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eyenoall

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One would think run ruling your rival was the true killer instinct.
1janiedough

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good lord...ucla already hit a 3 run homer 3-zip.
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Well I guess I wasn't surprised at what happened last night.  We all knew number two is not ready for real pitching against quality teams.  And she only had one strikeout.  You have to pitch, not just throw hard against well coached teams, especially ones that have batted against you since middle school.

But in fairness to her any pitcher on the mound should be able to count on her batters for a minimum of two to three runs.  If you hold the opponent to two runs we should win 90% of those games.  If it is three we should win 75% of those games.  We can't score.  Where is Larry?

I tried watching last night for any adjustments by Mike.  Seven of the first nine batters took first pitch.  For the second night in a row we again were regularly down 0-1 or 0-2.  Did anyone see any adjustments?  No bunting.  No player substitution even a pitch hitter.  No Eva on to run for us.  Where are our coaches?  Players are having less than stellar outings and talented players on the bench sit and watch knowing they are not going to be called on to help.  Heck I would have sat all the starters the bottom of the sixth and let the subs get some playing time.  The subs would have been overjoyed and maybe the starters would wake up.

I am so angry at our coaches, except for Lowe,  I am going to call the coaches out.  One parent who likes to talk a lot contacted me really upset.  They said Mike had to send out some email last night to all the players apologizing for what he said or other actions because he was so upset after the game.  If this is true, and I will verify it in the next few weeks, we really have hit a new low.  Bad coaching.

All we have to do is win one game to win the PAC 12.  We are in serious jeopardy of not accomplishing that goal because of bad coaching in previous weeks and the UCLA coaches making Mike and Arizona, look funny.


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Well I guess I wasn't surprised at what happened last night. Me neither.  We all knew number two is not ready for real pitching against quality teams.  She's spotty, seems like more "off" vs. good teams than "on." And she only had one strikeout.  You have to pitch, not just throw hard against well coached teams, especially ones that have batted against you since middle school. YUP.

But in fairness to her any pitcher on the mound should be able to count on her batters for a minimum of two to three runs.  If you hold the opponent to two runs we should win 90% of those games.  If it is three we should win 75% of those games.  We can't score.  UCLA was prepared to shut the Cats down - and they executed very well. Where is Larry?

I tried watching last night for any adjustments by Mike.  Seven of the first nine batters took first pitch.  For the second night in a row we again were regularly down 0-1 or 0-2.  Did anyone see any adjustments?  No bunting.  No player substitution even a pitch hitter.  No Eva on to run for us.  Where are our coaches?  Players are having less than stellar outings and talented players on the bench sit and watch knowing they are not going to be called on to help. This pissed me off - obviously (to me, a nobody though) if starters aren't getting it done in the second game either, it's time to see Floyd and Martinez and Krist. Heck I would have sat all the starters the bottom of the sixth and let the subs get some playing time.  The subs would have been overjoyed and maybe the starters would wake up.

I am so angry at our coaches, except for Lowe,  I am going to call the coaches out.  One parent who likes to talk a lot contacted me really upset.  They said Mike had to send out some email last night to all the players apologizing for what he said or other actions because he was so upset after the game.  If this is true, and I will verify it in the next few weeks, we really have hit a new low.  Bad coaching.

All we have to do is win one game to win the PAC 12.  We are in serious jeopardy of not accomplishing that goal because of bad coaching in previous weeks and the UCLA coaches making Mike and Arizona, look funny.



They seem to have imploded under the pressures of being a top five team, and their implosion indicates they are not a top five team. But what counts here on out is what they do in this last regular season game and more important, in the post season.

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Game 3 starting, no changes in the Arizona defense.
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3 hits and harper grand slammy!
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3 hits and harper grand slammy!


Cats need to keep the pressure on, especially if they put Garcia in. Cats want a serious run-rule after 5 to save face.

