Good to see Cougar Baseball extending the Cougar Rep. Go Cougars, take the WCC
tournament! Here is to making the NCAA playoffs and having a fantastic Run.It's great to be a Cougar fan.
I don't understand why this team is a bubble team. With their winning
record against ranked teams and taking the series from nonconference teams like
Creighton, Kansas, and Utah, this BYU team should be a shoo-in for a tournament
berth.I hope they win the WCC tournament and the automatic berth,
but the Cougars really have already done enough to earn an at-large bid,
especially with this dominating victory over ASU.
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.byu played LSU twice,
going 1-1 and not posting any other victory down there....Their only victories
of significance were winning 2 of 3 fron UCI, which just dropped from the
rankings....They played UTAH/ASU in midweek games and had only their weak conf
weekends....As in football/basketball, SOS matters....Shocking, I know....KU
curb-stomped byu and got swept by UTAH in a weekend series.
I'd seriously love to see byu have the courage to schedule UTAH/ASU in a
true weekend-series, instead. Too chicken to make it happen.
We'd win the PAC 12 if we were in it.
Mildred in FillmoreSalt Lake City, UTWe'd win the PAC 12
if we were in it.I know it....Akin to being the true NC in Football,
AZUTE1BYU lost one game to Kansas but took 2 of 3 from the Jayhawks
in a weekend series.Yes, SOS matters and figures into RPI rankings
where BYU is in the 50s while Utah is in the 150s. BYU and Utah's SOS are
about identical this year.In terms of scheduling, Utah is the team
known for backing out of scheduling games with BYU, not the other way around.
@AZUTEThank you for attending the game and supporting BYU Baseball as one
of the teams most ardent supporters.Your comments about BYU resting their
best pitchers, using end of the bench players and other wise playing it soft
midweek style should not detract from the fact that Arizona State does have a
great baseball team.If you comprehended College Baseball a little more you
might understand that winning games is the point of the process and no coach
gives out "gimmes" to anyone and that scheduling games by the AD's
is done to enhance that process.I don't understand how you think that
BYU playing on the weekend would be humiliating, unless you do it with an onside
kick when up by 21.Utah had their chance once again this season and as
always they put on good games and just came up short, again. They are a good
team also. As to an ASU-Utah weekend series, I will leave that to those two
teams to work out who would be better between them. As you should know, BYU has
nothing to do with those two teams playing each other on a weekday or weekend.
What are you talking about in backing-out? Which baseball games are you
referencing? And NO, byu's SOS doesn't even remotely compare to
UTAH's....LOLAnd UTAH welcomes Top-10 UO into S.L.C. this
weekend, to boot.I didn't see even one, single team from the
utterly WEAK WCC ranked.What was that regarding SOS?
@AZUTESilly comments I know. But then so were mine. Don't you think
we should not make silly comments intended just to stir up the other fellow.
It's not helpful except to generate a few laughs once in a while. Support
your team, enjoy the entertainment of sport and let's be good sports.
Current SOS rankings have byu's at #58 and trending weaker going forward,
with UTAH's currently sitting at #21 and trending stronger with Top-10 UO
hitting town this week.ASU's SOS currently sits at #10.
Tis is truly hysterical witnessing byu fans attempt in vain to spin it all.Pitchers need rest and the best are reserved for the more imp wk
games.ASU started a kid who'd pitched less than 20 innings all
season long and was in when the bulk of byu's damage was done[5 earned
runs]....Coach TE has no choice but get these other kids experience midweek when
mid-tier, inferior competion such as weak WCC byu huts town.As
evidence in support of how desperaty important byu viewed this game, they threw
a kid for 5 innings who's logged roughly 50 innings on the season and
replaced w/a kid who's equally experienced for another 2 innings,
etc....ASU's final ptcher for the game made his season-debut....LOL
When I see the following posted, clarification is in order--"....especially with this dominating victory over ASU."
AZUTE1LOL at your jealous, whiny excuse making.As usual,
BYU is having a MUCH better season than Utah in yet another sport, and the only
excuse you can come up with is the Sun Devils "saving" themselves
because it's always good strategy to enter your final regular season series
on a four-game losing streak, especially when you're fighting to get a good
seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament.Do you actually believe your
azute1An 8-3 win is a DOMINATING win in anyone's book, except
for, apparently, yours.
Funny how the Utah fans still can't bear to capitalize BYU. The infantile
attempts to insult BYU say much about the trolls and nothing about BYU. Ute
trolls biggest joke is when they say to themselves, stay classy.
