As someone who hasn't gotten a chance to see the game yet, I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "lost control on his pitch and intentionally hit Schmit." Did he lose control of the pitch or did he peg him?I watched the game that I had to record. It looked like Roberts lost control on his pitch and intentionally hit Schmit. Even the announcers made that comment.
This is just my opinion and wasn't there live.
Anyway, that fired us up. Don't mess with the yellow jacket...you get the stinger
He threw the first pitch behind him then beaned him with the second. With the game as close as it was at the time, I highly doubt he intentionally hit him. Had to have hurt though. I think the pitch was 90+mph.As someone who hasn't gotten a chance to see the game yet, I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "lost control on his pitch and intentionally hit Schmit." Did he lose control of the pitch or did he peg him?
As someone who hasn't gotten a chance to see the game yet, I'm not exactly sure what you mean by "lost control on his pitch and intentionally hit Schmit." Did he lose control of the pitch or did he peg him?
Some info on Washington:
In addition to its balanced, experienced lineup, Washington is also dangerous because it feels it was snubbed over not receiving a regional host spot and having to travel to Oxford. The Huskies—in the postseason for the first time since 2004, when Tim Lincecum was a freshman—went 18-9 away from their new ballpark in Seattle this season. It’s a veteran club for coach Lindsay Meggs, loaded with gamers who know how to execute his West Coast offense (which ranks second in the nation in sacrifice bunts and 17th in hit-by-pitches). Senior Brian Wolfe (.361/.417/.512, 5 HR, 35 RBI) and junior Trevor Mitsui (.335/.419/.467, 5 HR, 32 RBI) blossomed into dangerous run producers this spring. Ultra-athletic CF Braden Bishop (.296/.381/.355, 19-for-21 SB) is a disruptive leadoff man, while 2B Andrew Ely (.306/.398/.409) has advanced bat-handling skills and fits perfectly in the 2-hole. That duo plus shortstop Erik Forgione and catcher Austin Rei make Washington exceptional defensively up the middle. The rotation features three quality starters, led by junior righthander Tyler Davis (10-2, 1.75). Meggs described Davis’ 85-88 fastball as “just firm enough” that he can effectively sneak it in on hitters, but his plus changeup is his calling card. Davis struck out just 54 in nearly 100 IP, but opponents are batting .241 against him. Jeff Brigham, a 6-foot, 183-pound junior righty, is a groundball machine thanks to the incredible arm-side bore on his 90-94 mph fastball, and Jared Fisher also has firm stuff from the right side. UW’s bullpen has a quartet of trusted options in lefthander Will Ballowe plus righties Troy Rallings, Trevor Dunlap and Brandon Choate. Their bullpen and defense make them very good in close games.
Davis (UWs ace) will be on the mound tomorrow. 1.75 ERA and has pitched well against the top teams on their schedule (their overall SOS is pretty weak). Will be a very tough test for the guys. Just gotta get the W and get Stanton on the mound against (presumably) Ole Miss on Saturday and see what happens.
And demonstrate a lot of patience at the plate.Makes sense to put your ace on the mound to win the first one. Lose the first one and you are guaranteed to have an extra game on Sunday which was the kiss of death last year.
Washington's SOS was weaker, but their ISR which incorporates the SOS shows they had a very good season. (See http://gtswarm.com/community/threads/gt-odds-in-regionals.2685/ )
Last time he pitched, Davis gave up 2 runs in 8 innings to UCLA. (Washington lost in the 9th by giving up 4 runs.) So we need to score early and often.
I'm taking the Boomer Gump approach to the game today. Just play well and let things fall where they may. I wish I could watch the team warm up and between innings. They are so relaxed that it relaxes me. Oh well, back to work.
After the season is over and we get to the draft, I'll update all the commits and players status. Does anyone know of a rating service which only includes the players who actually show up to play at a college? Perfect Game doesn't do that. So while Miami looks great on paper, I heard that their top 6 recruits never showed up last year. Same with us - our top two (Hart & McClure) went pro). I would too probably for a $1Ms signing bonus unless I was really confident that I could get more after three years.