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Haack gives up another walk, but then gets a ground out to end the inning.
4-0 at the stretch
Odd thing is Haack hasn't given up a hit in 2 2/3 innings.
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Tide goes down in order in the seventh.
Memphis gets another run in the eighth on leadoff single, hit-and-run single and ground out, making it 5-0.
Starter Alex Gunn pulled, right-hander Jon Reed in the game.
Gunn gave up three hits over seven innings, with one walk and four strikeouts.
Tide goes down in order in the eighth. It'll have the top of the top of the order in the ninth.
Through eight innings, 5-0 Memphis.
Those were good days. We used to call pre game the intimidator to the opposing pitcher as the majority of us could hit lasers in the gap or some tape measure bombs. That said the bat is a factor, but I stood behind the cage and watched there BP a year ago and was shocked at the lack of pop off the bat. Even if the sweet spot is smaller, its just more like a wood with smaller room for error but plenty of lasers are being hit by other teams. I haven't seen the physical builds of the recent teams but my years there were some stout guys even the shorter ones (myself) that were strong and powerful. Yea the game has changed but so much that the majority of the team is slap or single guys.
The JOE used to be rocking and its an atmosphere that I'm sure the current kids haven't seen
Right-hander Mike Oczypok made his Alabama debut in the eighth, and is working the ninth too.
With two on and one out he gave up an RBI single up the middle on a hit-and-run.
Fly ball to right for the second out, Moore throws out the runner at home for the third.
6-0, heading bottom of the ninth.
Salem gets a leadoff single to left-center ...
Roberts flies out to center, one out.
Moore grounds into a double play.
Final score: Memphis 6, Alabama 0
0 runs on 4 hits....
We've been shut out in 4 of the past 10 games. That shouldn't happen in one season in college baseball. Much less 10 games.
Going to be another long season it appears. Bats have been silenced since the Saturday game against FAU
Yeah, I used to be a season ticket holder. I remember watching Bama take BP before a game back in the late 90's. It was home run derby. One guy (Roberto Vaz I think) hit like 7 homers in a row and just about every single guy that took BP was jacking them out of the park. You definitely didn't want to park your vehicle between the left field fence and the Law School back in those days. And you're right, the Joe was one of, if the THE best college park in the country for a few years there with Superfan and the big crowds. It is a shame to see how far Bama baseball has fallen.
This post was edited by janda23 13 months ago
I knew I got my hopes up too early in the season with this team.
1960 Les Paul
the bats are a huge detriment to the home runs... but should not eliminate extra base hits. Most players think the wooden bats are better than these BBCOR bats by far. In the late 90's when the balls were flying out, we were obviously better talent wise, but the bats were drop 5 (-5 ounce to length) and hot, compared to the current dud bats that are drop 3. ( -3) These new bats suck something awful. You would really have to mollywhomp one to put it out. I do not think this is why we suck, obviously guys still bomb it with these bats...our guys just arent strong enough or we recruit for REAAAAAALLLY small ball.
Game story posted:
With Alabama's 6-0 loss to Memphis on Tuesday, the Crimson Tide's team batting average dropped to .220: http://ow.ly/iQGoM
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