On deck: LSU vs. Alabama _lowres

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU's Alex Lange

WHEN: 3 p.m. Friday

WHERE: Hoover Metropolitan Stadium, Hoover, Alabama

RANKINGS: LSU is ranked in the top 5, and as high as No. 2, in all six major polls. Alabama is not ranked.

PROJECTED ROTATION: Friday — LSU, Fr. RH Alex Lange (5-0, 1.20) vs. Bama, Jr. RH Will Carter (1-3, 5.91); Saturday — LSU, Fr. RH Jake Godfrey (5-0, 3.21) vs. Bama, So. RH Geoffrey Bramblett (4-1, 3.67)

TV: None.

ONLINE STREAMING: Online only at SEC Network-Plus, which is accessible at SECNetwork.com and the Watch ESPN app.

RADIO: WDGL-FM, 98.1 (Baton Rouge); KLWB-FM, 103.7 (Lafayette); WWL-AM, 870; WWL-FM, 105.3 (New Orleans)

IN-GAME UPDATE: @DellengerAdv

PRE- AND POSTGAME COVERAGE: blogs.theadvocate.com/linedrives; theadvocate.com/sports

WHAT TO WATCH: Hard-throwing righty Alex Lange makes his second SEC road start on what’s expected to be more of a neutral field at the Hoover Met. He entered the week leading the SEC in ERA. OF Jake Fraley might see playing time Friday for the first time since injuring his hamstring Sunday.