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Against the wind hitting strategy

Posted on 2/24/24 at 10:11 am
Posted by Bengaldean
Member since Oct 2017
30 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 10:11 am
Why doesn’t LSU hit for singles when the wind is blowing in?
Posted by Hold That Tiger 10
Member since Oct 2013
21010 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 10:14 am to
quote:

Why doesn’t LSU hit for singles when the wind is blowing in?


Yeah, everybody knows you should use circle on the ps5 controller to hit for contact, instead of square for power, when the wind is blowing in.
Posted by MorbidTheClown
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
65403 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 10:15 am to
Powerhouse don’t care
Posted by Hold That Tiger 10
Member since Oct 2013
21010 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 10:16 am to
Serious response though. That Stony Brook pitcher wasn't bad. It was tough to string enough hits together off of him. The wind was one problem, but those shadows didn't help either. Yesterday Stony Brook just had more balls that had eyes than we did. It's not we pitched terrible, or didn't put good swings on them. Just was one of those days where it kind of just is what it is.
Posted by MorbidTheClown
Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2015
65403 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 10:17 am to
Dat’s beisbol
Posted by Lester Earl
Member since Nov 2003
278003 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 10:18 am to
Not bunting in the 2nd inning with no outs would be a good start
Posted by Regit424
Member since Jan 2021
519 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 10:27 am to
JJ said they have a plan but just didn't execute it like he thinks they are capable of.
Posted by ccox11
Member since Sep 2014
883 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 10:27 am to
To me it's more about who's in the lineup than their approach. The players are who they are. We saw Jared Jones absolutely destroy a ball yesterday that got caught at the wall. He and Travinski are straight pull power hitters. You can't hit a homer to left or center with a strong north wind. I think you've got to prioritize playing left handed hitters, line drive hitters, speed, and defense. We've got enough talented options we could easily run that kinda lineup out and sit those 2 on a day like yesterday.
Posted by KamaCausey_LSU
Member since Apr 2013
14436 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 10:28 am to
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It's not we pitched terrible

Except for the walks.

One thing that is clear is that Yeskie must not be a pitch to contact and let the defense make plays coach. A strike out is the goal of every AB, and giving up a walk is better than giving up a hit.

(Don't know if this is actually true, just feels like what's happening.)
Posted by ScubaTiger
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Member since Dec 2003
4098 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 10:42 am to
The majority of SB's hits were ground balls up the middle except for the fly ball over Pearson and the liner down the left field line.
Posted by LSUFanHouston
NOLA
Member since Jul 2009
36883 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 11:48 am to
If you try to hit a single, you will meekly hit it.

SB was trying to crush it yesterday too, they don’t have much power and balls were hot where we were not.

I’m not at all worried. We will lose games. It’s ok.
Posted by BHS78
Member since May 2017
2017 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 11:48 am to
quote:

He and Travinski are straight pull power hitters.


I guess you missed Jones' HR to right field last week
Posted by Bengaldean
Member since Oct 2017
30 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 12:45 pm to
Opposite field as well as meeting the ball for singles are both very good strategies for yesterdays weather conditions
Posted by Hold That Tiger 10
Member since Oct 2013
21010 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 12:48 pm to
quote:

Opposite field


Hitting outside pitches to the opposite field is always a good strategy. The wind speed, direction, has nothing to do with that.

quote:

meeting the ball for singles are both very good strategies


You'll have to explain to me what "meeting the ball for singles" means.
Posted by Bengaldean
Member since Oct 2017
30 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 1:38 pm to
Level bat as opposed to a launch angle
Posted by Hot Carl
Prayers up for 3
Member since Dec 2005
58853 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 1:44 pm to
quote:

Level bat as opposed to a launch angle


You can’t change your swing like that from game to game. Do you know how many swings/reps they do every day? That muscle memory is too built in.
Posted by Hold That Tiger 10
Member since Oct 2013
21010 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 1:47 pm to
quote:

Level bat as opposed to a launch angle


My goodness.
Posted by Bengaldean
Member since Oct 2017
30 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 2:28 pm to
I’m hearing “ok boomer”
Posted by TigerBait2008
Boulder,CO
Member since Jun 2008
32365 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 2:32 pm to
You should apply for hitting coach.
Posted by Basura Blanco
Member since Dec 2011
7977 posts
Posted on 2/24/24 at 2:57 pm to
quote:

I’m hearing “ok boomer”


Maybe. But honestly what you should be hearing is a great way to swing yourself into a slump is to change something fundamental to your natural swing from game to game due to weather conditions.
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