08.Apr.2011 Baseball: Arizona State @ Oregon State
Here's a breakdown of my projected pitching matchups for the weekend.
|04/08||Arizona State||Sam Gaviglio (5-1. 1.05) vs Brady Rodgers (4-1)||5:35 p.m.|
|04/09||Arizona State||Josh Osich (4-0. 3.00) vs Kramer Champlin (4-1)||1:05 p.m.|
|04/10||Arizona State||Ben Wetzler(4-1, 4.15) vs Jake Barrett (3-2)||1:05 p.m.|
Team stats (Batting):
ASU: .324, 14, 154 .401/.466
OSU: .271, 12, 170, .387/.378
Team era favors OSU (2.66 vs 3.01). However, in-conference ASU has pitched to a 1.50 era, while OSU is at 4.50. Both teams are poor fielders @ .973 and .976, with ASU having the slight edge.
The new bats seem to be affecting ASU, as they only have 14hrs. This was a neutralizing force versus Arizona, and could be the Beaver's best friend this season.
Obviously the big blow is losing our two best mashers in Susac and Rodriguez. Their loss takes some air out of the series, and while I left the Arizona series impressed with OSU's fight and chemistry, I'm not yet a buyer. Arizona State takes two of three.