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2-0 start to the season. My son says a little shaky late innings but the pulled out the W.

Can’t wait to get back home to start going to the games
 
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Beat UNLV last night in a mid week one game series. Good warmup but the first real test of the season against Mississippi St. Take 2 of 3 there and we might be into something.
 
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Oof. Tough game for the boys. MSU is a very good program and Devils still have an opportunity to take the three game series tomorrow.
 
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Got stomped today. I quit watching at 12-2. Final score 16-3. MSU is a good team and their pitching was solid. I hoped to take 2 of 3 but no such luck. Get right games on Tuesday and Wednesday so flush out this series and refocus
 
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In what should have been something of an easy game against NDSU, the Devils made it too interesting. Wind was whipping out to LF. Took a walk-off HR by Will Rogers to take a 10-9 victory.

UC Irvine comes to town this weekend for a 3 game set
 
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Disastrous series against Irvine so far and they just gave up 4 runs in 1st inning.

Irvine is the most obnoxious team I have witnessed. They are very good but insufferable
 
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Over this weekend, ASU walked 22 batters, hit 5 batters and committed 5 errors

You cannot win games like that
 

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I guess the professional model is failing in baseball as well. Too bad.

With the legacy of the baseball program it would seem like the easiest program to turn around.
 
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I guess the professional model is failing in baseball as well. Too bad.

With the legacy of the baseball program it would seem like the easiest program to turn around.
I think it is too early to think the model is failing. I do think there is a massive failure to get high caliber pitching into the program. Until they do that, the Devils will continue to tread water.

An observation as an interested season ticket holder and all I can do is compare against opponents, however, I do wonder if there is a clubhouse issue within the team. I say this because college players are irrationally hyped when things happen and this ASU team doesn’t do that. Can’t put my finger on it but there is just this vibe
 

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I think it is too early to think the model is failing. I do think there is a massive failure to get high caliber pitching into the program. Until they do that, the Devils will continue to tread water.

An observation as an interested season ticket holder and all I can do is compare against opponents, however, I do wonder if there is a clubhouse issue within the team. I say this because college players are irrationally hyped when things happen and this ASU team doesn’t do that. Can’t put my finger on it but there is just this vibe

ASU used to do pretty well with some of the local kids. There used to be plenty of pitchers to go around. I guess that is not happening anymore.
 

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ASU moves to 8-7 with two wins over UC Davis. They play them again today.
 
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Blew out UC Davis today. They just abused the Davis pitchers.

Utah Tech for a one game on Tuesday they conference play begins
 
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After losing five straight. The Devils have now won 4 straight. They beat up on inferior teams but that is what they should do. Upcoming 3 game series against Utah. Utah is 7-9 and this is their home opening series.

Last night vs Utah Tech, devils player a solid game. SS Luke Hill had a rough day in the field but otherwise they controlled the entire game
 
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Devils took 2 of 3 off the Utes this weekend. They blew a drive run lead today in the loss. That’s disappointing but they win the series.

Over the past couple weeks, Willie has been more inventive with his lineup. It’s been a pleasant change from last year and earlier this season.
 
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Devils blasted #25 GCU last night 11-1. They were sharp and the pitching was efficient again. Ever since that 5 game losing streak, the team has been firing on all cylinders.

Up next, a 3 game weekend set against unranked but undoubtedly dangerous UofA
 
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