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  1. FredJacket

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    I think we win this one.
     
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    Good series. We did exactly what we needed to do and left nothing to chance. Excellent start from Roedig today. He will be the ace next year.
     
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    Picking nits... but DO NOT get ahead 0-2 on leadoff batter in any inning & then hit him in head.... or any part of his body.

    Go Jackets. Duke is better than the Catamounts!
     
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  5. GTNavyNuke

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    Winning 55 to 8 isn't too bad. At least 1 of the 8 was unearned.:mad: I think we got enough batting practice in this weekend .......

    Hopefully get a good week of practice in to go up to Duke (34 rpi) on Thursday for the Friday series. Duke has a Wednesday game versus Liberty.
     
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    Duke worries me. X would have been GREAT at Duke. Their ballpark is huge and he throws a ton of fly balls, some of which sail out of smaller ballparks. Roedig has impressed me against both Clemson and (yawn) Western Carolina. But Duke games may well be 3-2 type games, and many on here expect us to score tons of runs no matter what, and I just don't see it. But, Duke will be a good gauge...I am guessing those games will be like tournament games....good opposing pitching, solid D, etc. If we can win that series I will be mightily impressed. I am expecting to lose it 1 game to 2.
     
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    Are you talking about Duke's on campus field? This series is at the Durham Bulls facility (same as ACCT). Has a Fenway-esk... "blue" monster in left. I don't think that park plays big.
     
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    Finally get the sweep monkey off our back today and it feels good. Next up a road series where we need to take at least 2 to stay on track for a national seed. 33-14 feels so nice after years of underachievement.
     
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    Yeah, I was referring to Duke’s home field.....didn’t know it was at Bulls Stadium
     
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    Isn't it the Durham Bulls' park that has that wacky LCD/LED outfield wall? Where the whole wall from the left field monster to the right field foul pole is a ribbon board advertisement? I saw clips where the whole thing was lit up white during a night game, looked absolutely ridiculous. Not sure how they get away with that, must be terrible for the batter, particularly at night.
     
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    I see what you are doing again with expectations.

    I watched the scores last night as @Duke lost 5-3 in the ninth with VCU. They won the first one 2-1. Again, Duke has Liberty on Wednesday and a good, but not great / elite pitching staff like they did to start the year. Injuries suck for everyone.

    I think we'll get 5-8 runs a game, so more some less, since we walk and play small ball* when we need to. I expect us to win the series 2-1. Sweep an ACC team on the road? Now that's as crazy talk as us having an 8 rpi. Crazy thing - the two teams in front of us, L'Ville and ugag, we have beaten.

    First a Western related question. When is the last time we won a three game series by 47 runs (=55-8)? I have been doing the opening blog for the weekend series since about the fourth week of the year. @FredJacket did it last week. I'll stay quiet:dead:

    * Did anyone else love the Waddell lead off bunt on a 1-0 count? Didn't show bunt the first pitch. Waddell and Guldberg can bunt for singles as well or better than most players hit for singles. F.A.S.T.
     
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  12. THWG

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    This might be the fastest team that Hall has had. Everyone can really run except for English and McCann.
     
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