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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:09 pm 
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Yikes! I thought Tulane could hit its way into an at large bid but now I'm not so sure. If pitching doesn't pick up, it may be AAC tourney champ or bust. Hope I'm just having a Lenten hangover which will pass tomorrow.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:59 pm 
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Yikes! I thought Tulane could hit its way into an at large bid but now I'm not so sure. If pitching doesn't pick up, it may be AAC tourney champ or bust. Hope I'm just having a Lenten hangover which will pass tomorrow.

You can say that again

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 8:01 pm 
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Great RPI opportunities at ECU and Houston and home against UCONN. Find a way to go 5-4 or better and should stay in second in the league and get the RPI where it needs to be.

This season would be truly special if we just had average pitching.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:51 pm 
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Tough week for sure. Just throw strikes and we would have 6-7 more wins. Just throw strikes. Just throw strikes. That should be our chant the rest of the season.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 7:20 am 
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Tough week for sure. Just throw strikes and we would have 6-7 more wins. Just throw strikes. Just throw strikes. That should be our chant the rest of the season.


It probably already is and had been. Maybe we should tell them to throw balls.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 8:13 am 
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Latham has to be talking to himself.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 9:07 am 
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Well, we should have lots of turnover with pitching next year. We are already giving up a ton of runs to bad or middling American teams. The better teams will prob do the same


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We need to clean up the errors if we are going to have a shot.


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There's a time to throw strikes and a time not to. Pitchers and catchers at this level should know the difference. I think that ours do but just don't hit their spot too often. Then the reverse seems to happen. It's just as frustrating for them as those of us who watch. It's a confidence-success-confidence cycle that lack of either is tough to overcome and comes from within. IMO, coaching is not the problem.


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With the number of runs we score, we might be better off just trying to throw just a hair better than "batting practice" pitches. Make them put the ball in play, and if they score a ton of hits and beat us that way, it's better than having them beat us on a ton of walks.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:10 am 
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With the number of runs we score, we might be better off just trying to throw just a hair better than "batting practice" pitches. Make them put the ball in play, and if they score a ton of hits and beat us that way, it's better than having them beat us on a ton of walks.


This is certainly Jewett's view. He has literally said repeatedly, the pitchers need to "Trust their defense."

It's not giving into hitters. It's simply making them earn their way on base instead of giving it to them.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:21 pm 
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ALERT!!!
 
Don't forget, we did have three games last week.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:40 pm 
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OK. I'll try it this way as English is a wonderfully full and flexible language. Tulane averaged over 12 runs a game last week and had a losing record.


I'm not asking anyone to research and prove it because I'm not, but I'm tempted to riff that it is unique in Tulane baseball history.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:59 pm 
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I'm not researching it either, but I do remember a series years ago at Pepperdine.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:02 pm 
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Baywave1 wrote:
OK. I'll try it this way as English is a wonderfully full and flexible language. Tulane averaged over 12 runs a game last week and had a losing record.


I'm not asking anyone to research and prove it because I'm not, but I'm tempted to riff that it is unique in Tulane baseball history.

If windy were here he might research something like that. But alas...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:37 pm 
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gerryb323 wrote:
Baywave1 wrote:
OK. I'll try it this way as English is a wonderfully full and flexible language. Tulane averaged over 12 runs a game last week and had a losing record.


I'm not asking anyone to research and prove it because I'm not, but I'm tempted to riff that it is unique in Tulane baseball history.

If windy were here he might research something like that. But alas...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 6:39 pm 
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I'm not researching it either, but I do remember a series years ago at Pepperdine.


Yep. Scored 40 that weekend and went 1-2.


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doc wrote:
I'm not researching it either, but I do remember a series years ago at Pepperdine.


We lost 2 of 3 to open the 2002 season at Pepperdine, 9-7, 30-21 and we won the last game 12-8.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:15 pm 
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When your baseball team outscores your football team and loses you either A) need to throw more strikes or B) replace your offensive coordinator. Well we have done the latter.

Throw the ball over the plate. They can’t hit a 5 run homer.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:19 pm 
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NJwave wrote:
When your baseball team outscores your football team and loses you either A) need to throw more strikes or B) replace your offensive coordinator. Well we have done the latter.

Throw the ball over the plate. They can’t hit a 5 run homer.


To be fair, we scored 40 against Memphis, and I'm pretty sure we would have scored more than 8 against UNO's football team.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:42 pm 
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FW wrote:
NJwave wrote:
When your baseball team outscores your football team and loses you either A) need to throw more strikes or B) replace your offensive coordinator. Well we have done the latter.

Throw the ball over the plate. They can’t hit a 5 run homer.


To be fair, we scored 40 against Memphis, and I'm pretty sure we would have scored more than 8 against UNO's football team.

Insert redacted post from windy about ruse's offense since windy can't do it.himself

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 8:40 pm 
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FW wrote:
doc wrote:
I'm not researching it either, but I do remember a series years ago at Pepperdine.


We lost 2 of 3 to open the 2002 season at Pepperdine, 9-7, 30-21 and we won the last game 12-8.


doc and FW, Thanks for confirming the eternal verity that as bad as it seems now it can be (or once was) worse.


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gerryb323 wrote:
FW wrote:
NJwave wrote:
When your baseball team outscores your football team and loses you either A) need to throw more strikes or B) replace your offensive coordinator. Well we have done the latter.

Throw the ball over the plate. They can’t hit a 5 run homer.


To be fair, we scored 40 against Memphis, and I'm pretty sure we would have scored more than 8 against UNO's football team.

Insert redacted post from windy about ruse's offense since windy can't do it.himself

And the secondary's inability to wrap up
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gerryb323 wrote:
FW wrote:
NJwave wrote:
When your baseball team outscores your football team and loses you either A) need to throw more strikes or B) replace your offensive coordinator. Well we have done the latter.

Throw the ball over the plate. They can’t hit a 5 run homer.


To be fair, we scored 40 against Memphis, and I'm pretty sure we would have scored more than 8 against UNO's football team.

Insert redacted post from windy about ruse's offense since windy can't do it.himself

Should we just open a windy memorial board so you can get it all out?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 9:03 am 
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ml wave wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
FW wrote:
NJwave wrote:
When your baseball team outscores your football team and loses you either A) need to throw more strikes or B) replace your offensive coordinator. Well we have done the latter.

Throw the ball over the plate. They can’t hit a 5 run homer.


To be fair, we scored 40 against Memphis, and I'm pretty sure we would have scored more than 8 against UNO's football team.

Insert redacted post from windy about ruse's offense since windy can't do it.himself

Should we just open a windy memorial board so you can get it all out?

Yes, let's compartmentalize our problems so we don't have to deal with them

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