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Admittedly, that title is unnerving. Still, this game goes out to all the bad mothers...

“SHAFT” MOVIE STILLS
This is for all the bad mother’s (shut your mouth).
Photo by Eli Reed/Paramount Pictures Corp. via Online USA

So the streak ended at 13. Good. Great. Grand. Missourah Jr. LHP T.J. “Captain Whineypants” Sikkema sulked like a petulant child and bitched at the umps for 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 3 BB, 4 K, in 98 pitches. He’s a fat toad and I don’t like him.

He will not be on the mound today.

On the Mound

Vanderbilt turns to the senior all time wins leader, RHP Patrick Raby (8-1; 2.51 ERA), to win the series and start another lengthy winning streak.

Based on the picture in Missourah’s tweet, Sunday’s starting pitcher will be Jr. LHP Art “Vandelay” Joven (3-1; 3.86 ERA).

Joven, though another Missourah lefty, is no T.J. Sikkema. He’s not much of an importer/exporter, either, as he is 1-1 with a 5.68 ERA in 6 appearances (2 starts) against SEC foes. In fact, here is the stat line from his last start:

4/28/19 against The South Cackalacky Game Penises

0 IP, 1 H, 4 R, 3 BB, 0 K, 16 pitches.

Art Joven (floor).

That is... suboptimal. In fairness, Missourah went on to win that game. Still, expect a true Johnny Wholestaff event today from the Big XII team.

Advantage: Vanderbilt.

The Lineup

Same lineup all series, but as is to be expected on Sunday’s, Ty Duvall will be behind the plate and Phil “The Hitman” Clarke will DH.

Let’s take back the damned SEC/Big XII Challenge for the good guys.

Brunch up, you bad mothers...


**Update**

Missourah just released their lineup, and the Art “Vandelay” Joven pic on this morning’s game day promotional tweet appears to have been a bit of gamesmanship.

Instead, they’re going with RS Jr. RHP Jordan “Air Gubelman” Gubelman. Gubelman is 0-1 with a 2.81 ERA in 8 appearances (1 start) against SEC foes. This is only his 2nd start of the year. A relatively untested righty against Vanderbilt’s powerful cadre of left handed hitters? Bold move, Bieser.