| Tiger Rant|| re: A Look Ahead: 2014 LSU Baseball Lineup w/ Rotations - ThomasTiger on 6/13/13 at 9:47 pm|
[quote]This kid has taken $hit from a lot of you this season. You'd think he was batting .195 with a .295 OBP (oh wait, that's Stevenson) instead of his .265 and .407 OBP. May I remind you that he has bounced back from near paralyzingly injury last year, causing him to miss part of the last season a...
| Tiger Rant|| re: SECT: Arkansas 4, LSU 1 Final - Next game Fri vs Bama @ 3pm on CST/CSS - ThomasTiger on 5/23/13 at 6:35 pm|
New strategy. Have Stevenson take until he gets three strikes. He is truly pathetic in the box. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Is Clay Moffitt (5A state Championship winning pitcher) Tommy Moffitt's son? - ThomasTiger on 5/12/13 at 9:48 pm|
Gino Marucci, the leading hitter at UHigh, is Jack's son. I believe I heard he signed with Univ of Houston....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Theories on Sciambra? - ThomasTiger on 5/12/13 at 9:46 pm|
Deep fly to center. A little tougher than routine but not much. Drifted back, got turned around, stumbled and never came close to getting a glove on it. If I recall the runner didn't score so it ultimately was a nonissue. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Theories on Sciambra? - ThomasTiger on 5/12/13 at 9:26 pm|
[quote]Mainieri is trying to figure out the proper balance between defense/hitting overall. Stevenson is the worst hitter but the best outfielder. Sciambra is an average hitter and average outfielder. Foster is a good hitter but probably the worst outfielder (At least he has an arm). McMullen i...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Laird at bats out weighing his fielding - ThomasTiger on 5/10/13 at 8:49 am|
[quote]Can someone post the number of at bats. I still feel like Stevenson has had far less at bats. And I have been on sciambra train for little while now. He's a solid player. But I feel like solid player is his ceiling which there's nothing wrong with that. [/quote]
Laird -191 ABs
| Tiger Rant|| re: Laird at bats out weighing his fielding - ThomasTiger on 5/10/13 at 1:19 am|
So why is Sciambra out of the discussion? Seems to me he's by far the most consistent of the three. A little bit of defense does not justify .150 points in batting ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Baseball: Grambling 0 vs #2 LSU 4 | Final - Tigers win! | Astro's summary in OP - ThomasTiger on 4/17/13 at 7:10 pm|
So what's the deal with Stevenson starting? He has the lowest batting average on the entire team (.189 now). Is his defense vs. Sciambra's worth more than the 85 points in batting average between the two (.274 vs. .189). On base percentage is even more disparate (.442 vs. .295). Laird in center/...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Baseball: # 3 LSU 2 @ Mizzou 0 | TIGERS WIN!!! | Astro's summary in OP - ThomasTiger on 3/29/13 at 9:43 pm|
[quote]As I said in a thread earlier this week, Coach has taken the DH against RHP from Moore. Makes no sense to me. Look at the numbers. [/quote]
I completely agree. The kid is clutch. Can't see what he's done wrong this year to be at the lonely end of the bench....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Baseball: # 3 LSU 2 @ Mizzou 0 | TIGERS WIN!!! | Astro's summary in OP - ThomasTiger on 3/29/13 at 9:12 pm|
[quote]quote: So after the first time through the order, here's the string of batters Mizzou's pitcher will face in consecutive order: 7 Jones .193 8 Ross .192 9 Stevenson .226 1 McMullen .214
What are you talking about? It was: 7 jones 8 chinea 9 ross 1 stevenson[/quote]
Tomorrow and Sunday'...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Baseball: # 3 LSU 2 @ Mizzou 0 | TIGERS WIN!!! | Astro's summary in OP - ThomasTiger on 3/29/13 at 8:52 pm|
So after the first time through the order, here's the string of batters Mizzou's pitcher will face in consecutive order:
7 Jones .193
8 Ross .192
9 Stevenson .226
1 McMullen .214
CPM is going to have to break that up somehow. Options:
| Tiger Rant|| re: Baseball: # 3 LSU 2 @ Mizzou 0 | TIGERS WIN!!! | Astro's summary in OP - ThomasTiger on 3/29/13 at 8:15 pm|
8, 9, 1 in the order .195, .195, .226. That's a big problem if 2-5 cool off at all. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Baseball: # 3 LSU 2 @ Mizzou 0 | TIGERS WIN!!! | Astro's summary in OP - ThomasTiger on 3/29/13 at 6:46 pm|
Did we not get charged an error in the 1st inning on the fly ball missed by Laird and Stevenson?...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Bonvillan as the Sunday Starter - ThomasTiger on 2/24/13 at 8:09 am|
[quote]I went to 6 scrimmages this spring and i agree. None of the freshmen seemed ready to be a starter against D1 competition, IMO.[/quote]
D1 is typically a big adjustment from HS. Looks like this year's class has potential, but that potential may not be realized until some time down the road...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Bonvillan as the Sunday Starter - ThomasTiger on 2/23/13 at 10:47 pm|
After watching several scrimmages this Fall and Spring, I don't see any freshmen pitchers helping this team as a weekend starter this year. I believe spot relief is the best you're gonna get out of this class. None of them looked anywhere near being able to compete in the SEC. Not even close.
