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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 3:04 pm 
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6-1 final today.
Tulane now 22-27(7-11).


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 3:36 pm 
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There goes the at-large bid...


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 3:55 pm 
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We're 4 games up from Memphis in 9th place and still 1 game up on Wichita in 8th. We can clinch a spot in Clearwater with a series win over Memphis next weekend. (Or, just eyeballing it I think we will)

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 4:05 pm 
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Hunter Williams was in the stands at the game today btw


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 4:37 pm 
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Wavery wrote:
There goes the at-large bid...

Tongue in cheek, right?

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 4:38 pm 
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Someone post that GIF...so there’s still a chance!

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 5:09 pm 
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gerryb323 wrote:
Wavery wrote:
There goes the at-large bid...

Tongue in cheek, right?


I’m sure it is but technically if we would have won these last 10 games we would have had an RPI around 45. Which would have given us a chance for an at-large bid.
On to the conference tournament I guess.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 5:24 pm 
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Very disappointing weekend. Bullpen gave up so many crucial walks in games 1 and 2. If we have another losing season, what changes should be made?


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 5:58 pm 
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tjtlja wrote:
Very disappointing weekend. Bullpen gave up so many crucial walks in games 1 and 2. If we have another losing season, what changes should be made?


I just don’t understand why for the last two years our bullpen can’t throw strikes and what has happened to Ross Massey. Is it guys not trusting their stuff and trying too hard to paint the corners or coaches harping so much on it that it has become a self fulfilling prophecy? I would rather see a reliever come in and get hit around then what we have witnessed.

I’m not sure how to fix the problem but it must be fixed or we will continue to be bad.


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 6:14 pm 
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NJwave wrote:
tjtlja wrote:
Very disappointing weekend. Bullpen gave up so many crucial walks in games 1 and 2. If we have another losing season, what changes should be made?


I just don’t understand why for the last two years our bullpen can’t throw strikes and what has happened to Ross Massey. Is it guys not trusting their stuff and trying too hard to paint the corners or coaches harping so much on it that it has become a self fulfilling prophecy? I would rather see a reliever come in and get hit around then what we have witnessed.

I’m not sure how to fix the problem but it must be fixed or we will continue to be bad.


weren't people saying our coach hired a dumpster fire for a pitching coach back when he was hired? Pretty sure you don't need to look much further.

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Johnny Mac wrote:
NJwave wrote:
tjtlja wrote:
Very disappointing weekend. Bullpen gave up so many crucial walks in games 1 and 2. If we have another losing season, what changes should be made?


I just don’t understand why for the last two years our bullpen can’t throw strikes and what has happened to Ross Massey. Is it guys not trusting their stuff and trying too hard to paint the corners or coaches harping so much on it that it has become a self fulfilling prophecy? I would rather see a reliever come in and get hit around then what we have witnessed.

I’m not sure how to fix the problem but it must be fixed or we will continue to be bad.


weren't people saying our coach hired a dumpster fire for a pitching coach back when he was hired? Pretty sure you don't need to look much further.
I believe so. (Didn’t Jewett’s original guy turn him down when he got an offer to go to Oklahoma?) Our offense has gotten somewhat better though we still strike out a lot. The problem is that we have to score 9+ runs most games to have a chance. Our defense has been less than stellar as well.

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 7:22 pm 
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waverider wrote:
Johnny Mac wrote:
NJwave wrote:
tjtlja wrote:
Very disappointing weekend. Bullpen gave up so many crucial walks in games 1 and 2. If we have another losing season, what changes should be made?


I just don’t understand why for the last two years our bullpen can’t throw strikes and what has happened to Ross Massey. Is it guys not trusting their stuff and trying too hard to paint the corners or coaches harping so much on it that it has become a self fulfilling prophecy? I would rather see a reliever come in and get hit around then what we have witnessed.

