Georgia Tech vs. Miami

As many of you know, Georgia Tech will host Miami in an important three-game ACC series at Russ Chandler Stadium, beginning Friday.

Tech needs to win this series. It has stumbled a bit recently, dropping three of its past five series, including to relative lightweights Virginia Tech and N.C. State.

If the Yellow Jackets (39-9, 17-7) can sweep the series against the Hurricanes (36-11, 18-6) , it could be on top of the ACC by Monday if North Carolina can take care of business against co-leader Virginia (40-9, 18-6).

The rotation

Friday

Georgia Tech RHP Deck McGuire (6-3, 3.05 ERA) vs.  Miami LHP Chris Hernandez (7-2, 3.04)

Saturday
Georgia Tech RHP Mark Pope (7-0, 3.73 ERA) vs. Miami RHP Jason Santana (5-2, 4.83)

Sunday
Georgia Tech  LHP Jed Bradley (8-2, 3.75 ERA) vs. Miami RHP David Gutierrez (5-0, 3.86)

A breakdown of the game:

GT/UM/Advantage
Batting Average/.328/.301/GT
Runs Per Game/9.6/7.9/GT
Hits Per Game/11.8/10.3/GT
Doubles/105/100/GT
Triples/23/18/GT
Home Runs/98/73/GT
RBI/423/333/GT
Stolen Bases-Attempts/46-65/84-109/UM
ERA/3.70/3.43.UM
K’s Per 9.0/8.6/9.0/UM
BB’s Per 9.0/2.9/3.1/GT
Opponent Batting Average/.258/.237/UM
Fielding Percentage/.968/.972/UM
Double Plays/38/35/GT

A few other stories:

Tech softball’s top three are hard to beat: http://www.ajc.com/sports/georgia-tech/yee-weseman-priebe-tough-526672.html

Plagman on verge of a big  record: http://www.ajc.com/sports/georgia-tech/plagman-on-verge-of-526637.html

79 comments Add your comment

Zach

May 13th, 2010
9:35 pm

First! Go Canes!

GTPhenom

May 13th, 2010
9:39 pm

Second, and go Jackets!!! Time to pick things up out there on the diamond

We Homerun This State

May 13th, 2010
9:52 pm

Buzz29

May 13th, 2010
10:21 pm

Thanks for the beesball blog Doug.

Greg

May 13th, 2010
10:26 pm

we homerun this state! classic!

suntan head

May 13th, 2010
10:55 pm

go to he!! Canes

suntan head

May 13th, 2010
10:56 pm

and take UGAY with you

JRGPE

May 13th, 2010
11:17 pm

I wouldn’t call any team that could get a bid (VT) a lightweight, but NCST was a let down for sure.

Good luck this weekend guys! I will be watching yall on TV (1-year old has a birthday this weekend, otherwise I’d be there). Go Tech!

Congrats on the numbers Plagman.

Biff Pocoroba

May 13th, 2010
11:34 pm

As long as Danny Hall is here, Tech will continue to flop in May. He really blew it last year when he pitched Deck on two days rest in the regionals. Danny needs to hire a real pitching coach if he wants his pitching staff to stop falling apart late in the year. Instead, he gave his college roommate the job after he got tired of coaching high school basketball.

ST SIMON

May 13th, 2010
11:42 pm

UGA 30 – GT 24!!!!!!!!!
UGA 73 – GT 66!!!!!!!!!!

HAHAHAHAAHHAHAAHHAHAHAAHAHAHA!!!!!

WE RUN THIS STATE!!!!!!!!!

GT71

May 14th, 2010
6:26 am

It would help those of us thinking about going to the games to print the games’ starting times.
You know, so we’d know when to come to the ballpark?

Hey Saint Simon

May 14th, 2010
6:37 am

Is that all your shallow mind can handle? Ga is one of 50 states. On a national picture right now, FB, BB, Hoops…we RULE.

Goldenrod

May 14th, 2010
8:27 am

Who cares if you won a little football game and basketball game ST SIMON? We won baseball and WE RUN THIS CONFERENCE!

Time to buckle down and win a bowl game this year!

I support Danny Hall

May 14th, 2010
8:48 am

The CWS and preceeding regionals are always a crapshoot. The game is more about the law of averages then it is strategy. If we can find a hot streak and other teams get upset, perhaps we can be lucky enough to be in the finals.

That being said, Biff has a point; the pitching staff needs some improvement.

Go Tech

Pat

May 14th, 2010
9:20 am

Enter your comments here

Tony

May 14th, 2010
9:21 am

Go CANES! LET’S BEAT THOSE JACKETS.

juvenal

May 14th, 2010
10:21 am

not spending a week in omaha…

Stinger

May 14th, 2010
10:25 am

Could someone tell me UGA’s record. LMAO

Washaun

May 14th, 2010
10:27 am

I kant spel this staet!

