Thursday, March 5, 2009

Recap 3/4, "Three's Company"

 

Well that's a little bit better. Auburn used three, three run HRs, from 3 different players to send Davidson back to North Carolina a little bit sadder.

Honestly, nothing really wrong with anything the entire night, aside from another error from the SS position (Casey McElroy, who now has 3 E's on the Season).

Another great outing by Freshman Dexter Price. 5.1 IP, 6 hits, 1 ER, and 5 Ks. Not bad. Not bad at all.

and here's something you haven't heard in a while, the Auburn bullpen was actually solid. Using only two guys to close out the night.

Scott Shuman (1.2 ip/1 H/1 R/1K) and Zach Blatt rebounded from a rough debut and was impressive:

Blatt: (2 IP/0 h/0 r/1 bb/3 k) Using only 20 pitches (that's less than 3 pitches per batter faced)

Compare that to Davidson who used a total of 9 different pitchers Wednesday night.

On the offensive side, Casey McElroy's bat finally woke up. After having an average that has hovered around the .150 mark, the Freshman from Orlando went 3 for 4 including a double, his first career HR as a Tiger, and 3 RBIs. Joseph Sanders had 4 RBIs, and also blasted a 3 Run HR, and Trent Mummey hit his 4th HR of the year. Again, another 3 R blast.

 

Quick notes:

-Auburn is above .500 for the first time all season (5-4), are riding a 3 game winning streak, and should be 9-4 heading into Tuesday's matchup with Alabama.

-Hunter Morris was completely absent from tonight's lineup. (Kevin Patterson played 1B with Wes Gilmer DH).

-The only player who had a rough night was Tony Caldwell. He went 0 for 3 with 2 Ks.

Overall, I give Auburn 4 Jobu's for this performance:

 

If you don't know who Jobu, then you are not a real baseball fan. For a quick refresher got to about the 8 minute mark here.

"Bats, they are sick. I cannot hit curveball. Straightball I hit it very much. Curveball, bats are afraid. I ask Jobu to come, take fear from bats. I offer him cigar, rum. He will come."-Pedro Cerrano

We must have given Jobu some good stuff after last Friday's performance in Tallahasee.

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