LSU has taken the series from Auburn and reaped all the rewards it has to offer in the SEC race as well as the postseason picture, and now the Bayou Bengals will go for the clean sweep of their SEC rivals.
LSU has their work cut out for them, as Auburn is throwing staff ace Casey Mize while LSU will throw freshman Eric Walker. Thanks to Alex Lange’s boss performance Friday night and limited use of the bullpen yesterday, LSU has almost every pitcher except Zack Hess available today so LSU will not have to be entirely dependent on freshman Eric Walker. Walker has stumped hard for LSU on game threes earlier in the season but has had a rough go of things as of late. Here is the tape on both players:
AU: Casey Mize (1.39 ERA, 64.2 IP, 10.75 K/BB [88/8])
LSU: Eric Walker (4.09 ERA, 66 IP, 3.44 K/BB [55/16])