17.Feb.2012 Baseball: Oregon State @ Santa Barbara (Game Thread)

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Heading to the game right now. I'll try to take photos.

Go Beavs.

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  • Jack says:
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    Starting line-up is as expected except:
    RF – Montgomery instead of Conforto
    2B – Tommasini instead of Smith

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Bases loaded and no outs in the first for the Beavers

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Jake strikes out

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Back-to-back strikeouts with the bases loaded. Wow.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Beavers blow a golden chance for a big inning and get nothing.

    • JD says:
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      Not exactly a great way to get the game started.

      • GoBeavs90 says:
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        No kidding. You have the bases loaded and no outs, you have to get at least 1 run out of that every single time.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Gauchos strand a runner at third, scoreless through an inning. Teams combined to go 0 for 5 with runners in scoring position in the first inning.

  • JD says:
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    Too many strikeouts! Put the ball in play.

    • JD says:
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      I might have to post this every single inning.

      • Jack says:
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        No kidding!

        I could have been up there for six of our AB’s for all intents and purposes.

        • JD says:
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          It’s hard not being able to see or listen to the game and know the location of the pitches. Last year I felt like our guys were too selective and put themselves in a lot of tough counts because of it. I know that they are coached to do this but there is a big range between being too aggressive at the plate and only pulling the trigger on the perfect pitch to hit.

  • Jack says:
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    SO, Check Swing 2-3 out, single and a SO for the second.

  • Jack says:
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    It sounds like Ben has good stuff to start the season. And it sounds like our D is there for support.

    edit: as I type, I’m thinking I’m going to jinx him, and he’s going to let one slip up in the zone.

  • Jack says:
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    angry playing around in center field?

  • slamadam says:
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    wetzler sounds pretty sharp, no k’s though

    • Jack says:
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      He’s more of a “keep the defense involved” type pitcher. When he snaps it low, he’s most effective. I think the fly balls rattled him a bit, and he’s working too hard to get down low again.

      He just needs to put the ball low on the plate and let his defense take care of him.

      • slamadam says:
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        yeah it seems like when he misses he misses low, which is a great quality for a pitcher at this level.

    • Jack says:
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      His curve has sounded great so far. He must have some nice action on it.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Beavers not putting the ball in play enough

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Runners on first and second with 1 out, need to capitalize here

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Bases loaded with 1 out. big chance to blow this game open this inning.

  • brownale9000 says:
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    Big hit.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    2-0 Beavers

  • slamadam says:
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    chance to break this open here

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Keyes HBP brings in another run, 3-0 Beavers

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Another strikeout with the bases juiced. Some guys need to get aggressive, especially with 2 strikes.

  • Jack says:
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    Vedo has control issues out of the stretch.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Two run single by Jake Rodriguez and it’s 5-0 Beavers!

  • Jack says:
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    Jake is awake!

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    5-0 Beavers after 3 1/2 innings. Nice job by the Beavers in taking advantage of an opportunity in the 4th to put together a big inning.

  • Jack says:
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    Montgomery finally doesn’t strike out.

  • slamadam says:
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    DP gives wetzler the quick inning. good first four innings

  • slamadam says:
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    I’m surprised checketta didn’t have a fresh arm to start the fifth especially considering its mid february

  • sparkyd73 says:
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    Here is the UCSB audio feed if others are having problems getting it:

    http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/ucsb.portal#

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Gauchos get their first run on an RBI bunt single with 2 outs. Cheap run.

  • slamadam says:
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    wetzler starting to fade, 5-2 beavers

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Gauchos starting to hit Wetzler hard. He’s allowed 3 hits and 2 runs in the 6th

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Taylor Starr is in for Wetzler

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    First appearance since, what? 2009?

  • beaverkman beaverkman says:
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    RT: @Beaver_Baseball This is Starr’s first appearance since 2009 when OSU played at Tennessee.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Starr got an out and Cole Brocker is in. Starr fared alright, considering this was his first game in 3 years, had to be extremely nervous.

