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    That is how often batters fail


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    Coincidently, also the amount of lame ___ threads on RP these days.


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    I thought that was how often good (or arguably great) hitters fail


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turner View Post
    That is how often batters fail
    30% success is not bad for one against nine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ManAboutTown View Post
    Coincidently, also the amount of lame ___ threads on RP these days.
    I look forward to reading some of your non-lame ___ threads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunjeb View Post
    I look forward to reading some of your non-lame ___ threads.
    I'm taking a break. I kicked the admin in the sack for 3 years. They've responded well. I'm going to sit back and let them work. And progress. And build.

    When I get disgruntled.... There will be threads..

    You can bet your sweet ___ there will be threads..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turner View Post
    That is how often batters fail
    Just busing your chops Turner. No harm intended. Just an attempt at humor.

    Also those of us that have spent too many years around the game have heard this way too many times.

    Cheers bud.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    30% success is not bad for one against nine.
    Gold!

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    It's time to re evaluate our hitting coach.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SMD7636 View Post
    It's time to re evaluate our hitting coach.
    I don't think it's totally on the hitting coach, of course he has some blame, but the players have to execute more consistently...in the last 6 games we are averaging 8.33 hits per game, but only scoring 3.33 runs per game. It's more detailed than "we aren't hitting"...we are hitting, just not very timely and we aren't doing a lot of the smaller things to help score runs. In those same 6 games, we've averaged only 3.2 walks and 1.2 stolen bases. On the other hand we have struck out 7.8 times per game. Now, a lot of those K's have come from the shortstop position, but we still aren't putting the ball in play enough. One of the most overlooked stats is ON BASE PERCENTAGE. Its not always about getting a key hit, sometimes it finding other ways to GET ON BASE. Runners on base put pressure on the pitcher/defense and open up so many more ways to make things happen and increasing scoring chances. We have to do a better job of finding a way on base and hitting with those guys on base....way too many double plays. Also need to increase our "quality outs" by moving runners over, 9-10 pitch at bats, more sacrifices with 0 outs, etc. Our lack of ability to lead off innings with a double, or steal 2nd with 0 outs, has lead to a lot of double plays. If we get that lead runner to 2nd with 0 outs a lot of those ground balls turn into quality outs by moving the runner to 3rd with only 1 out, which in turn increases the possible ways to score him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weareLOUISIANA View Post
    I don't think it's totally on the hitting coach, of course he has some blame, but the players have to execute more consistently...in the last 6 games we are averaging 8.33 hits per game, but only scoring 3.33 runs per game. It's more detailed than "we aren't hitting"...we are hitting, just not very timely and we aren't doing a lot of the smaller things to help score runs. In those same 6 games, we've averaged only 3.2 walks and 1.2 stolen bases. On the other hand we have struck out 7.8 times per game. Now, a lot of those K's have come from the shortstop position, but we still aren't putting the ball in play enough. One of the most overlooked stats is ON BASE PERCENTAGE. Its not always about getting a key hit, sometimes it finding other ways to GET ON BASE. Runners on base put pressure on the pitcher/defense and open up so many more ways to make things happen and increasing scoring chances. We have to do a better job of finding a way on base and hitting with those guys on base....way too many double plays. Also need to increase our "quality outs" by moving runners over, 9-10 pitch at bats, more sacrifices with 0 outs, etc. Our lack of ability to lead off innings with a double, or steal 2nd with 0 outs, has lead to a lot of double plays. If we get that lead runner to 2nd with 0 outs a lot of those ground balls turn into quality outs by moving the runner to 3rd with only 1 out, which in turn increases the possible ways to score him.
    Great analysis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weareLOUISIANA View Post
    I don't think it's totally on the hitting coach, of course he has some blame, but the players have to execute more consistently...in the last 6 games we are averaging 8.33 hits per game, but only scoring 3.33 runs per game. It's more detailed than "we aren't hitting"...we are hitting, just not very timely and we aren't doing a lot of the smaller things to help score runs. In those same 6 games, we've averaged only 3.2 walks and 1.2 stolen bases. On the other hand we have struck out 7.8 times per game. Now, a lot of those K's have come from the shortstop position, but we still aren't putting the ball in play enough. One of the most overlooked stats is ON BASE PERCENTAGE. Its not always about getting a key hit, sometimes it finding other ways to GET ON BASE. Runners on base put pressure on the pitcher/defense and open up so many more ways to make things happen and increasing scoring chances. We have to do a better job of finding a way on base and hitting with those guys on base....way too many double plays. Also need to increase our "quality outs" by moving runners over, 9-10 pitch at bats, more sacrifices with 0 outs, etc. Our lack of ability to lead off innings with a double, or steal 2nd with 0 outs, has lead to a lot of double plays. If we get that lead runner to 2nd with 0 outs a lot of those ground balls turn into quality outs by moving the runner to 3rd with only 1 out, which in turn increases the possible ways to score him.
    The ratio otta be 1k per 10 AB's. We've had plenty enough traffic on the bases as of late. But the lack of clutch hitting is killing us. Seems like we get a man on then hit into a weak double play

