It was a tough weekend for ASU baseball, who went 1-2 in Corvallis to finish up a seven game road trip with a mediocre 4-3 record.
On top of that, ptcher Josh Spence was out this weekend with a lingering finger injury on his throwing hand, which was caused by an errant pregame ball before his Stanford start.
Without Spence, the bullpen faces a much tougher workload, and it showed this weekend.
On May 2nd, ASU went into the bottom of the ninth with a 3-2 lead, but was unable to close out the win, allowing OSU to score 2 in the ninth to earn a walk off win.
The next night, Oregon State was down 5-3 in the 7th, but scored 2 in the 7th and 5 in the 8th to run away with a 10-5 victory. Matt Newman had a poor outing, giving up 4 runs in one inning of work, in relief of Jordan Swagerty.
ASU starts an 8-game homestand tomorrow night with a two get set against San Diego. Winthrop and Oregon will also be coming to town in the next week. In fact, there is only one road game left for ASU: a one-game visit to Tucson on May 20th.