Saturday, April 2, 2011

Mizzou Baseball: Saturday, Saturday

Hitters pick up Jungmann as UT tops Missouri (Austin American-Statesman)
Before facing Missouri, Jungmann (now 6-0) had allowed only three runs in 512/3 innings this season, all of them against Stanford.

Missouri (13-13, 1-2) touched him for its four runs in six innings. The final two came in the fifth on a two-run home run by Jonah Schmidt, his third of the season and the first allowed by Jungmann. Jungmann also walked three Missouri batters and hit two with pitches.

Before Friday, he had walked five and hit two batters all season.

"I just struggled," Jungmann said. "My fastball was a tad late, the breaking ball was there a couple times and other times it wasn't. The changeup was there sometimes and (sometimes) it wasn't."

Bullpen is strong but not deep (Columbia Tribune)
But it gets terribly thin after that. Myles Smith appears to be moving up the depth chart after a couple of strong outings, and Kelly Fick might have earned yet another shot after his two scoreless innings of relief helped the Tigers win Wednesday night at Texas State.

Kinsler homers to open season (
Former Mizzou baseball player Ian Kinsler led off the season for the Texas Rangers with a home run off Boston Red Sox ace Jon Lester. Kinsler is currently 1-4 on the day as the Rangers enter the seventh inning with a 5-4 lead on Boston.

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