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Discussion in 'Around the Horn - Baseball & Men's Gator Sports!' started by WESGATORS, May 24, 2014.
Offense has 3 outs to put up at least 2 runs.
I thought Whitson did well today too.
I don't like that we're down 2 - 0 in the 9th and might not win this but we have to also look at the overall picture too... a lot of other posters made some good comments about risking getting anyone hurt over garbage time today. It was probably a good idea to play several pitchers.
Hope we can somehow pull it out in the bottom of the 9th though. The bats have sort of gone a little quiet again to day too, and I understand the arguments about facing good pitching, but they have to be able to produce against good pitching too.
LSU is one of the few programs that think the SECT is a big deal.
Would have been nice to win it since we were there but really pleased with how well this team played over the 5 days.
Bats seem to go dead when we get away from what we do offensively - using the bunt as an offensive weapon.
Gator pitching was great today. Not going to win many games when your team can't score a run in 9 innings. Yes LSU had good pitching, but at some point in the CWS, there will be good pitching.
A very good outing by a guy we're going to need in the tourney.
I'm satisfied with going 3-2 in the SECT; there was really nothing to be gained or lost for us in the final.
I like the way you think.
Including by us; there are going to be pitchers at this level who shut teams down, and every team has been victimized by one or more during a season.
We just need to make sure we can avoid that happening and hopefully bring title No.1 finally to Gainesville.
Hey, I see no reason for us not to make it to Omaha. lol
I'm so glad the SEC doesn't deal championships out the way the ACC does. Georgia Tech finished 14-16 in ACC play this year, but they went 4-1 over the past week including wins over Maryland (15-14 in ACC play), Clemson (15-14 in ACC play), and Wake Forest (15-15 in ACC play) and they get to call themselves 2014 ACC Champs.
That's a travesty. Think of all those players who excelled for the last 4 months getting nothing for their effort, while some team that played well for a week takes home a title... truly a disgrace.
Frankly I'm about as pleased as I can be with what they've done so far; I never anticipated a team this young playing this well so soon anyway... I had already resigned myself to the notion that next season would be the one where it all came together.
I'm proud to see Karsten do so well today. We will need him to stand strong down the play off stretch. The SEC tourney has always beaten up the teams @ the end of the regular season. So many extra innings on arms that are going to the playoffs anyway. The important thing is winning the season championship and seeding well for the NCAA tourney. Looks like a good time for the Gators to be peaking. Go Gators!
Good to hear from ya, brother! We already have our regional tickets in hand, I don't recall that ever happening prior to the announcements being made.
UF did well coming from initial defeat from uk. Our hitting remains suspect, but pitching and D solid. Big question for today, why no sacrifice bunts? 3 times we had a runner on first but elected not to bunt him to second. Just curious as why not?
UF dropped to 3 in the RPI after losing to LSU:
4. Florida State
5. Louisiana Lafayette
I'd give the 1 national seed to UF, but unlike the ESPN announcers today and Kendall Rogers of Perfect Game, I'm not convinced the NCAA selection committee will give it to UF because of 21 losses which includes losses to some teams we should have beaten (FAMU/Florida Gulf Coast/Florida Atlantic). My reasons for giving UF the overall #1 national seed:
1. Played more and beat more top 25 and top 50 teams than anyone in the nation.
2. Won the conference championship of the most talented and deepest conference in college baseball.
3. Had the #1 SOS in the nation.
4. Had the #1 non-conference SOS in the nation.
My hope for tomorrow is that the NCAA selection committee doesn't match up UF and Miami in a super regional. I'd like to play Miami again, but in the CWS.
You'd have better luck hoping for low humidity.
15-10 record vs. RPI Top 25 teams, 25-15 vs. RPI Top 50, and 32-19 vs. RPI Top 100.
That's tough to beat; nobody else has a remotely similar resume.
Most of the other teams vying for the #1 seed haven't even played 25 teams in the Top 50, much less beaten 25 of them.
UVA is 14-8 against the Top 50. Indiana is 9-7. FSU is 14-13. OrSU is 13-5. And Lou-La is 3-1
Well played game today...good pitching and good defense, just one bad pitch was the difference. Still pretty impressive that UF swept LSU earlier in the season. They have a lot of talent.
Best thing about the tourney was seeing Karsten excel today, both for his future and the teams. If he pitches like that going forward the GaTors chances improve greatly and so do his pro chances.