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On 1/18/2018 at 11:51 PM, Mavric said:

 

That really sucks. Wonder if Alvarado will get the first shot as the closer now?

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7 minutes ago, ColoradoHusk said:
Is there an echo in here? Ha!!!

 

Dang.  My bad.

 

The new board works a bit different and has me screwed up. If you click on the link on the main page of who made the last post in a thread, it will take you to the first unread post.  But if you click on the timestamp of the last post it takes you to the actual last post, even if there are unread posts before that.  Previously they both took you to the first unread post.  I haven't adjusted yet so I missed your post.

 

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.  :D

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2 minutes ago, Mavric said:

 

Dang.  My bad.

 

The new board works a bit different and has me screwed up. If you click on the link on the main page of who made the last post in a thread, it will take you to the first unread post.  But if you click on the timestamp of the last post it takes you to the actual last post, even if there are unread posts before that.  Previously they both took you to the first unread post.  I haven't adjusted yet so I missed your post.

 

That's my story and I'm sticking to it.  :D

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I don't subscribe, but I did my own research:

Pitchers on roster that have not had arm injuries: (8 total, 3 of which are true freshmen)

Andrew Abrahamowicz - Fr. (14 IP)

Luis Alvarado - Sr. (49 IP)

Byron Hood - Rs Jr. (21 IP)

Max Schreiber - Fr. (5.1 IP)

Mitch Steinhoff - Jr. (8.1 IP)

Matt Waldron - Jr. (152.1 IP)

Keegan Watson - Fr. (5.1 IP)

Mike Waldron - Jr. (18.2 IP) - listed as utility player on roster

 

Pitchers on roster that have had arm injuries: (11 total, 1 of which occurred before transferring to Nebraska)

Connor Curry - Rs Fr.

Reece Eddins - Jr.

Zack Engelken - Jr.

Nate Fisher - Jr.

Ethan Frazier - Jr.

Jake Hohensee - Sr.

Chad Luensmann - Jr.

Jake McSteen - Jr.

Robbie Palkert - Jr.

Paul Tillotson - Rs Fr.

Matt Warren - Sr. - injury occurred while at Creighton

 

 

So 10 of 18 roster pitchers have had some sort of arm/shoulder injury while at Nebraska, which is 56%.  10 of 15 pitchers that have been in the program for at least a year have had an arm injury, which is 67%.

Of the pitchers who have not had an arm injury, only Matt Waldron (152.1 IP) has thrown more than 50 innings. Only 2 have thrown over 22 innings.

 

I know arm injuries seem to be more common in baseball these days, but this is getting to ridiculous levels.  At some point you have to stop thinking it's bad luck and you have to start looking at your practice, workload, and strength & conditioning practices.  Of course it's going to be hard for Erstad to have much success with these types of numbers, but a lot of the blame has to be placed on him and his staff.

 

Edit: Added Mike Waldron - he's listed as a utility player, but he has pitched some

Edit: Took Matt Warren out of the numbers as his injury occurred while at Creighton

Edited by HS_Coach_C

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On 3/30/2018 at 2:09 PM, HS_Coach_C said:

 

I don't subscribe, but I did my own research:

Pitchers on roster that have not had arm injuries: (8 total, 3 of which are true freshmen)

Andrew Abrahamowicz - Fr. (14 IP)

Luis Alvarado - Sr. (49 IP)

Byron Hood - Rs Jr. (21 IP)

Max Schreiber - Fr. (5.1 IP)

Mitch Steinhoff - Jr. (8.1 IP)

Matt Waldron - Jr. (152.1 IP)

Keegan Watson - Fr. (5.1 IP)

Mike Waldron - Jr. (18.2 IP) - listed as utility player on roster

 

Pitchers on roster that have had arm injuries: (11 total, 1 of which occurred before transferring to Nebraska)

Connor Curry - Rs Fr.

Reece Eddins - Jr.

Zack Engelken - Jr.

Nate Fisher - Jr.

Ethan Frazier - Jr.

Jake Hohensee - Sr.

Chad Luensmann - Jr.

Jake McSteen - Jr.

Robbie Palkert - Jr.

Paul Tillotson - Rs Fr.

