Here are Lin's numbers during the current slide:
- 16 ppg - not bad
- 5.3 apg - not great for a point guard
- 3 TO/g - meh
- 3.3 rpg - no big deal, he's a guard
On to the baseball diamond. Thursday tends to be a slow day on the baseball front with most teams travelling and/or preparing for a weekend series with a Friday night opener. There are a few games on the slate, however.
Northeast Game of the Day
Miami-Ohio (4-7) vs. Sacred Heart (1-6)
I know this isn't truly a "northeast" game but they're one of only three teams from the region in action today - Yale (vs. Bowling Green) and Penn (vs. Western Michigan). All three games are down in Florida.
Miami-Ohio blew a 3-2 lead in the ninth against the #13 Miami-Florida Hurricanes yesterday, so that should give them some confidence going into today - even though they're riding a four-game losing streak. The Red Hawks are hitting .278 as a club but have only managed 15 XBH (13 2B, 2 HR). Two of their three starting pitchers have ERA's over 12.00. Not exactly a recipe for success.
Sacred Heart had a nice win over Pitt on Tuesday to get them in the W column but dropped their game with the Panthers yesterday, 5-4, despite outhitting Pitt 13-9. With only seven games under their belt, it's hard to get a real feel for the Pioneers offense - they've got just 7 XBH (5 2B, 2 HR). The thing that jumps out - besides the 13.41 team ERA - is the .937 fielding percentage. They're averaging 2 errors per game. They have to get that cleaned up, especially playing on nice fields out west and down south.
VERDICT: SHU 11, Miami-Ohio 6