Such high level competition we will face in our remaining games, and then postseason trials. I feel tenuous at best going forward. We are surrounded by a bunch of hungry wolves, but we are Razorbacks. They better be at their best.
Yes we are finding ways to win against very good competition. We just need to continue to winning each series. We will get Brady back late this month which will probably allow Smith to permanently stay in the rotation.
Wood and Carter have gained tremendous experience and are now reliable bullpen arms,so all this that we’ve been through will strengthen this team down the home stretch…We need to hit the ball better if we’re going to really take the next step and be a dominant team.
If Mac can pitch like he is capable and Smith can rejoin the rotation once Brady is back we’re going to be a very tough team to beat.
I see us probably ending up 17-13… That will definitely be worthy of us hosting a regional and by then we will have played as full strength as we’re going to be provided we can continue to stay healthy.
The article discusses all of the myriad things that have gone wrong, this year and last. He also notes that going on the road for the tournament is NOT the kiss of death. The conclusion:
Volatility is a constant in college baseball. Injuries happen, and with no Triple-A club to call up from, teams just have to weather the storm. Teams are at the whim of the RPI, a formula which is fairly simple on its face but can also confound all the same. Playing the sport at this time of year also means bad weather is a given and doubleheaders often feel more like the norm than the exception.
There are myriad reasons why things can go wrong in a given game, series or season, but when it comes to succeeding in the face of all of those things, no one in the SEC does it as well as Arkansas.
Didn’t say it was impossible. Just saying less that .667 is still very good in the SEC. One team will often get 20 wins—usually the SEC winner. It’s still hard to do. It’s much easier if you happen to play the 3 or 4 worst teams in the league. Vandy is good. They might get 20 or this year. But they still play Fla, us, USC, and TN.