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Baseball at Arkansas, Fri 5/21, 9:45 pm Eastern

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Gatorgal04, May 20, 2021.

  1. gtj31

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    Barco is pitching as well as anyone. He is easily their number 2 starter. Not even a debate. Their number 2’s mom would agree. You are just choosing to see the negative there.

    After Barco, Mace would be their 3. JL and Scott both make the top 4-5 bullpen arms.

    Now the position players... Their lineup is better. Can’t say otherwise.
     
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  2. gatorinmi

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    All weekend these guys have been swinging at balls and watching strikes.
     
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  3. ocalaman

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    Christian Scott was great the first 2/3 of the season, but has given up 7 home runs in the last 12 innings he's pitched and his ERA had doubled from what it was most of the year. From what I've seen, Arkansas has more and better quality arms than Florida. Leftwich has been a huge disappointment this year. He and Mace came into the season as 3rd year weekend starters. Mace has been OK, but not what you would expect from a supposed ace - 4.48 ERA, 80 hits in 80 innings and a .252 batting average against. Barco has been consistently good all year and has clearly been our only truly reliable starter. Except for him, I would take at least 4 Arkansas pitchers over anyone else on our staff - Kopps, Wicklander, Monke and Pallette. And their hitters just battle at the plate and wear the opposing pitchers down. Our guys, for the most part, don't look like they have a clue at the plate most of the time - take strikes over the heart of the plate, wave at balls out of the zone and take too many called 3rd strikes on borderline pitches instead of fighting them off. Just horrible approaches at the plate.
     
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  4. paidinfull

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    Damn, a shot at this staff? But Todd freakin Grantham is beyond reproach with you? Lol
     
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  6. biloxiben

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    If Arkansas wants to play hungover guys, they should put me in the lineup. Instead of a bat, I would take a beer in each hand to the plate and would probably be walked at every at bat. No problem, I would easily be picked off of first base each time!
    And defense? If the the Gators hit it to me, it would be one of those infamous little league inside the park home runs on errors.
    We got this. Put your money on the Gators today.
     
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  7. gtr2x

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    For starters, Barco would easily start for them as they have 1 very good starter, that's it. Probably a few other guys also. They are clearly better, but let's not get carried away. If this series is in Gville it would be tied imo. This team is just a frustratingly bad road team for some reason.
     
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  8. gtr2x

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    I once saw a travel team coach send a hitter to the plate without a bat, he was so mad at him for looking at strikes. Ump didn't know what to do and neither did the pitcher. Kid walked.
     
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  9. 74nole

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    2x—

    You do realize that’s @wingtee, right?:devil:
     
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  10. shane4three

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    Yep, Jack’s fastball was very lively and as well as he was spotting it he needed to stay fastball away to lefties
     
  11. wingtee

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    Probably a few others ??? Lol , give me the list !
     
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  12. wingtee

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    Off topic numbnuts
     
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  13. wingtee

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    You’re opinion but disagree vehemently on our pitching vs theirs
     
  14. paidinfull

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    Did you off topic all the other posts talking about the basketball and football teams in the baseball forum?

    Na, just the one that hit home.
     
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  15. wingtee

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    Dude .. naw I’m not going there with you . I guess your baseball acumen is far superior than mine . I forgot to ask you what organization did you play for ?
     
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  16. wingtee

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    Ur the best Horns , ... lol
     
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  17. gtr2x

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    Think again and have another beer.
     
  18. paidinfull

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    Lol, lighten up Francis. I'm not one of the guys constantly attacking Grantham, just find it a bit hypocrytical you vehemently defend him, but take shots at the baseball staff. Baseball team will likely still be hosting a regional, while Mr Grantham coached arguably the worst defense in UF history.

    Obviously that struck a nerve, cause I didn't see you calling anyone else names or rating off topics for others who brought comparisons to basketball and football. You actually contributed to those off topic conversations.
     
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  19. GatorLurker

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    Last night was hard to take, but things have been going Arky's way all season and they are really good.

    Being awesome and being lucky is what makes a team an NC.
     
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  20. wingtee

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    Strong response !
     
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