A dominating win would be KU beating byu, 15-4....Or USF beating byu, 11-1.And since ASU beat ua on Saturday nigh, they've lost merely 2
straight games against overall the nation's 10th ranked SOS, 1 against the
def NCs and the other in a mid-week game against a patsy while starting a scrub
nobody pitcher.ASU's typically already long been a lock for the
post-season, they've been a regular in Omaha throughout their
ELITE-history, have a staggering number of players in MLB, 5 NCs, play in
America's premier conf and you people are seriously comparing the two
teams, based solely upon byu's weak SOS, worse overall-record, ZERO history
in the sport nationally, most likely needing to gain the WCC's Auto-Bid, in
order to just simply make a brief post-season appearance and a mid-week game in
which ASU got a pitcher who rarely ever sees the field a feel-good start and
another pitcher his season-debut appearance while byu puts their best available
pitchers out there, desperate for a win in their attempt to qualify for what ASU
annually locks-up early in the season, qualifying for the post-seas.
AZUTE1I was also at the game and it was obvious on this particular
night that BYU was the better team. The Cougars built a 7-0 lead before the Sun
Devils even threatened. ASU may not have been using their best starting pitcher,
but that doesn't explain the lack of production from ASU's bats.Arizona Central's account of the game said:"The Sun
Devils (34-18-1) are 5-6 in their last 11 games going into a
regular-season-ending Pac-12 series at Washington (22-31, 13-14 Pac-12) starting
Friday. Their hopes of hosting a NCAA regional are gone and they need to regroup
against the Huskies simply to solidify their at-large position."So even the Arizona press is saying that the Sun Devils still aren't a
lock for the NCAA tournament.hmmmmAny reasonable fan
would laugh at the suggestion that a team trying to solidify their at-large
position in the NCAA tourney would carelessly "throw away" one of their
last remaining regular season games simply because it was an unimportant
@AZUTE1Actually, what's hilarious is watching your epic
meltdown after the Cougars blew out the Sun Devils in Tempe.This is
awesome! You have 8 of the (now) 18 comments on this board. Keep it coming!
This is extremely entertaining!Go Cougars!
@AZUTE1 I'm not sure what you're trying to argue. It
looks like you're trying to make whiny excuses for why ASU, a team with
such a storied baseball tradition, lost to an overachieving BYU team.Why not just congratulate the Cougars? BYU was picked to finish dead last in
the WCC before the season started. They have defied all expectations, are now
the 3rd seed in the WCC tournament, and are 5-4 this season against ranked
teams.I'm sure ASU didn't put their ace pitcher out there
for yesterday's game. I KNOW that BYU didn't, they've got more
important things to worry about with the WCC tourney coming up. So
I'm not sure what your point is there, especially since a "mighty"
PAC 12 team with such a "storied tradition" and ranked in the top 15
this year should have no problems beating a "patsy" from the WCC, even
without starting their stud pitcher (and with BYU not starting theirs, either).
@AZUTE Well I just don't get it. Several of the posters did
compare SOS and RPI to Utah but not one of them has said anything about ASU. In
fact they have been complimentary so far as I can tell. Perhaps you need to go
to a nice relaxing ball game against a patsy team on a quiet Tuesday or
Wednesday night when one of your favorite teams can get a dominating win over a
lowly conference nobody that you wouldn't waste a minute of your precious
life worrying about. Now, wouldn't that make you feel better. (Unless of
course your team lost to that lowly nobody. Then I can see how you just
possibly might get frustrated and rant and rave about silly things.) By the way
BYU respected ASU. So I guess they played their best pitcher as you say.
Wouldn't you if you were facing the #13 team in the country? As for
starting a nobody pitcher against a 30-19 nobody? Oops, bad move.
@AZUTE As for the SOS issue, yes, according to Boyd's World,
Utah's SOS is 21, BYU's is 58 (but BYU is ranked overall at 37th and
Utah at 119th). According to WarrenNolan.com (the top hit when I put in College
Baseball SOS 2013), Utah's is 88th and BYU's is 95th.Both
of those kind of fly in the face of your statement that "BYU's SOS
isn't REMOTELY close to Utah's.""Tis is truly
hysterical witnessing byu fans attempt in vain to spin it all."The only spinning that I'm seeing is from some guy in Mesa who finds a
need to come onto a BYU/ASU baseball thread and make a bunch of inane excuses
about why the #13 ASU Sun Devils got it handed to them at home from some
"patsy" in the WCC.Which I find extremely entertaining!Looking through the comments, all I see are BYU fans that are excited
about another win over a top 25 team and the possibility of making the NCAA
tournament this year. Not bad for a BYU team that was picked to
finish last in the WCC.So enjoy the ride, AZUTE. No need to hate.
truecoug1"Actually, what's hilarious is watching
[AZUTE1's] epic meltdown after the Cougars blew out the Sun Devils in
Tempe."No kidding!ASU Players versus ArizonaCoffman, Kasey cf Benjamin, Michael 3b McDonald, James 2b Rossiter, Max c Causey, Nathaniel dh Allen, Trever rf Stankiewicz, Drew ss DiNatale, Dalton 1b Peevyhouse, Jake lf Ybarra, RJ ph ASU Players versus BYUCoffman, Kasey cfBenjamin, Michael 3b McDonald, James 2b Rossiter, Max c Allen, Trever rf Ybarra, RJ dh Stankiewicz, Drew ss DiNatale, Dalton 1b Peevyhouse, Jake lf REMARKABLY similar,
yet AZUTE1 wants us to believe that ASU was playing a bunch of bench players who
seldom see action.ASU batters must have simply stood in the
batter's box and watched pitch after pitch sail by without even trying to
hit the ball because they didn't care about winning their final home game
of the season (for some their final career home game) in front of family and
friends.Face it AZUTE1, the Sun Devils were dominated by a better
team last night, because we all know that the team that wins the head-to-head
matchup is ALWAYS the better team.
