[Update 8:40 PM]: Horns hit, pitch and defend, beating TCU 6-0
Normally Texas plays two types of midweek games: a) relatively tune-ups against in-state teams with varying degrees of difficulty and b) meaningful games against Rice. Tonight's game at the Disch at 6 PM fits more into the latter than the former category for a number of reasons.
- TCU is ranked and Texas hasn't beaten many ranked teams.
- The offense has been much improved over the last seven games. Starting with game two against Stanford, Texas failed to score more than five runs in ten straight games (4-6). Since then, Texas has gone 5-2, scoring more than five runs four times, including twice against Okie State.
- Is Cole Green in danger of losing his job? Well, he's pitching tonight. There are a few ways to look at that. One way to think of it is that he only pitched 2.1 innings on Sunday and needs to get some work in. TCU is a solid opponent and could be a great opportunity to get out of his slump. Another way to think of it is that Jungmann has showed he deserves a chance to be the Sunday starter and Green is being given the chance to earn his starter spot back with a solid outing tonight, since he'll have enough rest to pitch Tuesday and Sunday. Finally, this could represent a change in starting pitching...Jungmann to start, Green to long reliever. It's risky since Jungmann has been amazing as a long reliever so far, but it could also shore up the starting pitching which has ebbed ever so slightly of late. Or it could be a typo on the part of TexasSports.com, who knows?
April 7, 2009 - 6:00 p.m.
Texas: RHP Cole Green (2-0, 2.89 ERA)
TCU: RHP Greg Holle (3-0, 1.64 ERA)