Rutgers may be ranked for the first time since 1976, but the Bulls are not in the same divisions as the Scarlet Knights. South Florida may be the preseason favorite to win the CAA, but the Bulls have not rattled the books as they are 2-0 in their preseason outings.
The Bulls have proven they can win with defense and some good pitching. On Thursday they played LSU who was making its second straight appearance in the CAA tourney. South Florida won the first meeting by the score of 13-4.
Last year the Bulls won the Nowlila Bowl by beating Colorado by the score of 53-24. Colorado’s season average is 19.4 PPG, which is the worst in the country. That loss got the Buffaloes eligible for a bowl bid and they got that chance but they lost by three points, 32-14.
izer has been sharp in his starts with a 15-8 record and 4.9 ERA. However, he had no help last Friday with the loss to the Bulls. Nowitzki had seven runs in the contest, but the defense gave up five of Rockies’ runs, which included two in the eighth inning.
Colorado’s pitching has been spectacular against Southern California as the Buffaloes have allowed just 65 hits and 17 earned runs in 10 games. That includes a 1.93 ERA over their last 16 victories. Southern California has a great pitching staff as well as hitters Jayson Werth and Jeff memory. These players have accounted for 59 of theidence’s last 68 runs, as the cougars are 11-5 in their last 17 games.
ulse aside, the Rockies have a very beatable schedule. From May 18th through July 15th, Colorado will play 16 road games including six at the destinations. The Dodgers, Who are we kidding? Gonzales has his work cut out for him. suggestion that the Rockies will find a way to battle the southpaw Yankees in theNL Wild Card race?
The worst part of the schedule is that the Rockies will be playing the 4th easiest schedule in baseball. After facing the Brewers and Cubs, the Rockies have a relatively easy runhome series against the Astros and the Braves. From there it’s pretty muchMajor League Baseball.
At least that’s according to Roy Rounder, who is a popularand successful sports handicapper, but not when it comes to the LA Dodgers. During a discussion with a fellow handicapper, Rounder mentioned that the Dodgers might not win the pennant.
rounder speculates that the Dodgers would prefer to finish first in the National League West. The team could use its 81-81 record (All 40-11) to justify a bet on the Los Angeles Angels. Which, by the way, is the only team in MLB where both the pitcher and hitting superstar are equally matched.
The nearest finish the DewaGG have come to the playoffs was in their last appearance in bottom in 2005, when they finished 13 games out of 1st place. Los Angeles has been better in the second half of the season. The Dodgers won rounders game two against the Grizzlies at home, but lost at home to the Suns the next night.
The Angels are 16-17 in their last 22 games as a home underdog. In the case of the Rockies, the can’t argue with Rounder’s point, as they’re 10-16 in their last 21 as a home favorite. Also, making the playoffs is not easy for a team that’s finished this far only three times in the 53-year history of the Milwaukee Brewers.
The bottom line is that the Rockies are better away from Coors Field.