Matt Warren - Sr. - injury occurred while at Creighton

 

 

So 10 of 18 roster pitchers have had some sort of arm/shoulder injury while at Nebraska, which is 56%.  10 of 15 pitchers that have been in the program for at least a year have had an arm injury, which is 67%.

Of the pitchers who have not had an arm injury, only Matt Waldron (152.1 IP) has thrown more than 50 innings. Only 2 have thrown over 22 innings.

 

I know arm injuries seem to be more common in baseball these days, but this is getting to ridiculous levels.  At some point you have to stop thinking it's bad luck and you have to start looking at your practice, workload, and strength & conditioning practices.  Of course it's going to be hard for Erstad to have much success with these types of numbers, but a lot of the blame has to be placed on him and his staff.

 

Edit: Added Mike Waldron - he's listed as a utility player, but he has pitched some

Edit: Took Matt Warren out of the numbers as his injury occurred while at Creighton

 

Good work here. Between the article and this info, that's rather damning information for Erstad and his staff. 

 

Keeping an eye on 2019 (since this season is all but lost already), I do hope we retool our staff and get to the bottom of what is causing these injuries.

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Wow...I can't believe how quickly we dropped off. It's like Erstad just said "**** it" right after winning the B1G Regular Season last year and has put this thing on cruise control. 

 

Now, I get that's not what really happened, but man...things are looking exceptionally poor this year. If we can't even make the B1G tourney (which is a long-shot at this point) in our own backyard, I don't know if I can support another year of Erstad at the helm. 

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I've watched a few games and the players seem to be going through the motions, like he's lost them.  The pitching change yesterday was terrible.  His comment was he was losing his stuff, but the annoucers said he looked good.  Either he can't coach or he's over thinking situtations.   Winning the Big 10 is a small acheivement, since it is not a baseball conference.  Its time to move on.

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I am actually a bit surprised that NU baseball still has a decent following.  It seems so long ago that they were good and lord knows the Big Ten takes baseball about as seriously as Coach Riley took competing.

 

I can remember the CWS when NU was in it and it was insane...the CWS atmosphere is always awesome but man was it "woke" when NU was in it.

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Would have been handy if Michigan State wouldn't have beaten Minnesota tonight but.....

 

 

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Not gonna solve the problem with offense.  Nebraska has shown they can only "clutch hit" when they're down 8+ runs most of this season.  Erstad has proven little or nothing as hitting coach in 5 years (counting 2011) and needed to take himself out of that position.  I would have hardly considered that the "easy" way out.

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12 hours ago, HuskersNC949597 said:

Not gonna solve the problem with offense.  Nebraska has shown they can only "clutch hit" when they're down 8+ runs most of this season.  Erstad has proven little or nothing as hitting coach in 5 years (counting 2011) and needed to take himself out of that position.  I would have hardly considered that the "easy" way out.

That’s where I’m at. Silva I can see because our pitching sans this past season has been our backbone. But why we would hold on to Kirby when it’s painfully obvious it’s been awful ever since Bolt left, is beyond me. We need to entirely change the offensive approach this offseason, Wilk and Scott are not gonna be there next season to bail us out.

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It's looking distressingly similar to Callahan's obsession with Cosgrove..................

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Well, at least Scott Schrieber made himself some nice coin!

 

Move the Big 10 Freshman of the year out of the closer spot and he gets hurt.

Move the Friday night starter to the bullpen and make him completely irrelevant

Move Alvarado to your Friday night starter and out of the OF and completely ruin his Sr. year and possibly his draft stock.

 

Brilliant work all around Erstad.

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10 hours ago, FrantzHardySwag said:

That’s where I’m at. Silva I can see because our pitching sans this past season has been our backbone. But why we would hold on to Kirby when it’s painfully obvious it’s been awful ever since Bolt left, is beyond me. We need to entirely change the offensive approach this offseason, Wilk and Scott are not gonna be there next season to bail us out.

I don't know what the approach even is at this point.  They're terribly inconsistent at small-ball, make the weirdest baserunning decisions, strike out a ton, then score 22 runs in a game to make people think they're capable, every other game was just a matter of "bad luck"/"thaaaaaaat's baseball for ya" :dunno

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