Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Miller on the Mound vs. SFA tonight

The Frogs continue their season-long thirteen-game homestand tonight with a visit from the Lumberjacks of Stephen F. Austin.

Taking a page out of the Rangers' book, Coach Schlossnagle will give his closer a look as a starting pitcher as Erik Miller is slated to take the mound this evening. Miller has had an up & down season at the back end of the bullpen so far, but it's his bad outings that show up in his stats: 0-4 with a 5.17 ERA in 11 appearances. Some might question putting such an inconsistent pitcher into the rotation, but HornedFrogSports.com's David Peterson will tell you why this is a good idea.

We're not yet sure whether this move is a permanent one, but it would appear that Schloss is turning to Plan B for replacing Kaleb Merck. It may end up that Miller regains his job as closer, but for now I would look for one of the two super freshmen- Andrew Mitchell or Stefan Crichton- to take over that role.


Worth Hills Caddy said...

I hope having Miller start in the Tuesday slot works. We really need to have someone settle into that role before we have some of the tougher Tuesday games (OU 2x, Baylor, aTm).

Lyle Lanley said...

According to gofrogs.com, this one's been postponed until Wednesday.