Auburn takes to the diamond this weekend in desperate need of a series win. A team that was once a lock for hosting a Regional and was ranked in the Top 10 in every poll is now on the "bubble" of even making the postseason. That's what happens when you're swept by the worst team in the conference and then swept again a week later with a loss in a low RPI midweek game in between.
Tigers vs Rebels in the last home series at Plainsman Park this season. Gonna be a big one. Here's your infographic: pic.twitter.com/XLRaBgw0gZ— PlainsmanParkingLot (@AUPPL) May 17, 2017
On the offensive side of things, these stats look good for Auburn. The Tigers have better numbers in every offensive category. The Tigers' ERA has risen drastically over the course of the last two weeks, though, and some of the offensive numbers have dropped as production has dropped, as well. That's the bad news.
The good news is that Luke Jarvis is back in the lineup for the first time in a few weeks. Auburn has also made some other changes.
Bit of a lineup shakeup. Jarvis back. Estes out. Gillikin and Holland in. https://t.co/0Tj2Ha5CBo— PlainsmanParkingLot (@AUPPL) May 18, 2017
Estes has been in a bit of a slump, so it's no surprise to see him being switched out with the Tigers needing some form of increased production. Hopefully, Jarvis is healthy and is able to provide a spark as well. He was one of Auburn's most consistent hitters before his back issues began.
This series runs from tonight through Saturday. That's good news considering the weather forecast for the weekend. It almost wouldn't shock me to see two games played Friday or to see Saturday's game become an even earlier game to beat the weather.
How to Watch:
It's in the inforgraphic, but none of these games are on TV. You'll have to stream them all if you want to see what happens.