Michigan has seen their runs scored per nine innings drop about a run per game on their season cumulative average over the last 5 games. That's pretty sizable. Coming into the Iowa series, Michigan averaged 8.9 runs per nine innings. Over the Iowa series and the first two games of the Ohio State Series, Michigan has averaged 3.7 runs per nine innings. Yikes.
Looking at the other offensive charts, I think the culprit is pretty clear.
Biondi's current 0/20 is killing the team's production. He's the spark plug that sets the top of the order in motion. He's not getting on, not putting pressure on pitchers, manufacturing runs. With out that, Michigan's 1-5 hitters have had a rough going.
Game 3 with OSU is tomorrow. IF the game manages to be played despite the bad weather, Biondi needs a slump buster against OSU's weak 4th starter. I will be praying to Jobu, offering him plenty of rum and cigars, for there to be no rain and for Biondi take the fear from his bats. If it comes to it, I may go to KFC and sacrifice a chicken. I encourage all of you to do the same.