Hurricanes Baseball Reporter
The Rambling Wreck of Georgia Tech STUNG the Canes for the second straight day as the Yellow Jackets handed Miami their 4th straight loss. Miami pitching and hitting were not able to get things done. Miami bats continue their hitless way being 0-9 with RISP, only managing one hit with two outs and stranding 10 players. After the 4th inning, only able to come up with two hits and never had a runner beyond first. If not for Max’s 2 HRs, there would have been no offense at all. It was not only the offense, but pitching contributed their fair share for today’s loss. From the opening inning, it became apparent that Karson was not having his best day constantly falling behind the hitters. Not being able to get the final out accounted for 5 of the 7 Tech runs with the most damage coming in the 4th. With the three-run lead going into the inning, Miami found themselves trailing by one on the tail end, all coming with two outs. The offense had no response as GT pitching took over the game limiting as earlier mentioned to just 2 hits, striking out 5 and allowing a solitary walk. About a month ago, they were sitting on top of the ACC striving along on cruise control. After today, it is a whole different story trying to fight off getting SWEEPED for the first time this season.
Gino made no changes from yesterday’s lineup. Tomorrow just might be a different story. The regulars are just not getting the job done and I don’t know if there is anyone in reserve able to step up and put some life into our stagnated offense. Today, it was Max but no supporting cast.
“Tomorrow is the most important game of the season”. That is how the team must look at this game and every game that follows. Miami needs to stop the downward streak at 4 by reversing direction. To do so it has to start with pitching. Gino might have to reconsider who to start tomorrow. Rosario is scheduled but might decide to make the switch and go with Jake. There is no mid-week game so this is a perfect opportunity. If Jake hadn’t had such a bad game against Stetson, this would have been a no-brainer. That is why Gino gets the big bucks and I am here to pick up the pieces afterward come better or worse. First pitch 1PM.