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Diamond Dogs Preview: This Weekend's Sweep Will Be Brought to You by Louisiana State

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There are some hopeful signs for the Diamond Dogs heading into this weekend’s series against Louisiana State. Justin Grimm, by far the top performer among the Georgia starters, is scheduled to pitch Friday’s outing. Of the eight losses in the Classic City Canines’ last ten games, six were by a lone run, and the Red and Black were much improved against Mississippi State, boasting a .336 batting average, a 6.66 earned run average, and a .973 fielding percentage against the Western Division Bulldogs.

Don’t you believe it for a minute. We’re doomed.

Georgia travels to Baton Rouge to take on LSU at Alex Box Stadium. The Tigers are the defending national champions, are ranked in the top five in every poll, and boast a 20-3 overall record and a 5-1 ledger in conference play that offsets exactly the Bulldogs’ 1-5 league mark. The Bayou Bengals hold a 55-17-2 all-time series lead on Georgia, and Louisiana State has won fifteen of its last sixteen regular-season SEC series. The Athenians were the last conference opponent to take a three-game set from the Pelican State Panthers in Baton Rouge, going 2-0-1 there two years ago against an LSU squad that was starting to peak and has not since begun to fade. To top it all off, Anthony Ranaudo is back and Saturday is Skip Bertman Day.

Rarely have the stars been so perfectly aligned for an absolute train wreck. There is only one suitable suggestion:

Go ‘Dawgs!