- Sep 28, 2008
Went to a new barbershop today and they were talking GT Baseball beating UGA earlier this week
There isn’t much of an alternative in Covid and budget scheduling. But say this for Kennesaw, they won a Regional in the last decade and neither of the two major schools has.These games mean more to Kennesaw. There is nothing to be gained by playing a smaller school in Georgia. Yet we continue to do this in multiple sports.
I would prefer to play a team from a neighboring state rather than a Georgia team. The budget costs would not be significantly more.There isn’t much of an alternative in Covid and budget scheduling. But say this for Kennesaw, they won a Regional in the last decade and neither of the two major schools has.
When does Hall realize we need a new third baseman?E-5 (again)leads to 3 runs for Kennesaw in the bottom of the 7th, after Tech had cut the lead to 5-4 in the top. Kennesaw goes up 8-4.
Game over. Tech loses 10-5. League leading 15th error for the Tech 3rd baseman.
With the series loss to Kennesaw, Tech has now lost four of its last five weekend series. Meanwhile, Clemson has taken the series from #7 Louisville this weekend, after sweeping Wake last weekend, and Miami the week before. Look for a red hot Clemson team to come into the Rusty "C" this weekend and make mince meat out of Danny Hall's stumbling blue jackets.
26-23, 20-16 ACC minimum probably. Tech just isn’t winning a lot of key series this year. At Virginia Tech was good at the time, but they are now in free fall. Other than that, the two at the beginning of the year I guess were the only good ones.I got out to the game on Saturday with my oldest son. It was his first GT sporting event and he’s 1-0.
But this is another bad series loss. What do y’all think we have to do to get to the tournament? I believe hosting a regional is out of the question at this point. We’re at 21-18 overall, 15-12 in the ACC.
We're at 15-12 in conference play right now. We still haveRFBleacherCreature: Well that was certainly a shocking development in TigerTown, SC this weekend. The ACC is really just continuing to show there are a lot of good but not elite teams, and that Caden Grice dude is a baaaaaad man. With Clemson’s remaining ACC schedule @GT, @FSU, Duke and home games in the midweek vs. Upstate and South Carolina, what is the formula for the Tigers to get in the tournament? Is there any way they get completely off the bubble and are safely in?
Aaron Fitt: Feels to me like there’s just not a lot of big-time pitching in the ACC, and that’s the biggest reason everybody is beating up on each other. Clemson is suddenly in very good shape again at 15-12 in the league; I’ve been saying all along that any team that goes .500 in a 36-game ACC grind should be safe, and I still feel that way. So for Clemson, that means going at least 3-6 down the stretch. I will say that losing the last three series could undermine that “going .500 should be enough” theory, because the committee does look at momentum over the final 15 games, and losing the last three series would not be a good idea.
Reid: UNC had a rough week. How exactly do they need to finish in order to make the field?
Kendall Rogers: Reid — I’ll let Aaron chime in on this as well, but sitting 14-16 in league with two series remaining, I think the Tar Heels need to take both series to feel good going into the ACC tournament. If they split the series and don’t get swept and don’t sweep, that would put them at 17-20 entering the ACC tourney. That might still get them in, but it would be very close. The fact the ACC is playing more games than the SEC, for instance, SHOULD and could factor into the equation.
Aaron Fitt: Actually it would be 17-19, and I think that should be enough to get an ACC team in at the end of a 36-game grind — but the fact that the Heels are currently below .500 overall really undermines their chances, even though the committee has waved the winning record requirement this year if I recall.
Kendall Rogers: Correct. 500 record is not required this year.
PaBaseballfan: Pitt probably a lock for a 2 seed at this point or do they still have a chance at getting a top 16 host? Rpi has stayed steady missed a big op with the Louisville series but is there a way with 46 submitted host locations that they could get a bid? Thanks guys! And also a follow up are they just announcing the 20 potential locations on the 10th or will it be the top 16 hosts on the 10th?
Aaron Fitt: We actually had Pitt as a host last week even coming off a canceled weekend, because other host candidates had faltered and we liked Pitt’s body of work (five pretty darn good series wins on that resumé) and geographic location. A two-week pause right in the heart of the season certainly complicates things, but I think Pitt is still right in the thick of the race, and if it can at least take two of three vs. BC this weekend, it has a shot to be one of the 20 potential hosts announced next weekend (it will be narrowed again to 16 later).
ClemsonSam: Where does Virginia stack up in your postseason projections? The start was tumultuous and obviously surprising, but the Hoos are finding themselves now and seem to be peaking at a great time.
Aaron Fitt: I definitely agree with you that the Cavaliers are finding themselves and peaking at the right time. I wrote a lengthy piece about UVa this morning after seeing the win in Blacksburg last night, and I broke down their postseason chances. Check it out on the site!
The way that the baseball committee relies on driving distance has never worked out well for Tech in these things. Every road one seems to be at Florida or Vanderbilt.Latest D1Baseball field of 64 project has us as the 3 in Nashville. Hope that one doesn't come to fruition.
Tech road regionals since 2012:The way that the baseball committee relies on driving distance has never worked out well for Tech in these things. Every road one seems to be at Florida or Vanderbilt.
Sac bunting at this point in time has pretty much been exposed as something that costs you more runs than it earns you. Especially since it’s only the 7th and with Gonzales as you said. Sac bunting 2nd to 3rd is one thing, but data shows the 1st to 2nd sac bunt is now officially a losing play over large samples.Dumb Danny Hall back to his small ball loser strategy. Takes the bat out Tech’s hottest hitter, Tres Gonzolas batting .311, after Waddell’s lead off single in the bottom of the 7th. Rally killed. Tech gets no runs.