Its one thing to go to Omaha, its another to stink up the place.
I wouldn't be too upset. We home field advantaged our way into the CWS. Texas is a pleasantly improving team. I've enjoyed watching our turnaround. But it's still a work in process, and we were never CWS material this year. Next year perhaps.
First and foremost, we have zero consistency at the plate. That's not the hallmark of a CWS team. Outside of Kody, you never know what you're going to get. And Kody is allowed a bad day every now and then, but with these other 8 guys, we have no chance when he does.
I like the look of Zubia. He looks the part. Problem is, he's not getting it done for a fella that does nothing but bat for the Texas Longhorns. I anticipate seeing another hoss in the 4-hole next year. A more reliable one.
Pitching is still not A-1. I give us a B+. That's not CWS material. Too much unpredictability.
This is a fine group of players. This is not a CWS team. This is a team knocking on the door. I have complete faith in Pierce to keep working the issue. He's doing a good job.