| Tiger Rant|| re: What was Chris Sciambra's numbers for the series? - ThomasTiger on 2/17/13 at 5:58 pm|
So much potential in Bregman too. He's the real deal. Laird will get better as the season goes on. Pretty formidable top of the order. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: What was Chris Sciambra's numbers for the series? - ThomasTiger on 2/17/13 at 5:41 pm|
[quote]4-4, 0-2 with 2 walks, 1-2 with 2 walks 5-8 with 4 walks 0.692 OBP[/quote]
My math says 9-12 is a .750 OBP. Can't keep up that pace (obviously) but his ability to take pitches, work the count and either put it in play or walk makes him a perfect lead off hitter. Looking back at last y...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Baseball stats from scimmages this weekend - ThomasTiger on 2/1/13 at 9:17 pm|
I think Laird is solidifying himself in the right field spot. Alex Edward is making a pretty good run as being the right handed DH....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Baseball stats from scimmages this weekend - ThomasTiger on 2/1/13 at 8:55 pm|
Sciambra doubled off Nola in the 1st and then Rhymes doubled him in. Nola settled in after that. The hitting seems ahead of the pitching at this point of the Spring. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Baseball stats from scimmages this weekend - ThomasTiger on 2/1/13 at 8:44 pm|
I'm pretty a sure Rhymes, Ross and Sciambra all had two hits today in the scrimmage. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: Paul Mainieri - Press Conference Tidbits - ThomasTiger on 1/27/13 at 8:40 pm|
i didn't count the fly that the cf misplayed. pm ended the inning after that so i counted it as an out
Actually Bregman scorched a double down the left field line in his first AB. Seems like every ball the kid hits is solid....
| Tiger Rant|| re: Paul Mainieri - Press Conference Tidbits - ThomasTiger on 1/26/13 at 7:13 pm|
Offense looks good. Katz, Rhymes and Ross have homered in first two scrimmages. Bregman had a double today. He also seems comfortable at SS. Team speed is much improved. Sciambra has 4 hits in the 2 games. Laird has struggled in the field. Stevenson seems solid. Ross looks like a beast behind the pl...
| O-T Lounge|| re: Anybody else COX email not working? - ThomasTiger on 12/16/12 at 6:33 pm|
A recording on their service number says there is no estimated time to have the system back up. ...
| O-T Lounge|| re: What do you guys think about Invicta watches? - ThomasTiger on 11/25/12 at 9:46 pm|
They were $79 at Sam's this weekend. ...
| Food and Drink Board|| re: Gift Cards at Walk On's - ThomasTiger on 11/23/12 at 9:20 pm|
But the drinks are good!...
| Food and Drink Board|| Gift Cards at Walk On's - ThomasTiger on 11/23/12 at 9:02 pm|
Heard on Hanagriff's show about Black Friday 50% off gift cards today only at Walk On's. Just went and it's better than that - another free $25 card to use in January with $50 purchase. So, if you spend $50, you get $125 worth of gift cards. Worth the trip. ...
| Tiger Rant|| re: LSU baseball update from Coaches Committee meeting Tuesday night - ThomasTiger on 11/16/12 at 3:46 pm|
Don't always assume kids are "cut". Typically schools have exit meetings with players after the Fall. Some are flat out cut, some are encouraged to go JC but it isn't necessarily a mandate, some are told playing time will be sparse and choose to leave for more playing time, etc. I doubt our staff ...
| Tiger Rant|| Purple & Gold World Series Game 2 - ThomasTiger on 11/1/12 at 9:54 pm|
BATON ROUGE, La. - Sophomore outfielder Chris Sciambra drove in two runs Thursday while freshman right-hander Russell Reynolds allowed one run in three innings to lead the Gold team to a 4-2 victory over the Purple in Game 2 of the LSU Baseball Purple-Gold World Series in Alex Box Stadium.
| Tiger Rant|| re: Any news on the purple and gold world series? - ThomasTiger on 10/30/12 at 8:58 pm|
Nola looked very strong giving up one run in 3 innings on a double to the wall by Sciambra. Eades pitched well. Lamarche struggled with poor control. Rhymes was 2-3. Ross continues to consistently throw guys out stealing. Sciambra made a great catch sliding over the mound in the right field bullpen....
| Tiger Rant|| re: If Gameday set is here Nov. 3, who's the guest picker? - ThomasTiger on 10/24/12 at 7:15 pm|