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RE: MAC Baseball Tournament
Should KSU win at 1:00, who would likely start the next game or the game tomorrow? I know there are some arms left, just a matter of what to expect.
05-27-2017 08:15 AM
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RE: MAC Baseball Tournament
(05-27-2017 06:22 AM)burden Wrote:  We really could use a EMU win over CMU today so if we beat Ohio twice today we only need one win on Sunday. Back to back doubleheader sweeps after playing three days in a row would be too much to ask from any college pitching staff.

EMU 5
CMU 0
Bottom of the 4th
05-27-2017 09:47 AM
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This game and season is over. The fact that we lost 4/5 games to OU is pathetic.
05-27-2017 12:56 PM
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Anyone at the game that can maybe hold up a sign: "There is no NEXT game"?

I just can't figure out why Willeman was even on the mound to throw to the last few batters of the 3rd. Or even more so, why he be back on the mound to start the 4th. Maybe if you had no other arms available?
05-27-2017 01:06 PM
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RE: MAC Baseball Tournament
Well, that's the problem with baseball. You are highly dependent on the pitcher and pitchers can't go out there and play every day.

That's why the tournament is particularly problematic in baseball. For the regular season, your best three pitchers are usually your weekend starters and play against your conference opponents. You probably have bullpen pitchers that are also good, and pitchers that aren't quite as good that will start the weekday games against nonconference opponents. In the tournament where you play up to 7 games in 4 days, you are going really deep into the pitching staff and it totally changes the complexion of the team.

Basically, the basketball equivalent would be to play redshirt freshmen and walk-ons in the championship game because you've used up your best players in the first few rounds.
05-27-2017 01:14 PM
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The bottom line is the KSU teams the last few years have not been mentally tough enough to handle the MAC Tournament. Not even close.
05-27-2017 01:40 PM
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It is one of the dumbest tournament formats in all of sports. If there ever was a sport where regular season should decide it's baseball. In other sports the best teams rarely get beat by the worse teams in baseball it probably happens one of three times. In the major leagues you need the most pitching depth during the regular season and then cut back in the post season. Doing it the other way does make very little sense.
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05-27-2017 01:42 PM
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(05-27-2017 01:42 PM)burden Wrote:  It is one of the dumbest tournament formats in all of sports. If there ever was a sport where regular season should decide it's baseball. In other sports the best teams rarely get beat by the worse teams in baseball it probably happens one of three times. In the major leagues you need the most pitching depth during the regular season and then cut back in the post season. Doing it the other way does make very little sense.

Looking at the stats, it looks like there are still a few arms (including a couple that have successfully started) that haven't thrown a pitch in a week or more.
05-27-2017 01:46 PM
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Losing 5-1. So gross to lose to this weak team.
05-27-2017 01:49 PM
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I once played on a very good team that handled lost in a double elimination tournament when we reached the final. The team we were playing had to win twice. They did. It sucked, but it wasn't our day. It really wasn't mental toughness, but a blown out pitching staff (and a bit of an idiot coach). We had two really good pitchers and then a big dropoff. The dropoff killed us that day.
05-27-2017 01:57 PM
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