Georgia Tech baseball dropped the opening game of their must-win series with No. 8 Miami yesterday by a final score of 3-0 in Coral Gables. The Jackets have now been shut out in two straight contests and four times all season as they fall to 32-20, 13-15 in the ACC. Tech will obviously have to win out in order to guarantee a .500 record in conference play, and they just might need to score more than zero runs to do so. Miami is one of the best teams in the country, but the Jackets have played them tough recently so I expect it to be at least competitive the rest of the way.
Despite earlier reports that the proposed game between Georgia Tech and Boston College in Dublin, Ireland was off, the AJC is reporting that there is still a chance for the matchup to happen after all. As it turns out, the culprit behind the event's supposed cancelling just so happens to be the value of the Euro, the European Union's consistently annoying currency. Unfortunately, it is also the most resilient thing to come out of Europe since Grigori Rasputin and will likely cost the Jackets any opportunity to play abroad in the near future. Why does the value of the dollar have to be rising? Thanks, Obama.*
Georgia Tech's strong performance in their ACC Championship berth last season is a large part of what drew in Stanford transfer Patrick Skov, according to the AJC. Skov's transfer is now looming large after injuries to C.J. Leggett and Quaide Weimerskirch, both of whom suffered injuries during the spring; he was thought to be just a depth player at first, but he now appears to be second on the depth chart at B-Back behind converted linebacker Marcus Allen. Skov, like Allen, will bring a very physical game to the table when the season comes around and should hold a pivotal role in the offense.
I'll leave you today with a fantastic tweet from our very own Paul Johnson, who took it upon himself to blast Wizards forward Paul Pierce after the Atlanta Hawks downed Washington on a last-second shot by Al Horford. CPJ is clearly disgruntled that his fellow Paul would desecrate the name by celebrating a win which turned out to be a loss. Have some dignity, Mr. Truth.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Somebody needs to tell Paul Pierce that you shouldn't talk until the horn goes off!! Gutsy win by <a href="https://twitter.com/ATLHawks">@ATLHawks</a> way to grind it out!!!</p>— Paul Johnson (@GTPaulJohnson) <a href="https://twitter.com/GTPaulJohnson/status/598679045593821185">May 14, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Do you see Patrick Skov as a potential starter at the B-Back position?
*Just a joke, please don't hurt me.