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There isn't a nice way of putting things we should have and needed the sweep with ULM @ home (now 3-3 in game 1 of series @ home this season with 2 of those W's coming from teams with rpis close to 300)... the rest of the season is murders row even if the SBC this year is very top-to-middle balanced looking so far which means we're still very much in the mix if quite a bit of business is taken care of

in hindshight I really wish we had back the stAte, Little Rock and Purdue series as we should have done a better job taking care of business

As we know this is what the rest of the season looks like:

*16/19 next games feature teams with better rpis than us
*the #2/3 rpi'ed conf opponents are both on the road
*all mid week games on the road

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Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:46 am
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This is a very good point and some got excited when we had a good March but didn't take into account (other than Coastal) we have played the bottom of the conference to date (excl Ga State) and were 7-5 against those teams and feasted on Richmond, Alabama A&M and App State. Our RPI is 169 (8th in conference) and our Strength of Schedule is 222. There was never any way we would make the post season other than winning the tourney and with the pitching/depth that was never a real threat. As a side note the latest Baseball America prediction for the post season had the Sun Belt with only one team (Coastal). I think ULL will get hot and make it if they don't win the tourney.

While the Sun Belt is ranked poorly at 12th best RPI conference we will be fortunate to finish above .500 in conference when it's all said and done. Troy is down but a tough place to play, South Al and ULL are probable sweeps on the road which leaves only Ga State and UTA at home, both winnable series. That would put the conference record around 12-15.

Add 4 remaining tough non-conference games all on the road (UT, Baylor, UTSA, Rice) and the next month will be tough. All adds up to .500 season give or take a game or two. Not great but better than I predicted after the start.

The biggest plus this season has been Hoffman. Kid has played his way into draft position. Good to see Hubbard performing as well. Always interesting when a kid who wasn't even a starter when the season opened make all conference, etc, i.e. Geisler in '14. Makes you wonder about the decision makers.


Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:46 pm
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Didn't Hubbard have some minor injury when the season started?


Tue Apr 18, 2017 1:59 pm
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If he was he made a miracle recovery and started on Saturday.


Wed Apr 19, 2017 7:53 am
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Minor = lesser in importance, seriousness, or significance.

I know I recall hearing speculation that he was coming off some type of minor injury early in the season and that he possibly wasn't at 100%.


Wed Apr 19, 2017 11:30 am
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Thanks for the definition of 'minor'. Yeah, you're probably right. Had nothing to do with Scott going 0-7 with 4 K's and an error in first two games and Almanderez not looking good at 2B that had Hubbard starting 22 hours later when his minor injury had improved to 0%.


Wed Apr 19, 2017 2:20 pm
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I'm just saying that it was mentioned on here and on radio broadcast pregame that he possibly was. I don't know if he really was or not and if he was it must have been minor. I'm sure our defensive issues in the infield got him on the field quicker whether he was or not, though Scott continued to start until Sherley returned so getting Hubbard on the field didn't get Scott's bat out of the lineup.


Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:23 pm
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Hubs was good enuff to go just so you know. Just another example of poor talent evaluation....kind of like Paul starting the season behind the dish. With 6 months to figure it out you would think it would have been obvious he isn't a catcher....

Regardless, RPI now is 168 and will likely only go higher with no cupcakes left on schedule other than G-State. Would be our worst RPI ever unless we can steal a win against south al or ULL. Still a one bid conference sadly.


Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:34 pm
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We should have Brockmire at the Ballpark to call one of our games . . .

Maybe next season. "Brockmire at the Ballpark" . . . Preferably against UTSA .. .

It'd be awesome . . . sooooooo Bobcat . . .

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Well... Ga. St was definitely not a cupcake on the schedule. The Cats were lucky to walk off with a win on Sat. With six conference games left on the schedule, does anybody see us winning more than maybe one game based on the how we are playing at this time, not to mention going on the road to ULL and a really good UTA team?

TigerCat is right, the conference play-in game is political correctness gone overboard and going to cost the athletic department at least $20,000 for the quick trip. I'm sure if you asked the players, they would rather have that put into cleaning up the locker room.

The athletic department should have an exit meeting with the outgoing players and ask them for their honest opinion about the program and coaching staff. It's obvious the players don't want to play for Harrington. BUT...until the players say something, nothing will change.


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ah yes! A wonderful Wednesday morning that is much better after a Tuesday night without a loss.
seven games left, three at UL, one at Rice, and three at home against UTA
Over/Under
1 win for the Bobcats

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Wed May 10, 2017 8:35 am
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Canaquedista Man wrote:
ah yes! A wonderful Wednesday morning that is much better after a Tuesday night without a loss.
seven games left, three at UL, one at Rice, and three at home against UTA
Over/Under
1 win for the Bobcats



My head agrees with you . .

While my heart says 2 wins . .

Guess I'll take the over

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