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    Quote Originally Posted by campo118 View Post
    No matter how you spin it, the situation did not dictate a suicide bunt there. When we've run the suicide in the past (Alabama game comes to mind) it has been when the guy on the mound is stingy and you have to scratch and claw for a couple runs. We had put up 11 runs on 15 hits at that junction in the game, and izzie particularly had hit the ball hard in every at bat today.
    Of course it's a terrible call when it doesn't work...had it worked you would be praising the coaches for the great call. That's why he makes the calls, sometimes they work, sometimes they dont. It's easy to second guess when you know the outcome. It's the way we play, he's bunted and squeezed his entire coaching career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weareLOUISIANA View Post
    Of course it's a terrible call when it doesn't work...had it worked you would be praising the coaches for the great call. That's why he makes the calls, sometimes they work, sometimes they dont. It's easy to second guess when you know the outcome. It's the way we play, he's bunted and squeezed his entire coaching career.
    I assumed someone would use the old hindsight is 20/20 equivalent. Wrong. I actually even called that we would run the suicide before it happened, and if/when it happened it would be the wrong call whether it worked or not. Of course it's much more of a talking point because it did not work, but it was the absolute wrong call in the scenario it was applied. Two failed suicides nearly cost us a series we absolutely should have swept. I'm moving on and like I said, I love this coaching staff, and surely there are tons of things we can blame the loss on (piney's error, joe's error, poor pitching, missed strike 3 on ump, etc.) but the bunt call in that situation frustrated me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campo118 View Post
    I assumed someone would use the old hindsight is 20/20 equivalent. Wrong. I actually even called that we would run the suicide before it happened, and if/when it happened it would be the wrong call whether it worked or not. Of course it's much more of a talking point because it did not work, but it was the absolute wrong call in the scenario it was applied. Two failed suicides nearly cost us a series we absolutely should have swept. I'm moving on and like I said, I love this coaching staff, and surely there are tons of things we can blame the loss on (piney's error, joe's error, poor pitching, missed strike 3 on ump, etc.) but the bunt call in that situation frustrated me.


    Ball on the ground in fair territory = Sweep

    -I was even thinking of doing it with 2 strikes!!!


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    Ball on the ground in fair territory = Sweep

    -I was even thinking of doing it with 2 strikes!!!

    Stick to football old man...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post


    Ball on the ground in fair territory = Sweep

    -I was even thinking of doing it with 2 strikes!!!

    all we need is a bunt in fair territory....does not have to be perfect...just put it down on the front porch.

    And remember, Edwards struggled the last at bat against that pitcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campo118 View Post
    Stick to football old man...

    Although I played all the major sports, I was going to play college baseball at Loyola until ruining my arm in football

    I knew all the Loyola players and coaches very well and when they needed to get to Clark field, I went on the bus from campus to show them the way

    Jesuit has always been one of the top baseball schools in the South and has won a bunch of state regional and American Legion World Titles

    Suicide squeeze is Painless!!! Like the Mash song!!!


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    Izzy gets that bunt down 8 times out of 10. I don't hate the call only because it was Jam running and that meant it DID NOT even have to be a great bunt. Literally any fair ball bunt would've won the game. Hell, Jam was practically crossing the plate before Izzy even left the batters box. ____, maybe we should've just stole home, lol.


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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneGolfin View Post
    If you are starting him against Tulane (and this is going to be the tough game of the week), you expect that he will be going five. You do not bring him back on four days' rest after throwing five against Tulane ... especially this early in the season. That is something the LTU coach would do.

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    Then, after Tulane, we have LA Tech and Houston on consecutive Tuesdays. It would be nice to have Hogan for those.

    Hoping Schmidt is good to go soon. A few innings against St. Peters would be perfect...

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneGolfin View Post
    I assume that you mean once they begin having some relevance. It depends on what the connectivity looks like nationwide. Usually that is around late March/early April.

    The Sun Belt has some catching up to do. Going into today, Sun Belt contribution to the Cajuns' OWP is not good. Whereas last year it was quite good.

    I am very concerned about Saint Peter's effect on the Cajuns RPI. Hopefully they are much better than their 10-42 record last year. Else it is going to damage big time.

