- Aug 26, 2011
Given the summer that Joe Simeone had, I'm not surprised he is getting the Friday start. I'm inclined to think that at this point in their careers that Simeone has more of an upside to his potential, but time will tell about that. Of course, giving Simeone the Friday start keeps him away from Vandy and Michigan on that first weekend. I'm assuming Dunlop will get Saturday and Jimmy Wang Sunday. If any of them falter over the first few weeks of the season, I would think Nick Krauth would get first call to replace one of them.Really surprised it's not Dunlop. But that's not challenging their decision -- just surprise from the way last season ended.
Given the amount of uncertainty over the starting lineup and the unproven nature of the pitching staff plus the competition UConn will be facing the first two weekends, I would be thrilled if the Huskies came out of it with a 3-3 record. A bunch of unproven players need to show solid improvement this season in order for UConn to make the NCAA tourney this season.If in the first two weekends they beat Cal Poly and split the four games with Michigan, that will be a tremendous start to the season. I think if they come out of the first two weekends 2-4, no one will be upset about the record as long as what they're learning about the team is mostly good.
As Penders keeps saying, this year's team has an unusual (for UConn) amount of questions to be answered.
Given the incredible lack of production we had at 3B last season, I wouldn't be shocked with playing Bushling even if Langer is healthy. I don't think we've heard a word about Moriarity getting near the starting 9 again.Bushling starting over Langer at 3B. Makes me wonder if Langer is healthy. Otherwise, the players in the lineup is about what I expected.