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Mud_Bone
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Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...

but let's not forget that he has the golden prize in a healthy arm.

There is no way in HELL he should pitch before Thursday (and that is pushing it) and that is it for him in college unless weather becomes an issue.

Plus, LSU doesn't need to send a negative message to prospective players other than we can help them get to the big leagues.

I know this is an unpopular opinion and I want LSU to win it all too, but not at the expense of a young man's health and dream.

ETA: Book Mark this post for when the former MLB players/announcers agree. If I'm wrong, I'll gladly eat crow. Especially if we hoist the trophy.
This post was edited on 6/20 at 9:44 pm


BUKA
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
you don't have the medical skill set to make that call or the expertise

let Jay make that call and know your role


deuce985
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
I think the most he'll be used is relief on Thursday if we get that far but it wouldn't shock me to see him on the mound for at least starting and a few innings. Maybe a tight pitch count of like 60.

He's a big strong dude who doesn't have much wear on his arm. He probably can be full strength on 4 days rest but I agree they're not going to want to risk his career. Skenes might will himself into doing it though and not care because the dude is a warrior.


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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
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There is no way in HELL he should pitch before Thursday (and that is pushing it)


It's not really pushing it


tigerdude12
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
Dude ,4 days rest is all that is needed. He will start Thursday if we get there


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deuce985
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
The question becomes is even worth it for LSU because then you lost Skenes for the championship series. Unless Florida/TCU is forced to burn through their bullpen equally so you're at a massive disadvantage.


nola2269
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
MLB pitch on 5 day rotations. There is talk of the pirates activating him pretty quickly this year if they stay in the hunt. Thursday is 5 days. Doubt it would be an issue for him.


GeauxxxTigers23
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
If we get to Thursday he’s starting. I don’t think that’s really up for debate


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lsunatchamp
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
If Skenes pitches on Thursday is basically just an MLB starter schedule. And then again on Monday would just be one less day rest for an MLB starter. They do that just about every year in the World Series. He will be fine


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GeauxxxTigers23
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
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The question becomes is even worth it for LSU because then you lost Skenes for the championship series. Unless Florida/TCU is forced to burn through their bullpen equally so you're at a massive disadvantage.


I mean, you’ve got to get to the championship series first


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chalmetteowl
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
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There is talk of the pirates activating him pretty quickly this year if they stay in the hunt.


Well right now he pitches for LSU. I get that he’s the only guy in Omaha who could be a major leaguer right now


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SixthAndBarone
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
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Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...


Did he tell you this or you just know what the guy thinks?


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Sofaking2
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
That settles it. Dr. Mudbone says no.


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LSU82BILL
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
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I know this is an unpopular opinion and I want LSU to win it all too, but not at the expense of a young man's health and dream.


It worked out OK for Louis Coleman and he has a national championship ring to show for it. He came in relief twice in addition to 2 CWS starts in 2009.


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lsusteve1
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
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The question becomes is even worth it for LSU because then you lost Skenes for the championship series. Unless Florida/TCU is forced to burn through their bullpen equally so you're at a massive disadvantage.


Won't matter if you don't get there


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deuce985
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
Okay. That's the point. You're risking his career to win a championship you then have very little chance to win unless a miracle happens and Florida/TCU have to burn aces early too. You're at a massive disadvantage game 1 and the rest of the series right off the bat.

You don't see how selfish it is? LSU will make the right call. They know more than anyone here about his arm.
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SWLA92
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
If he throws Thursday that’s normal rest for a MLB pitcher I knows he’s not that yet but it’s not something crazy because he’ll be doing it next year plus he hasn’t been over used this year he could go out Thursday and get you 6 innings 80 pitches


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Who_Dat_Tiger
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
LSU has to win 2 games no matter what to make it to the championship series anyway. He’ll pitch Thursday instead of tomorrow for reasons you stated but also because it makes no difference if he gets us a win tomorrow or Thursday. He would be able to go deeper if he pitches Thursday anyway than if he pitched on extremely short rest tomorrow


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The Boat
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
They've been trying to get away from it some but 4 days rest was always the MLB standard for the 5 man starting rotation. It's not negligent to start Skenes on Thursday for a full start on 4 days rest.


lsunatchamp
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re: Skenes is a competitor and would love to help win it all...
Dude. No you really arent. 150 pitchers pitch on 4 days rest all season long in mlb. And in the post season the good pitchers get that shortened to 3 days. His arm is in shape and worked up for this kind of load. Its not really risky


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