Let us begin by mourning our dead: Grampa Joad, Granma Joad, Jim Casy, Roshasharn's baby, Mizzourah, Georgia, Kentucky, and THOSE WHO SHALL NOT BE NAMED. Though we could only afford a burial for one of you, we left a note, and Tom picked out a nice passage from the Bible. Go with God.
Yesterday, we dispatched of a Mizzourah team with an SEC pitcher and a r
ecreational beer league Big XII lineup 7-0. Tanner Houck was unhittable through 5 IP, but his arm showed signs of going on short rest in the 6th, and Foil pounced. Patrick "Mad Dog" Raby held serve through 6 strong innings, and Collin Snider and Donny Everett completed the shutout.
Today should not be so easy. If Mizzourah's lineup is a stitched together amalgam of incongruous parts - not unlike a Dust Bowl era jalopy - aTm is driving a Cadillac. They've got the SEC player of the year in Boomer White hitting north of .400, and perhaps the lowest performing piston in their engine is Nick Banks, an outfielder who has the talent to make the bigs (and he's still batting .289).
In short, John "K-Chow" Kilichowski better have packed his bat poison.
Opposing K-Chow on the mound is: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
I'm writing this before I eat my damned breakfast, and as of now, lineups have not been released. Let's just hope it's not that turd who no-hit us. That said, the likely starter is RHP Andrew "Deer Meat" Vinson (3-2, 2.83), who is not, in fact, Kyle "The Turd Who No-Hit Us" Simonds.
It will be interesting to see which lineup Corbs uses this morning. My guess is he tries his damnedest to keep Paul and Jones in the lineup, and puts in Julian "Chinfante" in lieu of Liam Sabino. That likely means Zo at 2B, Chinfante at 1B, and Chili P at DH. This is just a guess. For all I know, the lineup will feature 9 Ro Colemans.
(Please don't let the lineup feature 9 Ro Colemans.)
I'll try to post the lineup in the comments as soon as it's released, but I will be proctoring final exams, so you may have to do that for me.
Hugs and kisses,