The Spartans looked to come back from a disappointing loss on Friday in extra innings. Michigan State took on Purdue in a doubleheader Saturday, looking to improve its Big Ten record to above .500.
Michigan State began its first Big Ten home series against the Purdue Boilermakers with its ace on the mound whom in his last outing flirted with perfection through five innings. In Friday’s outing however, he flirted with disaster.
Mick VanVossen gave up two early runs in the game, and the Spartans never really seemed to be able to recover. They made multiple mental mistakes and could not come through in the clutch with runners in scoring position.
The baseball season is in full swing accompanied by some good and bad weather. Zac and Brett talk about the first games in the press box and discuss where the team is at thus far in the season.
In episode three, we learn what underrated statistic gives the Spartans an edge, and how they have fared so far this season. Brett and Zac break down both the offensive and defensive play of the Spartans against Oakland, Siena, and the Lansing Lugnuts.
Michigan State took on its crosstown rival in Lansing in the Crosstown Showdown for an eighth consecutive year. The Spartans geared up ready for the game despite the elements. The temperature at first pitch was 39 degrees.
“Most of the guys were pretty impressed with the crowd,” MSU head coach Jake Boss Jr. said. “I think especially it being a cold night, a lot of people came out still.”
Michigan State baseball opened up their home season against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies on Wednesday.
“It’s good to finally be home,” MSU head coach Jake Boss Jr. said. “We love playing here.”
Redshirt senior Chase Rihtarchik was on the mound for the Spartans. The righty looked to improve on his 0-2 record against the Golden Grizzlies.
In the second episode of Warning Track, co-hosts Zac Swierad and Brett Kast are joined over the phone by MSU baseball head coach Jake Boss Jr.
They discuss the upcoming schedule, this season’s team motto, players to watch, and why the Michigan Wolverines are not on the schedule.
Brett and Zac also discuss the recent struggles at Ohio State, along with a breakdown of coach Boss’ interview.
We are full of opinions, digressions and predictions on this episode of Tiger Talk.
Your charming host, Richie Cozzolino, along with panelists Zac Swierad and Brett Kast and producer Jonathan Yales, discuss the future for Detroit at the shortstop position. Should the Tigers have traded Jose Alvarez for a brand-spanking new Andrew Romine at short with Jose Iglesias out for nearly the whole year?
The boys of summer are here!
With the first installment of Warning Track, co-hosts Zac Swierad and Brett Kast break down this young MSU baseball season and find out who the Spartans are not playing this year for this first time in over 60 years!
Tiger Talk is back!
The roundtable unites for a special AL Central argument between Richie Cozzolino, Zac Swierad and Jonathan Yales.
On the cusp of the 2014 MLB season, Zac Swierad discusses controversial issues in the world of Major League Baseball and end of the year award predictions.
He also describes storylines for the Detroit Tigers heading into spring training.
As pitchers and catchers report to spring training, Tiger Talk welcomes Zac Swierad to breakdown the five teams that make up the 2014 American League Central Division. Offseason player acquisitions, where each team finished last season and predictions of where the five teams will finish this season are all discussed in this installment of Tiger Talk.