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Some nasty stuff from Sommer gets us out of the 6th inning unscratched. Another guy with great stuff and all the potential in the world to be a weekend starter. I am just worried if Lemonis can get him to reach his potential.

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Crail Kaletha's replacement gets thrown out rounding 2nd after a Lloyd single. You could clearly see Lemonis throw his stop sign up as he got to second and Crail did not listen. Lemonis having an intense discussion with him about how costly that was but at some point the fact that it keeps happening is on Lemonis.  

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We load bases in 7th. Great at bat by Houston who ultimately struck out after a long battle than Crail was even more patient and worked a walk to load bases in 7th. However, in most important bat of game so far with 2 outs Lloyd bangs first pitch into ground for easy out at first against struggling pitcher. Patience is a problem at worst times. 6-5 to 8th.

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Lemo ball not smart there. Fineman who is not a good bunter pops bunt to pitcher. I understand trying to get Gorski to 3rd there and I won't say it was a terrible decision but I would of had him swing away.

Bradley moves runner to 3rd now with 2 outs.

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Another wasted opportunity as Sowers gets a good swing but flies out. Really UK tried to give us one there and we couldn't take it. Its the stuff earlier in the game that really irritates.

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BJ Sabol who has been great gives up another HR after being flawless all yr for second straight game. It costs us the game as Ashley homered in bottom half which would of tied it otherwise. We cost ourselves 2 runs with base running and left a ton of men on again. These losses are infuriating and this is the last one we can lose without affecting NCAA tourney status. This actually was an entertaining game and crowd was even better but we still don't know how to play team ball and it has to change now or we will play our way out of tourney. We are still firmly in and this is about a 2-3 spot penalty only in RPI which will be in mid to high 20's still but play sub 100 teams in 6 of last 7 games so any losses now will knock us to bubble. Probably need to go 4-3 down stretch to stay firmly in.  

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This team just seems beat. I think we end up missing the tournament. I'm finding it hard to be excited about a possible turnaround anyway because I doubt it would amount to much more than one or two wins in the BTT or in regional play.

 

The 29-6 start was fun, at least.

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22 minutes ago, TheWatShot said:

This team just seems beat. I think we end up missing the tournament. I'm finding it hard to be excited about a possible turnaround anyway because I doubt it would amount to much more than one or two wins in the BTT or in regional play.

 

The 29-6 start was fun, at least.

If we miss tourney Lemonis may be gone and Smith coming back assuming he is canned at ASU. Again I could be wrong but I have a hunch this could happen (and a reason why I think that and its a little more than a guess). Just trust me but remember I could be wrong. 

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If we miss tourney Lemonis may be gone and Smith coming back assuming he is canned at ASU. Again I could be wrong but I have a hunch this could happen (and a reason why I think that and its a little more than a guess). Just trust me but remember I could be wrong. 

I would be completely okay with that. I think coach Smith could go on another run at IU.


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One good thing I will say is Lemonis confirmed in post game presser that he removed Kaletha specifically for his base running error to send a message and nothing physically wrong with him. Hopefully it sends team a message as they need a good kick to get back into gear right now.

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I still think it’s way too early to quit on Lemonis. I mean, what do we expect out of IU baseball?

I hate that we are struggling, and struggling big time but the overall results still look pretty good.

If I’m glass Lemonis stays coaching at IU.

Recruiting is good, overall results are solid. Evidence seems to be it can be repeatable.

Maybe put a leash on him and watch him closely but I think he deserves another couple years to see if he can continue to have success.


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8 minutes ago, WayneFleekHoosier said:

I still think it’s way too early to quit on Lemonis. I mean, what do we expect out of IU baseball?

I hate that we are struggling, and struggling big time but the overall results still look pretty good.

If I’m glass Lemonis stays coaching at IU.

Recruiting is good, overall results are solid. Evidence seems to be it can be repeatable.

Maybe put a leash on him and watch him closely but I think he deserves another couple years to see if he can continue to have success.


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Lemonis is Crean basically. Not really a builder of teams at all. What happens when he loses the ability to recruit. If Smith is in play we need to take him

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Woah. I actually missed every part of this weekend except 9th inning today because of family gathering. I am not sure what in the world has happened to Stiever and our bullpen but at least our offense returned the last two games as did Milto literally on Saturday which was huge. Got the series win we needed and RPI still 27 so we stay in position to make both Big Ten and NCAA tournament.

However, we were literally about 1 foot from losing game today as Sowers caught ball on wall with 2 runners on up 8-6 which would put us in a very different spot right now if that ball left yard but fortunately it didn't. I don't understand how Lloyd (except yesterday) Krueger and to a lesser extent Sabol who are the bread and butter of the back end of our bullpen have hit such a wall. For the whole year I felt comfortable with a late lead with these guys and now I don't. 

On a better note I think if we go 2 out of 3 against Maryland or get 1 against Maryland and Beat Louisville we are safely in NCAA tourney. 1 win against Maryland also locks up spot in Big Ten tourney so we should be OK there.  

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