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silent_no_more

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if arizona wins out, they clinch. If arizona loses one, utah needs to go 6-0. If arizona loses 2, utah needs to go 5-1 or better. If arizona gets swept, utah wins with a 5-1 finish. If arizona gets swept and utah loses more than 1, oregon wins with a sweep of stanford... if arizona is swept and oregon loses at least once at stanford utah wins with a 4-2 finish


Thanks for the breakdown.  i was never any good with math.

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I think the Utes will lose one game in Corvallis this weekend.
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How many do you see Utah losing to Washington?
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How many do you see Utah losing to Washington?


I think the Utes will lose one at home vs. Huskies

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At least UCLA has plenty to play for. At fifth place in the pac, a sweep could technically get them all the way to second. Fifth place in the pac possibly has you traveling for supers, second or third would not
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At least UCLA has plenty to play for. At fifth place in the pac, a sweep could technically get them all the way to second. Fifth place in the pac possibly has you traveling for supers, second or third would not


A huge factor and the main one why I predict UCLA 2, Arizona 1 this weekend. Other reason is home field advantage. Other minor reasons are the rivalry and recent performance of Arizona pitchers.

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Who do you like in the Ky Derby?
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Always Dreaming in a cakewalk.........
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My longshot
Trainer Steve Asmussen, right, leads Kentucky Derby entrant Hence, a rider Angel Garcia out onto the track for a morning workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, May 4, 2017. The Kentucky Derby horse race is set for Saturday, May 6. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)
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Irish War Cry second.........
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Always Dreaming........

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11,500 workers at the Derby with 167,000 attendees expected
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I think the Utes will lose one game in Corvallis this weekend.



I do too...if OSU shakes last weekend off, that is.
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Trainer Steve Asmussen, right, leads Kentucky Derby entrant Hence, a rider Angel Garcia out onto the track for a morning workout at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., Thursday, May 4, 2017. The Kentucky Derby horse race is set for Saturday, May 6. (AP Photo/Garry Jones)




Hi ZTE!
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Cats getting their butts kicked, 0-4, B5.
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5 zip now...what the hell?  Is Tooley just losing it at the end of the season?
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5 zip now...what the hell?  Is Tooley just losing it at the end of the season?


Seems like Cats are not as prepared as UCLA

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jesus ucla continues to intimidate and dominate arizona.  8-zip...bowling AGAIN gives up a bomb that finishes the run rule.
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Not the nail-biter most expected.
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Az seriously lacks that killer instinct...seriously.  dominated for 7 years by ucla, not just run ruled but shut out...averaging nearly 8 runs per game.  
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So Arizona is now 6-4 in their last 11 games, with 2 of those wins coming vs New Mexico St.  Not looking like the dominant team they were 3 weeks ago.
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when they dont score first  the game is in jeopardy.  lol.  fearful rather than fearless.
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So Arizona is now 6-4 in their last 11 games, with 2 of those wins coming vs New Mexico St.  Not looking like the dominant team they were 3 weeks ago.


Looks a little better than Alabama in my view.



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So Arizona is now 6-4 in their last 11 games, with 2 of those wins coming vs New Mexico St.  Not looking like the dominant team they were 3 weeks ago.


Hence, the PAC 12 GAUNTLET.

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Seems like Cats are not as prepared as UCLA


Ugh.  Disgusting.  It is UCLA. our most hated rival in softball.  And we were not motivated and badly outcoached.We were going through the motions and nothing changed.  I bet the coach is mad but it should begin with himself.   UCLA was much better prepared.

It begins in my mind with UCLA resting Garcia against Stanford a week ago.  I said weeks ago he is overusing our ace pitcher and the wear is starting to show.  I talked to a friend at UCLA who was at the game and they weren't impressed by our very talented pitcher.  They mentioned about how she lives and dies by the change up and it was obvious in the first inning that that was the pitch that was going to be thrown over and over again.  My response is that she counters well with change of speed.  The response I got was what change of speed?  And I was asked what other pitches she has.  Take away the change up and I realize it is a difficult question to answer, especially when she is tired.

We now have to bring up bad coaching, both Stacy and Mike.  Who is calling those pitches?  Bad pitch calling.  Why is the replacement pitcher not ready?  Not surprising given the lack of innings.  And as Janie points out, this is not the first time this has happened at UCLA.  UCLA knew what to look for and when she threw it they clocked it. Smart coaching.

And I have often expressed concern over our other teams bunting against us.  Thank god UCLA is truly crappy at bunting.  But if they had been good another weakness would have been exposed.  They knew it and tried.  We had zero adjustments.

The motivation of our players and the ability to adjust, either individually or under coaches order, was nil.  Why if you can't hit Garcia then try something else like bunting.  Inexcusable.  Especially against UCLA.

I read Mike said the team all just plain played poorly.  I hope he puts the coaching at the top of that list.

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5 zip now...what the hell?  Is Tooley just losing it at the end of the season?


Yes she is due to tiredness and you pointed out a possible injury.  So the coach response is to live with one pitcher.  Even I know it is coming every second or third pitch.  It is not Tooley's fault.  She is a fighter.  It is bad coaching.  And no backups with experience to step in.  Mike said last fall he had four pitchers all of which could pitch at top division 1.  But his choice is killing our star pitcher and seriously jeopardizing our world series possibility.

And whose fault is it if we lose the PAC 12 title.  Mike's in my opinion.

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Yes she is due to tiredness and you pointed out a possible injury.  So the coach response is to live with one pitcher.  Even I know it is coming every second or third pitch.  It is not Tooley's fault.  She is a fighter.  It is bad coaching.  And no backups with experience to step in.  Mike said last fall he had four pitchers all of which could pitch at top division 1.  But his choice is killing our star pitcher and seriously jeopardizing our world series possibility.

And whose fault is it if we lose the PAC 12 title.  Mike's in my opinion.
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In my opinion this pic captured yesterday at Ucla perfectly shows the issues Tooley is having with her back.  Her plant foot is crossing over to the left lane something awful.  It should be firmly against the right lane.

Her era has been steadily creeping up, and when I had the discussion about Tooley with Julie Jones, who was on Az's first national championship team as an aa pitcher/1st base, and who is a long time pitching coach, she pointed out her power line discrepancy and the very obvious crossing over.  

She said Tooley told her during her Sdsu days, that her back was starting to tighten up and that this form was her answer to compensate for the tightening...so forward 4 years now, this is the result of that now way over compensation, and the subsequent torque from that over compensation is really taking its toll on her game.

Why has this not been corrected?
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So tonight TM is in the circle, right? Then tomorrow, Tooley (if she can play), right?

Adding onto opinions by Silent No More, the rotation and usage seems very predictable.

I absolutely loved what the Seminoles coach did with pitchers in the game vs. Florida the other day (and what Walton did not do with Barnhill). Those coaching decisions peevered alot of fans but I appreciated the FSU move. Wish the Cats shook things up more often.

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So tonight TM is in the circle, right? Then tomorrow, Tooley (if she can play), right?

Adding onto opinions by Silent No More, the rotation and usage seems very predictable.

I absolutely loved what the Seminoles coach did with pitchers in the game vs. Florida the other day (and what Walton did not do with Barnhill). Those coaching decisions peevered alot of fans but I appreciated the FSU move. Wish the Cats shook things up more often.



Alameda has proven herself to be very shrewd.  I agree with her move vs Florida.  The killer instinct! Merciless in their vision.
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And Lonnie Alameda's coaching prowess is only exceeded by her humanity. Great person
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