25.Feb.2011 Baseball: Uconn, Texas A&M (CC), Indiana, Texas (SA)

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Here is the schedule for the weekend. The Connecticut game has been moved back a half hour and now has a 12:30pm start time.

Date Opponent Location Time (PT)
02/25 Connecticut Corpus Christi, Texas 12:30 p.m.
02/26 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Corpus Christi, Texas 4:00 p.m.
02/27 Indiana Corpus Christi, Texas 9:00 a.m.
02/28 UT-San Antonio San Antonio, Texas 10:00 a.m.

And here are the pitching matchups:

Date Opponent OSU Opponent
02/25 Connecticut RHP Sam Gaviglio (0-0, 0.00) LHP Elliott Glynn (0-1, 5.79)
02/26 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi LHP Ben Wetzler (0-0, 0.00) RHP Brett Carnline (0-0, 4.15)
02/27 Indiana LHP Cam Booser (0-1, 3.86) LHP Joey DeNato (0-1, 5.40)
02/28 UT-San Antonio LHP Josh Osich (0-0, 10.80) TBA

As you can see, the Beavers should have the pitching advantage.

Connecticut, despite opening their season 1-2, is ranked #14 by Baseball America. None of the other three teams are ranked, and all are projected to be poor to average teams, so expectations should be for the Beavers to take 3 games this weekend. 2-2 would be an acceptable yet minor disappointment. These games will be played over 4 days, unlike last weekend, so lineups and rest should not play a factor as they did last Saturday night.

Obviously the bats need to come to life. That almost goes without saying. But also keep an eye on base running. The Beavers were 0-3 on stolen base attempts last weekend. Garrett Nash was picked off, and several runners (e.g. Jordan Poyer) made bad judgment calls. Casey made some questionable calls (stealing with Carter Bell, a bunt with 1 out, etc), and the third base coach had two of his runners thrown out at home. Both were problems last year that need to cease starting today. Keep an eye on these things. My opinion is the coaches made those calls out of frustration and desperation to engineer runs. It's still bad coaching, though.

The pattern last year was that when the pitching did well the hitting lacked and visa versa. The team could not string together a series of good hitting, pitching, and defense. It's early, but the results so far have shown that same, unsettling pattern. I can see a game where we finally score 8 runs but give up 9. Then again, this year's team has better chemistry (and it appears to have better pitching, especially in the pen), so maybe they only give up 7 in those types of games and steal some victories.

Anyway, here's to a 3-1 weekend with no disappointment.

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  • angry angry says:
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    1-0 Beavs. Should be 2-0, but Luke Acosta was thrown out at home (shocker) because he failed to slide. This is unbelievable.

    Edit: 2-0 Beavs, should be 3-0!

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    I expect the Beavers to win all 4 games. It would nice to have them get on a roll. Baserunning mistakes need to be corrected though. They can’t keep hurting themselves with bad mistakes.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Gaviglio is looking good. Dominating UConn today. Retired the first 12 batters.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Sam Gaviglio continues to dominate UConn. He’s gone 6 innings, allowed just 1 hit and struck out 7. Beavers lead 2-0 after 6 innings.

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    Gaviglio continues to deal. 7 innings pitched, he’s struck out 8 and given up just 1 hit. Beavers lead 2-0

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Lead-off single in 8th inning by Ryan Dunn.

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    Sacrifice bunt by Garrett Nash. Dunn is now in scoring position with 1 out

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Max Gordon had a chance to have a clutch hit and he couldn’t get it done. He’s still hitless on the season, 0 for 8.

    • angry angry says:
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      I don’t understand why he’s playing so much. From the looks of things he is not a good hitter, and his fielding doesn’t sound all that great, either. I was at the dentist and missed a chunk of this game…did Poyer play at all?

      • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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        Nope. Poyer hasn’t sniffed the field. I don’t understand that. Max Gordon shouldn’t be playing much at all. He doesn’t appear to be doing anything well. He just has speed. Casey likes him for some strange reason.

        • angry angry says:
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          Sounds like Riley…in love with his walk-ons because of intangibles and heart.

  • angry angry says:
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    2-0 Beavs win.

    • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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      Gaviglio was dominant. Probably his best pitching performance of his career. Offense needs to get better. I’d like Rodriguez and Poyer to get more time. Hopefully Casey sticks with a consistent lineup and the young hitters start getting better. They’re going to need those hitters.

