28.Apr.2017 Beavs vs Trojans – series thread

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First game starts in about an hour, 5:35 pacific.  The entire series will be streamed by the school, the rest of the conference schedule is set for PAC12 Net.

Trojan pitching, with a team ERA over 5 and having given up 7+ runs in EACH of their last five games, is at the opposite end of the scale from last weekends tussle with the Bruins. Will the Beavs bats gain confidence this weekend? Adley? KJ?

The long awaited return of Drew Rasmussen should occur in a relief role this weekend, if you believe Nate and Eggers. Let’s see if Fehmel has a good outing, if not Saturday could be the day.

And, a couple other questions for y’all to mull over:

1)Which Mighty Kwan will show up? 0/4 last Saturday, but 7 hits in his last 15 AB’s.

2)D1 rates Larnach as the 73rd best outfielder in the country, highest of all Beav OF’s, agree?

GO BEAVS!

 

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  • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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    I have Larnach as the 72nd best OF in the country. D1 is full of shit.
    GoBeavs!

    • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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      Yeah, it sure ain’t an exact science, this rating thing.
      But (in conference) both Kwan and Anderson share Larnach’s 1.000 fielding % and each has a higher Batting Avg as well as a higher Slg %.

  • angry angry says:
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    Shit, thanks for making the thread. I had a cocktail for the first time in a while, was talking music/shop in the other thread, and totally forgot.

    • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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      Thanks, I count on you to delete if I jump the gun and you already have something planned.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    FEAR THE ORANGE BAT!
    Mighty Kwan, after a first inning double went for naught, with a two out bunt single which ends up with two runs across on a throwing error.
    2-1 Beavs b2, 2 down.

    EDIT: Kwan looks to be coming up lame from the collision at 1b, thrown out trying to score from second on a single by Larnach.

  • them beavers them beavers says:
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  • issaquahbeav says:
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    Wonder if the new casino in Ridgefield, Illani, will pay OSU to advertise in Reser? I remember when OSU first refused Spirit Mountain’s $1 million offer to advertise in the stadium. The school first said no but obviously have softened their approach as they have Spirit Mountain banners in the end zones or on the scoreboard.

  • Bill says:
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    would be nice to see some more offense to help out Luke. He hasn’t gotten a lot of run support in conference play.

    • them beavers them beavers says:
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      most of the pitchers have not it seems…but I could be wrong it just feels this way

    • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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      No kidding! Kid deserves more than he is getting. A 1 hitter through 8 full.

  • JockItch JockItch says:
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    Not for lack of trying. Should have 3 maybe 4 runs, two chances have been thrown out at the plate.

    • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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      A healthy Kwan would have been safe on that first one, IMHO. He looks to have a slight charlie horse from that collision.

  • JockItch JockItch says:
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    New pitcher, fresh meat!

  • JockItch JockItch says:
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    Guys have been taking advantage of the opposing teams weak bullpen all season, not sure if they will get the same kind of late inning magic in the post-season as better bullpens come to play.

  • Malcolm Duda Vi says:
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    Oh man look at all those draft picks! Should be me smh !!!!

  • Malcolm Duda Vi says:
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    GIMME THAT MONEY NOW!!!! LOL

  • Bill says:
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    Drew with the save. 10 pitches. 2 batters. 6 strikes.

    Don’t think he’ll make another appearance this weekend. Let’s see how the arm responds after pitching in game conditions.

    • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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      So, Engelbrekt tomorrow?

      • osu0209 says:
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        When was the last time max made an appearance? Seems like the last one I could remember was against Arizona

        • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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          He had 5 pitches vs UCLA, but has missed more time than I’d like due to ill defined back and sore arm issues. When he is “on” he often is lights out for even 2 innings or so.
          He recently said that he is 100%, hope so. Put he and Mulholland together and you’ve got left side relievers who’ve been darned impressive.

  • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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    Must be so deflating for the other team to face Heimlich and then have Drew come in as relief.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    A couple post game things you may have missed:

    1-Rasmussen was “94-97 and up to 98 with his fastball” according to D1 Baseball.

    2-Casey said he wasn’t surprised at the Trojans play, the GT says he feels “every team in this conference is a top 30 team”. Um, take that Meggs!

    3-Heimlich did a great job, but it looks like the ucks Peterson is a lock for POW. 20 k’s in a complete game vs ASU. Thursday May 11 is the first game of the conference series; Heimlich vs Peterson should be something to see, actually worth spending time in Eugene for this one!

    One more: Jacoby picked up his first career salami yesterday! HR #100 for him, Madras Proud!
    http://m.yankees.mlb.com/nyy/video/v1332378183/balnyy-ellsbury-belts-a-grand-slam-for-100th-homer

  • Theboneyard says:
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    Sean Harlow to the Falcons in 4th round.

  • angry angry says:
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    Mitch Leidner is listed as the 5th best QB remaining. Lol

  • Theboneyard says:
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    Decoud to Texans.

  • Sparkd73 says:
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    OT: I watched the UCLA vs OS football 60 minute replay on Pac12 Network this morning. MM really didn’t play well at all, he held the ball too long and mostly only completed dump off passes. I think that game was early in the season, but it was a good reminder of where we were at the beginning of last year. Also, Nall was hurt that game, but the running game was still strong. If he is the guy, I hope he has made strides.

