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midwestfp

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Two big conference series for Iowa this week


Iowa is one game over .500 with a pretty tough remaining schedule.  2 games at Nebraska, 3 vs. MN, 3 at Illinois, and 3 at Northwestern.  1 game in Ames against Iowa State won't be a sure win either.  They do close with 3 home games against Purdue, but Purdue has been playing better lately. 

Rain in the midwest predicted this weekend.  Could mess with a lot of schedules.  
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Iowa and Nebraska split their double header.  
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Tera Blanco threw a no-hitter against Eastern Michigan yesterday. This gives all three Michigan pitchers a no-hitter on the season. This team will be a nightmare for whichever region they are sent to.
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When Beaubien is pitching, yes. She will keep the score down
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Tera Blanco threw a no-hitter against Eastern Michigan yesterday. This gives all three Michigan pitchers a no-hitter on the season. This team will be a nightmare for whichever region they are sent to.


I don't know how good EMU is this year but they won't be around much longer. they are shutting their program down.
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Big Ten fans, FLOSoftball trying to get subscriptions from you....they have become BigTen central the past few weeks
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Gophers 8, Iowa 0.  2 hitter for Fiser.  Lindaman hit her 14th homer.  
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<< Gophers 8, Iowa 0.  2 hitter for Fiser.  Lindaman hit her 14th homer. >> (midwestfp)


Last season there was a debate over which of these two 2017 freshman would hit more HR in 2018 (and over their careers).
Here is an update on how they are doing this season... 

Player                   G     AB    HR   AB/HR
Jessie Harper        36   119    12    9.92
Kendyl Lindaman   36    99     14    7.07

And here are few more of their hitting stats...

Player        R   RBI   2B   3B  EBH   HB   BB   SO     BA   OBP   SLG    OPS
Harper      26   36     9     2    23     3      5    23   .353  .394  .765   1.149
Lindaman  25   32     4     0    18     6    27    18   .323  .485  .788   1.273


3leftturns

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Please don't get me started. Harper is a total stud -- two doubles against Oregon last weekend
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Big Ten fans, FLOSoftball trying to get subscriptions from you....they have become BigTen central the past few weeks


The app is free lol


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So word out of the SEC is coaches went to umpires and told them if they wanted to continue upping in SEC they would stop the out of the box calls. Wish umps in Big 10 would figure that out.
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If it was called consistently, it would take slapping out of the game. The games I've seen they make an early token call and try to avoid making the call where it blatantly affects the outcome. It's really a silly rule given the temporary nature of the markings.
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It gives pitchers the outside corner back. I like it.
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So word out of the SEC is coaches went to umpires and told them if they wanted to continue upping in SEC they would stop the out of the box calls. Wish umps in Big 10 would figure that out.


Sure why not. They don't call IP so whats another rule they should have to enforce? 

I'd like a definition of 'coaches' or a number but, for arguments sake & there is even a breath of truth to what you say, if the SEC keeps down this path they will turn themselves into an irrelevant, renegade bunch of programs without credibility. 

So much for whoever the new Sheriff in town who was supposed to clean up the deplorable Umpiring.


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It gives pitchers the outside corner back. I like it.


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However the rule is interpreted and called is, how it is. You can fight and parse words and definitions all you want. What matters is how it's called, not how you understand it. The rules people are interested in keeping the game as exciting as they can without disturbing "the game" "The Game" knows, some of you don't.
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Seriously, with the very most due respect .... STFU.

Mr. Vested Interest oozing from every pore
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Seriously, with the very most due respect .... STFU.

Mr. Vested Interest oozing from every pore


I'm sure there was a point where you were appointed caretaker for all that is right in the softball world......I, however, somehow missed the memo. While I find you to be a world class statistician, you'll have to excuse me if I go somewhere else when I have a question about how the game is played or officiated. Not sure what your past is, but sheer quantity of posts won't impress me, nor allow you to tell me to STFU without recourse. Go back to computing RPI's and sabermetrics where you seem to have traction. 

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However the rule is interpreted and called is, how it is. You can fight and parse words and definitions all you want. What matters is how it's called, not how you understand it. The rules people are interested in keeping the game as exciting as they can without disturbing "the game" "The Game" knows, some of you don't.