MJ

May 14th, 2010
10:31 am

GT caught a break this week by not having to face Eric Erickson. GT is like clockwork, great start to the season and once the month of May hits, a complete dropoff. Apparently Doug you don’t understand the logic in baseball that good pitching beats good hitting. Based on that and the fact Miami is just a better team overall, Canes take 2 of 3.

diamond bee

May 14th, 2010
10:52 am

Tom Kinkelaar = Willie Martinez

Dave

May 14th, 2010
10:58 am

St. Simon is a 12 year old girl at home sick with the flu. You need your rest and plenty of fluids. Make sure you don’t step on your drunk and passed out father and please don’t drink his beer- he will beat you when he wakes up.

suntan head

May 14th, 2010
11:08 am

go to He!! CANES and take the UGAYS from inbredville with you.

BigDawg

May 14th, 2010
11:17 am

Pitching usually beats offense….so Miami wins two of three and UVA does the same against UNC. UNC is down this year in comparison to the past several years, while UVA has been ranked #1 for most of the season. All four teams are ranked which shows the depth of the ACC Coastal.

MJ

May 14th, 2010
12:22 pm

GT will not even be in the conversation of ACC regular season champs after this weekend. That will be decided next week in Miami for the ACC series of the year when Virginia/Miami play for the ACC regular season title and top seed in the conference tournament.

we own you

May 14th, 2010
12:47 pm

30-24

don’t forget. we own you

harmDog

May 14th, 2010
1:07 pm

Hey, you own that thing in your hand. Now, put it down. Good pitching stops good hitting, and vice-versa (Yogi).

acc champs baby!!!

May 14th, 2010
1:40 pm

45-42 moreno and stafford eat crap dawg fans we fed up your season

Sebastian

May 14th, 2010
1:52 pm

RDR

May 14th, 2010
2:20 pm

tech has a baseball team?? I doubt anyone shows up. The nerd fan base always seems to have something else going on AND there’s a 30% chance of rain. Remember t-day where only 350 showed up because it rained! LOL!! What a miserable athletic program and “fan” base.

Stinger

May 14th, 2010
2:28 pm

Dawgs are cellar dwellers in all major sports. It must feel terrible to be a dawg fan.

Jim n Buckhead

May 14th, 2010
2:54 pm

Great season by Plagman….GT baseball usually does falter as the season winds down….CJM has their number Miami takes series…..

killerJ

May 14th, 2010
3:04 pm

Sting,em wreck !!!!!! Put Some Sand Dollars In Them Pants !!!!!

RDR

May 14th, 2010
3:16 pm

I wonder if the nerds realize they are no longer including a “toy” with the Happy Meal. That’ll kill attendance for sure!! Buzz off!!

Stinger

May 14th, 2010
3:37 pm

Yep, I’m a loser(:

Starring Kam Fong as Chin Ho

May 14th, 2010
3:57 pm

Good luck GT and fans from a die hard Bulldawg!! Kick some Miami baseball butt. The baseball program at GT should make every Georgian proud. Get over that CWS hump this year.

Canes Rule!

May 14th, 2010
4:16 pm

Canes will win, tech fans won’t show up for it either. Those are my predictions.

Dan Radakovich

May 14th, 2010
4:34 pm

While we desire to play quality opponents, we must look at creating balance to allow our team the ability to peak at the proper time and give our team the best chance to win.

Dave

May 14th, 2010
4:49 pm

Canes Rule- we will post bail for you and scoop you up to make the game?

4 ncs are better than 1

May 14th, 2010
5:48 pm

Where is ugay baseball? Sitting at home during the post season, just like that weak a** basketball team does, EVERY YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Jose Benzaca

May 14th, 2010
6:37 pm

Gee would be nice if the times of the games were posted in the article.

Bill

May 14th, 2010
8:33 pm

I can’t EVER pull for GA in Football…but I don’t have that “hatred” of the Baseball team. Never want Tech to lose to them, but it’s different with the Diamond Dogs…..looks like Tech is on Miami. Hope the weather holds.

Stinger

May 14th, 2010
10:01 pm

This game reminds me of our stomping of the dawgs. We own this state.

b6542

May 14th, 2010
10:41 pm

Awesome pitching tonight. Keep it up GT.

BillWhy can't the Men Basketball team get a Coach like Coach Johnson?

May 14th, 2010
11:08 pm

Go Jackets!! Love GT Baseball, Great Coach and good Team Players. Lets win it all.

GT65

May 14th, 2010
11:11 pm

Great job tonight.

GTFAN

May 14th, 2010
11:22 pm

Great job tonight Jackets!

chad

May 14th, 2010
11:58 pm

14-3 arse whoppin at the rusty. plagman hit another home run. great pitching and over all great game. one down two to go for the sweep. thwg “Aint Life Grand” wsp

Stinger

May 15th, 2010
8:05 am

We took Care of our game against a Florida opponent. Can’t say the same for our friends in Athens, they lost to Florida. So what else is new !!We own this State.

Morrus

May 15th, 2010
8:36 am

Curiously, in a supposed anti-incumbent year, most of the departing are not retiring but seeking higher office. We may recycle more than we replace. The bad news is that a frustrating 114 seats still have but one contestant. Two of them aren’t even incumbents, meaning they will affect state policy without being vetted by voters. And I have to think that we’d be better off if many had run instead for the Legislature — and cut down on the number running unopposed. Georgia’s problems are numerous. They aren’t going away. There’s too much stale thinking at the Capitol, on both sides of the aisle. New voices would be welcome.