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4/10/2014 1:05:29 AM

Dodger Matt
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This week’s games (# = ISR)
  • #7 OSU at #80 WSU
  • #42 Stan at #8 UW
  • #37 UCLA at #145 Ariz
  • #64 Cal at #27 ASU
  • #152 Utah at #73 USC
  • #84 UC Riverside [XR] at #13 Ore
  • #29 Louisville [XL] at #1 Houston [YH]
An example ballot would look like this:
  • OSU 2-1
  • UW 2-1
  • UCLA 2-1
  • ASU 3-0
  • Utah 3-0
  • XR 3-0
  • YH 2-1
Week 9 Series
  • One of the Pac-12’s longest played rivalries heats up in the frigid Palouse as #5 Oregon State battles hot-or-cold Washington State, which is surprisingly tied for third in the conference. These two teams have played each 427 times, with the Cougars holding a 31-game advantage. With a sweep, Oregon State could make Wazzu only the second team it will have beaten at least 200 times. Can you guess the other team?
  • First-place Washington, the season’s biggest surprise, hosts Stanford. The Huskies are ranked among the top 20 teams in the nation (and top ten in some polls). After taking two of three one-run games in dramatic fashion against the Ducks last weekend, it’s hard to think of Stanford as an easier opponent, but reality has not been kind to the Cardinal this year. Because of their tough competition, they still garner a respectable ISR at 42, yet they are in 10th place in the conference with a 3-6 record and are three games under .500 overall.
  • UCLA has a chance to make up ground in the standings on Wazzu and OSU by taking on Arizona in Tucson. At 4-8 and 15-19, this is one of the weakest Wildcats teams in a long time. But they still hit well. Will UCLA’s pitching shut them down? Oregon State’s pitching did...for two of three games.
  • Cal travels to Tempe to play Arizona State. ASU has shown some strength lately. After losing their opening series at home to UW, they’ve rattled off three series victories, at OSU, at UCLA, and against USC. The Bears are under water in conference and overall standings After a promising start with victories over Texas, Cal Poly, Auburn, Baylor, and San Diego, they’ve either been swept (by UCLA and Wazzu) or done the sweeping (Utah) in conference. If I had to pick one of those options this weekend, I’d go with getting swept.
  • The Utes of the One Win take their 1-11 record into LA to see if their wretchedness can continue against the Trojans, who are suffering their own prolonged misery. Both teams have losing conference and overall records.
  • Oregon steps out of conference this week and welcomes the UC Riverside Highlanders to Eugene. UCR has the #41 OBP (.382) and #63 BA (.286), both better than Oregon’s. At 2.89 ERA (#38), the Ducks make up for that deficit when compared to UCR’s 3.60 (#104).
  • Our non-Pac series comes to us by way of some odd thing called the American Athletic Conference, a merger of Big East and Conference USA teams, shortened I’m told to the “American” so they don’t confuse everyone with the AAC (as compared to the ACC). #11 Houston, though tied for second with #10 Louisville at 4-2, sports the nation’s #1 ISR with an overall record of 26-6. Louisville’s record is similar (24-8), and with two top 15 teams, one would expect a good series. Houston’s resume looks good: Two wins over Rice, singles over UCLA, USC, aTm, Texas Tech, and Baylor, with losses Texas, Pepperdine, and TCU. The only notable teams on Louisville’s schedule so far have been Indiana and Kentucky, against whom they are 0-3. Houston has the second best ERA in the nation at 1.79. (For comparison, Oregon State is #8 with 2.15.) Louisville is #64 with 3.21. The Cardinals have a .391 OBP (#21) and .294 BA (#40) compared to Houston’s .375 (#66) and .273 (#117), so it could be another case of great pitching versus great batting.
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4/10/2014 2:21:27 AM

Florida Beaver
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Going for a majority of sweeps 5-2

OSU 3-0
UW 2-1
UCLA 3-0
ASU 3-0
USC 3-0
Ore 2-1
YH 3-0
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4/10/2014 8:40:02 AM

OregonG20
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OSU 3-0
UW 2-1
UCLA 2-1
ASU 3-0
USC 2-1
Ore 2-1
YH 2-1
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4/10/2014 10:38:16 AM

OpihiMan
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OSU 3-0
Stan 2-1
UCLA 2-1
ASU 3-0
USC 2-1
Ore 2-1
YH 2-1
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4/10/2014 3:55:47 PM

WildCard85
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OSU 2-1
Stan 2-1 (my 1st road trip of the year!)
UCLA 2-1
ASU 3-0
USC 2-1
Ore 3-0
YH 2-1
GO CARDINAL !
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4/10/2014 6:21:28 PM

Rowdy
Rowdy
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OSU 2-1
UW 3-0
Ariz 2-1
ASU 3-0
USC 2-1
Ore 3-0
YH 3-0
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4/11/2014 12:54:34 AM

Florida Beaver
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Wow. We are getting smaller every week. Only 6 pickers so far (because DM will make his selections). Kinda disappointing.
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4/11/2014 1:33:47 AM

Dodger Matt
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Yep. I remember when we'd have 20-plus.

OSU 3-0
UW 2-1
Ariz 2-1
ASU 3-0
USC 2-1
Ore 3-0
YH 2-1
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4/11/2014 3:40:17 AM

Florida Beaver
Florida Beaver
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Oh, yeah. The "good old days".

