A Ton of numbers to pour through on the eve of Tonight’s Max Capital (or Capitol. I always mess that up) City Classic. Although the scoreboard didn’t really reflect it, it was actually a nice week for Auburn pitching. The low scoring affairs against Alabama State and Charleston Southern certainly helped matters. Slade Smith’s move to the bullpen (although he did claim the loss Sunday) worked out well. He was able to shave almost 5 runs off of his ERA. Cory Luckie (on the flip side) saw his perfect ERA Balloon after some one and done nights. If Slade can establish himself out of the bullpen it would give Auburn some much needed stability with Justin Bryant, Trey Cochran-Gill, Chase Williamson, and Dillon Ortman all seeming to settle in.
Another big surprise was the emergence of Will Kendall in a spot start. I’m sure we will find out soon enough if this is a permanent thing or merely a transition to move Jon Luke Jacobs to the weekend.
This week’s spreadsheets are listed below. Team leaders (good) in Green. Team leaders (bad) in red. SEC Top 5 in Yellow.