  • sparkyd73 says:
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    UCSB announcers felt that something might have been wrong with Starr when he left. Hope not.

    • GoBeavs90 says:
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      I hope not as well. He’s gone through so much with the injuries, another setback would be brutal for him.

  • slamadam says:
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    bullpen be trippin

  • sparkyd73 says:
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    Big time strike out by Blocker.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Brocker made it interesting but got out of trouble, 5-3 Beavers after 6 innings of play

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Beavers have struck out 10 times today. That’s too much.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Matt Boyd is pretty good

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Runners on first and second with no outs for the Beavers in the 8th

  • slamadam says:
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    gotta get at least a run back

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Throwing error by Gauchos pitcher leads to two runs for the Beavers. 7-3 now

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    7-3 after 7 1/2 innings

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Scott Schultz is on to finish this one off

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Beavers win 7-3! Nice way to start out the season.

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      What?! Wait, so my “Listen Live” is obviously not live. In the 7th inning now.
      Oh well guess I don’t have to listen to the rest now. Heading to Jimmy O’s for my nephew’s 21st b-day, then off to the Acropolis Club to buy him his first lap dance!
      All that talk last week about the Beaver Inn on 82nd got me wanting to get back to supporting single Moms.

      • brownale9000 says:
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        Last time I went to the Acropolis there were C-section scars as far as the eye can see.

        Good steak though.

        • waggle says:
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          Have not been to the Acropolis in years- I remember a dancer named Libby…. damn

          • beavergopher beavergopher says:
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            I wish you were my uncle! Mine took me to Dairy Queen.

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          Did all the dancers have 2 arms?
          Haven’t been to acrop in probably 10 years as I live in Hillsboro now. Has it slipped that far?

      • mckalk says:
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        After your comments last week, I paid closer attention while driving down 82nd. I think the Beaver Inn buliding still exists and it’s called Rocco’s now. I might be wrong though because I thought Beaver Inn burned down at one point, but maybe someone rebuilt it. I was away from Portland for 20 years. It’s close to one of my favorite places Cascade Cigar.

      • slamadam says:
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        youre the best uncle ever

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          I took my son to Jiggles on his 18th birthday. After about an hour he built up the courage to finally pick out a girl and get a lap dance. Afterwards he saw the door to the ladies dressing room. Eyeballing it for awhile he turns to me and flatly asks, “that must be the room you go in to have sex with them?” I sprayed my Pepsi everywhere.

  • angry angry says:
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    That was a fun time. Might go back tomorrow. Surprisingly huge number of Beaver fans…I think they outnumbered the home crowd.

  • homefry homefry says:
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    snowbirds!

  • angry angry says:
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    Btw, Cole Brocker has electric “stuff”. He had to be mid-90s with a nice offspeed pitch (based on speed, it looked like a slider, but it’s hard to tell from the baseline angle). Starr’s velocity was not so good. Probably 87mph or so. Boyd throws surprisingly hard in person, and his slider is amazing to watch. Even from the side view you can see it dipping and diving.

    • slamadam says:
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      you take any pictures?

      • angry angry says:
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        Yeah, but not too many. There was a big net in the way. I got a few, though. Wetzler throwing, the dugout, Casey talking to Marty Lees between innings…maybe a few more. I’ll upload them in the forums when I get them off the camera.

        If I go tomorrow or Sunday does anyone have any picture requests?

        • mckalk says:
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          Beaver photos? Santa Barbara? Wait…I thought you were going to The Acropolis to take pictures Sorry, I got the threads mixed up again.

  • angry angry says:
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    I posted the few opening day photos I took in the forums.
    If I go back tomorrow or Sunday I’ll try to not be so lazy and get some action shots.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Beavers again today taking too many pitches, striking out too much.

  • GoBeavs90 says:
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    Beavers not making solid contact at all today. Don’t have a hit yet, through 2 1/2 innings. Scoreless game.

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