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5/11/2011 6:39:05 PM

Dodger Matt
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Not a lot of exciting series this weekend (looking at them on paper). Cal has a bye, and UCLA is playing nonconference foe CS Bakersfield. All four of the conference series have upper rank teams visiting lower ranked teams. So there's no single “gotta watch that” series of ranked opponents, IMHO. This week's games:
  • Ariz at WSU
  • Stan at Ore
  • ASU at USC
  • OSU at UW
  • CSB at UCLA
Arizona visits the Palouse. The Wildcats got three near-real-game-experience practice sessions last week against some group of college students known mysteriously as “Alcorn State”, so the Cats are rested. Wazzu, OTOH, suffered yet another disappointing series loss to a pretty good (but not great) UNLV team. I keep thinking, with Wazzu's talent, that they will have to break out soon and string together a good three-game series one of these days. This could be it. If not, they're done...maybe already. (Programming note: This series runs Saturday through Monday.)

Stanford in Eugene. Yes, the Cardinal swept UW last week, in Palo Alto. But it wasn't that easy, even though UW is the worst team in the league. Twice the Huskies were ahead late and their bullpen was called on to put out fires with gasoline. Oregon's bullpen has also given away some games late, but they have better arms than UW. If they could only score a few runs....

ASU is probably the hottest team in the league now...hard to bet against them. If you look at where the Pac-10 coaches thought USC would be at the beginning of the season and compare to where they are now, you'd say they have overachieved. But is that enough for a “good, rebuilding” year? Do they have at least one well-rounded competitive game in them for this weekend?

Oregon State owns a 224-185 all-time edge over Washington, but the Huskies, even in bad years, have had a habit of taking at least one from the Beavers. This is one of those bad years for them (and it's a very good year for the Beavs), but they have narrowly missed beating some very good teams, such as Stanford last week, on the road, twice.

Cal State Bakersfield still has an outside shot to make the field of 64 in their first year of eligibility, but they have to win all 10 of their remaining games (according to Boyd). Whom do they play? Nine of their last ten games are against UCLA, Fresno, Cal Poly.
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5/13/2011 11:01:10 AM

Florida Beaver
Florida Beaver
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have you noticed, without the trolls on here and ignorants (or mostly ignorants at least), there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of traffic? This is nice!

And hey, CDinSV, you kinda qualify as you ARE left coast west coast ball. Besides, I think somewhere in the charter we voted on for this topic string, there are rules that allow for the inclusion of all voters that are nice and humble in their approach to their picks (even you riverduck LOL). Kinda nice to see more non-Beaver fans here picking! Getting lopsided heavy for the Beavs.

This is so dam exciting!!!!
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5/14/2011 2:11:56 PM

YellowlabOSU
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Susac at catcher today. His first at bat is a 2 run homer. Rodriguez is also back in the lineup.
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5/15/2011 4:40:27 PM

BeaverBeliever20
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USC beats ASU 6-2. Beavers stay two games up on the Sun Devils. Great news for the Beavers.
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5/15/2011 6:53:59 PM

BeaverBob
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borgguy wrote:
BeaverBeliever20 wrote:
USC beats ASU 6-2. Beavers stay two games up on the Sun Devils. Great news for the Beavers.



thank goodness!!! of course now that has me worried about next week when we play said trojans.

just gotta remember that our magic number to clinch a tie for the pac 10 is 3, if we sweep USC it doesnt matter what ASU does and we get at least a share of the conference.


I hear Trojans aren't very reliable, have a high error rate, and also have a tendancy to have holes in their defense.
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