The Bat Cats headed south to Gainesville for a three game set against the #5 ranked Gators and they will be going for the series sweep today at 12:30. On Friday night the 'Cats pitching staff combined to shutout the Gators 3-0. Zack Brown worked seven shutout innings scattering five hits, four of them singles, and striking out six. Brown extended his scoreless streak to 15 and 1/3 innings.
Yesterday, the 'Cats jumped out to a 4-0 lead but had to lean on back-to-back Home runs by Greg Fettes and Connor Heady to allow enough rope to keep the Wildcats from hanging themselves in the 9th inning as Florida made a furious comeback attempt. The rally fell short and the Wildcats walked away with a series clinching 7-6 victory.
Cats hang on 7-6. @UKBaseball has taken first two games at FLA. Cats now own series wins AT #1 LSU and #5 FLA. Six-game win streak for UK.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) April 26, 2015
Tweet(s) of the night
I'm coming for everything they said I couldn't have— Mychal Mulder (@MychalMulder) April 26, 2015
Anthony Davis is 4th player in NBA history to average at least 30 ppg & 10 rpg in 1st 4 career playoff games.— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) April 26, 2015
- The Nike EYBL got underway Saturday morning and numerous UK targets are in town for the event. Below is a list of those prospects along with their scout ranking as well as tweets about their performances.
Troy Brown is No. 2 prospect for 2017. Cats showing interest.Had a 21-point, 11-rebound, 7-assist game today at #EYBL Lexington— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) April 26, 2015
Hate to make these type of comparisons, but can't help but think of Patrick Ewing when I watch Udoka Azubuike. Massive and athletic 6'11 ...— Zach Fleer (@ZachFleerLGHL) April 26, 2015
Vanderbilt could emerge as big UK target. Getting some early intrest from Cats. May pick up after 57 pt, 40 reb in 1st 3 #EYBL Lex games.— Jeff Drummond (@JDrumUK) April 26, 2015
- John Calipari's 2015 recruiting class is starting to take on a sense of finality as we head into the home stretch of this spring recruiting period. 4-star JUCO guard Mychal Mulder is on campus currently and the general consensus is he will commit to UK before he leaves. Mulder would be a great addition for depth and would be a factor for us in 2015-16. Adding Mulder is bigger than you might think as he would fill the hole left by Devin Booker.
- The next likely commit would be Jamal Murray, Murray is hopefully going to be visiting next weekend. If he does not come, it will not be a good sign. The third option for the 'Cats would be Cheick Diallo and there are rumblings he could decide as early as Monday.
- Bud Dupree will be working out for the Washington Redskins tomorrow, the Redskins own the #5 overall pick
- To the Upper Deck trading card company, Bud Dupree is not Jalen Whitlow:
Other Kentucky Sports
- The UK Softball team fell to the Georgia Bulldogs 6-4 in a series clinching game. The 'Cats will try and salvage a win in their final home game and avoid faller deeper into the bubble, today at 1:00
- Mark Sanchez is not worried about Tim Tebow being in camp, essentially saying he was filling space until Sam Bradford heals
Major League Baseball
- Could Joey Votto be back to his days of pre-mega contract Joey? In 17 games he is hitting .344, with 6 homeruns, 16 RBI's and a .462 on base percentage.
- The three best teams in the league right now are the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets, and the St. Louis Cardinals. The Royals 2014 was not a fluke, the Cardinals are always there, but how about the Mets? undefeated at home and may have a Cy Young winner in Matt Harvey.
Other Random News and Notes
- A Horse Jockey's pants fell down as he was nearing the finish line in Australia, providing the fans with a full moon to go with their race. Google it if you want to see the footage.
- This is a brilliant mash-up of Matthew McConaughey from Interstellar supposedly reacting to the new Star Wars trailer. I lost it when he waved back.