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Preview and Game Thread: Texas Tech vs. UT Arlington

Texas Tech will play a mid-week game at Globe Life Park, home of the Texas Rangers, against the UT Arlington Mavericks.

Game Details:

Dates: Tuesday March 15th
Good Guys: Texas Tech Red Raiders (9-6, 0-0)
Bad Guys: UT Arlington Mavericks (10-7, 0-0)
Location: Globe Life Park | Arlington, TX
Game Notes: Preview | PDF
TV/Stream: None
Radio/Stream: Broadcast Affiliates

UTA beat Oklahoma State has played Oklahoma State, going 1-2, and also split a 4-game series against Louisiana Tech, as well as beating Baylor. Tack on winning 3 of 4 against TAMU-Corpus Christi and winning 2 of 3 against Arkansas State. By my count, UT Arlington has played 13 of their 17 games at home, so that certainly can help a record. Since I didn’t have time to do a full-on stat profile, UTA is running out Michalski, who has appeared in 4 games thus far, all in relief and you could probably expect a mixed bag of pitchers to contribute.

Thus far, they have a pretty good offense, at least they do hit for average, but don’t hit for power as much as Texas Tech thus far. Both teams are about on the same level in terms of fielding, both around .965 and .965 and like a lot of these mid-week games, will likely be decided by the strength of the bullpen unless Damron pitches wonderfully. Damron has started 3 games, but only pitched in 10.2 innings thus far.

Probable Starter:

Game: Tuesday, March 15th @ 7:00 pm
Texas Tech Starting Pitcher: LHP Ty Damron (1-1, 4.22)
UT Arlington Starting Pitcher: RHP Matt Michaslski (0-0, 4.76)
Final Score & Box Score: Texas Tech 6, UT Arlington 4 (Recap | Box Score)

Ty Damron was pretty good for the most part yesterday, as Damron pitched 4.1 innings, giving up 8 hits, 3 runs, walking 1 and striking out 4. Damron got through those first four innings giving up just 1 run, but by the time the fifth inning rolled around, he got a little dinged up. And then Ryan Moseley came in to pitch in relief and iddn’t do all that bad considering Damron was in some trouble in the fifth inning. Moseley pitched 2.2 innings, giving up a run, walking none and striking out 2. Robert Dugger pitched the final 2 frames earning his second save of the year. The offense was led by LF Tyler Neslony, who hit a grand slam in the second inning, which was the only inning that Texas Tech scored.

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