    • Sparkd73 says:
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      He = MM

    • bleedorange says:
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      I think he has and i think luton will push him if luton comes out on top cuz he earned it i think its a good thing but i feel good with an improved mm. We just need the ol to be solid like last year. Defense will be this years staple.

      • helmsley says:
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        I would love it if, as reported, MM is a cerebral (said to be 4.0 gpa or very close) qb who will use this intelligence to get better and better. He just needs to do his job.

        • Sparkd73 says:
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          I wonder if being cerebral is MM’s biggest challenge. He holds the ball a little long. I have a kid with that approach to sports and while he does things with a perfectionists approach, his thinking can sometimes make him half a step slow.

          • bleedorange says:
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            Yeah i think i read andersen saying the qbs need to get the ball out within 2 seconds. I feel mm is coachable and we’ll see improvement. Either way still in better shape at the position than llast year. If they could lock up brevin white i would feel really good about the future.

  • oneoldbeav oneoldbeav says:
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    The feared. orange bat stays in the rack today, and its not for matchup purposes.

  • JockItch JockItch says:
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    Looks like Fehmel is the new old Jake T.

    • osu0209 says:
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      Pretty much. The main difference being is that he’s never going to overpower anyone with his stuff.. and the competition’s only going to get harder in the postseason

  • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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    Beavs get 2 guys drafted (Harlow/Decoud) and so far a handful have signed free agency deals (Bolden, Navarro, Stanton, Ortiz, Chapelle)
    Surprised no Gavin Andrews. Is it the injury hostory? I thought he would have been considered one of our top prospects coming into the draft?

    • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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      For those keeping track, oregon was shut out of the draft amd had 1 guy sign a free agent deal (Brown)

      Not too shabby for a team that regularly has a top 20 recruiting class…..Great return on investment.

    • helmsley says:
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      And Tim Cook. I hadn’t realized his impressive combine #s. I am especially pleased for him. Injury – out in 2015 – after his monster game in 2016 (don’t recall which one) – and before Nall had returned in full – I thought Cook didn’t get enough chances to play.

      Ortiz? The avocado farm can wait, for now.

  • bleedorange says:
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    Jarimillo committs to oregon and says they’re going to put oregon back on the map. Just in case u guys need a little comedy.

    • Nicebeaver Nicebeaver says:
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      They also got Spencer Webb. That one stings a little more than Jaramillo, in my opinion. Hurts that tmp mafia pipeline. I dont think they went after him by pure coincidence.

  • Bill says:
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    NBA combine invite list revealed. No Beavers were invited so expect them back.

    • mckalk mckalk says:
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      So much for Eubanks or more accurately, Eubank’s dad’ss assertion a few weeks back that the “intention is to make it to the NBA” (paraphrasing slightly). Hopefully, we have heard the last of this nonsense and Drew is back for another much needed season of seasoning!

      • Jack Jack says:
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        I don’t understand why anyone thinks that attitude is poor. I tell my children that they need to apply themselves fully to any task. I’ve seen nothing from the father that conflicts with this premise.

        If your child is going to do something that you think is incorrect, you are not likely to dissuade them. So the proper tactic is to have their back and to tell them they better commit to that decision fully. When it turns out you were right all along, you’re still there for them.

  • them beavers them beavers says:
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    Beavers up 2-0 top of the 2nd two outs one on 2nd

  • Malcolm Duda Vi says:
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    Ummm recruiting and coaching are two totally different things. Hellooooooe!?

  • them beavers them beavers says:
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    can some one tell me why softball and track are more watchable in the minds of the Pac 12 network then baseball?

  • orangejulius orangejulius says:
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    Great day for baseball today; sun shine, crowd engaged, Beavs win.

    • marcodg marcodg says:
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      Yup. One of the things they need to change, though, is to aim a speaker from the scoreboard to the GA section just to the left of it (as looking from the scoreboard to home plate). The sound over there is awful.

      Madrigal is tiny but he sure put a few dents in the ball.

      My 11 year old son asked me if the Beaver pitcher was any good. I told him I’d have to ask the people on this site first before I answered.

  • JockItch JockItch says:
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    Thinking Beavs go 12-4 the rest of the way. I hate saying it, but UOs Peterson is lights out right now. A mid-week loss and Friday loss to Schmucks is likely. Then lose a game to Cal and WSU, or ABCU (guys being rested, etc) should wrap up the season. Beavs will be 1st or 2nd seed to end the season, which is great.

    • Bill says:
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      1st and 2nd national seeds haven’t fared well in terms of winning national championships for the last 20 years.

      • JockItch JockItch says:
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        I know….hoping Beavs can change that trend. Don’t want them to be #1 seed…. too much pressure.

        • JockItch JockItch says:
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          4-8 seed would be ideal….can’t dump a bunch of games either, need to be sharp and ramp up going into playoffs.

  • Bill says:
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    Beavs magic number is 6 to clinch pac12 outright.

    Earliest team could clinch is likely at Oregon which would be pretty sweet.

  • JockItch JockItch says:
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    Bryce Fehmel seems to be going through the Sophomore pitching slump in conference (Jorge Reyes, Andrew Moore). Conference teams have caught-up to him, hopefully he rights the ship in the postseason, and surprises some unsuspecting teams.
    Casey/Yeskie may need to look to Rasmussen for that Saturday pitcher….but is it too early yet to start him….? Be nice to see Rasmussen get the nod either way….against the Schmucks.

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