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Tigerbait8
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Questions about our Pitch Calls

One thing I can’t figure out is why do we call nothing but fastballs with our power arms. I get it, they throw 95-97, but a good team will figure that out and sit on it after an inning or two. Perfect example, later against Gervase, and 2nd inning against reyzelman. I only counted 2 changeups at 89 that reyzelman threw. If we mixed it up just a little to keep those guys honest, i think that’s the difference in a run or 2.


A1A
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Probably because our guys only have any smidgen of command on a fastball.


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ForeverEllisHugh
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You absolutely have a point. The 0-2s in the top of the 9th will haunt us for a while.


Pickett29
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What’s even more baffling is the fact that the majority of our pitchers came in with no secondary pitches. Which to me screams bad recruiting.


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LSBoosie
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I’m not even totally sure those 89 mph pitches were changeups. Reyzelman was topping out at 92-93 last night. Not sure what was wrong but he wasn’t throwing 97-98 like usual.


josh336
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He loses steam when he pitches back to back days. Especially a 2nd inning on a back to back
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Rjlebla
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Not a fan of Kelly and his pitch calling and overall development of this staff. His poor pitch calling started with Ty Floyd and the Texas game earlier in the year. You can only throw so many fastballs in a row before good teams and particularly the best part of their lineups time it and start teeing off.

Kelly had most of last summer, the fall, the spring, and the entire season to develop this staff. The last 5 games of the season saw them give up a lot of runs to Kentucky, Kennesaw State, and USM. Johnson was right in the postgame. Lost the series because of pitching.


3rdPart Tiger
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I think the development of Floyd and Hasty deserves a tip of the cap to Kelly.

We Johnny Wholestaff’d every game and taxed the hell out of our arms. That finally caught up to us.
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StatMaster
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His poor pitch calling started with Ty Floyd and the Texas game earlier in the year.
Floyd didn’t have any other options at that point in the year. He developed decent off-speed pitches by the end of the year but they weren’t great. None of our pitchers had great off speed stuff with the exception of Hilliard. All of USM’s staff had great command of their offspeed, especially their change ups. That was a huge difference.


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GroundPati
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@josh336 sorry I went right instead of left …
UV meant to be


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IM_4_LSU
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Kelly has even stated that he gives the pitchers the freedom to shake them off if they want to throw a different pitch. So I'm not going to just shite on Kelly, he did a fantastic job this year with the lack of starting pitching. And I'm excited to see what he does next year.


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