Tech-UT: It Ain't Over Till It's Over

By Glenn Tanner - April 14, 2007


We have maybe the world's shortest doubleheader today in Austin. Last night, Texas led Texas Tech 7-2 with two out in the ninth when a line of storms blew in, the outfield lights went out, and the umpires decided that final out could wait.

Today, we'll finish up that game, then play the regularly scheduled game following a short delay so that the umpires can change and rotate.

Game one will start with two out, two on, and a 2-1 count on Tech's Matt Smith.

Adrian Alaniz might come on to finish up that game and will definitely start the second game for the Longhorns. Even though he's not the Friday night starter, Alaniz is probably UT's ace, as he leads the Longhorns' staff in experience (he was a freshman All-America and started the CWS championship game in 2005), wins (eight), and ERA (2.41).

Texas stats

Tech will give Josh Scofield his fifth start of the season in the second game. Scofield hasn't been very successful so far, sporting an 0-1 record and a 6.23 ERA in 30 innings. His last outing was encouraging, though, as he went seven innings against Kansas State and allowed only three earned runs on five hits.

Tech stats

For the second weekend in a row, Saturday is unseasonably cold in Austin. Right now it's only 55 degrees, and the wind is absolutely blasting out of the north. I'll go on record with a guarantee that no one will homer to left field today.

Posted by Glenn Tanner at 02:47 PM on April 14, 2007
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