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

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oSuAusTex

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(From oSu official website)

STILLWATER – Due to a forecast of inclement weather in Manhattan, Kan., Oklahoma State's weekend series against Kansas State at Tointon Family Stadium in has been rescheduled.

The series is now set to open Saturday with a game at 2 p.m. The two teams will also play Sunday at 2 p.m. with the series finale set for Monday at 1 p.m.

OSU 15-11-1 on the season and in third place in the Big 12 Conference standings with a 4-2 league mark. K-State is 15-14 and 2-4 in conference play.

http://okstate.com/news/2018/4/5/cowboy-baseball-series-at-kansas-state-rescheduled.aspx
 

Takeout Slide

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And we pitched that lefty no one last night against wichita why?
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 even worse when you consider that 2 of those 9 pitchers have a collective 13.4 ERA and their innings have been dropping. So, any way you slice it, our top arms are carrying a big workload.

Obviously with their RPI, a win over Wichita State would be a good one this year, but we still have the majority of the Big 12 season left and if we want to have those arms down the stretch (and hopefully in the postseason), we're going to have to find a way to spread the innings. Ideally, we'll find another arm or two that will step up, but you can't find that arm without giving someone a chance. And that's why you run that guy out there in the midweek.

The reality of all of this is that we came into this season down 3 of our very top arms, and have since lost another. If those four were available and could average 4-6 innings a week, things would look massively different. They aren't, and so midweek games, especially, are going to be a bit of a crapshoot unless/until more arms become available.
 
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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 even worse when you consider that 2 of those 9 pitchers have a collective 13.4 ERA and their innings have been dropping. So, any way you slice it, our top arms are carrying a big workload.

Obviously with their RPI, a win over Wichita State would be a good one this year, but we still have the majority of the Big 12 season left and if we want to have those arms down the stretch (and hopefully in the postseason), we're going to have to find a way to spread the innings. Ideally, we'll find another arm or two that will step up, but you can't find that arm without giving someone a chance. And that's why you run that guy out there in the midweek.

The reality of all of this is that we came into this season down 3 of our very top arms, and have since lost another. If those four were available and could average 4-6 innings a week, things would look massively different. They aren't, and so midweek games, especially, are going to be a bit of a crapshoot unless/until more arms become available.
Exactly. This is what I’ve been saying and hope people understand/appreciate. The depth of our staff would be really good with tbose 4 added and some of the ones that have struggled wouldn’t need to be relied on.
 

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Exactly. This is what I’ve been saying and hope people understand/appreciate. The depth of our staff would be really good with tbose 4 added and some of the ones that have struggled wouldn’t need to be relied on.
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, Jensen Elliott, Michael Mertz, Remey Reed, etc. Take away any four of them, and Omaha likely doesn't happen.

Last year's team finished with offensive numbers that were not too far off the average for a Josh Holiday team, and were actually better than the CWS team in most areas. This group seems to be improving, and will hopefully match last year or even best it. What's hurt is the team ERA that went up by almost 1.5 runs/game in 2016, and is higher yet this year. And with guys having to throw more innings and pitch in situations (starting vs. relief) where they are not best suited, it's all understandable. Frustrating, but understandable.

On the flipside, if all those arms get healthy and perform and the draft doesn't decimate us too much, next year's team could be primed for a deep run.
 
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And we pitched that lefty no one last night against wichita why?
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 even worse when you consider that 2 of those 9 pitchers have a collective 13.4 ERA and their innings have been dropping. So, any way you slice it, our top arms are carrying a big workload.

Obviously with their RPI, a win over Wichita State would be a good one this year, but we still have the majority of the Big 12 season left and if we want to have those arms down the stretch (and hopefully in the postseason), we're going to have to find a way to spread the innings. Ideally, we'll find another arm or two that will step up, but you can't find that arm without giving someone a chance. And that's why you run that guy out there in the midweek.

The reality of all of this is that we came into this season down 3 of our very top arms, and have since lost another. If those four were available and could average 4-6 innings a week, things would look massively different. They aren't, and so midweek games, especially, are going to be a bit of a crapshoot unless/until more arms become available.
Well said.


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