  • angry angry says:
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    Not to get too far ahead of ourselves, but if the Beavs take the next 3 games they should be ranked. UConn is #14.

    This was the toughest game of the 4.

    • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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      Yeah it was. Hopefully the next 3 days the Beavers can get the offense going and win those games. Would be nice to see the team get it really rolling. Pitching is fantastic and will carry them for a little while longer, as the offense as to catch up. After the weekend they will have 4 home games then they get Oregon at Goss. I’m sure all us Beaver fans want the Beavers to win that one really badly.

  • FatDog says:
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    The radio show prior to the game replayed parts of this week’s interview with Casey. I noticed he emphatically stated more than once that offense was this team’s weakness. It shows. But the defense looks very promising. This leads to this question: pitchers and hitters are not at their best during this part of the season. Does our pitching reflect what the possibilities are or our hitters just crappy?

  • tim says:
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    I think conneticut was ranked that before the season. They had dropped to like 30 before you guys beat them.

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    Ducks lost again last night. It was nice to see them lose and Beavers win. The Beavers basketball and baseball teams each won in a 2 day span and the Ducks basketball and baseball teams lost in that same 2 day span. That always feels good. Would be nice if Oregon lost once more this weekend and OSU won next 3 games. Oregon State could end up ranked and Oregon unranked. Gotta love that.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Beavers have 2 on and 2 out in the top of the first. Would be nice to get a couple of runs early in the game.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Beavers grab a 1-0 lead.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Beavers lead 1-0 after the top of the first.

  • osbeavs says:
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    Where would one find a game tracker?

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Pat Casey with some truly awful coaching decisions. Down 5-1 in top of the 4th, runners on 1st and 3rd with no outs, he has Nash put down a sac bunt. Why would he even think about that?! That is just moronic. You need runs, not just 1 run.

    He then left Wetzler in too long and might have blown the game. TX A&M CC jumped out to a 7-2 lead now after 4 innings.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    You guys can watch the game here http://www.goislanders.com/newMediaPlayer/consolewmp.htm?oemid=14100&type=live&KEY=&id=417666

  • angry angry says:
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    Beavs really need a stolen base here.

    • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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      They got the stolen base but there’s 2 outs. Hopefully Rodriguez can drive in Miller and tie this one up.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Beavers have cut a 7-2 deficit to just 7-6 now. Runner on first and 1 out in top of 8th for Beavers.

  • angry angry says:
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    Jeez, this announcer on radio is horrible. He called a base hit and tie, then apologized that it was foul. What an idiot.

    • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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      No kidding. That call he had for this triple by TX A&M CC was horrible. So many horrific announcers in college.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Beavers got some bad luck there. Rodriguez hit a ball that just went foul, it would’ve tied the game. Tough break. Beavers down 7-6 after 7 1/2

  • angry angry says:
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    Here we go with Max Gordon again…

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Max Gordon to pinch hit, really?!

  • angry angry says:
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    Sounds like these umps screwed the Beavs, too. But it’s hard to tell since this broadcaster is terrible.

    • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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      He’s incredibly annoying. I get it’s a really good win for them, but seriously, it’s their 7th game of the season, let’s not act like they just won a regional with the strikeout. He gets too damn overly excited and says the most annoying things. Go figure.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Tough loss, but it appears their offense has finally arrived. 13 hits and a bunch of XBH. Let’s see them keep that up tomorrow.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    http://www.goislanders.com/newMediaPlayer/consolewmp.htm?oemid=14100&type=live&id=418355&KEY=

    That’s the link to today’s game vs Indiana

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    After the top of the first it’s 0-0 Beavers coming to bat

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    Brian Stamps with a lead-off single

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    Another baserunning blunder by Stamps, he’s picked off of first

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Beavers baserunning blunder costs them and the next 2 guys go down and it’s scoreless after the first inning.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Without 1 out Booser walks a man.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Susac picks him off then at second base

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Next batter pops and that ends the top of the second. Still scoreless.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Lead-off single by Susac in the bottom of the second

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Horrible bunt by Acosta and Susac is thrown out at second. 1 on and 1 out

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Carter Bell hits into an inning-ending double play. He’s really been bad lately.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    The Beavers lack of execution is killing them. Fundamentals are horrible right now. They couldn’t get a bunt down and couldn’t score, then they had a throwing error which led to a run. Indiana is up 1-0 in top of the third and have another runner in scoring position.

