Completely agree very disappointed. Saint Louis isn't good. We got off to a good start and then went dead. Some baserunning mistakes again. I feel like sometimes the coaching staff is way more focused on development than results early in the season and sometimes it just isn't smart. Heading into the 7th in a tie game you should have had either Wietgrefe or Clausen ready to go. When Capomaccio gives up the double and hit batter back to back and there was a mound visit I was like great Wietgrefe is coming on and he is devastating against lefties but no they don't make a move. Feel like a few games have gotten away from us because of game management/coaching this year. Look at the UCSB first loss when we took the lead both me and my brother said gotta go to Clausen or Semb(didn't know he was hurt at the time) for the 7th instead they went back with Dauman and he immediately gives up a tying bomb. New Mexico game had multiple with a couple bad sends like the Counsell one, some strange steal decisions that kinda halted innings, not walking the guy that hit the go ahead homer to get Clausen a right/right matchup. Gotta be better from the coaching staff on down, improvement is great but you need results too especially against bad teams.Gophers fall 6-3.
Litman came in relief for SLU and pitched 4.1 shutout innings, only give up 2 hits and 1 walk. The Gophers bats went completely silent.
Capomaccio threw 3 innings of relief and did alright, but he surrendered the big 3-run HR that blew the game open. Unfortunate because otherwise he looked pretty good.
Novotny got pulled after 4 innings and 83 pitches. Wish he could have gotten stretched a bit longer so it wouldn't have strained the bullpen too much.
DeLuga and Dauman got mop-up duty in the 8th and 9th when the game was getting out of reach.
Mezzenga had the hot bat today, getting 3 hits and 2 doubles but unfortunately he was the only Gopher to register more than one hit.
I gotta admit, I'm pretty disappointed in this result. Saint Louis is not a very strong team. The goal of this series had to be a sweep with 2 wins as a minimum. There is no margin for error now for Saturday and Sunday.
I've said it before but for as quick as Bateman is he isn't a great baserunner and takes some unnecessary chances like he did there thinking he had the pitcher timed up. Its 2 on 1 out and a 2-1 count you don't need to try to take 3rd there. Perry getting picked at 1st by the catcher might be even worse although hard to take much from that one with the camera not picking it up.Same guy is streaming today.
Gophers get two infield singles and a walk in first but run ourselves out of the inning AGAIN by getting picked off twice. This is unacceptable.
I think Borks time as a regular is running out. May get some time against lefties but he’s struggled.Bork's AB with bases loaded and one out was not pretty. He worked the count well but all his foul balls were defensive swings designed to stay alive. He took two pitches right down the middle with two strikes...once the ump gave him a break but second time he was rung up.
Bateman walked next to score a run for us. Still haven't hit the ball out of the IF save for a fly out in the first.
Down 1-2 after 2
What's frustrating is there are positives. The walks are way down. The pitching seems better....but we are giving up hits back to back. The hitting has been ok....but we can't string anything together.Last weekend is looking like it was a mirage, this is bad bad baseball.
If he truly wants what is best for the future of Gopher Baseball than his decision should be easy.Will never understand how this whole thing went south so fast. Not like we lost our coach and were starting over. Pretty shocking actually. Don't see 14 staying around if this continues.
Everyone had to deal with COVID
Shocking how awful this program has become the last couple years. #14 should have hung up the cleats a year ago. Time for new blood. No reason this program isn't competitive; especially without the Badgers having a programWas really looking forward to Cambria Classic next weekend but now giving serious consideration to using the money for Big Ten hockey tournament tickets. I really love college baseball but I don't need to watch us lose 0-15.
Maryland/Vandy and Maryland/Ole Miss should be solid games. Not sure Nebraska is gonna be that competitive and it will be some kind of miracle if the Gophers results aren't absolutely embarrassing.Was really looking forward to Cambria Classic next weekend but now giving serious consideration to using the money for Big Ten hockey tournament tickets. I really love college baseball but I don't need to watch us lose 0-15.
-Next guy that is picked off a base is automatically benched.