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Baseball vs. USF, Tue 5/7, 6:00 pm

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Gatorgal04, May 6, 2019.

  1. ursidman

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    @Matherly87 enjoyed meeting you. Thanks for saying hello tonight - on a good Gator night.
     
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  2. oragator1

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    Pretty much had to have it, and they got it.

    Now they need to conjure up at least 2 out of three this weekend somehow.
     
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  3. GatorLurker

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    Isn't it nice to see a game where we don't walk a bunch of guys?
     
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  4. gatorjjh

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    and we won a replay/review, turned a double play! also threw out runner trying to steal second...
     
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  5. Matherly87

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    Glad to finally meet you Walt. Go Gators!
     
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  6. Matherly87

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    Very happy to see Sully took my advice (ya right) and put someone else in the 4 spot. As I mentioned to @gatorjjh our batting line up now starts with 4 returning regulars recruited out of high school, 1 that came in from JuCo, and then 4 freshmen. Our experience has moved its way to the top. Now if we can just get McConnell moved into the 3 spot. Come on Sully I know you can do it. HA
     
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  7. 74nole

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    2x—

    Baseball—can be a strange and unforgiving thing—I guess that’s why we love it so—
     
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  8. 74nole

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    Just think guys and gals—

    What if we would’ve had a triple???;)
     
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  9. wingtee

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    As well as golf Horns. A cruel mistress indeed.
     
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  10. gatorbogey

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    Yeah, but when I shank a shot: it typically results in disaster - not a double down the line! Although, there have been times when i *flushed* my best shot - resulting in airmailing the green and into trouble. Typically, in golf, great strokes are rewarded.
     
  11. The_Graygator

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    It was USF, a team we have absolutely no business losing to. SEC competition is another question entirely...
     
  12. GatorLurker

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    The strike zone changes between SEC and USF games?
     
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  13. shane4three

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    I think Specht’s last 2-3 outings have been impressive. I think last weekend against Georgia he had two excellent outings in fact I thought his 3-4 innings he pitched were better than both Mace and Jack. Hoping to see him start against Ut but know it probably won’t happen.
     
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  14. shane4three

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    Response to Lurk:

    While I agree, I’d say the bigger thing is Mace walked 7. Others haven’t been sharp at all but I’ll say it our #1-2 are really struggling. Mace did something no Gator pitcher has done in a long long time.

    Specht’s last 3-4 outings have been very impressive. I saw nasty against Georgia and not sure why Sully isn’t stretching him out.
     
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  15. GatorLurker

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    My wife always asks me what does the manager say to the pitcher when he gets to the mound and I always say "Throw strikes as far away from the bat as possible."

    It is a joke, but it is the essence of pitching when down in the count.

    You can get far away from the bat with location and you can get far away from the bat with speed. If you do both the batter looks like an idiot, but will remember what you did for next time. Then a good pitcher uses that against them.

    I never got to the point pitching where I would see an opposing hitter a huge number of times, but it is probably a similar mind game.

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    If you can fool them with thinking they are getting the pitch they want with a nasty change-up that goes out of the zone you don't necessarily have to throw a strike. But you have to have a history of throwing fastballs in that count to make it work. Not all hitters are stupid. I actually like that some could think because I wanted them to do that.
     
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  16. wingtee

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    Done it all bogey. Some days I stripe it down the middle , then can’t hit a green at 125y. Sometimes my drive can be in the rough and somehow scramble to find the green. For me to score I have to hit a green because my wedge play right now is horrific. Shot an 86 today but I fill the card up with needless wasted strokes. 5 double bogeys today.I can’t figure it out and apparently never will. But I’ll be out there the next day thinking I can. Need to start hammering some cold beer but I don’t drink while playing.
     
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  17. 74nole

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    I was thinking @wingtee, just pick that lil’ white ball up and take it for a ride in your cart with your ice chest until the pressure’s off—

    Life’s too short, it’s all good.....:cool:
     
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  18. wingtee

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    Wish I had That DNA and wish I had your physical gifts . Life would have been easier. I had to play with the perverbial chip on my shoulder and still do. Friggin scrap for a dog bone .
     
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  19. GatorLurker

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    To shoot an 86 you must have hit some good shots.

    Just think about them and forget the bad ones.

    OK, you have to remember the bad shots when writing down your number of strokes for the hole, but then erase them from your brain.
     
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  20. GatorLurker

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    Does the chip on your shoulder impact your swing?
     
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