pitch from Missouri closer Jeff Emens over the left-field bullpen.
Some good game photos at

Walk-off homer does in Missouri baseball (Columbia Missourian)
The Missouri baseball team hasn’t played in a lot of close games this season.

That's probably why closing pitcher Jeff Emens only has three saves this season. On Wednesday, he had the chance to make it four, but Missouri State ruined his chances.

Your Missouri State vs. Mizzou live blog (TAG Magazine)
Mizzou, meanwhile, was burned by mediocre clutch hitting and a poor tactical decision to pull a still-strong Jeff Scardino to bring in relief in the seventh.
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7:50: Evening descends on Hammons Field as the glow of the stadium lights takes over visibility duties. The breeze is blowing out slightly, which would be really helpful for carrying a baseball further–say, out of the stadium–if the Bears get to using that .324 staff average.

2010 Draft Preview part 5: Persons of Interest(
I'm just going to say it: Tepesch is one of my favourite players in this entire draft. I love his arm, I love the movement on his pitches, I love the fact he's a localish kid. What I don't love is the tepid results Tepesch has achieved in his college career.
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I know it's been mentioned here in conversations, but for a pitcher with a fastball he should be able to just cruise behind, Tepesch seems intent on throwing an awful lot of offspeed stuff, especially early in the count.

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