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Week 1: LSU Baseball in Review


Week 1: LSU Baseball in Review

LSU - (3-0)

W – Maryland (1-0)
W – Maryland (5-1)
W – Maryland (14-3)

Pitching: LSU starting pitching this weekend was flat out phenomenal. Both Aaron Nola and Ryan Eades pitched lights out against the Terps. Nola struckout 9 in 6 2/3 innings too get the shutout victory against the Terps. Brent Bonvillain pitched well on Sunday, but seemed to tire out a bit in the middle of the 5th inning. I do not think Bonvillain is the long term solution for Sunday, unless he can seriously improve his stamina. I think he is much better suited for middle relief.

LSU’s relief pitching looked as strong as it did last year, and will only get better when Rumbelow returns. Cotton had 2 appearances on the weekend, including Friday night, where he earned his first save of the season. It looks as if Mainieri will use Berry in a “Bertuccini” role. Berry always worries me when he comes in the game. He seems to serve up some meatballs from time to time. Berry gave up a line drive to the gap in CF/RF, but Laird made a great play on the ball to bail us out. That ball would not have been caught last season. I loved the approach Mainieri took on Sunday. We saw a slew of new pitchers on Sunday, each of them getting an inning of work. I was extremely impressed with Nate Fury and Will LeMarche. LeMarche has great potential, but needs to work on his control a bit. His fast ball was topping out around 95 mph.

Hitting: Chris Sciambra batted lead off and coincidentally led the team in hitting this weekend, including going 4 for 4 Friday night. That’s the type of leadoff production LSU is looking for and it looks like they’ve found it in Sciambra. Quick question, was anyone NOT impressed with Alex Bregman this past weekend? He looked like the next great Tiger baseball player. Bregman had a great weekend at the plate going 3 for 3 on Sunday while reaching base all 5 plate appearances. Bregman also showed off some speed by stealing 2 bases. While it was a chilly weekend at the box, LSU managed 29 hits and hit 2 home runs against the Terps, including a 3 run bomb by Ross on Sunday to bust the game open.

Overall, I’m pleased with what I saw. Hopefully we will get some better offensive production as the weather begins to warm up.

Pitcher of the Weekend: Aaron Nola

Hitter of the Weekend: Chris Sciambra







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harry coleman beast
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Bregman was great as was Sciambra. Laird had a great weekend defensively. Aaron Nola is really really good.






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TigerBait2008
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quote:

Bregman


Is gonna be a beast.


quote:

Laird



Made some great catches.









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I was surprised we didn't see Joe Broussard all weekend, saw Fury, Devall, Newman and Reynolds...but no Broussard. I would say we're saving him for 2nd mid-week starts but there is no 2nd mid-week game this year and Glenn is starting the only one this week.





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When that ball went in the gap Saturday, I thought for sure it was going for extra bases. I couldn't believe Laird got over there to make that catch.





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Broussard is out for the season and has been for months.


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Tbird - Broussard is out for the year, because of Tommy John surgery.





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When that ball went in the gap Saturday, I thought for sure it was going for extra bases. I couldn't believe Laird got over there to make that catch.


Yep, that's when I said "damn he's fast"






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Broski
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LSU in the polls (since the OP in the other thread never updated)

Baseball America: LSU #9

NCBWA: LSU #2

College Baseball Nation: LSU #1

Collegiate Baseball: LSU #4

Perfect Game: LSU #4

Coaches' Poll: Not released yet







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higgins
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Thanks for the rundown/synopsis. Didnt get to see jack shite here in ga. Gotta give in and cough up for geauxzone.





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thunderbird1100
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Broussard is out for the season and has been for months.



Wow yeah, lapse there, forgot a long while back they said he's gone for year






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Thanks for the rundown/synopsis. Didnt get to see jack shite here in ga. Gotta give in and cough up for geauxzone.



Not a bad deal for the 4-month subscription for $39. Like getting almost a month for free and covers the entire season.






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Stats after 3 games





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LSU=Champions
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great work bubbz! i hope these are a weekly thing!





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I was really impressed with Jacoby Jones this weekend. He seems to be a lot more patient at the plate, and I think it will pay off for him as the year progresses


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Thanks, I will try to do them weekly. I know they aren't as great as SoS's basketball reviews


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I was really impressed with Jacoby Jones this weekend. He seems to be a lot more patient at the plate, and I think it will pay off for him as the year progresses








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I was really impressed with Jacoby Jones this weekend. He seems to be a lot more patient at the plate, and I think it will pay off for him as the year progresses



This, he looked much better than last year's approach at the plate.






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Definitely, Jacoby will be a big key for LSU getting to Omaha.





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