    If they can’t execute the fundamentals they’re in trouble.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    RBI double, Indiana now leads 2-0

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Lead-off by OSU to start B3

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Ryan Dunn with an RBI single to left. Runners on first and third and 2 outs. Parker Berberet is up.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    I’m beginning to really question Pat Casey as a coach. This would be the 4th straight year the fundamentals are terrible. It feels he has gotten a pass because of his 2 national titles. Darwin Barney’s class has made him look better than I think he actually is. Anyone noticed since they left the defense has gone way down along with offense. Hate to say it, but Pat Casey may have just lucked into three years of great talents who masked his deficiencies.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Indiana leads 2-1 going to the bottom of the fourth

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    Andrew Susac goes deep ties it at 2-2

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Luke Acosta is on second with 1 out and Jake Rodriguez is up

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Yet another mistake gives Indiana a 3-2 lead

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Indiana leads 3-2 after 4 1/2 innings of play. This team has to eventually stop hurting themselves with mistakes.

  • angry angry says:
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    Wow, I just woke up. Forgot this game was so early.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Indiana messes up an easy pop fly in the the infield and the Beavers have a man on with 2 outs

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Parker Berberet goes deep and the Beavers grab a 4-3 lead

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    After 5 innings of play Beavers lead Indiana 4-3

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Indiana has a runner on second and 1 out in the 6th

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Indiana ties it at 4 on an RBI single

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    It’s tied at 4 after 5 1/2 innings

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Max Gordon is pinch hitting, why?!

    • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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      Pat Casey with the bonehead decision. Max Gordon is now 0 of 9 on the season, he’s yet to actually hit the baseball hard yet. His obsession with Gordon needs to end NOW

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Looks like another bad loss is staring at the Beavers

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    I hate it when fans cheer a pitcher coming off the mound when he might have just cost you the game.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Indiana takes a 5-4 lead to the bottom of the 7th on a home run

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    What ever happened to Poyer? He hasn’t played in about 4 or 5 games. Garrett Nash has done nothing all season. He should be getting significantly less time

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Nash is now hitting .058 on the season. Not seeing how that’s worthy of always starting.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    It feels like Jordan Poyer is the Roberto Nelson of the baseball team. For no reason at all he gets sat down and doesn’t sniff the field for about a week.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    5-4 Indiana headed to B8

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Lead-off walk to start 8th for Beavers

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    Beavers have runners on second and third no outs in the 8th

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    Susac walks. Bases loaded and no outs

  • angry angry says:
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    Nice, Beavs 6-5 on a Hayes double.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    2 run double by Danny Hayes. Beavers lead 6-5. Runners on second and third no outs

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Carter Bell just isn’t getting the job done. Continues to fail in clutch situations.

    • mckalk mckalk says:
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      Wasn’t Bell expected to pick up the slack this year? Probably feeling the pressure.

      • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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        Yes he was. He started out well, now he’s struggling a lot. Swinging at a ton of pitches out of the strikes zone. Hopefully he gets back on track soon

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Bases loaded for Tyler Smith 1 out.

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    Tyler Smith walks, which drives in run number 7. Bases still loaded

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Jared Norris yet again stares at strike 3. Why is he always taking strike three. Swing the bat!!!

  • mckalk mckalk says:
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    Norris is too experienced not to get his bat on a ball in a bases loaded scenario. Geez!

  • mckalk mckalk says:
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    Sounds like the ump is trying to speed up the game!

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Beavers take a 7-5 lead to the 9th inning

  • mckalk mckalk says:
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    Hopefully enought to preserve the win, but once again only two runs and they batted through the order??

  • angry angry says:
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    Beavs just can’t break games open. Even on a bases loaded double they only score 2 runs…seems like every other team would score all 3 on that. Then the following hitters strike out and ground out.

    I’m happy they have the lead and all, but how about a clutch hit to break a game open? How about good baserunning or a sac fly, ground out, etc to plate that 3rd run? This is the same execution of last year.

    And regarding Max Gordon…Casey fell in love with Michael Miller last year. Seems his new thing is to fall in love with a scrappy guy who can’t hit at all. I wonder why kind of player Casey was, and if he’s seeing some of himself in these guys or what. It doesn’t make any sense otherwise.

    • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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      Part of not scoring more runs in that situation is, Pat Casey goes with certain pinch hitters who can’t hit! Jared Norris flat out sucks. Norris and Gordon are the last hitters I want coming up.

    • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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      Pat Casey was an all Pac-10 Northern Division first team player. He was drafted in the 10th round. So I’m fairly certain he was a pretty good hitter. So I’m not sure what his obsession with weak hitters is.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Really? the game was over! 2B booting the ball could come back to haunt the Beavers

  • mckalk mckalk says:
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    Well, at least it was a comeback win.

    • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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      It was a big win. They need to get better at situational hitting, nice win though.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Beavers win 7-5

  • mckalk mckalk says:
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    Looks like Indiana is a pretty good hitting team from what I am reading, but not great pitching and kind of a middle of the pack Big Ten team. Decent win.

    • angry angry says:
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      They clubbed Corpus Christi, who beat Texas and OSU. Indiana also beat Uconn, who for whatever reason was ranked #14 to begin the season.

      Beavs will not be ranked with a win tomorrow, but they should be on the fringe. Texas-SA is the worst of these 4 teams. They better not slip up.

    • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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      Weird thing is, heading into the tournament Indiana couldn’t hit a lick. They had 5 runs their first 3 games, then came to Texas and killed the baseball. Pitching for them had been really good actually. Oregon State scored more today on them than anyone else had.

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        Yeah, I was just reading a pre-season write up on them, I guess Dickerson is supposed to be one of the best players in the Big 10. Beavs did well to shut him out. Minnesota is supposed to be the class of their league.

      • Beavker says:
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        Being in Nebraska, I think I can see the problem that teams from this part of the world could have getting the bats going early. I don’t know that Nebraska even saw a real, outside, in the elements pitch until they took the field for first game. Sure they have good indoor facilities, but they pale in comparison to the actual environment they play a game in. These college teams almost need to have a ‘Spring Training’ type of facility to get some live, outdoor, dry, warmish weather cuts…same goes for the pitchers.

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          I guess that is why it was pretty amazing that the Beavs won the two NC’s because they are considered a “northern” team also. When I first started following college baseball, I was always schocked that the Maine Black Bears made the play-offs a lot. They must have a helluva indoor facility or they just hit the road for the first two months!

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Just a question you guys, have you heard of Colin Huber? He’s a barometer sports editor. What a douche bag. The dude starts coming after me on twitter because I dared to criticize a team. This is my favorite site because nearly all of us are realistic. I cannot stand fans who constantly kiss a** and can’t take a look at reality. It wasn’t OSU related, but still. So tired of overly optimistic fans. Thank god I can vent here lol

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      I read articles about the Beavs off of “The Beaver Sports Now” service and I almost never bother with the Daily Barometer stories that pop up because the writing seems very amateurish to me, maybe I am being harsh as I do not follow any college newspapers..

      That being said, I thought one of the writers got a lot of crap for calling out the football team after the Wazzu loss. I can’t remember is name, but at least it was good he had enough cajones to tell it straight.

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    Max Gordon leads off the game with a walk

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    Max Gordon steals second. After Norris flies out, the Beavers have a runner on second and 1 out

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    Beavers don’t score and it’s scoreless going to the bottom of the first. Beavers hit some pitches really hard, just had some bad luck.

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    Osich with a really nice first inning, it’s scoreless after 1 inning of play.

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    Parker Berberet with a lead-off in the top of the 2nd. Hopefully the Beavers take advantage this time.

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    Kavin Keyes then walks. 2 on and no outs for the Beavers in the second. They have to get a run here.

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    Did Casey just have Rodriguez sacrifice on a 3-1 count against a pitcher who just walked two batters?????

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      Yes! I don’t understand what he was thinking. Casey sometimes makes decisions that are hard to understand.

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        Thanks for confirming, I am tuning in on a break and was not sure what I was hearing. Casey takes small ball in an extreme sometimes. I always feel like the Beavs never score as many runs as they good have if they just take smart, aggressive at bats. At least it was nice to see a timely two out hit.

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    Pat Casey with strangest call I’ve seen. Texas-San Antonio pitcher was struggling to throw strikes and Jake Rodriguez had him in a 3-1 count and he has to bunt? Why would he give away an out?!

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    Brian Stamps with a 2 run single, 2-0 Beavers

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    Max Gordon HBP, 2 on and 2 outs for the Beavers. Maybe Gordon is good for something

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    Jared Norris actually comes through. He hits an RBI single to left and it’s 3-0 Beavers. Runners on first and second and 2 outs

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    After giving up a lead-off walk, Osich retires the next three batters and strands the runner on third. 3-0 Beavers after 2 innings.

