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4/22/2012 8:01:32 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 Predictions: Week 10

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Day three

Things got a little tighter in the championship race as the top four teams all lost today while the next five all won. Arizona maintains a one-game lead over second place UCLA and Oregon.

  • Oregon State 7, UCLA 6. The Beavers scored two unearned runs in the 1st (thanks to starting pitcher Zack Weiss’s errant throw on a sacrifice bunt), and UCLA evened it at two in the top of the 2nd on a 2-out 2-run homer by Cody Regis. Weiss repeated the walk, sac bunt, and throwing error sequence in the 4th. One out, one single, and one unearned run later, Weiss misfielded another bunt to load the bases, and Savage sent him packing. David Berg hit Max Gordon to force in the Beavers’ 4th unearned run. UCLA tied it again in the 7th on a Cody Regis single and a bases-loaded wild pitch by closer Tony Bryant. In the bottom of the 7th, Tyler Smith walked and Conforto, who failed to get a bunt down on the first two pitches, belted a 1-2 double to right. Ryan Gorton was hit by the first pitch but the plate umpire ruled he leaned into it, so Gorton instead hit a 2-run single. With runners at second and third, UCLA called in closer Scott Griggs, whose first pitch went as a passed ball to the backstop, allowing the Beavers to score their third run of the inning. In the 9th, Bryant gave up singles to the first three batters, but a baserunning error put two of them on third at the same time, so the Beavers had one out with Bruins at the corners and Beau Amaral, the tying run, at the plate. Amaral hit a sac fly for an RBI, but his 21-game hit streak came to an end as he went 0 for 3 today. With two out, Pat Valaika hit the fourth single of the inning against Bryant. With the tying runs at the corners and the go-ahead at the plate, Cody Keefer rapped the fifth single, scoring another run. With the tying run in scoring position, Jeff Gelalich, who finished 3 for 5, hit a flyout to left. Tyler Heineman did not play today. Tyler Smith was 0 for 3, and Michael Conforto was 1 for 3 with 1 RBI. Cody Regis led the Bruins going 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs.
    Oregon State wins series 2-1.
  • Stanford 9, ASU 5. Stanford completes the sweep, coming from behind twice to break the .500 mark in conference play with an 8-7 record. FR 3B Alex Blandino was 9 for 16 (.563 average) for the week, including four homers, a double, and 11 RBIs. James McDonald was 3 for 4 with 3 RBIs for ASU. ASU outhit Stanford 10-8...and outerred them 4-3.
    Stanford sweeps series 3-0.
  • Washington 6, Arizona 5 (12 innings). The Wildcats scored one in the 1st and the Huskies answered with two in the bottom half. Arizona hung a 3 on the board in the 4th to take a 4-2 lead. UW scored three of their own in the 8th to inch ahead 5-4. In the 9th, Seth Mejias-Brean hit a two-out double, advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored the tying run on a fielding error by FR 1B Trevor Mitsui. In the 10th, UW loaded the bases with one out for freshman phenom Branden Berry, but he and Ty Afenir struck out to end the frame. In the bottom of the 12th, the Huskies got a leadoff double from Michael Camporeale and an IBB. With two outs and runners at second and third, Berry got his second chance and came through with a game-winning single.
    Arizona wins series 2-1.
  • Wazzu 10, Oregon 6. the Cougars jumped to a 3-0 lead in the 1st on Taylor Ard’s 3-run homer. The Ducks shortened the lead with 2 runs of their own in the bottom of the 1st, but Wazzu scored four more against starter Jeff gold in the 5th to take a 7-2 lead and send Gold to the showers. The Cougs added a run in the 6th and two more in the 8th on Ard’s second homer of the day to run away with it. The Ducks struggled, scoring one in the 8th on Andrew Mendenhall’s solo homer and three more in the bottom of the 9th, but they left the bases loaded with the tying run at the plate as Shaun Chase grounded out to 2B. Taylor Ard led the offensive onslaught for Wazzu, going 3 for 5 with two homers and 5 RBIs. Patrick Claussen was 3 for 5 with 2 RBIs. Brett Thomas led the Ducks with a 2 for 3, 2-RBI effort.
    Wazzu wins series 2-1.
  • Cal 5, Utah 2. Chris Paul went 1 for 4 with 2 RBIs for the Bears. Tony Renda, Mitch Delfino, and Vince Bruno each had two hits. Cal now sits alone in 8th place.
    Cal sweeps series 3-0.
4/22/2012 8:09:05 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 Predictions: Week 10

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Week 10 scores

Our lone Stanford fan, on the strength of that Cardinal sweep, gets his first top weekly score of the season. BeaverBob correctly picked the most series (three), only missing Cal and Stanford--the two that would have given him the most points.
  • 20.4 WildCard85
  • 19.2 BeaverBob
  • 19.2 cswanson2k7
  • 19.2 FullertonBaseballFan
  • 16.8 Dodger Matt
  • 16.8 Florida Beaver
  • 16.8 MostUnknown
  • 15.6 borgguy
  • 15.6 OpihiMan
  • 14.4 Rowdy
  • 13.2 ASU74
  • 13.2 ConnorOSU
  • 12.0 RiverDuck
4/22/2012 8:21:20 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 Predictions: Week 10

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Pac-12 conference game prediction averages so far

I hate to point this out, but the top seven guys are not Beaver fans, and the six guys on the bottom are.

