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FINAL: Missouri 5, Texas 0
T3: Connor Mach hits RBI double to left (Blake Brown scores from third)
T4: Eric Garcia hits RBI single to left (Andreas Plackis scores from third)
T4: Blake Brown hits RBI double to center (Garcia, Dillon Everett score)
T4: Brown scores on Knebel wild pitch
Texas, the 3-seed, is the home team in this one and will bat in the bottom half of the innings.
RHP Corey Knebel (4-4, 1.56 ERA)
LHP Rob Zastrysny (4-5, 3.99 ERA)
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This post has been edited 24 times, most recently by Dave Behr 23 months ago
Nice quick inning................I would guess Corey can go about 7 if he keeps the pitch count around 100
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Mizzou gets a hit off Knebel in the first, but nothing else.
It took 18 pitches to get the three outs (4 batters), though. Texas is going to need Knebel to go as far as possible to keep the bullpen fresh. Something to watch.
This post was edited by Dave Behr 23 months ago
I think the Mizzou batters did a decent job of making him work that inning. 18 pitches isn't horrible as long as he has a few innings of closer to 10. (18x7=126)
Texas has the same fate as Missouri in the first with 1 hit around 3 fly/line outs. Weiss gets a base hit just past second, but the Longhorns can't get anything going to move him over.
Off to the second we go tied at 0s.
This guy's voice is cracking me up. I can't take him seriously.
Knebel gets into trouble thanks to two bad plays by Etier. First he threw the ball past Silver to allow the first base runner of the inning, then he couldn't get the ball out quick enough to make a play that loaded the bases (after Knebel issued a walk). Knebel does well to induce an infield fly and a grounder to second to end the inning.
23 pitches by my unofficial count for Knebel in the inning.
Quick 11-pitch inning for Missouri pitcher Rob Zastrysny.
Strike out by Silver, ground out by Stell (on the first pitch) and a fly to left by Etier.
Knebel threw a nice pitch on the outside corner to get out of the top of the third without any more damage.
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Lusson picked off at second for the final out of the inning in the bottom half of the 3rd. Not a great start for Texas with the error, the base running mistake and Knebel allowing an early run to the Tigers.
FYI, with the 15 pitches Knebel threw in the 3rd he's up to 56 by my unofficial count heading into the 4th.
It's been a couple of years since the Longhorns have been a good base running team.
Ouch. Trailing 4-0. This is not a good position for a team structured like the Longhorns.
Agree.................I can't believe the Horns are playing another bad game vs Mizzou this year. The 3 game series earlier this year vs the Tigers was bad enough but to start this game like this is really unreal............
Nathan Thornhill warming up in the bullpen. Missouri's put up 4 in this inning so far and have a runner on 2nd with 2 outs.
5-0 now after a Knebel wild pitch.
Really rough start for Texas. Knebel lets 4 score in the 4th to put Texas in a 5-0 hole.
The Longhorn batters are going to have to bail him out of this one, but considering how this team has hit recently that's a very tall order.
Another quick inning for Zastrysny. This one he needed just 8 pitches to get past Weiss, Walsh and Felts.
Hard to see Texas winning this one if the batters don't show a little more patience at the plate. Walsh and Felts were both retired on the first pitch they saw.
Knebel still in to start the fifth and retires the first batter of the inning for the first time tonight.
A walk followed by a single to center ends the night for Knebel. Texas will bring in Nathan Thornhill with one out and runners on 1st and 2nd.
Really not what Garrido was looking for from Knebel. Texas needed him to go pretty deep tonight, but he just never looked like he was able to get into a rhythm. His night ends with 9 hits, 1 SO, 2 BB, WP, 5 ER (the two current base runners are on Knebel)
Short rest for a closer turned starter is not the best plan of attack...and our bats continue to suck.
This post was edited by hornseagles1 23 months ago
Longhorns finally get a break when Etier is able to start a 6-4-3 double play to get out of the jam.
Time for the batters to get it going at the plate to start chipping away at this lead. Silver, Stell, Etier due up in the bottom of the 5th.
Need something this inning
Two more outs on first pitches prevent Texas from being able to do anything with a Taylor Stell single.
Horns only make Zastrysny throw 10 pitches in the inning. Texas is obviously trying to jump on the first pitch they see from Zastrysny, but it hasn't resulted in anything positive yet.
5-0 Missouri heading into the 6th.
Trevor Teykl and Justin Peters warming up in the bullpen after Thornhill offers up a four-pitch walk and then hits the next batter.
A sac bunt has runners at 2nd and 3rd with 1 out here in the top of the 6th.
Wow. Another 6-4-3 gets Texas out of yet another jam. Mizzou had the bases loaded with one out and Thornhill looking far from dominant on the mound, but he gets a grounder to short and Etier is able to start it again to end the inning.
That could be big, but the Texas batters are going to have to do something at the plate to make it matter.
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