*****Official IOWA (#55 RPI) at Rutgers (#57 RPI) Games Thread (April 22, 23 & 24). All 3 Games on BTN Plus ($$)*****

AuroraHawk

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Well . . . we need the strike throwing Duncan Davitt and not the "all over the place" Duncan Davitt. This is exactly what Rutgers thrives on; feasting on opponents' bullpens.
 

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Langenberg hasn't looked sharp the last two weeks. Wonder if the grind of being a starter is wearing him down.
 

AuroraHawk

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Key to getting back in this game?
Sit back and try to take the off speed/curve balls to right field. Wind blowing that direction. Should be able to hit the ball really hard to that side of the field. Find some gaps. Maybe take a ball or two out of the yard. Lots of innings to crawl back into the game.
 

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Feels like Williams' AB this inning is a big one for Iowa to get back into this game.

EDIT: And now Anthony's AB steps into that position.
 

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Dang. Anthony did a nice job of taking the outside fastball to RF. Hit it on the nose. Too bad that it was an "at 'em ball." Tough break.
 

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As sharp as Iowa played in Games 1 and 2, they are playing the exact opposite of that today.

Kudos to Rutgers. Putting balls in play. Putting a lot of pressure on Iowa's pitching and defense. Iowa not responding well.

Looks like this will be another stellar offensive performance by Rutgers in a B1G "Game 3."
 

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It's not Iowa's day. Need to regroup and win out in midweek games. Go 9-3 or better in conference play here out.
 

AuroraHawk

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I thought we might be able to get back in this game but we can’t just gift them runs like that
Felt like Iowa had a chance to get back into the game in T5 and caught a tough break when Anthony's screaming line drive was hit right at the RFer. Then Rutgers put up 3 in B5. Dagger to the chest.
 

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Another tough one . . . McCleary takes a backwards K with runners on the corners and 2 out in T7. It was a good pitch but must have a mindset to swing at anything close.
 

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Looking at RPI ladder and other games.
Iowa (#55) is 1 point ahead of UTSA; 7 ahead of Rutgers and 9 ahead of Baylor.
Plenty of games where Iowa's opponents are not winning and Iowa will lose points.
Probably will end up #58 RPI at the end of the day.