Friday, February 22, 2013

HI NOTES: Slow Road to Memphis, Pitching Shuffle, Mizzou Rangers

Photo by Tambako

Note:  Twitter's time-stamp for embedded tweets does not accurately reflect the true time of the posts.


James will be MU's stopper (Columbia Tribune)
"He works really hard," Hobbs said. "Every one of his coaches — his high school coach said that about him, his college coach said that about him, his summer coach said that about him. I kept on hearing 'hard-nosed competitor.' "

In Missouri's series at Memphis that begins tomorrow, James is likely to pitch in long relief Sunday after Eric Anderson's start. Anderson is expected to make his first appearance since undergoing elbow surgery in May...


Last Call from the Desert (
The starters only had two plate appearances in Wednesday’s intrasquad. After that, Minor League hitters took over to face the pitchers who needed work. That’s why the big star of the game was Brett Nicholas, a first baseman who played at Class A Myrtle Beach last year. He had a double and three-run home run off of reliever Johan Yan. Nicholas was a sixth-round pick out of the University of Missouri in 2010.

Nick Tepesch pitched a scoreless first inning against the Rangers regulars, striking out both Ian Kinsler and Nelson Cruz...

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