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Two doubles and a home run = 1 RBI

Posted on 5/17/24 at 5:13 pm
Posted by Meauxjeaux
98836 posts including my alters
Member since Jun 2005
40439 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 5:13 pm
We gotta get guys on base for Tommy.
Posted by DhanTigers212
Member since Dec 2014
8049 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 5:15 pm to
He was up with bases loaded 1 out and struck out. This team has a problem getting the really big hit. Like the hit that would break a game wide open.
Posted by LsuTool
Member since Oct 2009
34867 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 5:16 pm to
We love some solo home runs.
Posted by saintsfan22
baton rouge
Member since May 2006
71916 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 5:18 pm to
Maybe load the bases for him. Surely that'll work out great
Posted by Meauxjeaux
98836 posts including my alters
Member since Jun 2005
40439 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 5:19 pm to
Both very good points, it seems like all year long when RSP is there we just can’t get a hit, then blast out solo after solo homer.
Posted by clamdip
Rocky Mountain High
Member since Sep 2004
18005 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 5:20 pm to
Timely hitting absolutely sucks with this team.
Posted by redfish99
B.R.
Member since Aug 2007
16605 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 5:21 pm to
Unclutch gene prevalent throughout
Posted by Tigerpride18
Lakewood Colorado
Member since Sep 2017
29642 posts
Posted on 5/17/24 at 11:14 pm to
Tommy has an unbelievable ba with the bases loaded . Before today he was 4-5 that's pretty clutch
Posted by Metaloctopus
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2018
6005 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 8:39 am to
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He was up with bases loaded 1 out and struck out. This team has a problem getting the really big hit. Like the hit that would break a game wide open


This really is the problem. He's not going to have the same opportunities he had last year, but he and everyone else do get opportunities, and too often they squander them.

I know Tommy didn't just wake up yesterday and say to himself "hey, I think I'll get a bunch of hits with no one on base, and look lost when the bases are loaded". I know none of them are actively trying to do less when it matters more. But it is just a fact that this team struggles to get hits when they have a chance to blow it open.

They seem to score all their runs by the 4th inning, almost every game, and then do nothing after that. And in that 4 inning stretch they leave seemingly about 6 runners in scoring position per game, which has often led to a late inning deflating loss. They held on these last two days. Here's hoping the bats really have a sustained performance today, because we know how Sunday's have gone.
This post was edited on 5/18/24 at 8:45 am
Posted by GMoney2600
Baton Rouge
Member since Oct 2005
14137 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 8:50 am to
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we know how Sunday's have gone.


We sure are lucky that today is Saturday
Posted by Hold That Tiger 10
Member since Oct 2013
21416 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 8:51 am to
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Tommy has an unbelievable ba with the bases loaded . Before today he was 4-5 that's pretty clutch


Yeah but rantards expect a 1.00 batting average in that spot. The 1 failed attempt erases the other 4 in their minds.
Posted by Metaloctopus
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2018
6005 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 8:52 am to
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We sure are lucky that today is Saturday


lol... I was just coming back to correct myself, when I remembered that this game 3 is not a Sunday.

But you know what I mean. Game 3's have been bad, no matter the day.
Posted by Cold Cous Cous
Bucktown, La.
Member since Oct 2003
15054 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 8:52 am to
Some of y'all seem to believe every player is pre-alloted a certain number of singles, walks, doubles, and home runs, and gets to choose when to use them. "Why didn't he use his home run with the bases loaded and use up his out when the bases were empty!"
This post was edited on 5/18/24 at 8:54 am
Posted by RogerTheShrubber
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
262980 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 8:56 am to
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We love some solo home runs.



Pitchers are less selective with no one on board.

Posted by Metaloctopus
Louisiana
Member since Nov 2018
6005 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 9:01 am to
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Some of y'all seem to believe every player is pre-alloted a certain number of singles, walks, doubles, and home runs, and gets to choose when to use them. "Why didn't he use his home run with the the bases loaded and use up his out when the bases were empty!"


I actually just made a post about players not choosing to do less in certain situations. We all understand it. But it doesn't change the fact that you have to get more out of those really big situations. Tommy didn't do it today with the bases loaded, but he is normally someone we can count on, and of of course the 3 hits he did have, though less impactful, were still very important in a close game.

It's everyone else who just seems to come up empty in the biggest spots, a lot. People try to poo poo the idea of being "clutch", as some sort of mythical creation of uninformed minds. Despite the fact that all of the greatest players in history, in any sport, always played at a higher level in the biggest moments. I guess all of those guys were just consistently lucky. Who knew such a thing was possible.
Posted by jrobic4
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2011
7319 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 9:48 am to
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1 failed attempt erases the other 4


Wrong! Flailing at 3-4 bad pitches is not the same as making contact hut failing to get the run across
Posted by gabzooks
Member since Jul 2013
308 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 10:07 am to
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Tommy has an unbelievable ba with the bases loaded . Before today he was 4-5 that's pretty clutch

The broadcast yesterday said he was 5/13 before he struck out with bases loaded in the 6th

That’s still .350+
This post was edited on 5/18/24 at 10:08 am
Posted by SammyTiger
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Feb 2009
67466 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 10:28 am to
fricking tommy couldn’t go 4/4 last night.
Posted by TDTiger225
Baton Rouge
Member since Mar 2019
1452 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 10:32 am to
Last year, his BA was much higher with RISP. This year it's lower. Confidence makes such a huge difference. I think it weighs heavier on him this year. Last year, he was more confident that if he did not deliver, someone else would. There was a confidence that they would find a way to win. This year, he feels like if he does not capitalize on his opportunity, that they may not get another chance. Really, the whole team is like that. Even the guys who ended up being clutch on last year's team like Trav are like that.

All this team really needs is just a little bit of mojo. If the get that, they can be really dangerous.
Posted by drizztiger
Deal With it!
Member since Mar 2007
37885 posts
Posted on 5/18/24 at 11:04 am to
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We love some solo home runs.
Explains why Bear has 19 RBI on 22 homers.
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