STRIKES (THE GOOD)
Godfrey’s new role
What is it? We don’t know and neither does he, but since Jake Godfrey has moved from the weekend rotation to the bullpen, he’s been solid. Godfrey is more relaxed and is “letting it fly,” he said. He’s pitched 6 innings of relief with 2 hits and 8 strikeouts.
LSU SS Alex Bregman made five errors in a seven-game stretch entering the weekend. He had zero over the three games and went 5-for-12 at the plate, driving in two runs. He turned some clutch double plays and dazzled with other plays in the field.
Bregman calls this LSU offense better than the 2013 group that made it to the CWS. The Tigers had 35 hits and 15 runs in a series against what was the SEC’s leader in ERA. The 35 hits is the most by an opponent vs. A&M in a three-game series this year.
BALLS (THE BAD)
Closer Jesse Stallings is three for his last six in save opportunities since blowing his first one of the season against Ole Miss on March 14. He was 8 for 8 to start the year. He blew the save in Game 1 vs. A&M and walked a guy in two batters faced Saturday.
Not the same Lange
Freshman starter Alex Lange just hasn’t been the same since that elbow tightness flared up a few weeks ago. His veloticy is down and so are his strikeouts to walks (14-to-13 in last 3 starts). Lange says his arm is fine, but it’s something to watch moving forward.
Roller coaster Foster
No one can say that putting Jared Foster at second base was a mistake, but he’s been up and down at the spot, making the stellar plays but —like Saturday — booting easier ones. He had two errors on Thursday, too, despite nice DPs.