WKS . .TTL . . . AVG . . NAME
4 . . 75.4 . . 18.85 . . Rowdy
6 . .109.0 . . 18.17 . . FullertonBaseballFan
5 . . 90.2 . . 18.04 . . RiverDuck
6 . .106.8 . . 17.80 . . WildCard85
6 . .106.2 . . 17.70 . . MostUnknown
4 . . 69.8 . . 17.45 . . cswanson2k7
6 . .104.4 . . 17.40 . . ASU74
6 . .102.6 . . 17.10 . . Dodger Matt
6 . .101.6 . . 16.93 . . ConnorOSU
6 . .101.4 . . 16.90 . . Florida Beaver
5 . . 83.0 . . 16.60 . . borgguy
6 . . 98.6 . . 16.43 . . BeaverBob
6 . . 93.2 . . 15.53 . . OpihiMan
4/23/2012 1:14:04 PM
Topic:
Pac 12 Player & Pitcher of the Week (Week 10)

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
I thought maybe Fry would have finished second this week behind Jordan Spencer. Granted, Fry faced a nationally ranked conference foe with some pretty good offensive numbers. But it's hard to disregard a no-hitter, and it didn't come against a zero-offense club. Portland is a decent team. Nonetheless, I'll take it. (For Fry, that is. ;-)
4/23/2012 9:01:40 PM
Topic:
Pac-12 Predictions: Week 10

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
OpihiMan wrote:
I'm interested to see how a worthless midweek bout in Eugene turns out...

Not entirely worthless. These are the games coaches like to say don't matter much because they're noncon affairs, but this is a pretty big game. We will get our first personal look at the Ducks before the games really do count. (This one and the next noncon Civil War game will "count" because this time of year every game counts, especially against ranked opponents--just not toward conference series.)

I'm guessing Taylor Starr gets the start. I wonder if the Ducks throw their freshman phenom with the no-hitter.
4/24/2012 6:03:44 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
The first of two nonconference Civil War games this season starts in an an hour. Some fun facts for Pac-12 and PNW baseball fans.
  • Oregon is Oregon State's third most common opponent in baseball and one of its closest.
  • The Beavers have played Washington State 419 times and have a 192-225 record against the Cougars. That's 33 games under, which would take a minimum or 11 years to even.
  • OSU's second most common opponent is Washington, at 417 games, a 228-187 record, or 41 games over, which would take the Huskies at least 14 years to even.
  • But in 312 games against the Ducks, Oregon State has a record of 160-152. Since the teams are playing about five games a year nowadays, two of them nonconference games, Oregon could even this series in just two years. The spread was 11 games just last year, so this is not as unlikely as it once seemed when Oregon reinstated baseball.
  • Since the Ducks were out of the game for 27 years, that was probably about 130 games that the two teams never played, which would have made these Civil War teams each other's most common opponents. As it stands now, if this trend continues, it would probably take another 53 to 54 years before Oregon overtakes Washington and Washington State as Oregon State's most common opponent: In 2066, when the two teams will play the 582nd Civil War baseball game.
4/24/2012 6:58:15 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
NeuLion, yuck. Notice they are using the Oklahoma State logo for Oregon State.
4/24/2012 7:12:08 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Augh! It's worse than just the Okie State logo. Click OSU stats at the bottom and the header says "Oregon State Player Stats"; click the Box Score or the Play-by-Play, and it says "Oklahoma State".

Maybe when the Oregon Owls come to Corvallis, we can see if GameTracker will refer to them as the Oregon Tech Ducks. Fowl is fair, no?
4/24/2012 7:24:46 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
I had to reload the page to see the change. Cool
4/24/2012 7:33:13 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
The Pheenom is gone after 2-plus, with one on, three in, and Conforto at the plate.

Starr with four called strikeouts already. Gonna be a good day.

Reliever beans Conforto on the first pitch. Grrr.
edited by Dodger Matt on 4/24/2012
4/24/2012 7:43:29 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Mike Parker: "Billy Flamion has not come in and put out any fires. In fact, with his name, it's no wonder he has added to them." Applause

RiverDuck, I know this game is probably not gonna be a lot of fun for you, but stick around.

After 2.5 innings: 6-0 Beavers.
4/24/2012 7:47:58 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Yeah, at your worst. I was wondering if this is really the same Ducks who swept ASU, or if this is a machiavellian George Horton evil plan to make us think the Ducks suck in nonconference games so that he can open a can of whoopass for the real games on the last weekend.
4/24/2012 7:56:40 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Riverduck wrote:
I am actually starting to think we are going to win this game..

Toast LOL.
4/24/2012 7:59:13 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Let's see if Housey beans Conforto so he doesn't get another chance to add to his RBI lead.
edited by Dodger Matt on 4/24/2012
4/24/2012 8:00:05 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Did I call that or what?
4/24/2012 8:07:56 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Good night, moon! We'll tell you how it turns out tomorrow.
4/24/2012 8:24:48 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Wow, the Beavers didn't score in that inning. Housey is really dealing it now, with an ERA under 18.0. Haven't seen a Duck pitcher that good all day.
4/24/2012 8:43:54 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
HBP coming up.

Oh, that's right. Nobody was on so they weren't afraid to pitch to him. Base hit.
edited by Dodger Matt on 4/24/2012
4/24/2012 9:00:04 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Sherfy hits a Beaver other than Conforto!
4/24/2012 9:06:29 PM
Topic:
Civil War!

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
Okay Sherfy vs. Tyler Smith. Want to see what happens here.

Sherfy wins that battle. And he'll face Conforto leading off the 9th, again with nobody on base.
edited by Dodger Matt on 4/24/2012
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