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Florida fifth ends with Bader caught in a rundown. 6-2 UF thru 5
Turgeon robbed of a hit by Canes 3B Fieger. Tobias stranded at third. 6-2 UF thru 6
Carmichael done after 2+ ip, stands to get W if Gators hold on. Ryan Harris coming in now, Canes have runner on first, one out T7
Harris allows a single, but gets out of jam with 5-4-3 double play. 6-2 Gators at the stretch
A series win over Miami would be nice for this team
Shafer led off with a single, but is stranded on third. 6-2 UF thru 7
Harris allows a single, but thats it. Still 6-2 Gators
#Canes bring in RHP Frank Grandinette for B8
6-2 UF thru 8. Johnny Magliozzi coming in to close it out
Gators defeat Canes 6-3, take the series 2-1. Magliozzi gets the save despite giving up solo homer.
Very big early season series win
This post was edited by Quatch 13 months ago
Thank you for all the updates Andrew, you're a huge addition over here.
How did this team beat the Canes, honestly?
I didn't see any of this game as I left town but I saw the first two.
We had some really good starting pitching and played moderately well defensively. But it must be said that in the first two games, Miami shot themselves in the foot.
Still, big step forward for this team and hopefully a momentum builder.
No Cain, no gain.
Saw the first 2 games but missed the 3rd; were our hitters getting better at bats? Looking more confident at the plate?
Sully and the players both said the team's taking what the pitcher is giving them at the plate, that the guys aren't pressing as much. There were overall much better ABs the last couple games, and it shows. And of course, some of this is just good luck, some hits fell in, Miami made some costly mistakes.
I think this series shows that if the bats develop some consistency and the middle relief continues heading in the right direction, that this team can be competitive in the SEC. Simpson and Hanhold might not be ready for SEC bats just yet, but they seem to be getting better week to week, and that's encouraging for Sully and Co.
Because they were never as bad as you thought they were. They're young, and will continue to grow and have growing pains, but it was dumb for people to write this team off after like 2 weeks.
Very true, but we shot ourselves in the foot earlier in the season and we didn't get a pass for it.
I didn't watch this game either but from Olson's updates it seems like we hit really well this game and got some good relief pitching.
Agree all around.
Simpson looked much improved from the last time I saw him. If he keeps that same downward angle on his fastball and continues to locate low, he'll be really tough to hit even without a dominant breaking or off speed pitch.
I don't understand. Who is trying to give Miami a pass? And why would we deserve one?
Does appear, based on the pbp, that we simply won this game rather than having it handed to us.
To make the point to say "Miami shot themselves in the foot" implies that we weren't really the superior team, but only won because of Miami's mistakes.
I don't recall similar notions being passed around when we were in Miami's shoes.
I disagree. Most of the frustration was based on the assumption that we were losing to inferior teams.
But it matters not. Excited about this weekend and hope it carries over against Jax,
Right. But we were beating ourselves.
It's like we're willing to give Miami credit for being a good team while losing but not ourselves.
Jury is out on how good Miami actually is, but I do get your point.
Coaches seem to have some respect for UF beating Miami. Gators got 20 votes in USA Today Coaches
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