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1janiedough

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It's kind of a bummer that Az is playing Purdue and BYU again this year at Mary Nutter when they played them both last year at the Wildcat Invitational.
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It's kind of a bummer that Az is playing Purdue and BYU again this year at Mary Nutter when they played them both last year at the Wildcat Invitational.


What is really a bummer is that Boowling in 3 years had not done anything good against Oregon, UCLA, Washingon and ASU.
While Floyd did beat ASU and got lucky against Oklahoma.
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What is really a bummer is that Boowling in 3 years had not done anything good against Oregon, UCLA, Washingon and ASU. While Floyd did beat ASU and got lucky against Oklahoma.


I wonder if either of those 2 pitchers had a great on staff pitching coach, if their careers would have been any better, or if their potential was just not that high for P5 conference competition?
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I wonder if either of those 2 pitchers had a great on staff pitching coach, if their careers would have been any better, or if their potential was just not that high for P5 conference competition?


I believe they were recruited very early as well. But who knows They were very good at one point in time before college
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Look forward to seeing the Cats at the top of the Pac-12! Hoping that this is finally their year! Bring on Oregon, Washington, UCLA and Utah. Looks like a great season out west.
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No bunt by Louisville with no out and two on in the 6th, down 5-3
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Just get an out there, Arizona.

What I hate there is that it is a FC, but it should be an error. There was an easy out for the pitcher and it wasn't registered

EDIT: O'Toole renders such folly moot.... great work there
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Tough loss against FSU.  It seems to me that years ago the Wildcats' fielding was pretty much flawless.  Lately, we have lost far too many games due to errors.  In our last three championship seasons, we had around 40 errors/season.  In 2015 & 2015 we had 70 and 62 respectively, and that's over fewer games.  Fielding is hard work, but it is also what separates the good from the great, and what cost us the game against FSU.

Encouraging signs: 5 hits against a great lefty.  For a long time we just couldn't seem to hit a good lefty.  The Cats played toe-to-toe with a top-five team.  I do think this team is for real. 

Other thoughts: I wish we played a more competitive team right before facing FSU.  Facing weak pitching does not prepare you well for facing one of the best pitchers in the country.
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Tough loss against FSU.  It seems to me that years ago the Wildcats' fielding was pretty much flawless.  Lately, we have lost far too many games due to errors.  In our last three championship seasons, we had around 40 errors/season.  In 2015 & 2015 we had 70 and 62 respectively, and that's over fewer games.  Fielding is hard work, but it is also what separates the good from the great, and what cost us the game against FSU.


I didn't see the game but I was puzzled when I saw the Cats' lineup on Twitter. Wondered why Hughes wasn't starting at 2B and why Watson wasn't in RF.

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Encouraging signs: 5 hits against a great lefty.  For a long time we just couldn't seem to hit a good lefty.
Five hits is 'hitting' a lefty?
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Other thoughts: I wish we played a more competitive team right before facing FSU.  Facing weak pitching does not prepare you well for facing one of the best pitchers in the country.


Not necessarily. Ragin Cajuns often have a totally cupcake pre-conference schedule and play some not-so-great competition in conference, but their bats are usually pretty good when they face strong teams.

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I didn't see the game but I was puzzled when I saw the Cats' lineup on Twitter. Wondered why Hughes wasn't starting at 2B and why Watson wasn't in RF.


BlueSky-
Told that the winning run scored caused nobody covered 1st base
as Carranco tossed the ball.
If this is true why give Carranco the error.
Candrea has players playing out of their normal positions.
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Never should have been thrown. Period
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I was there.  King had the Cats intimidated because she had that look in her eye, the look of command, with a fundamentally sound defense behind her, while O'Toole, as brilliant as she was and as in the same command as King was, had a team behind her that looked scared because they were finally playing some competition.  I agree with the assessment that Wildcat errors are far more common than they used to be.  Watson isn't playing because she just isn't very good.  The only thing she has is speed.

The Cats had runners on second in the first 2 innings (I think first two) but in 4 of 7 innings had scoring position, and the batter froze each time looking at strikes and behind in the count and then swinging at poor pitches.  Also, the Cats, when they did hit the ball, they were hit right to the infielders or high pop ups to the outfield until the last inning or 2, then the contact was much more solid.  Palomino swung at a terrible third strike to end the game with Perez on 2nd after she absolutely blistered a ball to the outfield.  Mauga is either on or off and it looks like she is starting to be off...unfortunately.  Mulipola is awesome.  Harper smacks the crap out of the ball and will be great, but she abandoned 1st base and Carranco threw to an empty base, FSU scores.  The crowd was like wtf just happened there!  Boooo Az!

