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Everything posted by HuskersNC949597

  1. Obviously games like this show they're capable. I (and I'm sure others) have wanted Erstad to do himself a favor and replace Mike Kirby and get somebody who can squeeze more out of the bats (bunting, baserunning, everything is more hit or miss than even "that's baseball " will usually allow), but he said last year replacing an assistant would be "taking the easy way out", so it's pretty hard to expect much other than continued inconsistency I expect Michigan to play dead in the nightcap, also.
  2. Great job by Waldron in his last start at HP.
  3. If Nebraska weren't hitting .255 and slugging in the .300s THIS LATE in the year, it'd be easier to give them the benefit of the doubt. Either that, or they've wasted a lot of the last month or two, which is frustrating. Meanwhile, Silva's guys are maniacs.
  4. ASU has walked at least 8, maybe 9, and hit a batter. They're falling behind 2 or 3 balls in every count and forcing themselves to hang balls over the plate.
  5. Superhuman pitching effort by Fisher and Palkert today. Possibly Gomes (in progress) too.
  6. Erstad somehow managed to pull the #16 recruiting class in the nation. Looks to me like the average B1G temperature today outside of Minnesota and PA/NJ ranged from the 50s-70s. And same with that argument in football: good luck if you want to play MLB for New York, the Twins, Boston, et al this time of year. You might have to play a month or two in the 40s-50s.
  7. That might make sense if we weren't talking about getting demolished in a series-loss-clinching game against a Northwestern team that came into this series in 11th place in the conference. "The Big 10 is so bad, we shouldn't even expect to beat the teams in it" And you play more non-conference games than B1G games, so there are plenty of opportunities to play teams from the south and western US. Erstad's scheduling is very astute, almost too tough at times.
  8. I've seen enough wild comebacks not to call this one over yet, but the fact that the odds of pulling this one out are so low should give Bill Moos pause Northwestern is not good.
  9. I don't feel like they were ever doing that great. Even in the much hyped wins over Texas Tech and Baylor, 2 of those 3 wins were by scores of 2-0 and 2-1. With Northwestern being 11th in the conference, and that being the average ranking of the 3 series wins Nebraska has in conference play, I figured 4 or 5 runs would be doable in each game at least. But oh boy, did I overestimate this coaching staff's ability to keep a team mentally focused
  10. Never in my weirdest dreams would I have predicted that kind of game 1. Still a winnable series, obviously, but man, the excuses are wearing real thin.
  11. Altavilla is just one example of a lack of development/progression, I can't really blame him. By my count, Illinois issued 29 walks this weekend? Oy. edit: miscounted walks. And for the heck of it: 4 HBP by Illinois pitchers as well. 33 free baserunners.
  12. I thought Gomes was gonna wiggle out of that, dude has a great career ahead of him. Illinois walking people left and right in the 9th, still a great way to blow a game.
  13. Illinois' pitching is doing everything they can. Walking 2 or 3 runners with less than 2 outs, falling behind counts and forcing themselves to throw fastballs over the plate, it's a great way to lose games
  14. Did the entire recruiting class decommit yet?! No? Oh, good. It sucks, but the coaches responsible for it are gone.
  15. Because it's like pulling teeth? 10+ free passes, this should have been over sooner. At least 10 more runners stranded, etc. This is probably a blip more than anything, based on precedent, and that's frustrating.
  16. 8 walks by Illinois for the game so far (15 for the weekend), tied up at 3 in the bottom of the 8th
  17. Well that was a worse game than I anticipated, and I've been pretty negative for a while now
  18. Waldron did pretty well to last 6 innings. But again, saving the bullpen is irrelevant if your offense can only score runs when the other team gifts them to you (i.e. Purdue.)
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