Looks like some "fan" from Arizona was busy throwing a jealous tizzy fit
when an avalanche of logic began descending on him, so he tucked his red-tailed
feathers between his legs and skedaddled.Great game Cougars;
it's nice to see BYU baseball getting back on track with a convincing win
over a perennial PAC 12 college baseball powerhouse on their home turf!Good luck in the WCC tourney BYU!Go Cougars!
RE: AZUTE1I'd love to have you reconcile a few of your posts
which make absolutely no sense. First..."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...
However, hollow, meaningless victories such as this one are precisely what fuels
the utter self-delusion running rampant in utah county, year-round."From this I deduce that mid-week games are meaningless. But you later
state that"A dominating win would be KU beating byu, 15-4....Or
USF beating byu, 11-1."So make up your min--do mid-week games
matter? The two games you referenced BYU losing were both mid-week games. The
weekend games they played gainst KU and USF were all won by BYU. I
guess you can't have your cake and eat it too. Go Cougs!
Hey Azpuke....scoreboard! Series sweep after series sweep against u! nuf said!
AZUTE1"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."Looking at Truth Machine's
list, are you're trying to claim that ASU played its bench players against
Arizona?Either you didn't watch the game, as you claim you did,
or you have absolutely no idea who's in ASU's regular starting lineup,
because it's obvious that ASU used the exact same starting lineup against
BYU as they used against their arch-rival Arizona.
AZUTE1So you go to the game hoping to see BYU get crushed by ASU, so
you use that as evidence of how out-classed the Cougars would be if they played
in the mighty PAC.Unfortunately for U, it was BYU that did the
crushing, so now you're forced into damage control trying to explain away
BYU's win by claiming that ASU really wasn't trying.Does
that about cover it?Thanks for playing!
It's all been said. College World Series? Naw... Great win, nonetheless?
Yep!How great? Read the posts by AZUTE. Has to have hurt. A lot.
BYU beat #2 LSU in Louisiana. They beat #22 Gonzaga in Spokane. They beat #21
UCI in Provo twice. Now they beat #13 ASU, and BYU was not using their top
pitcher either.The Cougars deserve an at-large bid to the NCAA
C'mon everyone, let azute1 verbalize his pain. It's the only way he
What's up with team up north? Are they related to Chris B? Good
job Cougers on asu.Go Cougars!
I wonder if azute just looked back over all the posts and got embarrassed that
he posted so much spin over just one game...I hope he's okay...
It's hysterical that a group of "fans" who pretend that Utah won a
national basketball championship in 1944 after playing the weakest schedule in
the history of the NCAA (the Utes only beat two college teams during the entire
regular season - Idaho State and Colorado College), would be so hilariously
hypocritical as to question BYU's 1984 schedule. Especially when BYU's
1984 schedule was demonstrably tougher than Utah's 2004 bcs-busting
@azute1First off, let me just say Thank you for coming out and
supporting BYU sports. Your attendance was much appreciated.Secondly, a word of advice, you're getting a little frantic and emotional
here. I think most Cougar fans realize ASU is a historic team in College
Baseball. That's why Cougar fans are so happy after their dominating win.
They curb-stomped a pretty good baseball team.You're putting
out a lot of really whiney excuses. Just please save a little face here and
don't start complaining about injuries or the sun was in their eyes or
there were midge flies swarming the mound, etc.
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Maybe someday the uses will win a PAC-12 baseball game, but I'm not betting
Hi EdGrady....actually....the Utes have won 5 games this year against PAC12
opponents and won a series versus Stanford. Not sure what your comment is about.
The Utes are 6-21 in the PAC 12; 5-5 versus the WCC; and were swept by the Sun
Devils.The Cougars are 3-1 versus the PAC 12; 15-8 in the WCC; and
dominated the Sun Devils.
@ AZuteWe're glad you're commenting on a blog of a winning team,
who wins in their conference and non-conference. Come get your therapy on the
cougar board, where we put the smack down on weak PAC teams.
Azute1Get well soon!
USD 9 byu 8....LOL
BYU 8 Gonzaga (#1 seed) 1...LOL
@AZUTE1Wow...how sad and pathetic that comment was.But
we've kind of come to expect that from you :)BTW, BYU 8 Gonzaga
1. Cougs just knocked the #1 seed out of the tourney. I'm hoping USF
beats SD so we get a shot at redemption tonight.Go Cougars!
USD 7 byu 4....LOLLOL