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Slightly Delayed Baseball Weekend Preview: LSU @ Texas A&M

Off to Aggie land for a three game series.

Delayed Weekend Preview! Hooray!

Yeah, I forgot it was a Thursday, Friday, Saturday series. Happens to the best of us. And PodKatt gave me my punishment, so everything is good.

Not gonna lie. That hurt like hell. Anyways, here are the Texas A&M Aggies.

TEXAS A&M Aggies

Record: 20-2, 3-1 SEC

Rank: #2

Recent Record: Beat LSU in game 1, 2-1 against Auburn, beat Texas in the midweek

RPI: 14

ISR: 10

No two ways about it, this is one of the best teams in the country.

Aggie Bats

Player

Yr

Pos

BA

Slg%

OB%

R

HR

RBI

J.B. Moss

Sr

LF

0.415

0.695

0.484

29

3

22

Boomer White

Sr

3B

0.407

0.519

0.500

18

1

17

Ryne Birk

Jr

2B

0.353

0.565

0.383

17

2

18

Team

0.343

0.523

0.420

185

19

172

Good grief. And these guys are the highlights. A&M is basically LSU from last year. A really deep group of juniors and seniors that can flat out hit. Honestly, there isn't a whole lot to break down here. The Aggies hit for power and average, so anytime LSU gets one of them out we should be happy.

Aggie Arms

Player

Yr

Pos

IP

ERA

K

BB

BAA

Tyler Ivey

Fr

RHP

26.1

2.39

34

11

0.194

Kyle Simonds

Sr

RHP

28.1

3.18

28

6

0.222

Ryan Hendrix

Jr

RHP

12.0

2.25

21

7

0.098

Team

190.0

2.94

215

59

0.220

And it doesn't get much better here. Vines was excellent last night and now we get to go against Tyler Ivey. Ivey is this year's version of Alex Lange. A much hyped recruit who is having an immediate impact for his team. Getting him and Lange on the same day will be fun to watch. Hopefully LSU can come out on the good end of this one, but it's going to be tough. Hendrix has also been outstanding as the closer for the Aggies, so he'll be expected to close LSU out if it's a tight game.

Should you be worried?

Did you see game one? You're damn right you should be worried. These guys are good.

Best logo I could find on Google Image Search

Aggie man is mad. Aggie man will march around you and hiss. Aggie man misses his dog.

Prediction

Given how experienced they are and inexperience LSU is, we will be lucky to avoid a sweep. Alex Lange gives us our best chance for a win, so hopefully he pitches lights out today. Time to see what happens.