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(23-7, 10-0) Rank:#16
(16-12, 3-4) Rank: NR
Because I assume tonight's victory drove Miles into some kind of alcohol-aided coma, I thought I'd post a short update about the baseball game this evening against the Missouri Tigers in Columbia, Missouri. I don't remember there being a formal announcement about this on BaylorBears.com or anything, but the team has apparently decided not to ever lose again. It's a fairly novel tactic as far as I know, and I like it. It makes sense to me because let's be honest, losing sucks. Bigtime. And we would know. I imagine that the team was sitting around after their last loss, which occurred on March 7 against Michigan State, all downtrodden and feeling bad about themselves before someone said "Hey guys, what if we just ... didn't lose?" "Why, that's simply BRILLIANT, PHINEAS! We'll just never lose again!" And so they didn't.
Josh Turley, one of the leaders of the "One True Outcome" brigade, went 8.1 innings for the Bears tonight, striking out 5 and allowing only 1 ER. The 12-game winning streak is now Baylor's second-longest ever behind only the 14-gamer back in '99 (ah 1999, when life was truly serene and you didn't have to worry about the hustle and bustle of the 21st Century). No other team has ever started conference play in the Big XII 10-0.
The Bears' next game is tomorrow night, Friday, at 6 PM against these same Missouri Tigers. I assume that is because this is some kind of "series" or something where we play the same team multiple times in a row in order to save on travel costs.