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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by East Coaster » Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:07 am

Good question - no one is talking about the status of all the experienced pitchers that are out. It looks like the freshman pitchers fresh out of high school definitely need another year of seasoning.

The coaching staff decided to use our ace in the last three innings yesterday, rather than starting him. He moved down the Lowell boys, striking out the side in the ninth. Had he started and pitched 5 or so innings, we would have likely won that game.

It’s odd and somewhat annoying this year that our pitchers are no longer taking signals from the catcher. Both the pitcher and catcher look over to the dugout to get the signal. The pitcher then looks down at a card attached to his belt for a few seconds to figure out what he is supposed to pitch. It takes too long and is cumbersome. Go back to the old way.

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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by BlueHenBill » Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:58 pm

East Coaster wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:07 am
Good question - no one is talking about the status of all the experienced pitchers that are out. It looks like the freshman pitchers fresh out of high school definitely need another year of seasoning.

The coaching staff decided to use our ace in the last three innings yesterday, rather than starting him. He moved down the Lowell boys, striking out the side in the ninth. Had he started and pitched 5 or so innings, we would have likely won that game.

It’s odd and somewhat annoying this year that our pitchers are no longer taking signals from the catcher. Both the pitcher and catcher look over to the dugout to get the signal. The pitcher then looks down at a card attached to his belt for a few seconds to figure out what he is supposed to pitch. It takes too long and is cumbersome. Go back to the old way.
UD has been calling pitches from the dugout under Sherm for years, maybe from the beginning of his tenure as HC in 2001. I don't remember whether or not pitches were called from the dugout under Hannah.

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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by East Coaster » Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:34 pm

BlueHenBill wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:58 pm
East Coaster wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:07 am
Good question - no one is talking about the status of all the experienced pitchers that are out. It looks like the freshman pitchers fresh out of high school definitely need another year of seasoning.

The coaching staff decided to use our ace in the last three innings yesterday, rather than starting him. He moved down the Lowell boys, striking out the side in the ninth. Had he started and pitched 5 or so innings, we would have likely won that game.

It’s odd and somewhat annoying this year that our pitchers are no longer taking signals from the catcher. Both the pitcher and catcher look over to the dugout to get the signal. The pitcher then looks down at a card attached to his belt for a few seconds to figure out what he is supposed to pitch. It takes too long and is cumbersome. Go back to the old way.
UD has been calling pitches from the dugout under Sherm for years, maybe from the beginning of his tenure as HC in 2001. I don't remember whether or not pitches were called from the dugout under Hannah.
Right, but in previous years only the catcher took the signals from the dugout. This year, both the pitcher and catcher are looking over, getting the signal, and the pitcher is then fumbling with a card attached to his belt, reading it and trying to figure out what the signal means by reference to the card, and then finally stepping on the rubber.

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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by BlueHenBill » Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:06 pm

East Coaster wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 6:34 pm
BlueHenBill wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:58 pm
East Coaster wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 11:07 am
Good question - no one is talking about the status of all the experienced pitchers that are out. It looks like the freshman pitchers fresh out of high school definitely need another year of seasoning.

The coaching staff decided to use our ace in the last three innings yesterday, rather than starting him. He moved down the Lowell boys, striking out the side in the ninth. Had he started and pitched 5 or so innings, we would have likely won that game.

It’s odd and somewhat annoying this year that our pitchers are no longer taking signals from the catcher. Both the pitcher and catcher look over to the dugout to get the signal. The pitcher then looks down at a card attached to his belt for a few seconds to figure out what he is supposed to pitch. It takes too long and is cumbersome. Go back to the old way.
UD has been calling pitches from the dugout under Sherm for years, maybe from the beginning of his tenure as HC in 2001. I don't remember whether or not pitches were called from the dugout under Hannah.
Right, but in previous years only the catcher took the signals from the dugout. This year, both the pitcher and catcher are looking over, getting the signal, and the pitcher is then fumbling with a card attached to his belt, reading it and trying to figure out what the signal means by reference to the card, and then finally stepping on the rubber.
Oh. Is this to try to prevent sign stealing from the catcher to the pitcher?

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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by Udforever1 » Sun Mar 01, 2020 7:54 pm

Good bounce back today taking two. Not sure if anyone was at the game but hoping Riley is ok. Was 3-3 but was pinch run for after his double and did not play the second game.

A shame our pitching is down because I think we have a pretty decent offense. Baker and Marti haven’t even gotten going yet.

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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by bluehenbillk » Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:14 pm

BlueHenBill wrote:
Sat Feb 29, 2020 10:06 pm
[quote="East Coaster" post_id=372007 time=1583019265 user_id

Right, but in previous years only the catcher took the signals from the dugout. This year, both the pitcher and catcher are looking over, getting the signal, and the pitcher is then fumbling with a card attached to his belt, reading it and trying to figure out what the signal means by reference to the card, and then finally stepping on the rubber.
Oh. Is this to try to prevent sign stealing from the catcher to the pitcher?
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Many teams do this now - it’s to get all the infield on the same page - no more open and closed mouth signals between middle infielders.
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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by UDFootballFan » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:08 pm

I love using Ludman as a shut down man out of the pen. We just need the bridge gap to get him.

I’m really concerned with our offense but it’s early.

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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by East Coaster » Thu Mar 05, 2020 7:53 am

In the game Maryland game yesterday, there were six Terp batters hit by our pitchers and 5 wild pitches, directly leading to runs.

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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by UDFootballFan » Thu Mar 05, 2020 3:06 pm

I wonder if he thought about sitting Baker or dropping in the order to get him going?

Also why is he using Greenly on the mound? Is he because the OF is crowded?

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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by East Coaster » Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:34 pm

He may be using Greenly on the mound because there are four upperclassmen pitchers who are on the roster that are out - DiFebbo, Sullivan, Dubecq, and Haas.

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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by UDFootballFan » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:44 pm

Another weekend without Ludman being a starter.

Looks like Bolton is our Sunday starter although this weekends series has been altered.

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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by UDFootballFan » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:45 pm

East Coaster wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 9:34 pm
He may be using Greenly on the mound because there are four upperclassmen pitchers who are on the roster that are out - DiFebbo, Sullivan, Dubecq, and Haas.
Outside of TJ for Sullivan, I can’t fathom why or how so j many pitchers are injured.

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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by East Coaster » Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:11 pm

Good series against Rider with three close wins. Baker pulled up slow on the way to first base in the first game and did not play the rest of the weekend. Hope he will be OK. His bat makes a difference. The surprise of the weekend was the great job Greenly did on the mound in relief in the second game of the doubleheader on Sunday. He struck out five in a row at one point. He throws strikes, which is needed on this thin staff.

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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by UDFootballFan » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:43 am

I might’ve missed it in the box score but Chris Ludman didn’t throw this weekend.

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Re: Baseball 2020

Post by Udforever1 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:48 am

UDFootballFan wrote:
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:43 am
I might’ve missed it in the box score but Chris Ludman didn’t throw this weekend.
He threw 4 1/3 of 1 hit ball Friday.

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