NCAA CWS #RoadtoOmaha Pack9 vs Kentucky Sat 1 PM (L5-4) Mon 1 PM CDT (L5-4)

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ChemE94
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James Henderson said:

Packchem91 said:

James Henderson said:

If you have a closer as dominant as Smith, use your damn closer.

You got to get 1 inning. Smith is that guy.

Now you compound it by going to him tie game


In other words, don't outsmart yourself, which almost every coach does in post season. Crazy
You've identified Smith as your closer. He knows he's going in, in the 9th, with a lead.

Now you don't do it? Just bad.

Dudan is very good. Smith has been elite in this role. When you lead going to 9th, it's Smiths' ball.



Agreed- think coach got caught peeking at the Monday game, and with a days rest, it wouldn't have mattered anyway. Use your stud.
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Rob McLamb said:

Why does everything have to come down to coaching decisions? Sometimes kids just make plays.

Dudan has six saves. That's at least six times he has closed out a game before. He is not bad at closing games. There was nothing wrong with leaving him in. He just served one and the UK dude hit it hard enough.

Smith gave up runs in Georgia too, he just had a bigger lead to work with.
Again, the CWS is a different beast from some midweek game. Dudan is a FR and we've seen his stuff is at its best the first inning he is in. Smith is lockdown
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ChemE94 said:

James Henderson said:

Packchem91 said:

James Henderson said:

If you have a closer as dominant as Smith, use your damn closer.

You got to get 1 inning. Smith is that guy.

Now you compound it by going to him tie game


In other words, don't outsmart yourself, which almost every coach does in post season. Crazy
You've identified Smith as your closer. He knows he's going in, in the 9th, with a lead.

Now you don't do it? Just bad.

Dudan is very good. Smith has been elite in this role. When you lead going to 9th, it's Smiths' ball.



Agreed- think coach got caught peeking at the Monday game, and with a days rest, it wouldn't have mattered anyway. Use your stud.
Why would we be pitching to Monday though? It's two days a way. Put Smith out there and you still have both available for Monday.

I don't understand the Monday angle.
getwicked
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Brutal tactical error by EA. I'll never understand not going to your closer with a one run lead in the 9th.
M_A
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Too many guys are up there guessing at the plate. Need to get to the 11th with the big bats
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Damn, let it go already.
KCWolfpack
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May have been covered before, but why did Soles get pulled? (And for another lefty). Is he hurt? Dude was killing it at the plate.
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Rob McLamb said:

Why does everything have to come down to coaching decisions? Sometimes kids just make plays.

Dudan has six saves. That's at least six times he has closed out a game before. He is not bad at closing games. There was nothing wrong with leaving him in. He just served one and the UK dude hit it hard enough.

Smith gave up runs in Georgia too, he just had a bigger lead to work with.
Go to Smith because he's better. Going to him for his first inning in the 9th vs. a run he gave up in his 3rd inning vs. UGA isn't really the same IMO.
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M_A said:

Rob McLamb said:

Why does everything have to come down to coaching decisions? Sometimes kids just make plays.

Dudan has six saves. That's at least six times he has closed out a game before. He is not bad at closing games. There was nothing wrong with leaving him in. He just served one and the UK dude hit it hard enough.

Smith gave up runs in Georgia too, he just had a bigger lead to work with.
Again, the CWS is a different beast from some midweek game. Dudan is a FR and we've seen his stuff is at its best the first inning he is in. Smith is lockdown
No one said it is a midweek game. Dudan is a one-inning pitcher? What are talking about?
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James Henderson
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KCWolfpack said:

May have been covered before, but why did Soles get pulled? (And for another lefty). Is he hurt? Dude was killing it at the plate.
No one knows
livewolf
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It is what it is at this point. We knew it was a crappy decision before it happened. We still have a chance.
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I was shocked when they did not put Smith in and we can see why. The key is to win this game and stay out of the losers bracket. You have a one run lead at the bottom of the ninth - put in your closer. It is not that hard of a decision.
M_A
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I'm so sick of this goofy Kentucky ****. Will leave a bad taste in my mouth if we lose to these dorks
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Rob McLamb said:

M_A said:

Rob McLamb said:

Why does everything have to come down to coaching decisions? Sometimes kids just make plays.

Dudan has six saves. That's at least six times he has closed out a game before. He is not bad at closing games. There was nothing wrong with leaving him in. He just served one and the UK dude hit it hard enough.

Smith gave up runs in Georgia too, he just had a bigger lead to work with.
Again, the CWS is a different beast from some midweek game. Dudan is a FR and we've seen his stuff is at its best the first inning he is in. Smith is lockdown
No one said it is a midweek game. Dudan is a one-inning pitcher? What are talking about?
He's not a one inning pitcher but he has MLB stuff the first inning he comes in and then it slips to just good
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Commentators haven't even noticed Soles being lifted.
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James Henderson said:

KCWolfpack said:

May have been covered before, but why did Soles get pulled? (And for another lefty). Is he hurt? Dude was killing it at the plate.
No one knows
My thought was they pulled him for defense, thinking Chase might be a little better late in the game. Other than that reason, I do not know why.
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If Susan stays in and goes 1-2-3, Avent looks like a genius. It was a gut call and it turned out to be wrong.

No shot he was saving anything for Monday. Losers bracket makes it soooooo much harder and he knows that.
M_A
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Why are we not challenging this guy who cant hit?
James Henderson
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Game should be over now you got to stretch Smith out.
James Henderson
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M_A said:

Why are we not challenging this guy who cant hit?
"Go with your best pitch?"
PackWatch
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crazy it has come to this
PossumJenkins
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Same people *****ing about smith would have immediately said "why didn't we leave in Dudan" if smith had come in in the 9th with nerves in his first CWS appearance and walked a guy
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James Henderson said:

Game should be over now you got to stretch Smith out.


And when that happens sometimes he can get wild
livewolf
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James Henderson said:

Game should be over now you got to stretch Smith out.

Love Avent and that is on him. Both things can be true.
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Wearestate13 said:

If Susan stays in and goes 1-2-3, Avent looks like a genius. It was a gut call and it turned out to be wrong.

No shot he was saving anything for Monday. Losers bracket makes it soooooo much harder and he knows that.
That's the ideal spot to put Smith in. Clean inning, lead, and only one inning to close.

If you're not putting Smith in there, why ever put him in LOL
M_A
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What youre seeing is what happens to relievers who come back another inning. Smith is good for about two but you come in amped up and then the adrenaline rush dumps, imagine its even worse in this environment
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BIG TIME by Cozart
SportManagementEngineer
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gunned down
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WilmingtonPackman777
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Welp
SportManagementEngineer
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****
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Nairo
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Great job
livewolf
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Well, that sucked
SniderFC
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Well ****
M_A
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And now youre behind the 8 ball with all your top pitchers burned anyway. Awesome
 
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