4:45 PM (ET): We've got lineups.... For Vandy...
2B Tony Kemp
LF Jack Lupo
1B Conrad Gregor
C Spencer Navin
RF Mike Yastrzemski
CF Connor Harrell
3B Vince Conde
SS Joel McKeithan
DH Tyler Beede
For the Dirtbags...
2B Jeff McNeil
C Eric Hutting
3B Juan Avila
LF Ino Patron
RF Richard Prigatano
CF Josh Guerra
1B Jeff Yamaguchi
DH Zach Miller
SS Michael Hill
Whoa, whoa, whoa, so now Hutting is starting? And batting second, no less? Patron's in left? Third-catcher Zach Miller is DH? I figured with a lefty on the mound we'd see something a little different (nevermind LH hitter McNeil is still leading off) but this? I give up. Let's just play some ball...
4:32 PM (ET): Speaking of the pitching rotations, the OFFICIAL pitching match-up today is: Jon Maciel, RHP vs. Kevin Ziomek, LHP.
I’m intrigued to see what Buckley’s crew gets from he junior Maciel. Last fall it appeared Maciel was merely a contender for a rotation spot
and Shane Carle would be throwing Fridays. The fact that it’s Maciel-Carle,
instead of the other way around, sounds pretty encouraging in terms of how
Maciel must be progressing.
Of course, it’s also possible Carle has simply been a
disappointment. However, given the solid draft prospect that he is, it seems
unlikely Carle would’ve regressed that significantly.
4:00 PM (ET): I'm lucky enough to have the day off work (can't say the same about the rest of the weekend, unfortunately), so I'll be parked in front of the computer all night as I watch the Dirtbags in Nashville.
If I go long stretches without posting anything, it's probably because I'm in the process of burning down my apartment as I attempt to cook bacon-wrapped hot dogs. I'll also be doing plenty of tweeting @Dirtbag_Blues.
Also, it appears the southpaw Kevin Ziomek will be starting today for Vandy. Beede on Saturday, and Pecoraro on Sunday. This news comes right after noticing my apparent mix up with the LBSU rotation (although, in my defense, the LBSU website lists the "rotation" as "Maciel-Carle-Hunt" and the "Starting Pitchers" as "Carle-Maciel-Hunt"). My dear readers, you should never trust me again....