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(SB) Big First Inning is the Norm

Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by johnny_cakes, Mar 31, 2021.

  1. johnny_cakes

    johnny_cakes All American

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    Softball thread.....

    Gators have led at the end of the first inning in 10 of 27 game and went on to win all of them.

    Gators have been behind at the end of the first inning in 2 of 27 game and went on to lose both of them.

    Of the Gator's three losses, they were behind in two of the games at the end of the first inning.

    The Gators average over one run at the end of the first inning through 27 games.

    (yes, bored at work)
     
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  2. hoyt233

    hoyt233 GC Hall of Fame

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    Prattvile, AL-Go Lions!
    We've only lost 3 games and you commented on 12 games about being ahead or behind after the 1st inning. What about the other 15? I believe that if we are ahead at the end of the 7th inning , we will win them all. LOL.
     
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  3. johnny_cakes

    johnny_cakes All American

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    I'm just sayin' don't walk into KSP late!

    That we score so often in the first inning (over a third of the games) is statistically significant versus a random distribution of runs throughout seven innings.
     
  4. hoyt233

    hoyt233 GC Hall of Fame

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    Prattvile, AL-Go Lions!
    I might be a little late, I live 372 miles away. LOL.
     
  5. apkgator

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    For much of the season we have been SOOO top heavy at the top of the order, pretty natural the inning those players are front and center would be most productive.
     
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  6. alysb21

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    Listened to one of the podcasts that had Michelle Smith on it talking about Fl vs LSU and she pretty much implied that LSU pithing struggled because they weren't getting corners called as much as Florida pitching was. I recall the zone being tight on both sides, just as it was at UCF. I think that's why Hightower struggled some in the first game as far as having a high pitch count. Maybe it's just me, but it always seem like the "high profile" analysts like Smith like to not give Florida any credit for what they were able to do.
     
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  7. GatorGirl15

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    I remember it being evenly called on both sides too.

    LSU was hit against Ole Miss this past weekend ... @ home. Will she blame the ump there too?
     
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    alysb21 All American

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    Probably lol
     
  9. swampgas44

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    Don't really agree about Michelle Smith's commentary. She loves Tim Walton's coached teams, especially the great defense and the patience of our hitters and their knowledge of the strike zone. She does like pitchers that also hit so maybe that's the difference in her enthusiasm.