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Posted: Sunday, 21 April 2013 5:13PM

Jeff: LSU plays sloppy in Sunday loss to Alabama



LSU plays sloppy in Sunday loss to Alabama

How it happened: After playing 16 innings on Saturday night, the Tigers were lethargic on Sunday, committing three errors in a 4-3 10-inning loss to Alabama. The Crimson Tide scored three unearned runs.  

At the plate: LSU played like a tired team and it showed up in the batter’s box and in the field. The Tigers had seven hits. Three of them were by Christian Ibarra. But Ibarra was also charged with two errors in the field. His errors helped Alabama score a run in the 7th inning and the winning run in the 10th.  

On the mound: Cody Glenn gave LSU a great start. He pitched eight innings, allowed four hits, three runs, but only one of them was earned. Glenn also struck out four, as he’ll hold down the Sunday starter role for at least one more week.

Joey Bourgeois was charged with the loss. He pitched 1.2 innings and gave up a run, but it was unearned.

Jacoby Jones: LSU’s second baseman had an eventful weekend in Tuscaloosa. He missed Friday’s game with the stomatch flu. Jones had three hits on Saturday, including an RBI double in the 16th inning. But he was pulled in the middle of the game on Sunday, after committing an error and also failed to react quickly enough on a play at the plate that allowed Alabama to score another run.

What it means: Glenn’s start was a positive. The errors and Jones’ play was a negative. But you are looking at tired team right now, after playing 11 of the last 17 on the road. The Tigers have only one more road SEC series left and that’s a big positive.

Up next: After two extra inning games, a couple of days off is needed for the Tigers. LSU doesn’t play again until Wednesday when they host Tulane, which is the start of an eight-game home stand.  

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