Ole Miss Sweeps the Series

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Mon Feb 26, 2018 12:34 pm

He was looking good but just hit the wall. It's early and he'll build his stamina back up soon.


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rollwave11 wrote:Very encouraged by what I have seen so far through 6 games. Much better than last years team. Hung with Ole Miss in all 3 games

As far as our team, I think we are a much more balanced offense than in previous years. We put the ball in play and have some really good hitters in the middle of the order. We actually out-hit Ole Miss in 2 of the 3 games. On the mound, I really like what I have seen out of the starters (Roper, Ross, and Gillies). They have thrown strikes and for the most part shut down 2 good offenses. The bullpen has to figure some things out. Sam, Issa, and Ryan Green have pitched pretty well so far. Solesky and Trent Johnson have not pitched great, but I think they will be fine. The freshmen (Pellerin and Bates) look like they could be contributors as the season goes on. The 2 that are a little concerning at this point are McAffer and White. They have had big roles so far and have not come through. Defensively, we are really good in the infield. Sal and Hoese have really impressed on the left side. Outfield defense needs to improve. Jewett moved some guys around this weekend, which I think hurt our defense. Our best defensive outfield is when Johnson is in left, Spoon in center, and Kobi Owen in right. Hoping we can have a winning week. Fullerton is going to come in desperate after their slow start.
We lost 9–1 in game two. That’s not hanging with them.

The offense may be more balanced than the past 2 years but it’s definitely going to be worse. I’m not seeing all these really good middle of the order guys that you see. Only one really good hitter in the lineup as far as I can tell.

I don’t know why Green hasn’t pitched more. 2 appearances and only 2/3rds of an inning pitched. I thought he was supposed to be one of the high leverage guys.

As for Winwave claiming people are rooting for Jewett to fail because they wanted AC to be hired, I can’t speak for anyone else but that’s wholly untrue for me. I preferred that we hire AC but I had no qualms with the decision to hire Jewett. I only began to have an unfavorable opinion about Jewett when he started losing ball games and the players said he was doing a bad job and was in over his head. If he gets the team to start winning at the level that we expect, I’ll be back on his bandwagon.
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Profoundwizard wrote:
rollwave11 wrote:Very encouraged by what I have seen so far through 6 games. Much better than last years team. Hung with Ole Miss in all 3 games

As far as our team, I think we are a much more balanced offense than in previous years. We put the ball in play and have some really good hitters in the middle of the order. We actually out-hit Ole Miss in 2 of the 3 games. On the mound, I really like what I have seen out of the starters (Roper, Ross, and Gillies). They have thrown strikes and for the most part shut down 2 good offenses. The bullpen has to figure some things out. Sam, Issa, and Ryan Green have pitched pretty well so far. Solesky and Trent Johnson have not pitched great, but I think they will be fine. The freshmen (Pellerin and Bates) look like they could be contributors as the season goes on. The 2 that are a little concerning at this point are McAffer and White. They have had big roles so far and have not come through. Defensively, we are really good in the infield. Sal and Hoese have really impressed on the left side. Outfield defense needs to improve. Jewett moved some guys around this weekend, which I think hurt our defense. Our best defensive outfield is when Johnson is in left, Spoon in center, and Kobi Owen in right. Hoping we can have a winning week. Fullerton is going to come in desperate after their slow start.
We lost 9–1 in game two. That’s not hanging with them.

The offense may be more balanced than the past 2 years but it’s definitely going to be worse. I’m not seeing all these really good middle of the order guys that you see. Only one really good hitter in the lineup as far as I can tell.

I don’t know why Green hasn’t pitched more. 2 appearances and only 2/3rds of an inning pitched. I thought he was supposed to be one of the high leverage guys.

As for Winwave claiming people are rooting for Jewett to fail because they wanted AC to be hired, I can’t speak for anyone else but that’s wholly untrue for me. I preferred that we hire AC but I had no qualms with the decision to hire Jewett. I only began to have an unfavorable opinion about Jewett when he started losing ball games and the players said he was doing a bad job and was in over his head. If he gets the team to start winning at the level that we expect, I’ll be back on his bandwagon.
The 9-1 game was a close ballgame until the 6th inning. We had a few outfield miscues and some bullpen issues in that 6th inning. Of course the 6th inning counts just as much as the others, just trying to point out that we played with them for the majority of this series. As I stated before, those are the 2 issues I have with this team at the moment. I think the outfield defense is an easy fix by moving Johnson back to LF and Kobi Owen in RF. I believe the bullpen has some pieces, it’s just a matter of finding out which guys they can rely on.
As far as the offense goes, you can’t look at numbers this early in the season. I really like the way Johnson, Jensen, and of course Spoon have looked offensively. Rowland is a guy that looked like our whole lineup last year (strikes out a lot but provides some power). It’s good to have 1 or 2 of those, but not an entire lineup. Sal and Hoese look like they are capable of having good offensive seasons. Not sure how the overall numbers will look because we don’t have many “cupcake” games to inflate numbers, but I do believe the offense will be productive.
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My lack of faith in the offense has less to do with the numbers through 6 games and more to do with the fact that we’re relying on a bunch of guys that were on last years team and they didn’t hit or they couldn’t even crack the lineup. More than half of our everyday lineup consists of guys that were the weak links in the lineup last season.

Consider me a skeptic on Sal and Hoese at the plate.
What would you call a good year for them?
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Profoundwizard wrote:My lack of faith in the offense has less to do with the numbers through 6 games and more to do with the fact that we’re relying on a bunch of guys that were on last years team and they didn’t hit or they couldn’t even crack the lineup. More than half of our everyday lineup consists of guys that were the weak links in the lineup last season.

