Pregame: LSU at Tulane

Pregame will be posted a few hours before each game this baseball season. About an hour before first pitch, lineups will be added to the bottom of this post. Return after the game for our Postgame blog with video.

General Info

Cody Glenn has an "important" outing Tuesday, coach Paul Mainieri said. (Patrick Dennis | The Advocate)

Cody Glenn has an “important” outing Tuesday, coach Paul Mainieri said. (Patrick Dennis | The Advocate)

What’s At Stake

  • For Cody Glenn, at least, his career as a starting pitcher might be on the line. Coach Paul Mainieri and staff are giving him another crack at starting and it might be the last. Glenn has struggled through five starts this year. How big is this one?  “We’ve given him a lot of chances, and here’s another one,” Mainieri said. “He needs to re-establish himself as a guy we can count on.”

What To Watch

  • The order: LSU shuffled its batting order for Sunday’s game against Georgia, moving Alex Bregman out of the No. 3 hole for the first time in his college career. Bregman hit second. Sean McMullen hit in the 3 hole, and Mark Laird replaced him at leadoff. Mainieri said the order might remain that way. He likes McMullen at the 3. Bregman is in a hitting slump.
  • Relieving: Sure, this is a big outing for Glenn, but this game is big for a host of bottom tier relievers. LSU has only five pitchers available for Tuesday’s game, most of which are its bottom relievers – Hunter Devall, Kurt McCune and Brady Domangue. These guys will have another shot to prove they can work as solid bullpen guys.

Know Your Opponent

  • Tulane has lost eight of its last 11 games, but got a series win last weekend over Middle Tennessee. Merrill is making his fourth start. He’s walked 10 and struck out 10 in 14 innings on the mound.

Lineups

LSU

  • Mark Laird, RF
  • Alex Bregman, SS
  • Sean McMullen, DH
  • Kade Scivicque, C
  • Andrew Stevenson, CF
  • Conner Hale, 1B
  • Christian Ibarra, 3B
  • Jake Fraley, LF
  • Kramer Robertson, 2B

Tulane

  • Richard Carthon, LF
  • Stephen Alemais, SS
  • Garrett, Deschamp, 1B
  • Hunter Hope, 3B
  • Andrew Garner, RF
  • Barry Buchowski, DH
  • Jake Rogers, C
  • Lex Kaplan, CF
  • Jake Willsey, 2B