Oh, Ricky Bo. You never know what is going to set him off on one of his angry tirades. Last night's awful outing by one-time setup hopeful Antonio Bastardo (0.2 IP, 1 hit, 2 BB, 3ER) sent Ricky's blood pressure rising.
On a somewhat related note, our friends over at Beerleaguer think it's time for the Phillies to start seriously looking at alternatives to Bastardo and Kyle Kendrick in their current roles. One guy Weitzel points to as a potential KK replacement is blossoming youngster Tyler Cloyd, "The Phils and Cloyd could stand to benefit from a trial run to see how
his repertoire translates to the Majors. It may not work, but the Phils
have the luxury of treating the rest of the season as exhibition."
Previous Ricky Bo moments: This Isn't Funny Anymore
NEWARK, N.J. -- Michael Young had 29 points and nine rebounds as Pittsburgh held on to defeat Penn State 81-73 on Saturday in the Never Forget Tribute Classic.
Jamel Artis had 16 points and eight rebounds, Cameron Johnson scored 10 and Sheldon Jeter added eight points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots for Pitt.
A 3-pointer by Ryan Luther gave the Panthers (8-2) a 50-26 lead with 16:50 to play but Penn State used an 11-2 run to trim its deficit to 15 about four minutes later. Shep Garner scored four points during a 6-0 spurt that pulled the Nittany Lions within five with 1:50 left but Jeter answered with a 3-pointer and they would get no closer.
Mike Watkins had 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, while Tony Carr and Payton Banks scored 13 points apiece for Penn State (6-5). Garner added 12.
Penn State: After George Mason snapped Penn State's four-game winning streak, the Nittany Lions have lost two in a row for the second time this season. Penn State had lost to No. 1 Duke and No. 24 Cincinnati
Pitt: Young has led the Panthers in scoring in the past nine games, and came in to the contest ranked 17th in the country in scoring, averaging 22.3 points per game.
Penn State: After a week off, the Nittany Lions will remain on the road when they travel to Madison Square Garden to face St. John's next Sunday before closing out their non-conference schedule at home against Morgan State.
Pitt: The Panthers return to the court next Saturday to face Rice at 7 p.m. to begin a five-game home stand.
PHILADELPHIA -- Jalen Jenkins scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds to help lead George Mason over Penn 79-60 on Saturday.
Jenkins was 9 of 11 from the field and hit all four of his free throws for the Patriots (8-3), who have won seven straight. Marquise Moore added 17 points and led the team with 16 rebounds -- his eighth double-double this season -- along with 10 assists. Otis Livingston II had 13 points.
Jenkins sank two jumpers and a layup and Jaire Grayer hit a 3-pointer as part of a 13-0 run late in the second period that gave the Patriots a 70-55 lead with 3:18 remaining.
George Mason trailed 44-40 early in the second. Livingston and Karmari Newman sank 3-pointers and Moore drained a layup midway that put the Patriots back on top, 55-48, with 10:39 to play.
Matt Howard scored 15 points with seven rebounds for the Quakers (3-5).