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jayrot

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Just looking at the stats, I note that 33 of the 73 earned runs allowed came from April 26 on, her last 11 appearances.  She threw 222.1 innings, which was 54 more than Osorio threw.


Yes. If we can take at least 80 of those innings off of her and her still have a 2.2 ERA, then I’ll be happy.
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Yes. If we can take at least 80 of those innings off of her and her still have a 2.2 ERA, then I’ll be happy.


That's a bunch of run support. Think Alabama can cover that spread? 
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That's a bunch of run support. Think Alabama can cover that spread? 


Am I misunderstanding? I’m just asking Cornell to pitch 140 innings and give up an average of 2.2 runs per game. Are you asking if I think Bama can score 3 runs a game on average?

Also looking at one other stat, she appeared in 75% of their 56 games. By comparison Osorio appeared in only 57% of Bama’s 56 games. I get I’m rationalizing maybe but I’m hoping for a lighter workload and thus hopefully similar numbers against a slightly tougher schedule.
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As an HU fan, I am not that concerned about Sarah making the transition to a higher level of competition...

The way I see it, she will need to make certain adjustments (become more strategic; more pitcher/less thrower), but she is a smart, hard-working player and will do what it takes to succeed.  

Just like in boxing where they say that the worst thing you can have is a knockdown in the first round because you spend the rest of the time chasing the KO, with Cornell, I think the root of her long-ball problem is that for much of her career (Nassau County, CAA, etc), she was a big fish in a moderate sized pool and could overpower the competition.  

Now that she knows that she will be competing with equals, I am optimistic that she will change her approach and put her trust in VB to call a more balanced pitch selection.  

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Am I misunderstanding? I’m just asking Cornell to pitch 140 innings and give up an average of 2.2 runs per game. Are you asking if I think Bama can score 3 runs a game on average?

Also looking at one other stat, she appeared in 75% of their 56 games. By comparison Osorio appeared in only 57% of Bama’s 56 games. I get I’m rationalizing maybe but I’m hoping for a lighter workload and thus hopefully similar numbers against a slightly tougher schedule.


140 innings a lighter load for sure. But can she be more efficient in less innings would be my question...

Hopefully she'll improve within the SEC. But if she continues to throw the ball around like she did at Hofstra it will get ugly fast. She didn't fare to well against some weak teams but still put up a nice record. She doesn't bring anything new to the circle the hitters in the SEC haven't seen before. Remember, hitters started laying off Osorio's Rise and she started to look mortal her last 2 years. 

You are right though, 2.2ERA for a newbie in the SEC not near as bad as it sounds. I expect you would see marked improvement her 2nd year in. 

Good post Jayrot.
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As an HU fan, I am not that concerned about Sarah making the transition to a higher level of competition...

The way I see it, she will need to make certain adjustments (become more strategic; more pitcher/less thrower), but she is a smart, hard-working player and will do what it takes to succeed.  

Just like in boxing where they say that the worst thing you can have is a knockdown in the first round because you spend the rest of the time chasing the KO, with Cornell, I think the root of her long-ball problem is that for much of her career (Nassau County, CAA, etc), she was a big fish in a moderate sized pool and could overpower the competition.  

Now that she knows that she will be competing with equals, I am optimistic that she will change her approach and put her trust in VB to call a more balanced pitch selection.  



Not sure who might be considered equal in Alabama's bullpen...thus the reason she is there most likely.


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140 innings a lighter load for sure. But can she be more efficient in less innings would be my question...

Hopefully she'll improve within the SEC. But if she continues to throw the ball around like she did at Hofstra it will get ugly fast. She didn't fare to well against some weak teams but still put up a nice record. She doesn't bring anything new to the circle the hitters in the SEC haven't seen before. Remember, hitters started laying off Osorio's Rise and she started to look mortal her last 2 years. 

You are right though, 2.2ERA for a newbie in the SEC not near as bad as it sounds. I expect you would see marked improvement her 2nd year in. 

Good post Jayrot.


Completely understand and see all your points. I’m just hoping for her to have a year at least as good as Gettins, bc with a 5 pitcher staff Bama finally has the ability to piece together pitchers (which has been missing).
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Not sure who might be considered equal in Alabama's bullpen...thus the reason she is there most likely.

I was actually referring to the opposing hitters.  She knows she cannot just blow it past them the way she did in the CAA.  In High School and her first two years of college, the hard rise ball was sufficient in most situations to be successful.

My belief is that she realizes that this is a whole new ballgame and thus, will work to develop more of a repertoire.  

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https://fastpitchnews.com/college-softball-news/sarah-cornell-transfers-to-alabama-talks-to-fpn/352879
Stephen

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http://www.espn.com/espnw/sports/article/24081941/usa-softball-star-kelly-kretschman-works-another-spot-olympic-gold
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That is a fantastic article. I kinda thought that they paired seasoned veterans with the younger players for development. She has had played very well this week.
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