Thursday, May 16, 2013

SEC WEEKEND: Kentucky Wildcats @ Mizzou

NOTE: This final SEC Weekend is a Thursday-Friday-Saturday series rather than the usual Friday to Sunday schedule. Unless, as the weatherman, predicts, it rains, in which case who knows when these games will happen? Given the way this whole season has gone, why would we not get games rescheduled because of weather on the final weekend?

♦ Be sure to check out Sam Nasci's Mizzou Matchup preview of the Kentucky Wildcats here at

♦ Also check out our off-season South By Southeast posts about Kentucky Baseball:
♦ And for you Wildcat fans coming into Columbia, MO, for the weekend, check out The SEC Fan's Guide to Mizzou Baseball for everything you need to know.



Kentucky baseball team struggling to reach postseason (Courier-Journal)
This season began with talk of a trip to the College World Series, but now the University of Kentucky baseball team is down to its final two weekends and has work to do just to secure an invitation to the NCAA Tournament. Making matters worse, the Cats’ penultimate Southeastern Conference series is the tallest order yet. Vanderbilt, off to the best start in league history and ranked No. 1 in two major polls, is coming to town.
While Henderson won’t, Baseball America’s Aaron Fitt will put a number on it. A rough estimate, anyway. With six SEC games to go, Fitt figures Kentucky needs three wins at minimum to feel any measure of postseason security. Four and the Cats could really breathe easy.

“Certainly they need to win that Missouri series at the end of the year. That’s a must-win series,” Fitt said. The Tigers rank 143rd in the RPI. “I expect they’re going to lose this series against Vanderbilt, but if they could avoid being swept, that would be good.”
“There’s not a whole lot of margin for error,” Fitt said. “I think if they get swept, that puts them in a position where they have to sweep Missouri, really, in order to feel good about their chances.”

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