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Discussion in 'Diamond Gators' started by Matherly87, Jun 6, 2023.

  1. jdgator

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    I agree with this! Give others a chance.
     
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  2. ocalaman

    ocalaman GC Hall of Fame

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    Didn't John Lennon do a song about that? Or was it Peace?!! :)
     
  3. neutrino_boi

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    Let's assume for the moment that our boys end up 11-19 and miss the tournament for the first time in Sully's tenure.

    If we "don't have the dudes", UF figures out NIL and we get the dudes. The SEC West probably has more NIL clout than we do, so we probably don't ever have quite the 2010-2018 glory years again (Natty, two second place, 4 more Omaha, one bad weekend, and a rebuilding year)

    If Sully has "lost the locker room", we're in much worse shape. Much like Sully, half of my job at UF is mentoring young men (his other half is NIL, winning the game on the field, recruiting, etc. -- mine is 1/6 mentoring young women and 1/3 keeping a couple UF engineering programs accredited). To that point, I'll say that the "emotional labor" in working with each young man in our program is a lot higher than in 2014 (center of the baseball glory years). Back then, I won awards as best teacher in my program. I'm now regarded as "effective, but low-key cold". If Sully can't mentor/inspire/etc. this new generation... oof... I don't know where the program goes.
     
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  4. apkgator

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    Under the current structure UF doesn't figure out NIL....the boosters do. We are pretty much Condron or bust as it stands now
     
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  5. Matherly87

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    I believe we are into option 2 at this point. Someone I know mentioned that when Sully gets an extension over the years past the Gators usually go into a multi-year loll. I haven't researched it but maybe there's more to it. Its difficult to think of this year as entitlement since we were so close last year, but the way this year is going it feels like guys are playing that way. And once things got unraveled, reality hit and guys are checking out mentally. Unfortunately many others are too, myself included.

    I'm very glad Sully finally gave in and put Evans in the leadoff spot. I mentioned that a few weeks ago when Kurland was spirally down. Sure Ty might not be the right guy normally, but he knows how to battle. He turned it around last year and has proven he can adjust. Obviously today earns him more time in the leadoff but we still need to find our 3, 4, and 5 spot hitters with less than half the year left.
     
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  6. Matherly87

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    Congrats to Evans, Cags, Yost, Shelnut, and Garrison for not being on this list. Here is our current in conference batting averages for the rest of the team...

    Shelton, Colby .214
    Heyman, Luke .204
    Kurland, Cade .193
    Thomas, Dale .172
    Donay, Brody .167
    Russell, Landon .154
    Robertson, Michael .150
    Guy, Jaylen .150
    Albert, Armando .000
    Wilson, Ashton .000
    Brookins, Blake .000

    It's no wonder why the coaching staff had such a hard time picking someone to grab a bat when Garrison got hurt late in the game during his at bat and had to be replaced.
     
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  7. ocalaman

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  8. MatsideObserver

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    Just our luck - that's a huge loss - Garrison's bat was really coming around and the defense will certainly be missed.
     
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  9. Matherly87

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  10. GatorRade

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    Terrible news on Garrison indeed.

    A positive note, meager as it is, is that Jac’s home run spree now has him in sole possession of second place in the nation with 20 behind only Charlie Condon (24).
     
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  11. Matherly87

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    Went back and checked last year comparison to the same weekend and Jac had 21 HRs at this point. I'd say he is still on track. Last year the season might have ended up going longer but he only had 5 homeruns in post season play.
     
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  12. manigordo

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    Feel badly for Garrison. Wishing a full recovery.
     
  13. ocalaman

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    As of today, D1 Baseball has the Gators at #41 in the RPI, #7 SOS, #49 in DSR.
     
  14. gator1977

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    In other words, lots of work to do against this very tough stretch of the SEC season (on the road) to get to the post season. First- no more midweek losses... and then try to get all the games you can against Vandy and Arky, This is the make or break two weeks.
     
