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Tigers take five-game winning streak to Charlottesville

April 27, 2018
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Riding a five-game winning streak, Clemson takes to the road for the second consecutive weekend, this time traveling to Charlottesville for a showdown with the Cavs.

Tale of the Tape

Clemson is now at .251 (incidentally the Tigers are hitting .251 against both LHPs and RHPs) after this weeks outburst.  It'll be interesting to see if Clemson can continue the current roll given an ACC pitching staff as the opponent.

While Virginia's record is not the same as it has been recently, the Cavs WHIP is on par with Clemson's.

Team Batting OBP Slugging ERA WHIP Fielding Scoring
Clemson .251 .374 .431 3.45 1.28 .976 6.1
Virginia .271 .369 .371  3.75 1.30 .970 5.6

Jacob Hennessy has been shaky early in his last two starts, so that's something to keep an eye on against Virginia Friday.

Pitching

The bullpen continues to do work, with the Strider/Miller combo again throwing shutout ball on Tuesday and Travis Marr, Mat Clark, Owen Griffith and Ryne Huggins giving up 2 runs in 6 innings on Wednesday.

This week's crazy stat belongs to Ryne Huggins: 7 appearances with a total of 1.2 innings pitched.

 

NOTE: This only measures batting average, not on base or slugging percentage.

 

Leading Off

Kier Meredith didn't play Wednesday, but instead of moving Davidson back to leadoff Monte Lee kept him in the 2 hole and elevated Jordan Greene to leadoff, which worked well.  That was against Presbyterian, and it would have been interesting to see what Lee would have done had the opponent been more of a threat.

Batting

Quality At Bats

This metric is calculated different ways by different teams and at times can be subjective depending on who is measuring the at-bat.  The goal was to capture as much data as possible to better understand decisions made by the coaching staff.

Actual vs. Expected Record

The Tigers are 9-3 in one-run games and the expected record now sits at 39-17.

It's important to note that the expected record doesn't look at the schedule ahead and assign wins and losses, but predicts the number of wins and losses based on runs scored and runs given up and assumes the current rate of runs scored and given up will continue through the year.

Actual Record Expected Record "Luck" Expected Season Record
31-11 29-13 +2 39-17

Resume 

The Tigers gained two wins this week, but the strength of schedule took a hit.

Record RPI SOS RPI 1-50 RPI 51-100 RPI 101-150 RPI 151-297
31-11 16 44 9-7 11-4 1-0 10-0

Upcoming Schedule

After the weekend in Charlottesville, the Tigers are off until May 5th through 7th when they host Florida State at The Doug.  That is a Saturday - Monday series with Monday's game scheduled for terrestrial TV (ESPNU).

Date Opponent Location Current Record Current RPI
4/27-4/29 Virginia Charlottsville 24-17 (9-12 in ACC) 77
5/5-5/7 Florida State Clemson 29-13 (11-9 in ACC) 13
5/9 Western Carolina Clemson 4-35 270
5/11-513 Austin Peay Clemson 23-18 89

*Baseball resume information via WarrenNolan.com.

 
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