Mississippi State comes to Athens this weekend for the SEC opener at Foley Field. The Dawgs took out Georgia State Wednesday in Atlanta 11-6. The good news from that game, other than the win, was Alex McRee's return to the mound after his bout with mono. The bad news was McRee may have rushed back a bit soon. He pitched just one inning and gave up two earned runs. McRee will start Saturday in his usual spot, between Holder on Friday and Grimm on Sunday. Frankly, I'd rather have McRee at 100% later than 75% now, if the rush back is going to hinder his recovery. He's just too important to jeopardize.
Thus far, State hasn't hit or pitched particularly well. Their team average is .288 and their team ERA is 4.18. They won their series against Carolina last weekend, but have three bad losses at Hawai'i earlier this year. State is #25 in the Colligate Baseball poll, so they can play. But, they haven't seen a team with Georgia's offensive firepower yet. It should be a good series.
The weather is supposed to be great this weekend, so get out to Foley Field and root on the team.