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Oh, puhhhlease, ain't anyone going in the circle that will jeopardize Arizona's chance of winning this game
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Or maybe she wanted the senior to start on senior day? [confused]No?
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OK.... let's go with that
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Im here front row woohoo!
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OK.... let's go with that
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Im here front row woohoo!


enjoy - GO CATS
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Oh, puhhhlease, ain't anyone going in the circle that will jeopardize Arizona's chance of winning this game


That. Is. Just. Wrong.

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You know what I mean, Arizona is on a mission and will not be denied by ANYONE!!! [wink]

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Cats need  lot more runs. Now.
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Cats need  lot more runs. Now.


They have seen Tama'ilo twice already and still cant adjust!
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They have seen Tama'ilo twice already and still cant adjust!


Ugh.

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SNM - one adjustment so far. Edior RH hit for Statman LH.

Next in T4, Watson runs for Kati.

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Have to chuckle at the mid-inning interview with KIP. I'm not sure I've ever seen a coach announce on national TV that they have conceded the game that is currently in progress. She said ya know what, what I'm happy about is we won the first 2, and the post-season is coming up - which we are looking forward to. Said they were going to celebrate their seniors today regardless.   


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Bruins need to change pitchers NOW. 
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Have to chuckle at the mid-inning interview with KIP. I'm not sure I've ever seen a coach announce on national TV that they have conceded the game that is currently in progress. She said ya know what, what I'm happy about is we won the first 2, and the post-season is coming up - which we are looking forward to. Said they were going to celebrate their seniors today regardless.   

It was Comedy Central
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Up 7-0 and you don't take the out??  Never seen anything so idiotic.  
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Congrats to the Cats on their PAC-12 title.  You now have the honor for the rest of your life.  We all know how hard you work and the difficulties involved.  Enjoy.

I am so happy Mike followed my advice and finally did some coaching.  Just kidding, about following my advice.

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Congrats from a Utes fan as well. At least we made it interesting for a while.
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http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/19397613/2017-ncaa-softball-arizona-wildcats-prepare-make-run-women-college-world-series

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Congrats to T. Statman and all the other Pac 12 Student-Athletes.

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Regionals went as expected with no major problems. Our pitchers had a week off and were rested. I hope the super regionals go as smoothly.  The real test is near.  i think we will win in two and then on to the WCWS.

I just watched the Florida-Alabama game.  One of my strong concerns is how we handle the bunt.  We did a great job of slapping but when you get to the WCWS the field will not be as hard and dry.  Can we bunt?  Time will tell. And I bet we get bunt on a lot...when they are not looking for the change up.

We will not, in my opinion, go far at the WCWS trying to hit the home run as the difference. Again wet air.  

Sad to see Palomino hurt again.  We will miss her post season.

And how far can Tooley go? No one else is prepared to carry the load.  I don't understand that at all.  Bad prep in my opinion.  

So let's see what adjustments are made this weekend, not only for Baylor but also hopefully for the world series.

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I learned much watching the UCLA - Ole Miss game.  Watching the batters adjust in the box,  appear to swing to hit a location, and not trying to hit the home run was basic but not something visible at Arizona.  

Actually what I realize I am seeing what is taught by coaches from t-ball on.  Just don't see it at Arizona.  Way too talented players who just dominate.  Let'sse when others catch up.  I am afraid they will.

Time of the year to be nervous.  I guess I will talk to myself.

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Don't tweak, nothing you can can do except show up and cheer on the Cats. If you're not there, send good vibes.

The team isn't perfect to any one us Cats fans, but they had a pretty good year. Won some close games, came from behind a time or three, and played well on the road and neutral.

Outfield looks fine, even without Palomino (she's still an x-factor in the dugout). Perez is focused. Watson appears ready, and God is she fast. Ashleigh is making the plays and has a good bat.

Infield is fine too. Only weakness like you said is that maybe Kati doesn't have the bunt coverage range that LY did. But Reyna, Mo, Deja, and Harper have those tools.

I'd love to see Tooley be effective and keep her pitch count down. She did last weekend. Taylor had a solid last game in the circle.

Seems pretty good to me. Let 'em play, they know how.

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