What a lot don’t realize is it disturbed the game. I said this in another post, many are drawn to the speed of the game. Take slapping out and you might as well put a bump in the middle of the field and play with the little white ball. Riddle me this: what’s wrong with saying you have to stay in the box but can be out completely at contact and the ump doesn’t have to worry about it. Then they just worry about strike zones which they have a hard enough time doing anyway. The perceived advantages slappers have are not as realistic as many believe. Lastly, call it what it is, a slappers rule because there are just as many righties out with the stride foot as lefties with 0 calls.
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Something had to be done, with slappers stepping in front of the plate at times. The new rule has swung things too far in the other direction. It is my understanding that only the home blue can make the call. If they would allow the field umpires to make the call also, I'd think moving back to the original rule would be enough. They have, in effect, moved the batters box away from the plate. Maybe keep the old rule and line the batters boxes differently, further from the plate.
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Field umps can't even see blatantly illegal pitches - let's not give them too much.
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Something had to be done, with slappers stepping in front of the plate at times. The new rule has swung things too far in the other direction. It is my understanding that only the home blue can make the call. If they would allow the field umpires to make the call also, I'd think moving back to the original rule would be enough. They have, in effect, moved the batters box away from the plate. Maybe keep the old rule and line the batters boxes differently, further from the plate.


What’s it matter if they step in front of the plate. That’s actually a disadvantage to the hitter. Plus if it hits them it’s now a dead ball strike.

Field umps can’t call. They are responsible for pitcher and runner plus can’t see it. I have argued at 60+ you can’t possibly see balls and strikes accurately plus see the hitter and box PLUS see the pitching lane. Stop making the game too difficult to officiate by adding rules.
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Honestly, has anyone seen a full game application of the rule? Between that and obstruction calls it's totally random. I especially like the obstruction calls on shortstops catching throws coming across the baseline on steal attempts.
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What’s it matter if they step in front of the plate. That’s actually a disadvantage to the hitter. Plus if it hits them it’s now a dead ball strike. Field umps can’t call. They are responsible for pitcher and runner plus can’t see it. I have argued at 60+ you can’t possibly see balls and strikes accurately plus see the hitter and box PLUS see the pitching lane. Stop making the game too difficult to officiate by adding rules.
Letting a kid step in front of the plate gives  her coverage that increases the OBP by 30 to 50 points.

And it is an easy call... that foot is planted there for a while -- and -- there is an evidentiary fresh mark in the dirt as well
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Letting a kid step in front of the plate gives  her coverage that increases the OBP by 30 to 50 points.

And it is an easy call... that foot is planted there for a while -- and -- there is an evidentiary fresh mark in the dirt as well


Not sure I buy the math but ok. How about then we go to completely out to on the line. Basically they took a judgement call and made it even more difficult to judge.
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The deep divot point being outside the line is difficult to call?
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The deep divot point being outside the line is difficult to call?


With as many umps that don’t do their grounds keeping. I still fail to see the advantage gained other other than getting a running start.
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Through a combination of a very down year, even by normal B1G standards, and asinine conference scheduling... the conference will likely be decided this weekend between Michigan (38-7, 13-1, #29 RPI) and Indiana (23-25, 15-2, #115 RPI). Indiana finishes next week at Rutgers, while Michigan hosts Ohio State. Minnesota has an outside chance at (29-14, 12-3) without playing Michigan or Indiana depending on how this series plays out. Indiana is in this position because they swept a highly overrated Ohio State team and took their 2 losses to Nebraska to stay in the race. Michigan dropped a game 2-3 on the road to Iowa for their blemish. I can't see Michigan dropping more than 1 to either Indiana or Ohio State, but the fact that the bottom of the B1G is so bad that they offer no competition for the couple of decent teams has suddenly made this UM-IU series the defacto championship for now. 
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Through a combination of a very down year, even by normal B1G standards, and asinine conference scheduling... the conference will likely be decided this weekend between Michigan (38-7, 13-1, #29 RPI) and Indiana (23-25, 15-2, #115 RPI). Indiana finishes next week at Rutgers, while Michigan hosts Ohio State. Minnesota has an outside chance at (29-14, 12-3) without playing Michigan or Indiana depending on how this series plays out. Indiana is in this position because they swept a highly overrated Ohio State team and took their 2 losses to Nebraska to stay in the race. Michigan dropped a game 2-3 on the road to Iowa for their blemish. I can't see Michigan dropping more than 1 to either Indiana or Ohio State, but the fact that the bottom of the B1G is so bad that they offer no competition for the couple of decent teams has suddenly made this UM-IU series the defacto championship for now. 


         Do you see Blanco losing to Goodin or McCombs?
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Indiana is very aggressive on the basepaths. I don't see them getting the baserunners to be able to force chaos and I believe Michigan has the 2nd best defense in the country. I think Michigan sweeps, but who knows. What if Indiana throws Trainer the whole weekend?
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