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Post Stanford it is

Thursday June 19, 2008

It’s looking a bit like 1990 – Georgia and Stanford will meet with a trip to the College World Series championship round at stake. The Cardinal looked really, really tough dispatching #1 and top-seeded Miami 8-3 last night. Dominant Stanford pitching got out of early trouble and kept the potent Miami offense at bay until the Stanford offense with eight runs from the third through sixth innings.

Monday night showed us how hard the Dawgs will have to work to advance, but they do have the advantage of needing just one win while the Cardinal would have to beat the Bulldogs twice. It took that extra rubber match for the Dawgs to advance in 1990, but hopefully they can take care of things on Friday and rest up for Monday’s championship opener. The challenge will be on Georgia’s bats to create some runs against Stanford’s formidable pitching and defense.

Trevor Holder, who started Saturday’s first game against Miami, will get the nod again on Friday.

Georgia vs. Stanford: Friday, 2 p.m. ET, ESPN2

3 Responses to 'Stanford it is'

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  • A lot of people (including myself) have thought we would be better off playing Stanford again…Now I’m not so sure.
    I hesitate to say Miami is overated, but they really strike me as having very little grit when the chips are down.Am I wrong?

  • Rusty,

    I live and work in the Miami area. No one can explain what happened…but some of it might have been overconfidence. The hurricanes are a very good team that just went cold when it counted. They are more than capable of erupting at any time. I contend that we put ’em in a tough spot and, despite beating FSU, the ‘Canes lost their confidence. They really have not been tested much all year.

  • Thanks, Dave…that makes sense. You look down their schedule and they’re certainly no paper tiger. Lots of quality wins over some very good teams.