No. 6 Stanford Battles Pacific And San Francisco In Midweek Action
May 5, 2008
STANFORD BASEBALL GAME NOTES (May 5, 2008)
NO. 6 STANFORD CARDINAL (27-15-2, 10-5 Pac-10) PACIFIC TIGERS (9-34, 2-16 Big West)
PACIFIC TIGERS (9-34, 2-16 Big West)
MONDAY'S PROBABLE STARTING PITCHERS (6 pm, PT)
RHP Jeffrey Inman (5-2, 3.40) vs. RHP Larry Holscher (1-3, 6.75)
LIVE GAME COVERAGE:
STANFORD-PACIFIC SERIES HISTORY
All-Time Series: Stanford leads 50-8-1
2008 Results: (at Pacific) March 21, Pacific 10-6; March 22, Stanford 7-3; March 24, Stanford 14-0
Pacific captured the opener of the three-game series in late March, 10-6, but the Cardinal roared back to capture the series with victories of 7-3 and 14-0. Cord Phelps and Jeff Whitlow each had three hits in Saturday's win, while Brent Milleville smacked a pair of home runs in Sunday's rout.
2007 Results: (at Stanford, May 18 & 20) Pacific 13-7, Stanford 10-5; (at Pacific, May 19) Stanford 11-2
The 2007 series was the first regular season three-game set between the clubs since February 19-20, 1983, and Pacific pulled off a surpise win in the opener by scoring seven runs in the first three innings and never looking back to hand Stanford's its only loss during the final 10 games of the campaign. The Cardinal did come back to take the final two games of the series with an 11-2 win at Pacific, followed by a 10-5 rubber-game victory.
Current Game Win Streak: Stanford - 2 (March 22, 24, 2008)
Current Series Win Streak: Stanford - 3 (February 19-20, 1983 - March 21-22, 24, 2008
Current Season Series Win Streak: Stanford - 4 (1999-2007)
Series Notes: Stanford has won eight of the 11 games between the teams since they began playing each other on a regular basis again in 2005 after having not met at all for five seasons from 2000-04. The Cardinal has also won the season series over each of the last three years.
Stanford 1.5 Games Back Pac-10 With Nine Contests Remaining - While idle in the Pac-10 schedule last weekend, Stanford fell behind a half-game more to Arizona State in the Pac-10 standings. The Sun Devils took two of three from UCLA to go up 1.5 games over the Cardinal. Washington moved into third place at 8-7, followed by California at 9-9, and Oregon State at 8-9. UCLA's 7-8 mark is followed by Arizona's 8-10 record, and USC (7-11) and Washington State (5-9) round out the Pac-10 standings.
This Week For Stanford - The No. 6 Stanford baseball team looks to continue its winning ways this Monday and Tuesday nights, hosting the Pacific Tigers Monday night at 6 p.m. before heading north to San Francisco for a 3 p.m. contest Tuesday afternoon. The Cardinal is coming off of a two-game weekend sweep of San Jose State over the weekend, having captured a 9-1 victory over the Spartans Saturday afternoon, then reeling off 11 runs in the ninth inning of Sunday's game to cap a 17-6 rout.
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