Good morning. I’ve been in a jury trial the last couple of days if you’re wondering about the lack of updates. (Also, things aren’t really happening at the moment...)
The Vanderbilt baseball team dropped its fifth game in a row, 4-3 at Middle Tennessee, on Tuesday night. The loss drops the Commodores to 17-12 on the season and marks the fifth straight midweek game Vanderbilt has lost.
Three women’s basketball players are leaving the program, Stephanie White announced on Tuesday (via Adam Sparks.) Sophomores Kayla Overbeck (9.9 ppg, 5.0 rpg) and Erin Whalen (7.4 ppg, 1.8 rpg) were both named to the SEC All-Freshman Team a season ago. Paige Warren played in three games as a freshman. It’s not too surprising to see some attrition on the heels of a disastrous 7-24 campaign, but along with three seniors graduating this is some heavy roster turnover.
It’s way-too-early speculation season! The Washington Post’s Patrick Stevens has Vanderbilt 34th in his way-too-early 2019 projection. That honestly sounds about right to me: Vanderbilt next year, assuming no Romeo, seems like the kind of team that will play in an 8/9 game. Another site gives Vanderbilt 60-to-1 odds of winning the 2019 national championship.
Off the West End
Dr. J has some thoughts on BEN SIMMONS!
I do not know why I am getting a kick out of Giancarlo Stanton getting booed at Yankee Stadium after striking out five times.