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    Susac led off with a walk, then was thrown out at second base on a botched hit and run. Parker Berberet then walks.

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    Kavin Keyes singles. Runners on first and second and 1 out for Jake Rodriquez

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    Once again, I would not steal with a three run lead against a “wild” pitcher who is almost on the ropes. Sounds like another run was “given” up. Who knows, I’m just a fan.

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      I agree. It sounded like a hit and run with a wild pitcher on a 3-2 count with 2 runners on. That makes zero sense. You have to make him earn outs. Casey has them giving away outs. I just don’t understand it. He often ruins potential big innings by having them give away outs.

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    Tyler Smith flied out to end the top of the third. 3-0 Beavers

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    Even the lame Beavs play by play guy is starting to pick up the theme of “opportunities squandered” this year. Of course, not blaming Casey at all, more the players for their lack of execution. I think it goes both ways.

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      I agree. Pat Casey never seems to get blamed. A lot of the time he is a big reason they don’t execute well. He puts guys often in situations where there is a big likelihood of failure. He needs to put them in better chances to succeed.

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        IMHO, Casey “overthinks” baseball when he has less talented teams. Just let them play. I almost think Casey feels a certain amount of internal pressure to get back to Omaha when in some seasons it is just not a realistic goal.
        I guess I admire that in some ways, but it does not always work. Casey always talks about Omaha in the pre-season, you would never hear Robinson or Riley talk in those parameters.

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          Talking about Omaha is a bad thing? It’s good that Riley and CR don’t put expectations on the team?

          I think Casey makes it to Omaha because he expects to, and is the only coach with his head screwed on straight. He definitely makes mistakes in strategy, but I’ve questioned him before only to agree once I found out the reason why. I think part of the problem is the media doesn’t ask questions and scrutinize his decisions. If they did, we’d understand them more and possibly even agree (I can say firsthand that’s happened to me).

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            I think he means it’s a good thing that Casey expects a trip to Omaha every year.

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            Yes, I think you misinterpeted. I admire that quality, even if I don’t always think it is realistic when looking at a given roster.

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    Max Gordon drops an easy fly ball. Once again why is Max Gordon playing?! He does nothing that really helps the team.

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    Bases loaded for Texas-San Antonio with 1 out. Ryan Gorton in to pitch

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    Pat Casey brings in the terrible Ryan Gorton and he gives up an RBI double.

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      Gorton really is terrible…

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      As soon as I say the switch I wondered why? Is it Osich’s pitch count? That’s too knee jerk in my opinion. Not like he’s given up his 10th hit or something…

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    Susac tags runner out at the plate, who was trying to score on a suicide squeeze. Beavers get next batter to ground out. Beavers lead 3-2 after three innings.

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    Max Gordon strikes out. Pat Casey, please stop playing him.

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      He’s this year’s Michael Miller.

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        No doubt. He’s a bad hitter and dropped an easy fly ball that led to the 2 runs scored by UTSA. Other players get pulled for making bad defensive mistakes but not Gordon. Why can’t Poyer play anymore?

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          Poyer said “hi” to Daniel Deane the other day and also mentioned that he is glad that Keith Pankey graduated, this got back to the Holy Trinity, so he must be benched for 7 games.

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            I’d believe it. Max Gordon still has yet to actually get a hit this year. He doesn’t do anything well but starts and plays over Poyer? There’s no logical reason for that.

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            Poyer is going to get some infield hits just with his speed if he gets enough at bats.

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            No doubt he will. Only if Casey plays him. He made an error last Monday which was bad but to get a full time benching for it? Max Gordon screws up constantly yet never gets benched.

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    3-2 Beavers after 3 1/2 innings.

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    Beavs going to have to win another ugly one today. It would be nice to get an easy win…we’re 8 games in now, and every game has been high pressure.

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      Comes with no offense I think. Having to pitch a 3 hitter and have no errors is tough psychologically. Mostly on me.

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    UTSA scores a run on an RBI single. Tied at 3 after 4 innings.

  • mckalk mckalk says:
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    Play by play guy is funny, he is even getting annoyed at the team.

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      I’d be a horrible play by play guy…I’d probably even push it for the ‘color’ guy. Saying “Fuck this” and leaving the booth to go have beers would probably be frowned upon.

