Postgame Quotes

April 17, 2010

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Texas Tech Head Coach Dan Spencer

On the pitching performances from both teams today:
"He (OU's Zach Neal) was good. He got some outs, pitched around some trouble. I thought that he did a great job. I thought we hit some balls hard that were at people. Not enough of them though, obviously. Then Bobby Doran was tremendous especially after the situation where we had a hard time scoring and pitching. He was just what the doctor ordered. He ran out there and got us seven innings and really shortened the game. We get Chad (Bettis) in there for a little work so he's fresh and ready to go tomorrow."

On the bounce back from game one's 12-1 loss to game two's 7-3 win:
"You know, I hope they're not taking me literally because I tell them all the time whether you get beat 13-1 or 2-1, you got beat. Unfortunately, at times, it seems more painful when it's 11-1 but they do a good job of washing that stuff and going back to work. In our league, you just play every week so you're relevant the next weekend so tomorrow's a big day. It's a chance to win a series with a good club in town. We understand why they're ranked and we're going to have to get after them."

On Tech's tendency to do better against pitchers with better numbers, such as OU's Bobby Shore:
"The difference between him and (Zach) Neal was he wasn't as sharp as far as straight command. He didn't walk a bunch of guys but we got in some better counts. Neal had us in some bad counts so we were able to get some better swings and obviously with Jamodrick (McGruder) leading us off with a home run to get us on the board 1-0, we feel like `shoot we're gonna score some runs.' Bobby (Doran) pitching around some jams till we got ahead and then he gave up a one. It was a pretty good team day. I thought we could've scored more runs. We left a lot of runners on but that's a good thing too. If you get seven and leave a bunch on, at least you're doing something."

On tomorrow's starting pitcher:
"We'll go with Jay (Johnson) tomorrow. Locked and loaded. Then we'll run our bullpen out there."

Oklahoma Head Coach Sunny Golloway

On the split doubleheader today:
"I thought it was just pitching match-ups. They pitched really well in game two; we pitched really well in game one. It kind of gave the offense a chance to relax and once you do that, you get to see how they score runs in bunches like they did against Texas in game one. We made a mistake when they scored two, it was a 1-0 ballgame, and they hit a little blooper in front of first base and the runner can't take off till he sees the ball down and we tried to rush that play, ending up in an error. I thought that cost us. In the four-run inning, you have to give Tech credit. They came out and Barnes hit the first-pitch fastball the other way and they just kind of took off from there."

On starting pitcher Bobby Shore's performance in game two tonight:
"He was okay. He wasn't as sharp. He didn't locate his off-speed stuff so they were able to sit on the fastball. If you think about it, that's how Barnes led off the inning-looking for the fastball. If you think about it, the leadoff hitter hits a fastball out. We've got to be able to locate off-speed, not that the first pitch of the game would've made a difference but he usually can keep you pretty off balance."

On starting pitcher Zach Neal's performance in game one today:
"He did a good job. He'll mix all the time and Bobby's (Shore) a lot like Neal, not as big and strong but he mixes three pitches all the time. They're a fastball-hitting club, which most teams in the Big 12 are, so you've got to be able to mix because the teams I've seen can hit a fastball-Texas, Baylor, all of them."




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