Search results

  • You are viewing Orangepower as a Guest. To start new threads, reply to posts, or participate in polls or contests - you must register. Registration is free and easy. Click Here to register.
  1. Takeout Slide

    Oklahoma State Cowboy Baseball Regional Projections: Part 2

    It will be interesting, though. It seems like a top 20 RPI is becoming a bigger factor, or at least has been in some years. IIRC, there have been some years lately where we were on the margins of the host discussion and the hubbub was that an RPI of low to mid 20s is really the cut off for a...
  2. Takeout Slide

    Oklahoma State Cowboy Baseball Regional Projections: Part 2

    As an OSU fan, these last couple of years have been frustrating, but can you imagine being a TCU fan right now? At least we can point to the pitching injuries and youth, but they have a roster full of guys who've played in multiple CWS'.
  3. Takeout Slide

    Oklahoma State Cowboy Baseball Regional Projections: Part 2

    BA's projection was from April 11th, before OU lost the series to UT. Would imagine that their new projection will have OU travelling. But as much as I hate to say it, OU still has a good shot. I don't want any part of Fayetteville this year. Change of scenery would be nice, plus the Hogs...
  4. Takeout Slide

    Baseball vs West Virginia

    A couple of the early classes were top 5, but the more recent ones have been a bit lower. That said, I think the ranking had more to do with what we lost to draft/graduation after 2017 (and didn't have coming back, i.e. the pitching injuries that CowboyBaseball mentioned) compared with what the...
  5. Takeout Slide

    Baseball vs West Virginia

    I hear you, and I'm by no means meaning to say that we're going to make huge noise in the postseason, etc. My point was really to indicate that this team has overachieved relative to preseason expectations, at least to this point. When the dust settles, maybe things won't look as good. But...
  6. Takeout Slide

    Baseball vs West Virginia

    Some perspective regarding our place in the standings... *No publication or coaches' poll that I saw had us higher than 6th in the league. *We've already played 3 of the teams picked to finish higher than us, and 2 of those series were on the road. *Along with WVU and TCU, we arguably had the...
  7. Takeout Slide

    Baseball vs West Virginia

    Offensive execution wasn't great (32 ks in 3 games, 26 runners left on, and 9-41 with runners in scoring position) and you'd still like to cut down on the free baseball on the mound, but can't complain about a road series win. Especially as WV seems to be rounding into shape at the plate...
  8. Takeout Slide

    Baseball vs West Virginia

    Amen and not to take anything away from WV. They whipped us. But I just have less and less patience with inconsistent strike zones. I thought yesterday's ump was the worst I've seen all season, but today's guy said "hold my beer." Edit: Complaining aside, you still have to take the bat off...
  9. Takeout Slide

    Baseball vs West Virginia

    I think it's great that WV has made baseball a priority, but have some perspective - you're talking about 4-5 years. I don't care how nice the stadium is, that's not a lot of time to build a team without much prior success/history into a perennial contender. You're going against programs that...
  10. Takeout Slide

    2018 NCAA Wrestling Championships

    It's all the money they saved by passing on Cael. :cool:
  11. Takeout Slide

    Baseball vs Shockers

    Orangepower baseball threads in summary... Pre-offensive improvement - Josh needs to hire a hitting coach. Post-offensive improvement - crickets about Josh and the offense Pre-2017 pitching injuries - please God don't let Walton go to Baylor, Texas, Missouri, etc, etc, etc. Post-2017...
  12. Takeout Slide

    Major Baseball Announcement Tomorrow

    In terms of creature comforts and the training areas for the players, ours will be at or very near the top. In terms of gameday atmosphere, we'll have a long way to go to match places like LSU, Missisippi State, etc. As much as I hate to say it, the best combo of facility and atmosphere, from...
  13. Takeout Slide

    Osu vs kstate

    Yes, Stone had made at least one weekend start and was scheduled to start at ASU when he got hurt. I haven't heard anything about a return. Last I remember hearing, I think on the radio broadcast, was approximately 6-8 weeks and that was right after the injury. With as thin as the staff is...
  14. Takeout Slide

    Osu vs kstate

    Feel bad that Heasley didn't get the win in that one. He pitched well enough to deserve it. Hope he can build off of that outing and take a little pressure off the bullpen going forward. Need to keep the bats hot as WV just had their best weekend of the season.
  15. Takeout Slide

    Osu vs kstate

    I've heard he's been throwing some, but I talked to some people at the Baseball Banquet who would know, and I'll just say I wouldn't hold my breath on him pitching this year. It may be possible, but didn't sound likely. Conference tourney/regional time frame would be the earliest from what I...
  16. Takeout Slide

    Osu vs kstate

    You have to figure they were also looking ahead to games today and tomorrow and having not had a long game 3 start in a while. IMO, a long, solid outing from Heasley today would be as welcome a sign as the improvements at the plate. Is there any update on Stone and whether he'll be back...
  17. Takeout Slide

    Osu vs kstate

    IMO, Funk looked better today than I've seen him in a while. Don't think he got a hit (did have a quality sac fly that plated a run and moved another to third), but he had solid contact on most of his ABs and looked more comfortable at the plate. Hope that was a sign that he's about to turn...
  18. Takeout Slide

    Cowboy Baseball Series At Kansas State Rescheduled (Still this weekend)

    As much as I've wanted to bang my head against the wall with some of the offensive performances the last 2+ years, you just can't overlook how big those pitching injuries have been both last year and this one. Imagine losing four of these guys in 2016: Thomas Hatch, Tyler Buffett, Trey Cobb...
  19. Takeout Slide

    Cowboy Baseball Midseason Projections

    FWIW, that means this bunch has, so far, outperformed expectations. Most publications didn't have us in a regional.
  20. Takeout Slide

    Cowboy Baseball Series At Kansas State Rescheduled (Still this weekend)

    I'd guess it's because 9 pitchers have thrown 94+% of our innings (223.6 of 236 innings). For comparison's sake, TCU's top 9 pitchers have thrown 70% of their innings (159.8 of 222 innings). That means our top arms have thrown the equivalent of an extra 7 9-inning games, which actually looks...