Offense is a red flag

#1

BruinVol

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2011
Messages
59,534
Likes
27,484
#1
Throw out the two midweek games against an awful opponent and you will see this team has issues scoring runs.

7+games against solid midmajor teams this team is averaging less than 5 runs a game.

Georgia southern gave up 8 runs a game to ECU and Indiana state gave up 6 a game to Pitt for reference.

All this spells a bottom 1/3 SEC team is heading our way
 
Likes: Titan05
#3

mr.checkerboards

Well-Known Member
Joined
Dec 30, 2010
Messages
23,895
Likes
39,653
#3
It's early. A concern sure but it's got time to improve. With the youth we have in the lineup now and losing Daniels and Lip and other upperclassmen they're going to struggle some.
I hate the a team is young line but that fits this team to a T
 
Likes: feathersax
#5

VolMarine1371

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 16, 2014
Messages
1,698
Likes
1,856
#5
Throw out the two midweek games against an awful opponent and you will see this team has issues scoring runs.

7+games against solid midmajor teams this team is averaging less than 5 runs a game.

Georgia southern gave up 8 runs a game to ECU and Indiana state gave up 6 a game to Pitt for reference.

All this spells a bottom 1/3 SEC team is heading our way
7-2 and ranked #15 in country is all I see. Bama wasn’t expecting to lose to UTM and Bama only scored 6 runs that game. Season just started and the boys will get better as the season goes on.
 
#10

BruinVol

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2011
Messages
59,534
Likes
27,484
#10
7-2 through 9 games of a 56-58 game season ain’t bad. Baseball is a long season and if the breaks fall your way, then they do.
7-2 is a good start but it’s the way it’s came that’s worrisome. Not only are we struggling to score the games the Vols are winning are extremely close against inferior opponents.
 
Likes: conredge
#20

feathersax

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 20, 2008
Messages
9,638
Likes
11,872
#20
Throw out the two midweek games against an awful opponent and you will see this team has issues scoring runs.

7+games against solid midmajor teams this team is averaging less than 5 runs a game.

Georgia southern gave up 8 runs a game to ECU and Indiana state gave up 6 a game to Pitt for reference.

All this spells a bottom 1/3 SEC team is heading our way
Panic much?:rolleyes:o_O:p
 
#21

Volsbaseballfan1

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 11, 2017
Messages
708
Likes
763
#21
you already lost one bet ....lol. I’m joking I’d say covid ruined that bet

what’s your amount?
Let me think. Here is my observation of what is going on. Without naming some names we have some draft eligible guys with high projections pressing and trying to do to much. We saw it with Andre two years ago and saw it with Alerick last year. It’s natural. Andre came into his own and Alerick was starting too. The second these guys settle down the bats will explode. My biggest concern is the status of Leath. I hope is hammy doesn’t keep him and extended period.
 
#22

BruinVol

Well-Known Member
Joined
Nov 2, 2011
Messages
59,534
Likes
27,484
#22
Let me think. Here is my observation of what is going on. Without naming some names we have some draft eligible guys with high projections pressing and trying to do to much. We saw it with Andre two years ago and saw it with Alerick last year. It’s natural. Andre came into his own and Alerick was starting too. The second these guys settle down the bats will explode. My biggest concern is the status of Leath. I hope is hammy doesn’t keep him and extended period.
To be fair there wouldn’t be any shame in finishing 8-10th. There will be a bunch of teams with 14-16 wins in the league
 
Last edited:
#23

preacherman20

Well-Known Member
Joined
Jul 31, 2018
Messages
336
Likes
378
#23
I think it is hard not to press when you look up there and there are 30 plus scouts watching every game. I think some of the pitchers are doing the same thing and when they all just settle down we will be okay. They will realize it is 4 months until the draft and they have plenty of time to get it done. Especially fielders, scouts want to see consistency. Pitchers it is either consistency in getting outs or velocity. I think we will be fine when you look at what the other teams have done against similar to lower competition. This weekend will be a pivotal point in the year. They got beat by someone they probably should not have even though ISU is a good team and could hit really well. They went into extra innings and won on walk-off which you have to be able to do. We have only played 16% of schedule so far.
 

VN Store


Sponsors
 

Top