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Baseball at Miami, Sun 2/23, 1:00 pm

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Gatorgal04, Feb 22, 2020.

  1. gtr2x

    gtr2x GC Hall of Fame

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    Great series sweep. Think canes pitching will get them to postseason.

    Gator pitching looks much improved, especially the starters. Up the middle D looks much better also starting with the catching.
     
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  2. gatorbogey

    gatorbogey GC Hall of Fame

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    3 critical keys:
    1. Improved pitching
    2. Solid catching. Reliable.
    3. Good D up the middle.
    get those, with a lineup that can produce, and you can see why we are 8-0 and probably, likely will be #1 in the polls.
     
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  3. wingtee

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    Toughen up on 2 strike counts. I know Miami pitching is outstanding but 15 strikeouts are usually too Much to overcome but clutch hitting will neutralize that in which they did
     
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  4. ApexNC

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    Love it!
     
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  5. wingtee

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    Looks like me today
     
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  6. lizardbreath

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    Just in case someone hasn't already said this - It's Great to be a Florida Gator!
     
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  7. eastowest

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  8. gtr2x

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    Also, think we are only now down 3 in the overall series record. Never thought that would happen pre Sully. He definitely has their #.
     
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  9. Matherly87

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    After last year, consider me impressed. This pitching staff is like night and day difference.
     
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  10. GatorLurker

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    Good pitching will always stop good hitting and vice-versa.

    Casey Stengel
     
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  11. GatorLurker

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    The Gators played with great poise so they could take advantage when opportunities arose. Miami looked to be a little tight.
     
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  12. insuragator

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    For some reason I just went out and SWEPT the driveway
     
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  13. The_Graygator

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    I rate teams in six categories:

    From best to last...
    Elite
    Great
    Very good
    Good
    Average
    Bad

    Now, I dont think there is an elite team in college baseball right now, but at this time, I will say that I think UF is a "great" team and the best one in the country, at least at this time. That could change of course. If this was Omaha right now with the way we are playing, watch out.

    Miami is a "very good" team imo. Not quite on our level at this time, but I think they'll improve as the season wears on.

    What I liked so much about today?

    No drop off, no complacency, no mailing it in... Our kids jumped out 3 - 0 on Miami quickly and always led the game.

    Now, I hope to see little or no drop-off in our mid-week contests. I want to see this killer instinct continue.
     
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  14. crescent_beach

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    Anyone catch what post-game chant the team did in the dugout? Couldn’t hear it clearly nor see it from the stands. Perhaps it’s something they do after every win... but it really seems like this team has some great chemistry.
     
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  15. Bear1974

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    I won't discriminate against I posted today inside the insider bullden today.

    I thought there would be issues today but I also said the success today would be a function of the starting pitching performance. The kid did not pitch last Sunday but we threw him out there today to see what he had.

    You could not have asked more of what the kid did today pitching wise. He has mental fortitude with spades.

    I don't think people get how big a deal this type of sweep is in terms of them being ranked that high and we basically took a broom stick and shoved it where the sun don't shine.

    Today is better than eating a free shrimp dinner.

    We basically peed on their head,then kicked them in their rear end, kicked them in the other place and then for good measure stole away their super model girl friend away at their homebase.

    They deserve it. No body don't tell you otherwise. Scum deserves to lose to UF. That is part of the 10 commandments.

    Also winning a series like this just tells me their mental fortitude will be there for the up and downs of this season barring no body gets significantly injured.
     
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  16. 74nole

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    87—

    Everything about experience, both good (growth/maturity) and bad (hard knocks/failures) have the capability to change you into a better, stronger player—(stronger both physically and mentally)—

    Our guys seem to be on the right track—
     
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  17. returntono1

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    Thankyou Gal ! Was unable to follow except here and there. You gave me all I needed. SWEEP ....
     
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  18. Bear1974

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  19. deathroll

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    We just went 3 and 0 against the number 1 team in the Nation, on their field! That's a BFD boys and girls. Add in the fact that it was UM and it becomes a special kind of fun. Wow! A long way to go, but you can't start much better than we've just started. Great stuff. Great Gators stuff.
     
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  20. shane4three

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    Young was awesome

    Defense was solid

    Rivera’s already good for his age but could be an all American before he leaves.

    Jordan Butler May need more AB’s

    starting pitching was filthy. Mace pitched his best game as a Gator, Jack was very good and Barco could not have been better today.

    Specht and Cabarcas were huge. Don’t discount Sully’s confidence in Ben. When He’s confident he’s good with the potential to be very good.

    last and most importantly the chemistry on this team is special. Keep in mind Calilao, Lang, and Brady ain’t hitting much and we still swept a team that runs out a 1-2 starting pitching tandem that’s too 5 in the country.
     
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