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    Not sure why we scheduled St. Peters. They haven't won more than 11 games going back to 2014. That's going to hurt. Rain outs would be nice!

    Sun Belt currently 72-67. Better than a couple weeks ago but not as good as last year. Conference finished 148-125... So at this point (about half of all NC games played, conference should be about 12-13 games above 500 to match last year's pace.

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    Suicide was the right call. That pitcher came in the 8th and had sat down everyone until Kennon got that single. I think it had been 8 players in a row. So the pitcher was stingy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ragincajun10 View Post
    Hell, Jam was practically crossing the plate before Izzy even left the batters box. ____, maybe we should've just stole home, lol.
    I said the same thing yesterday right after the bunt went foul.

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    Yes, that was the play of the game. We lay that bunt down and it is over. You're right he might have stolen home without the attempted bunt.

    The reality is we were just a few plays away from a sweep, and a few plays away from getting swept.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 91tiger View Post
    Teurlings SS, Hayden Cantrelle, is on his way.
    I believe Cantrelle was signed as a Pitcher.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campo118 View Post
    No matter how you spin it, the situation did not dictate a suicide bunt there. When we've run the suicide in the past (Alabama game comes to mind) it has been when the guy on the mound is stingy and you have to scratch and claw for a couple runs. We had put up 11 runs on 15 hits at that junction in the game, and izzie particularly had hit the ball hard in every at bat today.
    With one of the fastest runners on the team at 3rd and the best bunter on the team at the plate. I make that same call every time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunEXPRESS View Post
    The reality is we were just a few plays away from a sweep, and a few plays away from getting swept.
    Amen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajundiehard View Post
    Not sure why we scheduled St. Peters. They haven't won more than 11 games going back to 2014. That's going to hurt. Rain outs would be nice!

    Sun Belt currently 72-67. Better than a couple weeks ago but not as good as last year. Conference finished 148-125... So at this point (about half of all NC games played, conference should be about 12-13 games above 500 to match last year's pace.
    Sun Belt is 72-67 for a .5180 WP.

    However, for our purposes, the Sun Belt is 66-63 (.5116), with a .5098 OWP contribution to the Cajuns' RPI. This .5098 is low ... need to bring it up significantly.

    Yes, as stated earlier, Saint Peter's is likely to really hurt. This team is the poster child for teams that you do not schedule.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoneGolfin View Post
    Sun Belt is 72-67 for a .5180 WP.

    However, for our purposes, the Sun Belt is 66-63 (.5116), with a .5098 OWP contribution to the Cajuns' RPI. This .5098 is low ... need to bring it up significantly.

    Yes, as stated earlier, Saint Peter's is likely to really hurt. This team is the poster child for teams that you do not schedule.

    Brian
    That's what I was thinking....thanks for confirming.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campo118 View Post
    Asking a guy to get down a perfect suicide squeeze with the infield drawn in is putting a whole lot more pressure on the batter than asking him to swing away. Especially when a Texas leaguer, lazy fly ball, routine ground ball or practically any contact imaginable wins you the game. All the pressure was on the pitcher and we put all the pressure on ourselves by asking izzie to lay down the bunt. That's the definition of being too cute and trying to force your brand of baseball in an unnecessary situation.
    Suicide didn't need to be perfect. He could have bunted it right back to the pitcher and Jam scores. Jam was about 10' from home plate when the ball was bunted. The reason it didn't work was he tried to make it too perfect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by campo118 View Post
    Asking a guy to get down a perfect suicide squeeze with the infield drawn in is putting a whole lot more pressure on the batter than asking him to swing away. Especially when a Texas leaguer, lazy fly ball, routine ground ball or practically any contact imaginable wins you the game. All the pressure was on the pitcher and we put all the pressure on ourselves by asking izzie to lay down the bunt. That's the definition of being too cute and trying to force your brand of baseball in an unnecessary situation.
    I liked the call. First Williams was home almost immediately. Any kind of fair bunt wins the game. Anything other than a pop up or a foul. It was like he materialized there he got there so quick. Second you will need to be able to execute those plays later in the season in pressure packed games. Perfect chance to do it in a game where you already won the series and get some confidence.

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    I wish we used more slash hits in situations like that. Show bunt to draw the infield in and chip one right over their heads.


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