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The upper class bullpen guys are fine

They just need to be used properly. Heard and Alford should be 2 of the main guys being used in relief. They're well-tested having pitched in relief all through Spring 2019 and are continuing to pitch to decent ERAs, 1.42 for Heard and 3.52 for Alford. Bring them in at the beginning of the inning every once in a while so they've got a clean slate - it's tough to repeatedly come in with guys on base.

Okuda only has 3 appearances, 2 of which were as a starter - so you can't really criticize him as a bullpen guy.

Brzykcy so far is a bit of a concern - but he's got a lot of talent and just needs to be used better and given the chance to work through an inning with guys on base to reestablish his confidence. During the 3-week 12-game non-conference schedule Fecteau used him only 4 times - that's not much for the guy you expect to be your closer hopefully at least twice per weekend during ACC play.

If coach really thinks freshmen are good enough to face GT and other ACC teams, he should've gotten them more live-game experience by throwing innings during nonconference play. Of the low-ERA freshmen you mention, 3 had pitched only 1-1/3 innings before the GT weekend. Now it's too late - they're being thrown into the water to sink or swim.

(In response to this post by Hokiepac)

Posted: 03/10/2020 at 4:25PM


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Hokie Pitching Notes -- Hokiepac 03/09/2020 7:38PM
  Observations from today -- Hokiepac 03/10/2020 7:17PM
  The upper class bullpen guys are fine -- NOVAbasebllfan 03/10/2020 4:25PM
  Interesting. Thanks for the added information. ** -- Hokiepac 03/10/2020 4:42PM

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