#18 M baseball beats Notre Dame, 4-3

#18 M baseball beats Notre Dame, 4-3

Submitted by Alton on April 4th, 2017 at 10:07 PM

The Michigan baseball team won its 7th straight game at a chilly Ray Fisher Stadium tonight by beating Notre Dame, 4-3.

Notre Dame scored 3 runs in the top of the first inning, but Michigan got their runs one at a time in the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th, mostly using "small ball"  but with a big assist from a couple of extra-base hits by Jonathan Engelmann.  The play of the game was an out at home as Notre Dame tried to score a pinch runner from first on a double into the left field corner with 2 outs in the 8th.  A perfect relay throw by Michael Brdar preserved the lead for Michigan.

Michigan's star of the day was relief pitcher Tommy Henry, who usually pitches the 7th & 8th innings when the game is close.  Today, Henry came in with one out in the 5th and pitched all of the way through the 8th inning, not surrendering a hit until there were 2 out in the 8th.  Henry gets the win, and Jackson Lamb gets yet another save--his 7th of the season. 

Michigan hosts Bowling Green tomorrow at 4:00 before hosting Illinois for a Big Ten series this weekend.  Michigan is now undefeated through 6 games of their 18-game homestand.  The big series will be next Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 13-15, when they host Oklahoma.

M Baseball completes sweep of PSU

M Baseball completes sweep of PSU

Submitted by Alton on April 2nd, 2017 at 4:02 PM

The #22 Michigan baseball team played up to their ranking today, destroying Penn State by a 14-1 score.  Add that to a 10-6 win on Friday and a 15-2 win on Saturday, and that completes a rather easy sweep for Michigan's first Big Ten home series.  Drew Lugbauer has a case for Big Ten player of the week, and maybe even NCAA honors; the Junior third baseman was 13-for-19 (.684) with 3 home runs, 13 RBIs and 9 runs scored in the 5 games this week.

Michigan took a big early lead, 13-1 after 5 innings, and the bench got a lot of action for the second straight day.  Michigan is in the early stretch of a 18-game homestand, starting it off with 5 straight wins, and Fisher Stadium is being extra friendly to the batters, since they have put up 64 runs in those 5 games (average 12.8 runs/game). 

Michigan, at 4-2 in the conference, will be in a tie for 4th place when the day is done, with Minnesota on top of the standings at 6-0 followed by Maryland at 5-1 and Nebraska at 2-0-1.

 

OT: Tigers Release Mike Pelfrey

OT: Tigers Release Mike Pelfrey

Submitted by uncle leo on March 30th, 2017 at 8:58 AM

Had to be done. Not a good signing by Avila AT ALL!

Not often in sports you feel bad for guys, but I do feel for Pelfrey. He was uber passionate on the mound and seemed to take losses and bad starts really hard. Didn't blame anyone else and put everything on himself.

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/mlb/tigers/2017/03/30/detroit-tigers-…

OT - First Day of Spring, What Will the Tigers Do this Year?

OT - First Day of Spring, What Will the Tigers Do this Year?

Submitted by xtramelanin on March 20th, 2017 at 9:41 PM

Mates,

It is the first day of spring and opening day is barely 2 weeks away.   There are a bunch of astute Tiger fans on this blog, myself excepted from that.  However, I am a life long fan and am interested in their prospects this year.  I noted that they started out in spring ball as the worst team in either league, but a quick check of their record shows them at 11-13, which is alot better than it was.  Realizing that spring training means zero in the long run outlook for a team, nevertheless at least slightly encouraging.

So the question is:  How are the Tigers going to do this year?   What will be their strong points (and players) and what will be their weak spots?   Do we need a new GM and coach? 

Happy Spring,

XM