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Bullpen points 5-0 blanking of St. Mary's

Stanford's 5-0 midweek shutout over St. Mary's was especially encouraging because it finally allowed the Cardinal's bullpen to showcase its quality depth. The trio of A.J. Vanegas, Sahil Bloom and David Schmidt combined to shut down the Gaels on the road, and the result had significant implications.

There are no questions surrounding this club's offense. Entering Tuesday's contest, Stanford bats were producing an astonishing 9.4 runs per game and hitting .329 - all with the new BBCOR bats that are supposed to curtail video game-like offensive production in college baseball. The Cardinal's starting pitching rotation isn't much of a concern either, especially after freshman John Hochstatter has...

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