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Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Gatorgal04, Mar 16, 2019.

  1. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    bumping him from Friday to Sunday may have gotten his attention, that and perhaps he started to listen to Sully & @74nole advice about arm slot consistency, whatever with the 3 lead dogs we will be just fine, especially after the frosh get adjusted to the SEC pitching
     
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  2. MatsideObserver

    MatsideObserver GC Hall of Fame

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    Ouch
     
  3. easyout1

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    Their Friday and Saturday starters are elite. Middle of the rotation big league quality arms. That was the best staff they will face this entire season. It will get easier from here on out.
     
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  4. The_Graygator

    The_Graygator GC Hall of Fame

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    Who ever had the hot hand is who I would start on Friday, and let them keep it until someone else proves they are the hot hand. Just imo, getting that first win on Friday night is crucial.
     
  5. Matherly87

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    Yes I've noticed Dalton moving up in the box more, especially late into counts. Lang batted something like .325 in SEC play last year. Let's hope he finds it again.
     
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  6. 74nole

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    Gray—

    You do realize don’t you that sounds an awful lot like the school of pitching by Mike Martin???

    It’s not practical to be constantly resetting the rotation based on who has the hot hand—correct days of rest as well as the right work on the right days (both road work and throwing to prepare for the next start) get out of wack on everyone that is part of this kind of juggling—

    I understand moving someone for either injury or lack of consistency but I would want to stay away from “knee-jerk” reaction moves because of a good game—it just jeopardizes all three weekend starters routines—

    Obviously this is 100% up to Sully—the above post is strictly MHO—
     
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  7. Matherly87

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    Them sounds like fighting words!!! Okay first one to their Geritol wins.
     
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  8. gatorbogey

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    ^^^^this.

    I was about to post THIS ....with proper annotations and reference to the thoughts and words of @74nole, of course. You’ve said many times how important the routine is for pitchers.
     
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  9. ursidman

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    This seems to happen to guys in their junior (draftable) year. Trying too hard? too much pressure on self? batting in part of lineup that pitcher may concentrate on a little harder? hitter weaknesses becoming known?. Usually results in a senior year..
     
  10. wingtee

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    Unfortunately for Austin he is going to have a senior year
     
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  11. GatorLurker

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    But lucky for UF?

    Last year he also started off slowly.

    Maybe he need hot weather and wooden bats.
     
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  12. spikesnlaces

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    Very tough decsion for Sully , because if he sticks to his position on playing best , as he did to Reese then AL would have to be under microscope . Young is SO out of position at 2b, that anything up the middle on the ground is a 50/50 proposition. Can’t win in the SEC with that . Reese has had his own share of defensive issues , thus more dugout time . If Sully stays true to his norm we will be seeing more of what was seen in that last game . It’s a shame for AL but , he’s not a better defender or base runner than Young so he better hit better and when that’s not the case this is the result . Just the way it is .
     
  13. WESGATORS

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    Langworthy, last year after going 2 for 10 in the SEC opener:

    .236 BA, .629 OPS, 16 strikeouts

    This year, after going 2 for 8 in the SEC opener:

    .198 BA (about 3 hits shy of last year's pace), .595 OPS, 16 strikeouts

    Last year he hit .314 BA the rest of the way and brought his season average up to .290 and an OPS up to .807. He had the second best SEC average on the team (.327), and he had the third best SEC OPS on the team (.886) behind Schwarz and India.

    Same Tuesday opponent following the SEC opener: Jacksonville. He went 2 for 3 last year to get a little spark going, but he'd only strikeout once in his next 6 games. Here's to hoping he can find his groove again, because we know it's there somewhere.

    Go GATORS!
    ,WESGATORS
     
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  14. gatorjjh

    gatorjjh A Gator with a Glass half full attitude Moderator VIP Member

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    He started slow last year and has been streaky from time to time, I know the scouts are keeping a close eye on him and not tipping any hand good or bad this early in the season, right now I'd say he wants to go but if this isn't the year he is OK with that as well. I expect he will pick up the hitting here in the next series or so and be a weapon we need in the line up. He does need to relax and play baseball and not be or feel pressure. If AL is benched and Jacob goes to LF and Reese is back at second and they both produce AL may be pinch hitter and reliever.
     
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  15. Matherly87

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    Both very good analysis by @gatorjjh and @WESGATORS, it gives me much to think about. As we always say, leave it up to Sully cause he can pull the right switches when needed.
     
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  16. gtr2x

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    Hoping he gets it going. Of course we could use another lefty reliever, but don't think that's his future.
     
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