"Jim's a tough guy and you can see his personality is all over this football team," Fitzgerald said.
After yesterday's series opener against Maryland was postponed, Michigan's first Big Ten game at Wilpon this season ended with a 3-1 loss.
For Michigan, their closer Jacob Cronenworth got the start and had a solid outing allowing 3 hits, walking 1 and striking out 9. Unfortunately that walk advanced a runner to 2nd base who would score on a single, and one of the three hits was a home run.
Maryland starter Mike Shawaryn went 7 1/3, with 5 hits, 1 walk and 7 strikeouts, but finished with an erratic 8th allowing a leadoff double, a single and two hit batters.
That gave the Wolverines their best chance to make it a game, but Bruder popped out with the bases loaded.
They fall to 0-4 in the Big Ten.
Was reading a story about Baseball in The Daily and this just made me laugh.
In case you don't know, Barry Larkin is in the Baseball Hall of Fame and his number is retired here.
As Larkin grew to be a standout football player in Cincinnati, he caught the eye of legendary football coach Bo Schembechler, who gave him a spot on the football team at Michigan.
When an unexpected player returned for his fifth year on the team at Larkin’s position, Schembecher allowed the freshman to take a redshirt year and play baseball during spring season instead of working with the football team.
“By the end of that season I decided I just wanted to play baseball,” Larkin said. “I had to go tell Bo that … and the meeting didn’t go too well. He reminded me, ‘Larkin, this is the University of Michigan. Nobody comes to the University of Michigan to play baseball.’ ”
Schembechler told Larkin to go home and come back the next day when he had come to his senses, but nothing would change in his mind.
“I thought that was the end of it,” Larkin said. “But we were out there taking ground balls in spring baseball practice and this guy in a parka comes walking inside the stadium and stops on the third-base line. He says, ‘Larkin, you sissy! Come hit a man that can hit you back instead of that baseball.’ It was Coach Schembechler.”
This improves the record to 12-11. We have a weekend series with maryland coming up.
The baseball team opened Big Ten play with a series against Nebraska and it did not go well. Final score 14-3.
Starting pitcher Brett Adcock lasted 1.2 innings and earned 5 runs. Jaskie came on in relief and walked 3 batters, gave up 3 on 1 hit.
Hitting wasn't great. Jackson Glines went 3-5. Jake Bivens went 2-4. No other batter had more than one hit.
Up next, Nebraska. Saturday at 2.
It is almost time for the real baseball season and I note that the tigers have lost something like 6 straight games in spring training (today's 0-0 tie excepted) and the last time Verlander pitched this week he got beaten like a rented mule. As far as I can tell the tigers did 'okay' in free agency but losing scherzer, despite the money involved, still didn't help our pitching. So what are the tigers going to do this year, make the playoffs or tank? Baseball officiandos or even those that have uninformed opinions (like mine) are invited to comment.
And before anyone else posts, happy friday, second day of the NCAA tourrnament, and pre-posbang jitter bugs getting ready to fire it up in T-minus 68 minutes.....