  15. Matherly87

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    I've always said if you are willing to criticize others, you have to give credit when they do something right. My appreciation tonight goes out to Coach Sully for handling the pitchers perfectly tonight. By keeping guys like Clemente, Menendez, Slater, and even Russell in for short stays, he helped rebuild some confidence that they could go out there and hold a team to 1 run. All of them dropped their ERA from what it was and Russell starts his off at 0. So thanks Sully and I liked your comment after the game about Evans keeping the leadoff spot.

    Also a shoutout goes to Brody Donay who now has the overall third highest batting average on the team at 293. He deserves to move up in the order soon.
     
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  16. Matherly87

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    I've heard Sully say a few times about his pitching plan for a game that he has certain guys on his card. Meaning with any game he knows the main 4-5 guys he is ready to call on if the game stays competitive. So I ask each of you to take the Sully challenge and try to card a weekend series. Try and piece together, from where we now stand at this point in the season, who are your three starters and the next few guys you would have ready to try and win the series. Try and list your starters for each day, followed by the next 3-4 guys you would plan to use when needed and how many innings they would hope to last. If you only list 2 or 3 pitchers per game, ask yourself do you really expect them to last enough innings to complete the game.
    I'll put my hat in the ring first with......

    Friday - Jameson(R) 2-3, Fisher(L) 2-3, Purnell(R) 1 or less, Slater(R) 2, McNeillie(R) 1
    Saturday - Coppola(L) 2-3, Peterson(R) 2-3, Menendez(L) 1-2, Witmer(R) 1, Neely(R) 1-2
    Sunday - Caglianone(L) 4-6, Slater(R) 1-2, Purnell(R) 1 or less, Satin(L) spot only, McNeillie(R) 1-2 or Neely(R) if available

    Notes -
    1.Yes I'm pulling Neely out of the starter spot and its difficult to find 3 weekend starters at this point. Regardless who starts Friday or Saturday, the main arms have to follow that we can still hope for the best in Fisher and Peterson. Jameson isn't no where close to a Friday starter in the SEC but we have no one that is, other than Cags and he's not available. I'm going with Jameson because he is not a freshman and he has one of the lowest ERAs at 4.94.
    2. Take the pressure off of them as starters and see how many batters more we can get after the first few innings. Sully has to give up the old standard of a starter should get you 5 plus innings. This year it ain't happening most starts.
    3. Other than Cags try not to let anyone go thru the order once, unless they are hot and working thru the lineup care free.
    4. Don't let any pitcher sit out there in trouble after 2 other than Cags.
    5. Put pitchers in their strengths. Slater is a good reliever on most nights. Neely and McNeillie seem to be very good as closers usually. Purnell is okay for 2-3 batters in most appearances and sometimes very good but goes off the rails rather quickly after that.
    6. Sully might try more R-L-R or L-R-L patterns within games to change the delivery sides and batter views of the ball. Keep guys in for shorter stays before things start to blow up or go out of control.
    7. And for the record my weekday starting pitcher for now is Clemente until he loses it. That's just about all of them other than Philpott, Smith, and the new guy Russell.
     
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  17. ocalaman

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    Neely was fine for 3-4 innings. He's just not a starter who is going to go deep into a game. He belongs in a closer role. The freshmen just haven't delivered and the veterans haven't gotten better except for Jac. Our batting order is average and this is a middle of the pack team. Just how it is, IMO.
     
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    You must know Lurker
     
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    Yup. @GatorLurker and I were in the same department for six years & by chance, our ST seats are close enough that we can hear one another offer constructive feedback to the home plate umpire.
     
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  20. shane4three

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    Pitching was good last night.
    Gotta catch balls like throw to third last night. That cost us two runs.
    Kid from Vandy tags on routine fly to left. What was our left fielder doing?


    We never hit early. Always behind 2-0 or 3-0. That takes a toll always trying to dig out of holes. Gotta develop guys and keep guys around. Guy like Prevesk. Kurland has to shorten the swing. The strikeouts are hurting any chance we have to be decent offensively.
     
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