Just like with the earlier article focusing on LSU’s hitting stats through SEC play, I am going to let the numbers speak for themselves.
The Tigers are still ranked near the top in most pitching categories in SEC play. They are second in strikeouts with 209, third in walks allowed with 68 and fourth in ERA (3.69). Kevin Gausman is now the leader in strikeouts in the conference with 112 overall and 81 in SEC play and the 112 strikeouts on the season ranks third in D-1. Nick Goody is tied for second in the SEC in saves earned.
Now to the stat, lets start off with the starters.
I will refrain from mocking any of Ryan Eades stats, and will only add that Kevin Gausman’s 13.47 strikeouts per nine innings is only rivaled by Ben McDonalds 1988 season, more of that too come late. Lets move right into the bullpen’s data…
It is important to add Kevin Berry to the list just to show that it is possible for a LSU pitcher to struggle coming out of the bullpen. The only question I have heading into the last week of the season is will Paul Mainieri give a pitcher like Joey Bourgeois or Chris Cotton the chance to throw more than three innings against Nicholls State and possible earn a shot at becoming a post-season starter, or will the stick with Kurt McCune as the fourth starter?