I’m not sure how to fix the problem but it must be fixed or we will continue to be bad.


weren't people saying our coach hired a dumpster fire for a pitching coach back when he was hired? Pretty sure you don't need to look much further.
I believe so. (Didn’t Jewett’s original guy turn him down when he got an offer to go to Oklahoma?) Our offense has gotten somewhat better though we still strike out a lot. The problem is that we have to score 9+ runs most games to have a chance. Our defense has been less than stellar as well.


The original guy was Jack Giese. He used to coach pitchers at Oklahoma, but I believe Tulane wouldn’t hire him because he doesn’t have a degree.

I don’t really remember anyone being too upset about the hiring of Tighe Dickinson at the time. Not to say it didn’t happen but I just don’t recall much being said of it.
But when you look at his track record at other schools and now 2 years here it’s not good.

Hitting has improved throughout the year and we’ve seen Hoese, Artigues and others improve and develop at the plate in the offseason .
We haven’t seen much of that with the pitching staff. Gillies got better from last year to now, but who else has?


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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 8:50 pm 
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I just read a tweet that said the sweep was our first one in 30 AAC series.

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PostPosted: Sun May 06, 2018 9:34 pm 
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ECU is really good but we just didn't seem to put up any fight. Exams this week then it's just baseball. Hopefully they can find some life.

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what happens if we have a 3rd losing season at the end of next year? I know the team needed rebuilding, but 3 years in a row would be pretty tough to take.


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what happens if we have a 3rd losing season at the end of next year? I know the team needed rebuilding, but 3 years in a row would be pretty tough to take.


He gets fired. Simple as that. This isn't football or basketball

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gerryb323 wrote:
Wavery wrote:
There goes the at-large bid...

Tongue in cheek, right?


Very much so...


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Another loosing season. (mathematically we can have a winning season, but I DON'T THINK SO!) What bothers me even more is that I do not see us doing much better next year, which means another (3rd) losing season:(

Our pitching can use a lot of improvements or changes. For Massey and Bjornjeld to go as good as they were the year we played in Oxford, to the way they played this year tells me one thing, its the coaching. :-D

A number of years ago when Houston hired Todd Whitting as their new head coach, Whitting hired a pitching coach named "Cressand" (sounds familiar). Their pitching for those first 2 years were terrible. Guess what Whitting did, he got rid of Cressand after just 2 years. The following year, their pitching was much better and they started to win again.


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Team looked lethargic, disinterested yesterday. Hoese imploded at 3rd base on defense (so many errors and gift runs to ECU this weekend overall). Hope the Tulane baseball team takes the charitable deduction on its income taxes, they've been in such a "giving" mode all season.


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randymc wrote:
Team looked lethargic, disinterested yesterday. Hoese imploded at 3rd base on defense (so many errors and gift runs to ECU this weekend overall). Hope the Tulane baseball team takes the charitable deduction on its income taxes, they've been in such a "giving" mode all season.

Tougher with the new tax law...


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Another loosing season. (mathematically we can have a winning season, but I DON'T THINK SO!) What bothers me even more is that I do not see us doing much better next year, which means another (3rd) losing season:(

Our pitching can use a lot of improvements or changes. For Massey and Bjornjeld to go as good as they were the year we played in Oxford, to the way they played this year tells me one thing, its the coaching. :-D

A number of years ago when Houston hired Todd Whitting as their new head coach, Whitting hired a pitching coach named "Cressand" (sounds familiar). Their pitching for those first 2 years were terrible. Guess what Whitting did, he got rid of Cressand after just 2 years. The following year, their pitching was much better and they started to win again.


yes he did, and whiting hired probably the top pitching coach in the country in Frank Anderson! He just jumped ship i believe to Tennessee.


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I don’t see Jewett letting Tighe go unless he is forced to or Tighe leaves on his own or Jewett leaves. I think Jewett is loyal to his guys. No way Tulane should have back to back losing seasons. This should not be tolerated by Dannen.


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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2018 10:58 am 
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If Tulane loses the Memphis series, it is definitely time for a HC change.


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If Tulane loses the Memphis series, it is definitely time for a HC change.


Anything less than a 4 game sweep is unacceptable!

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