UK #3 Started Early

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Re: UK #3 Started Early

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We have left a runner in scoring position 3 of the first 4 innings.

And none of the outs have attempted a slap or go with the pitch oppo - all big swings or flies.

It will come home to roost if we don’t turn it around.
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Scrappy wrote: Sat May 18, 2024 11:56 am Kozeal not starting?

NVM, just checked stat tracker. Why in heck is he sitting one of the best and hottest hitters in a must win game?
Radio call conjecture was that the change was for defensive purposes. I suppose it also opens up the option to pinch hit Kozeal in the right spot. We’ll see how things shake out.
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JD having another solid outing. Has gotten himself out of a few really tight spots with timely K’s.
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JD Thompson is a little badass! He's quickly becoming my favorite player on this team.
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JD has been nails. A lot of pitches though…
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Vastine is tricky to evaluate. His big swing w runners at the corners was frustrating. On the other hand, he has sneaky power. I wish he shortened things up just a little w runners in scoring position.
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As everyone has commented, we lack clutch hitting right now.
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It astounds me how many foul balls opposing hitters hit off Vandy pitching. I wonder what the rate is per game vs the average for all teams.
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Do we practice bunting? We seem to be very bad at it
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That was a bad at bat .. poor bunt attempts. Now we need to be clutch. It almost seemed as if he was bunting for a base hit rather than a sacrifice.
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