Contributing Columnist Steve "MizzouCard" Easton's post-season curse has now run to 13 consecutive Stanford road trips, including seven straight for baseball alone), all of which have ended with the same sorry result. At some point, Steve believes his catastrophic Cardinal Karma™ has to change - or perhaps the man should just stay home!
June 17, 2008
Stanford never trailed Saturday, handling Arkansas with relative ease. Sunday, however, the Cardinal needed Brent Milleville's two-run shot in the ninth inning to take the lead for good against the pesky Aggies. The Cardinal now must win two from Pepperdine to advance to Super Regionals. Stay tuned to TheBootleg.com for the latest updates!
June 1, 2008
Stanford has yet to win a Pac-10 series in five tries this season. The simplest failing for the last-place Cardinal has been their inability to win a series opener. Stanford broke through Saturday in the opener of their sixth conference set with a 6-4 win at Washington State. A season-high three home runs and a complete game five-hitter on the mound allowed Stanford to overcome four costly errors.
May 6, 2007
If you arrived for the ninth inning of Saturday's game at Sunken Diamond, you witnessed a flurry of offense with Stanford's nine runs and 10 hits following five runs and five hits by UCLA. But the Bruins had already built a massive lead and held on for the 16-11 victory, their second straight of the series. Stanford's pitchers were skewered, while the umpires added controversy early and late.
April 1, 2007
We wondered what kind of team would show up after Stanford's two-week break for winter quarter exams. The answer was revealed Saturday in an awful 6-0 loss at home to Sacramento State. An unheralded Hornets pitcher was able to throw a complete game shutout against the Cardinal hitters, while Stanford's staff gave up 13 hits. This is not the way to start the spring.
March 24, 2007
The Cardinal have struggled mightily this season against ranked opponents with just one victory in six games. They'll get another shot at a top-flight club this weekend when the 20th ranked USC Trojans come to town for a three-game series. Stanford has won eight of their last nine overall while USC has claimed four straight series victories. Here is a preview of the non-conference tilt.
March 7, 2007
Stanford Baseball is rolling right now, winning Friday night their sixth straight game. Headlining the 1-0 victory over Cal was Cardinal freshman Jeffrey Inman in the #1 starting pitcher role. Moreover the frosh outdueled Tyson Ross, one of the nation's elite hurlers. We talked afterward with Inman and head coach Mark Marquess about the historic start and top Stanford pitching performance of 2007.
March 3, 2007
Stanford appears to have found their ace. Freshman Jeffrey Inman, inserted into the top position of the starting rotation for this weekend, fired 7 2/3 dominant innings Friday night against the California Golden Bears. Inman allowed just three hits and struck out nine while David Stringer recorded the final outs for another save. The 1-0 win marked Stanford's sixth victory in a row.
March 2, 2007