It appears that our offense is really good and our pitching is subpar at times.
Baseball loses to St. Louis 8-5 then beats them 11-0 in the second game
lose by 3 then win by 11?
it is very typical of college baseball. It all depends on the starting pitching matchup. For the regular season, it's very important to have pitching depth. Once you're in the tournament, you need to ride on the top 3 arms to the WS.
This comment reminds me of an old zook meme.
Here is MGoBlue's write-up (LINK)
One thing of note that did occur is that Patrick Biondi broke Michigan's career steals mark in the course of this doubleheader, so congratulations to him on that feat.
One continued bright spot on the pitching side is Evan Hill, who got the win in the nightcap. He went 6 innings, gave up just 2 hits (and 0 runs obviously), and struck out 4. He also managed to get out of two bases-loaded jams (which were admittedly self-inflicted because he also walked 5 and had 1 hit batsman). Third-straight solid start for the freshman, who has an ERA of 1.45 and a 2-0 record.
Congrats to Biondi on the stolen base record.
I'm still scratching my head on the radically disparate outcome of those two games. I guess I don't know the subtleties of baseball well enough to figure out how that happens.
Any give (half) day, I suppose.
both pointed out in their own ways upthread, it's baseball. And whether it's baseball of the college variety or pro, an awful lot of it is about matchups, especially pitching and how well it matches up. Not only that, but even the best pitchers have their off days and poor pitchers have days where they can do no wrong (otherwise Justin Verlander would have thrown a perfect game or three last year instead of the one Phil Humber threw for the ChiSox). Even the best teams in MLB each season typically lose 60 or more games.
I love my Michigan Football, but Tiger Baseball is a very close second. Two sports that are about as dissimilar as sports can get, not only in the way they are played, but also in the way they are enjoyed. Non-aficianados of baseball sometimes say they'd rather watch paint dry; if they only took the time to relax and enjoy what is no doubt a much slower-paced game, they might someday find it addicting like I do.
Congrats on the steal record and Go Blue!