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We need a lot of everything.
Tulane, is only 10 or 11 players, from being pretty good


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Thu May 24, 2018 8:16 am

Already 4-0 Top1 UH up. Johnson pitching on short rest doesn’t have it.
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Thu May 24, 2018 8:49 am

Looking like we are going to end this season in flames. Down 6-0 in the top of the 3rd. Houston has the bases loaded with 2 outs.
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Thu May 24, 2018 8:58 am

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Already 4-0 Top1 UH up. Johnson pitching on short rest doesn’t have it.
Yep. In addition to that Graf said that he did a full bullpen and workout yesterday as we had been told no games on Thursday. We weren't told till after the game that we would play today. So yes he didn't have it today.
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HoustonWave wrote:
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We need a lot of everything.
Tulane, is only 10 or 11 players, from being pretty good
Yep.
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Thu May 24, 2018 9:29 am

Houston 7
Tulane 5

Bottom 3rd, 2 Outs
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Thu May 24, 2018 9:30 am

Crazy good 3rd inning for TU. Continue boys!.
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12-5
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16-5
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Thu May 24, 2018 10:16 am

Really sad to watch Tulane baseball being destroyed before your very eyes.
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Really sad to watch Tulane baseball being destroyed before your very eyes.
My thoughts exactly. How anyone believes this sh*t-show does not lay at the feet at the HC is mind boggling.
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Thu May 24, 2018 10:29 am

Maybe I'm just not getting it. We gave up NINE walks in four innings. Aren't you taught from Little League days that if you want to be a pitcher, you have to be able to throw the ball over the plate? Either you can or you can't. If you can't, then how does the pitching coach have anything to do with it? If you walk that many batters, you're going to lose a lot of games, even if your offense has Mickey Mantle, Barry Bonds, Jose Altuve and Aaron Judge in it.

To me, this reeks of lack of talent on the pitching staff.
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Maybe I'm just not getting it. We gave up NINE walks in four innings. Aren't you taught from Little League days that if you want to be a pitcher, you have to be able to throw the ball over the plate? Either you can or you can't. If you can't, then how does the pitching coach have anything to do with it? If you walk that many batters, you're going to lose a lot of games, even if your offense has Mickey Mantle, Barry Bonds, Jose Altuve and Aaron Judge in it.

To me, this reeks of lack of talent on the pitching staff.
Baseball is an individual sport and coaching at this stage is as critical as any other sport, if not more.

In the end, when things fall apart, as they have the last two years, it is inevitably about a combo of talent and coaching. The fact remains, this is the worst two year performance for TU baseball over the last 60 years, maybe ever. It's a BIG problem.
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Thu May 24, 2018 10:47 am

Getting embarrassed now. 18-5. Bot 6th.
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Getting embarrassed now. 18-5. Bot 6th.
10 run rule next inning.
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Maybe I'm just not getting it. We gave up NINE walks in four innings. Aren't you taught from Little League days that if you want to be a pitcher, you have to be able to throw the ball over the plate? Either you can or you can't. If you can't, then how does the pitching coach have anything to do with it? If you walk that many batters, you're going to lose a lot of games, even if your offense has Mickey Mantle, Barry Bonds, Jose Altuve and Aaron Judge in it.

To me, this reeks of lack of talent on the pitching staff.
Agree. How anyone can't see that it's a lack of talent and coaching is beyond the pale.
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Thu May 24, 2018 11:01 am

Yep, Jewitt IS the man for the program!
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winwave wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 10:55 am
RobertM320 wrote:
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Maybe I'm just not getting it. We gave up NINE walks in four innings. Aren't you taught from Little League days that if you want to be a pitcher, you have to be able to throw the ball over the plate? Either you can or you can't. If you can't, then how does the pitching coach have anything to do with it? If you walk that many batters, you're going to lose a lot of games, even if your offense has Mickey Mantle, Barry Bonds, Jose Altuve and Aaron Judge in it.

To me, this reeks of lack of talent on the pitching staff.
Agree. How anyone can't see that it's a lack of talent and coaching is beyond the pale.
I think everyone agrees lack of talent on the pitching staff. (Definitely the bullpen) We’re not losing games because of lack of scoring or hitting. We are horribly coached running the bases. You can’t expect to score 10 runs to have to win and then that may not be enough.
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Thu May 24, 2018 11:03 am

Well then you changed your mind since yesterday. Glad you've seen the light. Most also agree that we lack talent position player wise especially at catcher and SS.
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Thu May 24, 2018 11:07 am

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Maybe I'm just not getting it. We gave up NINE walks in four innings. Aren't you taught from Little League days that if you want to be a pitcher, you have to be able to throw the ball over the plate? Either you can or you can't. If you can't, then how does the pitching coach have anything to do with it? If you walk that many batters, you're going to lose a lot of games, even if your offense has Mickey Mantle, Barry Bonds, Jose Altuve and Aaron Judge in it.

To me, this reeks of lack of talent on the pitching staff.
Either they were all crappy pitchers, and we recruited them, or they've never had the coaching here at Tulane to pitch strikes and get better. At the end of the day, it's on the coaches.
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Thu May 24, 2018 11:07 am

Thanks Spoooon. 200 is a great number!
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Well then you changed your mind since yesterday. Glad you've seen the light. Most also agree that we lack talent position player wise especially at catcher and SS.
I’ve always said this year we have two starters that can win. Nothing much behind that. Sunday’s are hitters day for most teams. We should be able to compete there. And midweek we have enough talent to beat most of the schools in state. We need a good closer, better pen and better coaching. (Read each series thread and you’ll see where I say “no bullpen again” almost every time). We don’t have Regional talent this year. But I thought last year we had enough talent to be a Regional club and I’ll continue to believe that.
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Thu May 24, 2018 11:18 am

Final:

UH 18
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Our sad season fittingly ends with a 10 run rule loss @ the AAC tournament.
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Thu May 24, 2018 11:21 am

Next year going to be very similar to this year. Unless a miracle happens I’m expecting a 3rd straight losing season.
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Thu May 24, 2018 11:24 am

NOLABigSteve wrote:
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RobertM320 wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 10:29 am
Maybe I'm just not getting it. We gave up NINE walks in four innings. Aren't you taught from Little League days that if you want to be a pitcher, you have to be able to throw the ball over the plate? Either you can or you can't. If you can't, then how does the pitching coach have anything to do with it? If you walk that many batters, you're going to lose a lot of games, even if your offense has Mickey Mantle, Barry Bonds, Jose Altuve and Aaron Judge in it.

To me, this reeks of lack of talent on the pitching staff.
Either they were all crappy pitchers, and we recruited them, or they've never had the coaching here at Tulane to pitch strikes and get better. At the end of the day, it's on the coaches.
But that's my point, Steve. I can understand coaching can help a pitcher manage a game better, but if a guy isn't throwing strikes by the times he's a senior in high school, then we shouldn't be recruiting them as a pitcher to begin with. So are we just recruiting crappy pitchers?
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