A lot of talk about who we’ll pitch tomorrow, and that’s certainly important. Equally important is who will Ole Miss pitch? We will have to score because we know they will. It could easily take 8 runs to win. What do they have? Looks like they haven’t used many arms, so we better be ready see the ball like there is no tomorrow. Because as far as baseball is concerned, there isn’t.
It almost has to be Smith. We have few options, and he has started many games for us, albeit with mixed results.
But most importantly, Ole Miss hits lefties even worse than we do, and they mash righties…so Smith is the obvious choice. We just have to hope he gives us one of his good starts, because when he’s good…he’s very good. If we can get 4 or 5 innings out of him without it getting out of hand, I think we’ll be in decent shape. Ole Miss is not in a great position for pitching either.
Ole Miss will throw LHP John Gaddis.
A LH Shocker! Well there should be no excuses for us not to be able to hit him he’s been giving up a hit an inning all year long. Go up there and take the approach of going the other way and we will be fine.
Pitched against us Game 3… 2.1 IP 2 hits 0 runs so we have seen him
Well if we hit one single an inning we get blanked on the scoreboard
But we throw in three or four home runs instead of singles and it’s a different game. The point is he has not been hard to hit he has a 4+ ERA. But he is LH and for some reason it makes a big difference to us.
Best advice ever for this team!
Yes, we will need runs to win, and probably several of them, but if you go into a game thinking it has to be at least 8 runs to win, true or not, that attitude might lose you the game (psychologically) from the start.
Hopefully, we will hit Gaddis early and score giving us a lead before Ole Miss goes to their well rested bullpen. Getting a lead early might give Smith a chance to effectively handle the Ole Miss offense for 4 or perhaps 5 innings. Our bullpen is a solid strength and should provide an advantage this evening. Could be a close game but with both teams’ active bats andrun production, a 12-10 might be a low score. Look at the NC SuperRegion where the last team to bat won.
love the line up change with Stovall at #2. I have seen enough from Brady Slavens he is in a massive slump and if it keeps looking bad, insert Kendal Diggs, nothing to lose, sorry if hurt feelings. He may be a great kid and obviously cares to win but if he is off, change it out its CWS.
Psychologically, they need to be ready from the git-go.
Fortunately you didn’t make out the lineup, because Brady hit one to Des Moines.
We hit him early, but not often, and not enough to stave off that comeback attempt. I’m dying. Bianco was on their butts in one time out, for sure. He doesn’t want to see any more of the Razorbacks. We still have a deep and dangerous pitching staff, good hitting, and one of the top defenses in the country. Come up against it too many times and breakdowns occur.
yes the big hit makes us all happy, all good glad we won.