Pretty disappointing year so far. 14 games to figure out how to make the B1G tournament. I went into our numbers to see what is going on, and this is certainly 30,000 foot view, so if there's another category to look at, please let me know. But generally, you can gauge how well things are going with a few of these. I looked at team ERA and team batting average. The rankings are out of roughly 300 teams or so. Let me know your thoughts on this: YEAR ERA (rank) BA (rank) 2018 5.34 (202nd) .264 (182nd) 2017 3.73 (40th) .281 (103rd) 2016 3.89 (68th) .281 (109th) 2015 3.12 (24th) .276 (125th) -----Will Bolt to A&M----- 2014 3.50 (79th) .293 (31st) 2013 4.68 (186th) .291 (54th) 2012 4.40 (146th) .315 (8th) I certainly am not claiming these numbers tell the whole story, but I think it does shed some light on things. I know they changed the bats/balls sometime in between here, but that's why I put national ranks as well so we could get a gauge there. Since Will Bolt left, we haven't been a top100 batting average team. In fact, in a year we were needing our bats to carry our injured bullpen, they are having the worst statistical year in the Erstad era. I'm not sure if Kirby is doing the hitting coaching, if he is, probably need to move on. 4 years is a good enough sample size I would think. If he isn't, maybe move on and bring someone in that can help out? In regard to Silva, not sure what to think here. We have actually been pretty good in team ERA 3 of the last 4 years, ranking in the top 20% of all programs. Definitely getting destroyed this year having to pitch true freshmen that aren't ready and upperclassmen who just have proven to not have it. But do the injuries outweigh what appear to be a "good" stat line for Silva in that regard? Whether it's recruiting or approaches at the plate, we probably need to do something there. In regard to Silva, i'm willing to hear an argument one way or the other, because looking at the stats, he doesn't appear to be doing that bad? Thoughts @HuskerWeatherman @BasilLongfellow @HuskerDB ?