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        I will be going to school to be a play-by-play guy. I know I’m already better than this fool.

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    UTSA takes a 4-3 lead on a single. Beaver relievers have been awful today

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      The lead off Double is the killer. It’s not the first one they’ve had either. As a matter of fact, it’s their 3rd lead off double of the game.

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        It mostly bad luck. It hit off Rodriguez and went all the way to center field, which allowed the runner to advance to second base.

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    Beavers should have five or six runs by now.

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    Lead-off walk by Kavin Keyes

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    Sounds like they may not quite have the lights out pitching they need at this point. A couple guys won’t be enough. The defense may get better when the have a chance to field real hits on the real ground…but it could be tough to get the # of wins you needs if you finally get your feet under you about the time to take on the Pac 10 schedule where you hope to be .500 (need those non-conf stat padders).

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    Max Gordon, pulled?!??!

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    What an awful performance in the inning. Can Tyler Smith ever get a bunt down?

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    Michael Miller in right field now. I wonder what happens when he comes up to bat in probably the 8th. Will he actually have Poyer hit or stick with Miller? My guess is the latter.

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    Beavers down 4-3 after 6 innings. They have Norris, Hayes and Susac coming up. Now would be the time to get some runs.

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    Jared Norris seems to have gradually gotten worse each season.

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    Beavers stare at strike three more than anyone I’ve ever heard or watched. They need to start swinging the damn bat

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    I don’t get how you go down looking with a man in scoring position?! That makes absolutely NO sense to me! You go down swinging if anything!

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      it’s all about mentality. They need to be aggressive. They’re too passive and are so overly patient. When you have 2 strikes you swing at anything close.

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    Lead off Batter for UTSA on for the 4th of 7 innings. So far that lead off man has scored 2 of the 3 completed innings, and it now standing on 3rd for the 4th time.

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    Baylis called for a balk. Runner on third and 1 out. So many mistakes

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    This is going to be a really, really bad loss. Pat Casey overmanaging again and the Beavers keep killing themselves with mistakes.

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    Why is Michael Miller hitting and Poyer isn’t? Pat Casey must be on crack

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    Leadoff scores again. 3 of 4 innings. 3 of 5 runs…the lead off. Can’t remember the stat, but I remember the leadoff scoring a lot when they get on. Especially when your team actually hits the ball once in a while, and the defense boots it around.

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    Hayes 3 run homer in 9th, beavs up by 1!

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      When I heard it crushed, I jumped up in the air with a fist pump. That’s big time.

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    That’s getting it done. Walk, HBP, Homer. That’s getting it done. They need to shut them down now and leave with another near miss.

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    This would be a big time come from behind win. Things were looking really bad and suddenly they have a lead.

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    Runners on first and 2nd and 2 outs. Would be nice to add a run or 2

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    Danny Hayes to go with Susac and Berberet in the middle of the order is looking real good.

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    Beavers grab a 7-5 lead, thanks to aggressive baserunning and an error by the pitcher.

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    A break, error on pitcher covering 1st. Can’t waste this opportunity for a 7-5 win!

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    After 8 and 1/2 innings the Beavers lead 7-5

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    Flyout and a single. Runner on first and 1 out

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    James Nygren coming in to relieve Matt Boyd

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    RBI double by Roadrunners. 7-6 now. Runner on second and 1 out

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    Just like that it’s tied at 7. Why was Boyd even taken out?

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    Beavers get a double play to end the 9th. Tied at 7 going to extra innings.

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    Casey is over coaching this team. Maybe trying to make up for a lack of execution/talent quite frankly. Not working.

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      I agree. he’s changed pitchers like crazy. He should just stick with them for once. Boyd was doing just fine, no reason to pull him.

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        Gawd, I hope he hasn’t caught the substitution virus from CR.

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    Nice to get out with the double play; I like the “fight” in our Beavs.

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    Another HBP, one out one on.

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    I with this was against the University of Texas, Texas A&M, Baylor, TCU, Rice, or some other non-directional/UT System school…I guess they just need to win and get out of town.

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    2 on and 1 out for Andrew Susac

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    Marty Lees is a F****** terrible third base coach. He keeps getting guys thrown out at the plate because he has awful judgement.

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      2nd out at the plate…isn’t that a baseball sin?

      • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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        Well not really. saying goes, you never wanna be thrown out for the first and final out of the inning. It can also be considered a sin when the third base coach constantly gets guys thrown out at the plate.

