Monday, March 25, 2013

HI NOTES: Perspective, Pain, Prospects & Pitches

8-14  2013 Record after 22 games
14-8  2012 Record after 22 games
12-10 2011 Record after 22 games

.238  2013 Team Batting Average after 22 games
.270  2012 Team Batting Average after 22 games
.279  2011 Team Batting Average after 22 games

3.42  2013 Team ERA after 22 games
3.94  2012 Team ERA after 22 games
5.03  2011 Team ERA after 22 games

♦ Check out the photo gallery of Saturday's Game 2 at, and click to photo #24 of Shane Segovia at the time of his injury.

UT baseball starts with a rally, ends with a blowout in doubleheader split with Missouri (Go Vols Xtra)
Tennessee’s baseball team was pumped Saturday after beating Missouri 7-6 with a two-run rally in the ninth inning.

Too bad the Vols had to play a second game.

Missouri scored 12 runs in the first four innings on its way to a 14-6 victory in the second game of an SEC doubleheader before an announced crowd of 1,560 fans at Lindsey Nelson Stadium...

Armed and Ready (
Expectations are high at Hagerstown — and for good reason.

Cole Bartlett’s NCAA Division I-bound arm is just one of six all-Tri-Eastern Conference seniors returning for the Tigers, and one of eight returning starters.
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Bartlett set a school record with 99 strikeouts last season and will split time between the mound and outfield...

Scherzer tweaking pitches (Fox Sports Detroit)
"Pretty good," Scherzer said of his outing. "Obviously, I'm building up my arm strength and now. I was at 85 pitches, so physically I'm in a spot, still tweaking throughout all my off-speed stuff.

"Didn't feel it was quite as sharp as it needed to be (Saturday) where I'm at in spring training. I did finish strong and threw some good sliders at the end. I am making strides to be ready for the season."
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"It's just fine-tuning everything you want to do, all the little executions throughout the whole game," Scherzer said. "That's where you start getting into what makes you ready for the regular season."
An Incomplete Syllogism Concerning Max Scherzer (Fangraphs)
...On the mound, Tigers right-hander Max Scherzer is a purveyor of spiritual delights...

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