June 24, 2018 at 12:30 pm #57970
My Razorbacks are in the finals for the national championship. I will be paying close attention to that this week while pondering why the Cards passed on drafting Blaine Knight. He is only 13-0 this year (yes w-l records are still relevant in my book). You can’t tell me 13 wins and zero losses is a coincidence.
Anyway hopefully the Hogs will win their first baseball national title.June 27, 2018 at 8:48 am #58267
Blaine Knight wins again. As bad as Baltimore is he may be in their rotation next season.
Anyway, one down and one to go.June 27, 2018 at 10:35 pm #58350
Tough loss for the Hogs tonight. Game 3 tomorrow night.June 27, 2018 at 10:42 pm #58352
Watching in passing.
Will Heimlich pitch again after throwing 85 pitches in game one?June 28, 2018 at 9:42 am #58376
I’m not sure. I would think he and Knight would be available for one inning since it is do or die but on the other hand I wonder if college coaches are more cautious with players who have been drafted relatively high. That doesn’t apply to Heimlich but it does to Knight. The Orioles might not want their prized pitching prospect pushed to the brink of injury, althouhg he hasn’t officially signed with them yet.June 28, 2018 at 9:01 pm #58443
Kevin Abel threw 129 pitches in a complete game 2-hit shutout to win the deciding Game 3 of the CWS for Oregon St. This effort comes just one day after throwing 23 pitches as the winning pitcher in Game 2 of the series.June 28, 2018 at 9:07 pm #58444
Hogs were within one strike and a misplay from winning it all last night. Tough way to go. Similar to the Rangers in 2011.June 28, 2018 at 9:35 pm #58448
That misplay was/is a heart breaker. I didn’t watch Game 2, but heard it mentioned tonight. So, I took a look at the replay and the 2B-man overran the catch-able foul that would’ve won it for the Hogs. I think the 1B-man could’ve also caught it if he hadn’t been bumped off by the 2B-man. That’s a tough one.
June 29, 2018 at 10:49 am #58483
- This reply was modified 1 year, 3 months ago by Euro Dandy.
The RF, 2B, and 1B all converged at the same time in the bermuda triangle. They said it was so loud they couldn’t hear each other communicate. It wasn’t a routine play but should have been caught by someone. Once the Beavers capitalized on that mistake I figured the series was over. The ’85 Cards, ’86 Red Sox, and ’11 Rangers all lost heartbreakers while on the verge of clinching then flopped the next night and that is exactly what happened to the Razorbacks.
You bring up an interesting point about Abel. He threw over 150 pitches within 24 hours. You would NEVER see that in professional baseball, especially from a guy who is 19 years old.
Oregon St. has a great team so I can’t argue with that. It was still a heck of a season and I expect Arkansas to be a contender again soon. Good luck to Blaine Knight in Baltimore.
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