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Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« on: May 17, 2022, 08:56:22 AM »
I am running our of fucks to give but here goes…your Arkansas Razorbacks take on the Gumps from Alabama at Alabama this Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Thursday’s game begins at 6:00 and is on SEC+ and the ESPN app. Friday’s game is at 7:00 and will be shown on the SEC Network. Saturday’s game is at 1:00 and on SEC+ and the ESPN app. Our bats are limper than an 80 year old man’s dick. Offense is stagnant. I am surprised that we haven’t had any back injuries from our guys screwing themselves into the ground swinging for the fence every at bat. Doesn’t matter if we get a man on. The next guy will just hit into a DP if he doesn’t strike out. Second and third and no outs? Forget about it. We will be lucky to win 1. Every team has us figured out now and throws lefty after lefty at us. A freshman lefty just kicked our asses after throwing over 100 pitches. My hope is fading…..but as usual, GO HOGS!

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2022, 09:02:54 AM »
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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2022, 09:04:15 AM »
Bama only has one lefty starter so at least we have a chance in the other two.

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2022, 09:05:50 AM »
Bama only has one lefty starter so at least we have a chance in the other two.

Doesn't have to be a starter.  Probably wouldn't even need to be a pitcher.  Find an outfielder or first baseman whose never pitched before and give him a shot. 

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2022, 09:09:06 AM »
Can we cancel the series since this will likely lower our RPI?

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2022, 09:18:00 AM »
The only thing that gives me hope for the postseason is MSU’s form this time last year.

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2022, 10:26:55 AM »
The only thing that gives me hope for the postseason is MSU’s form this time last year.
This time last year, MSU was coming off a series against Mizzou where they lost 2 of 3. Coincidentally, they also closed their season with Alabama in Tuscaloosa, so there are synergies there. 

They swept Bama, went 0-2 in Hoover, and the rest is history.

For reference, last year MSU batted .278 as a team in the regular season (we’re at .272), had an OPS of .814 (.860), 75 homers (77), 306 walks (260), and struck out 455 times (395). On the mound, they had a team ERA of 4.04 (3.57), and 817 strikeouts (529).

The biggest discrepancies in the numbers are that they walked way more than we did and their pitchers had far more strikeouts than we do. Other than that the numbers are fairly similar, if not a bit in our favor.


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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #7 on: May 17, 2022, 11:58:27 AM »
We won't win another game.


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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #8 on: May 17, 2022, 08:37:37 PM »
This time last year, MSU was coming off a series against Mizzou where they lost 2 of 3. Coincidentally, they also closed their season with Alabama in Tuscaloosa, so there are synergies there. 

They swept Bama, went 0-2 in Hoover, and the rest is history.

For reference, last year MSU batted .278 as a team in the regular season (we’re at .272), had an OPS of .814 (.860), 75 homers (77), 306 walks (260), and struck out 455 times (395). On the mound, they had a team ERA of 4.04 (3.57), and 817 strikeouts (529).

The biggest discrepancies in the numbers are that they walked way more than we did and their pitchers had far more strikeouts than we do. Other than that the numbers are fairly similar, if not a bit in our favor.

Interesting break down.


Also their last two games before regionals began were losses of 13-1 and 12-2. Whatever Lemonis figured out once June rolled around  was pretty impressive.

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2022, 04:52:23 AM »
We are not going to win the west. We won’t get a national seed. We are going to look like dogshit through the regionals and the supers.

We will make it to Omaha and we will win the first game once there.

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2022, 09:51:39 AM »
https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2022-ncaa-baseball-tournament-projected-field-of-64-51822/


Coral Gables, Fla.      Fayetteville, Ark.
1. (6) Miami^      1. (11) Arkansas^
2. Florida      2. TCU
3. Pennsylvania*   3. Louisiana Tech
4. Fairfield*      4. North Dakota State*

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2022, 09:59:48 AM »
https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/2022-ncaa-baseball-tournament-projected-field-of-64-51822/


Coral Gables, Fla.      Fayetteville, Ark.
1. (6) Miami^      1. (11) Arkansas^
2. Florida      2. TCU
3. Pennsylvania*   3. Louisiana Tech
4. Fairfield*      4. North Dakota State*

I don't care for that regional at all...could see either TCU or Tech taking us down.

If we were able to clear that one, I could see us hosting Florida in the Supers.  I'd like our chances in a rematch with them at home.

Realistically I don't see us ending up in the 6/11 matchup though.  Either we win the West and end up top 8 ( likely 8th), or we don't and probably end up closer to 15th or 16th at best.  It seems like D1 is splitting the difference between potential outcomes with that seeding for us.

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2022, 10:15:37 AM »
I don't care for that regional at all...could see either TCU or Tech taking us down.

If we were able to clear that one, I could see us hosting Florida in the Supers.  I'd like our chances in a rematch with them at home.

Realistically I don't see us ending up in the 6/11 matchup though.  Either we win the West and end up top 8 ( likely 8th), or we don't and probably end up closer to 15th or 16th at best.  It seems like D1 is splitting the difference between potential outcomes with that seeding for us.

The thing I do like about that bracket is that it allows us to pitch off in game 1. There are some solid 4 seeds with good arms and we avoid them with this draw.   The problem is that I don't know who our best pitcher is right now.  Smith cannot throw in game 2 of a regional, I do know that.   

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2022, 10:19:20 AM »
I don't see how we are going to be a top 8 seed even if we sweep and win the West.  We are at 26 in the RPI.  Only 9 points in between us and #30, but there are 48 points between us and #21.  Even if we sweep I don't know that we can get into the top 20, definitely can't get in the top 16.   We have to go 1-2 just to be in the top 32. 

