Discussion in 'The Tiger's Den' started by PURPLE TIGER, Mar 18, 2011.
Either way, Nola and Ott both decided to take a HUGE dump on the field...
I just got home and I am still fuming, but I cannot imagine how mad Mainieri must be.
He puts Ott to save/win the game. He throws a meatball on an 0-2 count and gives up the lead. Okay, fine. **** happens. Then Ott crumbles. Crap. What else can a coach do? Your great closer, and school-record save leader can only get one out and gives up 3 runs. I was shocked to see how fast his replacement warmed up.
Bottom of the ninth and UF gives LSU a chance with an error, and Mainieri took a HUGE chance and let Ty Ross bat, even though he has struggled at the plate all year (and even botched a bunt earlier in the game). He comes through big-time.
Man on second, no outs, one run game. You have had 21 successful sacrifice bunts on the year. To anyone who says not to bunt here: this is why you don't coach. I don't care if you have Mark McGuire in his steroid hey-day. You bring that guy to third base. Not to mention, UF's 3B just made an error, and bunting to him puts pressure on him not to make two mistakes in an inning.
Follow that with two strikeouts looking. His players didn't execute, and that MUST be the hardest thing for a coach to swallow.
That is 8 errors for Nola on the season. That is the most amazing stat to me.
What is amazing to me is the youth that is playing so good, only to see some of the vets just playing bad/poorly..
We're gonna need some fielding changes, ala 2009. Hopefully with the same results.
On a positive note: I heard the Paul Crane(I'm pretty sure it was him?) say on the CST broadcast that it was another record crowd at the Box. The tremendous fan support is a BIG reason why we have the best all-around baseball program in the country. Way to continue to take it to another level Tiger fans!
Saturday's game is on FS Florida, mostly cable affiliates
Cox Cable in Baton Rouge: 38
Cable nation-wide: FCS Pacific
I'll be there tomorrow!!! :thumb:
Nola needs to be benched for a mid-week game.
He has 9 errors. That is unacceptable.
I am in south florida and can not find a place to watch the game to save my life it seems like every restaurant and sports bar has satellite and nobody has it
Bottom of the 4th...
Katz with a base hit...two outs
Katz steals 2nd but Dozar grounded out on the next pitch.
Top of the 5th:
*Pop Up (1 out)
*Single...caught stealing (2 outs)
*Single (Runners at 1st & 2nd)
*Infield Single...ball bobbled (Bases loaded)
*Ground Out (3 outs)
Headed to the bottom of the 5th...