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    Bases loaded for Carter Bell with 2 outs

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    Three run double by Carter Bell. Big time clutch hit by Carter

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    1 out away from a big come from behind victory. They don’t make it easy though.

  • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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    Beavers win 10-7! Big win. Offense came through late even when the bullpen struggled a lot.

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    Hmmmmmm sounds like Jordan Poyer is confused as to why he’s not getting any playing time. Wouldn’t surprise me if Casey never gave an explanation.

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    Cool, I had to go back to work when it was 5-3 UTSA. Nice to avoid one that would have fallen into the “bad loss” category.

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      No doubt. Offense stepped up just when they needed to. Scored 7 runs in the final 2 innings. Pitching struggled but they got the win. Hopefully the pitching gets back on track next weekend in the 4 game serious against Hartford, who the Beavers should handle with ease.

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    Wow, I was at the dentist…glad I missed the drama. Can someone give me a run down of what happened after it was 7-5 in the 9th? I left at that time, and figured it was in the bag.

    How did we blow the lead, any good/bad moves by Casey, etc?

    Maybe it’s better I missed the end of this one. It sounds like I would have been pulling my hair out, and that would be bad considering my tooth finally feels better.

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      Boyd got the first out and then gave up a single, Casey then pulled him for whatever reason and brought in Nygren. Nygren then on the first pitch gave up an RBI double, then he followed that up by giving an RBI single. He got a double play to force it to extra innings then. Beavers would get runners on first and second in extra innings, Susac hit a ball into the hole and Nash should have been held up, Marty Lees didn’t do that. He got Nash thrown out at the plate for the second out of the inning. They intentionally walked Berberet and Carter Bell crushed a ball for a three run double.

      They would of had a bigger scoring inning…….except Marty Lees is a bad third base coach. He seems to get to caught up in the moment and sends guys at really bad times. I don’t think speed has been the issue, coaching has been.

      It was nice to see the offense turn it around. No coincidence once Norris and Gordon were out the offense looked dramatically better.

      When Nash was thrown out thanks to Lees, I was ready to freak out. Lees needs to be moved to first base, they should put Gipson at third.

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        Play by play recap is available at: http://www.goutsa.com/newLiveStats/Baseball/index.dbml?GAME_STAT_ID=532736&db_oem_id=13100

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        Boyd is underutilized. The guy needs to either be a starter or closer…he is very consistent and clutch. I agree about Marty Lees. Way too many guys getting thrown out at home. I wonder if he told Poyer to go for 3 that time he was thrown out, or if Poyer ignored a stop sign (possibly why we haven’t seen him?).

        • BeaverBeliever20 says:
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          That wouldn’t be it. Last we heard of Poyer was when he committed an error and opened the door for Fresno to score 3 runs in the second inning. He wasn’t pulled after that though. He struck out later in the game and then he was pulled and hasn’t seen the field since. Best I can come up with is, Poyer and Pat Casey got into a heated exchange and Poyer said them things Casey didn’t like. Nothing else even remotely makes sense.

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    Beavs sure benefited from lots of HBP and walks; can’t count on that as the season goes on.

    A good effort by the team, like the “never say die” attitude. Lees?…yeah, has some ‘splain’n to do!

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      Not necessarily. First of all they are a decent hitting team, not great but decent, as long as Gordon and Norris aren’t in there. They can actually rely on walks because college pitchers aren’t exactly the greatest control pitchers. They should get their fair amount of walks if they remain patient at the dish.

      Only problem sometimes they’re way too overly patient. They stare at strike three too often. Norris is the usual culprit of this. I don’t think we will hear too much about Norris the remainder of the season. With Susac, Berberet and Hayes developing some power and making the middle of the lineup better, Norris won’t have much time. He won’t get much outfield time either. That is something I like.

      As long as Gordon and Norris get minimal time the offense will look decent which is really all they really need.

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    OSU received 9 votes, making them ranked ~40th.

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      Ducks lost again last night at home to Portland. Portland is a decent team but Oregon is not a top 15 team. I’ve watched Oregon a few times and have watched Oregon State a few times, OSU is by far the better team. Better bullpen and better offense. Oregon has scored more than 4 runs just once, Beavers have done it three times. We’ve been critical of the Beavers offense but it’s not all that bad. Hopefully I can make it to next Tuesday’s game and see a Beavers win!

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