19 Oct

a second helping

Ex-Ole Miss standout Lance Lynn makes his second postseason start tonight as St. Louis goes for the clincher in Game 5 of the National League Championship Series. “I’m as strong as I’ve ever been all year,” Lynn told mlb.com. The big right-hander, who had been working out of the bullpen in the playoffs after starting much of the regular season, got the call in Game 1 on Sunday and breezed through three innings before host San Francisco knocked him out in the fourth. The Cardinals went on to win the game and now take a 3-1 lead into tonight’s contest. They’d love to wrap it up at Busch Stadium, where Lynn is 9-4 with a 3.28 ERA this season. Games 6 and 7, if necessary, would be back in San Francisco’s AT&T; Park. Lynn doesn’t sound like he is feeling any pressure. “It’s enjoyable, no matter what the situation of the time of it,” he told mlb.com. P.S. Mason Robbins drove in three runs and Isaac Rodriguez a pair as Southern Miss’ Gold team beat the Black 12-3 Thursday night in Game 2 of their fall ball world series. Jake Drehoff got the win. … Mississippi State will play three intrasquad scrimmages this weekend (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) as part of homecoming activities. Last Saturday, Adam Frazier scored a pair of runs to lead the Maroon to 4-3 win over the White, which got a home run from Tyler Fullerton. … Ole Miss’ fall world series is set for next weekend.

Mike Christensen

Mike Christensen

A long-time sports fan and 30-year newspaper veteran muses on all things baseball in Mississippi. Contact: mwchristens@gmail.com
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