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifetimecajun View Post
    The ratio otta be 1k per 10 AB's. We've had plenty enough traffic on the bases as of late. But the lack of clutch hitting is killing us. Seems like we get a man on then hit into a weak double play
    That's my point about getting to 2nd with less than 2 outs. That weak ground ball now is a quality out by getting the runner to 3rd, thus opening up so many more ways to get him across the plate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lifetimecajun View Post
    The ratio otta be 1k per 10 AB's. We've had plenty enough traffic on the bases as of late. But the lack of clutch hitting is killing us. Seems like we get a man on then hit into a weak double play
    And by your ratio, we would have to be getting 78 at bats per game....we aint getting that many cuz. Wayyyyy too many Ks per game

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    Quote Originally Posted by weareLOUISIANA View Post
    I don't think it's totally on the hitting coach, of course he has some blame, but the players have to execute more consistently...in the last 6 games we are averaging 8.33 hits per game, but only scoring 3.33 runs per game. It's more detailed than "we aren't hitting"...we are hitting, just not very timely and we aren't doing a lot of the smaller things to help score runs. In those same 6 games, we've averaged only 3.2 walks and 1.2 stolen bases. On the other hand we have struck out 7.8 times per game. Now, a lot of those K's have come from the shortstop position, but we still aren't putting the ball in play enough. One of the most overlooked stats is ON BASE PERCENTAGE. Its not always about getting a key hit, sometimes it finding other ways to GET ON BASE. Runners on base put pressure on the pitcher/defense and open up so many more ways to make things happen and increasing scoring chances. We have to do a better job of finding a way on base and hitting with those guys on base....way too many double plays. Also need to increase our "quality outs" by moving runners over, 9-10 pitch at bats, more sacrifices with 0 outs, etc. Our lack of ability to lead off innings with a double, or steal 2nd with 0 outs, has lead to a lot of double plays. If we get that lead runner to 2nd with 0 outs a lot of those ground balls turn into quality outs by moving the runner to 3rd with only 1 out, which in turn increases the possible ways to score him.
    Short version: Situational hitting. And we are not good at it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by weareLOUISIANA View Post
    I don't think it's totally on the hitting coach, of course he has some blame, but the players have to execute more consistently...in the last 6 games we are averaging 8.33 hits per game, but only scoring 3.33 runs per game. It's more detailed than "we aren't hitting"...we are hitting, just not very timely and we aren't doing a lot of the smaller things to help score runs. In those same 6 games, we've averaged only 3.2 walks and 1.2 stolen bases. On the other hand we have struck out 7.8 times per game. Now, a lot of those K's have come from the shortstop position, but we still aren't putting the ball in play enough. One of the most overlooked stats is ON BASE PERCENTAGE. Its not always about getting a key hit, sometimes it finding other ways to GET ON BASE. Runners on base put pressure on the pitcher/defense and open up so many more ways to make things happen and increasing scoring chances. We have to do a better job of finding a way on base and hitting with those guys on base....way too many double plays. Also need to increase our "quality outs" by moving runners over, 9-10 pitch at bats, more sacrifices with 0 outs, etc. Our lack of ability to lead off innings with a double, or steal 2nd with 0 outs, has lead to a lot of double plays. If we get that lead runner to 2nd with 0 outs a lot of those ground balls turn into quality outs by moving the runner to 3rd with only 1 out, which in turn increases the possible ways to score him.
    This made me smile. Someone who truly understands the game...

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    Quote Originally Posted by sportsfanatic21 View Post
    Short version: Situational hitting. And we are not good at it.
    I think we left bases loaded 1st inning v. Tulane, a huge boost to the Wave's confidence the rest of the game. Conversely, not good for our mojo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dad04 View Post
    I think we left bases loaded 1st and 2nd innings v. Tulane, a huge boost to the Wave's confidence the rest of the game. Conversely, not good for our mojo.
    It was just the first inning, but point still remains. When a team puts up a 4 spot in the first and you haven't been good at chipping away at a lead you have to make a statement of your own. We looked like we had an answer and they got out of a jam giving up only one run. That was huge from a momentum perspective and it looked like it further crushed our confidence.

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    Every time we leave runners on, the sense of urgency increases going forward, creating performance anxiety. A vicious cycle that only seems to temporarily end with infrequent offensive productivity. We rarely score more than a run in any inning.

    Our .332 on base % puts us next to last in the Sunbelt by .001, next to Appy State at .331. The conf. average is .362. We are last in RBI, total bases and BB, by a lot.

    Average runs scored in the Sunbelt to date is 5.56, with us at 4.22. We'll never know, but simply being Sunbelt average offensively, we likely could have won the close ones with Murray State, Nichols, Tech and Tulane standing 14-5, or even 15-4. Our current record is awesome, considering the offensive stats. The defense and pitching are stellar, among the best anywhere.

    http://sunbeltsports.org/custompages...17/lgteams.htm


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    I don't know what is going on...


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