Again, O'Toole was brilliant.  That chick has really upped her game this year, and from when I first saw her at SDSU 3 years ago...not even the same pitcher.
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SS playing second and another SS playing first for the 1st time
Candrea put Wilson at first then
The sucker should have done the same with Palomino
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BlueSky- Told that the winning run scored caused nobody covered 1st base as Carranco tossed the ball. If this is true why give Carranco the error. Candrea has players playing out of their normal positions.


Yeah ZTE, Candrea is notorious for moving players around (Mauga in RF last year, Wilson at 1B, DelPonte at SS as a senior, etc) but without seeing the play, it sounds like the scorekeeper judged it an error:

14.21.1 An error is charged against any fielder for each misplay (that is, fielding,
wild throws, missed catches on good throws) that prolongs the life of a batter
(causes one or more pitches to be thrown) or a base runner or permits a base
runner to advance.

14.21.8 An error is charged when an unnecessary throw allows a runner to
advance.

14.22.2 [No error is charged] When there is a mental mistake. Throwing to the wrong base is considered a mental mistake.

but she didn't throw to the wrong base...so probably an error.




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It was ruled an error because Warren went to second base. The only nonsensical part of the scoring was the awarding of an RBI
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It was ruled an error because Warren went to second base. The only nonsensical part of the scoring was the awarding of an RBI


Can see why Reyna got the error
Harper sure screwed up by not being at first.
Carranco eats the ball and saves Harper's bacon.
Just saw the crap someone compiled on the FSU web site on the game
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Did anyone else in the Pac-12 bat better than 11 for 13 with 11 rbi last week?
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Even the Pac, which has made a cottage industry of f***ing these up... even they can't fall out of the boat and miss the ocean on mercado ' s weekend
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Am I the only one who thinks its dumb to make such a big deal about a team when they have played one of the weakest schedules so far. FSU is the ONLY quality team AZ has played and even then they did not see the ACE pitcher.
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A quality lefty against arizona is more of an ace than an equal righty imo
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Am I the only one who thinks its dumb to make such a big deal about a team when they have played one of the weakest schedules so far. FSU is the ONLY quality team AZ has played and even then they did not see the ACE pitcher.


I think King may make her case this year to be Burroughs superior, or surpass her.  I was there at the game.  And Jc, dude, why do you hate Az so much?  You should be HAPPY to see them get back to where they belong after such a drought, ffs!  I am very happy to see the job Alameda has done at FSU!
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O'Toole beat Texas 3-0 and yesterday McQuillin came out on top 2-1
3rd game at noon today
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Cats have eight road games next week before conference play starts, but only one v. ranked teams - Oklahoma.
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Cats have eight road games next week before conference play starts, but only one v. ranked teams - Oklahoma.


That OK vs AZ game will be HUGE for both teams.   AZ needs to show they are back near the top, and OK needs to stop the bleeding, so to speak.  I'm guessing Parker vs. O'Toole but will either coach mix it up and go Lowary vs. McQuillan?
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That OK vs AZ game will be HUGE for both teams.   AZ needs to show they are back near the top, and OK needs to stop the bleeding, so to speak.  I'm guessing Parker vs. O'Toole but will either coach mix it up and go Lowary vs. McQuillan?


I'm thinking Floyd will see more innings over the weekend and use Nancy and Taylor to give Tooley a little break. Then Candrea (hopefully) can have Tooley, McQ, and Nancy rested for Tuesday morning. After that game, they need to think fast about Long Beach State if they deviated from their plan...

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I'm thinking Floyd will see more innings over the weekend and use Nancy and Taylor to give Tooley a little break. Then Candrea (hopefully) can have Tooley, McQ, and Nancy rested for Tuesday morning. After that game, they need to think fast about Long Beach State if they deviated from their plan...



It was troubling to watch the Cats barely sweep Texas, I mean they should have blown them out at least one game, but they barely scored any runs in all 3 games...it's not a good sign going into conference play.  Texas is not that good.
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This means your Wildcats are not that good with the stick
Expect them to lose to the Sooners
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This means your Wildcats are not that good with the stick Expect them to lose to the Sooners


Not so fast, ZTE. Big game for both teams, neutral field. I think it will come down to who wants the W the most.

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