mesmerism! presidential assassinations! circuses on fire!
The #5 seed Michigan Wolverines take on the #1 seed Indiana Hoosies tonight in the Big Ten Tournament. Indiana beat #8 Iowa 5-2 yesterday while Michigan beat #4 Minnesota 3-2 with a 3-run Home Run by Travis Maezes being Michigan's only source of income. Michigan has lost to Indiana twice but beaten them once. Indiana is good but Michigan can win if we play well. Brett Adcock will be on the mound for Michigan.
Iowa and Minnesota are scorless right now in the 3rd inning. MSU plays Nebraska at 6 pm and Michigan plays Indiana tonight at 10 pm. Illinois elimated Ohio 6-5 earlier today.
Nebraska beat Ohio 7-6 and MSU beat Illinois 2-1 earlier today. Right now, Iowa is up on Indiana 1-0. Michigan plays Minnesota tonight.
Before I saw THIS, I did not even know that zubaz were a thing. They are a thing, and that thing is incredible. This is how the Tigers decked out for their trip to Cleveland for tonight's game when their aircraft broke down.
I get the sense the 2014 Tigers are a
tight knit group comfortable in their own skins cut of the same cloth a very fun group. Sweeps of the Orioles and Red Sox earn you the right to wear such things, I suppose.
It's been a bit since we've had one of these so here's your open thread for tonight's game.
8:05 PM first pitch, ESPN
- Anibal Sanchez
- 0-2 through 23 IP and a 3.13 ERA
- FIP of 2.43
- K/9: 9.39
- BB/9: 4.30
- Jake Peavy
- 1-1 through 48 IP and a 3.94 ERA
- FIP: 5.22
- K/9: 7.69
|1.||I. Kinsler, 2B||D. Pedroia, 2B|
|2.||T. Hunter, RF||S. Victorino, RF|
|3.||M. Cabrera, 1B||D. Ortiz, DH|
|4.||V. Martinez, DH||M. Napoli, 1B|
|5.||D. Kelly, 3B||G. Sizemore, LF|
|6.||A. Jackson, CF||A. Pierzynski, C|
|7.||J. Martinez, LF||X. Bogaerts, SS|
|8.||A. Avila, C||B. Holt, 3B|
|9.||A. Romine, SS||J. Bradley Jr., CF|
Sanchez will make his first start after coming off the DL, the interesting news of the day is that it was Justin Miller that was sent down to clear room for Sanchez, and not Robbie Ray. Apparently Rick Porcello has been having lingering soreness on his left side, and as a preventative caution the Tigers have pushed back his next start, thus giving Ray another chance to showcase his talents.
The Tigers look to make it 11 straight road wins tonight, let's hope they get it!
How about that for going into the postseason?!
Evan Hill pitched a gem. Michigan could've swept this series if it not had been for a 9th inning disaster yesterday.
Michigan finishes the regular season at 28-27-1. They are the 5 seed in the B1G Tournament at TD Ameritrade in Omaha.
They open against 4 Minnesota on Wednesday night at 10pm.