Cole Green on the mound today with another chance to clinch the Big XII title at 2:30 PM on Fox Sports. Stat of the day today relates to Taylor Jungmann's run support. Last night Taylor "struggled", giving up 1 hit and 2 runs in only 5 2/3 innings. The Texas offense scored only 1 run in the game and it came after Taylor had departed. For the season, Jungmann has gotten about 3.5 runs per appearance from the offense at the time of his departure. If we take away the 14 run outburst against Oklahoma State as an outlier, then the Horns are scoring on average a measly 2.5 runs with Jungmann in the game. Texas has scored 2 runs or fewer with Jungmann in the game in 6 of his 12 starts. Jungmann is averaging 7 innings per start which translates to giving up 1.85 runs per start (based on an ERA of 2.38). In other words, Texas is only beating opponents on average 2.5 to 1.85 when Jungmann leaves the game, hence his meager 4-2 record. Now that's some unconventional statistical analysis which tells us exactly what we knew: give TJ some run support guys!
Anyhow, enough complaining. Every Texas fan knew the 21-game winning streak was destined to end, and there's no shame in dropping a Friday game on the road against perhaps the conference's only other legitimate team. The last time Texas lost a game it rattled off 21 straight victories, think about that as the Horns look to even the series today.