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Why would you bring in your closer with a 7 run lead when you have a big conference series this weekend?

He's not the closer people, Alvarado is.


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1 minute ago, Bugeaters1 said:


He's not the closer people, Alvarado is.


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I think it depends on the situation.  I could very possibly see them using Alvarado as the closer.  It is a weird reason for this.  They don't want to lose his bat by bringing him in the 7th or 8th inning, and then bringing Luensmann in for the 9th.  You would need to replace him with someone in left field.  If you put him back in left field, you lose the replacement.   If you want to keep the replacement, then you lose Alvarado's bat.

 

I think Luensmann should be the closer, but he should only be used for one inning, and in some circumstances two innings.  I think using him multiple innings is ineffective because you only get him for one shot on the weekend.  Luckily, our bullpen is pretty deep with pitchers who can close games. 

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Looks more like he Is a set up guy. But you do bring up some valid points. I'm just going by the fact that he has been used as the closer role yet. But it is a long season.

 

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7 hours ago, khoock said:

Good win today. Excited for BIG Ten play! 

 

Nice to see the bats break out a bit.  A series win this weekend would go a long ways.  Indiana is one of our last chances to get quality wins.  Hopefully they can get all three games in.  Look's rainy in Bloomington. 

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Iowa (14-9) with 4 games against NAIA teams on the schedule, played 0 top 25 teams, schedule has included Alabama State (x2), Moorehead State, Bucknell, Lehigh (x2), Villanova and Purdue (x3) and still have a RPI 40 spots higher than us. File that under things that piss me off every year. 

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