On the bright side, Taylor Featherston appeared to break out of his early season slump with 2 hits, including an opposite field homer, and 2 RBI's. Also, future freshman gingerstar Brett Johnson delivered another solid performance going 2-3. I wonder if he's in the process of taking Joe Weik's job from him.
While I'm still not ready to say the sky is falling, there are glaring weaknesses that are starting to show up with this team. 4 errors is ridiculous, and our bullpen meltdowns of late are a cause for concern and are making me really wish Caleb Merck a speedy recovery. Also, I know the bats can start slow, but they've got to pick it up sooner rather than laterthis season, because I really don't want to have to go through Austin to Omaha again. Oh, and we suffered another tough to watch pop-out bunt in the first inning as well which turned into a double play and negated a baserunner on the Featherston homer.
One last thing from the Rumor Mill/Take it for what it's worth category: I heard speculation that the Purke injury may be more than just a blister and is actually a throwing shoulder injury. Once again, I'd like to reiterate that this is a rumor from a pretty reliable source, but I don't know for sure. Hopefully he'll come out this weekend and throw against Tech and put that rumor to bed, but I'd sleep a lot easier if someone could show me a picture of his blister or something so I know it's not B.S.