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College World Series

Ryan_YoungRyan_Young Posts: 22 mod
Let's get the discussion going ...

I thought Kevin O'Sullivan was really interesting in his comments last night after the Super Regional clincher. After the second question asking him about the Gators managed to make it this far with an inconsistent lineup, he had a perfect response. Detailed below:

https://www.seccountry.com/florida/kevin-osullivan-not-concerned-with-style-points-as-gators-earn-return-to-college-world-series

He makes a lot of great points. Having been out to TD Ameritrade Park and seen it first-hand, I can attest that it's very much a pitching and defense game in that spacious ballpark. The Gators have enough of both to stack up with any team in Omaha. Bringing up the offensive inconsistencies was a fair question, but so to was Sully's response.

I'll take a closer look at the TCU and other potential matchups tomorrow.

Comments

  • Kerwinfor2Kerwinfor2 Posts: 7 Freshman
    Starting pitching is the best of the 8 remaining.

    We need timely hitting. Which we've gotten for the most part this year. I would LOVE for the bats to get hot for 5 games, but we haven't shown that tendency and wouldn't count on it now.

    It will be interesting to see if the defense and pitching theory works a little better this year. Power is essentially worthless at TD so I like the approach...just hope it works.

    Quality starts
    Timely hitting
    Solid defense

    Do those three and the Gators could be bringing home the hardware.
    Fail to do 1 of them and we're in trouble.
    Fail to do 2 and we are in for a short stay.

    Go Gators!


  • Ryan_YoungRyan_Young Posts: 22 mod
    I think you summed it up perfectly. Plain and simple, they need Alex Faedo to be the ace he has been most of the season. And they need Brady Singer to sustain the form/momentum/confidence he regained last weekend. Those two are musts. 
  • Ryan_YoungRyan_Young Posts: 22 mod
    I compiled what I feel are the 5 most important keys for Florida to string together a deep College World Series run, starting tonight. I think the Gators are certainly capable of winning it all, but not without these five things all coming together.

    https://www.seccountry.com/florida/florida-baseball-5-keys-gators-make-deep-college-world-series-run
  • davedave Posts: 24 Freshman
    If our pitching stays solid, we ha e a real shot at this.
  • Kerwinfor2Kerwinfor2 Posts: 7 Freshman
    edited June 2017

    Quality starts
    Timely hitting
    Solid defense

    Do those three and the Gators could be bringing home the hardware.
    Fail to do 1 of them and we're in trouble.
    Fail to do 2 and we are in for a short stay.

    Go Gators!
    This guy gets it!
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