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At what point is the Little experiment over?

Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:04 pm
Posted by Morpheus
In your Dreams
Member since Apr 2022
4110 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:04 pm
I mean damn.

Guy just doesn’t have it. Like ever
Posted by VermilionTiger
Member since Dec 2012
37562 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:05 pm to
He did his job in the CWS by going the distance in that blowout

He preserved arms and might have been the reason they won it all
Posted by DalenSA
Member since Jan 2023
1417 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:05 pm to
Should have been over after his first 5 appearances, last year
Posted by Broski
Member since Jun 2011
70727 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:06 pm to
He has been perfectly fine in his first couple outings this year.
Posted by Forever
Member since Dec 2019
5716 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:06 pm to
That’s great and all but he’s been terrible in basically every other outing in his entire career
Posted by geauxtigahs87
Louisiana
Member since Dec 2008
26259 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:06 pm to
1 month
Posted by Gus007
TN
Member since Jul 2018
11958 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:07 pm to
He didn't have it when facing us a couple years ago and still doesn't seem to have improved.
Wonder what the pitching staff saw that we didn't.
Posted by Morpheus
In your Dreams
Member since Apr 2022
4110 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:07 pm to
But he does this if he is ever in a pinch
Posted by upgrade
Member since Jul 2011
12976 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:07 pm to
The experiments will not end until loosing a game or series sends you home packing.
Posted by moock blackjack
Member since Apr 2008
96127 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:13 pm to
Funny he pitched yesterday then one of first relievers off bench today
Posted by ArcticTiger
North Pole
Member since Nov 2018
1718 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:16 pm to
Should have been after he pitched in the CWS at 17 because that is where it peaked for him.
Posted by Forever
Member since Dec 2019
5716 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:19 pm to
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But he does this if he is ever in a pinch

That’s typical Broski making a stupid, inaccurate comment and presenting it confidently enough that people agree at a glance. Little’s had 3 outings this year and had a 6.75 ERA in his first, one good inning pitched in his second, and his outing today.

Last year in SEC play he had 9 outings and an ERA over 5.00 in 7 of them, an ERA over 8.00 in 6 of them, and an ERA over 100.00 (!) in 3 of them.

He needs to see the bench, whatever they’re seeing in practice probably isn’t ever going to happen against good competition at this point. It’s hard to watch
Posted by Broski
Member since Jun 2011
70727 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:19 pm to
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Forever



Posted by Gnash
Cypress, Tx
Member since Oct 2015
5164 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:25 pm to
He struck out 2 yesterday and nearly K’d the side.
They’re trying to see who can be trusted for multiple outings in a weekend.
He was probably only facing a couple of batters regardless of the outcome.
He hasn’t cost us a game this year and the coaches have stated that he has improved, what’s the problem with him eating innings in a blowout?
Posted by mtheob17
Charleston, SC
Member since Sep 2009
5330 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:27 pm to
Guess my post was deleted but agreed.
Posted by LSUtiger4ilfe
Member since Mar 2023
183 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:29 pm to
Why would we intentionally not allow him to pitch in a blowout? Yes he's been rough but Jay has to keep giving him chances because there's a chance he turns it around. There's no downside to putting him out there in a blowout
Posted by Gnash
Cypress, Tx
Member since Oct 2015
5164 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:35 pm to
I’m trying to figure out why there’s a thread about Christian Little after Micah Bucknam gave up 4 runs without recording an out
Posted by Hot Carl
Prayers up for 3
Member since Dec 2005
58957 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:36 pm to
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Guy just doesn’t have it. Like ever



Meh. He's been pretty good so far this year until today. Which could be chalked up to pitching on back-to-back days. His velocity was down a good bit today along with his command. Maybe he's just not a guy who can pitch on consecutive days. Which is not ideal, but it's fine. Better to learn that on February 25th than a March Saturday in Nashville.

Jay is figuring out how to best use arms in different roles. And since we have so many more this year, it's probably gonna take a little bit longer. Little may wind up not being a guy we can count on in close games at all. Or he may be a shut-down 1 inning a weekend guy. The "experiment" will likely continue. Much more important to figure those things out now than it is to run-rule Stony Brook in the 4th game of a 4 game series in February.
Posted by justice
Member since Feb 2006
54545 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:37 pm to
he looked good in his previous outings this year.
Posted by mtnhighTiger
Scottsdale, AZ
Member since Jan 2010
3934 posts
Posted on 2/25/24 at 3:47 pm to
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The experiments will not end until loosing a game or series sends you home packing.


It shouldn’t get that far. He needs to be as far down the depth chart as possible.
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