AZUTE1The fact remains ASU used its season-long starting batting
line-up against BYU the entire game - no pinch hitters or subs according to the
box. You got 6 hits against BYU's mid-week starter. Our pitchers, other
than in the ninth inning, were comparable in appearances to ASU's pitchers
last night. Just admit BYU played well and ASU had a bad game. 8
walks? 2 errors? Gave up 5 stolen bases? 0 for 2 in stolen bases against the
inferior BYU battery? Struck out 11 times?Nobody is saying
BYU's baseball legacy is anywhere near what ASU's is. The Sun Devils
have an all-time top 10 program while BYU's is barely a footnote. However,
it speaks well of someone to give credit where it is due and BYU played a good
game last night with both teams making similar use of their respective rosters.
I was in attendance all weekend ling and you missed my point.If ASU
were to trot-out TW/RK, their Games 1/2 starters each weekend, particularly
after having pitched a full-season against vastly superior competition [i.e.,
see respective SOS rankings], they would've destroyed a relatively weak byu
team, by comarison to their conf comp. My point is, these mid-week games are
virtual unknowns on the mound, have regular substitutions in the field as the
games wear-on and could go either way, across-the-board.This is 100%
irrefutable and known to any legitimate fan of College Baseball, not merely
casual observers, which most byu baseball "fans" are.BTW,
did you bother to look-up the ua/NMSU games from last season which I referenced
to illustrate my CB 101 lesson to you people right here?
AZUTE1ASU's batting line-up against BYU was the exact same one
they used in their previous game against Arizona. They also used McCeery as the
first reliever in both games. Are you saying that a game that could have secured
the "Territorial Cup" for ASU was just as meanningless as the game
against BYU?Keep in mind that BYU also used its mid-week pitching
staff, other than the ninth inning when they brought in their most recent closer
(who did a fine job against ASU's regular starting line-up).
I was in attendance tonight. YAAAAWN. If you comprehended College Baseball,
you'd know how these mid-week games work. Schools save their top pitchers
for the weekend and oftentimes kids play who are otherwise buried deep down into
the dugout during their important weekend-games.Case in point,
review last season's results for eventual NC ua and their mid-week games at
home against NMSU. They got absolutely obliterated by NMSU, yet won The CWS
w/their best pitchers/starters playing the entirety of each game.However, hollow, meaningless victories such as this one are precisely what
fuels the utter self-delusion running rampant in utah county, year-round.
I'd be shocked not seeing you all giddy about it. Schedule ASU for a
weekend-series and byu gets utterly humiliated.
Congrats Cougars on another win over a ranked team!BYU is now 5-4
versus ranked opponents, including road wins at LSU and ASU, 20-6 in their last
26 games, and enter the WCC tournament on a 7-game winning streak.Good luck in the tournament.Go Cougars!
BYU upsets #13 ASU 8-3!Next up, the WCC tourney.Go
BYU leading #13 Arizona St 7-0, bottom of the 5th inning!Go Cougs!