Consider me a skeptic on Sal and Hoese at the plate.
What would you call a good year for them?
I could see Sal hitting around .270 with a solid OB% and some stolen bases. I think Hoese could hit around that same number but with more power. I think he will have some HR’s. Their numbers as true freshmen were not great, but unfortunately they had to start as true freshmen when they were probably not ready from an offensive standpoint. With a year of experience and from what I have seen so far this season, I expect them to be much better. I assume the other guys you are talking about are Artigues and K. Owen. Once again those guys are only sophomores. They were behind upperclassmen last season. Rowland had a rough start last season and was never given another opportunity. He looks like he will provide some power in the middle of the order this year. Spoon is one of the top hitters in the conference. The other starters (Acy Owen, Jensen, and Johnson) are all new and i like what I have seen so far. I still believe this team will rely on pitching and defense to win games, but I think the offense will be productive. Totally different than the high strikeout power offense from last year, but I personally like an offense that can produce runs in different ways (putting the ball in play, moving runners, putting pressure on the defense).
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 4:31 pm

I’ll take the under on .270
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Mon Feb 26, 2018 8:42 pm

Roper looked fantastic. All of our starting pitchers looked good.

want to point out that Rowland is only hitting .216 but he accounts for HALF of our runs scored (9rbis plus his own 4 runs from hr = 13). The power of the homerun is what cost us this series, and at the same time really the only reason we were in it from offensive standpoint.

Homerun hitters can erase mistakes easily, and when you only have one or two there's not room for many mistakes. Those are erasers with one swing of the bat. Just my 2 cents.

I really like jewett and I think he's going to do great. This is yr one in my oppinion for him and his first class. like always, t's all going to come down to recruiting. Let's see if he can bring in some pieces this next yr To add to what we have and start to piece it together to go to omaha and be a perenial player.

After watching this ole miss series im actually really excited for the year. We are pretty close, just don't have much room for error right now. Just got to keep getting better as season goes.
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Roper looked fantastic. All of our starting pitchers looked good.

want to point out that Rowland is only hitting .216 but he accounts for HALF of our runs scored (9rbis plus his own 4 runs from hr = 13). The power of the homerun is what cost us this series, and at the same time really the only reason we were in it from offensive standpoint.

Homerun hitters can erase mistakes easily, and when you only have one or two there's not room for many mistakes. Those are erasers with one swing of the bat. Just my 2 cents.

I really like jewett and I think he's going to do great. This is yr one in my oppinion for him and his first class. like always, t's all going to come down to recruiting. Let's see if he can bring in some pieces this next yr To add to what we have and start to piece it together to go to omaha and be a perenial player.

After watching this ole miss series im actually really excited for the year. We are pretty close, just don't have much room for error right now. Just got to keep getting better as season goes.
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RollWaveRoll wrote:Roper looked fantastic. All of our starting pitchers looked good.

want to point out that Rowland is only hitting .216 but he accounts for HALF of our runs scored (9rbis plus his own 4 runs from hr = 13). The power of the homerun is what cost us this series, and at the same time really the only reason we were in it from offensive standpoint.

Homerun hitters can erase mistakes easily, and when you only have one or two there's not room for many mistakes. Those are erasers with one swing of the bat. Just my 2 cents.

I really like jewett and I think he's going to do great. This is yr one in my oppinion for him and his first class. like always, t's all going to come down to recruiting. Let's see if he can bring in some pieces this next yr To add to what we have and start to piece it together to go to omaha and be a perenial player.

After watching this ole miss series im actually really excited for the year. We are pretty close, just don't have much room for error right now. Just got to keep getting better as season goes.
Actually, wouldn't his four runs from HRs already be included in his RBI total? So 9 of 28, or about a THIRD. Just a technicality, your point is still valid.
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RollWaveRoll wrote:Roper looked fantastic. All of our starting pitchers looked good.

want to point out that Rowland is only hitting .216 but he accounts for HALF of our runs scored (9rbis plus his own 4 runs from hr = 13). The power of the homerun is what cost us this series, and at the same time really the only reason we were in it from offensive standpoint.

Homerun hitters can erase mistakes easily, and when you only have one or two there's not room for many mistakes. Those are erasers with one swing of the bat. Just my 2 cents.

I really like jewett and I think he's going to do great. This is yr one in my oppinion for him and his first class. like always, t's all going to come down to recruiting. Let's see if he can bring in some pieces this next yr To add to what we have and start to piece it together to go to omaha and be a perenial player.

After watching this ole miss series im actually really excited for the year. We are pretty close, just don't have much room for error right now. Just got to keep getting better as season goes.
Actually, wouldn't his four runs from HRs already be included in his RBI total? So 9 of 28, or about a THIRD. Just a technicality, your point is still valid.

good point
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Well that didn’t take long. Ole Miss loses their SEC opener 8-6 to unranked Tennessee.
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RollWaveRoll wrote:Roper looked fantastic. All of our starting pitchers looked good.

want to point out that Rowland is only hitting .216 but he accounts for HALF of our runs scored (9rbis plus his own 4 runs from hr = 13). The power of the homerun is what cost us this series, and at the same time really the only reason we were in it from offensive standpoint.

Homerun hitters can erase mistakes easily, and when you only have one or two there's not room for many mistakes. Those are erasers with one swing of the bat. Just my 2 cents.

I really like jewett and I think he's going to do great. This is yr one in my oppinion for him and his first class. like always, t's all going to come down to recruiting. Let's see if he can bring in some pieces this next yr To add to what we have and start to piece it together to go to omaha and be a perenial player.

After watching this ole miss series im actually really excited for the year. We are pretty close, just don't have much room for error right now. Just got to keep getting better as season goes.



A month ago we were really close but last week this same guy said Jewett needs until 2021 to get this turned around.
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