He's a witch. Last night he struck out 17 Iowa batters in only 7 1/3 innings of work. And got a no decision. More on that later. He's filled out his frame and is no longer all arms and legs like he was last year. His fastball has gotten, uh, faster, and last night his slider was unhittable.
He gave up a single run in the first inning (made a couple of bad 1-2 pitches), and then struck out 17 of the next 25 batters he faced. How dominant has he been this year? Last night's performance actually raised his ERA to 0.93. Best Longhorn pitcher since Greg Swindell.
Before the season started I told you we'd be a team carried by pitching and defense. I told you that again after the season started because some (all?) of you assholes have ADD and shit. Now I'm telling you this a third time because I like the sound of my own
voice fingers typing on a keyboard. We're a team of pitching and defense.
Good thing too because our hitting right now is outright faggotry. It's embarrassing. It's mental at this point. That's what I hate about baseball. Too much thinking involved. I actually hate a lot more things about baseball, but let's just stick to these this one for instructional purposes.
Baseball gives you too much time to think between at bats. It gives you too much time to think between swings. If you're struggling, you have a lot of time to dwell on it. It's not like football although kickers would be pretty close. If you fuck up in football, you typically have about 35 seconds to get ready for the next play. In basketball if you miss a shot, you have to get right back on defense. Unless you're J'Covan Brown. Ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha ha! That doesn't leave a lot of time for introspection.
The Texas hitters are collectively pressing right now. Hitting is contagious. Like Mono. Actually hitting isn't contagious, but Mono is. So some of you should probably get yourselves checked out. But some things are collective. Like Nazi punishments. If the Texas hitters were women, their cycles would all be in sync right now. If they lived in Mobile, they'd all be spotting Leprechauns.
Of course this can all probably just be explained by statistics, but there's a reason no one reads Huckleberry's posts.
But our pitching and defense is fantastic. As Augie Garrido said after last night's game, "We are trying and failing (at the plate), but we are winning."
And we won last night's game against Iowa 2-1 in 10 innings on solo home runs in the bottom of the 8th and 10th innings. Since losing 2 out of 3 to New Mexico, we've gone 9-1. And why have we gone 9-1?
I'm not going to tell you a fourth time.