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2022, 10:31:55 AM »
I don't see how we are going to be a top 8 seed even if we sweep and win the West.  We are at 26 in the RPI.  Only 9 points in between us and #30, but there are 48 points between us and #21.  Even if we sweep I don't know that we can get into the top 20, definitely can't get in the top 16.   We have to go 1-2 just to be in the top 32.

I just don't see how they leave out a 20-10 outright SEC division champ, regardless of RPI.  The only time it's happened in recent memory was 2016 South Carolina, and SC was one of three twenty win teams in the league and had the lowest RPI of the three.  The west was much stronger that year with three national seeds...Tennessee running roughshod over the other side would have to help in that regard this year.  The only SEC team with a lesser record that would even have an argument is A&M (assuming they finish 19-11), and that's pretty tenuous given that we would've finished with the better record and how close the series was that we lost to them in Sheepfuckistan (zero run differential). 

I really think we're going to go 2-1, finished tied with aTm, and end up hosting as the sixteen seed, paired with Tennessee.  And I'm kind of okay with that if we aren't a national seed.  It would be fun as hell to be the team to shut those cocky fuckers down.  Maybe playing them would motivate us to get off our asses and play to somewhere close to our potential.

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #15 on: May 18, 2022, 10:40:59 AM »
I just don't see how they leave out a 20-10 outright SEC division champ, regardless of RPI.  The only time it's happened in recent memory was 2016 South Carolina, and SC was one of three twenty win teams in the league and had the lowest RPI of the three.  The west was much stronger that year with three national seeds...Tennessee running roughshod over the other side would have to help in that regard this year.  The only SEC team with a lesser record that would even have an argument is A&M (assuming they finish 19-11), and that's pretty tenuous given that we would've finished with the better record and how close the series was that we lost to them in Sheepfuckistan (zero run differential). 

I really think we're going to go 2-1, finished tied with aTm, and end up hosting as the sixteen seed, paired with Tennessee.  And I'm kind of okay with that if we aren't a national seed.  It would be fun as hell to be the team to shut those cocky fuckers down.  Maybe playing them would motivate us to get off our asses and play to somewhere close to our potential.

I don't think the NCAA cares about a division winner.  Typically the SEC West champ has had a great SOS and RPI to go along with the record.  The SEC West isn't very good this year.  Look at the resumes of the teams and there isn't much there.  Just a few years ago we had 5 in the top 16 RPI..  Last year was the year most of the pundits like D1 thought the NCAA would move away from RPI due to the Covid scheduling.  Instead the NCAA went almost exclusively by RPI.  It has been the #1 metric for a while.     

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #16 on: May 18, 2022, 10:53:29 AM »
I don't think the NCAA cares about a division winner.  Typically the SEC West champ has had a great SOS and RPI to go along with the record.  The SEC West isn't very good this year.  Look at the resumes of the teams and there isn't much there.  Just a few years ago we had 5 in the top 16 RPI..  Last year was the year most of the pundits like D1 thought the NCAA would move away from RPI due to the Covid scheduling.  Instead the NCAA went almost exclusively by RPI.  It has been the #1 metric for a while.     


Louisiana Tech hosted last year with a 29 RPI.

In 2019 Ole Miss hosted with 22 RPI, and Oregon St. had 20 RPI.

2018 Texas hosted at 22, NC State at 19.

The national seeds have held closer to the top 12 or so, but they are clearly willing to go outside the top 20 for hosting if there is a good argument for the team in question.

We'll see. 

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #17 on: May 18, 2022, 12:21:43 PM »
I don't see how we are going to be a top 8 seed even if we sweep and win the West.  We are at 26 in the RPI.  Only 9 points in between us and #30, but there are 48 points between us and #21.  Even if we sweep I don't know that we can get into the top 20, definitely can't get in the top 16.   We have to go 1-2 just to be in the top 32.
There is no way the committee would NOT give a national seed to a team that comes in 2nd place in the SEC and has 20 SEC wins. We win the west with 19 or 20 SEC wins and come in 2nd overall in the SEC (as long as Ole Miss beats aTm), we will be a national seed.


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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2022, 02:10:46 PM »
D1 has us as the 13 seed in their latest projections. 

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2022, 09:20:07 PM »
Watching FSU vs. FU right now.

Is Jud Fabian the most overrated player in the last several years of college baseball? 

Before you bring up players off our current roster, remember that Jud is build like a fucking adonis, not like a jockey who just missed making weight.

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #20 on: May 19, 2022, 02:12:16 AM »
Watching FSU vs. FU right now.

Is Jud Fabian the most overrated player in the last several years of college baseball? 

Before you bring up players off our current roster, remember that Jud is build like a fucking adonis, not like a jockey who just missed making weight.

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #21 on: May 19, 2022, 05:44:13 AM »
I really think we're going to go 2-1, finished tied with aTm, and end up hosting as the sixteen seed, paired with Tennessee.

Don’t sleep on Ole Miss against A&M. They seem to have turned a corner after being in free fall a few weeks ago. They played us very hard and were 2 swings away from sweeping us, and they swept LSU in Baron Rouge this past weekend.


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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #22 on: May 19, 2022, 06:50:11 AM »
D1 has us as the 13 seed in their latest projections.

Didn't they have us projected as an 8 seed before the Vandy series?

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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #23 on: May 19, 2022, 08:50:21 AM »
We're a victim of our own success here. Gotten spoiled with the teams we've had recently and the near misses we've had. Now the spoiled brat section of our fanbase is whining like infants.


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Re: Hogs vs Gumps—-Baseball
« Reply #24 on: May 19, 2022, 10:07:59 AM »
McIntire gets the nod this weekend over Smith.

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