So comes another weekend series against a BigTen foe with a blog. I like it. This week I’ll be doing some Q&A with IUbaseballfan of the Indiana Baseball blog Behind the Plate. So here’s my draft of questions going to IUbaseball fan, feel free to leave your questions in the comments.
Question 1: While much praise is due to manbearfreak Josh Phegley, I can’t help but see headlines about freshman Alex Dickerson. Who is this 6’3″ freshman phenom? How in the hell did he end up at Indiana from San Diego? I know its not Friday yet, but is it already too late to hide the women and children? Does he have a weakness?
Question 2: Now to Phegley. while most of my readers may not remember/know this, Phegley is probably the best offensive player in the BigTen, and is probably a first round draft pick in this year’s MLB draft. His defense however is a bit suspect. He’s only caught 6 of 25 stolen base attempts this year. What does Indiana do to keep runners honest? A ton of pickoffs? Quick slide steps? Arnett, subject of question 4, just not allowing base runners? Do you expect the Wolverines to run much?
Question 3: Speaking of base stealing, who do the Wolverines need to watch out for on base?
Question 4: I have to think Arnett is up for pitcher of the year. A sterling 8-1 record, 1.94 ERA, opponents batting .202, 9 K/9IP, and 4 complete games. Wow. His only loss came against then #20 ECU in a complete game. What hope does Michigan have against them in game 2?
Question 5: Last year’s Fetter vs Bashore game was an epic thriller (2-1 IU victory in walk off fashion as both pitchers got the 7 inning complete game). Does Blake Monar stand any chance of going head to head with Chris Fetter on the mound, assuming he’s still the Friday starter?
Question 6: What happened to Chris Hervey? The guy was a monster last year, now he’s just rotating in occasionally. What gives?
Question 7: What are your expectations for the weekend?
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