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Thoughts from Beyond the Bleachers – 4/22/13

April 22nd, 2013 Comments off

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Another thrilling week of Vanderbilt baseball is in the books, though the four games did see two contests end in a bit of frustration. That said, the week saw the Vanderbilt bats continue to stay relatively hot, outscoring opponents 30-18, while walloping eight home runs. The week saw two multi-homer games (Rhett Wiseman on Tuesday and Zander Wiel on Saturday), a feat performed only by Connor Harrell over the past years (Stanford in 2012 and Missouri in 2013).

While I’d like to spend some time discussing Zander Wiel and his spectacular SEC starting debut on Saturday and Sunday, a couple of other issues have taken precedence, namely an homage to Tony Kemp and the need to address a question I received on why Vanderbilt inserts a pitching ace in the starting lineup as designated hitter.  I’ll discuss those two topics, preview the upcoming week and remind folks that dropping a pair of games in a row is no big deal.

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