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HOOVER, Ala. –
- What: LSU (26-5, 7-4 SEC) vs. Alabama (15-13, 4-6)
- When: 2 p.m. Saturday
- Where: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover, Alabama
- Starting pitchers: LSU Fr. RHP Jake Godfrey (5-0, 3.21) vs. UA So. RHP Geoffrey Bramblett (4-1, 3.67)
- TV: None
- In-game updates on Twitter: @Dellenger Adv
- On deck: vs. UNO, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
- In the hole: vs. Northwestern State, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday
Links To Know
- Gamer: Chris Chinea’s teammates “ragged” on him for six homer-less weeks. He got “fired up” and LSU clinched the series at Bama
- Notebook: Hunter Newman continues success in tight jams; Beau Jordan discusses crazy double play; Jake Latz’s injury lingers
What’s At Stake
- LSU guns for its first SEC series sweep of the season. It’s a rare thing to sweep a conference series on the road, and the Tigers have a shot to do it after winning Games 1 and 2.
What To Watch
- The follow-up: Jake Godfrey had the worst outing of his career so far this season last week in a six-hit, four-run start that lasted just 1.2 innings. He continues to struggle with walks. Godfrey has issued 19 walks and struck out 20.
- Scivicque’s streak: Kade Scivicque has a 14-game hitting streak on the line. The guy has driven in three runs in the two games in Hoover and had a two-hit day Friday. Also, he’s caught 23 innings over the two games. I’d expect coach Paul Mainieri to toss his best lineup out there Saturday – that includes Scivicque.
- Who’s in left: Beau Jordan has made three straight starts in left field for the injured Jake Fraley. Does he get another? Jordan is just 2-for-12 in the two games against Bama, but he’s made some big plays. He hit an RBI double in extra innings on Thursday, as well as making a game-saving play that turned into an inning-ending DP.
Know Your Opponent
- Bramblett, a sophomore from Hoover, has allowed a hit an inning, but he’s stingy with the runs. He’s given up just 17 earned runs in 41.2 innings. His four wins are the most on Bama’s staff.