Dodger Matt wrote:
Yep. I remember when we'd have 20-plus.
OSU 3-0
UW 2-1
Ariz 2-1
ASU 3-0
USC 2-1
Ore 3-0
YH 2-1
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4/11/2014 11:28:02 AM

borgguy
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where have all the pickers gone? long time coming, where have all the pickers gone? long time ago.
gone to ballparks every one, when will they ever learn? when will they ever learn? (sung to where have all the flowers gone by Kingston Trio)


OSU 2-1, wazzou is good, and Moore has been a little shaky on Saturday. Wetzler gets school record win 31 on Friday though
UW 3-0, Fuskies are getting a head of steam
UCLA 2-1 too many questions on both sides
ASU 3-0 Cal has shown some fight but ASU is getting things together
USC 2-1 Utah will steal one
Ore 3-0 duckies right the ship against a weaker Non Con foe
YH 2-1

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GO BEAVS!
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4/11/2014 12:07:43 PM

BeaverBob
BeaverBob
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OSU 3-0
UW 2-1
UCLA 2-1
ASU 2-1
USC 2-1
Ore 2-1
YH 2-1
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4/11/2014 1:18:14 PM

Florida Beaver
Florida Beaver
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I would think most on here remember that song, bg....however, if my memory is correct (which is rare these daze) it was long time pa-aassing" instead of long time coming. I think it's more of a football song. If it WAS long time coming, it would be the correct, and perfect, Beaver song. doggy style

borgguy wrote:
where have all the pickers gone? long time coming, where have all the pickers gone? long time ago.
gone to ballparks every one, when will they ever learn? when will they ever learn? (sung to where have all the flowers gone by Kingston Trio)


OSU 2-1, wazzou is good, and Moore has been a little shaky on Saturday. Wetzler gets school record win 31 on Friday though
UW 3-0, Fuskies are getting a head of steam
UCLA 2-1 too many questions on both sides
ASU 3-0 Cal has shown some fight but ASU is getting things together
USC 2-1 Utah will steal one
Ore 3-0 duckies right the ship against a weaker Non Con foe
YH 2-1

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4/11/2014 3:24:55 PM

Riverduck
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OSU 2-1
UW 3-0
UCLA 2-1
ASU 2-1
USC 2-1
Ore 3-0
YH 3-0
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4/11/2014 8:08:17 PM

Florida Beaver
Florida Beaver
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Whoa...this Coug announcer has a HUGE nasal issue. Grates on the nerves like fingernails on a chalkboard
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4/11/2014 9:55:35 PM

BeaverBob
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The Huskies are for real. They beat the Cardinal 6 - 1.
edited by BeaverBob on 4/11/2014
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4/12/2014 1:57:28 AM

Dodger Matt
Dodger Matt
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Day one
  • Wazzu 4, Oregon State 1.
    Wazzu leads series 1-0.
  • Washington 6, Stanford 1.
    Washington leads series 1-0.
  • UCLA 8, Arizona 0.
    UCLA leads series 1-0.
  • Arizona State 3, California 2 (10).
    ASU leads series 1-0.
  • Utah 3, USC 2 (13).
    Utah leads series 1-0.
  • Oregon 7, UC Riverside 2.
    Oregon leads series 1-0.
  • Louisville 4, Houston 2.
    Louisville leads series 1-0.
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4/13/2014 1:03:50 AM

Dodger Matt
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Day two
  • Oregon State 12, Washington State 5.
    Series tied 1-1.
  • Washington 7, Stanford 2.
    Washington leads series 2-0.
  • Arizona 3, UCLA 2.
    Series tied 1-1.
  • Arizona State 4, California 1.
    ASU leads series 2-0.
  • USC 3, Utah 2.
    Series tied 1-1.
  • Oregon 7, UC Riverside 4.
    Oregon leads series 2-0.
  • Louisville 3, Houston 2.
    Louisville leads series 2-0.
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4/13/2014 4:58:59 PM

Dodger Matt
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BeaverBob wrote:
The Huskies are for real. They beat the Cardinal 6 - 1.
edited by BeaverBob on 4/11/2014
With Houston losing the last two games (not to mention today's, which won't register util tomorrow), they have dropped from #1 ISR to #7 (behind #6 OSU). Today's number one ISR?

Washington Huskies.
           Division I   Overall
Rank Rating W L W L SoS Team
    1   124.0   24   6     24   6    22  Washington
2 124.0 28 8 28 8 16 Texas
3 123.1 29 5 29 5 97 Cal Poly
4 122.9 33 4 33 4 155 Louisiana-Lafayette
5 121.8 28 6 28 6 91 South Carolina
6 121.1 26 7 26 7 65 Oregon State
7 121.1 26 8 26 8 34 Houston
8 120.4 26 10 26 10 23 Oregon
9 120.1 26 8 26 8 64 Florida State
10 119.8 25 10 25 10 27 Nevada-Las Vegas

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4/13/2014 5:22:38 PM

Dodger Matt
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Devils one out away from blowing a two-run lead in the 8th and 9th innings and dropping the the third game.

They tie it with an unearned run. Three runners, and no ball left the infield. Well, maybe one dribbled through off the SS's glove. Still a chance for a Devil sweep.
edited by Dodger Matt on 4/13/2014
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4/13/2014 5:42:01 PM

Dodger Matt
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Devil 2B misses a tailor-made 4-6-3 inning-ending DP and the Golden Camels take a 4-3 lead.


...Now 5-3 after a really bad throw to get the runner at home goes sailing to the backstop.
edited by Dodger Matt on 4/13/2014
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