Well... I’m still packed with adrenaline from last night. First, last night’s pitching performance was the moment when all of 17 year-old freshman phenom pitcher Christian “The Answer” Little’s potential became kinetic.
Not only is Little dealing (7 K through 5 IP), but he's doing it in his first postseason start, against a top lineup, and is keeping his pitch count down (67 pitches; 45 strikes). He's becoming a man tonight, ladies. Mazel tov! pic.twitter.com/oc8DoR3HRW— unlimited baseball scholarships blog (@anchorofgold) May 27, 2021
Of course, the next inning, Little scared the ever-loving crap out of us by flexing his hand and grimacing after a curve, turning all of us (me included) into tinfoil hat wearing MDs going full Zapruder film on the slow-mo of his final pitch.
Then, Big Fish came in mid-AB, couldn’t find the plate, and then lost the human/animal hybrid battle to some Elk with no knee ligaments. He would give up 3 runs on that Elko big fly in the 6th to tie the game. Murphy came in after, and was dominant except for one pitch to that same elk, who hit a solo shot this time to give Ole Piss the one run lead, prompting this:
Maybe no more pitching to that Elk with no knee ligaments.— unlimited baseball scholarships blog (@anchorofgold) May 27, 2021
Of course, the boys were not about to let any of that stop them—Chi Chi led off the 9th with a single (Vaz then pinch ran for him), Shockwave walked, and I.T. and Dom took care of the rest:
Corbs makes a call to Run Support and I.T. delivers again! Tied 4-4! pic.twitter.com/Pr7ma6M1Mg— unlimited baseball scholarships blog (@anchorofgold) May 27, 2021
...and from another angle:
Some good news on Christian Little’s injury:
Vandy pitcher Christian Little just had spasms/cramps in his pitching arm, per Tim Corbin.— Adam Sparks (@AdamSparks) May 27, 2021
Not a serious issue.
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