Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Sweep Is What Needs to Happen

If the Rebels could pull off a sweep this weekend, they would be back in the mix of the top programs and where they should be with conference wins at this point in the season. LSU is a team that has surprisingly struggled with SEC play, but has played well out of conference and as always is a pretty good team. This is a big weekend for the Tigers also as they need a couple of wins to get their team back in the hunt for SEC play.

If the Rebels can continue their hot bats, they should be able to secure a sweep. I understand that Lance Lynn did not have to hot of an outing last weekend, so I look for him to bounce back strong. Mike Bianco has strong ties to LSU as a former player and coach, so I know that he will be up for this series, and I know the team will also. Anytime Ole Miss and LSU meet in any sport it is always a tense atmosphere in the hatred rivalry.

There are all sorts of festivities on campus this weekend with it being Red-Blue Weekend. The Spring Game in my opinion is normally boring. But this year should be a little different for those that make it to Oxford. It should be interesting to see new head coach Houston Nutt and QB Jevan Sneed in action.(Just be sure to check your box cutter at the gate)

This weekends lineup:

Game 1
LSU – Jr. RHP Jordan Brown (3-0, 4.91 ERA, 33.0 IP, 17 BB, 29 SO)
UM – Jr. RHP Lance Lynn (4-0, 3.63 ERA, 39.2, 13 BB, 53 SO)

Game 2
LSU – Jr. LHP Blake Martin (1-1, 3.96 ERA, 38.2 IP, 13 BB, 43 SO)
UM – Fr. LHP Drew Pomeranz (2-1, 2.10 ERA, 30.0 IP, 9 BB, 41 SO)

Game 3
UM – Jr. RHP Cody Satterwhite (3-1, 4.38 ERA, 39.0 IP, 17 BB, 27 SO)